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: Hotel openings, renovations, expansions

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

Preferred group launches first-ever incentive program

The Condado Vanderbilt in Puerto Rico Plan. Earn. Escape. That’s what Preferred Hotel Group is hoping planners do through its first-ever meeting planner incentive program. Effective immediately,¬†U.S.-based planners who book group business at one of 550-plus participating iPrefer hotels and resorts worldwide can earn up to $1,000 in cash-value certificates per event. These can be used toward [...] More

February 2015: Hotel renovations, expansions, destinations

INTERNATIONAL The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) renewed their partnership¬†with the Meetings, Incentive, Exhibition and Convention (MICE) industry. Canada The rebranded Hollis Halifax, a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton hotel (formerly a Radisson), opened in Nova Scotia with 120 suites and 3,000 square feet of divisible meeting [...] More

4 + 5 equals 9 ways to refresh your email etiquette

Email communications are ripe for misunderstandings. These tips should help you get the most out of your e-correspondence. More

10 lessons Taylor Swift can teach presenters

What captures my interest is her unflagging determination to always offer a superior performance. More

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