Strategy

How To

How to Win Over Skeptical Employees as a New Leader

by Matt Alderton | May 30,2017
Find out how to earn the trust and respect of your team when you're newly in charge.

Meeting Strategies

5 Hotel Game Rooms Groups Will Love

by Matt Alderton | May 25,2017
The best meetings aren't all work. These hotels are great for both work and play.

5 Questions With VIP Host Manny Kess

by Vincent Alonzo | May 17,2017
Here's how a top VIP host in Las Vegas makes the impossible possible.

How One Meeting Planner Is Fighting to End Human Trafficking

by Andrea Doyle | May 15,2017
Sandy Biback created Meeting Planners Against Human Trafficking.

Planning International Meetings in the Era of 'America First'

by Andrea Doyle | May 04,2017
Despite challenges, opportunities remain for those who can navigate the changing political landscape.
Top 10

Top 10 U.S. Cities With the Best Parks

Here are the 10 U.S. cities with the best parks.

Top 10 Countries Americans Will Visit This Summer

Here are the 10 most popular destinations for U.S. travelers this summer.

Top 10 U.S. Cities for Job Seekers

Here are the 10 best U.S. cities for job hunting, according to job search site Indeed.

Top 10 Most Adventurous Countries in the World

Here are the 10 countries in the world that attract the most attention from thrill seekers.
How To

How to Win Over Skeptical Employees as a New Leader

Find out how to earn the trust and respect of your team when you're newly in charge.

How to Combat Workplace Distractions

Find out how to reduce the impact of visual distractions at work.

How to Attract More Instagram Followers

Learn a simple trick that will make your posts stand out among potential Instagram followers.

How to Balance Work, School When You're Getting an Advanced Degree

Learn secrets that will make being a working student easier.
Case Studies

How to Maximize Sound Coverage in Large Event Venues

A case study of when a portable sound system enhanced an event's A/V.

The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry for 2016

From game changers and advocates to strategists and educators, here is our annual list of the movers, shakers, and below-the-radar influencers who are shaping...

The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry for 2016: The Advocates

The meetings industry has been doing a much better job at advocacy in recent years, in large part because of the people listed here.

The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry for 2016: The Educators

The need for quality education has never been greater. These people have done much to ensure that the industry is meeting that challenge.
Management

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.

Will You Anticipate Change in 2017 or Be Left Behind?

Change in today's business landscape is constant and unpredictable.
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 Caribbean

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

Destination Arizona

Meet with the top suppliers in Arizona!