Resources and Reports http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6615/more en Defining Success, Meeting Planning Style http://meetingsnet.com/blog/defining-success-meeting-planning-style <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Cvent surveyed more than 2,000 of its clients to find out what makes meetings tick these days. Here's a sneak peek of some of the results unveiled last week—you won't believe the size of the largest meeting planning committee they found!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/defining-success-meeting-planning-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/defining-success-meeting-planning-style#comments Budgeting/Cost Savings Marketing Negotiating/Contracts Pharma Meeting Planning Resources and Reports face2face Sat, 20 Jun 2015 18:43:00 +0000 51001 at http://meetingsnet.com Guide to Meetings Industry Certifications http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/guide-meetings-industry-certifications <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>There’s an alphabet soup of certification programs open to meeting planners. Here’s what those acronyms on your colleagues’ LinkedIn profiles mean—and how to get them yourself.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/guide-meetings-industry-certifications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/guide-meetings-industry-certifications#comments Association Meetings Education/Certification Medical Meetings Resources Pharma Meeting Planning Resources and Reports Event Planning Premium Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:50:00 +0000 49241 at http://meetingsnet.com Image by NORRIE3699 on Thinkstock by Getty Images Get Ready to Rally for Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/get-ready-rally-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Meetings Mean Business Coalition recently announced the first-ever North American Meetings Industry Day, set for April 16.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/get-ready-rally-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/get-ready-rally-meetings#comments Marketing Resources and Reports Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:24:00 +0000 47701 at http://meetingsnet.com Coming In 2015: North American Meetings Industry Day http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/coming-2015-north-american-meetings-industry-day <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The U.S., Canada, and Mexico will celebrate all things meetings next April 16 in first multinational event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/coming-2015-north-american-meetings-industry-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career-resources/coming-2015-north-american-meetings-industry-day#comments Association Meetings Resources Career Resources Global Meetings Resources Medical Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Premium Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:22:00 +0000 46171 at http://meetingsnet.com Mike Watson Images/Moodboard/Thinkstock by Getty Images Sustainable Swag and Special Gifts for Speakers http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/sustainable-swag-and-special-gifts-speakers <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Can swag be sustainable? Here is a gallery of favorite eco-friendly picks, along with our choices for memorable speakers gifts.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/sustainable-swag-and-special-gifts-speakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/sustainable-swag-and-special-gifts-speakers#comments Green Meetings/CSR Resources and Reports Speakers Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:57:00 +0000 45501 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>A Canon PowerShot N100: For that special speaker in your life</p> Survey Shows What Hotel Amenities Planners and Attendees Want http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/survey-shows-what-hotel-amenities-planners-and-attendees-want <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The amenity that most influences planners' booking decisions is discounted sleeping rooms, according to a Cvent survey of 800 U.S.-based meeting planners. The most attractive amenity to their attendees is free Wi-Fi/Internet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/survey-shows-what-hotel-amenities-planners-and-attendees-want" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/survey-shows-what-hotel-amenities-planners-and-attendees-want#comments Negotiating/Contracts Resources and Reports Site Selection/RFPs Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:41:00 +0000 38861 at http://meetingsnet.com Meetings Mean Business Coalition Hires PR Firm to Create Messaging Campaign http://meetingsnet.com/news/meetings-mean-business-coalition-hires-pr-firm-create-messaging-campaign <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A coalition of meetings industry leaders has hired a public relations firm to launch a messaging campaign to communicate the value of meetings to policymakers, corporate America, and the general public, and, perhaps more critically, to change perceptions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/news/meetings-mean-business-coalition-hires-pr-firm-create-messaging-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/news/meetings-mean-business-coalition-hires-pr-firm-create-messaging-campaign#comments Global Meetings Resources Marketing Medical Meetings Resources Resources and Reports News Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:46:00 +0000 38001 at http://meetingsnet.com <p> The Meetings Mean Business Coalition at IMEX America in Las Vegas.</p> Carolyn Clark Shutdown is “Throttling” Travel; CIC Urges Meeting Pros to Speak Out http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/shutdown-throttling-travel-cic-urges-meeting-pros-speak-out <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Convention Industry Council is urging meeting professionals to speak out and take action to end the federal government shutdown. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/shutdown-throttling-travel-cic-urges-meeting-pros-speak-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/religioussmerf/shutdown-throttling-travel-cic-urges-meeting-pros-speak-out#comments Religious/SMERF Resources and Reports Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:02:00 +0000 37342 at http://meetingsnet.com GBTA Survey: SMMPs Get Good Grades—Most of the Time http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/gbta-survey-smmps-get-good-grades-most-time <div class="field-deck"> Meeting managers report success with their programs, especially at the biggest companies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p> A just-released survey from the Global Business Travel Association finds 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> programs are getting good grades from meeting planners and bringing the biggest benefits to the biggest companies.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/gbta-survey-smmps-get-good-grades-most-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/gbta-survey-smmps-get-good-grades-most-time#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Resources and Reports Strategic Meetings Management Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:05:00 +0000 37002 at http://meetingsnet.com Pair of Studies: Wi-Fi Critical for Business Travel and Events http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/pair-studies-wi-fi-critical-business-travel-and-events <div class="field-deck"> Hotels need to make major investments in infrastructure; users need to share the cost. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Meeting planners want free Wi-Fi, but free Wi-Fi is often inadequate. Resolving the disconnect will require hotels to make major investments in infrastructure and users to share the cost.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/pair-studies-wi-fi-critical-business-travel-and-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/pair-studies-wi-fi-critical-business-travel-and-events#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Tech News/Trends Resources and Reports Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 36782 at http://meetingsnet.com