Financial/Insurance Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6610/more en Kimpton and IHG: What Side Are You On? http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/kimpton-and-ihg-what-side-are-you <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Loyalists of boutique brand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants wonder if changes are in store after the company was purchased by hospitality giant IHG, owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, and Crowne Plaza brands. (Pictured, Kimpton's Eventi hotel in New York City.)</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/kimpton-and-ihg-what-side-are-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/kimpton-and-ihg-what-side-are-you#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:25:00 +0000 46151 at http://meetingsnet.com Commentary: Year of the Backlash http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/commentary-year-backlash <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>My backlash list includes TEDTalks and Swiss-Army-knife event apps. What's on yours?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/commentary-year-backlash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/commentary-year-backlash#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Event Design Event Planning Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:55:00 +0000 46021 at http://meetingsnet.com Trending 2015: Ideas on the Innovative Edge of Meetings & Events http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/trending-2015-ideas-innovative-edge-meetings-events <div class="field-byline"> By the MeetingsNet Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Our year-end look at what's trending for 2015 includes new twists (selfies as promotional tools), major shifts (have you considered downscaling hotels?), little wows (smartphones as room keys), and big impressions (a wall of Instagram photos). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/trending-2015-ideas-innovative-edge-meetings-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/trending-2015-ideas-innovative-edge-meetings-events#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings International Partners Event Design Event Planning Medical Meetings Tech Premium Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:24:00 +0000 45721 at http://meetingsnet.com 9 Ways Meetings Affect Hotels: New Trends Report http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/9-ways-meetings-affect-hotels-new-trends-report <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>To keep meeting customers coming back, hotel companies must focus on cybersecurity, helping planners collect data, creating affordable brands, and, of course, providing reliable Wi-Fi. Read more in the just-released report from Meetings Mean Business and Social Tables.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/9-ways-meetings-affect-hotels-new-trends-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/9-ways-meetings-affect-hotels-new-trends-report#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Event Management Tech News/Trends Event Planning Medical Meetings Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:47:00 +0000 45841 at http://meetingsnet.com 10 Incentive Travel Trends: IRF Calls it the Recession Rebound http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/10-incentive-travel-trends-irf-calls-it-recession-rebound <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Incentive planners: Use programs to attract and retain high-performing employees in preparation for the coming talent shortage. Venues: Scrap your wellness window dressing and invest in real programs that improve how customers meet and travel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/10-incentive-travel-trends-irf-calls-it-recession-rebound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/10-incentive-travel-trends-irf-calls-it-recession-rebound#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management News Premium Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:27:00 +0000 45741 at http://meetingsnet.com A Meeting Planner in Dublin http://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/meeting-planner-dublin <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Beautiful and compact Dublin has enough history and culture to satisfy and excite even the most jaded of travelers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/meeting-planner-dublin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/meeting-planner-dublin#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Europe/Middle East/Africa Global Site Research Site Selection/RFPs Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:37:00 +0000 45751 at http://meetingsnet.com What Should an Event App Cost? How About Free? http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/what-should-event-app-cost-how-about-free <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Here's how to get an event app with basic features and on-site tech support, free. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/what-should-event-app-cost-how-about-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/mobileapps/what-should-event-app-cost-how-about-free#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Mobile/Apps Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:34:00 +0000 45641 at http://meetingsnet.com 8 Takeaways for Planners from Omni Hotels http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/8-takeaways-planners-omni-hotels <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some 140 planners and representatives from Omni Hotels & Resorts met at the Omni Parker House in Boston last month for the fourth annual Be Collaborative event. In addition to a professional development presentation by Simon T. Bailey, attendees went to Omni Meetings University (online). Here's what they learned.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/8-takeaways-planners-omni-hotels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/8-takeaways-planners-omni-hotels#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Tue, 02 Dec 2014 01:10:00 +0000 45621 at http://meetingsnet.com Gallery: Hawaii Brings Out FICP's Aloha Spirit http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/gallery-hawaii-brings-out-ficps-aloha-spirit <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>On the scene at the Financial & Insurance Conference Planners’ 2014 Annual Conference at the Hilton Waikoloa Village</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/gallery-hawaii-brings-out-ficps-aloha-spirit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/gallery-hawaii-brings-out-ficps-aloha-spirit#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Event Planning Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:03:00 +0000 45571 at http://meetingsnet.com Corporate Gifts: The On-Site Experience http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/corporate-gifts-site-experience <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Incentive conference planners are wowing attendees by combining Instagram-worthy experiences with boast-worthy gifts. And the trend is growing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/corporate-gifts-site-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/corporate-gifts-site-experience#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Merchandise/Gift Cards Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:12:00 +0000 45441 at http://meetingsnet.com