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Once again planners are caught in the crossfire of laws passed by various states in the name of religious freedom, but which some claim are discriminatory toward the LGBT community. Here's how the meetings industry is trying to sort it all out.

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Features
Experts explain how to work with -- or around -- new Department of Labor laws affecting financial and insurance firms that provide incentives for top performers.
Here are the latest developments in the fast-changing world of meetings technology, including a new generation of collaborative tools and the growing role of marketing.
Planners Portfolio
How to delve well beyond logistics to develop long-term relationships
Destination Guides
Coming next year is Fairmont Hotels' largest property, the 1,060-room Fairmont Austin Hotel, with 106,000 square feet of meeting space and a Willow Stream Spa.
Slated to open this summer is the 185-room Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, a block away from the World Trade Center.
The new 452-room LondonHouse Chicago opened on June 1 with 25,000 square feet of meeting space.
The new 878-suite Grove Resort & Spa in Orlando is getting ready for its 2019 debut.
Grand Openings
How to delve well beyond logistics to develop long-term relationships

Latest News

NBA Decides to Relocate 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte

The organization cites North Carolina's HB2 law curtailing legal protections for the LGBT community.

All Renovations Complete at the Boston Park Plaza

The work at the 1,054-room hotel cost $100 million.

Lanyon Launches New Features, Salesforce Integration

More flexibility and improved integration have been built into the latest update.

RNC and DNC Conventions to Create $360M in Direct Spending for Host Cities

U.S. Travel stresses impact of meetings with ad campaign aimed at convention-goers.
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