MeetingsNet http://meetingsnet.com/rss.xml en ACCME Releases New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/accme-releases-new-criteria-accreditation-commendation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Good news on the long-awaited menu of choices provided for continuing medical education providers seeking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/how-achieve-accme-accreditation-commendation" title="How to Achieve ACCME Accreditation with Commendation" target="_blank">accreditation with commendation</a></span> from the Accreditation Council for CME.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/accme-releases-new-criteria-accreditation-commendation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/accme-releases-new-criteria-accreditation-commendation#comments CME Design CME Regs Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:22:00 +0000 65911 at http://meetingsnet.com Passin and Associates Five (Unexpected) Qualities of Meaningful Work http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/five-unexpected-qualities-meaningful-work <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Incentive planners may find valuable insights in new research about what makes work meaningful—and meaningless. Mimi Almeida digs into the MITSloan report.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/five-unexpected-qualities-meaningful-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/five-unexpected-qualities-meaningful-work#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Career Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:12:00 +0000 65901 at http://meetingsnet.com Are You Prepared for a Cybersecurity Breach at Your Next Event? http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/are-you-prepared-cybersecurity-breach-your-next-event <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>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.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/are-you-prepared-cybersecurity-breach-your-next-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/are-you-prepared-cybersecurity-breach-your-next-event#comments Association Meetings Tech News/Trends Risk Management Corporate Meetings Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:43:00 +0000 65891 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Hacker entering keyhold</p> Image by BeeBright on Thinkstock by Getty Images Why You Need to Be All In on These 4 Vital Event Tech Tools http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/why-you-need-be-all-these-4-vital-event-tech-tools <div class="field-byline"> By Liz Burton, High Speed Training </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Are you optimizing the technologies that can help make your events more appealing, engaging, and educational? </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/why-you-need-be-all-these-4-vital-event-tech-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/why-you-need-be-all-these-4-vital-event-tech-tools#comments Association Meetings Resources Marketing Tech News/Trends Resources and Reports Event Planning Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:56:00 +0000 65881 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Mobile device</p> Thinkstock by Getty Images Staying Sane in a Selfie-Centered World http://meetingsnet.com/blog/staying-sane-selfie-centered-world <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>I wonder if some day future generations will look back on this time of selfie obsession and like-chasing and wonder what purpose all the competition and judgment and approval-seeking serves.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/staying-sane-selfie-centered-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/staying-sane-selfie-centered-world#comments Career Resources face2face Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000 65861 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Dog taking a selfie</p> Coming Soon: The Funkiest Hotel Brand on the Planet http://meetingsnet.com/site-news/coming-soon-funkiest-hotel-brand-planet <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>AccorHotels has announced a new, thoroughly unconventional hotel brand called Jo&Joe—bunk beds anyone?</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-news/coming-soon-funkiest-hotel-brand-planet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-news/coming-soon-funkiest-hotel-brand-planet#comments Site News Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:45:00 +0000 65851 at http://meetingsnet.com New Brands Emerge from Benchmark/Gemstone Combo http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/new-brands-emerge-benchmarkgemstone-combo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts have merged to become BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company with a new corporate identity and three distinct hotel collections.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/new-brands-emerge-benchmarkgemstone-combo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/new-brands-emerge-benchmarkgemstone-combo#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Medical Meetings Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:28:00 +0000 65841 at http://meetingsnet.com Is Your Professional Network Too Female? http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/your-professional-network-too-female <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Advancing your career means connecting with leaders who have influence, so your network better include the people most likely (at least for now) to be in those positions—men. We’ve got a lot more from the latest “Women in the Workplace” report from LeanIn and McKinsey.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/your-professional-network-too-female" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/your-professional-network-too-female#comments Career Resources Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:39:00 +0000 65831 at http://meetingsnet.com Passion Is the Secret Sauce for 3 New Events Created by Independents http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/passion-secret-sauce-3-new-events-created-independents <div class="field-deck"> Meeting planning companies don’t always wait around for the clients to come to them. Here are three new events created and owned by top independents. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Meeting planning companies don’t always wait around for the clients to come to them. Here are three new events created and owned by top independents.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/passion-secret-sauce-3-new-events-created-independents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/passion-secret-sauce-3-new-events-created-independents#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:27:00 +0000 65811 at http://meetingsnet.com 6 Characteristics of a Successful Female Meeting Professional http://meetingsnet.com/blog/6-characteristics-successful-female-meeting-professional <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Passing along advice to help the women in the meetings industry work together to help each other build more satisfying careers.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/6-characteristics-successful-female-meeting-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/6-characteristics-successful-female-meeting-professional#comments Career Resources face2face Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:54:00 +0000 65821 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Guidance, assistance, support signpost</p> WINiT Career Connection: LaFonda Ximenez http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/winit-career-connection-lafonda-ximenez <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Our weekly quick Q&A features a member of the career organization Women In Travel. This week, meet LaFonda Ximenez of Valero Travel, who sees challenges as opportunities to create something positive.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/winit-career-connection-lafonda-ximenez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/winit-career-connection-lafonda-ximenez#comments Career Resources Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:52:00 +0000 65801 at http://meetingsnet.com Hyatt Regency San Francisco Reveals Renovation http://meetingsnet.com/west/hyatt-regency-san-francisco-reveals-renovation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Situated on the Embarcadero Waterfront and originally designed by architect John Portman in 1973, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco has kept its former charm and added modern design and features.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/west/hyatt-regency-san-francisco-reveals-renovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/west/hyatt-regency-san-francisco-reveals-renovation#comments West Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:23:00 +0000 65781 at http://meetingsnet.com How to Detox Your Event’s Attention Junkies http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/how-detox-your-event-s-attention-junkies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Here’s my prescription for attention addiction, the latest epidemic plaguing today’s selfie-centered world.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/how-detox-your-event-s-attention-junkies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/how-detox-your-event-s-attention-junkies#comments Association Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Speakers Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:42:00 +0000 65771 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Cartoon man with megaphone</p> Thinkstock by Getty Images Out of Beta: e-Signature Check-In Technology Is Ready for Prime Time http://meetingsnet.com/attendee-management/out-beta-e-signature-check-technology-ready-prime-time <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lasso40, an event check-in technology notable for allowing meeting planners to capture e-signatures and record the transfer of value for healthcare provider attendees, will come out of its four-month beta-testing phase and formally launch the first week in October. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/attendee-management/out-beta-e-signature-check-technology-ready-prime-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/attendee-management/out-beta-e-signature-check-technology-ready-prime-time#comments Attendee Management CME Design Pharma Meeting Planning Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:25:00 +0000 65761 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Lasso40 e-signature and check-in technology</p> MPI Restructures Staff and Teams http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/mpi-restructures-staff-and-teams <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Meeting Professionals International realigns existing staff and brings in new hires to support its strategic growth plan.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/mpi-restructures-staff-and-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/mpi-restructures-staff-and-teams#comments Association Meetings Career Corporate Meetings Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:07:00 +0000 65741 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Arrows: Old Way, New way</p> Thinkstock by Getty Images Westin Adds to Buffalo Resurgence http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/westin-adds-buffalo-resurgence <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The opening of the new Westin Buffalo in September continues the city's upward trend.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/westin-adds-buffalo-resurgence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/westin-adds-buffalo-resurgence#comments Northeast U.S. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:06:00 +0000 65751 at http://meetingsnet.com Healthcare Professional Meetings and Engagements Benchmark Study http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-essentials/healthcare-professional-meetings-and-engagements-benchmark-study <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Gain the insights you need to know about Life Sciences' meetings and engagements that include healthcare professionals (HCPs). Pharmaceutical and other Life Sciences companies have lacked benchmarking data against which they can measure their interactions with HCPs.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-essentials/healthcare-professional-meetings-and-engagements-benchmark-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-essentials/healthcare-professional-meetings-and-engagements-benchmark-study#comments Medical Meetings Meeting Essentials Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000 65691 at http://meetingsnet.com How to Make Q4 2016 the Most Productive Quarter Yet http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-make-q4-2016-most-productive-quarter-yet <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Speaker and productivity expert Neen James gives us 10 ways to make sure we escape the fourth-quarter slump and end the year right.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-make-q4-2016-most-productive-quarter-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-make-q4-2016-most-productive-quarter-yet#comments face2face Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:30:00 +0000 65731 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Speaker and productivity expert Neen James</p> MACRA Delay Means More Time for Quality Improvement Education http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/macra-delay-means-more-time-quality-improvement-education <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New announcements about the implementation of Medicare physician payment system mean more time for to education practices on quality improvement that will lead to better patient care.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/macra-delay-means-more-time-quality-improvement-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/macra-delay-means-more-time-quality-improvement-education#comments CME Design CME Regs Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:44:00 +0000 65721 at http://meetingsnet.com Kimpton Updates its Post Office Gem in D.C. http://meetingsnet.com/southeast/kimpton-updates-its-post-office-gem-dc <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Just time for things to start heating up around the election and inauguration season, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC unveils a multimillion dollar upgrade at its landmark post office property.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/southeast/kimpton-updates-its-post-office-gem-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/southeast/kimpton-updates-its-post-office-gem-dc#comments Southeast Corporate Meetings Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:53:00 +0000 65711 at http://meetingsnet.com How Well Do You Know the Big 3rd Parties? Test Yourself http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/how-well-do-you-know-big-3rd-parties-test-yourself <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Take our quiz to find out if you're up-to-date on what's happening at the largest independent meeting and incentive planning companies.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/how-well-do-you-know-big-3rd-parties-test-yourself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/how-well-do-you-know-big-3rd-parties-test-yourself#comments Corporate Meetings Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:04:00 +0000 65701 at http://meetingsnet.com The Experience that Changed CES Forever http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/experience-changed-ces-forever <div class="field-byline"> By Karen Chupka, Consumer Technology Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Karen Chupka, SVP at the Consumer Technology Association, which runs the world-renowned Consumer Electronics Show, looks back at the day that reframed the show’s approach to exhibiting companies—and shares a lesson for organizers of events both large and small.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/experience-changed-ces-forever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/experience-changed-ces-forever#comments Association Meetings Audience Engagement Sponsorships Corporate Meetings Tech Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:47:00 +0000 65681 at http://meetingsnet.com WINiT Career Connection: Michele Triplett http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/winit-career-connection-michele-triplett <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Our weekly quick Q&A features a member of the career organization Women In Travel. This week, meet Michele Triplett of of Contech Engineered Solutions, who is dedicated to making it easier for travelers to travel. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/winit-career-connection-michele-triplett" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/winit-career-connection-michele-triplett#comments Career Resources Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:23:00 +0000 65671 at http://meetingsnet.com Software for Events that Drive Revenue http://meetingsnet.com/event-management/software-events-drive-revenue <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/marketing" title="" target="_blank">Event marketing</a></span> software company Event Farm has acquired Attend, an event management software company that shared its mission to position events as business drivers rather than cost centers.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-management/software-events-drive-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-management/software-events-drive-revenue#comments Event Management Corporate Meetings Tech Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:05:00 +0000 65661 at http://meetingsnet.com Once VIP Only, London’s Stamford Bridge Opens the Directors Lounge to Groups http://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/once-vip-only-london-s-stamford-bridge-opens-directors-lounge-groups <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stamford Bridge, home of London’s storied Chelsea Football Club, has a remarkable variety of venues for corporate events, including the Great Hall, the soccer field itself, and now the venerated Directors Lounge.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/once-vip-only-london-s-stamford-bridge-opens-directors-lounge-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/once-vip-only-london-s-stamford-bridge-opens-directors-lounge-groups#comments Europe/Middle East/Africa Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:50:00 +0000 65651 at http://meetingsnet.com Balance Is a Myth: 5 Secrets to Fulfillment http://meetingsnet.com/career/balance-myth-5-secrets-fulfillment <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Balance is the wrong metaphor for a positive and passionate life. Instead think about being present and feeling fulfilled. Try these five very simple rules to get you there.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career/balance-myth-5-secrets-fulfillment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career/balance-myth-5-secrets-fulfillment#comments Career Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:42:00 +0000 65641 at http://meetingsnet.com Holiday Party Ideas for Small Teams http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/holiday-party-ideas-small-teams <div class="field-byline"> By Ofer Yatziv, Better Venues </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It may still be sunny outside, but the holiday season is just around the corner. For event professionals, now’s the time we start to look at our budgets and dive into details for year-end parties. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/holiday-party-ideas-small-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/holiday-party-ideas-small-teams#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Global Site Research Medical Meetings Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:30:00 +0000 65631 at http://meetingsnet.com Uniquely Unpredictable: The 2017 Business Travel and Meetings Forecast http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/uniquely-unpredictable-2017-business-travel-and-meetings-forecast <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Advito has released its 2017 Industry Forecast, and on just about every page is a note about the difficulty of projecting travel and meeting demand until the results of the U.S. presidential election are in.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/uniquely-unpredictable-2017-business-travel-and-meetings-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/uniquely-unpredictable-2017-business-travel-and-meetings-forecast#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:41:00 +0000 65621 at http://meetingsnet.com Airline Food: An Around-the-World Comparison http://meetingsnet.com/blog/airline-food-around-world-comparison <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Check out these meals served by 15 global airlines on their 2016 flights. Best bet: The dessert from Qantas!</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/airline-food-around-world-comparison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/airline-food-around-world-comparison#comments Food & Beverage Global Events face2face Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000 65611 at http://meetingsnet.com The Making of the List http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/making-list <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If you don’t know what the “CMI” in CMI 25 stands for, read this. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/making-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/making-list#comments Corporate Meetings Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:51:00 +0000 65601 at http://meetingsnet.com