Event Planning http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en Kimpton and IHG: What Side Are You On? http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/kimpton-and-ihg-what-side-are-you <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Loyalists of boutique brand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants wonder if changes are in store after the company was purchased by hospitality giant IHG, owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, and Crowne Plaza brands. (Pictured, Kimpton's Eventi hotel in New York City.)</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/kimpton-and-ihg-what-side-are-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/kimpton-and-ihg-what-side-are-you#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:25:00 +0000 46151 at http://meetingsnet.com Commentary: Year of the Backlash http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/commentary-year-backlash <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>My backlash list includes TEDTalks and Swiss-Army-knife event apps. What's on yours?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/commentary-year-backlash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/commentary-year-backlash#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Event Design Event Planning Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:55:00 +0000 46021 at http://meetingsnet.com MeetingsNet Editors Pick Top 10 Speakers of 2014 http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/meetingsnet-editors-pick-top-10-speakers-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">We MeetingsNet editors do get around&mdash;to meetings industry meetings, that is. Herewith is our list of our favorite speakers from the meetings we attended in 2014.</span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/meetingsnet-editors-pick-top-10-speakers-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/meetingsnet-editors-pick-top-10-speakers-2014#comments Global Meetings Resources Speakers Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:28:00 +0000 46001 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Felix Finkbeiner</p> Trending 2015: Ideas on the Innovative Edge of Meetings & Events http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/trending-2015-ideas-innovative-edge-meetings-events <div class="field-byline"> By the MeetingsNet Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Our year-end look at what's trending for 2015 includes new twists (selfies as promotional tools), major shifts (have you considered downscaling hotels?), little wows (smartphones as room keys), and big impressions (a wall of Instagram photos). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/trending-2015-ideas-innovative-edge-meetings-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/trending-2015-ideas-innovative-edge-meetings-events#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings International Partners Event Design Event Planning Medical Meetings Tech Premium Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:24:00 +0000 45721 at http://meetingsnet.com 9 Ways Meetings Affect Hotels: New Trends Report http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/9-ways-meetings-affect-hotels-new-trends-report <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>To keep meeting customers coming back, hotel companies must focus on cybersecurity, helping planners collect data, creating affordable brands, and, of course, providing reliable Wi-Fi. Read more in the just-released report from Meetings Mean Business and Social Tables.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/9-ways-meetings-affect-hotels-new-trends-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/9-ways-meetings-affect-hotels-new-trends-report#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Event Management Tech News/Trends Event Planning Medical Meetings Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:47:00 +0000 45841 at http://meetingsnet.com A Meeting Planner in Dublin http://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/meeting-planner-dublin <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Beautiful and compact Dublin has enough history and culture to satisfy and excite even the most jaded of travelers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/meeting-planner-dublin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/meeting-planner-dublin#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Europe/Middle East/Africa Global Site Research Site Selection/RFPs Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:37:00 +0000 45751 at http://meetingsnet.com Room Rate Holy Grail For Hoteliers and Meeting Planners http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/room-rate-holy-grail-hoteliers-and-meeting-planners <div class="field-deck"> Get inside your hotel salesperson's head </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In a MeetingsNet webinar, called &ldquo;<u>Room Blocks and Red Flags: How Hoteliers Think, meeting pros spent a productive hour getting inside the heads of hoteliers, who offered tactics for planners negotiating with hotel sales for their events.</u></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/room-rate-holy-grail-hoteliers-and-meeting-planners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/room-rate-holy-grail-hoteliers-and-meeting-planners#comments Housing/Attrition Negotiating/Contracts Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:25:00 +0000 45681 at http://meetingsnet.com 12 Tips for Pain-Free e-RFPs http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/12-tips-pain-free-e-rfps <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The electronic request for proposal process between meeting planners and hoteliers can be improved by following these simple steps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/12-tips-pain-free-e-rfps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/12-tips-pain-free-e-rfps#comments Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Corporate Meetings Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:27:00 +0000 45671 at http://meetingsnet.com 10 Questions for Our Industry, or Maybe Just One? http://meetingsnet.com/adult-learning/10-questions-our-industry-or-maybe-just-one <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A publisher friend recently asked for my list of the 10 most critical questions the meetings industry needs to address over the coming decade. I came up with one!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/adult-learning/10-questions-our-industry-or-maybe-just-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/adult-learning/10-questions-our-industry-or-maybe-just-one#comments Adult Learning Objectives/ROI Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:58:00 +0000 45631 at http://meetingsnet.com 8 Takeaways for Planners from Omni Hotels http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/8-takeaways-planners-omni-hotels <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some 140 planners and representatives from Omni Hotels & Resorts met at the Omni Parker House in Boston last month for the fourth annual Be Collaborative event. In addition to a professional development presentation by Simon T. Bailey, attendees went to Omni Meetings University (online). Here's what they learned.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/8-takeaways-planners-omni-hotels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/8-takeaways-planners-omni-hotels#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Tue, 02 Dec 2014 01:10:00 +0000 45621 at http://meetingsnet.com