4 Loyalty Programs You Should Know About


Budgets are tight, even during this period of robust growth in the meetings industry, and some under-the-radar loyalty programs can help to make a big difference. USA Today identified several loyalty programs that offer airline miles, points and more, including these four that are particularly relevant to meeting planners and their groups. 1. Thanks Again: This…


Nothing Uniform About Sports Venues

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Stadiums, ballparks and a raceway where planners can score big points The secret’s out. Meeting planners can score a touchdown, hit a home run or win a race by holding meetings at sports venues. How? Well, it’s easy to be inspired when you’re meeting in a place where the pros are making big plays. Players…


5 Things to Know About Content Marketing

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According to market research company, Forrester Research business leaders “concede that based on how customers behave and buy, content marketing is crucial to their success.” Leaders of the biggest and most successful businesses have spent time researching effective marketing channels and conclude that content marketing is one way to effectively build relationships with potential attendees. Social…


5 Facts You Must Know About Event Attendees

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In order to create a truly successful event, conference or meetup you must understand your event attendees. When a company builds a product, the first thing they think about is the potential customer. An auto manufacturer spends millions on focus groups before they ever design a car, and a paper towel brand will interview consumers…

Interesting Facts About Air Travel

11 Interesting Facts About Air Travel


Meeting planners who spend a lot of time on airplanes may think they know all about air travel, but there a lot of myths and secrets in the commercial aviation industry. Writer Megan Snedden of Roadwarriorvoices.com has come up with some fascinating, little-known facts about air travel. How many of these were you aware of? 1….

Smart Meetings New Orleans 2015

Thinking about ROI? Think Smart Meetings.


Smart Meetings New Orleans 2015  Need a reason to attend a Smart Meeting? How about ROI. Suppliers at our events book business, receive RFPs, and generate qualified leads. Meet one-on-one with dozens of pre-qualified professional planners. Come book a year’s worth of business in one afternoon – and have a great time while doing it….



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PCMA Conference Starts, CEO Talks About Innovation


The 2015 Professional Convention Management Association "Convening Leaders" conference got off to a rousing start today, with more than 4,000 in attendance at McCormick Place in Chicago. PCMA President and CEO Deborah Sexton said that while final figures were not yet available, attendance was expected to exceed last year's conference in Boston. At a press conference,…


Philadelphia Feeling Blessed about Pope’s Visit Next September

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The month of November has been chock-full of great news for Philadelphia and its meetings and events scene. The City of Brotherly Love even got a little divine intervention to bolster its numbers earlier this week when it was announced that Pope Francis will come to town in September for the 2015 World Meeting of…