Resources and Reports http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6615/more en 2014 Paragon Awards http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/2014-paragon-awards <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings" title="" target="_blank">MeetingsNet/corporate&incentives</a></span> is calling all corporate meeting planners to nominate their favorite hotels, resorts, and conference centers for the MeetingsNet/corporate&incentives 2013 Paragon Awards, and be automatically entered to win a men’s or women’s watch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/2014-paragon-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/2014-paragon-awards#comments Resources and Reports Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 40541 at http://meetingsnet.com 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 Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Tech News/Trends Resources and Reports Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 36782 at http://meetingsnet.com CEIR Explores How Exhibitors Share Info With Attendees http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/ceir-explores-how-exhibitors-share-info-attendees <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Are exhibitors sharing product information in a way that attendees want to consume it?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/ceir-explores-how-exhibitors-share-info-attendees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/ceir-explores-how-exhibitors-share-info-attendees#comments Sponsorships Objectives/ROI Resources and Reports Trade Shows Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:47:00 +0000 36121 at http://meetingsnet.com 2013 Incentive Merchandise & Gift Card Survey http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2013-incentive-merchandise-gift-card-survey <div class="field-deck"> How do companies tailor qualifications and awards to different participants for maximum results? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New joint survey between MeetingsNet and the Incentive Research Foundation focuses on design strategies </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2013-incentive-merchandise-gift-card-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2013-incentive-merchandise-gift-card-survey#comments Merchandise/Gift Cards Resources and Reports Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:27:00 +0000 35651 at http://meetingsnet.com 2013 Paragon Awards http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/2013-cmi-paragon-awards <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings" title="" target="_blank">MeetingsNet/corporate&incentives</a></span> is calling all corporate meeting planners to nominate their favorite hotels, resorts, and conference centers for the MeetingsNet/corporate&incentives 2013 Paragon Awards, and be automatically entered to win a men’s or women’s watch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/2013-cmi-paragon-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/resources-and-reports/2013-cmi-paragon-awards#comments Resources and Reports Fri, 03 May 2013 19:46:00 +0000 14056 at http://meetingsnet.com Lifting the Curtain on Small-Business Events http://meetingsnet.com/blog/lifting-curtain-small-business-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>This infographic highlights everything from the top small-business event types, to the reasons small businesses hold events and how they market them, to what they find easiest and most difficult along the way.</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/lifting-curtain-small-business-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/lifting-curtain-small-business-events#comments Resources and Reports face2face Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:03:00 +0000 32731 at http://meetingsnet.com