Visit Baltimore and CEO Tom Noonan are banking on a new festival, Light City, to transform the city’s brand to be synonymous with innovation. Read More

How to Break Down Dietary Restrictions

Tracy Stuckrath breaks down the most common dietary requests and provide tips to manage them. Read More

Site Visit: Perdido Beach Resort

Perdido Beach Resort can coordinate teambuilding activities ranging from neon night volleyball to beach olympics. Read More

Visit Baltimore and CEO Tom Noonan are banking on a new festival, Light City, to transform the city’s brand to be synonymous with innovation. Read More

Down to earth and easygoing, Tom Corcoran has built his Chicago-based business over the past 25 years on personal connections and service. Read More

In an open letter, Consumer Electronics Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro backs a proposal to expand the major meetings venue. Read More

Connect produces this annual list of industry leaders, which you can use to get to know destination and organization influencers on a different level. Read More

The terrorist attacks in Paris struck a nerve in this country, which is still grappling with Islam’s role in society nearly 15 years after Sept. 11. We asked five planners from faith-based/cultural organizations for their perspective. Read More

Using liquid nitrogen to craft attention-getting foods is not a new concept, but when done right—and with the proper precautions—it can be a real crowd-pleaser at events. Read More

Improve your skills and your results by following this advice, preparing and practicing. Read More

Marriott and Starwood merger creates the world’s largest hotel company. Read More

This weekend’s tragic events in Paris underscore the dangers surrounding meetings. Here is our three-part series addressing events security. Read More

The industry veteran earns a top honor for advocating for associations, meeting planning and her native Texas. Read More

To celebrate Veterans Day, we spoke with a handful of military veterans who now serve others in the hospitality industry. Read More

Three planners share what Veterans Day means to them, personal connections to those who served and why all of us in this industry should never forget the debt we owe the military. Read More

On Veterans Day, we asked Collinson Media & Events’ VP of Marketplaces Patrick Higgins to reflect on the impact his military service has today. Read More

Selecting wine for groups can be a headache, but it doesn’t have to be. Adem Sash and Jill Davis, both somms and wine directors on top of the vino game at Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, decant some myths behind the process. Read More

In this final installment of a three-part series on security, we examine the importance of creating a manual in case of emergency. Read More

Heed this risk management advice from industry veterans before organizing your next event. Read More

Go Meet, Wyndham’s new meeting planner loyalty program, has no blackout dates, earning caps or property limits. Three planners weigh in on its usefulness. Read More

Joyce Martinez, Meet Puerto Rico’s vice president of business development and sales, discusses how the CVB has adapted to a PR challenge. Read More

Here’s an outline of what you need to make sure is in any risk management playbook. Read More

One restaurant owner’s decision to end tipping ignites a new debate over an age-old practice. It’s another in a growing list of social issues edging into meetings. Read More

When teamwork means two people sharing a job, having a joint title and being available to clients 24/7, what exactly does that entail? Read More

The World Health Organization says bacon and red meat cause cancer, so you may have no choice but to stick with the old meetings standby. Read More

Don’t count on Uncle Sam to do too much if a problem arises at an event overseas, but U.S. embassies can help in some regards. Read More

To favorite or retweet? That is the question. Here’s one expert’s breakdown on the best ways to use Twitter’s tools. Read More

Tracy Stuckrath breaks down the most common dietary requests and provide tips to manage them. Read More

As you prepare to fly for the holidays, consider a new study that rates the most germ-infested areas on an airplane. Read More

Mexico’s Pacific coast is bracing for Hurricane Patricia to hit this Friday evening. Here’s how a few resorts in the Puerto Vallarta area are preparing. Read More

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is about providing an experience from start to finish, for everyone from celebrities to meeting attendees. Read More

Blood is better than cash at the Transylvania-based Untold Festival, which gave free day passes to attendees in exchange for a pint of blood. Read More

The cloud-based platform cuts out much of the hassle of creating name tags. Read More

The Westin Denver Airport, a new 519-room hotel, conveniently shares its grounds with DEN. Read More

Our Kelsey Ogletree came to IMEX America knowing that’s where business gets done. But she learned there’s much more to the trade show than sales pitches. Read More

These two Marriott properties, next to Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, cater to association groups. Read More

There is no more important job for a planner than ensuring a hotel, conference room or convention center is a safe zone for attendees. Read More

Big-box distributors carry a stigma for some farm-to-table chefs who rely exclusively on products from local farmers, but remain the most economical and efficient option for catering and events. Read More

In honor of Global Hand-Washing Day, here are three ways planners can encourage hygiene and prevent illness at meetings. Read More

An $85 million renovation of a 1907 building has yielded the 304-room Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown. Read More