Resources and Reports en 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Budgeting/Cost Savings Marketing Negotiating/Contracts Pharma Meeting Planning Resources and Reports face2face Sat, 20 Jun 2015 18:43:00 +0000 51001 at Guide to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Image by NORRIE3699 on Thinkstock by Getty Images Get Ready to Rally for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Resources and Reports Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:24:00 +0000 47701 at Coming In 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Mike Watson Images/Moodboard/Thinkstock by Getty Images Sustainable Swag and Special Gifts for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Meetings/CSR Resources and Reports Speakers Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:57:00 +0000 45501 at <p>A Canon PowerShot N100: For that special speaker in your life</p> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Negotiating/Contracts Resources and Reports Site Selection/RFPs Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:41:00 +0000 38861 at Meetings Mean Business Coalition Hires PR Firm to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Meetings Resources Marketing Medical Meetings Resources Resources and Reports News Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:46:00 +0000 38001 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religious/SMERF Resources and Reports Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:02:00 +0000 37342 at GBTA Survey: SMMPs Get Good Grades—Most of the 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="" 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Financial/Insurance Meetings Resources and Reports Strategic Meetings Management Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:05:00 +0000 37002 at Pair of Studies: Wi-Fi Critical for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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