Hotel industry vets Mark Benson, CMP, and Todd Mickey discuss entrepreneurship and the success of their incentives business, Applied Meetings & Hospitality
At last year's Oracle events, creative studio Invisible Light Network created off-beat giveaways that turned attendees' voices into tangible wristbands.
Renee Scullin and Jason McCallum, CIS, recently launched a new experiential incentives company, ESG Incentives. The Philadelphia-based duo spoke with Connect
Event prof extraordinaire Clark Allen plans events for high-profile corporate clients and recently authored “The Inevitable Box: A Quest for Significance."
Gaming properties are revamping for guests who like to shop, eat and bowl, wooing attendees off the casino floor.
Las Vegas luminary Maureen “Mo” Robinson, director of sales for South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, shares her insights on gaming and meetings.
Drop these three new words and phrases into your daily event prof conversations.
Wake up and shake up your conference attendees with ideas from Mandy Lauderdale, an off-the-wall experiential marketing specialist.
After a stint on the 20th season of “The Bachelor,” Denver-based Leah Block redeems herself by turning out to be a hardworking, delightful millennial
Planners of corporate events, executive board meetings and bleisure incentive trips will find unusual options at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa.
Follow this advice from industry vet Bruce Schiemo, who has spent more than three decades at BI Worldwide.
Conferences and events were scene-stealers in some of the big Oscar film winners in 2016.
Celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett will gather inside the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland post-Oscars to nosh on Wolfgang
After nearly two decades with BCBSA, senior planner Sara Schnack, CMP, is the picture of good health.
The original “Zoolander” film is full of classic lines perfect for the meetings industry and won’t easily be topped by the sequel.
Commune Hotels and Resorts merged with Destination Hotels to become a tour de force operator of independent and lifestyle hotels and resorts around the
EMEC 2016 in Copenhagen introduced attendees to the Danish approach to meetings called Meetovation.
Our editor-in-chief recounts her first time at the 2016 European Meetings & Events Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark—anchored by eight buzzwords.
A study shows that what experiences make you happier than things. But what do you do when the thing you purchased (Oculus Rift) can give you an experience
Behind the whitewashed walls of an enormous building about 20 minutes north of Atlanta is a Pandora’s box of teambuilding activities and event space.
Modern interiors and early 1900s architecture combined with cutting edge in-room technology, the new Godfrey Hotel Boston looks set to draw corporate meetings
Big-name organizations choosing the Midtown Atlanta hotel are only boosting the property's claims as the best place to meet in the city.
Two experts weigh in with 5 lessons for the meetings industry from stranded festivalgoers at TomorrowWorld in Georgia.
For 24 years, Manhattan-based Cathi Culbertson has planned large-scale conferences for Forbes. Here she shares the planning mind behind the star-studded
Our editor-in-chef attends Collaborate Marketplace for the first time and gives us her 7 takeaways, complete with GIFs.
DeskHub, a new communal workspace, may be a solution for third-party planners who only need an office occasionally or are launching a business and don’t
Leadercast’s Director of Events Luke Dooley and Executive Director Jayson Teagle let us eavesdrop on a last-minute chat before the conference.
Lisa Kraus Gardner is busy putting everything in place for Green Meeting Industry Council’s annual global Sustainable Meetings Conference, June 17-19
Well-traveled Gracie Fisher of Miller Tanner Associates is an international conference planner for the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Playing off BuzzFeed’s popular post about Olivia Wilde’s Twitter feed, we make the case she should have been a meeting planner instead of an actress.
The design-driven Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, a luxury boutique hotel from The Kessler Collection, is open for corporate meetings headed to Alabama.
Jordan Atherton, CMP, senior advisor and meeting and event planner at 1st Global, identifies how to create a risk management plan so your attendees are
Event designer Edward Perotti trots around the globe planning exquisite events that exude good nature upon his clients and their attendees.
Planners need to know the “why” to create direct business results for clients.
Check out this list of travel gear to ensure your next vacation or business trip is smooth sailing.
Connect Meetings talks to Sports Management and Tourism Director Chad McKenzie about Round Rock, Texas' expansion into tourism and meetings.
A New England destination guide of the local boozy businesses of breweries and distilleries.
Leftover food and flowers are put to good use through partnerships in the meetings industry.
Host an event that truly gives back.
Join your peers on both sides of the buyer/seller coin as we tackle some of the stickiest RFP issues and ideas on what to do about them.