MeetingsNet http://meetingsnet.com/rss.xml en Just How Bad Are Your Events for the Environment? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-how-bad-are-your-events-environment <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Maybe not as bad as you might think—or maybe worse? Check out this infographic created by the Event Manager Blog and MeetGreen for ways you can benchmark your meeting's environmental impact against the typical event.</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/just-how-bad-are-your-events-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-how-bad-are-your-events-environment#comments Association Meetings Green Meetings/CSR Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings face2face Wed, 27 May 2015 14:45:00 +0000 50351 at http://meetingsnet.com A Planner in Machu Picchu http://meetingsnet.com/southcentral-america/planner-machu-picchu <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's not easy to get there, but Timothy Arnold says Machu Picchu is something every traveler should experience, and a memory that will stay with him forever.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/southcentral-america/planner-machu-picchu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/southcentral-america/planner-machu-picchu#comments Global Site Research South/Central America Wed, 27 May 2015 13:29:00 +0000 50261 at http://meetingsnet.com A Gallery of Great Event Ideas, Volume 2 http://meetingsnet.com/teambuilding/gallery-great-event-ideas-volume-2 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Start your brainstorming with this collection of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/teambuilding" title="" target="_blank">teambuilding</a></span>, engagement—and dessert!—ideas for meetings.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/teambuilding/gallery-great-event-ideas-volume-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/teambuilding/gallery-great-event-ideas-volume-2#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Teambuilding Medical Meetings Tue, 26 May 2015 21:08:00 +0000 50341 at http://meetingsnet.com How to Manage Risk, and a Whole Lot More, When Taking Meetings Beyond U.S. Borders http://meetingsnet.com/contractscommunication/how-manage-risk-and-whole-lot-more-when-taking-meetings-beyond-us-borders <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Just announced! Well-known meeting and hospitality industry attorney Joshua Grimes will open MeetingsNet&rsquo;s second annual Beyond Borders Summit, set for July 13 at the New York Marriott Eastside in New York City. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/contractscommunication/how-manage-risk-and-whole-lot-more-when-taking-meetings-beyond-us-borders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/contractscommunication/how-manage-risk-and-whole-lot-more-when-taking-meetings-beyond-us-borders#comments Contracts/Communication International Partners Tue, 26 May 2015 19:44:00 +0000 50331 at http://meetingsnet.com MeetingMatch, a New Tool for Business Networking, Launches http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/meetingmatch-new-tool-business-networking-launches <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MeetingMatch, a new mobile app aimed exclusively at helping meeting participants network before, during, and after an event, launched earlier this year.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/meetingmatch-new-tool-business-networking-launches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/meetingmatch-new-tool-business-networking-launches#comments Audience Engagement Mobile/Apps Tue, 26 May 2015 19:11:00 +0000 50321 at http://meetingsnet.com The Meeting Planner's Guide to Strategic Social Media Marketing http://meetingsnet.com/blog/meeting-planners-guide-strategic-social-media-marketing <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How can you do more with less? Be strategic. Not every <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/social-media" title="" target="_blank">social media</a></span> platform makes sense for every organization or brand. Here are tips on how to best use the top six social media channels to market your 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/meeting-planners-guide-strategic-social-media-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/meeting-planners-guide-strategic-social-media-marketing#comments Marketing Corporate Meetings Event Planning Global Events Medical Meetings face2face Tue, 26 May 2015 18:16:00 +0000 50311 at http://meetingsnet.com 5 Things that Keep Pharma Planners Up at Night http://meetingsnet.com/pharma-meeting-planning/5-things-keep-pharma-planners-night <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Pharma and life sciences meeting planners shared their top pain points at Pharma Forum 2015. Can you relate?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/pharma-meeting-planning/5-things-keep-pharma-planners-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/pharma-meeting-planning/5-things-keep-pharma-planners-night#comments Pharma Meeting Planning Strategic Meetings Management Tue, 26 May 2015 15:54:00 +0000 50291 at http://meetingsnet.com Global Event Design Certificate to Debut in August http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/global-event-design-certificate-debut-august <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Event Model Generation partners with San Diego State University and Meeting Professionals International to further its visual event design concept with a new certificate program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/global-event-design-certificate-debut-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/global-event-design-certificate-debut-august#comments Association Meetings Resources Education/Certification Corporate Meetings Event Design Event Planning Global Events Medical Meetings Tue, 26 May 2015 14:03:00 +0000 50281 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>An example of the #EventCanvas template being used by the <a href="http://www.eventmodelgeneration.com/portfolio/med-el-audiology-live-2015/" target="_blank">Med-El Audiology Live</a> event in 2015</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> A Culinary Adventure in Paris and Prague http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/culinary-adventure-paris-and-prague <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It was a drizzly, cold March day in Paris. But then there was chocolate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/culinary-adventure-paris-and-prague" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/culinary-adventure-paris-and-prague#comments Europe/Middle East/Africa Global Site Research Tue, 26 May 2015 00:47:00 +0000 50271 at http://meetingsnet.com Try This: The Art of Dining at the Hilton Anatole http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/try-art-dining-hilton-anatole <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Tickle attendees’ palates and senses with an art-food pairing experience at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/try-art-dining-hilton-anatole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/try-art-dining-hilton-anatole#comments Association Meetings Resources Recreation/Entertainment Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Fri, 22 May 2015 22:20:00 +0000 50251 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>The sculptured wooden elephant in Atrium I represents a beloved Thai talisman, and a lovely backdrop for some Thai food during an art dine-around at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Hilton Anatole 3 Ways to Avoid Budget Envy http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/3-ways-avoid-budget-envy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How you can go big with an event—even on a small budget. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/3-ways-avoid-budget-envy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/3-ways-avoid-budget-envy#comments Association Meetings Budgeting/Cost Savings Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Fri, 22 May 2015 22:03:00 +0000 50241 at http://meetingsnet.com DMAI Partners With European Cities Marketing http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/dmai-partners-european-cities-marketing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The two destination marketing organizations will collaborate on education as part of an agreement announced at IMEX 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/dmai-partners-european-cities-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/dmai-partners-european-cities-marketing#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings Thu, 21 May 2015 19:46:00 +0000 50231 at http://meetingsnet.com Time to Take a Survey of Your Survey http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/time-take-survey-your-survey <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Are your event survey methods working in your favor? No? Fire ’em! </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/time-take-survey-your-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/time-take-survey-your-survey#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings Thu, 21 May 2015 15:23:00 +0000 50221 at http://meetingsnet.com Hanover Inn Dartmouth Completes Renovation http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/hanover-inn-dartmouth-completes-renovation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A $43 million makeover at the inn and conference center in Dartmouth College’s home town includes meeting space.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/hanover-inn-dartmouth-completes-renovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/hanover-inn-dartmouth-completes-renovation#comments Northeast U.S. Thu, 21 May 2015 14:47:00 +0000 50201 at http://meetingsnet.com Delta's New Safety Video Is the "Internetest" Ever http://meetingsnet.com/blog/deltas-new-safety-video-internetest-ever <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It's weird. It's funny. It contains more pop culture memes than you could stuff in an overhead bin. It's Delta's new safety video, billed as "the Internetest safety video on the Internet."</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/deltas-new-safety-video-internetest-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/deltas-new-safety-video-internetest-ever#comments face2face Wed, 20 May 2015 20:13:00 +0000 50191 at http://meetingsnet.com 5 Ways to Keep Exhibitors Happy http://meetingsnet.com/blog/5-ways-keep-exhibitors-happy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How to make your <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/trade-shows" title="" target="_blank">trade show</a></span> more exhibitor-friendly.</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/5-ways-keep-exhibitors-happy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/5-ways-keep-exhibitors-happy#comments Sponsorships Trade Shows face2face Wed, 20 May 2015 17:59:00 +0000 50181 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>The Hargrove Design Experience exhibit at ASAE&#39;s Springtime Expo 2015, which was held April 9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.</p> The Staff Retreat: How Taking a Step Back Can Lead to Several Steps Forward http://meetingsnet.com/teambuilding/staff-retreat-how-taking-step-back-can-lead-several-steps-forward <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Organizing an occasional staff retreat is an effective way to connect with team members, communicate important messages, and build morale.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/teambuilding/staff-retreat-how-taking-step-back-can-lead-several-steps-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/teambuilding/staff-retreat-how-taking-step-back-can-lead-several-steps-forward#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Teambuilding Tue, 19 May 2015 22:49:00 +0000 50161 at http://meetingsnet.com Are Your Travel Risk Management Protocols in Place? http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/are-your-travel-risk-management-protocols-place <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new GBTA Foundation survey report emphasizes the need for policies that keep business travelers safe and reachable on the road</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/are-your-travel-risk-management-protocols-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/are-your-travel-risk-management-protocols-place#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Global Meetings Resources Risk Management Medical Meetings Tue, 19 May 2015 21:03:00 +0000 50151 at http://meetingsnet.com New Bill Brings New Opportunities for Continuing Medical Education http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/new-bill-brings-new-opportunities-continuing-medical-education <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New healthcare provider payment system will require significant educational resources.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/new-bill-brings-new-opportunities-continuing-medical-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/new-bill-brings-new-opportunities-continuing-medical-education#comments Association Meetings CME Design CME Regs Tue, 19 May 2015 16:01:00 +0000 50141 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>MACRA provides the foundation of a groundbreaking payment model that seeks to incentivize &ldquo;quality&rdquo; care.</p> AOHC Planner Says Recent Baltimore Meeting Went Off Without a Hitch http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/aohc-planner-says-recent-baltimore-meeting-went-without-hitch <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Baltimore’s meeting business rebounds after the city’s late-April turmoil.</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/northeast-us/aohc-planner-says-recent-baltimore-meeting-went-without-hitch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/aohc-planner-says-recent-baltimore-meeting-went-without-hitch#comments Association Meetings Northeast U.S. Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Tue, 19 May 2015 15:29:00 +0000 50131 at http://meetingsnet.com Inside Crump’s “Secret” Event Success http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/inside-crump-s-secret-event-success <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Mixing business, history, and some behind-the-scenes hijinks, Sherri Lindenberg and her planning partners created an engaging evening that hit all the right networking notes</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/inside-crump-s-secret-event-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/inside-crump-s-secret-event-success#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Audience Engagement Food & Beverage Recreation/Entertainment Tue, 19 May 2015 12:30:00 +0000 50111 at http://meetingsnet.com The 10 Most Dramatic Airport Landings http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/10-most-dramatic-airport-landings <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Get a window seat for the flight in and out of these amazing locations.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/10-most-dramatic-airport-landings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/10-most-dramatic-airport-landings#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Site News Tue, 19 May 2015 11:38:00 +0000 50101 at http://meetingsnet.com 5 Awards Ceremony Secrets http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/5-awards-ceremony-secrets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How a financial company evolved its awards ceremony into an engaging, motivating—and, yes, fun!—presentation</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/5-awards-ceremony-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/5-awards-ceremony-secrets#comments Audiovisual/Production Financial/Insurance Meetings Audience Engagement Tue, 19 May 2015 11:16:00 +0000 50121 at http://meetingsnet.com Just for Fun: Life Advice from Cartoon Characters http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-life-advice-cartoon-characters <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Some of the advice given by the likes of cartoon characters like Alice (of Wonderland fame) and Finding Nemo's Dory is surprisingly adept, and often pretty moving.</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/just-fun-life-advice-cartoon-characters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-life-advice-cartoon-characters#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Mon, 18 May 2015 22:34:00 +0000 50091 at http://meetingsnet.com Major Chains Partner for Big Meetings in San Francisco http://meetingsnet.com/southwest/major-chains-partner-big-meetings-san-francisco <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Three major hotels in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco are working together—along with nearby event venues as well—to market themselves to meetings requiring up to 1,500 guest rooms on peak nights. (Pictured: the San Francisco Marriott Marquis)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/southwest/major-chains-partner-big-meetings-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/southwest/major-chains-partner-big-meetings-san-francisco#comments Site Selection/RFPs Southwest Mon, 18 May 2015 19:44:00 +0000 50081 at http://meetingsnet.com Beyond Borders Summit 2015 http://meetingsnet.com/global-events/beyond-borders-summit-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>An interactive event exploring global meeting issues </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-events/beyond-borders-summit-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-events/beyond-borders-summit-2015#comments Global Events Mon, 18 May 2015 18:43:00 +0000 50071 at http://meetingsnet.com 12 Drivers of Meeting Site Decisions http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/12-drivers-meeting-site-decisions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The head of Pacific World consults the company's database of more than 60,000 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-events" title="" target="_blank">global events</a></span> to identify drivers of destination decisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/12-drivers-meeting-site-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/12-drivers-meeting-site-decisions#comments Global Site Research International Partners Site Selection/RFPs Mon, 18 May 2015 13:02:00 +0000 50061 at http://meetingsnet.com What’s In Your Traveling Office? http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/what-s-your-traveling-office <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>MeetingsNet posed a question to the Xperts who contribute to our <a href="http://meetingsnet.com/ideaxchange">IdeaXchange</a>&mdash;:We know you can&rsquo;t live without your phone, but what other tools are essential to your traveling office?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/what-s-your-traveling-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/business-travel-tips/what-s-your-traveling-office#comments Business Travel Tips Sun, 17 May 2015 17:59:00 +0000 50051 at http://meetingsnet.com Is Your Panel on this Wall of Shame? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/your-panel-wall-shame <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>If you feature all-male panels, it may well be on the Congrats! You Have an All-male Panel Tumblr. It's past time to start paying attention to the demographics of your speakers!</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/your-panel-wall-shame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/your-panel-wall-shame#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Speakers Global Events Medical Meetings face2face Fri, 15 May 2015 21:09:00 +0000 50041 at http://meetingsnet.com Conference Networking Must Be More Than Transactional http://meetingsnet.com/audience-engagement/conference-networking-must-be-more-transactional <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The term “networking” isn't cutting it anymore. We need to reach higher.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/audience-engagement/conference-networking-must-be-more-transactional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/audience-engagement/conference-networking-must-be-more-transactional#comments Association Meetings Audience Engagement Career Resources Fri, 15 May 2015 18:07:00 +0000 50031 at http://meetingsnet.com