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Unique Meeting Experiences on the Las Vegas StripSponsored Content

MGM Resorts International is the world’s leading hospitality and entertainment company. Within our deep and diverse portfolio of resort destinations, we create experiences that simply do not exist anywhere else. Whether a guest wishes to escape for the day or enjoy an extended holiday at any MGM Resorts destination, they can choose from countless, beautifully…

8 Hot Event-Planning Buzzwords of 2017Meeting PlanningTrends

Each year brings a new collection of buzzwords. These words usually indicate bigger trends and are often interrelated. Predictably, big trends impact all industries—including event planning. These are some of the hottest event-planning buzzwords of 2017. 1. Virtual reality Virtual reality (VR) can be used during the course of event planning. For instance, before the event,…

Amazon Debuts Video Conferencing Tool for Virtual MeetingsAppsTechnology

Online retail giant Amazon is now making a foray into the world of virtual meetings and video conferencing. It’s a realm with major players such as GoToMeeting and Skype for Business, but Amazon believes Chime, which allows users to hold high-quality audio and video meetings, has unique features that will enable it to compete. Specifically,…

Mexico Meetings Take on a Whole New MeaningSponsored Content

Luxury all-inclusive meetings surrounded by Mexico’s beauty Located in Mexico’s finest beach destinations, Velas Resorts envelop guests in an ambiance of designer luxury and style, elevating meetings and conventions to an unprecedented level. With a total of 43 AAA Diamonds, each resort offers spacious accommodations, creative cuisine, sweeping ocean views and state-of-the-art meeting venues, all…

2017 association trends

2017 Association Trends that Impact Travel, Trade Shows & HotelsMeeting PlanningTrends

For professional associations and meeting planners, membership does have its privileges As 2017 gets underway, what are the top trends to watch out for if you’re in the meeting planning industry? SmithBucklin—a leading association management and services company—released Circuit, its 2017 trend report that examines what issues professional organizations face in the coming year. Here…

U.S. meeting boycotts trump travel ban

Trump Travel Ban Sparks U.S. Meeting BoycottsNewsTrends

Since its signing on Jan. 27, President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries with largely Muslim populations has led to media attention, legal challenges and speculation about its impact. Meeting planners work in one of the industries most likely to be affected by this travel ban—particularly if they plan international meetings or…

Third-Party and In-House Planners Make a Perfect MatchHow ToMeeting PlanningPlanner

Third-party planners and in-house planners have often been thought of as being on opposite ends of the meeting planner spectrum. Some people incorrectly assume that an independent planner or planning company is not as experienced or effective as an in-house corporate meeting planner. Others fear that the rise of third-party planners could threaten the success…

Don’t Just Hold a Meeting, Make a StatementSponsored Content

Nobu Eden Roc Hotel Miami Beach’s captivating vibe pulses with a dynamic convergence of modern and classic, delivering the unexpected with a sophisticated and memorable resort experience. This Oceanside treasure features 631 spacious guest rooms and suites. Immersive luxury, curated experiences, and anticipatory service are your companions as you step into the world of Nobu…