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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England Wins More than Just a Match with the 2018 World Cup July 26, 2018 | By Meetings Mean BusinessWhen England beat Sweden to reach its first World Cup semi-final in 28 years, some reported on the benefits of having fans from across the country... READ MORE
5 Pillars of Strategic Events July 9, 2018 | By Victoria Matey, Co-Founder of Matey EventsHosting strategic events is critical to delivering results – for the organizations hosting them, the planners executing them and the attendees... READ MORE
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