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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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
How to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day 2019 February 28, 2019 | By Meetings Mean BusinessLooking for ways to participate in the industry’s global day of advocacy? It’s not too late to get involved! Consider the five ideas below, inspired... READ MORE
Paving the Way Forward January 30, 2019 | By Trina Camacho-London, Vice President of Global Group Sales at Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Co-Chair of Meetings Mean Business2018 was a banner year for the Meetings Mean Business Coalition. In 2019, we’re building on our successes and reinforcing our mission of promoting... READ MORE