The Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry

by M&C Staff | October 01, 2016
M&C's second annual listing spotlights high achievers determined to better their profession and the world at large.

Planners' Favorite Event Themes

by Loren G. Edelstein | October 01, 2016
Creative ideas from M&C readers ranging from basketball to visitors from outer space.

Invasion of European "Lifestyle" Hotels

by Michael J. Shapiro | October 01, 2016
These new properties are stylish, affordable and ideally suited for smaller creative collaborations.

VIDEO Behind the Scenes: How M&C Selects the Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry

by Loren G. Edelstein | October 01, 2016
Editor-in-chief Loren Edelstein shares the criteria for inclusion in this inspirational annual feature.

2016 Salary Survey

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

M&C's biennial look at salaries and job satisfaction for association, corporate and independent/third-party meeting planners.

The Direct Booking Dilemma

by Michael J. Shapiro | September 01, 2016
Hotels are appealing to guests to book through their own channels; should planners worry about room blocks?

Taking Airbnb to Task

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | September 01, 2016
How the home-lodging provider and other shared-economy services are facing pushback -- or forging alliances -- with key meetings destinations.

Planners' Favorite Cost-Cutting Tips

September 01, 2016
M&C readers offer their best budget-saving strategies on A/V, F&B, venues and more.

A Sports Agent's Guide to Negotiating

by Molly Fletcher | September 01, 2016
Seven tips for upping your game to get the best hotel or other deal.

Incentives: 3 Trends to Watch

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 01, 2016
Industry insights from Melissa Van Dyke, president of the Incentive Research Foundation.

2016 Salary Survey: A Selection of Your Comments

by Sarah J.F. Braley | September 01, 2016
Additional observations from some of our 340 respondents.

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.


Hotels Texas Frisco site selection

by Allen J. Sheinman | October 01, 2016

Jeff Smith in a Quick Chat PeopleLanding Allen J. Sheinman 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 Jeff Smith has been named general manager for the 300-room Omni Frisco Hotel in Frisco, Texas, set to open in early summer 2017. What's unique about this luxury hotel project? It will serve as a cornerst


How Planners Find Inspiring Themes

A new poll finds meeting professionals getting inspiration on creative event motifs from myriad sources.

30 Seconds to Smart: Are Planners Leery About Meeting in Europe? (Video)

We asked planners if recent terror events in Europe will affect their decision to meet there.

30 Seconds to Smart: The Places Planners Worry About Safety (Video)

We asked planners about their concern for their own personal safety.

30 Seconds to Smart: Security at Convention Centers, Airports (Video)

We asked planners what types of security they would like to see at convention centers and airports.

News Analysis

NCAA to Move Seven Events From North Carolina

Championship events in men's and women's soccer, basketball and golf will be relocated to protest the state's lack of civil-rights protections.

The Marriott-Starwood Merger Gets Final Approval

Okay by Chinese Ministry of Commerce clears the way for the joining of two hotel giants.

Hotel Forecast Shows Flat Occupancy, Rising Rates

A revised forecast from STR and Tourism Economics gives insight on key metrics for this year and next.

ASAE Defines Policy Model for Diversity and Inclusion

Association group makes move in reaction to new state laws limiting LGBT rights.