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September 10, 2014 - 04:20 PM ET
While some companies successfully have integrated videoconferencing into their travel programs as a means to cut costs and reduce strain on frequent travelers, many others can tell tales of expensive equipment sitting in lonely conference rooms under...
September 10, 2014 - 04:10 PM ET
Like many large companies in the pharmaceutical sector, arguably the most meetings-intensive industry of all and with perhaps the greatest need due to regulation of detailed documentation of meetings and event operations and expenditures, Johnson &...
September 08, 2014 - 12:55 PM ET
BCD Travel's Advito consultancy issued a corporate travel price forecast for 2015 that shows generally modest year-over-year increases for airfares and hotel rates in most geographies. Projections in part are based on expectations for improving economic...
September 02, 2014 - 02:10 PM ET
Workspace management supplier LiquidSpace is targeting the corporate market with the promise of a booking solution for small, single-day, short-term meetings, requiring no requests for proposals or contracts. The nearly four-year-old San Francisco-based...
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...