There has been a lot of discussion recently about the need for increased visibility around small & simple meetings. Aligned with the need for increased awareness of these types of events, we are seeing that conference and meeting planners are borrowing elements of the shared...

Big events and meetings are projects like any other with a beginning & end, and milestones & deliverables in between. They have to be managed like a technology deployment or software implementation with a project manager and a support team. The major difference is obviously...

Maybe you’ve attended a large conference or meeting for work, but have you ever wondered how all of the many moving parts of an event come together? Professional Meeting Planners who have the skills and creativity to work through even the toughest logistical challenges, and...

Up to 75% of company spending on meetings & events is unrelated to travel-related expenses. How can you shrink the huge black hole in your Meetings budget? Most cost-cutting exercises lead back to the crafting and enforcement of the company Meeting & Events Policy. More [button...

In global business, the cost of physically attending a meeting is significantly higher than conducting a meeting using audio and video conferencing or email. We all know extensive business travel can be time consuming and frustrating, sacrificing time spent with family and loved ones. Although...

Chicago and Orlando are tied at the top, and Washington, San Diego, and Las Vegas round out the top five destinations that planners consider when selecting a site for a meeting. That’s just one of the findings from STR’s latest DestinationMAP (Meeting Assessment Program), an...