Sidebar Blog

Welcome to the Sidebar Blog – a place for MMB coalition members and industry partners to discuss industry trends, major events and advocacy efforts.


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How to Cure Covid Brain June 7, 2021 | JT Long, Editorial Director, Bright Business Media (Smart Meetings)*Originally posted on “We are social animals. Not only do social activities benefit our moods, but they help our thinking and... READ MORE
ADMEI's Evolution of the DMC: Renewing Business Relationships with Deeper Trust, Transparency and Understanding May 24, 2021 | Lorenzo Pignatti, DMCP Founder & President TERRAEVENTS ADMEI President 2021/22During the Pandemic and over a very difficult time in our industry, ADMEI spent time addressing the issues the DMC world encountered as a consequence... READ MORE
Global Meetings Industry Day 2021 March 18, 2021 | Meetings Mean Business Every April, Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) brings the industry together to showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows,... READ MORE
A Note From an Event Professional: Making the Most of Our Time With Little to No Events March 8, 2021 | Taylor Cortolillo, Director, Events and Awards at Ohio National Financial Services, MMB AmbassadorThe COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the careers of event professionals. For many, it continues to do so. While some events are proceeding with... READ MORE
Raising the Bar: How Our Industry is Creating a Safe Environment for In-Person Meetings and Events August 28, 2020 | Meetings Mean BusinessThe Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) and industry partners are showing the world that it is possible for businesses to hold safe in-person... READ MORE
Travel Industry Calls on Congress to Freeze Federal Per Diem Rates August 21, 2020 | Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association; Fred Dixon, President and CEO, NYC & Company and MMBC Co-ChairIt’s no secret that this year has been tremendously difficult on practically every sector of the hard-hit travel economy.