Features

Cornering the Market

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | September 01, 2015
Behind the scenes with meetings-tech juggernaut Cvent, which estimates it will be approaching $10 billion in group business this year alone.

Building a Better eRFP

by Michael J. Shapiro | September 01, 2015
How RFP overload affects meetings planners and hoteliers alike, and what both sides can do to help ease the problem.

Unforgettable Incentives

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 01, 2015
These six trips offer winners experiences that foster personal growth and engagement with other peoples.

Top 25 Cost-Cutting Tips

by Sarah J.F. Braley and Michael C. Lowe | September 01, 2015
These smart moves cover the entire spectrum of meetings and events.

Game of Drones

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 01, 2015
How organizers are using these remote-controlled marvels -- and some caveats and cautions to consider.

Youth and the Future of Associations

by Michael C. Lowe | August 01, 2015
Strategies for getting young professionals involved, earning their loyalty and rewarding their efforts.

2015 Meeting Spend Survey

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 01, 2015
M&C's first in-depth survey on how meeting budgets are set, destination decisions made, deals negotiated and dollars allocated.

7 Fresh Sponsorship Ideas

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 01, 2015
How organizers are using these remote-controlled marvels -- and some caveats and cautions to consider.

M&C's Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry

by The M&C Staff | July 01, 2015
This select group of high achievers have provided bold new ideas, passionate advocacy and a commitment to bettering the world.

The Truth About Hotel Wi-Fi Pricing

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 01, 2015
How and why hotels charge for bandwidth and access, and what planners can do to negotiate for this indispensable service.

Homegrown Conventions

by Michael C. Lowe | July 01, 2015
To fill in the blanks in their calendars and increase revenue, a number of destination marketers and convention-center managers are creating wholly original events for their facilities.

M&C's Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry: In Their Own Words

by The M&C Staff | July 01, 2015
The women on our inaugural list tell of their proudest moments and hopes for the future.

People

DMAI Executive Vice President Karen Gonzales Resigns

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 01, 2015
The executive vice president of sales and business development had been with the organization since 2007.

Research

Smaller Cities Edge Up List of Top 50 Meeting Cities

Orlando, Las Vegas and Chicago top the list, but some surprises follow.

How Do You Choose Speakers?

Planners weigh in on how they choose speakers.

What Work/Life Balance?

M&C's latest poll covers the work/life balance (hint: It's out of whack).

Planners Confirm: Downtime Is a Myth

Planners' verbatim answers to M&C's June 2015 Research.

News Analysis

Thailand's Tourism Recovery in Jeopardy

The recent bombing in Bangkok threatens to derail efforts to attract visitors.

MPI Refocuses on Education

The association presents a number of new initiatives aimed at furthering members' careers.

Industry Reacts to Trump's Remarks on Immigrants

Two chefs pull plans for restaurants at D.C. Hotel

San Francisco Tops List of Highest Hotel Rates

Geneva, Switzerland, and Milan, Italy, came in second and third.

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