Association Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en The Stalling of Strategic Meetings Management http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/stalling-strategic-meetings-management <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Why SMM isn’t being implemented widely outside of a few highly regulated markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/stalling-strategic-meetings-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/stalling-strategic-meetings-management#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Event Management Strategic Meetings Management Medical Meetings Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:24:00 +0000 45311 at http://meetingsnet.com The Future of U.S. Airports: “Thanksgiving Every Day” http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/future-us-airports-thanksgiving-every-day <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Unless U.S. airport infrastructure and air traffic control systems are modernized, we’re going to start experiencing Thanksgiving-like congestion more often, according to a report commissioned by U.S. Travel. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/future-us-airports-thanksgiving-every-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/future-us-airports-thanksgiving-every-day#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings News Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:02:00 +0000 45301 at http://meetingsnet.com Forecasts and Outlooks: Global Growth, More Meetings in 2015 http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/forecasts-and-outlooks-global-growth-more-meetings-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>There's some old news: Lead times are STILL too short. But there's new news, too: Hiring is gaining steam, sparking meeting increases, especially in training; and cost-cutting may drive exploration of a broader range of hotels and venues for meetings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/forecasts-and-outlooks-global-growth-more-meetings-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/forecasts-and-outlooks-global-growth-more-meetings-2015#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Global Events Medical Meetings News Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:55:00 +0000 45261 at http://meetingsnet.com Trend Watch: Eats and Experiences in 2015 http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/trend-watch-eats-and-experiences-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Next year it's breakfast for dinner, storytime for Millennials, and tree-free toilet paper. Andrew Freeman spots the trends</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/trend-watch-eats-and-experiences-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/trend-watch-eats-and-experiences-2015#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Audience Engagement Food & Beverage Medical Meetings Sat, 08 Nov 2014 01:41:00 +0000 45151 at http://meetingsnet.com Giveaways That Aren’t Throwaways http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/giveaways-aren-t-throwaways <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>What does it take for a booth giveaway to be successful, to make it back to the office—or at least home in your luggage? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/giveaways-aren-t-throwaways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/giveaways-aren-t-throwaways#comments Association Meetings Audience Engagement Corporate Meetings Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:03:00 +0000 45141 at http://meetingsnet.com ICCA Elects its First African, and Third Woman, President http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/icca-elects-its-first-african-and-third-woman-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Members of the International Congress and Convention Association are convening in Antalya, Turkey, for their 53rd annual congress.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/icca-elects-its-first-african-and-third-woman-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/icca-elects-its-first-african-and-third-woman-president#comments Association Meetings Global Events Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:30:00 +0000 45041 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Nina Freysen-Pretorius, founder and CEO of The Conference Company, South Africa, is the new president of ICCA.</p> Is it Illegal to Donate Food After an Event? http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/it-illegal-donate-food-after-event <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Bill Emerson Food Donation Act allows meeting professionals to help the hungry by protecting them from liability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/it-illegal-donate-food-after-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/it-illegal-donate-food-after-event#comments Association Meetings Green Meetings/CSR Food & Beverage Corporate Meetings Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:55:00 +0000 45021 at http://meetingsnet.com IMEX America: A Roundup of the Week in Pictures http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/imex-america-roundup-week-pictures <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Las Vegas was the place to be in mid-October, when IMEX America drew more than 2,900 exhibiting companies and an equal number of hosted buyers to the Sands Expo. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/imex-america-roundup-week-pictures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/imex-america-roundup-week-pictures#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:49:00 +0000 45011 at http://meetingsnet.com Expand Your Giving Beyond the Holiday Season http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/expand-your-giving-beyond-holiday-season <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Alan Ranzer says giving during unexpected times can have an even greater impact on those in need than the more expected year-end contributions. Have you ever considered Thanksgiving in August?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/expand-your-giving-beyond-holiday-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/expand-your-giving-beyond-holiday-season#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Green Meetings/CSR Event Planning Medical Meetings Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:12:00 +0000 44991 at http://meetingsnet.com Is Your Conference a Jimmy Choo or a Honda? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/your-conference-jimmy-choo-or-honda <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Marketing genius Seth Godin says most companies—and conferences—eventually become either a utilitarian brand like Honda, or luxury brand like Jimmy Choo. Where do your events fall?</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/your-conference-jimmy-choo-or-honda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/your-conference-jimmy-choo-or-honda#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Design Medical Meetings face2face Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:03:00 +0000 44961 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Gull-wing sail photo courtesy of <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesm/3285821410/in/photolist-61mGeh-aAojit-9C3Nfx-pE5hK-bxxq24-kZJVJk-cqR649-oy6N9P-h56WUm-5LFLpB/" target="_blank">James Morrison</a> via Flickr</p>