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This April 22 marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary. How is the hospitality and meeting industry leading the green movement? Read More

North American Meetings Industry Day Celebrates Value of Events

Taking a page from our northern neighbors, U.S. event professionals celebrated their line of work on Thursday, April 16, the inaugural North American Meetings Industry Day. Read More

Destination Focus: Dunwoody, Georgia

Right outside of Atlanta, the bustling enclave of Dunwoody, Georgia, gives corporate meetings loads of Southern charm. Read More


Blending business meetings with leisure reward trips is becoming the new norm. Here are seven hot incentive destinations to consider for your next program. Read More

Beautiful beachfront homes aren’t just for family vacations anymore. They also can serve as a different kind of meeting venue for small corporate meetings. Read More

Lisa Kraus Gardner is busy putting everything in place for Green Meeting Industry Council’s annual global Sustainable Meetings Conference, June 17-19 in Atlanta. The gathering will bring meeting industry professionals together to help integrate sustainability in event planning. Read More

Paris-based fashion designer Tanya Heath released an interchangeable heel that may bring life back to sore, conference-fatigued feet. Read More

American Express Meetings and Events’ director of global platforms and strategy discusses technology’s evolving role in the meetings industry. Read More

Deborah Gardner and Carolyn Browning discuss how to compete with social media and win your attendees attention. Read More

Hilton Worldwide says its new Meet with Purpose initiative meets the needs of planners and attendees looking to make events more eco-friendly. Read More

TV shows, Pinterest and social media are marginalizing the event planning profession as a hobby. Here’s how to deal with criticism and stand out as a professional. Read More

Meeting planners must acknowledge and embrace diversity’s broad spectrum to understand the value it brings to a client’s program. Read More

This issue offers a blueprint for ways meeting professionals can, and are, changing the culture of meetings, from ethics to the environment. Read More

No matter how big your vision for staging, lighting and production is, budget rules all. Read More

A growing body of research suggests that stress and anxiety increase when our mobile devices are out of reach. Here’s why it’s important to power down your phone every once in a while. Read More

Well-traveled Gracie Fisher of Miller Tanner Associates is an international conference planner for the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Read More

Incorporating wellness components into your events to help participants stay active doesn’t have to be time consuming. Read More

Taking a page from our northern neighbors, U.S. event professionals celebrated their line of work on Thursday, April 16, the inaugural North American Meetings Industry Day. Read More

While hotels are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability, it takes some responsibility on your part to push for greater environmental efforts from your meeting’s host hotels. Read More

A new study says sitting may be slowly killing you, which is bad news for attendees at days-long conference. Here’s how to stand up to the problem. Read More