Strategy

How To

How to Keep Your Spirits Up This Winter

by Matt Alderton | November 16,2017
Find out how to stave off depression during the cold, dark winter months.

Meeting Strategies

Bold F&B Choices Spice Up Networking

by Andrea Doyle | November 14,2017
Today’s association gatherings feature more than just ordinary buffets and coffee breaks: Interactivity and an opportunity are the dish of the day.

An Entertainer's Tips on Great Event Entertainment

by Kevin Viner | November 10,2017
The key steps to engage your audience.

Beware Zombie and Ghost Meetings

by Zach Holmquist | November 06,2017

These inefficient meeting types are scary in any workplace.


Sonic Success: How Sound Can Enhance Your Meeting

by Matt Alderton | November 03,2017
With the right score, your meeting can be music to attendees' ears, says Man Made Music's Kevin Perlmutter.
Top 10

Top 10 Cities That Are Prepared for the Future

Here are the 10 "smart cities" in the world that are most prepared for the future.

Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2018

Here are the top cities you should visit in 2018, according to Lonely Planet.

Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2018

Here are the top countries you should visit in 2018, according to Lonely Planet.

Top 10 Best Hotels in the World in 2017

Here are the world's best hotels, according to Condé Nast Traveler's 2017 "Readers' Choice Awards" survey.
How To

How to Keep Your Spirits Up This Winter

Find out how to stave off depression during the cold, dark winter months.

How to Stand Out to Your Clients This Holiday Season

Learn how to make your company more memorable to its customers this holiday season.

How to Nail Your Body Language During a Job Interview

Find out what body language will help you make a good impression during a job interview.

How to Help Remote Workers Feel More Connected

Find out how make remote employees feel more like part of the team.
Case Studies

At Caesars, a Glass Ceiling Is Broken

Martha Morales, general manager of Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, discusses diversity in the industry.

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.
Management

Motivating Your Employees Means More than Perks

Standing by your values and standing up for your workers makes a big impression on staff.

How to Turn a Challenge Into an Opportunity

An improv troupe's lesson in bouncing back in a time of crisis.

How to Overcome Everyday Leadership Challenges

What to watch out for, from overmanaging to not giving enough guidance.

How to Improve Employee Performance with Frequent Check-ins

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