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.


Telling our value story is an integral part of the work we do. By partnering with MMB to write a Sidebar Blog post, you can help bring the coalition’s key messages and proof points to life. Contact to learn about authoring a post.

Adding Industry Advocacy to Your New Year’s Resolutions December 19, 2019 | Meetings Mean BusinessAs we close 2019 and open the door to a new year, and decade, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the wealth of possibilities and opportunities... READ MORE
3 Simple Steps to Sharing Our Industry’s Value October 30, 2019 | Meetings Mean BusinessStorytelling – it’s a skill that everyone, from children to seasoned professionals, utilizes day-to-day. Stories that captivate an audience and share... READ MORE
The Advantages of Face-to-face Negotiations September 30, 2019 | By Alexis Kereluk, Partner, ConnectSeven GroupIn today’s world, most professionals juggle long-distance working relationships. We collaborate with people across time zones, countries and cultures... READ MORE
Elevating the Events Industry August 31, 2019 | By Marin Bright, Founder and CEO of Smart MeetingsIt’s time for the meetings and events industry to move from the backroom to the boardroom. We know that face-to-face plays a critical role in... READ MORE
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).