MeetingsNet http://meetingsnet.com/rss.xml en Love in the Time of Social Media http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/love-time-social-media <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>One of our IdeaXchange Xperts—Luann Edwards, CMP, CMM, shares a love story for this season of love and giving!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/love-time-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/love-time-social-media#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Career Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:23:00 +0000 46241 at http://meetingsnet.com Inside the Biodome: Planning the Western Veterinary Conference’s Future http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/inside-biodome-planning-western-veterinary-conference-s-future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>This year, almost 15,000 veterinary professionals swarmed the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for one of the nation’s oldest vet conferences. But that’s just the start of WVC’s efforts to reach—and teach—its audience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/inside-biodome-planning-western-veterinary-conference-s-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/inside-biodome-planning-western-veterinary-conference-s-future#comments CME Design Marketing Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:34:00 +0000 46231 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Western Veterinary Conference CEO David Little talks about the WVC&rsquo;s growth strategy, what the organizers are doing to stay ahead of the audience&rsquo;s changing learning needs, and the new programs it&rsquo;s launching to reach those who can&rsquo;t make it to the annual conference, coming back in February 2015 to Mandalay Bay.</p> Western Veterinary Conference Your Conference’s Networking Dollar Value? Priceless http://meetingsnet.com/audience-engagement/your-conference-s-networking-dollar-value-priceless <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Many conference organizers provide justification toolkits to help registrants gain the boss&rsquo;s approval to attend. These often include back-of-the-envelope calculations on expenses, as well as anticipated professional development and business benefits.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/audience-engagement/your-conference-s-networking-dollar-value-priceless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/audience-engagement/your-conference-s-networking-dollar-value-priceless#comments Audience Engagement Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:44:00 +0000 46221 at http://meetingsnet.com All Hail Hyatt for New Free Wi-Fi Option http://meetingsnet.com/blog/all-hail-hyatt-new-free-wi-fi-option <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>All Hyatt guests—not just the chain’s loyalty program members—will be able to access Wi-Fi for free at beginning in February 2015. </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/all-hail-hyatt-new-free-wi-fi-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/all-hail-hyatt-new-free-wi-fi-option#comments Site News face2face Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:21:00 +0000 46201 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Val Frixione&#39;s winning entry for Wired Magazine&#39;s &quot;International icon for wireless Internet access&quot; contest. Source: Dana Spiegel/Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danaspiegel/)</p> Janet Traphagen Named President of Creative Group http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/janet-traphagen-named-president-creative-group <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Janet Traphagen, executive vice president, sales and marketing, <a href="http://www2.creativegroupinc.com/">Creative Group Inc.</a>, has been named the company&rsquo;s president, effective January 5.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/janet-traphagen-named-president-creative-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/janet-traphagen-named-president-creative-group#comments Incentive Planning/Management Strategic Meetings Management Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:44:00 +0000 46191 at http://meetingsnet.com Christine Duffy Takes Over World’s Largest Cruise Line http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/christine-duffy-takes-over-world-s-largest-cruise-line <div class="field-deck"> Her journey from travel agent to meeting pro to president of a cruise line </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Meeting and travel industry veteran Christine Duffy has been named president of Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, just four years after being named president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/christine-duffy-takes-over-world-s-largest-cruise-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/christine-duffy-takes-over-world-s-largest-cruise-line#comments Career Resources Motivational Travel Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:20:00 +0000 46181 at http://meetingsnet.com Coming In 2015: North American Meetings Industry Day http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/coming-2015-north-american-meetings-industry-day <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The U.S., Canada, and Mexico will celebrate all things meetings next April 16 in first multinational event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/coming-2015-north-american-meetings-industry-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/coming-2015-north-american-meetings-industry-day#comments Association Meetings Resources Career Resources Global Meetings Resources Medical Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:22:00 +0000 46171 at http://meetingsnet.com Mike Watson Images/Moodboard/Thinkstock by Getty Images People Leaders Enable Others http://meetingsnet.com/career/people-leaders-enable-others <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Skilled managers put people in the right situation at the right time, while removing roadblocks and obstacles to their success. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career/people-leaders-enable-others" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career/people-leaders-enable-others#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Career Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 46161 at http://meetingsnet.com Navigating the New Market: Planner Strategies for Successful Hotel Negotiation http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-essentials/navigating-new-market-planner-strategies-successful-hotel-negotiation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>MeetingsNet’s exclusive survey reveals how strong demand in 2015 and 2016 will require meeting and event planners to be savvier in their negotiations with hotels. Here, veterans from both sides of the table provide timely advice.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-essentials/navigating-new-market-planner-strategies-successful-hotel-negotiation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-essentials/navigating-new-market-planner-strategies-successful-hotel-negotiation#comments Meeting Essentials Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:20:00 +0000 46091 at http://meetingsnet.com Kimpton and IHG: What Side Are You On? http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/kimpton-and-ihg-what-side-are-you <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Loyalists of boutique brand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants wonder if changes are in store after the company was purchased by hospitality giant IHG, owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, and Crowne Plaza brands. (Pictured, Kimpton's Eventi hotel in New York City.)</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/kimpton-and-ihg-what-side-are-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/kimpton-and-ihg-what-side-are-you#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:25:00 +0000 46151 at http://meetingsnet.com Why Companies Shun the ‘M’ Word http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/why-companies-shun-m-word <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/strategic-meetings-management" title="Strategic Meetings Management " target="_blank">Strategic meetings management</a></span> programs have admirable goals, but many companies resist the word “mandate” when it comes to their SMMPs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/why-companies-shun-m-word" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/why-companies-shun-m-word#comments Strategic Meetings Management Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:15:00 +0000 46141 at http://meetingsnet.com On Location: The Broadmoor http://meetingsnet.com/mountain/location-broadmoor <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/meetingsnet.com/files/uploads/2014/12/uploads/2014/12/02the-broadmoor-west-building.jpeg" style="width: 400px; height: 312px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; float: left;" title="The Broadmoor West" />To stay relevant, a classic property can&rsquo;t be afraid of a little reinvention. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/mountain/location-broadmoor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/mountain/location-broadmoor#comments Mountain Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:41:00 +0000 46131 at http://meetingsnet.com A Look Back: 2014's Most Refreshing Meeting Ideas and Insights http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/look-back-2014s-most-refreshing-meeting-ideas-and-insights <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>A look back at some of the revealing, refreshing, and just plain interesting items brought to you in 2014 in MeetingsNet's On the Fly report. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/look-back-2014s-most-refreshing-meeting-ideas-and-insights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/look-back-2014s-most-refreshing-meeting-ideas-and-insights#comments Association Meetings Career Corporate Meetings Event Design Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:56:00 +0000 46121 at http://meetingsnet.com Talking Turkey: ICCA's Over-the-Top Tweets http://meetingsnet.com/blog/talking-turkey-iccas-over-top-tweets <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Most conferences are lucky to get 20 percent of their participants tweeting. But at the recent ICCA Congress in Turkey, 60 percent posted about the event on Twitter—and said it made for a better experience.</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/talking-turkey-iccas-over-top-tweets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/talking-turkey-iccas-over-top-tweets#comments face2face Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:15:00 +0000 46111 at http://meetingsnet.com Harnessing the Multitask Trend: FreemanXP’s New Second-Screen Solution http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/harnessing-multitask-trend-freemanxp-s-new-second-screen-solution <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In January, FreemanXP will launch FXP | touch, allowing participants to engage with a speaker’s presentation on their mobile devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/harnessing-multitask-trend-freemanxp-s-new-second-screen-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/harnessing-multitask-trend-freemanxp-s-new-second-screen-solution#comments Association Meetings Audience Engagement Mobile/Apps Tech News/Trends Corporate Meetings Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:20:00 +0000 46101 at http://meetingsnet.com NC-CME Is Changing Up Almost Everything http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/nc-cme-changing-almost-everything <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Coming soon from the National Commission for Certification of CME Professionals: A new certification, an expansion of the current Certified Continuing Medical Education Professionals certification program, new exams, and a new name and logo</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/nc-cme-changing-almost-everything" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/nc-cme-changing-almost-everything#comments Medical Meetings Resources Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:45:00 +0000 46081 at http://meetingsnet.com CME Plays Key Role in Improving Patient Outcomes http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/cme-plays-key-role-improving-patient-outcomes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Studies have repeatedly shown that physicians who are educated about the latest medical advances make more informed treatment decisions, resulting in improved patient outcomes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/cme-plays-key-role-improving-patient-outcomes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/cme-plays-key-role-improving-patient-outcomes#comments CME Design Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:21:00 +0000 46071 at http://meetingsnet.com A Common Ground for Cultural Understanding http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/common-ground-cultural-understanding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><em>How was Rotterdam?</em> I&rsquo;ve been asked that question quite a few times since the SITE Global Conference 2014 concluded in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in mid-November.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/common-ground-cultural-understanding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/common-ground-cultural-understanding#comments Incentive Planning/Management Motivational Travel International Partners Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:19:00 +0000 46061 at http://meetingsnet.com Johnson Sells Rx Worldwide Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/pharma-meeting-planning/johnson-sells-rx-worldwide-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Judy Johnson, CMP, president, CEO, and co-owner of Plano, Texas&ndash;based Rx Worldwide Meetings Inc. since 2000, has sold her medical meeting planning company to Sally and Mike Roberts, both of whom come from the pharmaceutical industry.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/pharma-meeting-planning/johnson-sells-rx-worldwide-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/pharma-meeting-planning/johnson-sells-rx-worldwide-meetings#comments Pharma Meeting Planning Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:40:00 +0000 46051 at http://meetingsnet.com Guest Post: A Quick Guide to AV for Multistate Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/blog/guest-post-quick-guide-av-multistate-meetings <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Making the case for using nationwide vendors when sourcing audiovisual gear for multistate meetings.</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/guest-post-quick-guide-av-multistate-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/guest-post-quick-guide-av-multistate-meetings#comments Association Meetings Resources Tech News/Trends face2face Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:38:00 +0000 46041 at http://meetingsnet.com New Medical Meetings Database Debuts http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/new-medical-meetings-database-debuts-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>eMedEvents launches online resource designed to help healthcare professionals find, and register for, conferences and other medical events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/new-medical-meetings-database-debuts-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/new-medical-meetings-database-debuts-0#comments Medical Meetings Resources Tech News/Trends Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:01:00 +0000 46031 at http://meetingsnet.com Commentary: Year of the Backlash http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/commentary-year-backlash <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>My backlash list includes TEDTalks and Swiss-Army-knife event apps. What's on yours?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/commentary-year-backlash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/commentary-year-backlash#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Event Design Event Planning Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:55:00 +0000 46021 at http://meetingsnet.com 14 Trends Shaping the Exhibition and Event Industry http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/14-trends-shaping-exhibition-and-event-industry <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Mobile, social, Big Data, and attendee tracking are just a few of the trends a 2014 update of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ whitepaper says will drive the industry over the next three years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/14-trends-shaping-exhibition-and-event-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/14-trends-shaping-exhibition-and-event-industry#comments Association Meetings Trade Shows Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:29:00 +0000 46011 at http://meetingsnet.com MeetingsNet Editors Pick Top 10 Speakers of 2014 http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/meetingsnet-editors-pick-top-10-speakers-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">We MeetingsNet editors do get around&mdash;to meetings industry meetings, that is. Herewith is our list of our favorite speakers from the meetings we attended in 2014.</span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/meetingsnet-editors-pick-top-10-speakers-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/meetingsnet-editors-pick-top-10-speakers-2014#comments Global Meetings Resources Speakers Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:28:00 +0000 46001 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Felix Finkbeiner</p> 5 Resolutions You Can Keep http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/5-resolutions-you-can-keep <div class="field-deck"> Quick-start options for making your meetings more sustainable </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s that special time of year filled with good intentions and plans to change the world. If you are like me, you start out with resolutions about health, weight, and work, telling yourself that this year is going to be different.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/5-resolutions-you-can-keep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/5-resolutions-you-can-keep#comments Green Meetings/CSR Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:33:00 +0000 45991 at http://meetingsnet.com Guest Post: Top 4 AV Trends of the Year http://meetingsnet.com/blog/guest-post-top-4-av-trends-year <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Before the meetings community looks ahead to the potential challenges and opportunities coming in 2015, let’s review four of the top trends of this year. </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/guest-post-top-4-av-trends-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/guest-post-top-4-av-trends-year#comments Tech News/Trends face2face Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:21:00 +0000 45981 at http://meetingsnet.com Lanyon Buys Meeting App Developer GenieConnect http://meetingsnet.com/tech/lanyon-buys-meeting-app-developer-genieconnect <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Meeting technology company Lanyon brings <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurancemeetings/news/mobile-meeting-apps-guide-0902" title="Mobile Meeting Apps Are a Must: A How-To Guide" target="_blank">meeting app</a></span> tools into the fold.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/lanyon-buys-meeting-app-developer-genieconnect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech/lanyon-buys-meeting-app-developer-genieconnect#comments Association Meetings Mobile/Apps Corporate Meetings Tech Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:54:00 +0000 45971 at http://meetingsnet.com The Secret Sauce for CME http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/secret-sauce-cme <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What continuing medical education providers can learn from the primary education world about engaging physicians in measuring performance and quality of care </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/secret-sauce-cme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/secret-sauce-cme#comments CME Design Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:03:00 +0000 45961 at http://meetingsnet.com Subscribe to Newsletters http://meetingsnet.com/newsletters/signup <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>Sign up for our newsletters. View sample issues.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/newsletters/signup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:42:01 +0000 45931 at http://meetingsnet.com Tourism Organizations: What Difference Can They Make for the Meetings Industry? http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/tourism-organizations-what-difference-can-they-make-meetings-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Let's consider the value of convention bureaus and tourist boards for sales, marketing, and education efforts on behalf of their destinations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/tourism-organizations-what-difference-can-they-make-meetings-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/tourism-organizations-what-difference-can-they-make-meetings-industry#comments International Partners Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:38:00 +0000 45951 at http://meetingsnet.com