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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....
March 21, 2014 - 02:15 PM ET
We all have moments that perplex us in our personal lives and our professional lives. Over the years my team and I helped numerous Fortune 500 companies develop travel and strategic meetings management programs. Yet, I am still perplexed by one thing;...
February 26, 2014 - 09:55 AM ET
The merger between The Active Network's Business Solutions division with hospitality technology provider Lanyon, announced last week, will enable the new company to offer tools that help buyers determine per-attendee and per-traveler costs for transient...
February 21, 2014 - 05:00 PM ET
Meetings technology firm Cvent plans in 2014 to make significant investments in mobile and other meetings technology, executives said late Thursday during the company's fourth-quarter earnings conference call.
February 19, 2014 - 11:50 AM ET
Meetings technology firm SignUp4 recently introduced a handful of tools, including functionality that allows companies to retain attendee profile information across all event registrations, a budget estimator, and a tool that streamlines the meetings...
February 14, 2014 - 11:55 AM ET
Hotel booking technology company Passkey this month unveiled a mobile version of its hotel booking website for meetings, which enables the booking of such ancillary hotel services as extended stays, upgraded rooms or discounts at the hotel's spa.
December 19, 2013 - 10:55 AM ET
Overall 2014 meetings spending by North American clients of American Express Meetings & Events will fall flat when compared to 2013 levels, while clients elsewhere on average anticipated small decreases, according to the company's 2014 meetings...
December 04, 2013 - 02:30 PM ET
After more than a half-decade of delays, key provisions of the U.S. Physician Payments Sunshine Act formally became law on Aug. 1, bringing ramifications for many meeting managers. A measure designed to increase transparency of financial relationships...
November 13, 2013 - 10:50 AM ET
Meetings technology firm Cvent through 2014 plans to "invest heavily" in sales and marketing and research and development, and extend what executives late Tuesday called the company's "disproportionate share" of the corporate strategic meetings management...
October 10, 2013 - 10:00 AM ET
Technology company Active Network on Wednesday unveiled a cloud-based meetings technology solution that represents the firm's most comprehensive attempt to marry the strategic meetings management capabilities it picked up when it acquired StarCite...