Special Reports

August 2018

Entering into its eighth year, IMEX America’s Smart Monday Powered by MPI delivers a full day of free education Oct. 15 available for registered IMEX America meeting planner attendees. The day focuses on the professional development that is critical for many planners to justify even getting out of the office to travel to Las Vegas to attend the Oct. 16-18 main event that focuses on buyer-supplier appointments. The two key MPI staffers who take a leading role conceptualizing Smart Monday are Lori Pugh, manager of global education and event production, and Jessie States, head of meeting innovation.

July 2018

Meetings Today reached out to Joe D'Alessandro, president and CEO of San Francisco Travel, to discuss a major medical association’s decision to opt out of a longstanding contract with the city due to open drug use on the streets and other safety concerns voiced by those visiting the city for meetings.

June 2018

Collective bargaining is a major component of the meetings, events and tradeshow industry. Those who are part of collective bargaining units—or unions—work in hotels, convention centers, restaurants and arenas. And in nearly every discussion about unions with industry colleagues, there is anger surrounding the many rules in working with them.

June 2018

The following questions were asked of organizations who are FairHotel Partners. I am grateful to John F. Stephens and to the American Studies Association for their response. Stephens has served as Executive Director with the American Studies Association, from 1983 to present.

May 2018

A new report from American Express Global Business Travel shows that while a large majority of business travelers acknowledge the value of traveling for work, a varying percentage across markets are reluctant to comply with company travel policies.

May 2018

Meetings Today LIVE! West wrapped May 2, 2018, at the new Park MGM, and planners in attendance not only gave rave reviews about the host hotel, off-site venues and experiences, several shared some of the issues that are top of mind for them for meetings during our one-on-one sessions.

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