meeting planner, meeting

Wanted: New Job Titles for Meeting Planners

Some meeting planners, mostly the CMPs in the group, spoke up for the professionalism of the role. Said one: "How about everyone just know you are a Meeting Professional? Why? Because you deserve that respect!"
MEET on Bowery, meeting

Safety & Security Top of Mind at Prevue’s Global Meeting Summit

"A name badge with Microsoft on it screams kidnapping in cerrtain parts of the world."
Chase Park Plaza, Royal Sonesta, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri

Chase Park Plaza Embraces Luxury in Sonesta Transition

When the 338-room hotel transitions to the Royal Sonesta brand, it will provide the same luxury accommodations that once hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Carter back in its hey day.
Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic, The Opus Group, Leadership Summit, DATE, AMResorts

Secrets Unfold at The Opus Group’s Leadership Summit

The expansive infinity pool, eight gourmet restaurants, and private cabanas and hammocks dotting the beach added to the property's lavishness.
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia, convention center, expansion

Adelaide Convention Centre Advances South Australia’s Economy

Nine years in the making, the last phase of the convention center’s $297 million expansion will not only help the city attract larger events but also revitalize its Riverbank precinct.
Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, meetings

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence Expands Online Education

SITE, which is known for incentive industry education, now has a new offering of 12 online courses.
Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Harveys Lake Tahoe, Caesars Entertainment, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, California

Harrah’s & Harveys Lake Tahoe Amp Up South Shore’s Meetings Game

A series of renovations and new group offerings at the Harrah's and Harveys help pave the way for Lake Tahoe’s South Shore to amp up its meetings game.
Milwaukee meetings

The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Has Big Plans for Milwaukee Meetings

“As one of only a few AAA Four-Diamond resorts in Wisconsin, our definition of luxury goes a step beyond offering refined accommodations and numerous experiences to include a welcoming, home-like feel not often found in resorts."
The Beverly Hilton, Wilshire Garden, Los Angeles, Golden Globe Awards, Southern California

Plan a Garden Soiree in The Beverly Hilton’s Latest Digs

Outdoor “Top-Chef” cooking challenges will be available for groups, with culinary staff members who work on the Golden Globes menu serving as judges.

Seattle Surge Caters to All Types of Meetings and Attendees

New restaurant openings and 3,000 new hotel rooms slated to open by 2020. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of Seattle development.
Groups visiting Detroit

Old World Elegance for Groups Visiting Detroit

“Tasked with suggesting a rejuvenating break activity during a lengthy conference, our catering manager coordinated a mid-meeting yoga session to bring energy and excitement to event attendees, followed by healthy, locally sourced snacks prior to resuming the conference.”
New York Historical Society Museum & Library, historic meetings, New York, history, Henry Luce III Center, Tiffany lamps

Meet Amid History at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

Predominantly making up the Henry Luce III Center is the first-of-its-kind Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery that will house rotating exhibits that focus on women’s history in the U.S.
Metropolitan Convention Center, Quito, Ecuador, Quito Turismo

Metropolitan Convention Center to Put Quito, Ecuador on Meetings Map

While Quito already attracts international visitors as the first city to be named a World Heritage Cultural Site by UNESCO in 1978, this new convention center will help put Quito more on the meetings map.

Tiptoe Through the Orchids & Other Quito To-Dos

Settling into the local life has become a sought-after luxury for attendees, and Norma Bock, meeting industry director for the Quito Tourism Board, says this culturally rich destination in the Andes is happy to deliver.
duty of care, meetings

Understanding Duty of Care

How exactly does duty of care apply to international travel and meetings?
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Hyatt, Hyatt Convention Alliance, Hyatt Regency Seattle, convention alliances

Hyatt Triples Booked Revenue with Hyatt Convention Alliance

“Due to the collaboration among our hotels in the Hyatt Convention Alliance, we have seen booked revenue nearly triple from multiyear agreements over the last few years."
HMCC, meetings

What is an HMCC Certificate?

The HMCC program is worth 4 clock hours and after completing a 4-hour training course, participants receive a certificate of achievement and hold the designation for two years.
CMM, meetings

Does a CMM Earn More?

According to a recent member survey from MPI, the average salary of a meeting professional with a CMM is $107,877 for planners and $114,868 for suppliers.

New Hotel Development & Cultural Experiences for Oahu Meetings

Oahu meetings offer luxury that is as authentic as its natural bounty and aloha spirit.
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Marriott International, Starwood, Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, hot deals, meeting deals

Marriott Launches Meeting Deal for Both Starwood & Marriott Rewards Members

The Connect 2 Meetings promotion gives meeting planners double the rewards points and an up to 5 percent discount on food and beverage.
Hotel Contessa, Benchmark Hotels, Benchmark Hospitality, food trends, food and beverage, Chef Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles

Benchmark to Reimagine F&B with Chef Stephan Pyles Partnership

“Our challenge to get the creative focus and unique innovations that makes Chef Stephan Pyles so acclaimed will be a key priority and focus."
human trafficking, meetings

Human Trafficking & Meetings: One Planner’s Efforts

"Our hope is that we can begin next steps and grow this grass roots conversation to create some solid information, training and more."
Saudi Arabia, IMEX, IMEX in Frankfurt, Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau, Middle East

Saudi Arabia to Launch International Meetings Campaign at IMEX in Frankfurt

“As the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, IMEX in Frankfurt is the perfect place for us to meet thousands of influential event and meetings buyers face-to-face."

Think You Have the Scoop on Crystal Cruises…Nope, There’s More

Crystal Cruises can't seem to stop itself when it comes to pushing the boundaries on what they can do for groups at sea.
Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., meetings

An Inside Look at the Newly Renovated Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

“My concept for Park Hyatt Washington D.C. was to bring together a dynamic and attractive modernism with classic American style.”

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