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Building Success Into the Association & Management Company Relationship By

One of the most important decisions an association must make is who will manage the organization and what will that management look like?

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Planners Share Their Steps to Leaving a Smaller Carbon Footprint By

“Green” has become a buzzword in the meetings industry.

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Meaningful Social Media Marketing — Join the Conversation By

Social media is a great tool for staying in touch with members, providing educational resources and building relationships with stakeholders.

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Innovations That Drive Up Value for Today’s Attendees and Exhibitors By

In the world of association trade shows, it’s all about getting people to engage with an organization’s products, services and brand.

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Avoiding the New Legal Minefields in Site Selection and Attendee Safety By

Although attrition, cancellation and force majeure remain perennial sources of friction between hotels and their association clients, climate change has made force majeure more of an issue. Meanwhile, two new legal concerns have risen to prominence.

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Vigilant, Cyber-savvy Planners Can Beat Hackers at Their Own Game By

While associations pay careful attention to virtually every aspect of their meetings when it comes to planning, promotion, content and travel arrangements, one area that is often neglected is cybersecurity and safety.

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Fresh Food and Beverage Trends Are Spicing Up Meetings By

There’s a myriad of things that need to be perfected for any meeting or conference, but time after time, the food and beverage offerings are one of the biggest scorecards kept at any event.

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Cities Compete for Conferences, Ramping Up Expansions and Renovations By

City business and political leaders around the country are figuring out how to best spend their allotted budgets to expand their local convention centers as the business climate improves.

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Planner-Hotel Sales Staff Relationships Don't Have to be Planets Apart By

We spoke with five meeting planners and five hotel sales staffers to learn what lies at the core of this relationship and what it takes to make it work.

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Making the Most of Off-Season Opportunities and Value By

Off-season events offer many advantages, including especially attractive lodging rates and flexible guest-room options due to lower occupancy.

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