Association Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en 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 Big Data and Global Association Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/big-data-and-global-association-meetings <div class="field-deck"> A data tool introduced by ICCA for its supplier members has implications for association meeting pros, too. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A data tool introduced by ICCA for its supplier members has implications for association meeting pros, too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/big-data-and-global-association-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/big-data-and-global-association-meetings#comments Marketing Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:21:00 +0000 43151 at http://meetingsnet.com Conference Crashers (aka Lobby Rats) Redux http://meetingsnet.com/blog/conference-crashers-aka-lobby-rats-redux <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>More thoughts on lobby rats/lobbyconning, plus the NFL's interesting proposal to get halftime acts to pay.</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/conference-crashers-aka-lobby-rats-redux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/conference-crashers-aka-lobby-rats-redux#comments Association Meetings face2face Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:13:00 +0000 43081 at http://meetingsnet.com What's Your Meeting's "Ice Bucket Challenge"? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whats-your-meetings-ice-bucket-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>What meeting managers can learn from the "ice bucket challenge" that's sweeping the country in a wave of shivery viral goodness for the ALS cause.</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/whats-your-meetings-ice-bucket-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whats-your-meetings-ice-bucket-challenge#comments Marketing face2face Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:22:00 +0000 43031 at http://meetingsnet.com New Tri-City Alliance Offers Rotating Association Meetings Value Pricing, Added Services http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/new-tri-city-alliance-offers-rotating-association-meetings-value-pricing-added-services <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The San Antonio Convention &amp; Visitors Bureau, Visit Baltimore, and the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor &amp; Convention Bureau recently announced a joint program called Synchronicities, a three-city marketing partnership.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/new-tri-city-alliance-offers-rotating-association-meetings-value-pricing-added-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/marketing/new-tri-city-alliance-offers-rotating-association-meetings-value-pricing-added-services#comments Marketing Negotiating/Contracts Trade Shows Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:46:00 +0000 43011 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>River barge dinner along San Antonio&#39;s River Walk.</p> <p><span>River barge dinner along San Antonio&#39;s River Walk.</span></p> Risk Management Runs the Gamut for Global Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/risk-management-runs-gamut-global-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“The whole area of risk mitigation, keeping up with those geopolitical trends, is the single biggest shift in our jobs over the past 20 years,” said Gregg Talley, president and CEO, Talley Management Group. Read his tips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/risk-management-runs-gamut-global-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/risk-management-runs-gamut-global-meetings#comments Budget/Currency/VAT Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Global Meetings Resources Risk Management Medical Meetings Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:58:00 +0000 43001 at http://meetingsnet.com