Sue Pelletier

Editor and mad blogger,

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.

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
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 IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom at IMEX America 2016
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Render of potential expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center
Nevada Green Lights Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion
Nevada’s General Assembly has approved a bill that paves the way for a Las Vegas Convention Center addition.
Terrace view at the MGM National Harbor
MGM to Open First D.C. Area Luxury Gaming Resort
The MGM National Harbor is set to open on the banks of the Potomac River in December.
Treasure Island Ballroom
Treasure Island to Open $6.5 Million Meeting Space Expansion
Treasure Island Las Vegas hotel is adding 12,500 square feet to its current conference facilities.
Rendering of the NOPSI Hotel lobby
Salamander to Open Two New Hotels
Salamander Hotels & Resorts is opening a resort in Florida, and converting a historic New Orleans building into a new hotel.
Mountain Shadows, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
New Arizona Boutique Resort to Debut in 2017
The aptly named Mountain Shadows hotel and resort will be nestled next to Camelback Mountain between Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz.
Hanging juice bottles from a picture frame
Ritz-Carlton Upping the Ante on Custom-Crafted Meeting Options
Sixty of the luxury chain’s hotels are participating in a personalized approach to décor, wellness, and F&B called, “A Meeting of the Senses.”
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While a new report finds meeting risk management much improved over the past three years, these areas still need attention.
White wrapped present stands out
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Merchandise incentive programs are effective motivators for small companies with big ambitions.
Airport departure board listing UK flights
London: A Fall for the Pound Means a Jump for International Bookings
As many predicted, the post-Brexit decline in the pound’s value relative to the dollar has resulted in a jump in London hotel inquiries from the U.S.
Illustration By Jon Valk
If You Like It Then You Better Put a (Digital) Badge on It
Here’s what two organizations learned as they dove into digital badging for their credentialing programs.
Cyber criminal stealing password
Know Your Meeting’s Soft Cyber Underbelly
How staff, attendees, speakers, and vendors can make an association vulnerable to a cyber attack.
Hacker entering keyhold
Are You Prepared for a Cybersecurity Breach at Your Next Event?
Take this survey to help the CIC’s new APEX cybersecurity task force develop ways to help combat this growing threat to the events industry.

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