Features

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.

Risky Business

by Barbara Peterson | November 01, 2016
How the meetings industry is grappling with the threat of terror

Safety When Meeting Overseas

by Meredith Pallante, CEM, CMP | November 01, 2016
How one planner incorporated security into a six-day executive-level event held in Israel.

A New Spin on Sponsorships

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 01, 2016
These cutting-edge ideas put fresh emphasis on interacting with attendees.

People

Hotels people dining

by Allen J. Sheinman | January 01, 2017
The new restaurant manager of The Carillon at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas, describes her most memorable meal.

Research

M&C Research Extra: Young Planners Share Ambitions; Others Note Pros/Cons of Working With Newbies

Millennials value work/life balance and professional advancement.

What Do Millennials Bring to the Meetings Industry?

This M&C poll looks at multigenerational job plans and priorities.

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners' Favorite Cost-Cutting Tips (Video)

We asked planners how they save money on meetings and events.

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners' Professional Creativity, Negotiating Skills (Video)

We asked planners how they rate their own creativity and negotiating skills.