Planners need to know the “why” to create direct business results for clients.
The first step in setting goals for trade shows is determining what metrics to measure.
Cynthia Kanai, a former teacher makes a career change to bring students to Palm Beach, Florida’s sculpture gardens.
Amanda Cox, director of sales and marketing at JW Marriott Marco Island, shares her insight on the resorts latest transformations.
Brightline, the the only privately owned and operated intercity passenger rail service in the United States, launched last year with service between Miami,
Adding to your rotation of industry podcasts could take your business to the next level.
Melissa Moten, 34, works in Denver, Colorado, as global sales director at PRA Business Events. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Moten, discusses her passion
Jessica Zell, 26, works in Delray Beach, Florida, as marketing manager at Paragon Events Inc. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Zell, discusses her passion
Alicia Benson, 34, works in Carmel, Indiana, as a strategic account manager for Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Benson discusses
Sarah M. Buchbinder, 36, works in Middletown, New Jersey, as a meeting broker at Meetings Made Easy, LLC. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Buchbinder
Brandon McBain, 34, works in West Hollywood, California, as director of corporate and entertainment travel at Andaz West Hollywood. As a 2019 40 Under
Donald Contursi, CIS, 35, works in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the president of Lip Smacking Foodie Tours. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Contursi discusses
Heather Herrig, CMP, 39, works in Roswell, Georgia, as owner and president at Every Last Detail. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Herrig discusses her
Meet the 2019 Connect Corporate class of 40 Under 40. These individuals will lead the industry into the future.
Debby Jacobs Felker, 34, works in Las Vegas, Nevada, as vice president of sales at Destinations by Design. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Felker discusses
Floranna Duran, 37, works in New York City, as a project manager at McVeigh Global Meetings and Events. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Duran discusses
Shannon Sprau, CMP, 37, works in Columbus, Ohio, as global manager, meeting and events at Cardinal Health. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Sprau discusses
Jonathan M. Ealy, 37, works in Memphis, Tennessee, as director of special events and venue director at Opera Memphis and the Clark Opera Memphis Center. As
Danielle Furnari, 30, works in Danville, Pennsylvania, as development specialist at Event Panning Geisinger Health. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree,
The Woodlands are a welcome escape from big cities and their boxed-in convention halls and somewhere attendees love to return with friends or family.
Explore the beautiful landscape and many adventures awaiting you when you plan your meeting or event at Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada.
Wanderluster and Travel Channel star Samantha Brown shares her best tips on how to pack and travel smart.
Sean Petersen, the founder of Golf Junkie, shares his six tips for a successful, large corporate golf outing.
The one-year anniversary of the Marriott commission cuts brings guest experience to the forefront of all hoteliers minds.
The variety of activities in a place designed as a welcome escape from large-city destinations is just a part of what defines The Woodlands as a game-changer
Brian Stapleton, vice president of food & beverage at Aramark, talks rising F&B trends and costs in the hospitality industry.
Your go-to site for reviews, Yelp, partnered with Atlanta-based event management startup Gather to make event planning easier.
Miami has always been a hot spot. Barry Moskowitz, Greater Miami CVB's vice president of sales and industry relations, lets us in on the city's growing
Your attendees have the technology in their hand… and they already know how to use it! Here's how to streamline your event communication with AI chatbots.
San Jose, Costa Rica, is about to shake up the MICE industry by launching its new convention center this year.
Nominations are due Dec. 14, 2018, for our next class of 40 Under 40 honorees. We are looking for the best young minds in corporate events and meetings.
In her new role, President of Discover Albany Jill Delaney is embracing the use of technology to maximize the county's marketing efforts.
Is bigger really better? Hotels and DMCs are moving fast toward consolidation—here, we take a look at the potential consequences.
What you don’t know about human trafficking can hurt you.
With more than three decades in the hospitality business, Jay Stein works his magic to make things happen at Dream Hotel Group.
Nemacolin, north of Pittsburgh, provides an ideal backdrop for exclusive meetings and events.
Reno Tahoe is a four-season resort destination with luxurious hotel rooms, award-winning brewpubs and nationally-recognized eateries. With more than 1
It’s off to the races for events in Louisville with the opening of its expanded convention center.
With 15 breweries open now and five more on the way, Anaheim’s brew scene is hopping
John Trovato, managing director of Casa Marina and The Reach, Waldorf Astoria Resorts in Key West, vividly recalls how Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida.
Rebecca Bender spent six years as a victim of human trafficking. Now, she's determined to equip others with tools to combat this horrific industry.
With a bit of planning ahead, you can transform your smartphone into a powerful productivity tool that can (almost) replace your laptop during flights.
If you haven’t visited Louisville, KY lately, you might not recognize it. The entire downtown is nearing the completion of a $1 billion revitalization.
Five pros open up about race and culture within and beyond meeting room walls.
It can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle working in the hospitality industry. Connect's Senior Meeting Coordinator Nicole Reynolds shares a few tried-and-true
Canada's capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, is transforming its cultural and entertainment offerings to entice meeting groups this year.
Watch this video preview and get a taste of what's to come in Connect Corporate magazine's spring 2017 issue.
Jennifer Lucio Vargas, CMP—founder, president and CEO of 305 Communications and Events—is a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree.
Natalie Nemec, manager of meetings, events and trade shows at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, is a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree.
Torrye J. Metoyer, senior marketing strategist of events at P2 Energy Solutions, is a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree.
Disneyland entices incentive groups with an over-the-top dining experience set in Walt Disney’s reimagined family apartment, 21 Royal.
Sociologist Dr. Josh Packard identifies four areas planners should focus on to win back the “dones”—those who have become disillusioned with organizations.
Combining outdoor adventures with rustic elegance, Banff, Alberta, is seeing an uptick among incentive groups seeking a breath of fresh air.
Kristin LeGate, Ambit’s director of event planning, discusses ambition, industry trends, tips for personal development and advice for newbies.
Get to know destination and organization influencers on a different level in Connect Corporate's list of 2016 Industry Leaders.
Doug Bennett is senior vice president of convention development at Louisville CVB and a 2016 Connect Corporate Industry Leader.
Group Managing Director Douglas Emslie of Tarsus explains how this week’s acquisition will allow Connect to continue to grow.
For attendees with family in tow, check out these three attractions in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Planners can incorporate fashion activities into meetings in Columbus, Ohio, a city making a name for itself as the Midwestern capital of style.
See how hotels and events are upping their #eventtech game through immersive tech.
Less familiar Southern locales like Tulsa and Baton Rouge are enjoying a spur of activity as of late, adding to their appeal for meetings and conferences.
The more you know about your participants through big data, the more you can ensure they are receiving ROI from attending your events.
These four under-the-radar Midwest cities offer a surprising number of things to see and do, as well as substantial hotel and convention space.
Join speaker Adam Timm, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. EDT, as he shares five powerful keys to help purge stress and make every week your best ever.
Here are three examples of logistical setbacks and solutions you can implement to ensure ground transportation goes smoothly.
Opened in April, the Rec Room at Kimpton's The Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a gigantic fun space perfect for corporate teambuilding.
Meeting professionals are landing big hits with conferences and conventions at casino resorts and gaming properties.
Find four-diamond facilities, award-winning amenities, versatile space and endless opportunities at Turning Stone Resort Casino.
Will you be a newbie at Connect Marketplace in Grapevine, Texas? Have no fear; we have tips from some of our veterans.
Planning a meeting on a cruise ship can be beneficial to your budget and provide a novel experience for attendees.
Whether you're just "dating" or looking to "go steady," consider this handy checklist a guide to finding the right match in a planning partner.
It's official. (Officially awesome.) Rob Lowe will speak at Connect Marketplace in August 2016.
Corporate meeting professionals like Danielle Cote of Sage Summit are earning serious respect as events grow more intense, more complex and more expensive.
This high-energy, highly visual webinar follows Hollywood event producer Austin Johnston—owner of AKJohnston Group—who will share tips, advice and
Learn food donation laws and explore the realities and myths of Good Samaritan laws in our next webinar led by Tyra Hilliard.
The next-generation convention center and conference spaces of the future need to appeal to Millennial participants.
Beht Caldwell talks about the shift from a buyer's market to a seller's market and what that means for her corporate meetings clients.
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.