Matt Swenson, a senior editor at Collinson Media, covers the business of meetings for Collaborate, Rejuvenate, Connect and Connect Sports. His specialities include, but are not limited to, business travel and international events. He is a former editor and columnist at Washington Post Express, a subsidiary of The Washington Post.
The planners behind the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly were blown away by the amenities in Columbus, Ohio.
Rebecca Crownover, a popular keynote speaker, discusses her family’s journey depicted in “My Daddy Is in Heaven.”
Corbin Bernsen, star of “My Daddy Is in Heaven,” discusses his journey to spiritual filmmaking.
Depending on whether you’re in Florida, Alabama or Mississippi, there’s a different experience to be had near the Gulf of Mexico.
Event planners worry Marriott’s plan to drop third-party commissions from 10 to 7 percent, effective in March, is a sign of what’s to come.
Surprise! Las Vegas has many opportunities for faith-based groups to give back to the community and have good, clean fun.
Cybersecurity experts Michael Owen and MaryAnne Bobrow share how to keep your information safe in the world of the Internet of Things.
A massive mixed-use development and new tourist attractions are coming to the Washington D.C. waterfront, making the district a new destination for events.
Hobby Lobby President Steve Green discusses his latest mission: Educate groups of all faiths with the upcoming Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
Take a look at new developments in three cities in the northeast that should not be overlooked.
Industry leaders have cause to be optimistic with President Trump in office.
With beautiful beaches and warm weather, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have a strong case for small ministries that see their event as a chance for attendees
Chester County’s Brandywine Valley is a scenic space that enjoys an alluring mix of high-tech industry, charming small towns, and culturally driven attractions.
Interfaith Youth Core may be the highest-profile effort to engage college students in crossing faith-based boundaries.
Apoorva N. Gandhi, vice president of multicultural affairs at Marriott International, wants you to know he is not the first person in his company to focus
As meetings are celebrated worldwide, we look at the value of the event industry’s biggest trends.
After serving Virginia Beach for 42 years, Jim Ricketts passes away after a short illness.
Times are a-changin', and faster than ever these days. Here's a list of what's hot and what's not right now.
The director of conference sales at St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches (Florida) Visitors and Convention Bureau also served decades in hotels.
Preparations and development for the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston will benefit planners long after the final kick.
Tim Brown, a beloved leader and mentor for many event professionals, died unexpectedly in January.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the “Star Wars” characters would have made for an interesting movie about meetings. Here’s what it would
The CEO of Edison Nation discusses the inaugural event that drew 1,000 attendees looking for a big break to Atlanta.
On Veterans Day, we asked Collinson Media & Events' VP of Marketplaces Patrick Higgins to reflect on the impact his military service has today.
Stuart Ruff, CMP, discusses how navigating a meeting during a terror attack in Mumbai changed how he plans, and what planners need to do to be ready—just
Ride reminders and local selections will help attendees feel more at home when on the road.
Ten years later, Donna Karl Sakelakos, CMP, who wrote New Orleans’ book on emergency preparedness, discusses the city’s recovery from Katrina and the
Meetings Mean Business expands initiative promoting the industry from North America to the rest of the world.
The charming Tennessee city appeals to groups eager to bring their children along.
Sensing an opportunity to push back against rising airline costs, the U.S. Travel Association asks Congress to cut some taxes associated with plane tickets.
Paul Rusesabagina, former GM of a luxury hotel in Kigali, discusses how Rwanda's tragic past affects its current efforts to lure meetings and events.
American Express Meetings and Events' director of global platforms and strategy discusses technology's evolving role in the meetings industry.
Taking a page from our northern neighbors, U.S. event professionals celebrated their line of work on Thursday, April 16, the inaugural North American Meetings
The U.S. Travel Association finds passengers are willing to do their part to fight long lines and other discomforts associated with flying.
A new report from the U.S. Travel Association says the airports, just like a holiday turkey, are going to be stuffed to capacity, reaching the same levels
MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer and Chairman of the Board Kevin Kirby say the key to growth is building a stronger reputation in the larger business
At least 20 planners have cancelled events at the Beverly Hills Hotel after its owner, the Sultan of Brunei, implemented the controversial Sharia Law.
Each year, Connect Faith honors professionals who are true memory makers in the events industry. Nominations for this year's class are due Aug. 3.
Deion Sanders, the NFL Network analyst who will keynote Connect Faith this year, credits faith for saving his life.
Veteran photographer Chris Savas, a towering figure at events, discusses common mistakes event planners make with photographer and the latest photo trends.
Las Vegas’ tragedy reminds us that planning ahead for security can reduce event risks and raise safety awareness for everyone.