In This Issue

Are you ready to get back to meeting face-to-face? We have the essential tools from real meeting profs on the ground you will need to solve the new 2021 challenges that will inevitably arise. Plus updates from incentive properties that were innovating while we were sheltering. And an exclusive IMEX prep kit so you are prepared to make the most of your time at Mandalay Bay Resort in November.

Features

Smart Chat: Michelle Mason on the Next Big Idea

Michelle Mason, president and CEO of ASAE, talks about the future of events, from association recovery to a more united event industry.

Taking a Strategic Approach to Screentime

How to Make Remote Meetings Work As the corporate landscape begins to shift from strictly remote and virtual to a hybrid model where some work from the office while many…

emergencies

Code Red! Your Fix-It Guide for Today’s Event Emergencies

Today, even veteran meeting organizers face Code Red calamities previously unimaginable. From protocol changes du jour to technical glitches at virtual and hybrid meetings, new emergencies require a fresh batch…

Destination Spotlight

Marketing organizations step out of the shadows to better serve planners and communities. Read more to hear from Destinations International President and CEO Don Welsh and to see our CVB…

incentives

Not Your Mother’s Incentives… Or Even Last Year’s

Reward, of course, is the name of the game in incentives. But where once that rather predictably meant rounds of golf at a tony resort or umbrella drinks under a…

In Every Issue

airport hotels

10 Things to Love About Airport Hotels

Let’s take a moment to recognize the sweet joy of sauntering off the plane and right into a fun, welcoming room with convenient meeting space. Today’s airport hotels combine comfort,…

jobs outlook

Meeting Industry Jobs Outlook

At a time when planners desperately needed technical help, hundreds of AV and production companies boarded up shop. But as usual, where there are challenges, there is opportunity. Here’s a…

sustainability

Healthy World: Hotels for the Planet

Sustainability has emerged into the hospitality limelight, with hotels incorporating eco-friendly practices as a pillar of brand identity. Read more to how our industry is making a difference.

dietary restriction

The New Dietary Restriction

Figuring out how to safely serve F&B in a pandemic world is tricky enough, let alone with all the food restrictions to accommodate allergies and special diets. But guess what?…

october smart style

New Gifting Ideas in Our October Smart Style!

From meditation speakers that eliminate stress to autumnal scents and healthier sweets, our October Smart Style has all your gifting needs covered for fall.

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