Features

20 Top Meeting Innovations

by Michael J. Shapiro, Sarah J.F. Braley, Lisa A. Grimaldi and Michael C. Lowe | January 01, 2015
Here are the most important cutting-edge products and services that are transforming the meeting experience for planners and attendees.

Third Parties: Big, Small or None at All?

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 01, 2015
Two independent planning professionals from big and small companies discuss the benefits -- and dispel the misconceptions -- about working with them.

Hotels: Welcome to the Class of 2015

by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 01, 2015
From Austin to Amsterdam and lots of points in between, here's a preview of some of the world's mot notable hotels poised to debut this year.

Solving Suitcasing

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | January 01, 2015
A revealing look that breed of attendees who crash a trade show to do business "out of a suitcase," and how the industry is fighting back.

Forecast 2015

by The M&C Staff | December 01, 2014
Our annual report finds surging group demand, higher room rates, limited airline capacity, continued trade-show consolidation and more in the year ahead.

25 Hottest Ideas of the Year

by Lisa A. Grimaldi and Sarah J.F. Braley | December 01, 2014
Here are the most popular of M&C's celebrated daily tips, offering savvy advice on career development, easy traveling, décor, F&B and more.

Getting Fresh With Food

by Jonathan Vatner | November 01, 2014
M&C asked some top chefs and caterers to share their most enticing new dishes, along with updated twists on old classics.

The Hosted-Buyer Format Is a Win-Win

by Michael J. Shapiro | November 01, 2014
Here's why those one-on-one meetings between suppliers and select qualified buyers are becoming increasingly popular at trade shows across the country.

Top 20 Cost-Cutting Tips

by Sarah J.F. Braley and Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 01, 2014
Presenting the best of M&C's Savvy Planner advice, with suggestions on décor, F&B, speakers, videos and more

Joyful Themes

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 01, 2014
A blue-ribbon panel of planning experts offers their best and brightest ideas for year-end holiday parties.

Best Apps for Overseas Travel

by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 01, 2014
These must-have programs will help make your international trips easier and more productive.

Wanted: Quality Attendees

by Michael C. Lowe | November 01, 2014
How to identify and attract the ideal audience for your exhibitors.

People

Quick Chat With Barbara Minch

by Allen J. Sheinman | January 01, 2015
The director of human resources at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, N.J., offers her best advice for someone entering the hospitality business.

Research

Why We Keep Our Crazy Jobs

Yes, planning meetings is a crazy profession -- and planers love it, per M&C's latest exclusive survey.

Planners Sound Off on Their Jobs

M&C asked some open-ended questions and got some interesting answers.

Finally, Optimism Reigns

M&C's latest exclusive survey finds that planners expect healthier budgets and more attendees next year.

Planners Tell Us About 2015

Verbatim comments from M&C's 2015 outlook survey.

News Analysis

More Meetings Mean More Success on Business Trips

A new Carson Wagonlit Survey offers surprising findings on the factors that influence return on investment for working travelers.

Cruise Lines International Association to Consolidate in D.C.

The group will close all satellite U.S. offices this year and has hired Cindy D'Aoust as its executive vice president.

How Exhibitors Spend Their Money

Data gleaned from a study by Center for Exhibition Industry Research offers a detailed breakdown of expenses, from exhibit space to staff training.

Major Hotel Chains Expand Mobile Room Key Initiatives

Starwood launches a pilot program at 10 properties as Hilton expands the functionality of its mobile-app keys.
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