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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Speakers and Meeting Professionals: Working Together to Drive Better Business Results July 18, 2019 | By Deborah Gardner, CMP, President of DG International, LLC; Founder & Researcher for Meetings TalkThroughout my career in the meetings industry over the past three decades, I have been honored to attend or participate in many events, both as a... READ MORE
Bridging the Gap: Why All Event Planners Should Embrace Sustainability June 20, 2019 | By Carol Porter, CMP, CMM, Event Planner at Sustainable MeetingsThis article was originally published by MPI (Meeting Professionals International).
4 Tips for Engaging Key Audiences at Your Next Event May 31, 2019 | By Sam Bhandarkar, CMP, Event Placement Director of LRP Publications, Inc.This year, I was fortunate to work with the team at my hometown DMO, Discover the Palm Beaches, as they developed their inaugural external facing... READ MORE
The Advantages of Human Interaction in the Digital Age April 24, 2019 | By Neha M. Shah, Director at the Pittsboro-Siler City Convention & Visitors BureauIn today’s digitally-driven society, it may seem like fewer personal connections are being made as people increasingly communicate by phone and email... READ MORE
GMID in a Jiffy: How to Participate Without Leaving the Office April 3, 2019 | By Meetings Mean BusinessThe clock may be ticking, but there’s still time for your organization to plan its own Global Meetings Industry Day event! All GMID events, big or... READ MORE
What to Expect from GMID 2019 March 13, 2019 | By Megan Martin, CMP, MPAOne day, one industry, one voice; that is what you can expect from Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) in 2019. Year over year, the Meetings Means... READ MORE