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 Meetings Industry Advocates to Contact Local Legislators May 31, 2018 | By Meetings Mean BusinessAs an advocate for the meetings industry, you know that meetings create stronger personal connections, generate positive business outcomes and build... READ MORE
A Look Back at GMID 2018 April 28, 2018 | By Meetings Mean BusinessOn April 12th, thousands of meeting professionals, industry leaders and third-party allies joined together for the third annual Global Meetings... READ MORE
5 Tips to Host an Effective Global Meetings Industry Day Event March 14, 2018 | By Megan Martin, Senior Meeting Manager at National Conference of State LegislaturesAs a three-time Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) event host, I look forward each year to planning an event that lets me demonstrate the real... READ MORE
New Study Proves It: Face-to-Face Meetings Mean Business for the U.S. Economy February 26, 2018 | By Nan Marchand Beauvois, managing director of Meetings Mean BusinessIn an age of Skype, social media and conference calls, many have come to assume that face-to-face business meetings and business events like industry... READ MORE
The Year Ahead January 30, 2018 | By Julie Coker Graham, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and Co-chair of Meetings Mean Business2018 will be an important year for the Meetings Mean Business Coalition. True to our mission, we will mobilize industry advocates to engage leaders... READ MORE
What’s Worth Meeting About to Me December 14, 2017 | By Meetings Mean BusinessLast month, we unveiled our first Worth Meeting About case study. Our author, Claire Repass shared personal examples of how face-to-face meetings... READ MORE