Potato, Patahto

When it comes to choosing event management technology, suppliers and vendors must peel away the jargon to get to a place where they can have a serious conversation about the real issue.

IAAC Creates Platform for Experiential Venues

International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) redefines the future of events with innovative new membership category for venues that specialize in experiential offerings, IACC aims to connect meeting planners with the most innovative and cutting-edge event spaces.

The Clock is Ticking

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd that focuses on environmental protection. It started in 1970 as a way to raise awareness about the environment and has grown into a large global movement. Earth Day is now celebrated in over 193 countries by an estimated 1 billion people. According to the UN Climate Chief, we need an effort of that magnitude.

MPI’s Q1 2024 Meetings Outlook Report Looks Promising

Meeting Professionals International, quarterly Meetings Outlook Report finds positive sentiment for the overall business of live events in Q1 of 2024. Grow is trending upwards across the most significant metrics — business conditions, attendance, budgets— while hiring difficulties have improved for each of the past three quarters.

8 Great Florida Keys Openings & Renovations

The Keys are known as a destination for fishing, boating, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The Keys have many resorts, including high-end hotels, boutique hotels, and all-inclusive resorts. Here are eight properties that are opening or undergoing renovations to make sure the Keys experience stays great.

Can’t Miss, Must to Avoid

I had started to write this column about how some natural phenomena are perfect to build a viewing party around. Then suddenly my apartment in New York City began shaking under the effect of a 4.8 magnitude earthquake that shook a large part of the northeast.

Convene Debuts Event Space Expansion

Convene, a global hospitality company that designs and manages premium meeting, event, and flexible office space, celebrates its newly expanded venue at 101 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.  The expansion is in direct response to growing demand for professional meetings and events up to 200 guests.

The Tipping Point

This is a true story about tipping gone wrong that happened to me long ago at the beginning of my career. It taught me a hard lesson about who to tip and who not to.

Hilton’s Off to College

Hilton has acquired the Graduate Hotels® brand, adding a significant growth opportunity for the global hospitality leader in the fast-growing lifestyle hotel market.

Left Holding the Bag

Where has that army of service workers that used to staff hotels gone?

Can Your Attendees Pack a Week’s Wardrobe in a Carry-On?

Here are seven packing tips planners can send their attendees to help them to fit everything they'll need for the event into one carry-on. Come to think of it, planners should follow these tips as well.


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