Association Meetings Resources http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Meeting RFP Language That Can Change the World http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/meeting-rfp-language-can-change-world <div class="field-deck"> Do you have anti-trafficking standards for your meeting suppliers? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Do you have anti-trafficking standards for your meeting suppliers?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/meeting-rfp-language-can-change-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/meeting-rfp-language-can-change-world#comments Association Meetings Resources Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:06:00 +0000 44831 at http://meetingsnet.com Liverpool, England, Convention Centers Name U.S. Association Exec as Representative http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/liverpool-england-convention-centers-name-us-association-exec-represe <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>ACC Liverpool, the organization that represents the primary meeting and convention facilities in the northern English city, has appointed Peter J Berry, CAE, of Berry&sup2; &amp; Associates, LLC, to lead its marketing efforts in North America. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/liverpool-england-convention-centers-name-us-association-exec-represe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/liverpool-england-convention-centers-name-us-association-exec-represe#comments Association Meetings Resources Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:21:00 +0000 44241 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>ACC Liverpool on the waterfront.</p> <p>Peter J. Berry</p> 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> 4 Tips for Training Event Staff http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/4-tips-training-event-staff <div class="field-byline"> By Drew D’Agostino </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's your event staffers, whether <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/7-strategies-effective-site-volunteers-your-meetings" title="7 Strategies for Effective On-Site Volunteers at Your Meetings" target="_blank">volunteer</a></span> or contracted, who ensure that guests experience the event as you've envisioned it. Are they up to the task? Try these four training best practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/4-tips-training-event-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/4-tips-training-event-staff#comments Association Meetings Association Meetings Resources Financial/Insurance Meetings Checklists International Partners Outsourcing Medical Meetings Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:01:00 +0000 39911 at http://meetingsnet.com 20 in Their 20s: PCMA Honors Young Meetings Industry Stars http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/20-their-20s-pcma-honors-young-meetings-industry-stars <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Professional Convention Management Association announced the honorees in its first “Twenty in Their Twenties” program, which acknowledges the meetings industry’s emerging leaders, both planners and suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/20-their-20s-pcma-honors-young-meetings-industry-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/20-their-20s-pcma-honors-young-meetings-industry-stars#comments Association Meetings Resources Education/Certification Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:05:00 +0000 38901 at http://meetingsnet.com Online-Survey Provider Studies Session Evaluation Response Rates http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/online-survey-provider-studies-session-evaluation-response-rates <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some 48 percent of association meeting attendees fill out online session evaluations, according to a study by MeetingMetrics of users of its meeting measurement software.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/online-survey-provider-studies-session-evaluation-response-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/online-survey-provider-studies-session-evaluation-response-rates#comments Association Meetings Resources Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:41:00 +0000 38891 at http://meetingsnet.com 12 Trends in International Association Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/12-trends-international-association-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Two-thirds of international <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings" title="" target="_blank">association meetings</a></span> are organized by national members from the host country, while far fewer are run by in-house staff or third-party professional congress organizers, according to the 2013 Union of International Associations Meetings Survey. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/12-trends-international-association-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/12-trends-international-association-meetings#comments Association Meetings Resources Global Meetings Resources Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:27:00 +0000 38881 at http://meetingsnet.com Boston Strong for PCMA Annual Meeting, Calling Local Volunteers http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/boston-strong-pcma-annual-meeting-calling-local-volunteers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>PCMA is headed to Boston January 12-15 for its annual education fest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/boston-strong-pcma-annual-meeting-calling-local-volunteers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/boston-strong-pcma-annual-meeting-calling-local-volunteers#comments Association Meetings Resources Education/Certification Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:08:00 +0000 38431 at http://meetingsnet.com <p> A beautiful view of the Boston skyline.</p> 16 Questions to Ask to Control Convention Center Costs http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/16-questions-ask-control-convention-center-costs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>During 12 years of negotiating with convention centers, Beth Hecquet, CMP, CMM, director of meetings and events, National Association of Sports Commissions, has compiled a list of questions to ask to help her control costs and manage her budget.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/16-questions-ask-control-convention-center-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/16-questions-ask-control-convention-center-costs#comments Association Meetings Association Meetings Resources Expert Advice Negotiating/Contracts Trade Shows Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:51:00 +0000 38131 at http://meetingsnet.com 11 Lessons on Negotiating with Convention Centers http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/11-lessons-negotiating-convention-centers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many association meeting managers are dealing with slashed budgets, decreasing attendance, and shrinking room blocks. However, convention centers are under their own financial pressures to generate revenues. How has the equation changed when it comes to planners getting the best value for their dollar? Here are 11 lessons from convention experts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/11-lessons-negotiating-convention-centers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/11-lessons-negotiating-convention-centers#comments Association Meetings Resources Negotiating/Contracts Trade Shows Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:32:00 +0000 38121 at http://meetingsnet.com