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.
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Articles
Trade show floor
Expo Attendance Bucks Economic Volatility to Keep Rising
A new survey finds attendance at recent expos is up for 60 percent of event marketers.
Vegetable person on a plate
4 Steps to a Healthier Meeting
Practical ways to make your meetings healthier while still meeting attendee expectations—and your budget.
ICC Sydney, the new convention, exhibition, and entertainment precinct
ICC Sydney Raises the Roof
The Australian city’s convention, exhibition, and entertainment precinct is on track for a December opening.
The JW Marriott Austin is hosting a multitude of musical events during SXSW
Marriott Loyalty Members Get Bonus Gigs at SXSW
Marriott Rewards partners with Universal Music Group to create music showcase at SXSW.
The Hyde Lounge at Las Vegas Arena opens in April 2016
Coming to Vegas in Spring 2016: Hyde Lounge at Las Vegas Arena
New nightlife experience adds an exclusive nightclub vibe to arena sports viewing.
Axis Research & Technologies recently opened a new facility for medical research
New Medical Education and Research Facility Debuts in Southern Calif.
The full-service facility features bio-skills labs, an amphitheater, and a HIPPA-compliant interactive communications network.
Stakeholder satisfaction triangle: budget, quality, schedule
Show Me the Data: Do You Know Your ROI Stakeholders?
6 key meetings stakeholders whose expectations about return on investment and return on experience must be satisfied by your meeting measurement metrics.
Woman peering through glass
How Do Your Meetings Measure Up?
Expert advice on what metrics you should be tracking to gauge your meeting's success, and tips on how to get it done (relatively) painlessly.
Premier king guest room at the Magnolia Hotel Denver
Magnolia Hotel Denver Completes Multimillion-Dollar Rooms Renovation
Landmark Denver hotel renovation includes refresh of guest rooms and a special offer for meetings.
Sue Pelletier, editor, MeetingsNet
Editorial: Why You Need to Catch the Audacity Bug
Even if competition to your association's annual meeting has not yet come knocking, it likely will at some point. Now's the time to think about how far you're willing to go when your conference is faced with a formidable challenge.
Meetings Industry Fund logo
Meetings Industry Fund Tops $32,000 with Latest Donation
Fund now is providing grants to five meetings industry people in need.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center Expanding Free Wi-Fi Services
Walter E. Washington Convention Center Expanding Free Wi-Fi Services
Events DC and Smart City have teamed up to provide a higher level of free Wi-Fi to help attendees stay connected at the Washington, D.C., convention center.
Men shaking hands in front of globe on sunset sky
Kenes Group, BestCities Global Alliance to Create Worldwide Scientific Conference Series
A leading professional conference organizer and an 11-city CVB alliance partner to launch conferences from Copenhagen to Singapore.
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169 Earn Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificates
From its 2013 launch through December 2015, 665 people have completed Meeting Professionals International’s certificate program designed to keep those involved in medical meetings current on compliance.
Gregg Balko, FASAE, CAE, SAMPE, Heather Rhoderick, CMP, CAE, ACMA
When Competition Strikes, It’s Time to Join Forces
Threatened by a mega competitor, two organizations dig in and do the hard work of merging their annual events into a brand-new conference.