News http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6648/more en Meetings: The Best Decision a CEO Can Make http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/meetings-best-decision-ceo-can-make <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In a live satellite interview during IMEX America, Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, the world's largest business software company, said he believes the meetings industry "is at the forefront of driving growth in the global economy."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/meetings-best-decision-ceo-can-make" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/meetings-best-decision-ceo-can-make#comments Career Corporate Meetings News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:05:00 +0000 44611 at http://meetingsnet.com Keynoter Steve Gross Gives Playful Start to Booming IMEX America http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/keynoter-steve-gross-gives-playful-start-booming-imex-america <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Steve Gross talks joy and optimism and hoteliers talk shop on Smart Monday, the day of education preceding IMEX America, opening with a record number of exhibitors and buyers October 14 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/keynoter-steve-gross-gives-playful-start-booming-imex-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/keynoter-steve-gross-gives-playful-start-booming-imex-america#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Medical Meetings News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:21:00 +0000 44571 at http://meetingsnet.com 2014 Incentive Merchandise/Gift Card Survey: The IRF Perspective http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2014-incentive-merchandisegift-card-survey-irf-perspective <div class="field-byline"> By Melissa Van Dyke, president, Incentive Research Foundation </div> <div class="field-deck"> This year's research saw an increased focus on customer service goals and customized and experiential awards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>This year's research saw an increased focus on customer service goals and customized and experiential awards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2014-incentive-merchandisegift-card-survey-irf-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2014-incentive-merchandisegift-card-survey-irf-perspective#comments Merchandise/Gift Cards News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:47:00 +0000 43791 at http://meetingsnet.com 2014 Merchandise & Gift Card Survey http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2014-merchandise-gift-card-survey <div class="field-deck"> Our results are a mixed bag of stagnant budgets, gift card growth, and decline in the use of merchandise for sales incentives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Our results are a mixed bag of stagnant budgets, gift card growth, and decline in the use of merchandise for sales incentives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2014-merchandise-gift-card-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/merchandisegift-cards/2014-merchandise-gift-card-survey#comments Merchandise/Gift Cards News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:38:00 +0000 43781 at http://meetingsnet.com Challenge to Big Chain CEOs: Be First With Free Wi-Fi http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The time has come for all hotels worldwide to offer complimentary basic Internet to all guests. I challenge Messrs. Nasseta, Sorenson, Hoplamazian, Van Paasschen (CEOs of Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Starwood, respectively) to be the industry leader on Wi-Fi.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech/challenge-big-chain-ceos-be-first-free-wi-fi#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Medical Meetings News Tech Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:02:00 +0000 43531 at http://meetingsnet.com On Location: Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth, Mass. http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/location-sea-crest-beach-hotel-north-falmouth-mass <div class="field-deck"> Post-renovation, this Cape Cod property has remained true to its essence: a super-friendly, unpretentious beach resort </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Before heading to Sea Crest in North Falmouth, Cape Cod, I did my usual due diligence and checked out reviews from others in the industry.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s my advice: Don&rsquo;t.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/location-sea-crest-beach-hotel-north-falmouth-mass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/location-sea-crest-beach-hotel-north-falmouth-mass#comments Northeast U.S. News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:32:00 +0000 43411 at http://meetingsnet.com Cost of Meetings: Big Hikes Ahead in the U.S. and Latin America http://meetingsnet.com/budgetcurrencyvat/cost-meetings-big-hikes-ahead-us-and-latin-america <div class="field-deck"> But if you booked Europe for 2015, you won the value lottery. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Planners who booked Europe for 2015 are looking pretty smart, budget-wise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetcurrencyvat/cost-meetings-big-hikes-ahead-us-and-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetcurrencyvat/cost-meetings-big-hikes-ahead-us-and-latin-america#comments Budget/Currency/VAT Financial/Insurance Meetings Medical Meetings News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:22:00 +0000 42901 at http://meetingsnet.com Remembering Karen Renk http://meetingsnet.com/news/remembering-karen-renk <div class="field-deck"> A tribute to the long-time executive director of the Incentive Marketing Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A tribute to the long-time executive director of the Incentive Marketing Association</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/news/remembering-karen-renk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/news/remembering-karen-renk#comments News Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:59:00 +0000 42811 at http://meetingsnet.com What's Your Favorite Summer Getaway? http://meetingsnet.com/career/whats-your-favorite-summer-getaway <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The beach or the mountains? Or maybe even your own backyard? Members of our corporate advisory board share their favorite summer vacation spots.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career/whats-your-favorite-summer-getaway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career/whats-your-favorite-summer-getaway#comments Career News Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:04:00 +0000 42761 at http://meetingsnet.com The Houses of Congress Agree: Brand USA Should Keep Up the Good Work http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/houses-congress-agree-brand-usa-should-keep-good-work <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Having succeeded in waking up this country to the need for marketing to attract and increase international visitors, Brand USA appears set to win reauthorization for another five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/houses-congress-agree-brand-usa-should-keep-good-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/houses-congress-agree-brand-usa-should-keep-good-work#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Global Meetings Resources Medical Meetings News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:35:00 +0000 42601 at http://meetingsnet.com