Sue Pelletier

Sue
Pelletier
Editor and mad blogger,
MeetingsNet

After spending my first 10 journalistic years mired in sewage sludge and garbage as a writer and editor of national and international trade magazines for the environmental industry from my former home base in Boulder, Colo., I can't tell you how much I appreciate and enjoy covering the meetings industry for MeetingsNet. I can't believe I've been here since 1998—time sure flies when you're having fun! Back in my enviro days, I actually attempted to help plan a technical trade conference and exhibition before deciding to stick with what I do best, so I have a first-hand appreciation of some of what people in this industry deal with day to day (and an even deeper appreciation that I don't have to do it myself—definitely wasn't cut out to be a meeting professional).

Since I've started covering this industry, I've developed a huge interest in adult education in all its many facets, and a fascination with how all the elements come together to create a learning environment that actually gives people the tools they need to do their jobs better once they get home. Meeting planning covers pretty much every aspect of business, from marketing and promotion to logistics to strategic planning—who wouldn't be fascinated? And this industry has done well by me, with my coverage earning several industry awards that make me proud to be a part of it all.
Interests

In those rare times I'm not chained to my keyboard, I like to hike the woods around my home in rural Massachusetts with my husband and my surrogate child, Mango the Australian shepherd. I also paint pet portraits, and do obedience and freestyle with Mango.
Contact Info:
Phone: (978) 448-0377
e-mail: spelletier@meetingsnet.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/spelletier
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Articles
ACCME 2014 Annual Report: All Systems Go
Accredited continuing medical education providers report upticks in income and interactions with non-physician healthcare professionals.
Unite Here Tags ACCME to Get Drug Money Out of Continuing Medical Education
ACCME responds to the labor union’s demands, which are leaving some in the CME community scratching their heads.
CCHCP Launches Associate Certificate Program for CME Newbies
Not yet eligible for the CHCP? Check out the new Heathcare CPD Associate certificate.
Crisis and Communication Planning for Global Meetings
Expert advice for managing risk at meetings outside the U.S.
Budgeting for Global Events: 3 Essential Elements 1
Currency, VAT, and visas—oh, my!
6 Forces Shaping Business Travel and Incentives
From the world economy to CEO priorities, these mega-trends will affect meetings, incentives, and business travel through the year 2020. Are you prepared?
3 Smart Ways to Boost Registration
How you can increase attendance at your next meeting or event by harnessing the 3 channels of influence.
Pick Like a Pro: International Site Selection Success 4
8 lessons for managing risk when selecting a meeting destination outside the U.S.
How to Make Events More Effective: Shut Up and Dance
New book provides specific techniques to make meeting sessions more participatory—and effective.
What’s New, and What’s Coming, from Cvent
At Cvent Connect, company executives introduced Cvent Express and laid out a roadmap of where it expects to be going in the near future.
Gallery: On the Scene at Cvent Connect 2015
Cvent Connect, the online solutions company's annual customer event, drew more than 2,100 people to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas June 14–18. Here are some photos from the event.
5 Essential Event Marketing Questions
Before you begin to drum up registrants for your event, make sure you know the answers to these six questions.
6 Signs Your Conference May Be In Jeopardy 2
If your event stats dip below any one of these benchmarks, take action before it's too late.
Hoteliers Spill Their Pharma Secrets
An expert panel dishes on availability, F&B, the seller’s market, and more.
Are DMCs Still Relevant?
A new study from the Incentive Research Foundation explores the value proposition of destination management companies in today’s changing marketplace.

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