Meetings Management

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

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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Preparing for the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead By Cynthia Dial

With the seller’s market still applying pressure in 2018, planners must find ways to cut costs without sacrificing the all-important ROI for attendees and stakeholders.

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Q&A With ASAESeptember 1, 2017
President and CEO John H. Graham Reflects on Industry Issues of the Day By John Graham

Planners continue to face critical challenges, ranging from meeting design and risk management to travel bans, technology and more.

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Leading by Example in Sustainability and Community Service By Maura Keller

Green and socially responsible meetings show that the association cares — a key to attracting millennial members.

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The Name of the Game Is to Get Them in the Door With the Right Value Proposition By Maura Keller

The pressure is on planners to show why theirs is THE meeting to attend over others.

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Coping With StressFebruary 1, 2017
A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in a Meeting Planner's World By Diana Lambdin Meyer

“Meeting planners are high performers — we put a lot of pressure on ourselves, but that’s our nature.”

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From 'Bathroom Bills' to Open Carry By Sophia Bennett

Social and political issues can cause meeting planners to avoid certain cities and states, and hotels.

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Outlook 2017December 1, 2016
Innovation, Learning and Policy Will Shape the 2017 Meetings Industry By John Graham

As we start 2017, there are several trends that organizations and the teams involved in designing and implementing meetings will need to consider in order to meet the changing needs of their members and attendees.

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Working With AMCsOctober 1, 2015
Association Management Companies Deliver Top-Notch Event Planning Services By John Buchanan

Even large associations with in-house planners call on AMCs to help handle the increasing complexity of major conventions and trade shows.

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Donor Engagement and Recognition Are the Keys By Karen Brost

The one challenge that many fundraising executives share: how to get the attention of attendees and encourage them to participate.

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