Matt Swenson, a editorial director at Connect Meetings.
New Avenues INK, a Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit, trains at-risk and homeless youth to create promotional gear for events.
You know and love Atlanta’s downtown. Now, it’s time to try something a little different.
A Connect Independent Planner addresses a need for third-party planners threatened by lower commissions.
Event planners who’ve done Amsterdam many times can find new experiences with The Hague and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Industry veteran Alex Michaels inherits a booming destination in Lehigh Valley that has rebuilt its identity through urban redevelopment.
Author and events coach Cameron Herold says it’s never too late to improve your meetings.
Rob Svedberg, who will serve as project executive for design firm tvsdesign, discusses what will go into upgrading Las Vegas Convention Center.
A new $16 million renovation pays homage to The American Hotel’s place in history. The property was the first integrated hotel in Downtown Atlanta.
Depending on whether you’re in Florida, Alabama or Mississippi, there’s a different experience to be had near the Gulf of Mexico.
Caesars Chief Sales Officer Michael Massari went from growing up in Atlantic City’s shadow to building the Las Vegas meetings business into an empire.
The grand opening of Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach gives its namesake Florida destination a coveted second luxury property.
Don Staley, a former University of Alabama soccer coach, is back in his old stomping grounds as president and CEO of Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports.
Washington, D.C., is home to more than1,000 startup companies, top investors in tech and biotech groups and 185,000 high-tech employees.
Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, a global race series for corporations, will be run in San Francisco for the first time this week.
Dana Point, California, is situated to attract corporate groups looking for an experience that’s a little bit different.
Philadelphia partners with meeting planners to fit their needs. A new incentive plan offers up to $100,000 in labor credit, rental discounts on rental
Industry leaders have cause to be optimistic with President Trump in office.
Brian King, global brand officer at Marriott International, discusses 2017 event trends that will shape the industry this year.
With a little planning ahead, you and your attendees can still get around Washington during D.C. Metro’s major improvement project.
The newest addition to the Smithsonian family in Washington, D.C., is the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
For over 80 years, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has provided Southern hospitality, tropical beauty and island charm.
U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte lost all his sponsorships and tarnished his brand with bad judgment. Here's what you can learn from it.
Finding the right mix of speakers and educational programs can be challenging for a global event. Here are 10 do's and don'ts for how to do it effectively.
This year’s presidential race may be leaving a bad taste in your mouth, but that doesn’t have to extend to the eats in Cleveland (home to the Republican
We’ve come up with a few Olympic-style events event professionals would medal in.
The newest venue on the Las Vegas Strip, T-Mobile Arena can hold thousands of attendees for meetings and events.
When it comes to hosting events, the “I”s have it. With exciting new developments, these three destinations will enhance your meetings.
The reopening of the famed Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., promises to be worth the wait.
As meetings are celebrated worldwide, we look at the value of the event industry’s biggest trends.
The luxury Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., is slated to open in September 2016, two years ahead of schedule.
After serving Virginia Beach for 42 years, Jim Ricketts passes away after a short illness.
The director of conference sales at St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches (Florida) Visitors and Convention Bureau also served decades in hotels.
Preparations and development for the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston will benefit planners long after the final kick.
Tim Brown, a beloved leader and mentor for many event professionals, died unexpectedly in January.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the “Star Wars” characters would have made for an interesting movie about meetings. Here’s what it would
On Veterans Day, we asked Collinson Media & Events' VP of Marketplaces Patrick Higgins to reflect on the impact his military service has today.
The CEO of Edison Nation discusses the inaugural event that drew 1,000 attendees looking for a big break to Atlanta.
Joyce Martinez, Meet Puerto Rico’s vice president of business development and sales, discusses how the CVB has adapted to a PR challenge.
From children’s activities to Oktoberfest, Mattiee Berbee livens up the health care giant’s meetings.
Colombia, Serbia and Rwanda have emerged as destinations for meetings. A look at the changes each has made in the past 20 years.
Stuart Ruff, CMP, discusses how navigating a conference during a terror attack in Mumbai changed the way he plans, and what planners need to do to be ready—just
Ten years later, Donna Karl Sakelakos, CMP, who wrote New Orleans’ book on emergency preparedness, discusses the city’s recovery from Katrina and the
Ride reminders and local selections will help attendees feel more at home when on the road
These two books offer a crash course in leadership for those aiming for the C-suite.
Meetings Mean Business expands initiative promoting the industry from North America to the rest of the world.
The Women’s World Cup hero could go from being a force on the field to one on the speaking circuit if she plays her cards right.
Sensing an opportunity to push back against rising airline costs, the U.S. Travel Association asks Congress to cut some taxes associated with plane tickets.
When he isn’t toying with a wrench or hammering a nail, John Solis is helping build Houston’s infrastructure and reputation as a top destination.
Paul Rusesabagina, the former hotelier who protected more than 1,000 people at a luxury property during the 1994 massacre, discusses how Rwanda's tragic
American Express Meetings and Events' director of global platforms and strategy discusses technology's evolving role in the meetings industry.
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
The U.S. Travel Association finds passengers are willing to do their part to fight long lines and other discomforts associated with flying.
The Embassy Row Hotel by Destination Hotels & Resorts is poised to become Washington’s coolest hangout.
Maralynn Adams, CMP, owner and senior event planner of The Corporate Event Group, shares her experiences launching her own business just as the Great Recession
Hospitality industry veteran David Brudney, ISHC, shares the details of his successful career and gives advice on protecting the future and integrity of
MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer and Chairman of the Board Kevin Kirby say the key to growth is building a stronger reputation in the larger business
At least 20 planners have cancelled events at the Beverly Hills Hotel after its owner, the Sultan of Brunei, implemented the controversial Sharia Law.
Innovative companies are ditching boring meetings and adopting effective practices. Lucid Meetings Co-founder J. Elise Keith advises how to do the same.
From table settings to signage and cocktail drinks, here's how Pantone's vivacious 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, can be incorporated into the details
Timo Kiuru begins his monthly column series with Connect writing about what conference speakers like himself are thinking when working with planners.
Experts agree events will grow in 2019, but what does that mean for trends throughout the industry?
Learn approaches and technologies that can be deployed to help meet business, brand, sales and marketing objectives for your events.