Association Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en New Brands Emerge from Benchmark/Gemstone Combo http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/new-brands-emerge-benchmarkgemstone-combo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts have merged to become BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company with a new corporate identity and three distinct hotel collections.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/new-brands-emerge-benchmarkgemstone-combo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/new-brands-emerge-benchmarkgemstone-combo#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Medical Meetings Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:28:00 +0000 65841 at http://meetingsnet.com Passion Is the Secret Sauce for 3 New Events Created by Independents http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/passion-secret-sauce-3-new-events-created-independents <div class="field-deck"> Meeting planning companies don’t always wait around for the clients to come to them. Here are three new events created and owned by top independents. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Meeting planning companies don’t always wait around for the clients to come to them. Here are three new events created and owned by top independents.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/passion-secret-sauce-3-new-events-created-independents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/passion-secret-sauce-3-new-events-created-independents#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:27:00 +0000 65811 at http://meetingsnet.com How to Detox Your Event’s Attention Junkies http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/how-detox-your-event-s-attention-junkies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Here’s my prescription for attention addiction, the latest epidemic plaguing today’s selfie-centered world.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/how-detox-your-event-s-attention-junkies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/how-detox-your-event-s-attention-junkies#comments Association Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Speakers Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:42:00 +0000 65771 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Cartoon man with megaphone</p> Thinkstock by Getty Images MPI Restructures Staff and Teams http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/mpi-restructures-staff-and-teams <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Meeting Professionals International realigns existing staff and brings in new hires to support its strategic growth plan.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/mpi-restructures-staff-and-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/mpi-restructures-staff-and-teams#comments Association Meetings Career Corporate Meetings Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:07:00 +0000 65741 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Arrows: Old Way, New way</p> Thinkstock by Getty Images The Experience that Changed CES Forever http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/experience-changed-ces-forever <div class="field-byline"> By Karen Chupka, Consumer Technology Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Karen Chupka, SVP at the Consumer Technology Association, which runs the world-renowned Consumer Electronics Show, looks back at the day that reframed the show’s approach to exhibiting companies—and shares a lesson for organizers of events both large and small.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/experience-changed-ces-forever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/experience-changed-ces-forever#comments Association Meetings Audience Engagement Sponsorships Corporate Meetings Tech Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:47:00 +0000 65681 at http://meetingsnet.com Uniquely Unpredictable: The 2017 Business Travel and Meetings Forecast http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/uniquely-unpredictable-2017-business-travel-and-meetings-forecast <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Advito has released its 2017 Industry Forecast, and on just about every page is a note about the difficulty of projecting travel and meeting demand until the results of the U.S. presidential election are in.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/uniquely-unpredictable-2017-business-travel-and-meetings-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/uniquely-unpredictable-2017-business-travel-and-meetings-forecast#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:41:00 +0000 65621 at http://meetingsnet.com Sustainability Goes Mainstream for Freeman Management http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/sustainability-goes-mainstream-freeman-management <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Environmental and social responsibility are standard operating procedure at Freeman with its new ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management certification.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/sustainability-goes-mainstream-freeman-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/sustainability-goes-mainstream-freeman-management#comments Association Meetings Green Meetings/CSR Corporate Meetings Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:28:00 +0000 65591 at http://meetingsnet.com 6 Strategies That Will Make Your Sponsors Love You http://meetingsnet.com/sponsorships/6-strategies-will-make-your-sponsors-love-you <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If you want to make sure your meeting sponsors continue to spend their valuable marketing dollars with you, take this advice from a sponsorship veteran.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/sponsorships/6-strategies-will-make-your-sponsors-love-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/sponsorships/6-strategies-will-make-your-sponsors-love-you#comments Sponsorships Corporate Meetings Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:47:00 +0000 65581 at http://meetingsnet.com The Meeting Planner’s New Secret Weapon: Vulnerability http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/meeting-planner-s-new-secret-weapon-vulnerability <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Planners need to tap into the “vulnerability paradox” before they can create the real, meaningful experiences today’s participants demand.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/meeting-planner-s-new-secret-weapon-vulnerability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/meeting-planner-s-new-secret-weapon-vulnerability#comments Association Meetings Career Resources Corporate Meetings Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:46:00 +0000 65511 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Color swirl</p> Thinkstock by Getty Images You Value Your Speakers—So Why Are You Discounting Them? http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/you-value-your-speakers-so-why-are-you-discounting-them <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Instead of asking speakers to discount their fee or work “for exposure,” partner with them to find ways to maximize their value while minimizing costs.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/you-value-your-speakers-so-why-are-you-discounting-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/you-value-your-speakers-so-why-are-you-discounting-them#comments Association Meetings Resources Budgeting/Cost Savings Resources and Reports Speakers Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:36:00 +0000 65481 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>hands adding puzzle pieces that add up to an idea</p> Thinkstock by Getty Images