How To

How to Plan a Transgender-Friendly Meeting

by Matt Alderton | September 22,2017
Find out what you can do to make your next meeting or event feel more welcoming to transgender attendees.

Meeting Strategies

How to Get More From Your Event-Guide App

by Becky Hansen | September 25,2017

Key ways to get more from your meetings tech.


How to Maximize Sound Coverage at Outdoor Events

by Don Roth | September 24,2017
A/V questions you should ask when holding an outdoor event.

5 Over-the-Top Penthouses for High-End Meetings

by Matt Alderton | September 14,2017
These luxury accommodations aren’t just for VIP guests -- they’re also for stylish meetings and events.

Diversity on the Meeting Agenda

by Andrea Doyle | September 05,2017
Despite political turmoil, the meetings industry is moving toward a more inclusive model.
Top 10

Top 10 Greenest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2017

Here are America's top 10 most sustainable cities tourists should visit this year, according to travel website RewardExpert.

Top 10 Contenders to Win Amazon's HQ2 Headquarters

Here are the top 10 North American cities vying to be the site of Amazon's second headquarters, HQ2.

Top 10 Places in America to Stretch a Dollar

Here are the 10 U.S. cities where you can get the most bang for the least buck.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities in America

Here are the 10 highest-paying cities in the United States.
How To

How to Plan a Transgender-Friendly Meeting

Find out what you can do to make your next meeting or event feel more welcoming to transgender attendees.

How to Stop Procrastinating

Learn an easy exercise to help you when you're procrastinating on important tasks.

How to Turn Your Marketing Emails into Sales

Learn how to get more customers to open your emails and buy from them.

How to Negotiate a Better Job Title

Learn how to ask for a higher job title when you're negotiating your next job offer.
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.

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.

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.
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!