It’s a Wonderful Life — But is it Good Business?

Sure It’s a great movie and George Bailey is a wonderful character. But is he a good businessperson? Or even a good manager?

Omni to Build Convention Hotel in Raleigh, N.C.

The 550-room property will transform Raleigh’s burgeoning convention center campus. The city of Raleigh, N.C. has entered into negotiations with Omni Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Preston Hollow Community Capital and Provident Resources Group, to develop a convention hotel in the core of downtown Raleigh. The dynamic addition to the Raleigh skyline will be […]

That’s Entertainment?

One night last week I went to the movies. The night before, I went to a live theatrical performance. The first night I saw Jimmy Carr, a British comedian, perform at Carnegie Hall. The next night I saw a 4DX screening of a movie made about, 20 years ago called, The Nightmare Before Christmas. It […]

Hyatt Hotels Wired for Good

Hyatt continues to focus on climate action with increased usage of 100% renewable electricity. Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced Hyatt-owned hotels in the U.S. have transitioned to 100% renewable electricity through Green-e Energy certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to match their electricity use. This step is integral to meeting Hyatt’s 2030 science-based target of adopting […]

“It Felt Like I Was In A Movie.”

How many of us have had experiences that made us say those words when we were sharing the incident with other people? I’ll bet it’s a lot. Sometimes, they’re good movies: “I just closed the biggest deal of my career!” Sometimes, they’re bad movies: “My car got broadsided and tipped over!” Last week, I had […]

Preview of MPI’s Meetings Outlook Fall Report

New survey suggests industry recovery may be slowing down. Meetings Professionals International (MPI), the leading global meeting and event community association, previewed the fall edition of its quarterly Meetings Outlook report on the state of the industry at the recent IMEX America, the largest meetings and events trade show in North America. Sponsored by ALHI […]

New Research Identifies Six Behaviors Shaping the Future of Meetings and Events

Three industry power players combine to produce an ongoing exploration of key motivators. Early this year Marriott International, Inc., the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and the Corporate Event Management Association (CEMA), release of their “Guiding Principles in Experience Design” study, which provides meetings and events professionals insights to help them forecast the consumer drivers […]

IBTM World 2023 Unveils New Technology 

IBTM World is set to host its smartest event yet with the launch of innovative new technology designed to elevate the attendee experience and create better business results for all attendees.

IMEX launches Net Zero Strategy

IMEX America makes progress on reducing carbon footprint. Just weeks after registration opened, well over 3,000 global buyers had already registered for IMEX America. They’ll find a much cleaner and more sustainable show when they arrive at the show on October 17-19 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  The IMEX Group has made a significant […]

Dealing With the Boss From Hell

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” That line is one of the most famous sentences in literature. It is the opening of Leo Tolstoy’s novel, Anna Karenina. It is also one of the reasons why it is so hard for organizations to manage toxic bosses. Each toxic boss […]

First Time Meeting Planner Guide

Step 1: Don’t Panic. Step 2: Follow this road map. Congratulations on being tasked with planning the next sales meeting! This is a great opportunity to showcase your organizational skills and creativity. Here are some steps you can follow to ensure that the meeting is a success: Pre-Meeting Planning The success of a meeting often […]