MeetingsNet http://meetingsnet.com/rss.xml en Perfect Pairing: Food and Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/perfect-pairing-food-and-meetings <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From locally sourced appetizers to bite-size dessert, get excited about planning your next memorable menu with these new ideas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/perfect-pairing-food-and-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/perfect-pairing-food-and-meetings#comments Food & Beverage Premium Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:21:00 +0000 40921 at http://meetingsnet.com Passkey Launches New Single-Hotel Housing Portal for Meeting Planners http://meetingsnet.com/attendee-management/passkey-launches-new-single-hotel-housing-portal-meeting-planners <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Passkey, a hotel booking technology for meetings and events, offers new accommodation management tools.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/attendee-management/passkey-launches-new-single-hotel-housing-portal-meeting-planners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/attendee-management/passkey-launches-new-single-hotel-housing-portal-meeting-planners#comments Attendee Management Event Management Housing/Attrition Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:09:00 +0000 40911 at http://meetingsnet.com Medical Meetings Across the Pond: What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/medical-meetings-across-pond-what-doesn-t-kill-us-makes-us-stronger <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Industry sponsors, medical associations, and third parties feel uneasy but optimistic about the future of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/medical-meetings" title="" target="_blank">medical meetings</a></span> in Europe, according to a recent survey.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/medical-meetings-across-pond-what-doesn-t-kill-us-makes-us-stronger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/medical-meetings-across-pond-what-doesn-t-kill-us-makes-us-stronger#comments CME Regs Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:37:00 +0000 40891 at http://meetingsnet.com 6 Welcomes With the Wow Factor http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/6-welcomes-wow-factor <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>First impressions are everything, as these impressive group welcome events illustrate. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/6-welcomes-wow-factor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/6-welcomes-wow-factor#comments Recreation/Entertainment Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 40881 at http://meetingsnet.com Space Is Still the Final Meeting Frontier http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/space-still-final-meeting-frontier <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How to add a little pizazz—and a lot more learning—to your events </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/space-still-final-meeting-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/space-still-final-meeting-frontier#comments Meeting Formats Premium Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:08:00 +0000 40871 at http://meetingsnet.com You'd Actually Want to Listen to this Flight Attendant's Safety Spiel http://meetingsnet.com/blog/youd-actually-want-listen-flight-attendants-safety-spiel <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Southwest Airlines is kind of known for its witty flight attendants, but this one is truly hilarious.</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/youd-actually-want-listen-flight-attendants-safety-spiel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/youd-actually-want-listen-flight-attendants-safety-spiel#comments Business Travel Tips face2face Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:16:00 +0000 40861 at http://meetingsnet.com The Brain Science Behind Meeting Breaks http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/brain-science-behind-meeting-breaks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>We all know we need breaks at meetings. Health and stress expert Heidi Hanna, PhD, explains how to make those breaks work with brain rhythms to help attendees assimilate new information, gain insight, and stretch their creativity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/brain-science-behind-meeting-breaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/brain-science-behind-meeting-breaks#comments Adult Learning Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Audience Engagement Medical Meetings Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:05:00 +0000 40851 at http://meetingsnet.com Dear Meetings Maven: Third Parties Are Gumming Up My Global SMMP! http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/dear-meetings-maven-third-parties-are-gumming-my-global-smmp <div class="field-byline"> By Shimon Avish </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Advice on navigating third-party relationships as part of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings/strategic-meetings-management" title="Strategic Meetings Management " target="_blank">strategic meetings management</a></span> program outside the U.S.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/dear-meetings-maven-third-parties-are-gumming-my-global-smmp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/strategic-meetings-management/dear-meetings-maven-third-parties-are-gumming-my-global-smmp#comments Strategic Meetings Management Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:17:00 +0000 40831 at http://meetingsnet.com Beyond “Dumb” Internet: Get Ready for the Really Cool Networked Event http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/beyond-dumb-internet-get-ready-really-cool-networked-event <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"Set it and forget it" doesn't cut it anymore as a high-speed Internet access plan for meetings and events, says Christos Karmis of Mobilitie, the Internet network provider that just hooked up MGM's nine Las Vegas resorts to handle 120,000 concurrent Wi-Fi users. Here are the new questions planners must ask if they want happy logged-in attendees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/beyond-dumb-internet-get-ready-really-cool-networked-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/beyond-dumb-internet-get-ready-really-cool-networked-event#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Tech News/Trends Event Planning Medical Meetings Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:34:00 +0000 40811 at http://meetingsnet.com 9 Steps to Maximizing Social Media for Your Next Event http://meetingsnet.com/blog/9-steps-maximizing-social-media-your-next-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How to integrate <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/social-media" title="" target="_blank">social media</a></span> to encourage more engagement from your event's participants.</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/9-steps-maximizing-social-media-your-next-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/9-steps-maximizing-social-media-your-next-event#comments Audience Engagement face2face Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:15:00 +0000 40821 at http://meetingsnet.com On Location: Sydney and Queenstown http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/location-sydney-and-queenstown <div class="field-deck"> Meeting executives experience an incentive itinerary in Australia and New Zealand. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Meeting executives experience an incentive itinerary in Sydney, Australia and Queenstown, New Zealand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/location-sydney-and-queenstown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/location-sydney-and-queenstown#comments Motivational Travel Site News Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:53:00 +0000 40801 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>After arriving in Sydney, participants were welcomed with a performance by the aboriginal dance company Descendance at the scenic city park, Mrs. Macquarie&rsquo;s Chair. With the dancers (from left): Samantha Holmes, North America, Tourism Australia; Andrea Henning-Beavon, CMP, Down to the Details; Bayo Sharp, HelmsBriscoe; Danielle Childress, CPI; Regina Baraban, MeetingsNet; Cindy LoPatriello, VIP Incentives; Christianne Heba, Meetings Unlimited; Steven Dixon, Tourism New Zealand; and Gwendolyn Moore, Ford Motor Co.&nbsp;</p> Photo By Colette Baini, Director, Australia Conferences And Incentives ProPublica’s Latest Salvo Against Physician/Pharma Relationships: Fair or Foul? http://meetingsnet.com/commercial-support/propublica-s-latest-salvo-against-physicianpharma-relationships-fair-or-foul <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A Forbes editorial points out fallacies in the latest of the nonprofit’s Dollars for Docs series; ProPublica defends its reporting and its methodology.</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/commercial-support/propublica-s-latest-salvo-against-physicianpharma-relationships-fair-or-foul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/commercial-support/propublica-s-latest-salvo-against-physicianpharma-relationships-fair-or-foul#comments Commercial Support Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:25:00 +0000 40791 at http://meetingsnet.com Event Sustainability Is About More than Bottled Water http://meetingsnet.com/blog/event-sustainability-about-more-bottled-water <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Sustainability specialist Shawna McKinley points to some event sustainability issues you may not have considered.</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/event-sustainability-about-more-bottled-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/event-sustainability-about-more-bottled-water#comments Green Meetings/CSR face2face Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:25:00 +0000 40781 at http://meetingsnet.com Joint Accreditation for Continuing Education in Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/joint-accreditation-continuing-education-medicine-pharmacy-and-nursing <div class="field-byline"> By Judy M. Sweetnam, M.Ed., CCMEP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What you need to know about interprofessional accreditation when it comes to educating the healthcare team </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/joint-accreditation-continuing-education-medicine-pharmacy-and-nursing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/cme-regs/joint-accreditation-continuing-education-medicine-pharmacy-and-nursing#comments CME Regs Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:34:00 +0000 40771 at http://meetingsnet.com Boring to Buzzworthy: The New Awards Ceremony http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/boring-buzzworthy-new-awards-ceremony <div class="field-deck"> Our top tips for making your next awards ceremony something to talk about </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s not very often that event organizers get nominated for well-executed awards ceremonies. That&rsquo;s because award galas tend to be fairly traditional in their approach, difficult to make entertaining, and seemingly endless when there are lots of winners.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/boring-buzzworthy-new-awards-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/boring-buzzworthy-new-awards-ceremony#comments Audiovisual/Production Meeting Formats Tips From Top Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:47:00 +0000 40761 at http://meetingsnet.com Try This: Pitch-Slam http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/try-pitch-slam <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cross a poetry slam with the TV show “Shark Tank,” and you get a great way to connect new entrepreneurs and those who can help them bring their products to market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/try-pitch-slam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/try-pitch-slam#comments Trade Shows Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:54:00 +0000 40751 at http://meetingsnet.com MeetGreen Unveils Expanded, User-Friendly Resource Kit for More Sustainable Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/meetgreen-unveils-expanded-user-friendly-resource-kit-more-sustainable-meetings <div class="field-deck"> New toolbox offers checklists, surveys, contract clauses </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MeetGreen, the Portland, Ore.&ndash;based consultancy that helps organizations plan more sustainable meetings, has unveiled an expanded, user-friendly Resource Kit that includes multiple tools that event organizers and suppliers can put to use right away.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/meetgreen-unveils-expanded-user-friendly-resource-kit-more-sustainable-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/green-meetingscsr/meetgreen-unveils-expanded-user-friendly-resource-kit-more-sustainable-meetings#comments Green Meetings/CSR Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:35:00 +0000 40741 at http://meetingsnet.com Pharma Planning Meets Compliance http://meetingsnet.com/pharmadevice-regs/pharma-planning-meets-compliance <div class="field-byline"> By Marc Eigner, Partner, Polaris </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Pharma meeting organizers need to get as good at planning for compliance as they are for conferences and events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/pharmadevice-regs/pharma-planning-meets-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/pharmadevice-regs/pharma-planning-meets-compliance#comments Pharma Meeting Planning Pharma/Device Regs Medical Meetings Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:54:00 +0000 40731 at http://meetingsnet.com HSMAI's Adrian Awards Celebrate Creativity http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/hsmais-adrian-awards-celebrate-creativity <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Do some of these marketing and advertising programs seem familiar? They should. They are award-worthy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/hsmais-adrian-awards-celebrate-creativity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/hsmais-adrian-awards-celebrate-creativity#comments Audiovisual/Production Meeting Formats Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:26:00 +0000 40721 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Shall We Dance?</p> MPI Backs Down on Some CMM Changes http://meetingsnet.com/career/mpi-backs-down-some-cmm-changes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Meeting Professionals International has announced it is backing away from some controversial changes in its Certificate in Meeting Management program.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/career/mpi-backs-down-some-cmm-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/career/mpi-backs-down-some-cmm-changes#comments Association Meetings Career Corporate Meetings Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:28:00 +0000 40701 at http://meetingsnet.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer&nbsp;</span></p> Forget Attendees—How Do You Engage Colleagues When It Comes to Meeting Planning? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/forget-attendees-how-do-you-engage-colleagues-when-it-comes-meeting-planning <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Getting buy-in for a strategic meeting management program has always been one of the stickiest wickets. But there may be a (relatively) easy way to do it.</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/forget-attendees-how-do-you-engage-colleagues-when-it-comes-meeting-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/forget-attendees-how-do-you-engage-colleagues-when-it-comes-meeting-planning#comments Tips From Top face2face Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:37:00 +0000 40681 at http://meetingsnet.com Time to Deep-Six the Panels? http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/time-deep-six-panels <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Results of a recent survey find that, while they're ubiquitous, the panel discussion model just isn't working for many attendees. Here's a list of pet panel peeves, and suggestions on how to improve them.</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/speakers/time-deep-six-panels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/time-deep-six-panels#comments Speakers Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:35:00 +0000 40671 at http://meetingsnet.com Association Sues Lloyds of London for Refusing Claim on Meeting Cancellation http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/association-sues-lloyds-london-refusing-claim-meeting-cancellation <div class="field-deck"> USGIF Postpones Meeting Due to Government Shutdown </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>An association, forced to cancel a meeting due to the government shutdown, is trying to collect on its event cancellation insurance policy.</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/negotiatingcontracts/association-sues-lloyds-london-refusing-claim-meeting-cancellation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/association-sues-lloyds-london-refusing-claim-meeting-cancellation#comments Housing/Attrition Negotiating/Contracts Tips From Top Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:56:00 +0000 40661 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Tampa Convention Center</p> My Favorite April Fool's Joke of the Day: Gluten-Free Luggage http://meetingsnet.com/blog/my-favorite-april-fools-joke-day-gluten-free-luggage <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Celiac disease and gluten intolerance are serious topics, of course. But gluten-free luggage? Snort!</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/my-favorite-april-fools-joke-day-gluten-free-luggage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/my-favorite-april-fools-joke-day-gluten-free-luggage#comments face2face Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:27:00 +0000 40651 at http://meetingsnet.com DMCs Consolidate in Wake of GEP Bankruptcy http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/dmcs-consolidate-wake-gep-bankruptcy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The world of destination management companies was rocked last fall by the bankruptcy of well-established <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/whats-behind-dmc-pricing" title="" target="_blank">DMC</a></span> consortium Global Events Partners. Since then, other DMC networks have announced changes and consolidations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/dmcs-consolidate-wake-gep-bankruptcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/dmcs-consolidate-wake-gep-bankruptcy#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Teambuilding Recreation/Entertainment Medical Meetings News Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:27:00 +0000 40641 at http://meetingsnet.com Fitness at Meetings: Make it Fun http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/fitness-meetings-make-it-fun-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Fitness bands, the wearable monitors that capture movement, heart rate, sleep data, and more, were among the fastest growing product categories at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. And they are catching on at meetings, too, along with other fitness ideas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/fitness-meetings-make-it-fun-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/fitness-meetings-make-it-fun-0#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Audience Engagement Recreation/Entertainment Medical Meetings Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:28:00 +0000 40631 at http://meetingsnet.com New Workgroup to Research Poachers, Educate Planners http://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/new-workgroup-research-poachers-educate-planners <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) has formed a new workgroup focused on poaching.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/new-workgroup-research-poachers-educate-planners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/new-workgroup-research-poachers-educate-planners#comments Housing/Attrition Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:29:00 +0000 40611 at http://meetingsnet.com MGM Grand Vegas http://meetingsnet.com/ecards/mgm-grand-vegas <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>MGM Grand Vegas</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/ecards/mgm-grand-vegas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecards Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 40711 at http://meetingsnet.com The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas http://meetingsnet.com/ecards/cosmopolitan-las-vegas <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegase</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/ecards/cosmopolitan-las-vegas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecards Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 40691 at http://meetingsnet.com Hard Rock Hotel & Casino http://meetingsnet.com/ecards/hard-rock-hotel-casino <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hard Rock Hotel & Casino</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/ecards/hard-rock-hotel-casino" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecards Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 40521 at http://meetingsnet.com