Hyatt Vice President of Global Sales for the Americas Gus Vonderheide talks Hyatt's reverse perspective on meetings, big data and what's next for the brand.
Mary Manier has spent the last 35 years working with Experience Grand Rapids in her home state of Michigan. Even after all that time, she's not done yet.
In need of a dose of motivation? Let Elon Musk's encounters with failure inspire you to never give up and always work to achieve your goals.
Preparing a vegan menu a The Humane Society of the United States dinner meant The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort chef had to get creative.
Lessons learned at a pastry internship have paid off for planner Meagan Catafi, now with California Police Chiefs Association.
With spring 2017 upon us, the latest set of hotel builds, restorations and renovations emerge.
The Lake George area is going through a rebirth, with exciting new properties offering unique meeting spaces, experiences and top-notch accommodations.
After 30 years of Dragon Con, Pat Henry, founder and president of Dragon Con Inc., discusses the identity of the cosplay convention and how it's evolved.
Light-up wristbands, virtual reality experiences and HD video walls helped draw record foot traffic to these innovative trade show booths.
These lavish Las Vegas restaurants will wow your crew with VIP treatment, tasty dishes and over-the-top amenities. It's Vegas, after all!
Culinary Misfits, Imperfect Produce and Flourish Foods are on a mission to reduce food waste by serving rejected, ugly produce.
After 15 years running the Detroit Sports Commission, Dave Beachnau is promoted to help draw more meetings to Motor City.
The better you get to know your attendees, the more value you can bring to your association. Therein lies the value of adopting design thinking.
These four salads are anything but bland, elevating iceberg and spinach with innovative presentations and interesting flavors.
As one of the oldest cities in the world, modern Jerusalem is rebranding itself as a high-tech destination and an attractive convention city.
Pat Losinski, CEO of Columbus Metropolitan Library, shares how the city attracted International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
Sugarwish, a virtual candy store allowing recipients to customize a box of treats and have it shipped to their door, is a sweet tool for suppliers.
Create camaraderie, tempt taste buds and make memories with these group dining experiences that are anything but ordinary.
Desk accessories like candles and paperclips become pretty necessities for making your workspace cozy, quaint and productive.
Edgar Zamora, president and CEO of Revelry Event Designers in Los Angeles, says fashion dictates; design follows. Here are his tips for trendy event decor.
Cakes are restaking their claim on the dessert table with reflective glazes, innovative shapes and wild designs. These playful cake trends are here to
Each year, Connect highlights the 40 Under 40: an esteemed group of meeting planners, sales managers, chefs, marketers and other event professionals.
APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin discusses the effort to save a climate change conference after the CDC pulled out as host.
Adam Sax, CEO of The Sky Guys-turned-event planner, talks launching the International UAV Show in Canada.
It’s impossible to predict for certain what President Trump means for meetings. We speculate on the potential paths ahead.
Greg Lepesh, the new executive chef at Asilomar Conference Grounds, talks what's trending in palate- and people-pleasing event F&B.
Take inspiration from the eccentric, weeklong Burning Man festival with these creative and surprisingly easy-to-implement ideas.
Featuring a dramatic location on sparkling San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is an inspiring destination for meetings, events, and celebrations.
Visit Dallas President and CEO Phillip Jones makes a business case against the controversial SB 6 to Texas lawmakers.
Sociologist Dr. Josh Packard identifies four areas planners should focus on to win back the “dones”—those who have become disillusioned with organizations.
Prices for coffee, a meeting essential, can burn your budget if you don’t plan accordingly.
Justin Bolognino is founder and creative director of META in Brooklyn, New York, and has worked with the likes of Twitter, Google, Spotify and SoulCycle.
A movement started by USTA president and CEO Roger Dow encourages Americans to use their vacation days and celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day.
Here are seven products and services on the cutting edge of event tech.
Opening soon at BWI Marshall Airport, ROAM Fitness will offer cardio and strength-training equipment plus high-end amenities to wellness-minded travelers.
Smart TVs, electronic check-in and robots are becoming the norm in high-tech hotels across the country, especially appealing to millennial and Gen Z guests.