Meetings Uncovered

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note: This is the first edition of Meetings Uncovered—Smart Meetings’ newest column focused on keeping you up to speed with the latest news in the hospitality industry. . These are missed birthday parties, graduations, time with loved ones and important meetings.”.

Meetings Recovery Continues Upward Trajectory, According to New Report

Smart Meetings

In the report of 98 global venue operators, Europe (including Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands) and the Americas are showing encouraging signs of a meetings industry increasingly seeing itself in a better place as the weeks pass by.

Are Airport Hotels Still Popular for Meetings? 

Skift Meetings

Thanks to changing work trends and an evolution in the amenities they offer, airport hotels and even airports are finding favor for certain types of meetings. Maria Lenhart Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

Adventures in International Meetings

Smart Meetings

Meeting professionals are not just in the events business, we are in the business of helping people define who they are. Incentive meeting professionals are masters of designing motivating experiences by personalizing the adventure based on guest data.

State of Virtual Meeting Tools

Smart Meetings

Even as in-person meetings continue to reemerge with a vengeance, virtual meetings have taken a primary position in the event professional toolbox. Yes, hybrid meetings are more complicated and costly, but virtual is here to stay without a doubt,” he said.

2022 Meetings Industry Survey

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings and Destinations International are partnering up to better serve you this year —with your help! We need your feedback about the biggest challenges you are facing as a meeting professional right now and how we can collectively help you going forward.

Is It Time for a Meetings Industry Reboot?  

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: The business of meetings and events isn't easy to define, and planners are still struggling to get a seat at the board table. Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Event Management education image meetings industry policy reboot students

Does the Meetings Industry Have a Complacency Problem?

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And this goes beyond meeting planning. But it’s a big problem in the meetings industry.”. The world flipped on its head and meetings were impacted negatively. The post Does the Meetings Industry Have a Complacency Problem? appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Hispanic Heritage Adds Cultural Flair to Meetings

Smart Meetings

National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity for meeting professionals to recognize how the diverse backgrounds of hospitality workers has added a richness in the breadth and level of service that can be offered at events. That works well in the meetings industry.

Jurassic Meetings: Planners Will Find a Way

Smart Meetings

He could have been talking about meeting planners’ determination during 2.5 years of Covid, jumping back in with the energy of a T-Rex and making meetings happen again. The post Jurassic Meetings: Planners Will Find a Way appeared first on Smart Meetings.

The Continued Importance of Outdoor Meetings 

Smart Meetings

While 2022 is in full swing, the meetings and event industry is continuing to navigate best practices regarding safe meetings and social gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic. One trend that we are continuing to see is that of outdoor meetings.

Nonprofit Makes Meetings Work with Innovative Software  

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focused on training advocates to meet with congressional offices and advocate for legislation. Read More: How to Harness the Lasting Power of Virtual Meetings. The post Nonprofit Makes Meetings Work with Innovative Software appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Meet Your Dream Team

Fox World Travel

The post Meet Your Dream Team appeared first on Fox World Travel. GIVE THE GIFT OF A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE A Disney vacation is truly a magical experience. However, planning a Disney vacation can be quite daunting….because….well… because….well… well… so many details!

ASAE Embraced Disruption at 2022 Annual Meeting

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The return to The Center for Association Leadership’s (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Exposition brought almost 5,000 people to Nashville in August after two years of virtual experiences. Through Zoom meetings, hopping on a plane and attending gatherings in the Washington, D.C.

Making Meetings More Productive with Brainstorming

Gavel International

Reading Time: 6 minutes Have you ever been in a meeting where the moderator suddenly announced that everyone in attendance would be brainstorming? Therefore, brainstorming meetings can be a powerful addition to your organization. Tips to Make Brainstorming Meetings More Productive.

Leading and Learning From the Next Generation of Meeting Profs

Smart Meetings

“We understand the importance of connection; we understand the importance of culture,” said David Peckinpaugh, Maritz president and CEO, reflecting on meetings’ return to F2F (face-to-face) amid dawning young talent during our Smart Chat Live!

Language Interpretation Is the Next Wave in Virtual Meetings

Smart Meetings

Planning an event in multiple languages can be a challenge for meeting planners. Innovative virtual language interpretation software is making attendee accessibility a reality for everyone involved in creating inclusive meetings.

How Top Meeting Profs Give Thanks

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings reached out to our esteemed editorial advisory board to ask what they are grateful for during this transition year and how they demonstrate it personally and professionally. Director of Meetings, MGMA. This is the season for counting our blessings and giving thanks.

Boutique Hotels Riding Mid-Size Meeting Wave

Smart Meetings

One of the long-tail effects of the pandemic could be a downsizing of average meeting attendee lists as some big events go hybrid and bring parts of their audience together in person while larger audiences access content online.

Hotels Raise Rates and Meeting Planners Scramble

Skift Meetings

Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Skift Take: Higher lodging costs are complicating the already tricky task of planning an event. Event Management Destinations International Edge Venues Great Potential hotel rates

Office Budgets Reallocated to Offsite Meetings

Skift Meetings

Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Skift Take: When an entire company works remotely, it is vital to gather everyone together to create team camaraderie occasionally. In many cases, these retreats are more expensive than the rent the company was paying, which is just fine.

How does global Travel Management Company CWT sell meeting rooms?

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We interviewed Fredrik Hermelin the Senior Director of Global Sales from CWT, a global Travel Management Company, on the topic of how meetings are booked by the customers and how is the Meetings and Events industry evolving. business travel Traveltech meetings and events Interview CWT

Is It Time for a Meetings Industry Reboot?  

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: The business of meetings and events isn't easy to define, and planners are still struggling to get a seat at the board table. Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Event Management DAHLIA + Agency image LIVVE meetings industry reboot

Nominate a Meeting Prof for the 2022 Meeting Professionals of the Year

Smart Meetings

What better way to show appreciation for your colleagues, partners and associates than by nominating them for 2022 Meeting Professional of the Year? Nominate your favorite meeting professional by July 12 and they’ll be entered for a chance to win this prestigious award.

Global Meetings Industry Day – Let’s Meet Safe

ADMEI

Global Meetings Industry Day – Let’s Meet Safe. The post Global Meetings Industry Day – Let’s Meet Safe appeared first on ADMEI. GMID2022 #meetsafe. ADMEI-Blog

How to Open — and Close — a Meeting

Convene by PCMA

Opening a meetings properly allows participants to understand why they are there and how they can engage, says conflict resolution facilitator Priya Parker. And how we close —the last five percent of a meeting — really matters,” she said. “We

Meeting Professionals Supporting Hospitality Rebound After Hurricane

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The meetings industry in particular provided much support to the communities devastated by the Hurricane Ian’s impact. Meeting groups at Naples Grande Beach Resort , which had a brief closure, expressed interest in how they could meet and leave the area better than when they arrived.

How to Plan Better Medical Meetings by the Numbers

Smart Meetings

Now that events are going back to in person, how can meeting professionals deliver the same level of detailed success metrics to the executive team about the range of value delivered on the investment? Two veteran meeting designers joined Smart Chat Live! Meet the Experts.

Aloha! Meet your Hawaii Specialty Team

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Meet your Hawaii Specialty Team appeared first on Fox World Travel. ?????????? ???????????? ????????????! We are sharing wonderful news from vacation travel. We are launching a new Hawaii specialty team.

Headed South? Here’s Where to Meet

Smart Meetings

Plan your next meeting in cities like Greensboro, Kansas City and Tulsa to experience while indulging in the antiquity that accompanies these historic cities. Here are the 10 best hotels to meet at when venturing below the Mason-Dixon line. . of meeting space. of meeting space.

Smart Meetings Experience Elevated Events Culture

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That was the message from author and Superbowl-winning executive Michael Lombardi at Smart Meetings Northeast Experience in Boston this week. Be in the room at a future Smart Meetings Experience. of its own flexible meeting space. Smart Meetings CEO Marin Bright.

15 Meeting Management Tips: How to Run an Effective Meeting

Viktor

How to Run a Painless Meeting. There are two ways to run a meeting. The first is probably the most common—you sit at the head of the table, open the meeting, and then the meeting just starts, the same way it did last time, and the time before that, and the time before that.

SILO meetings. by TALENT  Case Study

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SILO meetings. by TALENT in Basel, Switzerland is digitally transforming their Meetings & Event sales process. SILO by meetings case study

5 Major Wellness Trends for Meeting Planners to Know Now

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The 10th NYC Experience Wellness and Travel Media event presented by Organic Spa Media on June 17, 2022 highlighted five major wellness trends that meeting planners should be aware of in booking spa experiences or resorts with wellness-centered offerings.

New and Renovated: Waterfront Meets

Smart Meetings

Ten meeting rooms and nearly 10,000 sq. of meeting space are on offer. More : New and Renovated: Metropolitan Meetings. The post New and Renovated: Waterfront Meets appeared first on Smart Meetings. Balboa Bay Resort , Newport Beach, California.

How to Combat the Rising Cost of Meetings 

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Skyrocketing costs are putting unprecedented pressure on meeting and event professionals to stay on budget and still produce successful events. However, there are ways to alleviate the added costs. — Anna Huddleston Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

Smart Meetings Armed Attendees with Revolutionary Strategies to Pursue Happiness

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Top meeting professionals gathered in the Nation’s Capital this week at Smart Meetings Mid-Atlantic Experience were treated to a crash course in finding personal and professional freedom while building a network that will serve their careers for years to come.

Meeting Profs Demonstrate Agility at Smart Meetings Experience Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

Where better to celebrate the resiliency of the meetings industry than in Las Vegas , where 2 million sq. of meeting space was added since the beginning of 2020? Smart Meetings had its own bubble in the meeting center amid a whopping 250,000 sq.

Virtual and Hybrid Meeting Tech Updates You Need Now

Smart Meetings

After two years of testing streaming platforms, meeting professionals are asking for more comprehensive solutions and a number of event technology companies have risen to the challenge. Read More : Cvent Connect Lays Out Event Tech Roadmap to Meet Growing Hybrid Demand.

A Masterclass in Making Meeting History Beachside

Smart Meetings

The most recent stop on the Great Meetings Restart tour was Smart Meetings National West, which hit the beach at Hotel del Coronado this week for three days of business, connecting and community. The gathering of meeting professionals was a testament to the resiliency of the industry.

Secrets for Engaging Platform-agnostic Association Meetings

Smart Meetings

Webinar session, Joanna Pineda, CEO and chief troublemaker of Matrix Group International , and Jennifer O’Grady, senior director of Design Studio of Maritz Global Events , tackled the Secrets for Engaging Platform-agnostic Association Meetings.

Meetings and Conventions Are Back in 2022—Here Are 4 Ways They’re Changing

Smart Meetings

It seems like not so long ago that everyone was talking about the death of meetings and conventions. But as we begin to inch ever closer to a new normal, it’s clear that meetings are making a comeback in 2022—with a few changes of course.

ASAE Embraced Disruption at 2022 Annual Meeting

Smart Meetings

The return to The Center for Association Leadership’s (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Exposition brought almost 5,000 people to Nashville in August after two years of virtual experiences. Through Zoom meetings, hopping on a plane and attending gatherings in the Washington, D.C.