Level-Up Your Events Planning Toolkit With This Free Future Skills eHandbook

November 2, 2021

Planning meetings and events has become infinitely more complex in recent years, even before the global pandemic is factored in. Planners need to equip themselves with a whole new set of skills to remain relevant in this fast-changing environment. 

Meetings Today’s new Future Skills eHandbook, produced in partnership with MPI, provides the essential skills meeting professionals need to master to stay relevant, from technology and hybrid meetings to analytics and cross-discipline communication and strategy. 

Get the Free Future Skills eHandbook!

In this new, free eHandbook, the content teams of Meetings Today and MPI tapped into current meeting professionals and some of the top hospitality school educators to bring you their predictions for the future, and what skills you’ll need to be successful in it. 

A Free eHandbook Library

The new Future Skills publication is just the most recent eHandbook available from Meetings Today. All are free to access after a simple registration process. Other offerings include: 

Contracts in the "New Normal" 

“Be Prepared.” The Boy Scout motto certainly applies to the current environment in the meetings industry, as organizations prepare to return to in-person events as the pandemic lingers. Preparation is especially essential when it comes to navigating a new contract and negotiation landscape, with critical considerations we never could’ve imagined two years ago. 

A Hybrid Meetings How-To

While virtual meetings have been part of the meetings landscape for years, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed them to the fore. This guide will help meeting and event planners learn the ropes about how to stage a virtual meeting that works in conjunction with an in-person program, with input from the experts who have excelled in the digital meetings world. 

Key Industry Trends Roundtable 

While the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus has caused infection rates among the unvaccinated to rise in several states, the meetings and events industry is still on a path to recovery. This panel of experts convened in late May to provide their take on the road back. 

Back to Business 

Get expert insights and actionable advice on how to bring your groups back to the in-person meeting environment, from health screening to facility choices. 

Pharma Meetings Revisited

In Pharma Meetings Revisited, we tap some of the foremost experts in pharmaceutical and medical meetings to provide key resources for hosting gatherings in this segment in the pandemic era. 

The New Normal 

From site inspections to social distancing, The New Normal eHandbook is your guide to visualizing and facilitating the post-shutdown in-person meetings environment. 

Navigating the New Meetings Landscape

The in-person meetings and events world is awakening from its pandemic slumber. But when meetings resume, the experience—at least in the short term—will be much different than before the COVID-19 crisis shut down public gatherings. From critical contract concerns to risk management strategies and safety and sanitation protocols, this guide will help steer you in the right direction.  

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Tyler Davidson | Editor, Vice President & Chief Content Director

Tyler Davidson has covered the travel trade for nearly 30 years. In his current role with Meetings Today, Tyler leads the editorial team on its mission to provide the best meetings content in the industry.