Features

Top 10 Meetings Innovations

by Michael J. Shapiro | January 01, 2017
Our third annual edition of this special report finds a fresh crop of significant concepts and tools beginning to make waves in the meetings industry.

New Hotels Opening in 2017

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 01, 2017
Here are the details of exciting new hotels opening this year from Seattle, Wash., to Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Meeting Contracts in a Time of Flux

by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 01, 2017

M&C’s panel of legal experts discusses today’s hot-button issues, including the potential impact of the incoming Trump administration.

Say Hello to These Nightmare Attendees

by Loren G. Edelstein | December 01, 2016

M&C readers recount temper tantrums, annoying requests, lewd behavior and more.

 

The Well-Branded Event

by Allen J. Sheinman | December 01, 2016
An expert planner shares innovative ways of using a client's identity to better win attendee hearts and achieve a meeting's core objectives.

Meetings Industry Forecast 2017

by Michael J. Shapiro | December 01, 2016
Our annual survey finds good, bad and mixed news when it comes to hotels, airlines, trade shows, incentives and more.

20 Ways to Practice Wellness on the Road and at Meetings

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 01, 2016
Advice for meeting planners and attendees to ensure a more healthful time at home, en route and on-site.

Risky Business

by Barbara Peterson | November 01, 2016
How the meetings industry is grappling with the threat of terror

Safety When Meeting Overseas

by Meredith Pallante, CEM, CMP | November 01, 2016
How one planner incorporated security into a six-day executive-level event held in Israel.

A New Spin on Sponsorships

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 01, 2016
These cutting-edge ideas put fresh emphasis on interacting with attendees.

9 Affordable Global Cities

by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 01, 2016
These destinations have seen falling hotel rates and improved meeting facilities.

Reporter's Notebook: Execs from MGM, Hyatt and IACC Reflect on Marketplace Trends

by Loren G. Edelstein | November 01, 2016
Highlights from M&C interviews with MGM's Michael Dominguez, Hyatt's Steve Enselein, and IACC's Mark Cooper

People

Hotels people dining

by Allen J. Sheinman | January 01, 2017
The new restaurant manager of The Carillon at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas, describes her most memorable meal.

Research

30 Seconds to Smart: Do Planners Document Cost Savings? (Video)

We asked planners how often they report savings for meetings.

30 Seconds to Smart: The Importance of Cost-Containment to Planners (Video)

We asked planners how they prioritize cost-cutting when it comes to meeting planning.

30 Seconds to Smart: 2017 vs. 2016 Meeting Budgets (Video)

We asked planners how they expect their overall meeting budgets to change year-over-year.

Will Trump Hinder Meetings?

Many respondents to M&C's latest poll worry that the new administration will deter visitors to the U.S.