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May 27, 2004

Value-adds for exhibitors

I was at the CME Congress in Toronto last week, where there was lots of talk about core competencies for various types of physicians--the things they....More
May 27, 2004

Where will the ad madness end?

Oh great, now a trip to Boston’s airport will include eying advertisements on everything from drinking fountains (that’s "bubblas" in Bostonese) to....More
May 26, 2004

Conference centers ready to grow

According to a recent forecast from PKF Consulting and the International Association of Conference Centers, North American conference centers should....More
May 26, 2004

Still blowing smoke in NYC

According to this editorial from BizBash, New Yorkers are still lighting up at private events now that the city has banned smoking. Says the article....More
May 26, 2004

For medical planners

Move over pharma: Now that so many foods are making health claims, is it any surprise that organizations like the California Walnut Commission are....More
May 25, 2004

All gassed up but not gonna go?

This survey from the National Retail Association on how the rising gas prices are affecting consumers makes me wonder what affect it will have on....More
May 25, 2004

Fun site du jour

OK, maybe not all that much fun, but if you want to compare gas prices anywhere in the U.S., AAA is tracking them....More
May 25, 2004

What to do with old clothes

OK, this makes me feel really old, but I thought it was interesting enough to pass on in case anyone else wants to give it a try. If you (or your....More
May 24, 2004

Eggs to impress

Talk about snob appeal: If you have a really, really high-end group, this might be just the ticket for a luxurious brunch. According to this article....More
May 24, 2004

The little bird says, "cheap, cheap, cheap"

According to a new report from Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown....More
May 21, 2004

ACTE takes on global travel issues

At the recent Association of Corporate Travel Executives Global Conference, 1,200 delegates from around the world gathered to identify and resolve....More
May 21, 2004

Need a contract coach?

I just heard about a new company called hotelnegotiating.com, which offers one-on-one contract negotiation coaching to event and meeting planners....More
May 20, 2004

Wyndham’s diversity efforts

According to this article from The Dallas Morning News, Wyndham International, the hotel chain that landed at the bottom of the NAACP’s annual....More
May 20, 2004

Buzzword of the day

Today's Buzzword of the day is priceless: B U Z Z W O R D O F T H E D A Y MEETINGS: Meetings have become so tainted they now go by a number of other....More
May 20, 2004

Some stats that justify "greening" a hotel

From a really interesting article on hotel-online.com: "Westin, Seattle: Changed incandescent bulbs to energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs....More
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