MeetingsNet https://meetingsnet.com/rss.xml en Lobbying Washington: A Meeting Professional’s Perspective https://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/lobbying-washington-meeting-professional-s-perspective <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A few voices can make a difference! That’s my takeaway from the Global Business Travel Association Legislative Symposium 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/lobbying-washington-meeting-professional-s-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/lobbying-washington-meeting-professional-s-perspective#comments Career Corporate Meetings Tue, 05 May 2015 16:08:00 +0000 49721 at https://meetingsnet.com Gaming Resorts Up the Ante https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/gaming-resorts-ante <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>New and recognized gaming destinations have more options for conference planners than ever before.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/gaming-resorts-ante" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/gaming-resorts-ante#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Site News Tue, 05 May 2015 15:29:00 +0000 49711 at https://meetingsnet.com MPI Moves to Atlantic City from Philly for its 2016 World Education Congress https://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/mpi-moves-atlantic-city-philly-its-2016-world-education-congress <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Meeting Professionals International has announced that Atlantic City, N.J., will host its 2016 World Education Congress, instead of in Philadelphia, as initially planned.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/mpi-moves-atlantic-city-philly-its-2016-world-education-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/mpi-moves-atlantic-city-philly-its-2016-world-education-congress#comments Housing/Attrition Mon, 04 May 2015 20:04:00 +0000 49701 at https://meetingsnet.com A Meeting Planner in Baltimore https://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/meeting-planner-baltimore <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Easily accessible, eminently walkable, with a variety of terrific meeting hotels. Timothy Arnold reports on his scouting trip to Baltimore in December 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/meeting-planner-baltimore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/meeting-planner-baltimore#comments Northeast U.S. Mon, 04 May 2015 17:58:00 +0000 49691 at https://meetingsnet.com Meeting Planners Reach Out to Support Baltimore https://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/meeting-planners-reach-out-support-baltimore <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The head of Visit Baltimore says the city is suffering economically and in its reputation, but while some have been forced to cancel meetings, others have called to book new ones.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/meeting-planners-reach-out-support-baltimore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/meeting-planners-reach-out-support-baltimore#comments Association Meetings Northeast U.S. Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings News Fri, 01 May 2015 21:42:00 +0000 49681 at https://meetingsnet.com You Rang? Introducing Ritz-Carlton’s New App for Meeting Planners https://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/you-rang-introducing-ritz-carlton-s-new-app-meeting-planners <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Ritz-Carlton upscale hotel chain is debuting a meetings-specific app to make it easy for meeting planners to communicate with their conference concierge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/you-rang-introducing-ritz-carlton-s-new-app-meeting-planners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/you-rang-introducing-ritz-carlton-s-new-app-meeting-planners#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings Fri, 01 May 2015 18:24:00 +0000 49671 at https://meetingsnet.com 7 Guaranteed Ways to Stop Your Career in Its Tracks https://meetingsnet.com/blog/7-guaranteed-ways-stop-your-career-its-tracks <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>If you’re one of those passive-aggressive folks who don’t want to out-and-out quit, these seven behaviors will make it easy for your boss to say sayonara. Plus a few suggestions on how to keep from sabotaging yourself at work.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/7-guaranteed-ways-stop-your-career-its-tracks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/7-guaranteed-ways-stop-your-career-its-tracks#comments Association Meetings Career Resources Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:46:00 +0000 49661 at https://meetingsnet.com Creativity in Planning Means Finding Time to Think https://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/creativity-planning-means-finding-time-think <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The majority of event professionals in a recent survey said their ability to be creative on the job is constrained because they are not allowed “free time to think” and/or because tight budgets stunt innovation in event planning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/creativity-planning-means-finding-time-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/creativity-planning-means-finding-time-think#comments Association Meetings Career Corporate Meetings Event Planning Global Events Medical Meetings Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:26:00 +0000 49651 at https://meetingsnet.com 8 Quick and Easy Air Travel Apps for Road Warriors https://meetingsnet.com/blog/8-quick-and-easy-air-travel-apps-road-warriors <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here are some air-travel apps that I am either using now or that I’m looking forward to checking out in the near future.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/8-quick-and-easy-air-travel-apps-road-warriors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/8-quick-and-easy-air-travel-apps-road-warriors#comments Association Meetings Business Travel Tips Corporate Meetings face2face Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:18:00 +0000 49531 at https://meetingsnet.com Is Your Brain a Rightie or a Leftie? https://meetingsnet.com/blog/your-brain-rightie-or-leftie <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Kudos to the London Convention Bureau’s Love the Event, Love the Experience campaign, which is bringing us research about how meeting planners think, plus a way to test your own brain's tendency toward creativity or logic. </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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/your-brain-rightie-or-leftie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/your-brain-rightie-or-leftie#comments Adult Learning Association Meetings Career Resources Corporate Meetings Event Planning face2face Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:49:00 +0000 49631 at https://meetingsnet.com Top 5 Domestic and International Business Travel Destinations of 2014 https://meetingsnet.com/blog/top-5-domestic-and-international-business-travel-destinations-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>An infographic from American Express Global Business Travel crunches the 2014 numbers to come up with the top destinations in the U.S. and worldwide, plus most popular city pairs and even airplane seat bookings.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/top-5-domestic-and-international-business-travel-destinations-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/top-5-domestic-and-international-business-travel-destinations-2014#comments Association Meetings Global Site Research Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:30:00 +0000 49641 at https://meetingsnet.com 3 Things Planners Need to Know About Event Lighting https://meetingsnet.com/blog/3-things-planners-need-know-about-event-lighting <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here is a primer for planners to consider when sourcing lighting equipment and services.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/3-things-planners-need-know-about-event-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/3-things-planners-need-know-about-event-lighting#comments Association Meetings Audiovisual/Production Pharma Meeting Planning Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:44:00 +0000 49621 at https://meetingsnet.com Baltimore Riots Drive Meeting Cancellations https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/baltimore-riots-drive-meeting-cancellations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Riots in Baltimore have led to at least two conference cancellations for the city.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/baltimore-riots-drive-meeting-cancellations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/baltimore-riots-drive-meeting-cancellations#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:47:00 +0000 49601 at https://meetingsnet.com 4 Tips for Working With Event Photographers https://meetingsnet.com/blog/4-tips-working-event-photographers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here are a few things we've found handy when working with professional photographers at our events.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/4-tips-working-event-photographers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/4-tips-working-event-photographers#comments Association Meetings Audiovisual/Production Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:50:00 +0000 49591 at https://meetingsnet.com Ellis Hotel Renovations Include Upgrading its Women’s-Only Floor https://meetingsnet.com/southeast/ellis-hotel-renovations-include-upgrading-its-women-s-only-floor <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The boutique Atlanta hotel’s $700,000 revamp includes special accommodations for women that feature enhanced privacy—and some other perks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/southeast/ellis-hotel-renovations-include-upgrading-its-women-s-only-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/southeast/ellis-hotel-renovations-include-upgrading-its-women-s-only-floor#comments Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Southeast Corporate Meetings Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:32:00 +0000 49611 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>A bed in a room on the refurbished Ellis Hotel&#39;s Womens-Only floor.</p> Ellis Hotel Unions Barred from Philly Convention Center Will Get Hearing https://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/unions-barred-philly-convention-center-will-get-hearing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Philadelphia CVB is concerned that decision to reverse the dismissal of ousted unions’ complaints—possibly paving the way for their return to the convention center—could hurt convention business.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/unions-barred-philly-convention-center-will-get-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/northeast-us/unions-barred-philly-convention-center-will-get-hearing#comments Trade Shows Northeast U.S. Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:20:00 +0000 49571 at https://meetingsnet.com Big List of Ways to Beat Jet Lag https://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/big-list-ways-beat-jet-lag <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>You know you're supposed to drink a ton of water, but we've got a lot of other tips from your fellow travelers. Maybe it's all about the pre-planning—or that inflight shot of Nyquil. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/big-list-ways-beat-jet-lag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/big-list-ways-beat-jet-lag#comments Association Meetings Career Corporate Meetings Global Events Medical Meetings Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:51:00 +0000 49561 at https://meetingsnet.com CVBs That Go Above and Beyond https://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/cvbs-go-above-and-beyond <div class="field-byline"> By Rob Carey </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The skills and services of convention and visitors bureaus have evolved to handle just about any meetings-related challenge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/cvbs-go-above-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/cvbs-go-above-and-beyond#comments Association Meetings Marketing Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:15:00 +0000 49551 at https://meetingsnet.com I Have Seen the Future of E-mail Marketing, and It Is Equal Parts Cool and Creepy https://meetingsnet.com/blog/i-have-seen-future-e-mail-marketing-and-it-equal-parts-cool-and-creepy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>There's a new site called Crystal that may just be the beginning of a whole new way to communicate with potential attendees, speakers, meeting committee members—anyone who has an online presence. </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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/i-have-seen-future-e-mail-marketing-and-it-equal-parts-cool-and-creepy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/i-have-seen-future-e-mail-marketing-and-it-equal-parts-cool-and-creepy#comments Marketing Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings face2face Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:53:00 +0000 49521 at https://meetingsnet.com Meet the New IBTM America https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/meet-new-ibtm-america <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What you need to know about the former AIBTM event now that it has been revamped and renamed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/meet-new-ibtm-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/meet-new-ibtm-america#comments Association Meetings Education/Certification Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:44:00 +0000 49511 at https://meetingsnet.com RoomFunding: A Kickstarter Model for Corporate Responsibility https://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/roomfunding-kickstarter-model-corporate-responsibility <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hotels for Hope launches a new hotel booking platform designed to make its charitable-giving-through-hotel-room-booking more personal and compelling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/roomfunding-kickstarter-model-corporate-responsibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/roomfunding-kickstarter-model-corporate-responsibility#comments Housing/Attrition Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:35:00 +0000 49501 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>Home page of Hotels for Hope, which recently launched its new RoomFunding hotel room booking platform.</p> Las Vegas Corporate Invitational Opens with a Round of Education and Networking https://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/las-vegas-corporate-invitational-opens-round-education-and-networking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some 120 corporate meeting professionals and Las Vegas suppliers gathered for MeetingsNet’s 16th annual Las Vegas Corporate Invitational </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/las-vegas-corporate-invitational-opens-round-education-and-networking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/las-vegas-corporate-invitational-opens-round-education-and-networking#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Site News Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:30:00 +0000 49491 at https://meetingsnet.com Mexico’s New 12-Point Plan to Become a Better Meeting Destination https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/mexico-s-new-12-point-plan-become-better-meeting-destination <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Government leaders and meetings industry association executives in Mexico have signed an action plan for improving the destination for group business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/mexico-s-new-12-point-plan-become-better-meeting-destination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/mexico-s-new-12-point-plan-become-better-meeting-destination#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Site News Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:15:00 +0000 49481 at https://meetingsnet.com Ashford Castle Reopens After Renovation https://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/ashford-castle-reopens-after-renovation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The extensive renovation project under way at Ashford Castle, marrying property-wide Wi-Fi with meticulous historic restoration, has now been completed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/ashford-castle-reopens-after-renovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/ashford-castle-reopens-after-renovation#comments Europe/Middle East/Africa Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:09:00 +0000 46581 at https://meetingsnet.com Are You Spending too Much on Attendee Acquisition? https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/are-you-spending-too-much-attendee-acquisition <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If your marketing spend is greater than six percent of your direct conference expenses, your fan base and positive word of mouth (WOM) marketing are lacking. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/are-you-spending-too-much-attendee-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/are-you-spending-too-much-attendee-acquisition#comments Association Meetings Marketing Event Planning Medical Meetings Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:20:00 +0000 49471 at https://meetingsnet.com CMP Quiz https://meetingsnet.com/career/cmp-quiz <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Do you think you could pass the test? The Convention Industry Council provided us with some sample Certified Meeting Professional quiz questions, one in each of the 10 domains. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/career/cmp-quiz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/career/cmp-quiz#comments Career Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:27:00 +0000 49461 at https://meetingsnet.com ACEhp Appoints Laurie Kendall-Ellis as New Executive Director https://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/acehp-appoints-laurie-kendall-ellis-new-executive-director <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Association pro to take over leadership of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Healthcare Professions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/acehp-appoints-laurie-kendall-ellis-new-executive-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/acehp-appoints-laurie-kendall-ellis-new-executive-director#comments Medical Meetings Resources Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:59:00 +0000 49451 at https://meetingsnet.com Meetings Industry Suppliers Get Their Green On: An Earth Day Gallery https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/meetings-industry-suppliers-get-their-green-earth-day-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The hospitality and travel suppliers meetings professionals work with are planning to celebrate April 22, Earth Day 2015, in style. Here's what some of your partners are doing.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/meetings-industry-suppliers-get-their-green-earth-day-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/meetings-industry-suppliers-get-their-green-earth-day-gallery#comments Association Meetings Housing/Attrition Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:37:00 +0000 49441 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>Beekeeper Chef Sean Patrick Curry installing bee colonies at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort &amp; Conference Center&rsquo;s Horticultural Gallery. The Gallery officially opens on Earth Day: April 22, 2015.</p> <p>Photo credit: Grimaldi Public Relations</p> How Educators Can Use Social Media to Reshape CME https://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/how-educators-can-use-social-media-reshape-cme <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The new CME will connect <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/your-guide-managing-hard-handle-cme-faculty" title="Your Guide to Managing Hard-to-Handle CME Faculty" target="_blank">faculty</a></span>, attendees, and educational partners via social networks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/how-educators-can-use-social-media-reshape-cme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/cme-design/how-educators-can-use-social-media-reshape-cme#comments Association Meetings CME Design News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:52:00 +0000 49431 at https://meetingsnet.com Medical Meetings Compliance Tool to Launch In May https://meetingsnet.com/pharmadevice-regs/medical-meetings-compliance-tool-launch-may <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The digital guide to worldwide compliance regulations can be accessed online and via mobile device.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="https://meetingsnet.com/pharmadevice-regs/medical-meetings-compliance-tool-launch-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/pharmadevice-regs/medical-meetings-compliance-tool-launch-may#comments Medical Meetings Resources Pharma/Device Regs Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:06:00 +0000 49401 at https://meetingsnet.com