In This Issue

With more apps and gadgets than ever before, meeting planners have plenty of technology to add to their ensembles. Our annual technology issue brings you a comprehensive guide to the latest wearable technology—from Lechal shoes with built-in GPS to health and fitness trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone. Hotels are picking up on the tech trend too, with offerings like interactive touch screen monitors and meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology.

Our issue also features ever-popular gaming resorts around the country. Properties such as Aria Resort & Casino, a high-tech haven of its own, have technologically advanced rooms that actually remember your preferences. Don’t miss our “World Report” with highlights from London and Eastern Canada—culturally diverse and convenient destinations for meeting abroad. More features and the latest news are available on our brand-new website for all your meeting needs.

Features

Gaming Casinos Overflowing with Pizzazz

Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas Just holding a meeting is no longer enough. These days, they also have to include “experiences” that will energize attendees for the tasks ahead,…

Hotels Send Clear Signal that Technology is Important

Hotels are taking the lead in showcasing technology that is available to today’s business travelers. In our tech-centric world, upgrading technology is just as important to hotels as renovating guest…

Commune Hotels’ Niki Leondakis’ Secret to Success

Over two decades, Niki Leondakis watched as her two sisters, both mothers to several children, had to lie to their employers about spending time with their kids. “They would take…

Dress for Success: Wearable Tech Suits Meetings

Jawbone You’ve been there before: Your panel is running late with one speaker to go—and she’s really the one you came to see. But you have a must-attend meeting right…

Net Neutrality: The Battle’s Just Begun

What’s the big deal with net neutrality, and why should planners and suppliers care? It is a big deal, and there is a lot at stake for our events and…

In Every Issue

European Meetings on Sale

Dollar to Euro Conversion If you’ve been dreaming about booking your next meeting in Europe, now might be the perfect time. Meetings and events on the continent and the British…

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Gave Loyalty Programs a Big Boost

Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, Ohio Starwood Hotels & Resorts has been busy on the programs front during the past year, launching a new loyalty-program feature for meeting and travel…

Tech Gadgets and Gift Ideas

With a nod to the technology features in this issue, we showcase a few fun and useful items for your enjoyment. These clever gift, workplace and team-building ideas will make…

Q&A with Stephanie Glanzer, CMP

What sets Mandalay Bay and Delano apart from other convention and event venues? There are very few venues in the world that have the flexibility to service a 20-person executive…

Tech for Every Body

Jewelry Look stylish while keeping on top of business: -Cuff (starting at $49) is a pendant/bracelet that tracks activity and sends and receives alerts. -Ringly ($195) is a ring with…

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