Industry News

Convene survey: Planners still seek respect

The survey, widely considered a reliable industry barometer, predicts incremental growth in attendance and declining exhibit space, but also that planners expect to be doing more meetings this year. More

March 2015: Meeting industry hires & promotions

New meeting and hospitality hires, promotions and honorees, here and abroad.  More

March 2015: Hotel openings, renovations, expansions

What's new, what's happening at properties around the world. More

Weekly deals and highlights: March 11, 2015

In this issue: @BeaverRun, @CrownePlaza, @beavercreekmtn and Tri-Valley More

1st North American Meetings day is April 16

Mark your calendars for April 16. That's when Meetings Mean Business (MMB), a cross-industry communications and advocacy effort, will join meeting and event industry leaders for the first North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID).  More

Surveys: Planners face high stress, stagnant pay

Being a meeting and event professional is one of the Top 10 most stressful occupations you can have in 2015, according to an annual survey from, an Internet site for finding targeted job opportunities by industry, function and location. More

SGMP elects new board of directors

McGowan Maggie McGowan, CGMP, CMP, the program coordinator/event services specialist for the University of Oklahoma‚Äôs Center for Public Management in Norman, becomes president of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals on July 1. Until then, McGowan will continue as first vice president. Second vice president James Lynton, CGMP, treasurer Brett Sterenson and director Tecumseh Deloney, CMP, CGMP, [...] More

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