VIDEO – Two leading event planners talk about how to get personal with attendees and figuring out what you can offer at your events to appeal to changing preferences. Read More

MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer and Chairman of the Board Kevin Kirby say the key to growth is building a stronger reputation in the larger business marketplace. Read More

VIDEO – Two leading event planners talk about how to get personal with attendees and figuring out what you can offer at your events to appeal to changing preferences. Read More

Marriott’s Janine Falvo, executive chef of Renaissance Long Beach, shares some ideas for how to change the F&B status quo at your events. Read More

VIDEO – In this episode of the Insider Series, three event planners talk about how technology has changed what they do as event planners and how it’s altered their meetings. Read More

At least 20 planners have cancelled events at the Beverly Hills Hotel after its owner, the Sultan of Brunei, implemented the controversial Sharia Law. But taking a stand on social issues is risky business for groups caught in the middle of a controversy. Read More

Connect Senior Editor Matt Swenson was on-site at MPI’s 2014 World Education Congress in Minneapolis in August, and he left with four key takeaways on the state of the meetings industry. Read More

Janine Falvo, executive chef of Renaissance Long Beach and one-time contest on “Top Chef,” sums up the prevailing F&B trends at meetings in three words: fresh, local and healthy. Read More

Some places renovate hotels. Buffalo is renovating the entire city. Read More

VIDEO – El Gazzar is an advocate for implementing advanced technologies into events, and she talks about the new tools that are fundamentally changing the event planning process. Read More