Strategy

How To

How to Master First Impressions

by Matt Alderton | July 25,2017
Find out how to make people instantly like you when they meet you.

Meeting Strategies

Opinion: Event Technology Just Took a Giant Step Forward (With a Little Help from Apple)

by Lawrence Coburn | July 20,2017
Apple's shift away from the White Label Event App model represents big opportunities.

5 Common Mistakes Event Managers Make

by Jonathan Morse | July 18,2017
And the steps to take to avoid them.

6 Cool Beach Activities to Do With Groups

by Matt Alderton | July 12,2017
These group activities prove there's more to beaches than swimming and sunbathing.

What Does 'Affordable City' Mean to You?

by Ron Donoho | July 05,2017
The definition of "affordable meeting" is as varied as the meetings industry itself.
Top 10

Top 10 Cities for Affordable Taxi Rides

Here are the 10 global cities with the most competitive taxi fares.

Top 10 U.S. Cities for Recreation in 2017

Here are the 10 U.S. cities that have the best recreation opportunities.

Top 10 Places Foodies Should Visit

Here are the 10 global cities foodies will most appreciate.

Top 10 Trending Cities for Solo Travel

Here are the 10 cities that have seen the most growth in solo bookings this year on Airbnb.
How To

How to Master First Impressions

Find out how to make people instantly like you when they meet you.

How to Teach New Technology to Old Employees

Find out an effective way to give technology training to veteran workers.

How to Name a New Company

Follow these steps to avoid common pitfalls in coining a new name.  

How to Keep Vendor Contacts Straight

Find out how to keep better tabs on hotels and vendors with whom you've worked.
Case Studies

The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry for 2017

Successful Meetings' annual list of impact players in the industry.

The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry 2017: The Advocates

These professionals have made Washington, D.C., and the public appreciate the value of meetings.

The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry 2017: The Educators

These people are making great strides in delivering quality education on how to plan and execute meetings.

The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry 2017: The Game Changers

These influencers have each taken their own path to end up at the same destination: altering the status quo.
Management

How to Improve Employee Performance with Frequent Check-ins

Rather than annual performance reviews, day-to-day check-ins create long-term accountability.

How a Healthy Workplace Can Lead to a Better Bottom Line

Just like personal fitness, "business vitality" is important.

7 Ways to Boost Your Brand in 2017

The new year is a great time to refresh your brand.

How to Get Your Team in Sync for 2017

Rethink the spaces where you are meeting.
Blogs: Food for Thought

Chef Jon Lovitch Creates World's Largest Gingerbread Village

Gingerbread village breaks Guinness World Record for the third year.

10 Game-Changing Cocktail Trends

Mix up your spirit selections and take your summer soirées to an unforgettable new level this season with libations that exceed expectations.

Al Fresco Dining at Rock Center Café

Summer Garden & Bar at Rock Center Café in New York City is offering al fresco dining with a number of new culinary experiences.
Blogs: The Strategic Perspective

A Meeting Planner's Christmas

Since this is my last Strategic Perspective post of 2015, I wanted to share this year's edition of my "A Meeting Planner's Christmas," which celebrates the...

Improving Communications With Senior Management

I want to tackle a topic that does not seem to go away: communicating meeting value to senior managers.

Meeting Planner Trends, Challenges, and Solutions

The post-recession years have been called the biggest era of change in the meetings industry. Planners must take a strategic approach to meeting management.

Technology Solutions

Case Study: How Mobile Tech Mobilized Convention Attendees

by Zippy Duvall | April 25,2017

The American Farm Bureau used mobile platform to encourage immediate action from thousands of attendees.


How Hotel/Planner Communication Is Evolving

by Matt Alderton | March 22,2017
A new generation of tech tools could streamline onsite communications between meeting planners and venues.

Technology Innovation and the Future of Meetings

by | November 21,2016
Northstar Meetings Group and the Singapore Tourism Board have partnered to produce a dynamic online resource for meeting professionals that explores the benefits and challenges of incorporating new technologies into successful business meetings.

Planner Opportunities

Destination Arizona

Meet with the top suppliers in Arizona! 

Destination Caribbean

Meet one-on-one with top suppliers at Destination Caribbean!