Features

New Rules for Incentives

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 01, 2016
Experts explain how to work with -- or around -- new Department of Labor laws affecting financial and insurance firms that provide incentives for top performers.

Five Top Tech Trends

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 01, 2016
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.

Coping With Controversy

by Barbara Peterson | July 01, 2016
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.

ON THE COVER: Are You Covered?

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | June 01, 2016
This comprehensive guide to event insurance offers the facts on essential policies addressing general liability, communicable diseases, cancellation and more.

Guest-Room Boom

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 01, 2016
While rooms are scarce in many major meetings markets, these five second-tier cities are upping the inventor ante to lure business.

10 New Urban Resorts

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | June 01, 2016
A new breed of big-city hotel incorporates all the trappings of a typical destination resort, such as full-service spas and trendy dining, minus the resort fees.

Planners' Pain Points in Hotel Negotiations

by Michael J. Shapiro and Sarah J.F. Braley | May 01, 2016
Planners share their biggest challenges in hammering out a contract in a seller's market, including new, questionable fees.

Better Together: Co-Located Trade Shows

by Michael J. Shapiro | May 01, 2016
A growing number of show organizers are partnering with related shows to share space, costs and more -- and creating stronger, more value-rich events.

Global Planner 2016

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 01, 2016
Our annual survey takes an in-depth look at meetings, conventions, trade shows, incentive programs and more held outside the U.S.

Hotel Revenue Managers Tell All

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | May 01, 2016
Three executives tell how technology has changed their jobs, what they look for in an RFP and more.

The Slow Evolution of Med-Pharma Meetings

by Michael J. Shapiro | April 01, 2016
How social media is threatening the insularity of this highly specialized segment of the meetings industry.

Best Places to Work in the Meetings Industry

by Sarah J.F. Braley and Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 01, 2016
M&C's annual survey of enlightened work environments includes MeetGreen, Delta Air Lines, Commune Hotels & Resorts and more.

People

Ralph Scatena workplace organization

by Allen J. Sheinman | July 01, 2016
The newly appointed general manager of the 2,009-room Orlando World Center Marriott tells how he keeps organized.

Research

Take Our Confidential Salary Survey!

Your (anonymous) input helps us provide a snapshot of meeting planners' responsibilities, compensation and more.

30 Seconds to Smart: Controversial Laws and Meetings Cancellations (Video)

We asked planners about their organizations’ stance on meeting in states with such laws.

30 Seconds to Smart: Will Planners Avoid States With Perceived Anti-LGBT Laws? (Video)

We asked planners if they will avoid meeting in states with laws that some believe are discriminatory.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Controversial Laws Affect Site Selection (Video)

We asked planners if site selection should be influenced by laws some attendees might consider discriminatory.

News Analysis

When and Where to Find Hotel Deals

This chart shows the most budget-friendly times to visit top domestic and international cities.

Election Is Hot Topic at NYU Hospitality Conference

Participants ponder the possibility of a hotelier becoming president.

MPI Unveils New Tiered Membership Structure

Meeting Professionals International has restructured its membership model, offering a new three-tiered program for joining.

AH&LA Takes Aim at Sharing-Economy Lodging

The American Hotel & Lodging Association makes the regulation of lodging platforms such as Airbnb a key point in its 2016 Policy Agenda.
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