MeetingsNet http://meetingsnet.com/rss.xml en Do Meeting Planners Provide a False Sense of Security? http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/do-meeting-planners-provide-false-sense-security <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Duty of care practices are well established for individual employees traveling the world for their companies. Two presenters at the recent Global Business Travel Association Convention say the same focus has not been turned on meeting attendees. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/do-meeting-planners-provide-false-sense-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/do-meeting-planners-provide-false-sense-security#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Risk Management Global Events Medical Meetings Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:01:00 +0000 64341 at http://meetingsnet.com Keeping a Global Meeting Secure http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/keeping-global-meeting-secure <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group, talks about how her organization balances security concerns with the benefits of bring people together face to face.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/keeping-global-meeting-secure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/keeping-global-meeting-secure#comments Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:28:00 +0000 64291 at http://meetingsnet.com 5 Weird Ways Legal Marijuana Could Affect Your Events http://meetingsnet.com/blog/5-weird-ways-legal-marijuana-could-affect-your-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>What you need to know to keep your next event from going up in smoke now that recreational pot is being legalized in an increasing number of states. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/5-weird-ways-legal-marijuana-could-affect-your-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/5-weird-ways-legal-marijuana-could-affect-your-events#comments Association Meetings Resources Food & Beverage Resources and Reports face2face Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:41:00 +0000 64281 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>hands reaching for marijuana leaf</p> Start Your Own Business! MD Events Founder Tells You How http://meetingsnet.com/career/start-your-own-business-md-events-founder-tells-you-how <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The founder of MD Events, Miriam Dervan, has a new book on entrepreneurship, with lessons learned from building her company from the ground up.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career/start-your-own-business-md-events-founder-tells-you-how" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career/start-your-own-business-md-events-founder-tells-you-how#comments Association Meetings Career Corporate Meetings Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:10:00 +0000 64271 at http://meetingsnet.com How Inclusive is Your F&B? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-inclusive-your-fb <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Why F&B consultant Tracy Stuckrath believes the meetings industry needs to expand its definition of inclusion to encompass those who have dietary restrictions. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-inclusive-your-fb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-inclusive-your-fb#comments Association Meetings Resources Food & Beverage Resources and Reports face2face Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:59:00 +0000 64261 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>notebook and apples</p> Marketing and SMM: The New Power Couple http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/marketing-and-smm-new-power-couple <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Is the Global Business Travel Association, which created a new standard for planners by developing <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> 12 years ago, about to push the meetings industry forward again?</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/marketing-and-smm-new-power-couple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/marketing-and-smm-new-power-couple#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Audience Engagement Career Corporate Meetings Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:08:00 +0000 64251 at http://meetingsnet.com Top 25 Destination Management Companies for 2016 http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/top-25-destination-management-companies-2016 <div class="field-byline"> By Special Events </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>We've got this year's ranking from our sister magazine, Special Events. See who made the list, and read about the trends DMCs are watching, including longer booking windows and higher customer expectations.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/top-25-destination-management-companies-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/top-25-destination-management-companies-2016#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Design Event Planning Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:59:00 +0000 64241 at http://meetingsnet.com Business Dinner Etiquette Around the World http://meetingsnet.com/blog/business-dinner-etiquette-around-world <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How to keep from putting your foot in your mouth at dinner meetings in 13 countries.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/business-dinner-etiquette-around-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/business-dinner-etiquette-around-world#comments Business Travel Tips Association Meetings Corporate Meetings face2face Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:36:00 +0000 64231 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Business dinner etiquette infographic</p> WINiT Career Connection: Joy Aaring http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/winit-career-connection-joy-aaring <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the career organization Women In Travel. This week, Joy Aaring makes a pitch for reading more: Reading is to your mind what exercise is to your body!</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/winit-career-connection-joy-aaring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/winit-career-connection-joy-aaring#comments Career Resources Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:19:00 +0000 64221 at http://meetingsnet.com Modobag: Is this Silly or Super Practical? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/modobag-silly-or-super-practical <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Motorized, rideable luggage—brilliant or bizarre? Or both? Meet the Modobag.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/modobag-silly-or-super-practical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/modobag-silly-or-super-practical#comments Business Travel Tips face2face Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:21:00 +0000 64211 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Modobag rideable luggage</p> Don’t Trash Those Centerpieces! http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/don-t-trash-those-centerpieces <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A company called Repeat Roses wants to spread some joy by giving your event florals a second life.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/don-t-trash-those-centerpieces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/don-t-trash-those-centerpieces#comments Association Meetings Green Meetings/CSR Corporate Meetings Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:29:00 +0000 64201 at http://meetingsnet.com Infographic: Check Out These Social Media Event Marketing Superheroes http://meetingsnet.com/blog/infographic-check-out-these-social-media-event-marketing-superheroes <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here's a fun infographic that outlines how different <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/social-media" title="" target="_blank">social media</a></span> channels can act like superheroes—Hashtag Hero, Network Ninja, and Instaman, anyone?—when it comes to marketing your event.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/infographic-check-out-these-social-media-event-marketing-superheroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/infographic-check-out-these-social-media-event-marketing-superheroes#comments Marketing Social Media face2face Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:22:00 +0000 63981 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Social superheroes present event marketing</p> Meetings Podcast: Cindy Wilson, Successful San Francisco Event Planner http://meetingsnet.com/career/meetings-podcast-cindy-wilson-successful-san-francisco-event-planner <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><div class="entry-content" itemprop="text"> <p class="powerpress_links powerpress_links_mp3"><img alt="CindyWilson" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-10314" src="http://grassshackroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CindyWilson-300x155.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 155px; margin: 5px; float: left;" /><strong>Podcast: <a class="powerpress_link_pinw" href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/meetingspodcast/Cindy_Wilson.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play in new window">Play in new window</a> | <a class="powerpress_link_d" href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/meetingspodcast/Cindy_Wilson.mp</strong></p></div></div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career/meetings-podcast-cindy-wilson-successful-san-francisco-event-planner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career/meetings-podcast-cindy-wilson-successful-san-francisco-event-planner#comments Association Meetings Career Corporate Meetings Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:09:00 +0000 64191 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>while you are alive collect moments not things</p> What Makes a Great Customer Event? HGA Has it Down http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/what-makes-great-customer-event-hga-has-it-down <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The ingredients of a successful customer event, including opportunities for business and bonding, were on display at HGA's 2016 Global Forum, which wrapped up Sunday at Turnberry Isle Miami. View the gallery.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/what-makes-great-customer-event-hga-has-it-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/what-makes-great-customer-event-hga-has-it-down#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:14:00 +0000 64181 at http://meetingsnet.com ASAE Announces Annual Meeting Host Cities Through 2022 http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/asae-announces-annual-meeting-host-cities-through-2022 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The American Society for Association Executives has selected its latest five-year grouping of host cities, which include old favorites and one new-to-ASAE host city.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/asae-announces-annual-meeting-host-cities-through-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/asae-announces-annual-meeting-host-cities-through-2022#comments Association Meetings Resources Education/Certification Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:57:00 +0000 64171 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Cartoon arm holding up megaphone</p> By amisb on Thinkstock by Getty Images Get Your People Enrolled in PreCheck! http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/get-your-people-enrolled-precheck <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Your attendees' meeting experience starts as soon as they walk out the front door. Keep their journeys as smooth as possible by getting them enrolled in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program. (YOU are enrolled, right?)</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/get-your-people-enrolled-precheck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/get-your-people-enrolled-precheck#comments Business Travel Tips Financial/Insurance Meetings Medical Meetings Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:33:00 +0000 64161 at http://meetingsnet.com The Man With the Plan for a Likable TSA http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/man-plan-likable-tsa <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Automated airport security screening lanes can cut your time in line by up to 40 percent. The first ones are in Atlanta and others should be on the way. New TSA head Peter Neffenger is on the lookout for all good ideas to make airport security better.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/man-plan-likable-tsa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/man-plan-likable-tsa#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Global Events Medical Meetings Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:12:00 +0000 64151 at http://meetingsnet.com United CEO Charms GBTA Audience http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/united-ceo-charms-gbta-audience <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Oscar Munoz understands that by the time you step on board an airplane, “you’re frankly pissed.” He’s determined to make it better. United’s new premium Polaris seats (pictured) should help.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/united-ceo-charms-gbta-audience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/united-ceo-charms-gbta-audience#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Event Planning Global Events Medical Meetings Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:46:00 +0000 64141 at http://meetingsnet.com Around the Globe: Site News for Meeting Planners http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/around-globe-site-news-meeting-planners <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>View our gallery to see if you're up to speed on the major site news in meeting destinations around the world.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/around-globe-site-news-meeting-planners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/around-globe-site-news-meeting-planners#comments Asia/Pacific Association Meetings Europe/Middle East/Africa Corporate Meetings Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:02:00 +0000 64131 at http://meetingsnet.com The 12 Caterers Feeding the Republican National Convention http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/12-caterers-feeding-republican-national-convention-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How Republican National Convention organizers invited local caterers to join with the Quicken Loans Arena caterer to add a dash of local pride to food service this week, from boxed lunches to banquets.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/12-caterers-feeding-republican-national-convention-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/12-caterers-feeding-republican-national-convention-0#comments Food & Beverage Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:53:00 +0000 64121 at http://meetingsnet.com Marketing, Volunteer Management, and Security—SXSW Style http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/marketing-volunteer-management-and-security-sxsw-style <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SXSW’s longtime event planner, Mike Shea, shared advice and perspectives on all things meetings during a Q&A at Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/marketing-volunteer-management-and-security-sxsw-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/marketing-volunteer-management-and-security-sxsw-style#comments Association Meetings Career Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:12:00 +0000 64101 at http://meetingsnet.com New Survey: Most Companies Use Strategic Meetings Management http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/new-survey-most-companies-use-strategic-meetings-management <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Read about the obstacle that can doom an SMMP and the surprising way procurement departments are getting involved in companies' programs in a new report from GoldSpring Consulting and Kevin Iwamoto.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/new-survey-most-companies-use-strategic-meetings-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/new-survey-most-companies-use-strategic-meetings-management#comments Strategic Meetings Management Medical Meetings Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:04:00 +0000 64091 at http://meetingsnet.com WINiT Career Connection: Monica Whitehead http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/winit-career-connection-monica-whitehead <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit Women In Travel. This week, Monica Whitehead advises taking breaks away from your desk.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/winit-career-connection-monica-whitehead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/winit-career-connection-monica-whitehead#comments Career Resources Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:27:00 +0000 64081 at http://meetingsnet.com Are You Prepared for Gun-Toting Attendees? http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/are-you-prepared-gun-toting-attendees <div class="field-deck"> Now that many states allow guns in public spaces, pistol-packing participant could be coming to your next meeting. Are you prepared? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Now that many states allow guns in public spaces, pistol-packing participant could be coming to your next meeting. Are you prepared?</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/are-you-prepared-gun-toting-attendees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/are-you-prepared-gun-toting-attendees#comments Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18:43:00 +0000 64071 at http://meetingsnet.com thinkstock by Getty Images Meet the Women Planning the Republican and Democratic Conventions http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/meet-women-planning-republican-and-democratic-conventions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>During the next two weeks, voters in the U.S. turn their attention to the two major political parties' national conventions. The Republicans get started Monday in Cleveland; the Democrats next week in Philadelphia. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/meet-women-planning-republican-and-democratic-conventions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/meet-women-planning-republican-and-democratic-conventions#comments Association Meetings Career Sun, 17 Jul 2016 20:43:00 +0000 64061 at http://meetingsnet.com Incentive Attendees Meet and Eat With Locals http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/incentive-attendees-meet-and-eat-locals <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Corporate groups can dip their forks into the collaborative economy by planning meals in local homes. Read how one group will remember their Dublin dinners forever.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/incentive-attendees-meet-and-eat-locals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/incentive-attendees-meet-and-eat-locals#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Food & Beverage Sat, 16 Jul 2016 18:56:00 +0000 64051 at http://meetingsnet.com A Q&A With Aoife Delaney: Ever the Adventurer http://meetingsnet.com/career/qa-aoife-delaney-ever-adventurer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ovation Global’s Aoife Delaney likes a bit of the unpredictable in her life: As a new mom about to take the reins as SITE’s youngest-ever president, she’ll be breaking plenty of new ground ahead.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career/qa-aoife-delaney-ever-adventurer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career/qa-aoife-delaney-ever-adventurer#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Career Global Events Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:12:00 +0000 64041 at http://meetingsnet.com Tackling the Eternal Question: In-House or Third-Party AV Company? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/tackling-eternal-question-house-or-third-party-av-company <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>During a recent Blab chat, AV and production pros talked about the pluses and minuses of using in-house versus third-party AV companies.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/tackling-eternal-question-house-or-third-party-av-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/tackling-eternal-question-house-or-third-party-av-company#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Planning face2face Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:51:00 +0000 64031 at http://meetingsnet.com Listen Up: What You Need to Know About Sound Checks http://meetingsnet.com/audiovisualproduction/listen-what-you-need-know-about-sound-checks <div class="field-deck"> How meeting planners, AV pros, and speakers can make their next sound check their most productive yet. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How meeting planners, AV pros, and speakers can make their next sound check their most productive yet.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/audiovisualproduction/listen-what-you-need-know-about-sound-checks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/audiovisualproduction/listen-what-you-need-know-about-sound-checks#comments Audiovisual/Production Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:31:00 +0000 64021 at http://meetingsnet.com Thinkstock by Getty Images Why DMOs Need Strategic Relationships with Airbnb http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/why-dmos-need-strategic-relationships-airbnb <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In our Q&A with Jack Johnson, chief advocacy and board compliance officer for Destination Marketing Association International, he shares his organization's position on the fast growing home-rental market.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/why-dmos-need-strategic-relationships-airbnb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/why-dmos-need-strategic-relationships-airbnb#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:11:00 +0000 64011 at http://meetingsnet.com