Association Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en How Twitter Going All Facebooky Could Affect Event Marketing http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-twitter-going-all-facebooky-could-affect-event-marketing <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Twitter recently unveiled some platform design tweaks that make it look and feel more like Facebook—and that potentially could make it a better tool for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/marketing" title="" target="_blank">event marketing</a></span>.</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/how-twitter-going-all-facebooky-could-affect-event-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-twitter-going-all-facebooky-could-affect-event-marketing#comments Marketing Social Media Tech News/Trends face2face Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:08:00 +0000 43871 at http://meetingsnet.com Wellness: The Number One Trend? http://meetingsnet.com/careersalary/wellness-number-one-trend <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Deepak Chopra's talk at MPI got me thinking. Is it really wellness that’s the number one trend in the world; or is wellness simply part of a bigger trend towards self-improvement in all areas of our lives?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/careersalary/wellness-number-one-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/careersalary/wellness-number-one-trend#comments Association Meetings Career/Salary Corporate Meetings Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:48:00 +0000 43841 at http://meetingsnet.com 10 Ways to Drive Registration through Your Web Site http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/10-ways-drive-registration-through-your-web-site <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hint: Design your site with the user experience in mind.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/10-ways-drive-registration-through-your-web-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/10-ways-drive-registration-through-your-web-site#comments Marketing Event Planning Medical Meetings Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:04:00 +0000 43821 at http://meetingsnet.com Beyond RevPAR: Here Comes ProPAR! http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/beyond-revpar-here-comes-propar <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Faced with rapidly rising customer acquisition costs (such as commissions), hotels and brands are rethinking the metrics by which revenue managers measure success. And it's a trend that may help planners who book direct.</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/negotiatingcontracts/beyond-revpar-here-comes-propar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/beyond-revpar-here-comes-propar#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Medical Meetings Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:23:00 +0000 43721 at http://meetingsnet.com Dynamic Pricing: New Negotiation Tactic http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/dynamic-pricing-new-negotiation-tactic <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Can a new pricing scheme get your desired average room rate, help hotels meet their goals, and avoid attendees finding cheaper rates online? Michael Dominguez thinks so.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/dynamic-pricing-new-negotiation-tactic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/dynamic-pricing-new-negotiation-tactic#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Medical Meetings Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:47:00 +0000 43601 at http://meetingsnet.com Challenge to Big Chain CEOs: Be First With Free Wi-Fi http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The time has come for all hotels worldwide to offer complimentary basic Internet to all guests. I challenge Messrs. Nasseta, Sorenson, Hoplamazian, Van Paasschen (CEOs of Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Starwood, respectively) to be the industry leader on Wi-Fi.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Medical Meetings News Tech Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:02:00 +0000 43531 at http://meetingsnet.com Dubai Makes it Easy for Associations to Expand Their Global Footprint http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/dubai-makes-it-easy-associations-expand-their-global-footprint <div class="field-deck"> A new law enables associations to incorporate in Dubai </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Associations that are interested in expanding globally, reaching into the Middle East, Africa, and India markets, can now take advantage of the new Dubai Association Centre, an entity set up by the Dubai government. It is designed to make it easy for international and regional associations to set up chapters or offices in the Middle East.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/dubai-makes-it-easy-associations-expand-their-global-footprint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/dubai-makes-it-easy-associations-expand-their-global-footprint#comments Association Meetings Resources International Partners Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:59:00 +0000 43521 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Dubai Creek at night</p> <p>Burj Dubai</p> Gallery: Scenes from ASAE 2014 http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/gallery-scenes-asae-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Close to 6,000 association professionals and industry partners attended the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting &amp; Exposition, August 9-12, in Nashville. ASAE had the highest number of association executives&mdash;3,159&mdash;since the 2007 ASAE Annual Meeting &amp; Exposition in Chicago.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/gallery-scenes-asae-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/gallery-scenes-asae-2014#comments Education/Certification Trade Shows Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:01:00 +0000 43501 at http://meetingsnet.com IMEX America: The Hub of Co-located Education and Networking http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/imex-america-hub-co-located-education-and-networking <div class="field-deck"> New this year: Education for Millennials, Deep-Dive Business Classes </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">IMEX America, to be held October 14&ndash;16 in Las Vegas, is known for offering excellent education through its partnerships with a variety of industry associations, which co-locate events on the days leading up to the three-day <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/trade-shows" title="" target="_blank">trade show</a></span>.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/imex-america-hub-co-located-education-and-networking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/imex-america-hub-co-located-education-and-networking#comments Education/Certification International Partners Trade Shows Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:31:00 +0000 43491 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Staff from IMEX America, Sands Expo, The Venetian, and The Palazzo Las Vegas gathered at The Shade Tree shelter in Las Vegas in July to prepare for this year&rsquo;s IMEX Challenge, a CSR event.</p> The Big List of What Matters to a Revenue Manager http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/big-list-what-matters-revenue-manager <div class="field-deck"> If you can help a hotel’s RevPAR with date flexibility or future meetings, you’ve got the revenue manager’s attention. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If you can help a hotel’s <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiating/vendor/meetings_understanding_revpar" title="RevPAR" target="_blank">RevPAR</a></span> with date flexibility or the promise of future meetings, you’ve got the revenue manager’s attention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/big-list-what-matters-revenue-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/big-list-what-matters-revenue-manager#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Site Selection/RFPs Medical Meetings Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:47:00 +0000 43481 at http://meetingsnet.com