MeetingsNet http://meetingsnet.com/rss.xml en THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS http://meetingsnet.com/cosmopolitan-las-vegas <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div><br /> <br /> <div class="pm-banner-ad pm-banner-ad-top"> <div class="block block-pm_doubleclick ad-on ad728 gpt-728_1" id="block-pm_doubleclick-3"> <div class="block-content"> <div class="advertisement"> Advertisement</div> <a href="http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/"><img border="0" src="http://www.penton.com/site-files/meetingsnet/cosmo-728x90.jpg" /></a></div> </div> </div> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cosmopolitan-las-vegas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecards Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:15:34 +0000 46961 at http://meetingsnet.com The Power of Global Partnerships http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/power-global-partnerships <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As we settle into 2015, I&rsquo;m excited about many things on the horizon for our industry. Business is back in full force for meetings and incentives, and we&rsquo;ve made great strides over the past few years to prove the value of our industry. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/power-global-partnerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/power-global-partnerships#comments Outsourcing Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:20:00 +0000 46951 at http://meetingsnet.com PCMA Members Vote on Officer Eligibility http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/pcma-members-vote-officer-eligibility <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Members of the Professional Convention Management Association have until Saturday to cast their votes on whether supplier members should be able to hold the association&rsquo;s highest offices.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/pcma-members-vote-officer-eligibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/pcma-members-vote-officer-eligibility#comments Association Meetings Resources Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:17:00 +0000 46941 at http://meetingsnet.com Seen at PCMA’s Convening Leaders Meeting http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/seen-pcma-s-convening-leaders-meeting <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The Professional Convention Management Association brought a record-setting 4,128 meeting planners and suppliers together at Convening Leaders 2015, held at Chicago&rsquo;s McCormick Place January 11&ndash;14.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/seen-pcma-s-convening-leaders-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/seen-pcma-s-convening-leaders-meeting#comments Marketing Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:35:00 +0000 46921 at http://meetingsnet.com Mindful Meeting, Mindful Eating: Hilton Helps You Get There http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/mindful-meeting-mindful-eating-hilton-helps-you-get-there <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hilton's Meet with Purpose program focuses on healthy choices not just for meeting planners and their attendess, but for the environment as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/mindful-meeting-mindful-eating-hilton-helps-you-get-there" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/mindful-meeting-mindful-eating-hilton-helps-you-get-there#comments Green Meetings/CSR Food & Beverage Site Selection/RFPs Event Planning News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:09:00 +0000 46911 at http://meetingsnet.com 2 Essential Elements for an Emotionally Powerful Meeting http://meetingsnet.com/blog/2-essential-elements-emotionally-powerful-meeting <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here are two essential elements for an emotionally powerful meeting, as explained by a PCMA Convening Leaders hybrid session panel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/2-essential-elements-emotionally-powerful-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/2-essential-elements-emotionally-powerful-meeting#comments Adult Learning Audience Engagement face2face Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:52:00 +0000 46901 at http://meetingsnet.com How to Win the War for Talent http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/how-win-war-talent <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The war for talent is heating up! With improvement in the global economy, it&rsquo;s getting increasingly difficult for companies to attract and retain the high-potential and skilled employees who are necessary to compete globally.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/how-win-war-talent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/how-win-war-talent#comments Incentive Planning/Management Motivational Travel Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:35:00 +0000 46891 at http://meetingsnet.com Fight Room-Block Piracy with New CIC Tools http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/fight-room-block-piracy-new-cic-tools <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Convention Industry Council has just released suite of pirate-fighting resources.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/fight-room-block-piracy-new-cic-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/fight-room-block-piracy-new-cic-tools#comments Association Meetings Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:34:00 +0000 46881 at http://meetingsnet.com Unions and Meetings: 5 Dos and Don’ts http://meetingsnet.com/blog/unions-and-meetings-5-dos-and-don-ts <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here are five things planners and their AV vendors need to know about working with unions at their events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/unions-and-meetings-5-dos-and-don-ts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/unions-and-meetings-5-dos-and-don-ts#comments Trade Shows Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:16:00 +0000 46871 at http://meetingsnet.com With Delta Hotels Acquisition, Marriott Set to Conquer Canada http://meetingsnet.com/canada/delta-hotels-acquisition-marriott-set-conquer-canada <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Acquisition would make Marriott Canada’s largest full-service hotel company.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/canada/delta-hotels-acquisition-marriott-set-conquer-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/canada/delta-hotels-acquisition-marriott-set-conquer-canada#comments Canada Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:09:00 +0000 46861 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Delta Ottawa City Centre</p> Image courtesy of Marriott International Only You Can Protect Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/only-you-can-protect-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Like Smokey the Bear imploring each of us to take care of the forests, advocate Roger Rickard recently implored a group of meeting professionals to protect the future of the meetings industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/only-you-can-protect-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/only-you-can-protect-meetings#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Career Resources Medical Meetings News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:03:00 +0000 46851 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Roger Rickard, Voices in Advocacy</p> Nor’easter’s Travel Effects Likely to Linger http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/nor-easter-s-travel-effects-likely-linger <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Storm-related driving bans and airport closures likely will affect meeting-related travel in New England—and beyond—this week.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/nor-easter-s-travel-effects-likely-linger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/nor-easter-s-travel-effects-likely-linger#comments Business Travel Tips Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:25:00 +0000 46841 at http://meetingsnet.com Image by Sergiy Serdyuk/Thinkstock by Getty Images FCC Advisory: Venues Can’t Block Wi-Fi http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/fcc-advisory-venues-can-t-block-wi-fi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The FCC today released a warning to would-be Wi-Fi blockers: Don't do it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/fcc-advisory-venues-can-t-block-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/fcc-advisory-venues-can-t-block-wi-fi#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Trade Shows Event Planning Tech Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:05:00 +0000 46831 at http://meetingsnet.com Lifestyle Brand Update: Centric and Moxy http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/lifestyle-brand-update-centric-and-moxy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hyatt launches a new brand, Centric, and Marriott announces the first Moxy Hotels (pictured) locations in the U.S.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/lifestyle-brand-update-centric-and-moxy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/lifestyle-brand-update-centric-and-moxy#comments Site Selection/RFPs Global Events Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:59:00 +0000 46821 at http://meetingsnet.com Blue Man Group - Mind Blowing Meeting http://meetingsnet.com/blue-man-group-mind-blowing-meeting <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>Blue Man Group - Mind Blowing Meeting</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blue-man-group-mind-blowing-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecards Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:33:06 +0000 46811 at http://meetingsnet.com FICP 2015 Winter Symposium Amid Boston Blizzard http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/ficp-2015-winter-symposium-amid-boston-blizzard <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>An impending blizzard caused some attendees to high-tail it out of Boston early, on Monday afternoon, and others to hunker down for an extra night at the beautiful Langham Hotel—not a bad place to be stranded! </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/ficp-2015-winter-symposium-amid-boston-blizzard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/ficp-2015-winter-symposium-amid-boston-blizzard#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:55:00 +0000 46801 at http://meetingsnet.com Preparing for Snowpocalypse http://meetingsnet.com/blog/preparing-snowpocalypse <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>As you may have heard, we in the Northeast are due for a bit of a storm tonight into tomorrow. Or, as the increasingly nonstop TV, radio, and Internet hype would make you think, a <a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Snowpocolypse" target="_blank">snowpocalypse</a> is about to smite us from Hoboken to Bangor. Sure, we&#39;re due to get a couple of feet of the white stuff, and some wind and tidal flooding. But this is New England in January&mdash;some wild and wintry weather is not exactly a rare event.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/preparing-snowpocalypse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/preparing-snowpocalypse#comments face2face Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:46:00 +0000 46791 at http://meetingsnet.com PCMA’s Convening Leaders: An Experiment in Meeting Design http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/pcma-s-convening-leaders-experiment-meeting-design <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The Professional Convention Management Association&rsquo;s annual Convening Leaders meeting in Chicago in January took its 4,000-plus attendees on a journey, with the motto, &ldquo;There is risk in not taking risks.&rdquo;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/pcma-s-convening-leaders-experiment-meeting-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/pcma-s-convening-leaders-experiment-meeting-design#comments Audience Engagement Marketing Sponsorships Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:57:00 +0000 46781 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>The Learning Lounge and Tech Central, the hub of activity at PCMA&#39;s Convening Leaders.</p> Northeast Meetings Face the Big Blizzard http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/northeast-meetings-face-big-blizzard <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The good news is that there aren't many mega-conferences on the agenda in the Northeast early this week. The bad news is those that are in town over the upcoming nor'easter likely will face weather-related challenges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/northeast-meetings-face-big-blizzard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/northeast-meetings-face-big-blizzard#comments Association Meetings Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:35:00 +0000 46771 at http://meetingsnet.com Image by Dainis Derics/Thinkstock by Getty Images How Meeting Planners Can Rein in Entertainment Riders http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/how-meeting-planners-can-rein-entertainment-riders <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Headline entertainers take your incentive conference from amazing memory to experience of a lifetime. We've got tips from an expert on handling the unique challenges of celebrity <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiating_contracts/mistakes-made-new-meeting-planners" title="3 Common Mistakes Made by New Meeting Planners" target="_blank">contracts</a></span> and riders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/how-meeting-planners-can-rein-entertainment-riders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/how-meeting-planners-can-rein-entertainment-riders#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Negotiating/Contracts Recreation/Entertainment Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:08:00 +0000 46751 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Adam Kahan, Empire Entertainment</p> Using Emotion in Meetings to Motivate Behavior Change, Part 1 http://meetingsnet.com/blog/using-emotion-meetings-motivate-behavior-change-part-1 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Learning about the existence of a scary new threat to meetings is all it took to get one session's participants to want to update their risk management strategies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/using-emotion-meetings-motivate-behavior-change-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/using-emotion-meetings-motivate-behavior-change-part-1#comments Adult Learning Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:22:00 +0000 46741 at http://meetingsnet.com Cyber Security: A Real Risk for Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/cyber-security-real-risk-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>You may not know it, but hacks and cyber attacks on meetings and events should be on the list of things that keep you up at night. Here’s why.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/cyber-security-real-risk-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/cyber-security-real-risk-meetings#comments Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:07:00 +0000 46731 at http://meetingsnet.com Wynn Resorts Unveils a New Design for Its $1.6 Billion Casino Resort Near Boston http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/wynn-resorts-unveils-new-design-its-16-billion-casino-resort-near-boston <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Wynn Resorts, which was awarded the license to operate Massachusetts’ only Boston-area casino by state regulators last fall, has revealed a revamped design of its $1.6 billion resort</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/wynn-resorts-unveils-new-design-its-16-billion-casino-resort-near-boston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/wynn-resorts-unveils-new-design-its-16-billion-casino-resort-near-boston#comments Northeast U.S. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:59:00 +0000 46721 at http://meetingsnet.com Wynn Resorts Mayo Civic Center Undergoing $79 Million Expansion http://meetingsnet.com/midwest/mayo-civic-center-undergoing-79-million-expansion <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The project will nearly double the size of the Rochester, Minn., facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/midwest/mayo-civic-center-undergoing-79-million-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/midwest/mayo-civic-center-undergoing-79-million-expansion#comments Midwest Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:11:00 +0000 46711 at http://meetingsnet.com Rochester CVB Predicting Future Global Medical Meeting Trends http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/predicting-future-global-medical-meeting-trends <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Execs at BCD M&I and Universal Meeting Management, which BCD M&I acquired last summer, talk about what it takes to grow a life sciences meeting management firm worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/predicting-future-global-medical-meeting-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/predicting-future-global-medical-meeting-trends#comments Medical Meetings Resources Global Events Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:41:00 +0000 46641 at http://meetingsnet.com Houston Convention Center First to Offer Bitcoin http://meetingsnet.com/southwest/houston-convention-center-first-offer-bitcoin <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bitcoin—the virtual currency that seems to have garnered an equal mix of cheers, criticism, and confusion since its launch—is now available to Houston conventioneers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/southwest/houston-convention-center-first-offer-bitcoin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/southwest/houston-convention-center-first-offer-bitcoin#comments Association Meetings Southwest Tech Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:29:00 +0000 46701 at http://meetingsnet.com Let's Share Our Sustainability/CSR Stories #CSRShareDay http://meetingsnet.com/blog/lets-share-our-sustainabilitycsr-stories-csrshareday <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Corporate social responsibility, or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/green-meetingscsr" title="" target="_blank">CSR</a></span>, and meetings is a winning combination! And Thursday, January 22 is a day we're setting aside to share what we've found to be most effective and encourage more to participate in corporate social responsibility programs.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/lets-share-our-sustainabilitycsr-stories-csrshareday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/lets-share-our-sustainabilitycsr-stories-csrshareday#comments Association Meetings Green Meetings/CSR Corporate Meetings Event Design Event Planning Medical Meetings face2face Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:10:00 +0000 46681 at http://meetingsnet.com Managing Meeting Volume: 3 Strategies to Save Your Bacon http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/managing-meeting-volume-3-strategies-save-your-bacon <div class="field-deck"> When the pressure is on, never say never to outsourcing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When the pressure is on, never say never to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/outsourcing" title="outsourcing" target="_blank">outsourcing</a></span>.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/managing-meeting-volume-3-strategies-save-your-bacon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/managing-meeting-volume-3-strategies-save-your-bacon#comments Strategic Meetings Management Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:23:00 +0000 46671 at http://meetingsnet.com The monthly MeetingsNet magazine is now available in a digital edition http://meetingsnet.com/news/monthly-meetingsnet-magazine-now-available-digital-edition <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>You asked, we delivered: The monthly MeetingsNet magazine is now available in a digital edition, ready to view on your desktop, laptop, or other device. The new digital edition includes the same content as our tablet magazine app, but provides a desktop experience you’re going to love, with no special software.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/news/monthly-meetingsnet-magazine-now-available-digital-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/news/monthly-meetingsnet-magazine-now-available-digital-edition#comments News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:10:00 +0000 46661 at http://meetingsnet.com On the Scene: January 2015 http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/scene-january-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Industry events barely let up during the holiday season. Check out our galleries from SITE’s Global Conference, VisitDenmark’s MINDevent, IAEE’s Expo! Expo!, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/scene-january-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/scene-january-2015#comments Association Meetings Career Corporate Meetings Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:28:00 +0000 46651 at http://meetingsnet.com