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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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.
Acting Now Matters: How MMBC is Driving Efforts to Pave the Way for Recovery April 22, 2020 | By Nan Marchand Beauvois, Managing Director, MMBCWhat unprecedented times we’re living in right now. I’m not sure any of us could have predicted this crisis or the extent to which industries would... READ MORE
Twitter Chat: Industry Professionals Talk Community Action and Advocacy Amid COVID-19 April 20, 2020 | Meetings Mean BusinessOn Thursday, April 16, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition co-hosted a Twitter Chat with Smart Meetings. The chat was well-attended, with industry... READ MORE
10 Coronavirus Crisis Communication Tips March 11, 2020 | By Alex Plaxen, Vice President at Nifty Method Marketing & EventsThe coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is evolving rapidly, making clear communication between industry professionals, attendees and all those impacted... READ MORE
MMB Ambassadors: Advocating for Our Industry’s Value in 2020 January 31, 2020 | By Trina Camacho-London, Vice President, Global Group Sales, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and MMBC Co-ChairAs we begin 2020, an election year in the U.S., advocating for face-to-face meetings and events is all the more important. We know that storytelling... READ MORE