Meeting Strategies

Making Meetings Healthier

by Vincent Alonzo | February 04, 2015
Simple ways to make your meetings healthier, and better, for all involved.

Pharma Code Lessons and the Sunshine Act

by Leo Jakobson | February 02, 2015
Procedures developed to comply with the Sunshine Act can benefit meetings of all types.

Super Bowl Dishes Sure to Impress

by Andrea Doyle | January 30, 2015
Three leading chefs share their touchdown dishes for this weekend's Super Bowl.

Take a Cue From the Golden Globes to Make Your Event Shine

by Tom Walters | January 08, 2015

Tom Walters Meeting professionals seeking to create an event to remember can gain a lot from watching Sunday night's 72nd Annual Golden Globe Award show. Look beyond the red carpet, and even the winners, to take in the grandeur of The Beverly Hilton dining room, where the ceremony has taken p

How to Engage a Multigenerational Audience

by Chris Ballman | January 02, 2015
Six tips that will enable you to engage attendees of all ages.

Measuring the ROI of Golf and Spa

by Andrea Doyle | January 02, 2015
How to link golf and spa activities to the bottom line.

How to Put the 'Wow Factor' Into Your Next Event

by Joe Guilderson, Corporate Audio Visual Services | January 02, 2015

Figuring out the nuts and bolts of your A/V equipment is essential for a successful meeting or event.

Tourism Boards and CVBs Offer Incentives to Attract Groups

by Leo Jakobson | November 03, 2014
A growing number of tourism boards and convention and visitors bureaus are offering both cash and non-cash incentives to attract meeting groups to their destinations.

How to Identify and Overcome the '7 Meeting Sins'

by Joel D. Levitt | November 03, 2014
Even the best managers may find themselves in the midst of a bad meeting. Here are seven meeting sins to look out for, such as lacking a clear purpose, starting late, or allowing a couple of attendees to dominate the discussion.

How to Drive ROI for Event Exhibitors and Sponsors

by Tom Myers | November 03, 2014
The key to driving up interest in your event from sponsors and exhibitors is to show them what return they will get on their investment. Here is a four-step approach to making that case.

Room to Think: Better Meeting-Space Design Harnesses Attendee Brain Power

by Andrea Doyle | November 03, 2014
New strategies in meeting-space design mean hotels and conference spaces are helping planners to harness the brain power of attendees. To get the most from attendees, planners must take into consideration elements such as lighting, ergonomics, acoustics, and brain-friendly foods.

Making the Case for International Meetings

by Agatha Gilmore | November 03, 2014
Tasked with cutting costs and demonstrating the value of every element, planners must now more than ever outline the advantages of going abroad for meetings -- here's how.

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Hotel Updates

Hilton Joins Wi-Fi Wars, Plans Free Wi-Fi for HHonors Members

Hilton will begin extending free Wi-Fi to HHonors loyalty members this spring.

Preferred Hotel Group Now 'Preferred Hotels & Resorts'

Preferred Hotel Group has changed from a multi-brand portfolio into a single master brand: Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Plans European Growth

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide plans to open 40 new hotels in Europe in the next five years.

Starwood Loyalty Members Can Now Earn Points from Uber

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has formed a strategic partnership with popular rideshare service Uber.