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August 28, 2014 - 04:10 PM ET
When planning meetings, conferences and events, two key questions must be asked. The first: Why are we meeting? The second: Where are we meeting?
August 22, 2014 - 10:25 AM ET
Companies with no designated meetings departments sometimes delegate that responsibility to their travel managers. A 2012 Global Business Travel Association survey showed that 43 percent of 592 travel manager respondents were responsible for planning...
August 15, 2014 - 12:50 AM ET
In Business Travel News' 2014 Strategic Meetings Management Survey, which reflected the views of travel and meeting buyers about the current state of SMM, many respondents predicted that globalized programs would be a key trend. While some companies are...
July 22, 2014 - 03:15 PM ET
Kevin Maguire, former director of travel for intercollegiate athletics at the University of Texas at Austin, for the past few years has spoken out on the negative effects of hotel event pricing—when room rates double, triple or increase even more during...
July 03, 2014 - 10:35 AM ET
With meetings demand on the rise, so too is the number of convention center hotels being built in the United States, according to real estate investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle. The firm counts five new convention center hotels scheduled to open by 2016,...
June 20, 2014 - 10:55 AM ET
Cvent on Thursday announced a planned complete redesign of the meetings technology company's event-planning platform, promising improved navigation, faster applications, more customization and live editing capability
June 11, 2014 - 03:40 PM ET
The goal of most meetings is to make sure attendees walk away with valuable information and, sometimes, industry connections.
June 06, 2014 - 02:35 PM ET
Hospitality Ventures Management Group plans to announce next week a joint venture with shared workspace supplier Serendipity Labs to grow the latter's presence and expand it into the hospitality sector.
June 05, 2014 - 03:55 PM ET
Your event is over. Everyone has gone home and you are thankful for the chance to catch your breath. In fact, the last thing you want to do is even think about the event. However, we all recognize that there is an enormous benefit to conducting a...
June 02, 2014 - 02:20 PM ET
Earlier this year, Forbes rated event planner as the fifth most stressful job of 2014. This ranking makes sense if you consider how the number of tasks a meeting organizer needs to manage has increased during the past five years. The position's responsibilities...
May 30, 2014 - 12:40 PM ET
  Sixty-six percent of the 200 event organizers who participated in Meeting Professionals International's second-quarter Meetings Outlook survey this year indicated they expected a year-over-year increase in virtual attendance, and more than half of...
May 29, 2014 - 04:00 PM ET
Six months after Cendyn acquired fellow meetings technology provider Arcaneo, the now-combined company this month officially released a strategic meetings management platform.
May 20, 2014 - 05:00 PM ET
In an ideal world, corporate meeting planners and their travel manager counterparts would work together every day, sharing such supplier data as actual annual companywide room nights, so both departments would have bottom-line numbers to use in their...
May 19, 2014 - 09:40 AM ET
Most meeting professionals foresee improving business conditions in 2014 compared with last year, and most project this year's meeting budgets to at least hold steady, according to a Meeting Professionals International survey released this week. However,...
May 15, 2014 - 02:15 PM ET
Meetings technology firm Cvent during the first quarter of 2014 continued to invest in its sales and marketing solutions and product development, executives said late Wednesday during the company's first-quarter earnings conference call.