Ten to 15 years from now, the majority of meeting decision-makers will be Gen X and Gen Y. So conference centers and hotels need to learn more about what matters to this group—and fast.
That was the thinking behind the International Association of Conference Centers study, “The Intergenerational Preferences of Meeting Planners,” which was presented at IACC’s annual meeting in March and will be expanded for 2014....More
Drawing on careers that have spanned more than three decades, three of this year’s Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders inductees offer advice to those just entering the meetings and hospitality industry. The inductees will be honored on October 13 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, two days before the start of IMEX America....More
Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" is always fun reading, but we all know that most workplaces in the U.S. just aren’t in this league. Nonetheless, there are things you can do to recognize and reward your employees....More
If there’s one word that describes the current state of the meetings industry as 2012 comes to a close, it’s this: “flat.” And as organizations look toward 2013—and specifically the potential for higher taxes and spending cuts from the “fiscal cliff”—that word could quickly become “downturn.”...More
The Professional Convention Management Association’s annual salary survey shows a widening wage gap between meeting pros who have their Certified Meeting Professional designation and those who don’t....More
The standards the Convention Industry Council uses in the Certified Meeting Professional program will be updated, broadened, and renamed the CMP International Standards early next year. The CMP standards, which are updated every five years, have always ......More