Dealing with the Impact of Increased Government Regulations

SmithBucklin
April 23, 2014
Lauren Deaton of Courtesy Associates gives suggestions on how planners can work inside strict regulations and raise attendance at their events.

Taking a Stand for People in Hospitality

Joan Eisenstodt
February 27, 2014
We often say "meetings mean business" and promote the economic impact of meetings, but we seem to disregard their impact on individual people. Should we not take a stand for those who work within our industry?

The US government reopened - Do you have a plan for January?

Joan Eisenstodt
October 17, 2013
The US government is back in business...at least until January when the budget deadline is reached. The meetings industry lost lots of money during this shutdown and that's not even counting the continuing sequestration! What will we do to prepare for January, February and beyond?

5 Ways to Maximize Content Marketing Campaigns

Scott Steinberg
August 23, 2013
Discover how to get more from content marketing, advertising and social media campaigns for your next event with these expert tips.

Who speaks for our industry?

Joan Eisenstodt
July 10, 2013
Meetings and attendance at what are perceived to be boondoggles are under continuous attack by the US Congress, by state and provincial governments, and by co-workers who think traveling is glamorous and staying at a hotel is a perk. "The media" take up the cry especially when it come to "taxpayer dollars" funding a bit of fun at meetings. This while others write about how boring meetings are and how they "dread" attending. It seems we can't win. How do we convey the value of meetings to critics? Who speaks for meetings and their value? Who speaks for our industry?

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