Association Meetings Resources http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en 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 Resources Financial/Insurance Meetings Association 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 Resources Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Trade Shows Expert Advice 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 Brian Casey to Succeed Ducate at CEIR http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/brian-casey-succeed-ducate-ceir <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Brian Casey will become the new president and chief executive officer for the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, effective December 1, 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/brian-casey-succeed-ducate-ceir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/brian-casey-succeed-ducate-ceir#comments Association Meetings Resources Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:09:00 +0000 37842 at http://meetingsnet.com <p> Brian Casey</p> 5 Ways the Government Shutdown Hurts Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/5-ways-government-shutdown-hurts-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The federal government shutdown, now in its second week, is causing headaches for meetings inside and outside the Beltway. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/5-ways-government-shutdown-hurts-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/5-ways-government-shutdown-hurts-meetings#comments Association Meetings Resources Budgeting/Cost Savings Religious/SMERF Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:32:00 +0000 37242 at http://meetingsnet.com <p> Government workers protest the shutdown.</p> Cool Revolution via Flickr Despite Shutdown, Washington, D.C. Remains Open for Meetings Business http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/despite-shutdown-washington-dc-remains-open-meetings-business <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The federal government may be shutdown, but meetings in the nation’s capital aren’t.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/despite-shutdown-washington-dc-remains-open-meetings-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings-resources/despite-shutdown-washington-dc-remains-open-meetings-business#comments Association Meetings Resources Marketing Northeast U.S. Southeast Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:34:00 +0000 36922 at http://meetingsnet.com <p> Greg O&#39;Dell, president and CEO, Events DC.</p>