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The Providence Warwick CVB named Kristen Adamo its new president and CEO. Meetings Today Senior Contributor Jeff Heilman had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with Adamo to discuss her new post as well as the culinary scene that has foodies taking note of Rhode Island's capital region.

Learn the A-to-Z of event tech and AV. Tyler Davidson talks with meetings tech and AV expert Jon Trask, who details his Best Practices: Event Tech primer in Meetings Today. Trask will give arm you with the basic information you need to offer a robust AV and tech offering without busting your budget.

Tyler Davidson talks with Michael Dominguez, chief sales officer of MGM Resorts International, about Global Meetings Industry Day 2019, a day when the hospitality industry gathers throughout the globe to extoll the value that meetings and conventions deliver to economies.

Tyler Davidson talks about some of the major stories Meetings Today has covered this week, including puppies at meetings, a controversial teambuilding program and a fresh podcast on Elvis Presley and the Westgate Las Vegas Resort Casino!

Meetings Today's Christoph Trappe was in Greensboro for an NCAA Women's Basketball Elite 8 March Madness tournament game (Iowa vs. Baylor). While there, he checked in with Henri Fourrier, president of the Greensboro CVB, on what's new and worth knowing for event planners.

Meetings Today Vice President and Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson details his exclusive access to shadow Marriott’s CRN 48-Hour Film Challenge, a truly out-of-the-box marketing concept that was ready for its close-up on location in Vancouver at the DOUGLAS, An Autograph Collection hotel. Also, some of the top trending stories on the Meetings Today website and what’s up on our Podcast page.

According to a press release from, the official Brazilian tourism website, the South American country will soon be allowing visitors from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan to travel to and from the nation without a visa. Meetings Today Chief Content Officer, Christoph Trappe, has traveled to Brazil several times and shares some insights into the change.

Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson interviews Marion Harper Treskin, general manager of the dual-branded JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, An Autograph Collection Hotel, about the unique brand positioning of the DOUGLAS and how its independent movie vibe jibes with Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network’s innovative 48-Hour Film Challenge.

Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson talks to the key players behind Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network’s “crazy” idea of holding the 48-Hour Film Challenge, filmed at Vancouver, British Columbia’s the DOUGLAS, An Autograph Collection Hotel, and how this outside-of-the-box concept ties into meetings.

Meetings Today Vice President and Chief Content Director details the latest news in the meetings industry, including Meetings Today’s coverage of International Women’s Day and the growing storm surrounding Boeing’s 737 MAX safety.

In the first Wednesday Wrap special episode of the Meetings Today Podcast, Tyler Davidson talks about the major events of the last week in the meetings industry and what Meetings Today has been working on, including his March 2019 cover story on San Franciso's work to help those who are homeless.

The Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, home to America's largest indoor waterpark, just got bigger. The resort's freshly expanded convention center, which includes an additional 112,000 square feet of meeting space, will open in September 2019. Tifani Jones, Kalahari Resort's corporate sales director, shares how this expansion will positively affect future events.

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson explores Marriott International's collaboration with the PCMA Foundation on their "Trends for the Future of Meetings" project. Marriott's senior marketing manager, Amy Popper, explains the program and is joined by four of her Marriott property colleagues who describe how they're facilitating the trends at their hotels. Also: An update on Marriott's ambitious new Mastermind program.

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