Meetings Today eHandbook

eHandbooks for Meeting and Event Planners

Delve into these Meetings Today eHandbooks to access critical information on a variety of specific meetings and events topics, from hybrid meetings to essential tools to thrive in the “New Normal” in-person meetings environment.

Featuring input from industry experts and real-world examples to guide your strategy and execution, Meetings Today eHandbooks give you the intelligence and resources you need in a convenient format.

Site Selection Strategies

Checklists for ensuring your meeting will pass muster.

Checklists for ensuring your meeting will pass muster.

June 2024

One thing we’ve learned over the years covering the meetings and events industry is that planners love checklists, with our monthly Best Practices stories being some of our most-popular content. Brevity is king. So, in this eHandbook about site selection, we cut to the chase to deliver you checklist-style content from the experts on topics like sustainability, F&B and accessibility.

Trends for 2024

The Latest Meetings and Events Research to Help You Navidgate the Next Year

The Latest Meetings and Events Research to Help You Navidgate the Next Year

February 2024

This eHandbook taps the minds of meeting planners and leading organizations like MPI and Global DMC Partners to deliver key observations, predictions and the latest survey results to help you parse out the most important trends in the meetings and events world.

Critical Contract Clauses

* Produced in collaboration with MPI.

Legal Strategies to Save Money and Limit Liability

July 2023

Rising like the proverbial phoenix from the pandemic-era shutdown, in-person meetings are back big time and venue availability is tight in this seller's market. This new era of meetings also brings with it heightened awareness around issues such as sustainability, DEI and labor shortages impacting service levels. Our eHandbook on contracts helps you navigate this new landscape while keeping the interests of your organization firmly in the fore.


DEI Handbook

Meetings Industry DEI Experts Share Their Knowledge on How to Ensure Your Events Are Inclusive for All

June 2023

DEI is one of the preeminent trends in the meetings and tourism industries, impacting not only travelers and meeting and event attendees, but also suppliers in destinations and DMOs.

Our DEI eHandbook checks in with DEI leaders to provide you with the knowledge you need to ensure your events are inclusive for all.

Trends For 2023

2023 Trends
* Produced in collaboration with MPI.

Trends for 2023

January 2023

As we jump into 2023 after a tumultuous three years for the meetings and events industry, a tailwind seems to be at our backs.This eHandbook collaboration between the content teams of Meetings Today and MPI delivers key observations, predictions and the latest survey results from both teams to light the way in the post-pandemic era.

Budget-Saving Strategies


Checklists and tips to save costs in an iffy economy, from AV and hybrid to in-person

September 2022

Our collaboration with meetings and events education leader Event Leadership Institute resulted in a wealth of information to help meeting and event planners guard the bottom line as we get back to meeting in-person in an economy that is teetering on recession. From a top-level perspective on the current economic environment to how to save on hybrid and AV costs--and general cost-savings tips for in-person meetings--this eHandbook will help ensure the financial health of your programs.

A Fresh Start

Fresh Start

* Produced in collaboration with MPI.

Why We Must Have In-Person Events and How to Get Them Right

May 2022

The meetings world is awaking from its more than two-year hibernation, and lots has changed since your last in-person event! Tap this resource for re-entry to discover how logistics have changed, why attendees and stakeholders are hard-wired to meet face-to-face, and how to begin your journey of offering hybrid meetings. The content teams of Meetings Today and MPI collaborated on this eHandbook, which is informed by some of the top experts in the meetings and events industry.

Meetings Tech Update

Tech Update

What You Need to Know About Tech as Meetings and Events Reboot

April 2022

Everything has changed since the pandemic rocked the meetings and events world. After the initial rapid ramp-up to virtual meetings technology, and then to hybrid formats that paired digital with in-person elements, planners are starting to more clearly see the new landscape. Our Meetings Tech Update eHandbook doles out solid tips and winning strategies for leveraging the most-relevant new technology tools to thrive in the future.

Future Skills

Future Skills

* Produced in collaboration with MPI.

What Critical Skills Will Define a Successful Meeting Professional Going Forward?

November 2021

Planning meetings and events has become infinitely more complex in recent years, even before the global pandemic is factored in. Here are the essential skills meeting professionals need to master to stay relevant, from technology and hybrid meetings to analytics and cross-discipline communication and strategy.

Key Industry Trends Roundtable


Expert opinions on the meetings and events industry in-person reboot.

September 2021

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.


Contracts in the "New Normal"


"Be Prepared"

October 2021

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. 

Back to Business

Back to Business eHandbook

In-Person Meetings Are About to Reboot. Are You Ready?

June 2021

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

Pharma Meetings Revisited

Resources for Navigating the Pandemic Era for Medical Meetings

March 2021

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

The New Normal

A Guide to Visualizing, and Facilitating, the Post-Shutdown In-Person Meetings Environment

January 2021

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