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Michelle Devera

New Hotels and Renovations Make a Big SplashHotels & ResortsNews

These new and upgraded luxury properties are luring groups When it comes to well-appointed luxury with deep historical roots, the newly renovated and recently reopened Hyatt Regency London–The Churchill is hard to beat. As its namesake suggests, the 440-room London hotel celebrates everything Sir Winston Churchill, from its tailored decor to period artwork. “It was…

event management software

Top 7 Event Management Software CompaniesTechnologyTechnology News

If you plan events, the Technavio 2017-2021 market research report on global event management software will definitely catch your eye. According to the tech research and advisory company, the market’s seven key players are: 1. Cvent 2. EMS Software 3. etouches 4. Eventbrite 5. Lanyon Solutions, which merged with Cvent late last year 6. XING Events…

2017 MIC Conference & Trade Show

Rocky Mountain Highs at MIC Conference & Trade ShowEventsIndustry Events

Expects lots of new twists at the 2017 MIC Conference & Trade Show next week. The biggest change attendees will notice at the 17th annual event is the new two-day format. The Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado cites increased demand for the extended format, which will focus on industry education and networking. “I am so excited that our…

Hawaii's new travel ban lawsuit

Updated: Travel Industry Reacts to Travel Ban, States File LawsuitsNewsTravel

Updated 3/9/17 4:46 PM Hawaii’s lawsuit against President Trump’s travel ban has gained some new supporters. Washington state has announced that it intends to renew its request to block the executive order. Washington was the first state to sue after the original travel ban was signed. Its actions led Seattle Judge James Robart to stop…

International Women's Day

5 Tips To Help Women Get AheadCareerTips & Tools

A leading neuroscientist shares her data-driven research Dragon lady. Witch. Or worse. Women who take charge often face a lonely, and increasingly alienating, climb to the top. And once there, the success can be bittersweet. “Women, as compared to men, are less likely to be selected for male gender-typed positions, are more likely to have…

exhibition industry

Exhibition Industry Posts First Decline in 6 YearsMeeting PlanningTrends

After 25 consecutive quarters of sustained growth, the exhibition industry posted its first decline. According to the Center for Industry Research (CEIR), the industry experienced a slight dip in the final quarter of 2016. “The decline was a temporal setback as economic fundamentals still point to moderate growth for the exhibition industry,” said CEIR economist Allen…

What’s so Different about Trump’s New Travel Ban?Meeting PlanningNews

While President Trump’s new travel ban, issued Monday, still targets a handful of mostly Muslim nations, the country most notably missing is Iraq. Iraq had been one of seven countries included in the president’s initial executive order that had blocked travelers from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States. The administration’s revision now places a 90-day…

revised travel ban

President Trump Signs Revised Travel BanNewsTravel

UPDATE MARCH 6: President Trump’s new revised travel ban issued Monday removes Iraq from the list of mostly Muslim nations that faced restrictions and limits the United States’ refugee program. The changes will take effect March 16. PUBLISHED MARCH 3: While President Trump’s Russia crisis moves to eclipse the good will generated from his speech to Congress on Tuesday night, his…

bi-directional Real-Time CRM

A Name Badge That’s a Real-Time CRM Event BridgeGadgetsTechnology

If you don’t know what bi-directional real-time CRM solutions are, you soon will. As a meeting planner, it might even change how you run your operation—by not only offering one program that can organize and track clients and events, but by also integrating automated real-time information exchange and analytics. That’s right. You don’t even have…

Michael J. Lyons

Meetings Industry Veteran Pens New BookMeeting PlanningPeople in the News

Even by multihyphenate standards, Michael J. Lyons is an overachiever. As the 40-plus-year meetings industry veteran and Smart Meetings TV host has pursued his passions, his career has expanded into acting, motivational speaking, singing, hosting, and meetings and events consulting. With the Feb. 24 release of his new book, Set Yourself Free: Daydream It…Believe It…Achieve…