Planner Guides

5 Essential Hotel Clauses

M&C columnist and renowned hospitality attorney Jonathan T. Howe, Esq. brings you this timely how-to guide on managing contract clauses that can protect you, your event, and your organization.

Best Practices for Experiential Meetings

Meeting planners who focus on experiential events and travel will reap big benefits: Experiential meetings help build lasting bonds, boost attendee engagement, inspire loyalty, and leave a powerful lasting impression.

How to Create High-Impact Team Experiences

Northstar Meetings Group presents a practical guide that will help you set up the most common forms of modern team building, and empower your team members to form the positive work relationships they need to accomplish great things.

Guide to Time Management

Northstar Meetings Group presents a practical guide to time management, featuring insightful tips on how to manage time wisely and strategically, along with timelines, checklists, calendars, and time logs, interspersed with top meeting planners' biggest time management "pain points."

Tap into Knowledge Assets

Leverage a destination's intellectual capital and optimize attendee participation and business outcomes to ensure successful meetings and events. Learn more at

Meetings Tech Insider

Exclusive insights from Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS on how new technologies can enhance the meeting and event experience.

Experience: The Best Teaching Tool

Successful Meetings presents an exploration of the power of experiential learning that is changing the way that planners are looking at education.

Reimagine All-Inclusive Meetings

Successful Meetings looks at seven key trends that are driving changes in all-inclusive resorts.

Site Selection Guide for Med/Pharma Meetings

Successful Meetings presents a comprehensive look at how to find the perfect destinations and venues for successful med/pharma meetings, while remaining in compliance with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

Golf Meetings for Women and Millennials

Successful Meetings developed a 5-step strategic guide to help make golf activities more appealing and engaging for all attendees, from first-timers to avid golfers, including women and millennials.

38 Ways to Create Healthy Meetings

Successful Meetings presents a free compendium of best practices to introduce healthy living habits at meetings, initiatives that attendees will continue to practice long after the event is over, including menu recommendations from healthy meetings expert and professional trainer, Andrea Sullivan.

Interactive Salary Survey

The Interactive Salary Survey lets you play with the numbers for deeper insights into the raw data. This one-of-a-kind proprietary tool, created in partnership with Bear Analytics (which also offers custom analysis of event data), lets users set job parameters to see the salary ranges for specific job types, geographical regions and much more.