Features

Confronting the Rise of Nationalism

by Barbara Peterson | March 01, 2017
In this special report, M&C examines the unique challenges faced by the meetings industry in the wake of the Trump administration’s attempts to ban visitors from some Muslim-majority countries and build a wall on the border with Mexico.

Best Bets in Gaming Destinations

by Michael J. Shapiro, Lisa A. Grimaldi and Sarah J.F. Braley | March 01, 2017
Our annual survey finds the casino-hotel industry focused on stepping up its offerings with new and newly renovated accommodations, attractions, and meeting and event venues.

Convention Centers on the Cutting Edge

by Sarah J.F. Braley and Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 01, 2017

Here are some forward-thinking convention facilities that are working to expand and enhance their infrastructure to meet the modern needs of groups and local communities alike.

How Young Planners Are Revitalizing the Meetings Industry

by Sarah J.F. Braley, Michael J. Shapiro and Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 01, 2017
Here are 15 young professionals who are bringing fresh energy, boundless talent and unique perspectives to the world of meetings and events.

Destination Marketing on the Cutting Edge

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 01, 2017
Here's how some enterprising DMOs are tailoring their outreach to attract younger meeting professionals and the business they wield.

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.

People

Site selection Florida Kissimmee CVB DMO

by Allen J. Sheinman | March 01, 2017
The new director of sales for Experience Kissimmee in Florida offers her take on the best way to enjoy this Central Florida city.

Research

30 Seconds to Smart: How the Political Climate Is Affecting Site-Selection (Video)

We asked planners if the current political climate will influence their future site-selection decisions.

30 Seconds to Smart: Trump's Travel Ban and Boycotted Conferences (Video)

We asked planners if they are worried about attendees boycotting their meetings.

30 Seconds to Smart: Has Trump's Travel Ban Affected Meetings? (Video)

We asked planners if their organizations have been affected by the president's executive order.

Facing Tighter Borders

Planners express travel issues, worry for future meetings in latest M&C poll.