Features

Taste Makers

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 01, 2015
M&C contributing editor Cheryl-Anne Sturken takes part in a back-to-school boot camp for chefs from Dolce Hotels & Resorts, with delicious results.

State Support for Destinations

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 01, 2015
State tourism offices, which usually focus on the leisure market, increasingly are focusing on meetings. Here's how three such agencies are reaching out to planners.

DMO Outlook: Trends to Watch

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 01, 2015
Here are expert predictions on the challenges destination management organizations are likely to face in the near future.

Medical/Pharma Meetings: Keeping Up With Change

by Michael J. Shapiro | February 01, 2015

How new rules are challenging medical meeting planners Michael J. Shapiro Planning meetings and conventions  for health-care professionals has long been a highly complex task when it comes to complying with codes, policies and law. With the first reporting period of the U.S. Open Payments pro

Wild Herb Fritters

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 01, 2015
You'll enjoy making this delicious dish from the Culinary Institute of America

Making Wild Herb Fritters

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 01, 2015
The secret to light and flakey from chef Lars Kronmark of the Culinary Institute of America.

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.

People

Quick Chat With Gerry Link

by Allen J. Sheinman | February 01, 2015
The general manager of the new 21c Museum Hotel in Durham (N.C.) talks about the challenges of starting a hotel that also serves as an art museum.

Research

How Helpful Are Online RFPs?

What do planners think about online requests for proposal? Our latest poll reveals all.

What You Hate About eRFPs

Planners sound off on how the process could be improved.

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.

News Analysis

Bullish on Cuba

The incentive industry finds much to get excited about with a thaw in the U.S.-Cuba relationship.

A Day to Commemorate the Meetings Industry Set for April

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition designates April 16 as the first North American Meetings Industry Day.

The CIC Aims to Tweak APEX

The Convention Industry Council endeavors to rejuvenate its Accepted Practice Exchange by creating new work units and releasing new research on best practices.

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.

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