Sue Hatch


Corporate Meetings & Incentives, MeetingsNet

Sue Hatch contributes to Corporate Meetings & Incentives magazine, including its annual CMI 25 project; edits the weekly MeetingsNet Extra e-newsletter; and serves as managing editor for MeetingsNet’s online content. She began her career in the meetings industry in 1984 with positions at Business Travel News and Successful Meetings, and has authored a Frommer's guidebook on New England Beaches. 

U.S. Hotel Openings 2014: Meeting Properties to Watch
Here are 15 properties opening in 2014—new construction and major reflaggings—that meeting planners will want to keep an eye on.
RadiOAUG: Going Live From the Show Floor
The Oracle Applications Users Group drove traffic to its booth with RadiOAUG—a live Internet radio show.
How Marketing 3.0 Influences Meeting Design
David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Travel, discusses “marketing 3.0,” or community-to-community marketing and how that trend is influencing meeting design.
The RevPAR Factor
With hotel RevPAR expected to continue to grow through 2015, Michael Dominguez, senior vice president of corporate hotel sales for MGM Resorts International, offers advice to meeting planners on strategic negotiation practices.
Four Tips on Becoming a Meetings Industry Leader
Liz Jackson, president of Jackson Consulting Inc., shares her best career advice with meetings industry professionals.
Green Meetings: How to Get Started
Paul Salinger, vice president of marketing at Oracle Corp. and acting chairman of the Green Meeting Industry Council Board of Directors, discusses both tactical and strategic steps involved in getting a green meeting program off the ground.
Mobile Meeting App Adoption: 3 Steps to Success
You've invested in a mobile meeting app—now you want attendees to use it. Beau Ballin, vice president, marketing and client strategy for MotivAction, shares ideas for getting good adoption and utilization rates for meeting apps.
Five Tips for Effective Networking
Networking is often a critical skill for a successful career, and meeting industry veteran Susan Sarfati, CEO of High Performance Strategies, shares five quick tips for making the most of your networking opportunities.
GenieConnect Wins EIBTM Tech Prize for Data Analytics Tool
GenieConnect’s MarketingConnect data analytics tool has won the 2013 technology prize from EIBTM.
Group Purchasing Organization Launches for the Meetings Industry  5
Concord Strategic Partner Group is a new group purchasing organization, or GPO, which works to get discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power of its meetings industry members.
Rent-a-Slope: The Ultimate Winter Group Buy-Out
Vermont’s Suicide Six Ski Mountain is allowing corporate groups to rent the entire ski area.
Cancun’s Moon Palace Adding Huge Arena
Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort, Cancun, is at work on a new 140,000-square-foot meeting facility that is expected to open by the end of the year.
Hilton Lake Las Vegas: Third Time’s the Charm
Early summer 2013 saw the opening of Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, a reflagging of the Ravella at Lake Las Vegas.
CMI 25 Reception 2013: Party at The Palms
MeetingsNet's annual CMI 25 reception honors the largest independent meeting planning companies working in the North American corporate market.
Active Network to Roll StarCite into New Smart Events Cloud
The Active Network Inc., which offers a suite of Web-based technologies to manage meetings and events, has announced a major upgrade and integration of its toolset.

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