MeetingsNet http://meetingsnet.com/rss.xml en MGM Resorts Builds New Theater, Blue Man Group to Return to its Roots http://meetingsnet.com/southwest/mgm-resorts-builds-new-theater-blue-man-group-return-its-roots <div class="field-deck"> With a new theater at Monte Carlo, Blue Man Group will move to Luxor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MGM Resorts International announced plans recently for a new theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The approximately 5,000-seat concert venue will enhance the entertainment district taking shape on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip. MGM is spending $100 million on The Park, an outdoor retail, dining, and entertainment area under construction between New York-New York and Monte Carlo.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/southwest/mgm-resorts-builds-new-theater-blue-man-group-return-its-roots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/southwest/mgm-resorts-builds-new-theater-blue-man-group-return-its-roots#comments Southwest Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:03:00 +0000 51831 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>The Blue Man Group moves to Luxor Las Vegas in the fall.</p> In Global Business Travel, What’s a Dollar of Prevention Worth? http://meetingsnet.com/global-events/global-business-travel-what-s-dollar-prevention-worth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A recent study funded by the International SOS Foundation has calculated an answer to that question. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-events/global-business-travel-what-s-dollar-prevention-worth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-events/global-business-travel-what-s-dollar-prevention-worth#comments Association Meetings Business Travel Tips Corporate Meetings Global Events Medical Meetings Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:13:00 +0000 51821 at http://meetingsnet.com Time for Some R&R: Dog Days of Summer Gallery http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/time-some-rr-dog-days-summer-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>We asked the MeetingsNet IdeaXchange thought leaders the age-old question: What did you do on your summer vacation? Here's how they are taking some time for rest and relaxation this summer. Where's your summer getaway? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/time-some-rr-dog-days-summer-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/time-some-rr-dog-days-summer-gallery#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:56:00 +0000 51811 at http://meetingsnet.com 5 Tips for a Successful Corporate Retreat http://meetingsnet.com/teambuilding/5-tips-successful-corporate-retreat <div class="field-byline"> By Chuck Paton, Larsmont Cottages &amp; Larsmont Center for Strategy and Team Development </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The old model corporate retreat doesn't work anymore. What really inspires and motivates employees are active, adventurous programs—if they're done right.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/teambuilding/5-tips-successful-corporate-retreat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/teambuilding/5-tips-successful-corporate-retreat#comments Teambuilding Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:13:00 +0000 51801 at http://meetingsnet.com Hilton Invites Business Travelers to Stop Hunger http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/hilton-invites-business-travelers-stop-hunger <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Business travelers staying in select Hilton hotels this fall can spend a couple of hours meeting fellow travelers and doing their part to stop world hunger. Stop Hunger Now's Karen Sanders Noe and Hilton Worldwide's Rob Scypinski (pictured) spread the word about their partnership at the 2015 GBTA Convention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/hilton-invites-business-travelers-stop-hunger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/hilton-invites-business-travelers-stop-hunger#comments Association Meetings Green Meetings/CSR Teambuilding Corporate Meetings Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:07:00 +0000 51791 at http://meetingsnet.com Tech Events: Take the "50-50 Pledge" http://meetingsnet.com/blog/tech-events-take-50-50-pledge <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>If you're having trouble finding women to speak at your tech event, professional network Quibb's founder has a list for you.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/tech-events-take-50-50-pledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/tech-events-take-50-50-pledge#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Speakers face2face Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:45:00 +0000 51781 at http://meetingsnet.com Why You Need to Start Thinking Outside the Contracted Hotel Room Block http://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/why-you-need-start-thinking-outside-contracted-hotel-room-block <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>According to a new study, an average of one out of every three group room nights in the U.S. is booked outside of the official room block, so your room-block history only tells a partial story about your event’s value. It’s time for a new metric: Event room demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/why-you-need-start-thinking-outside-contracted-hotel-room-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/why-you-need-start-thinking-outside-contracted-hotel-room-block#comments Housing/Attrition Site Selection/RFPs Medical Meetings Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:49:00 +0000 51771 at http://meetingsnet.com 2015 GBTA Convention News Gallery http://meetingsnet.com/global-events/2015-gbta-convention-news-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Dreamy first-class seats (or suites, like the one on Air France, pictured), opening your hotel room with a wave of your smartphone, tracking travelers in hot spots, and more news from the expo floor at the 6,389-attendee 2015 Global Business Travel Association Convention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-events/2015-gbta-convention-news-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-events/2015-gbta-convention-news-gallery#comments Corporate Meetings Global Events Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:49:00 +0000 51761 at http://meetingsnet.com How CME Providers Can Become Change Agents http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings/how-cme-providers-can-become-change-agents <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Trends in continuing medical education offer opportunities for providers to positively affect the healthcare system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings/how-cme-providers-can-become-change-agents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings/how-cme-providers-can-become-change-agents#comments CME Design Career Resources Medical Meetings Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:54:00 +0000 51751 at http://meetingsnet.com GBTA Panel Calls for Level Playing Field for Ground Transportation http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/gbta-panel-calls-level-playing-field-ground-transportation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>But traditional chauffeured-car companies are also ready to compete in the mobile space. The National Limousine Association just launched a ride-hailing app that will be available to its member ground transportation companies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/gbta-panel-calls-level-playing-field-ground-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/gbta-panel-calls-level-playing-field-ground-transportation#comments Corporate Meetings Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:43:00 +0000 51741 at http://meetingsnet.com CEIR Study: Expos Deliver Leads, ROI http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/ceir-study-expos-deliver-leads-roi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new study from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research finds that exhibitions provide results on metrics that are most important to exhibitors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/ceir-study-expos-deliver-leads-roi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/ceir-study-expos-deliver-leads-roi#comments Trade Shows Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:42:00 +0000 51731 at http://meetingsnet.com Korea MERS Scare Over, Travel Expected to Rebound http://meetingsnet.com/asiapacific/korea-mers-scare-over-travel-expected-rebound <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p align="left">The Korean outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been officially declared over, according to South Korean prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, who made the announcement on July 28.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/asiapacific/korea-mers-scare-over-travel-expected-rebound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/asiapacific/korea-mers-scare-over-travel-expected-rebound#comments Asia/Pacific Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:41:00 +0000 51711 at http://meetingsnet.com New Research Reveals What Matters Most to Medical Meeting Managers http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/new-research-reveals-what-matters-most-medical-meeting-managers <div class="field-byline"> By Rob Carey </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Results of an exclusive survey reveal what medical meeting planners value in sites, venues, and destinations, what their meeting and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/trade-shows" title="" target="_blank">trade show</a></span> budgets look like, the number and size of the meetings they plan, and more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/new-research-reveals-what-matters-most-medical-meeting-managers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings-resources/new-research-reveals-what-matters-most-medical-meeting-managers#comments Association Meetings CME Design Medical Meetings Resources Pharma Meeting Planning Corporate Meetings Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:36:00 +0000 51721 at http://meetingsnet.com “Sharing Economy” as Oxymoron—and More from the 2015 GBTA Convention http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/sharing-economy-oxymoron-and-more-2015-gbta-convention <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What is the place of Airbnb and other companies like it in the business travel ecosystem?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/sharing-economy-oxymoron-and-more-2015-gbta-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/sharing-economy-oxymoron-and-more-2015-gbta-convention#comments Corporate Meetings Event Planning Global Events Medical Meetings Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:19:00 +0000 51701 at http://meetingsnet.com SITE Adds a Hosted-Buyer Event in Colorado in 2016 http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/site-adds-hosted-buyer-event-colorado-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SITE's first new event since 2010 will be held at Snowmass Village.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/site-adds-hosted-buyer-event-colorado-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/site-adds-hosted-buyer-event-colorado-2016#comments Incentive Planning/Management Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:20:00 +0000 51691 at http://meetingsnet.com Istanbul: Something Old, Something New… http://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/istanbul-something-old-something-new <div class="field-deck"> This world capital sits at a geographical and cultural crossroads </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>To say Istanbul is a study in contrasts would be an understatement. This world capital sits at a crossroads&mdash;of time, of culture, of geography. Fittingly, the Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau is capitalizing on that signature quality in its current marketing campaign, A Tale of Two Cities.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/istanbul-something-old-something-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/europemiddle-eastafrica/istanbul-something-old-something-new#comments Europe/Middle East/Africa Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:17:00 +0000 51681 at http://meetingsnet.com Flight Attendant Spills Behind-the-Scenes Secrets http://meetingsnet.com/blog/flight-attendant-spills-behind-scenes-secrets <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/meetingsnet.com/files/uploads/2015/04/uploads/2015/07/flight-attendant.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 166px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />In her post on Mental Floss, <a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/64091/10-behind-scenes-secrets-flight-attendants" target="_blank">10 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Flight Attendants</a>, author and former flight attendant Heather Poole spills some facts that everyone who flies ought to keep in mind. One example: Did you know that they only get paid for the time the plane is actually under way?</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/flight-attendant-spills-behind-scenes-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/flight-attendant-spills-behind-scenes-secrets#comments Business Travel Tips face2face Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:37:00 +0000 51671 at http://meetingsnet.com CME Watch: 7 Tips for Choosing Your Best Examples for ACCME http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/cme-watch-7-tips-choosing-your-best-examples-accme <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical requires CME providers to submit examples of activities—but which will best “tell your story”?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/cme-watch-7-tips-choosing-your-best-examples-accme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/cme-watch-7-tips-choosing-your-best-examples-accme#comments CME Regs Commercial Support Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:16:00 +0000 51661 at http://meetingsnet.com Are You Optimizing These Top Event Planning Tech Tools? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/are-you-optimizing-these-top-event-planning-tech-tools <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How to use <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/social-media" title="" target="_blank">social media</a></span>, geofencing, and customer relationship management systems to benefit your attendees, your exhibitors, and your event.</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/are-you-optimizing-these-top-event-planning-tech-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/are-you-optimizing-these-top-event-planning-tech-tools#comments CME Design Audience Engagement Marketing Social Media Pharma Meeting Planning Tech News/Trends Trade Shows Corporate Meetings Event Planning face2face Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000 51651 at http://meetingsnet.com Radisson Blu Expands to Latin America http://meetingsnet.com/southcentral-america/radisson-blu-expands-latin-america <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Two brand-new Colombian resorts—including one on San Andres island in the Caribbean, pictured—highlight the move of upper-upscale Radisson Blu into Latin America.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/southcentral-america/radisson-blu-expands-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/southcentral-america/radisson-blu-expands-latin-america#comments South/Central America Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:39:00 +0000 51641 at http://meetingsnet.com Women in the Biz: Huge Growth for WINiT in its Second Year http://meetingsnet.com/careersalary/women-biz-huge-growth-winit-its-second-year <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“You learn from the things you do, not from the things you don’t.” That was one piece of advice among hundreds flying off the stage from women (and a few men!) sharing their stories and experience during the day-long Women in Travel Summit. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/careersalary/women-biz-huge-growth-winit-its-second-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/careersalary/women-biz-huge-growth-winit-its-second-year#comments Association Meetings Career Resources Career/Salary Corporate Meetings Global Events Medical Meetings Sun, 26 Jul 2015 20:40:00 +0000 51631 at http://meetingsnet.com More Companies Merging Meeting and Travel Management http://meetingsnet.com/career/more-companies-merging-meeting-and-travel-management <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Half of travel managers say they have or are in the process of creating a consolidated meetings and travel program to improve transparency and save money.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career/more-companies-merging-meeting-and-travel-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career/more-companies-merging-meeting-and-travel-management#comments Career Corporate Meetings Global Events Medical Meetings Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:07:00 +0000 51621 at http://meetingsnet.com What's the True Value of Certification? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whats-true-value-certification <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Are professional meeting industry certifications useful tools for enhancing (and proving) competence, or do they just create an elitist clique?</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/whats-true-value-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whats-true-value-certification#comments Association Meetings Education/Certification Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:45:00 +0000 51611 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Bulldog image by <span>Ron Chapple Studios on Thinkstock by Getty Images</span></p> 5 Global Trends To Apply at Your Next Meeting http://meetingsnet.com/global-meetings-resources/5-global-trends-apply-your-next-meeting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>MeetingsNet asked Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, to identify five major global meeting trends and discuss how they played into the design of the education and activities at IMEX Frankfurt 2015, and how they will be integrated at IMEX America. Here are her thoughts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-meetings-resources/5-global-trends-apply-your-next-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-meetings-resources/5-global-trends-apply-your-next-meeting#comments Association Meetings Audience Engagement Global Meetings Resources Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:00:00 +0000 51601 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, discusses five major global meeting trends, how they played into the design of the education and activities at IMEX Frankfurt 2015, and how they will be integrated at IMEX America.</p> Guest Post: How to Use AV to Create a Sense of Place at Your Meeting http://meetingsnet.com/blog/guest-post-how-use-av-create-sense-place-your-meeting <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Tips on how audiovisual technology can help bring in your meeting destination’s local flavor.</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/guest-post-how-use-av-create-sense-place-your-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/guest-post-how-use-av-create-sense-place-your-meeting#comments Association Meetings Audiovisual/Production Pharma Meeting Planning Corporate Meetings Global Events Medical Meetings face2face Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:38:00 +0000 51591 at http://meetingsnet.com Another Tack on Meeting Planning http://meetingsnet.com/blog/another-tack-meeting-planning <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>More proof that meeting planning is always on my mind, even when I'm on vacation—some thoughts about planning and sailing.</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/another-tack-meeting-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/another-tack-meeting-planning#comments Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings face2face Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:46:00 +0000 51581 at http://meetingsnet.com NYC: A Travel Steal in 2016? http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/nyc-travel-steal-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>OK, maybe not a steal! But the Big Apple, surprisingly, has the lowest projected increase in hotel rates next year of all the U.S. metro areas covered by the newly released GBTA Foundation/Carlson Wagonlit Travel Global Travel Price Outlook.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/nyc-travel-steal-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/budgetingcost-savings/nyc-travel-steal-2016#comments Budgeting/Cost Savings Global Events Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:19:00 +0000 51571 at http://meetingsnet.com Splitting Hairs Over Female Event Tech Leaders http://meetingsnet.com/blog/splitting-hairs-over-female-event-tech-leaders <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Kudos to the women recognized in a new initiative as tops in meetings technology today. I just have one small quibble.</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/splitting-hairs-over-female-event-tech-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/splitting-hairs-over-female-event-tech-leaders#comments Association Meetings Tech News/Trends Career Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:21:00 +0000 51561 at http://meetingsnet.com Are You Committing These 7 Deadly Attendee Sins? http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings/are-you-committing-these-7-deadly-attendee-sins <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Even meeting planners—especially meeting planners—often are guilty of these conference etiquette infractions. Are you one of them?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings/are-you-committing-these-7-deadly-attendee-sins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings/are-you-committing-these-7-deadly-attendee-sins#comments Association Meetings Audience Engagement Education/Certification Pharma Meeting Planning Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:47:00 +0000 51551 at http://meetingsnet.com Level Up! Plan an Expo as Awesome as GameStop’s http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/level-plan-expo-awesome-gamestop-s <div class="field-deck"> 18 steal-worthy engagement strategies </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>18 steal-worthy engagement strategies that Millennials love</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/level-plan-expo-awesome-gamestop-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/level-plan-expo-awesome-gamestop-s#comments Association Meetings Audience Engagement Corporate Meetings Event Planning Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:25:00 +0000 51541 at http://meetingsnet.com