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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Time to Get Involved October 27, 2016 | By Doug Baarman, Senior Vice President and Team Director at ConferenceDirectIt’s an exciting time to be a meeting and event planner. Every week, there are new articles about the importance of our industry and the impact we... READ MORE
The Future Of The Nation – It’s Worth Meeting About September 29, 2016 | By Meetings Mean Business   After much anticipation, presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took to the debate stage this week to discuss critical issues... READ MORE
From DMO to DMAI: A Candid Conversation with Don Welsh September 27, 2016 | By Meetings Mean Business Last week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Don Welsh, the president and CEO of Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). Don... READ MORE
Presidential Hopefuls Still Bank on Retail Politics August 25, 2016 | By Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association   Despite the rapid proliferation of Super PACs, massive advertising budgets, and mainstream social media channels, the fabric of face-to-face... READ MORE
GMID 2016 in Your Images: A Highlight Reel August 24, 2016 | By Meetings Mean Business   #GMID17: A Sidebar Series As MMB and event hosts around the world begin preparing for Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) 2017, we are reflecting... READ MORE
480,000 People Come Together for the Year’s Largest International Meeting: The Olympics August 18, 2016 | By Meetings Mean Business When you think about meetings and events, what images come to mind? A hotel ballroom, convention center or conference room? A frenzy of business... READ MORE