Corporate Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6609/more en A Insurance Conference Planner’s Storied Career http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/insurance-conference-planner-s-storied-career <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Chuck Lane has a Super Bowl ring, worked 13 seasons for the Green Bay Packers, and drove around the country with Satchel Paige promoting the Harlem Globetrotters. After all that, he spent nearly three decades planning incentive conferences. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/insurance-conference-planner-s-storied-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/insurance-conference-planner-s-storied-career#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:40:00 +0000 43541 at http://meetingsnet.com Challenge to Big Chain CEOs: Be First With Free Wi-Fi http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The time has come for all hotels worldwide to offer complimentary basic Internet to all guests. I challenge Messrs. Nasseta, Sorenson, Hoplamazian, Van Paasschen (CEOs of Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Starwood, respectively) to be the industry leader on Wi-Fi.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Medical Meetings News Tech Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:02:00 +0000 43531 at http://meetingsnet.com The Big List of What Matters to a Revenue Manager http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/big-list-what-matters-revenue-manager <div class="field-deck"> If you can help a hotel’s RevPAR with date flexibility or future meetings, you’ve got the revenue manager’s attention. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If you can help a hotel’s <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiating/vendor/meetings_understanding_revpar" title="RevPAR" target="_blank">RevPAR</a></span> with date flexibility or the promise of future meetings, you’ve got the revenue manager’s attention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/big-list-what-matters-revenue-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/big-list-what-matters-revenue-manager#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Site Selection/RFPs Medical Meetings Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:47:00 +0000 43481 at http://meetingsnet.com Risk Management Runs the Gamut for Global Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/risk-management-runs-gamut-global-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“The whole area of risk mitigation, keeping up with those geopolitical trends, is the single biggest shift in our jobs over the past 20 years,” said Gregg Talley, president and CEO, Talley Management Group. Read his tips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/risk-management-runs-gamut-global-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/risk-management-runs-gamut-global-meetings#comments Budget/Currency/VAT Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Global Meetings Resources Risk Management Medical Meetings Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:58:00 +0000 43001 at http://meetingsnet.com Ding Dong SMM is Dead—Not! http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/ding-dong-smm-dead-not <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If I were to believe my eyes, all the evidence would lead me to believe that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/strategic-meetings-management" title="Strategic Meetings Management " target="_blank">strategic meetings management</a></span> is dead. Well, I'm not buying it!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/ding-dong-smm-dead-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/ding-dong-smm-dead-not#comments Strategic Meetings Management Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:26:00 +0000 42921 at http://meetingsnet.com Cost of Meetings: Big Hikes Ahead in the U.S. and Latin America http://meetingsnet.com/budgetcurrencyvat/cost-meetings-big-hikes-ahead-us-and-latin-america <div class="field-deck"> But if you booked Europe for 2015, you won the value lottery. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Planners who booked Europe for 2015 are looking pretty smart, budget-wise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetcurrencyvat/cost-meetings-big-hikes-ahead-us-and-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetcurrencyvat/cost-meetings-big-hikes-ahead-us-and-latin-america#comments Budget/Currency/VAT Financial/Insurance Meetings Medical Meetings News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:22:00 +0000 42901 at http://meetingsnet.com The SMM Pro: Why Strategic Meeting Management Is Like Interior Design http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/smm-pro-why-strategic-meeting-management-interior-design <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Why buying technology or implementing meeting planning services is not the same as developing a strategic approach, and what you can do now to ensure the "strategic" piece of your SMMP stays on track, regardless of who's issuing the RFPs</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/smm-pro-why-strategic-meeting-management-interior-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/smm-pro-why-strategic-meeting-management-interior-design#comments Strategic Meetings Management Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 42861 at http://meetingsnet.com Gallery: Scenes from MPI WEC 2014 http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/gallery-scenes-mpi-wec-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Check out the action from this year's Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/gallery-scenes-mpi-wec-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/gallery-scenes-mpi-wec-2014#comments Corporate Meetings Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:33:00 +0000 42821 at http://meetingsnet.com BCD M&I Acquires Universal Meeting Management http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/bcd-mi-acquires-universal-meeting-management <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>One the industry's largest independent meeting planning companies gets even bigger</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/bcd-mi-acquires-universal-meeting-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/outsourcing/bcd-mi-acquires-universal-meeting-management#comments Outsourcing Medical Meetings Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 42801 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>BCD M&amp;I&nbsp;Global President Scott Graf&nbsp;</p> What’s New at Sea for Meetings and Incentives http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/what-s-new-sea-meetings-and-incentives <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cruisers of the past could never dream about the things your groups can enjoy on ships today: variety, Internet, open dining, eco-consciousness, modern styling (witness The Hideaway lounge on Celebrity Solstice, pictured) and a whole lot more</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/what-s-new-sea-meetings-and-incentives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/what-s-new-sea-meetings-and-incentives#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Site Selection/RFPs Global Events Medical Meetings Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:48:00 +0000 42721 at http://meetingsnet.com