Beacon Technology Is About to Explode at Properties: Are You Ready for Them?

Prediction From: Corbin Ball, Founder, Corbin Ball and Associates iBeacons are very low-power, low cost, Bluetooth (BLE – Bluetooth Low Energy) transmitters with up to a 150 foot (50 meter) range. iBeacons can interact and share information with Apple and later model Android mobile device apps. This Internet of Things (IoT) technology holds great promise […]

[WEBINAR] This is Why the GRAMMYs Use Digital Check-In for their Events

Have you ever wondered how the Grammys successfully hosts high-profile events, year after year? We went backstage with The GRAMMYs’ Adrian Diaz, Director of Ticketing and learned how they planned VIP events with the help of event technology. In this 30 minute webinar, we… Learned why technology is important to The Recording Academy’s high-profile events […]

[Survey] How Can Site Inspections Better Serve Properties and Planners?

We’re creating the most comprehensive survey around site inspections that has ever been assembled. We are compiling this information for both planners and properties, and here’s why: For Planners: To better understand how planners like you, and the properties you work with can make this critical aspect of events and meetings more collaborative. For Properties: […]

Will Company Culture Be the Market Differentiator for Properties in 2016? We Think So.

Prediction From: David Peckinpaugh, President, Maritz Travel, Co-Chair, Meetings Mean Business Properties that focus on the dual bottom-line will significantly outperform all others, means that an equal focus on financial performance and people will be the driving force behind a property’s success. This surmising may seem subjective, until you consider the following: On average, revenue […]

Why Baseline Competency of Technology Will be Critical to Group Business Success in 2016

Prediction From: Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, Chief Executive Officer, The Convention Industry Council, and Tahira Endean, Event Producer, #BCTECH Summit, BC Innovation Council Kotowski: Everyone is moving into the technology business, whether they realize or not. Meeting professionals can no longer rely on having a consultant to help them, especially as it pertains to the […]

Inclusion in the Process: What Millennials Want From Meetings and Events

In recent years, Millennials have become America’s largest generation in regards to population with an estimated $1.3 trillion in annual consumer spending.  We are a huge market with a willingness to spend that disposable income.  In fact, my generation is a major driving force behind the growth of the experience economy.  Millennials are craving immersive, […]

[SLIDESHARE] Why We Should Start Thinking About Meetings Like We Think About Products

We attended IMEX America this year, and in addition to our exhibitor presence, we also hosted three educational sessions. We were most delighted to present our latest report, ‘The 9 Ways Meetings Will Impact Hotels in 2016″ alongside some of the industry’s brightest minds: Karen Kotowski, CEO, The Convention Industry Council David Peckinpaugh, President, Maritz, […]

How International Hotels Accommodate Face-to-Face Meetings with Technology

  Meetings are growing, and hotels are the primary beneficiaries of this growth. In order to better understand the impact of said growth, Meetings Mean Business partnered with hospitality technology company Social Tables on a report that highlights the “9 Ways Meetings Will Impact Hotels in 2015” This free trend report was published with insight […]

How One Luxury Hotel Sales Group Wins Big Business with Technology

  How can a small hotel broaden its meetings sales efforts beyond a regional scope and customize its proposals when it doesn’t have a national sales force or proprietary sales technology like the global hospitality brands? One way is by joining meeting specific sales and marketing organizations that have a strong online presence and an interconnected network of regional […]

Social Tables Continues Global Expansion to 1,200 New International Customer Users

Washington, DC (September 22, 2015) – Social Tables (, the industry leading provider of cloud-based hospitality software, today announced their presence on 6 continents, where they support over 1,200 international customer users, throughout 51 countries. The Washington-D.C. based company is pleased to introduce two global Directors representing APAC and EMEA, who will support the company’s […]

How The World’s Largest Tech Event Won Their Sponsor’s Hearts in 5 Easy Steps

  If you’re looking for ways to increase sponsorship dollars (read, if you’re smart), you’d be wise to imitate basically everything that Salesforce is doing to win the hearts (and future wallets) of their sponsors at their blockbuster of an annual user conference, Dreamforce. Before we dig into how they make their sponsors famous, let’s […]