Meetings create personal connections, drive positive business outcomes, and build strong communities. The Meetings Mean Business coalition and its new leadership are committed to telling that story....More
When you’re a meeting planner at a company whose culture is defined by creativity and innovation, you better keep those ideas coming. Here's how Caryn Taylor Lucia, Debbie Lipsky, and the rest of SEI’s meeting team get it done.
We're sharing updates from some of the destinations, venues, and companies the MeetingsNet team of editors met while walking the busy aisles of IMEX America 2015. (Click on over to the gallery to find out where you get a bathtub on your guest house veranda.)
By the end of 2018, nearly one-third of hotels in the U.S. with at least 1,000 rooms will be in the Marriott portfolio—specifcally, part of Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network. (Pictured, Gaylord Palms)...More
With sustainability a strong focus among corporate brands and their customers, a new research project seeks to measure the green practices of Fortune 500 companies now as compared to five years ago—particularly in the realm of meetings and events....More
A two-hour, deep-dive session during IMEX America's Smart Monday October 12 yielded lots of ideas for green and inclusive meetings along with resources for measuring your impact and telling your story....More
Check out our gallery of free meeting planning e-books, guides, tip sheets, and more you can download for the cost of your e-mail address. (OK, some might consider that a high price, but we think these resources are worth it.)
HGA took home the Supplier of the Year award in the large destination management company alliance/consortium category at the 2015 Maritz Collaborative in August. The award is based on survey results from a year’s worth of programs on which HGA DMCs partnered with Maritz event planners....More
Tucked into the scenic foothills of Colorado's Vail Valley, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, exudes laid-back luxury. The resort hosted 28 high-level financial and insurance conference planners at this summer's Ritz-Carlton Insurance Advisory Council.
Longtime destination management company owner Grant Snider has launched a new company, Meeting Escrow, designed to help planners navigate the risks of paying deposits to meeting suppliers—while at the same time helping suppliers get paid on schedule....More
We've got a comedy troupe's foolproof plan for helping execs get their corporate messages across, engage attendees, and maintain the energy of the meeting you've worked so long and hard to plan....More
Ever seen the word "citywide" next to the word "incentive"? Four luxury resorts in Dana Point, Calif., have joined forces to attract larger incentive programs booked into multiple properties. (Pictured, the St. Regis Monarch Beach)...More