Share a little info up front and instead of facing a sea of humanity in the exhibit hall, you could sit and have a coffee with just the right person to move your project, career, challenge, or idea forward....More
The only way to know what it's like on the ground in your destination is to be on the ground. Don't let attendees' perceptions keep you from giving them the opportunity to enrich their lives through international travel....More
Duty of care practices are well established for individual employees traveling the world for their companies. Two presenters at the recent Global Business Travel Association Convention say the same focus has not been turned on meeting attendees....More
We've got this year's ranking from our sister magazine, Special Events. See who made the list, and read about the trends DMCs are watching, including longer booking windows and higher customer expectations....More
Your attendees' meeting experience starts as soon as they walk out the front door. Keep their journeys as smooth as possible by getting them enrolled in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program. (YOU are enrolled, right?)...More
Automated airport security screening lanes can cut your time in line by up to 40 percent. The first ones are in Atlanta and others should be on the way. New TSA head Peter Neffenger is on the lookout for all good ideas to make airport security better....More
Ovation Global’s Aoife Delaney likes a bit of the unpredictable in her life: As a new mom about to take the reins as SITE’s youngest-ever president, she’ll be breaking plenty of new ground ahead....More
In addition to presenting its usual roster of compelling keynoters and wide-ranging educational breakout sessions, Financial & Insurance Conference Planners announced a new vision, mission, and brand positioning during its Education Forum in June.
The message of a new video from the Convention Industry Council, which administers the Certified Meeting Professional designation, is that even planners whose plates are full can find time to earn their CMPs. Take a look....More
With multiple audiences to engage, layers of stakeholders to satisfy, budgets to mind, and a new brand to introduce, the marketing team at insurance brokerage and consulting firm NFP had to step up the creativity to produce the 2016 NFP Strategy Summit, held at the Omni Dallas in February.
Many planners get pushback from hotels when asking about donating leftover food. A little digging into the issue reveals that, although there is a law that protects people who donate food, it’s still easier for companies to have a blanket policy against it. But that's changing.
Check out our sanity-saving, energy-boosting, productivity-raising travel and meeting advice for planners and suppliers hitting the road for networking and education over the next few months. Then share your tips!...More
A new rule for financial advisers that could have an impact on the incentive travel industry was designed to protect investors from potential adviser conflicts of interests. Steve Bova sees more to the story....More