White Papers

The Mobilized Travel Consumer

July 31, 2015
With mobile device ownership on the rise, the way consumers use devices is drastically changing. Expedia's newest white paper, The Mobilized Travel Consumer, discusses key drivers in the mobile landscape and how travel consumers are participating in it. Download the white paper here.

Apple Watch: The Event Planner's Guide

July 15, 2015
Attendees yearn for more personalized experiences at meetings and events, and the Apple Watch is one of the few devices able to satisfy their craving.
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Discover Florida Health

June 30, 2015

Meetings meet Sunshine

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Wichita’s Innovative History Benefits Your Meetings and Events

June 01, 2015

Wichita’s high energy and accessibility make it a natural choice for events. Join us for this four-part series on Wichita and learn new ways to energize your next event.

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It’s Time to Explore Wichita.

May 01, 2015

Wichita’s high energy and accessibility make it a natural choice for events. Join us for this four-part series on Wichita and learn new ways to energize your next event.

DoubleDutch Releases Free Guide to Measuring Event Success

March 10, 2015
The 32-page handbook is accompanied by a customizable spreadsheet for cost calculations.

The Viral Impact of Events: Best Practices to Amplify Event Content

February 23, 2015
The Viral Impact of Events: Best Practices to Amplify Event Content

7 Predictions for the Mobile Event App Industry in 2015

November 17, 2014
Mobile apps will play an increasingly critical role in the meeting and event world and among day-to-day strategic business operations, according to a white paper by QuickMobile.

The Organizer's Role in Driving Exhibitor ROI

August 14, 2014
Exhibitor ROI can drive their satisfaction with your event, and higher satisfaction can improve your exhibitor retention rate. But how can you help boost your exhibitors' return on investment? To find out, read this white paper from Exhibit Surveys.

Duty of Care: Are You Covered?

July 22, 2014
Recent world events have corporations revisiting their risk management practices with respect to business travel and meetings. To understand your organization's obligations, read this overview from iJET, "Duty of Care: Are You Covered?"

Crafting the Comprehensive RFP

July 17, 2013
What should a thorough request for proposal include? Consult this 22-page template, provided by Glenn Reighart of the National Association of School Psychologists.

Meetings and Events Policy Template

July 15, 2013
This template for a comprehensive meetings and events policy was created by Debi Scholar, CMM, CMP, in her former role as a corporate travel and strategic meetings management consultant. Scholar is now director of managed meetings strategies for American Express Meetings and Events.

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Meetings Industry Job Changes

by Allen J. Sheinman | February 01, 2016
The new director of sales and marketing at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale suggests a must-do activity in town.

Research

M&C Survey: Meeting Professionals Are Canceling, Moving Meetings Due to Zika

Concerns about the virus already have many changing plans.

The Power of Word of Mouth

When it comes to finding out about new hotels and destinations, colleague recommendations are key, per our latest survey.

How Planners Meet Suppliers

Meeting professionals had more to say about their preferred methods of introduction.

30 Seconds to Smart: The 2016 Planner Wish List (Video)

We asked planners what they would like to change about their jobs in 2016.
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