Features

2016 Salary Survey

by Sarah J.F. Braley | September 01, 2016

M&C's biennial look at salaries and job satisfaction for association, corporate and independent/third-party meeting planners.

The Direct Booking Dilemma

by Michael J. Shapiro | September 01, 2016
Hotels are appealing to guests to book through their own channels; should planners worry about room blocks?

Taking Airbnb to Task

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | September 01, 2016
How the home-lodging provider and other shared-economy services are facing pushback -- or forging alliances -- with key meetings destinations.

Planners' Favorite Cost-Cutting Tips

September 01, 2016
M&C readers offer their best budget-saving strategies on A/V, F&B, venues and more.

A Sports Agent's Guide to Negotiating

by Molly Fletcher | September 01, 2016
Seven tips for upping your game to get the best hotel or other deal.

Incentives: 3 Trends to Watch

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 01, 2016
Industry insights from Melissa Van Dyke, president of the Incentive Research Foundation.

2016 Salary Survey: A Selection of Your Comments

by Sarah J.F. Braley | September 01, 2016
Additional observations from some of our 340 respondents.

ON THE COVER: M&C's 50th Anniversary

August 01, 2016
Meetings & Conventions magazine celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special section on how the meetings industry has evolved over the past half century.

Retooling Our Conferences

by Sarah J. F. Braley | August 01, 2016
A number of major meetings-industry associations are starting new shows, adopting new technologies and refining their engagement techniques.

Fresh and Affordable Food and Beverage

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 01, 2016
Here are 16 deliciously creative ways to offer meals and snacks that won't break your F&B budget.

In Their Own Words: Industry Experts Reflect on Decades of Change

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 01, 2016
Complete comments from some of the industry's learned insiders.

Love Notes to M&C

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 01, 2016

How the magazine has helped industry insiders over the past 50 years.

People

Food and beverage

by Allen J. Sheinman | September 01, 2016

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Research

30 Seconds to Smart: The Places Planners Worry About Safety (Video)

We asked planners about their concern for their own personal safety.

30 Seconds to Smart: Security at Convention Centers, Airports (Video)

We asked planners what types of security they would like to see at convention centers and airports.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Concerned Are Planners About Security? (Video)

We asked planners if they are worried in light of recent events.

Cost-Containment Is a Top Priority

Survey shows keeping meeting spend in check is a top priority.

News Analysis

ASAE Defines Policy Model for Diversity and Inclusion

Association group makes move in reaction to new state laws limiting LGBT rights.

IBTM World Outlines Show Sessions

This year's meetings/events trade show will include educational sessions on the show floor.

Slight Increase for 2017 Per Diem Lodging Rates

Federal employees traveling for work will get a few more dollars to spend on lodging next year.

Top 15 U.S. Spots for "Quality" Experiences

The 2016 U.S. Tourism Quality Index is based on social-media ratings of visitor experiences in 121 cities.

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