With virtual meetings supplanting face-to-face meetings in the COVID-19 era, meeting planners need to select speakers for their virtual events wisely. Joan Eisenstodt asked three speaker veterans what questions they should ask and criteria to consider when selecting a virtual speaker.
Marriott International launched the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council to help establish new cleanliness standards in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, including using electrostatic sprayers with hospital-grade disinfectant.
Read what two hot Florida event spots, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin and Ocean Prime, think the up-and-coming dining trends are for meeting groups in 2020 and beyond.
Luxury hotels look different than they did 20 years ago. With different approaches to travel and business, the focus is shifting from material luxe to experiences, sustainability and wellness. Read more.
The changing demographics of the business world and evolving customer preferences have resulted in a trend of “ad hoc” meeting spaces being included in new convention center projects and retrofitted into renovations and expansions by global design firms such as Populous and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Read more.
As the coronavirus pandemic roiled the industry, we decided to reach out to see how that issue is impacting the planners who took our annual Meetings Today Trends Survey, and to see if risk management is now an increased priority. Read more.
Las Vegas has rebooked three events that cancelled their dates following the outbreak of COVID-9, or coronavirus, in the U.S. The expos have confirmed dates in the city for late summer and fall 2020. Read more.
From fancy cocktails on tap to the constant want for localized, sustainable experiences, top chefs at hotel properties in Miami and Fort Lauderdale dish on the big culinary trends they anticipate in Florida in 2020.
Vested with the responsibility of overseeing the F&B efforts of Live Aqua, Grand Fiesta Americana and Fiesta Americana, the premier brands of the more than 180-property Mexico hotel chain Posadas, Gerardo Rivera stakes his living on pinpointing and delivering the latest group cuisine trends. Here are the top group food and beverage trends he believes will impact 2020 and beyond. Read more.
Biophilia is working its way into some of the world’s most popular meeting spaces. Read how conducting business in spaces with natural design elements like living walls, clean air, natural light and more can boost attendee productivity.