Features

ON THE COVER: M&C's 50th Anniversary

August 01, 2016
Meetings & Conventions magazine celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special section on how the meetings industry has evolved over the past half century.

Retooling Our Conferences

by Sarah J. F. Braley | August 01, 2016
A number of major meetings-industry associations are starting new shows, adopting new technologies and refining their engagement techniques.

Fresh and Affordable Food and Beverage

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 01, 2016
Here are 16 deliciously creative ways to offer meals and snacks that won't break your F&B budget.

In Their Own Words: Industry Experts Reflect on Decades of Change

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 01, 2016
Complete comments from some of the industry's learned insiders.

Love Notes to M&C

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 01, 2016

How the magazine has helped industry insiders over the past 50 years.

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.

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.

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.

People

global events planning international meetings

by Allen J. Sheinman | August 01, 2016
The founder/CEO of JML Worldwide offers tips for planning overseas events.

Research

Stepping Up Event Security

Planners admit new worries due to recent terror events.

Planners Sound Off on Security at Events

Verbatim responses to our August research topic on event security. 

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners Talk LGBT Rights, Site Selection (Video)

We asked planners about legislation recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi.

Take Our Confidential Salary Survey!

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

News Analysis

NBA Relocates 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte NC

The sports organization makes its move to protest North Carolina's passage of anti-LGBT law.

RNC and DNC Generated $360 Million for Host Cities

Projections by U.S. Travel show Cleveland and Philadelphia each took in $180 million in spend for hosting the presidential conventions.

Getting Online at the Airport

Which major airports offer free WiFi? This chart tells you.

When and Where to Find Hotel Deals

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