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.


Telling our value story is an integral part of the work we do. By partnering with MMB to write a Sidebar Blog post, you can help bring the coalition’s key messages and proof points to life. Contact to learn about authoring a post.

7 Tips for Planning Your Next Meeting September 13, 2017 | By Michael Dominguez, Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International I’ve attended many meetings over my career ranging from the well-organized brainstorm to internal meetings where the attendees spend more time... READ MORE
Working with a CVB to Make the Most of Your Meetings August 31, 2017 | By Neha Shah, Director at the Pittsboro-Siler City Convention & Visitors BureauConvention & Visitors Bureaus (CVB) are resourceful. Regardless of size, they proactively seek collaborations and continuously aim for efficiency... READ MORE
How to Advocate for the Meetings Industry with 6 Simple Words August 18, 2017 | By Meetings Mean BusinessThe Worth Meeting About campaign is back – this time, with an expanded lens. We’re using major world events, case studies and stories to highlight... READ MORE
New Data on Brand Experience: How Marketers are Maximizing the Value of Face-to-Face July 18, 2017 | By Katherine Zimoulis, Vice President of Content Marketing at FreemanBrand loyalty is at the forefront of every marketer’s mind. One way leading organizations are boosting loyalty is by focusing on brand experience. By... READ MORE
5 Things That Might Surprise You About Meetings July 6, 2017 | By Meetings Mean BusinessWe all know that face-to-face meetings create personal connections, drive positive business outcomes and build strong communities, but they do so... READ MORE
Why Tech Leaders Still Do Business Face-to-Face June 20, 2017 | By Meetings Mean BusinessFace-to-face meetings are as common in Silicon Valley as they are on Wall Street. While it’s easy to assume that those who create virtual... READ MORE