More than 5,000 association execs and exhibitors cruised to Detroit for the American Society of Association Executives annual conference. (Pictured, attendees enjoy the opening reception at The Henry Ford Museum.)...More
There's more to engaging attendees before, during, and after meetings than just Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Here's how social media channels Pinterest, Snapchat, and Periscope can help jazz up your next event....More
Check out this gallery of photos from Meeting Professionals International's World Education Congress 2015, held in San Francisco August 1–4. This year's WEC featured dynamic general session speakers and a new variety of education formats.
Hacking is quick, easy, and lucrative, says cyber threat analyst Michael Robinson. Here are six best practices for protecting your critical organizational data—and that of your attendees—at meetings....More
While it's (very) tempting to let go of your fitness routines and to eat all those desserts while traveling for business, we know we shouldn't. How do you work exercise and good eating habits into your business trips?...More
Among the major new education initiatives Meeting Professionals International President and CEO Paul Van Deventer announced at the start of MPI’s World Education Congress in San Francisco August 2 is MPI Academy, meant to include all of the education MPI creates as well as education from partners....More
We asked the MeetingsNet IdeaXchange thought leaders the age-old question: What did you do on your summer vacation? Here's how they are taking some time for rest and relaxation this summer. Where's your summer getaway?
Business travelers staying in select Hilton hotels this fall can spend a couple of hours meeting fellow travelers and doing their part to stop world hunger. Stop Hunger Now's Karen Sanders Noe and Hilton Worldwide's Rob Scypinski (pictured) spread the word about their partnership at the 2015 GBTA Convention....More
According to a new study, an average of one out of every three group room nights in the U.S. is booked outside of the official room block, so your room-block history only tells a partial story about your event’s value. It’s time for a new metric: Event room demand....More
Results of an exclusive survey reveal what medical meeting planners value in sites, venues, and destinations, what their meeting and trade show budgets look like, the number and size of the meetings they plan, and more....More
“You learn from the things you do, not from the things you don’t.”
That was one piece of advice among hundreds flying off the stage from women (and a few men!) sharing their stories and experience during the day-long Women in Travel Summit....More
MeetingsNet asked Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, to identify five major global meeting trends and discuss how they played into the design of the education and activities at IMEX Frankfurt 2015, and how they will be integrated at IMEX America. Here are her thoughts....More