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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.
May 14, 2014 - 03:20 PM ET
Global businesses with thousands of employees that each year host hundreds of events can have a difficult time keeping track of meetings spend across departments. With a fragmented meetings program, companies are at risk of losing money and mismanaging...
May 01, 2014 - 04:15 PM ET
The incorporation of Passkey's GroupMax booking technology into Lanyon's Smart Events Cloud will allow the hospitality and meetings technology provider to offer a "ubiquitous platform" that enables integrated management of meetings and hotel room blocks,...
April 22, 2014 - 06:00 PM ET
Meetings serve not only to generate ideas, but sometimes revenue. Increasingly, live events are being used to market brands and sell products. A 2014 Forrester Research report concluded that, on average, 20 percent of marketers' budgets now is committed...
April 16, 2014 - 11:35 AM ET
Since small and midsize businesses generally have fewer resources than larger corporations, they typically manage their meetings a little differently. While some bigger companies have at least some elements of a centralized strategic meetings management...
April 15, 2014 - 04:05 PM ET
Asked to highlight a primary goal for 2014, many respondents to BTN's Small & Medium Enterprise Report survey cited their desire to contain travel costs. It's no surprise. Cost containment is a perennial challenge and annual objective for travel programs...
April 07, 2014 - 05:15 PM ET
Meeting Professionals International will make several changes to its controversial plans to alter its Certificate in Meeting Management accreditation program, according to an April 4 open letter from MPI CEO Paul Van Deventer. MPI, along with the Global...
April 02, 2014 - 03:50 PM ET
The years following the global financial crisis of 2008 brought hard times to the meetings industry. Drastic budget cuts meant that companies had less money to allocate to live events, and even if they had the funds, some customers or clients couldn't...
March 28, 2014 - 02:05 PM ET
In order to help meeting managers collect more precise data on the onsite behavior of individual delegates, event application and management software provider DoubleDutch has incorporated Apple's Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology into its event apps....