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ALHI CEO Dominguez on the Back to Business Experiential Forum

August 27th, 2020

10:34

Michael Dominguez, CEO of ALHI (Associated Luxury Hotels International), brought meeting planners to the Omni Dallas Hotel for a one-day showcase of what their events may look like after the industry awakens from its …

Cvent Execs Talk Trends and CONNECT Virtual

August 24th, 2020

19:41

Top Cvent execs Brian Ludwig and David Quattrone talk with Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson about how the meetings tech giant pivoted to virtual for its big annual conference and is expecting 40,000 attendees. Also, …

F&B With Tracy Stuckrath: From COVID to Food Allergies and Beyond

July 16th, 2020

19:33

Buffets? Gone. And don’t even think about a donut wall!

The meetings F&B environment has been disrupted flatter than a collapsed souffle, but …

Maintaining Mindfulness in a Chaotic Time With Lee Papa

July 9th, 2020

14:09

Furloughs. Layoffs. An economy-crippling pandemic with seemingly no end in sight.

Who could’ve predicted the tumult that would enter our lives in …

Essential Contract Clauses and Concerns for Post-Shutdown Meetings and Events

June 23rd, 2020

32:58

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, legal issues in the meetings industry primarily centered around cancellation, attrition and what became the moving target of force majeure.

Now, with face-to-face meetings …

Some Positive, If Tempered, Planner Perceptions About a Return to Live Meetings

June 10th, 2020

14:21

Business development expert and speaker Scott Steinberg shares some positive survey results regarding planner optimism about a face-to-face meetings …

Las Vegas Reopens: Caesars and Michael Massari Get Back to Business

June 4th, 2020

11:02

June 4, 2020, marks the day when Las Vegas awakens from its coronavirus shutdown slumber, with major casino-resorts reopening their doors at least for leisure travelers.

Caesars Entertainment is joining the party by

Harris Rosen: “No more delays. No more of these silly restrictions. We must open!”

June 2nd, 2020

22:37

Outspoken Orlando hotel icon Harris Rosen believes constant guest and staff screening is critical to getting the meetings industry out of its deep …

How Hospitality Spaces Become Healthcare Facilities

May 28th, 2020

25:40

Meeting venues like the Javits Center have been pulled into service as field hospitals and other spaces for healthcare delivery during the COVID-19 …

Wolfgang Puck Catering Explores the Post-Coronavirus Shutdown Events F&B Experience

May 28th, 2020

20:30

What will the meetings and events F&B experience look like after the COVID-19 shutdown ends? Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson sat down with Mary …

AHLA President & CEO on Safe Stay and What Planners Need to Know Now About Hotel Industry

May 26th, 2020

16:25

Meetings Today's Sarah Kloepple talks with Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), about the organization's Safe Stay guidelines, supporting hotel workers as these new …

Checking in with Las Vegas and MGM Resorts on Sanitation, Rebookings and How Meeting Spaces Will Look Different

May 19th, 2020

13:43

As we reach mid-May, Meetings Today's Sarah Kloepple checks in with Stephanie Glanzer, chief sales officer and vice president of MGM Resorts International, who delves into MGM's new Seven-Point Safety Plan for enhanced …

Expert Tips on Transitioning From Live to Virtual Events

May 12th, 2020

21:00

Thinking about launching virtual meetings as a standalone event option or augmentation to a live event?

Amanda Ma, founder and CEO of Innovate …

Go LIVE Together Fights for the Live Events Industry

May 7th, 2020

16:30

Led by exhibitions and event management giant Freeman, Go LIVE Together put together and advocacy group with hundreds of member organizations at breakneck speed.

Being on the ground—literally—at meetings, conventions …

Industry in Crisis: Roger Dow Details the Travel Industry Economic and Jobs Impact of COVID-19

April 27th, 2020

16:01

Alarming initial statistics reflecting the massive loss of employment and revenue in the U.S. travel industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have only gotten worse. Tyler Davidson talks with Roger Dow, president …

What Will Hotels and Conferences Look Like Post-COVID-19?

April 21st, 2020

22:31

After COVID-19 is in the rear-view mirror, how will the meetings and hotel industry have changed forever? Meetings Today Contributing Editor Robert Nieminen discussed what this new world may look like with top designer …

Pro Tips for Working and Managing From Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

April 15th, 2020

23:47

The coronavirus crisis has led to a revolution in the workplace—at least temporarily—in which the office is now in workers’ homes.

Meetings Today’s …

A Las Vegas Coronavirus Comeback Story

April 8th, 2020

19:34

The hospitality and meetings industries are at a standstill as the COVID-19 crisis levels its crippling effect on travel and public gatherings of any size. Its top market, Las Vegas, is always a bellwether of the health …

Wellness in the Age of Coronavirus

April 3rd, 2020

17:09

How are you coping with the coronavirus pandemic? Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson talks with Kristine Iverson, owner and founder of wellness company CROW Practice, about strategies all of us can incorporate to calm the …

The Weekly Wrap: Coronavirus Risk Management and More

March 27th, 2020

12:48

Tyler Davidson checks in with meetings risk management expert Brenda Rivers to talk about the free on-demand Risk Management Primer: How to Protect Your Attendees and Organization From Disaster webinar she presented for …

The Weekly Wrap: Navigating the "Corona-coaster"

March 21st, 2020

12:04

COVID-19 has rocked the travel and meetings industry. Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks to Dare to Interrupt podcast host Courtney Stanley about how she and those she's talked with in the industry are navigating …

WHO Coronavirus Press Updates: The Impact on Meetings and Events

March 17th, 2020

27:35

Meetings Today blogger Joan Eisenstodt has been participating in many of the thrice-weekly COVID-19 press conferences from the World Health Organization (WHO). Here's what she found out from the experts fighting the …

Destination Spotlight: The Big Buzz in Milwaukee (2020)

March 6th, 2020

22:06

Danielle LeBreck and President & CEO of VISIT Milwaukee Peggy Williams-Smith talk about the event-packed year ahead for Milwaukee, new developments in the city, and all the best venues and offsites for meetings and …

Coronavirus Cancellation and Attrition Liability Must-Knows

March 3rd, 2020

23:27

Top meetings industry attorneys Joshua L. Grimes and Tyra Warner discuss the legal issues involved with cancelling a meeting due to coronavirus. …

Multicultural Meetings Musts From Marriott

March 2nd, 2020

22:38

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Seema Jain, director, multicultural affairs for Marriott International about the hotel giant's Culture …

On the Road: The Latest News on Caesars Forum

March 2nd, 2020

9:02

Danielle LeBreck stops by the “All Roads Lead to Caesars Forum” road show in Minneapolis, Minnesota to catch up with Lisa Messina—VP of Sales for …

The Weekly Wrap: Coronavirus Rocks the Travel World. Here's How You Can Protect Your Meetings Attendees and Organization

February 13th, 2020

10:06

Coronavirus has hit China hard, and it's difficult to get an accurate assessment of its severity because of the secrecy in that nation, although many …

Viva Las Vegas! What’s New in the World’s Biggest Meetings Destination

February 5th, 2020

30:58

Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson chats with Chris Meyer, vice president of global sales for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, about what’s new in the center of the meetings and events universe. Topics …

Meetings on the Beautiful Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

January 29th, 2020

25:29

Danielle LeBreck and Jill Vance, the director of sales for The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, take a deep dive on why this tranquil Southwest Florida destination is ideal for your next meeting. They cover its …

The Weekly Wrap: Introducing Our New 'Dare to Interrupt' Podcast!

January 15th, 2020

7:53

Meetings Today is proud to collaborate with Courtney Stanley, a women's empowerment leaders in the meetings and events industry. Meetings Today's …

The Weekly Wrap: Oracle Abandons San Francisco and Our Travels Down Under

December 12th, 2019

9:34

Oracle just announced it is pulling up stakes and moving its 60,000-strong OpenWorld conference from San Francisco to Las Vegas for the next three …

A Tour of Australia’s Enchanting Whitsunday Islands

December 11th, 2019

16:35

Lead destination content strategist Danielle LeBreck tours the Whitsundays, a collection of islands near the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern …

The Weekly Wrap: Remembering Patti Shock

December 5th, 2019

10:10

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson describes the impact Patti Shock has had on the meetings industry, through the eyes of the people she's impacted, including Joan Eisentsodt, Tyra Warner, MaryAnne Bobrow, Dan Cormany and …

The Case for Bringing Your Incentive Trips to Australia

December 3rd, 2019

12:35

Lead Destinations Content Strategist Danielle LeBreck sits down with Tourism Australia’s Penny Lion during Dreamtime 2019 in Perth, Australia, to chat about how Australian destinations can help you plan one-of-a-kind …

How to Incorporate Wellness Challenges in Your Meetings

November 26th, 2019

33:53

Heka Health's Tony Salah, an innovator of wellness challenges that have been incorporated at large meeting industry events such as IMEX America, PCMA Convening Leaders and ASAE's Annual Meeting, explains how meeting …

SOS! Industry Advocacy Needs Your Help!

November 14th, 2019

32:44

Meetings and hospitality veterans Joan Eisenstodt and Roger Rickard—no strangers to entering the fray when it comes to addressing hot-button issues and promoting industry advocacy and awareness—discuss the rather …

How Golf Events Are Evolving: From Meetings Today Live 2019

October 29th, 2019

3:11

Golfing is still a great way to conduct meetings and network. Learn some of the ways this outing has evolved and why scheduling your next golf event …

The Good Life: Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, Middleburg, Va.

October 22nd, 2019

19:42

Meetings Today Senior Contributor Jeff Heilman finds instant kinship and lasting memories at this exclusive group enclave in Virginia's horse and wine country. Check out Jeff's On the Scene story about his visit to the …

The Weekly Wrap: Laughter Yoga, Texas Barbecue, Selfie Pancakes and More!

October 10th, 2019

7:45

Meetings Today Vice President & Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson shares a few yuks from his Laughter Yoga story with Sarah Routman, as well as the best places in Texas for groups to get barbecue, searing your …

A Laugh Riot With Laughter Yoga Instructor Sarah Routman!

October 9th, 2019

8:28

Laughter yoga practitioner Sarah Routman shares a few yuks with Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson after her Laughter Lab session at IMEX America. Laughing loudly out of context, it seems, is a tonic that heals and …

The Weekly Wrap: Live From Victoria!

October 7th, 2019

7:14

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson offers up his experiences at Meetings Today Live! West in Victoria, British Columbia, and how this magical little …

Grand Ole Opry Adds Magic to Meetings

October 3rd, 2019

16:48

After a tour of Nashville's legendary Grand Ole Opry, Danielle LeBreck sat down to talk with tour operations manager Laura Leigh Jones Robertson about the famous country music venue's recently enhanced group tour …

Facial Recognition Impacts the Meetings Industry

October 2nd, 2019

5:04

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Trippus Event Solutions' Martin Klofver about his company's utilization of facial recognition technology

5 Minutes With Nashville Chef James Kerwin

October 1st, 2019

6:17

Little Fib at Renaissance Nashville Hotel aims to "put the supper back in supper time" through its modern take on comfort food classics.

Meetings Today's Danielle LeBreck sat down with Chef James Kerwin during a

Podcast from Paradise: Playa Cativo Lodge, Costa Rica

September 23rd, 2019

11:42

Well, almost. On a visit to NYC, Playa Cativo Sales and Marketing Director Cesar Vargas talks with Meetings Today Senior Contributor Jeff Heilman about all the temptations of this boutique beachfront eco-lodge …

Phoenix Rising With New Facilities and Flagship Features

September 19th, 2019

9:29

Tyler Davidson sat down at IMEX America with Jerry Harper, deputy director of the Phoenix Convention Center, to find out what's new in the destination and at the facility, as well as why the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is …

Washington D.C. Opens Up Its Offsite Event Options

September 17th, 2019

9:57

Tyler Davidson sat down with Destination DC President & CEO Elliott L. Ferguson at IMEX America 2019 to find out what exciting new offsite venues and developments are opening up options for meeting planners in the …

Atlantis Paradise Island and Chef José Andrés Help Bahamas Dorian Victims

September 12th, 2019

6:35

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson spoke with Atlantis Paradise Island's Christina Fischer at IMEX America about the luxury resort's ongoing charitable efforts to help Bahamians devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Listen for …

A Quick Update on Las Vegas' Most Anticipated Developments

September 12th, 2019

4:48

Meetings Today’s Kate Cripe talks with Steve Hill, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau, at IMEX America about some of the largest projects happening in Las Vegas now. Hill shares information of the Las …

IMEX 2019 Interview: SITE CMO Pádraic Gilligan Shares Incentive Travel Study Results

September 10th, 2019

11:38

The results are in, and the incentive segment is trending up, but what reward program winners desire is rapidly changing.

Meetings Today's Tyler …

IMEX 2019 Interview: Mike Massari Gives Caesars Forum Update

September 10th, 2019

5:33

Caesars Forum, the 550,000-square-foot conference center in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, is gearing up for its March 2020 opening. Meetings Today’s content developer Kate Cripe was on location at the facility for …

Sustainability Questions and Considerations for Convention Centers

September 4th, 2019

15:14

What should planners consider when selecting a sustainable city and convention center for their next event? What sustainability questions should they …

The Weekly Wrap: Charity Efforts, Destination Boycott Clause Blues and Win a Free Trip to Mexico!

September 2nd, 2019

11:48

Tyler Davidson details some of the top stories from Meetings Today, including how you can win an all-inclusive trip for two to Mexico's Riviera Maya just by submitting a photo of your recent meeting or event design …

Why You Should Use Digital Display Tech at Your Next Convention

August 26th, 2019

16:31

Danielle LeBreck talks digital display tech with Ted Arbeiter, the tech services coordinator at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota. Learn …

Taking the Mystery Out of Mindfulness: How Can It Benefit You Personally and Professionally?

August 13th, 2019

49:12

Mindfulness seems to be everywhere these days, grabbing our attention on magazine covers at the grocer’s checkout stand, in posts on our social media …

The Weekly Wrap: More Horrifying Meetings Disasters, F&B Cost Control and Special Effects

August 8th, 2019

8:12

Tyler Davidson details some of the top stories of the week from Meetings Today, including our latest installment of Meetings Horror Stories, Joan …

Brave New World: Disruption in the Meetings Industry

August 6th, 2019

21:18

Tyler Davidson talks with Alon Alroy, co-founder of cloud-based event management software company Bizzabo, about disruption in the meetings and …

Meetings Trendsetter Will Curran on AV Trends, #EventIcons and Critical Wi-Fi Knowledge

July 31st, 2019

31:27

Tyler Davidson chats with the trailblazing Will Curran, "chief event Einstein" at Endless Events and a meetings and events cross-platform content machine. Learn why podcasting is so important to meeting planners, and …

The Weekly Wrap: PCMA Partners With DI, Tips for Hosting a Hosted Buyer Event and Foot Care on the Road

July 25th, 2019

6:38

Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson details some of the top stories of the week, including big news from Destinations International’s Annual Conference, …

Hilton: 100 Years of Giving Back

July 23rd, 2019

17:58

Tyler Davidson talks with Hilton's Daniella Foster, senior director of corporate responsibility, and Carole Munroe, director of portfolio, loyalty …

The Weekly Wrap: A Broadcast on Podcasts, A Planner's Guide to Loyalty Points and a Cvent Event

July 18th, 2019

7:43

Editor Tyler Davidson talks about some of Meetings' Today's latest coverage, including stories on how to begin podcasting, hotel loyalty programs for meeting planners and news and a podcast episode from Cvent CONNECT.

Cvent CONNECT 2019: Interview With Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal

July 11th, 2019

7:10

Meetings Today Brand Director Jim Krotz checks in with Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal at Cvent CONNECT 2019, the event tech company’s annual conference …

Casual Sophistication Defines New Meeting Spaces at Gran Destino Tower

July 9th, 2019

12:36

While onsite for the grand opening of the new Gran Destino tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Danielle LeBreck sat down with Disney's Director of Convention Sales and Services, Amy Pfeiffer and Show Director at …

Why Hotel Fitness Centers Are Stepping Up Their Gym Game

July 8th, 2019

4:20

Sure, some hotels just put the gym into an empty guest room. Or it's a couple of machines in another room that was never meant to be a gym. But some travelers—including event attendees—have demanded more. In this …

How Plants Enhance Renaissance Schaumburg's Meeting Space

July 3rd, 2019

8:25

Chief Content Officer Christoph Trappe checked in with Drew Eckman, destination sales executive at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, to learn more about how the property is using plants and nature-inspired …

The LA Convention Center Expansion—in 3D!

July 2nd, 2019

6:20

Tyler Davidson discusses the massive Los Angeles Convention Center expansion project and what it means to the meetings industry with Discover Los Angeles' Darren Green and Paige Cram. The CVB is hitting the road with an …

Work-Life Balance: New Perspectives and Actionable Tips for Busy Planners

July 1st, 2019

22:18

That ever-elusive idea of work-life balance seems to be on everyone’s cluttered mind in today’s hectic world. Meetings Today’s Lori Tenny took a …

The CRN Hand-Off: How The Westin Michigan Avenue Delivers Personalized Meeting Experiences

July 1st, 2019

6:05

Christoph Trappe spoke with Keith Kehl, director of marketing and sales with The Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, about what it means to be part of Marriott's Convention & Resort Network (CRN) and the personalized …

4 Things to Ask the Chef About When Planning Your Event

June 28th, 2019

11:18

  

Christoph Trappe asked Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Executive Frank Sanchez to identify the things meeting planners should ask their …

Destination DC Leverages the U.S. Capital's Power

June 28th, 2019

21:51

Destination DC President and CEO Elliott Ferguson talks with Jeff Heilman about the sector-driven Connected Capital strategy for meetings, the real …

PCMA Clarifies Uncertainty About CEO Position

June 27th, 2019

24:41

News that PCMA CEO Sherrif Karamat, a Canadian citizen, has yet to obtain a post-hiring EB-2 Green Card, and that PCMA has posted his position on its job board, has led to a great deal of confusion at the association …

What Makes PCMA's EduCon Tick?

June 27th, 2019

10:42

Tyler Davidson sits down with Tonya Almond, vice president of knowledge and experience with PCMA, to find out how meeting planners can incorporate the successes of PCMA EduCon 2019 into their meetings.

EduCon is like a …

New Steelcase/PCMA Study Gets Into Attendees' Heads

June 27th, 2019

11:27

Tyler Davidson talks with Kim Condon and Lauren Bachynski, from furniture—and research!—company Steelcase about its new "5,000 People, 5,000 Personal …

How to Start Your Own Podcast NOW!

June 27th, 2019

16:53

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with podcasting veteran Mike McAllen, of Podcasting4Associations, on how and why organizations should jump into …

What Is It Like to Meet at the Las Vegas Convention Center?

June 24th, 2019

10:39

Meetings Today's Danielle LeBreck chatted with Chief Content Officer Christoph Trappe about the Las Vegas Convention Center after he attended the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) conference there in 2019.

Active Shooters: What Meeting Planners Must Know

June 20th, 2019

13:23

Tyler Davidson sits down with counterterrorism and security professional David Lau and risk management educator Alan Kleinfeld at MPI WEC 2019 to discuss what meeting and event planners as well as facility operators …

The Weekly Wrap: Michael Dominguez on the Move and a Whole Lotta MPI WEC 2019 News

June 20th, 2019

9:59

Meetings Today editors Tyler Davidson and Danielle LeBreck just returned from a content-producing frenzy at MPI WEC Toronto. Check out our coverage—all in one place!—on the Meetings Today website. And probably the …

WEC 2019: Exclusive Interview With MPI CEO Paul Van Deventer

June 19th, 2019

13:35

Tyler Davidson sat down with MPI CEO Paul Van Deventer at MPI WEC 2019 in Toronto following the association’s press conference. Van Deventer provided …

How Meeting Professionals Can Use PCMA's BEAM to Combat Data Overload

June 19th, 2019

19:32

At MPI's World Education Congress (WEC) in Toronto, Danielle LeBreck sat down with Sheriff Karamat, president and CEO of PCMA, to chat about the new data intelligence service BEAM and how meeting professionals can use …

Hilton's New Approach to Meeting Space Design

June 18th, 2019

21:12

The main theme of MPI's World Education Congress 2019 and many of its educational sessions is designing event experiences. For venues, this means taking a completely new approach to meeting space design. Adam Wueller, …

How Meeting Planners Can Fight Human Trafficking

June 18th, 2019

14:27

Tyler Davidson talks with representatives of MPAHT (Meeting Planners Against Human Trafficking) at MPI WEC 2019 about how planners and facilities can …

Cutting-Edge Event Tech at MPI WEC 2019

June 18th, 2019

12:34

What new tech will save you money and make your job planning meetings and events easier? Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson joins up with Dahlia El Gazzar, from Dahlia+, to explore the event tech offerings at MPI WEC's

Hot Event Trends With Michael Cerbelli

June 17th, 2019

10:33

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Michael Cerbelli, ringleader of Michael Cerbelli's The Hot List™, about the hottest new event products and performance trends, and how planners can incorporate them into their …

The Meeting Room of the Future

June 17th, 2019

16:18

IACC CEO Mark Cooper details findings from the 2019 Meeting Room of the Future Report, and explains how meetings and events will be transformed in the near future. This episode was recorded live at MPI WEC 2019.

The Weekly Wrap: Cvent's Buying Spree

June 14th, 2019

8:23

In this edition of Meetings Today's The Weekly Wrap, Tyler Davidson details stories on meetings tech giant Cvent's acquisition of DoubleDutch, Joan Eisenstodt's series on end-of-life event planners, a comprehensive …

New York City Keeps the Tourism Party Going

June 6th, 2019

19:00

From hosting the first-ever World Pride in the U.S. this June to major openings in all five boroughs, New York City is having a “monumental” 2019. Chris Heywood, SVP of Global Communications for NYC & Company, …

The Weekly Wrap: Meetings Horror Stories!

June 5th, 2019

9:19

Rampaging horses! Fallen doves! Banquet cheese that is not cheese at all! Check out our Meetings Horror Stories story on Meetings Today--you'll have to read it to believe it! Also: MGM layoffs, mini-toiletry bottle bans

Deborah Gardner: A Meetings Triple Threat

June 4th, 2019

26:03

Keynote speaker. Meeting planner. Hotel sales professional. Deborah Gardner has done it all, and shares her nearly 30 years of meetings industry knowledge and trends predictions with Meetings Today Vice President & …

The Weekly Wrap: Rooftop Meeting Venues and MGM Scuttles Boston Plans

May 30th, 2019

10:11

 

Vice President and Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson discusses some of the top developments in the meetings industry on MeetingsToday.com, including our June cover story about stellar rooftop event venues and MGM …

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club: History and Commission Flexibility

May 28th, 2019

7:39

Meetings Today Contributor Jennifer Juergens sits down with Craig Schoninger, director of marketing at northeast Florida’s Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and The Lodge & Club, to discuss the fascinating history of the …

The Weekly Wrap: Abortion-Law Destination Bans

May 28th, 2019

8:33

In our newly rebranded weekly podcast covering some of the top stories from Meetings Today, editor Tyler Davidson highlights an article on what could …

Hard Rock Tunes Up The World's First Guitar Hotel and Other High Notes

May 22nd, 2019

14:41

Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming, talks about major expansion in South Florida, hitting the right chord with …

Laws Governing Service Animals

May 21st, 2019

25:08

The Military Reunion Network's Sharon Danitschek explains how her company and its military veteran attendees accommodate service animals at their meetings. She also shares information about how her meeting planner …

Destination Spotlight: Meeting in Anaheim

May 20th, 2019

20:54

In this edition of Destination Spotlight, I chat with Christoph Trappe and Sandra Fancher—who work for Stamats, our corporate parent—about their recent trip to Anaheim for a meeting. We discuss the best airports serving …

The Wednesday Wrap: The Free Drinks Edition!

May 16th, 2019

7:25

Meetings Today Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson discusses a new event app download lure—free drinks! Plus a first look at new software that may eliminate the need to hire translation services and rent equipment and …

Seaview, A Dolce Hotel: A Garden State Classic Blooms Again

May 13th, 2019

14:48

Completing an $18 million refresh, Galloway, New Jersey's historic Seaview is a group sanctuary with perennial appeal. Mike Tidwell, director of …

A Look at Meetings in the Tampa Riverwalk Area

May 10th, 2019

5:57

I stayed on the Tampa Riverwalk during a trip to southern Florida in 2019 and of course couldn't pass on the opportunity to share some updates that …

World's Largest Marriott Continues to Exceed Expectations

May 9th, 2019

14:51

From oversized balconies to fresh greens grown on-site, Destination Sales Executive Marc Alexander describes several of the top-notch amenities meeting and event planners can expect to find at the Orlando World Center …

The Wednesday Wrap: Of Death and Marijuana

May 8th, 2019

10:41

Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson reviews the week's most interesting stories, including a discussion on the joys and challenges of being an end-of-life event planner, the news that Las Vegas approved pot …

What Meeting Planners Need to Know About the Four Seasons Orlando Walt Disney

May 8th, 2019

7:42

Meetings Today Lead Destinations Content Strategist, Danielle LeBreck, is in Orlando this week to review offerings for meeting and event planners. Here's a quick overview of what the Four Seasons Orlando Walt Disney can …

The Role of Influencers at Today's Trade Shows

May 3rd, 2019

12:18

Coverings 2019, a global stone and tile expo, is utilizing a modern marketing technique: influencers. Staff writer Adrian Thompson chats with Becca Sass, account supervisor for Coverings social media, on working with  …

Music Licensing: Don't Get Fined for Your Event Tunes!

May 1st, 2019

23:57

Tyler Davidson talks with Michael Owen, a 30-year meetings and events industry veteran who has also worked in the entertainment industry for half a century, about why planners need to secure music licensing through …

The Wednesday Wrap: Marriott's Film Challenge and a Life-Saving App

May 1st, 2019

13:37

Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson details his story and video about Marriott's CRN's bold 48-Hour Film Challenge, shot in Vancouver and event …

Graduate Providence: A Smart Choice for Events

April 25th, 2019

9:32

Providence’s grande dame Biltmore Hotel recently got an A+ renovation from Graduate Hotels. Meetings Today Senior Contributor Jeff Heilman checks in with Scott Williams, general manager of the Graduate Providence, to …

The Wednesday Wrap: Measles Outbreak in L.A.!

April 24th, 2019

10:43

Following the recent announcement of a measles exposure in Los Angeles and at LAX, five cases in the county have been confirmed. Learn how to protect …

Sustainable Meetings Tips With MeetGreen's Nancy Zavada

April 22nd, 2019

14:13

Earth Day Special! Tyler Davidson talks with leading green meetings expert Nancy Zavada about simple ways meeting planners can make their events more sustainable. Plus, the hottest sustainable F&B trends!

Enjoying …

Event Tech Best Practices With Jon Trask

April 19th, 2019

28:55

Learn the A-to-Z of event tech and AV. Tyler Davidson talks with tech expert Jon Trask, who details his related event tech best practices primer …

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With New Providence Warwick CVB CEO Kristen Adamo

April 19th, 2019

18:53

The Providence Warwick CVB named Kristen Adamo its new president and CEO. Meetings Today Senior Contributor Jeff Heilman had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with Adamo to discuss her new post as well as the …

The Wednesday Wrap: Fire Safety Tips and the Rise of Bleisure Travel

April 17th, 2019

7:02

Tyler Davidson reviews some of the week's top stories, including his piece on fire safety, Lori Tenny's stress-busting tips from top wellness speakers and Danielle LeBreck's report on the rise of "bleisure" travel.

Get …

The Wednesday Wrap: Stupid Questions and a Free Marijuana (Story)

April 10th, 2019

12:52

Tyler Davidson delves into the week's events and Meetings Today coverage, including Joan Eisenstodt's blog on some of the stupid questions planners and suppliers have heard and an interview with a planner of major …

Lip-Smacking Vegas Foodie Options With the VIP Touch

April 8th, 2019

19:23

Meetings Today Senior Contributor Jeff Heilman does a deep dive on the Vegas food scene for groups with insider Donald Contursi, founder of award-winning Lip Smacking Foodie Tours.

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In Its Anniversary Year, Westgate Las Vegas Resort Casino Looks To The Future

April 5th, 2019

14:23

Meetings Today Senior Contributor Jeff Heilman talks to Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino's Director of PR and Community Affairs Gordon Prouty about the historic Elvis residency, staying competitive and life after …

The Wednesday Wrap: Now With More Elvis!

April 3rd, 2019

13:29

Tyler Davidson talks about some of the major stories Meetings Today has covered this week, including puppies at meetings, a controversial new teambuilding program and a fresh podcast on Elvis Presley and the Westgate …

March Madness: Checking in on What's New With Greensboro

April 1st, 2019

11:35

Meetings Today's Christoph Trappe was in Greensboro for an NCAA Women's Basketball Elite 8 March Madness tournament game (Iowa vs. Baylor). While there, he checked in with Henri Fourrier, president of the Greensboro CVB

The Wednesday Wrap: SEARCH Foundation, John and Yoko, Spring Wellness Rituals

March 27th, 2019

11:35

Spring Is Here! And John and Yoko Love You!

Tyler Davidson details a week’s worth of some of the most interesting stories, including John and Yoko’s love nest, an amazing hospitality industry charity and Deb Gee’s …

American Airlines Extends Cancellations of 737 MAX Flights and What It Means for Your Next Event

March 22nd, 2019

7:59

In a statement on Sunday, American Airlines announced it will be extending flight cancellations through April 24, 2019, as it waits for information …

The Wednesday Wrap 03.20.19

March 20th, 2019

11:21

Meetings Today Vice President and Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson details his exclusive access to shadow Marriott’s CRN 48-Hour Film Challenge, …

Bleisure Travelers Take Note: Brazil Is Now Easier to Visit

March 19th, 2019

6:45

According to a press release from VisitBrasil.com, the official Brazilian tourism website, the South American country will soon be allowing visitors from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan to travel to and from the …

the DOUGLAS Goes to the Movies

March 18th, 2019

13:56

Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson interviews Marion Harper Treskin, general manager of the dual-branded JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, An …

Marriott CRN and the 48-Hour Film Challenge

March 15th, 2019

19:52

Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson talks to the key players behind Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network’s “crazy” idea of holding the 48-Hour Film …

The Wednesday Wrap 03.13.19

March 13th, 2019

11:11

Meetings Today Vice President and Chief Content Director details the latest news in the meetings industry, including Meetings Today’s coverage of International Women’s Dayand the growing storm surrounding Boeing’s 737 …

The Wednesday Wrap 03.06.19

March 6th, 2019

13:47

On the first Wednesday Wrap, Tyler Davidson talks about major events in the meetings industry and what Meetings Today has been working on, including his March 2019 cover story on San Franciso's work to help its homeless …

Kalahari Resort Reveals Sneak Peek of Expanded Dells Convention Center

March 1st, 2019

9:10

The Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, home to America's largest indoor waterpark, just got bigger. The resort's freshly expanded convention center, which includes an additional 112,000 square feet of meeting space, …

Marriott's 5 Key Meetings Trends and Mastermind

February 6th, 2019

23:08

Tyler Davidson explores Marriott International's collaboration with the PCMA Foundation on their "Trends for the Future of Meetings" project. …

Javier Cano On the Star Power of L.A. Live

February 4th, 2019

6:25

Tyler Davidson sits down with Javier Cano, vice president and market general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and The JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE about how L.A. LIVE has transformed a once-neglected …

3 Major Mistakes Meeting Planners Must Avoid, From a Marriott Veteran

February 1st, 2019

8:19

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Marriott meetings and conventions veteran Alex Shotwell about three critical mistakes that can derail a meeting.

Enjoying this episode? View more episodes of the Meetings Today …

Taking to the Water in San Diego

January 29th, 2019

9:10

Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson explores the many water-based activity options for groups visiting San Diego, with Blaine Amidei of DMC company Access. In San Diego there's water, water everywhere, so get your …

Atlanta Super Bowl Fever!

January 28th, 2019

11:35

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Mark Vaughan, executive vice president and chief sales officer for the Atlanta CVB, about how the destination is gearing up for Super Bowl LIII, and what it means for meetings …

Airport Travel Tips During the Government Shutdown

January 25th, 2019

14:59

Sarah Kloepple and Christoph Trappe discuss recent airport travel experiences during the government shutdown and provide tips for navigating security and reducing stress for everyone. Remember to be nice to TSA workers!

The Mid-Century Modern Mania of Palm Springs!

January 23rd, 2019

24:40

Richard Hovel, Mid-Century Modern expert and owner/manager at the Palm Springs' Desert Star vacation rental complex, discusses with Meetings Today’s …

The Advantages of a Two-Story Exhibit Booth

January 21st, 2019

5:19

Staff Writer Sarah Kloepple talks with Becky Andrzejak, exhibit and events manager for Johnson Controls, at AHR Expo in Atlanta about why her …

Hilton's First 100 Years

January 18th, 2019

8:25

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Frank Passanante, Senior Vice President of Hilton Worldwide Sales - Americas, about the iconic brand's …

Government Shutdown: What Planners Need to Know

January 16th, 2019

14:13

Michelle Milligan, president of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals National (SGMP), discusses with Meetings Today the impact of the U.S. federal government shutdown on meeting planners and the meetings …

Destination DC’s Elliott Ferguson on the Government Shutdown and D.C. Happenings

January 9th, 2019

9:21

Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson talks with Destination DC chief Elliott Ferguson about the federal government shutdown and how Washington, D.C., is navigating it. They also discuss hot spots for planners and …

F&B Trends, Preferences and Food Allergy Musts

January 2nd, 2019

22:05

Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson talks with Thrive! Meetings & Events’ Tracy Stuckrath about what planners need to know about F&B preferences, restrictions and how to make sure attendees who have allergies are …

Saving Money on AV and How to Deal With Internet Outages

December 3rd, 2018

20:41

Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson discusses the “what-ifs” regarding internet connectivity and audiovisual services following reports that CenturyLink …

Sweethearts (and True Stars) of the Grand National Rodeo

November 5th, 2018

11:13

Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson saddled up for behind-the-scenes access to the Grand National Rodeo, held in mid-October 2018 at the Cow Palace, in …

Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Meetings Industry

November 1st, 2018

24:47

Meetings Today’s Lori Tenny discusses sexual harassment and strategies to combat it in the hospitality and meetings industries with Michael Massari, …

It’s All Good: Sustainability and Wellness at IMEX America

November 1st, 2018

22:51

Amid the high-energy hustle of IMEX America, Meetings Today’s Lori Tenny takes a breather in the Be Well Lounge with Dale Hudson, knowledge and …

Trippus Event Solutions' Martin Klofver on Event Tech Trends

October 31st, 2018

12:21

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson sits down with Trippus Event Solutions' Martin Klofver at IMEX America to talk about his eminently easy to use …

LGBT+ Issues in the Meetings Industry With Charles Chan Massey

October 31st, 2018

16:32

Meetings Today Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson discusses LGBT+ issues in the meetings industry with Charles Chan Massey, a 30-year meetings industry veteran and advocate who remembers the "secret handshake" days. …

Candid Stories and Strategies on Sexual Harassment From Women in the Meetings Industry

October 31st, 2018

30:40

Meetings Today's Lori Tenny sat down with a meeting planner, a changemaker and a major industry leader at IMEX America in Las Vegas to have a candid conversation about sexual harassment in the meetings industry and how …

Cvent Acquires Social Tables: Exclusive Interview With Social Tables' Dan Berger

October 31st, 2018

10:44

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Dan Berger about the game-changing sale of his meeting facilitation solution, Social Tables, to industry …

Trends! Trends! Trends! With SmithBucklin's Carol McGury

October 31st, 2018

14:07

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson runs down the latest meetings trends with Carol McGury, EVP, Events & Education Services for SmithBucklin, …

How Extending a Runway Helped Bring Events to Hilton Head

October 31st, 2018

7:20

Christoph Trappe chats with Jack Reed, director of sales with the Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau, about the impact of increased …

F&B Trends With Caesars Entertainment's Michele Polci

October 24th, 2018

21:28

Tyler Davidson interviews Michele Polci, director of citywide catering sales for Caesars Entertainment, about catering trends at IMEX America.

Are …

Planning a Successful Event With Artificial Intelligence

October 17th, 2018

15:42

Vice President of Digital Innovation at Aventri Brian Friedman joined Meetings Today at IMEX America in Las Vegas for a conversation on artificial intelligence, which Friedman believes can help planners create a …

Need to Know Tips for Booking Your Next Speaker

October 10th, 2018

32:53

Meetings Today Vice President & Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson and Chief Content Engagement Director and speaker Christoph Trappe talk with Christine Ahanotu, booking agent with AE Speakers, about the most …

Omni Update: Innovative Design & New Additions

October 3rd, 2018

37:31

Vice President & Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson talks with Omni Hotels & Resorts' Dan Surette, senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Laura Trussel McKoy, creative director and vice president …

Cutting-Edge Meetings Trends From Event Manager Blog’s Julius Solaris

September 12th, 2018

29:39

One of the brightest lights and biggest thinkers in the meetings and events industry, Event Manager Blog editor and author Julius Solaris, joins …

Duty of Care – Keeping Safe in Trying Times

September 5th, 2018

32:11

Protect the safety of your attendees and the legal liability for the organization you plan for before, during and after an event via a sound risk mitigation strategy. Hear what risk management and duty of care expert …

ASAE’s Secrets to Success – Managing the Annual Logistics

August 15th, 2018

26:43

ASAE, the “association of associations,” provides a learning laboratory for association planners and others at its annual events. Join Meetings Today and ASAE’s Amy Ledoux, SVP, Meetings and Expositions, to discover how …

Geek Out! – Mensa’s Innovative Non-Dues Strategy

August 8th, 2018

33:14

Meetings Today Podcast host Tyler Davidson checks in from ASAE's Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago and investigates the meeting and association strategies of some of the most intelligent people on Earth—Mensa. …

Navigating Chaos – Travel Tips for When Your Airport Falters

August 1st, 2018

15:25

The security lapse that caused the evacuation of Germany’s Frankfurt Airport resulted in the predictable level of chaos when a major global hub goes …

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