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Christine Roberts Named MPI Foundation's Executive Director

by Josh Lieberman | September 20,2017
Roberts officially began the executive director role on September 18, 2017.

IMEX America's New 'Live Zone' Will Bring Experiential Element to Vegas Show

by Matt Alderton | September 19,2017
The 7th annual IMEX America trade show will promote the power of experiential meetings and events.

Bizly Launches Platform for Small Meetings

by Alex Palmer | September 12,2017
The new solution promises an RFP-free booking process for a wider pool of planners.
Destinations

Florida's West Coast

Despite challenges from Irma, a boom in hotel building is changing the game up and down Florida's Gulf Coast.

How Visit Houston Took Action When Harvey Hit

Housing 10,000 people in the convention center was just part of the relief and recovery efforts. 

Boutique Ironworks Hotel Opens in Indianapolis

The boutique Ironworks Hotel Indy features 120 guest rooms, three meeting rooms, and a 19th-century industrial theme.

Historic Mansion Becomes New Jersey's Newest Event Venue

A Tudor-era mansion in Somerset County, NJ, is now a stunning venue for meetings and events.
Hotel Updates

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Commences Guest Room Renovation

Just seven years old, the luxury casino resort is not content to sit on its laurels.

Aloft Philadelphia Opens in Downtown Philadelphia

Housed in a historic building, it also offers cutting-edge amenities.

Adding Buzz to Business Gatherings

The New York Hilton Midtown's new rooftop apiary offers edible sustainability.

Hyatt Acquires exhale Spa Brand

Its hospitality-partnered locations will remain in place.
Meetings Technology

New IACC Guide Helps Meeting Planners Purchase Internet Access from Venues

IACC's new "Guide to Conference & Meetings Internet" is designed to help meeting planners navigate broadband negotiations with venues.

Bishop-McCann Launches Medical Meeting Planning Solution

Bishop-McCann's new Event Healthcare Solution combines expense capture, required staffing certifications, and speaker options in an easy-to-deploy meeting...

Suiteness Launches Digital Concierge Service for Meetings, Events

Meeting planners who book hotel suites through Suiteness receive access to a digital concierge who can now handle group requests.

Lead Liaison Launches Lead Capture App for Meetings and Events

Scheduled for release this fall, Lead Liaison's new GoCapture! app gives trade show exhibitors three different ways to capture sales leads.
Research and White Papers

CWT: 2018 Will See Rising Hotel, Airfare Costs

"2018 Meetings & Events Future Trends" report sees higher prices and an impact from terror attacks.

New CEIR Report Explores Product Engagement Strategies

Although most trade shows offer product engagement opportunities in common areas, few exhibitors take advantage of them, finds a new report.

30 Seconds to Smart: The Challenges of Planning International Meetings (Video)

We asked planners what the biggest challenges were when it comes to international meetings.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Terrorism, Zika Are Affecting International Events (Video)

We asked planners how terrorism and the Zika virus are impacting international events.