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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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
The Year Ahead January 30, 2018 | By Julie Coker Graham, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and Co-chair of Meetings Mean Business2018 will be an important year for the Meetings Mean Business Coalition. True to our mission, we will mobilize industry advocates to engage leaders... READ MORE
What’s Worth Meeting About to Me December 14, 2017 | By Meetings Mean BusinessLast month, we unveiled our first Worth Meeting About case study. Our author, Claire Repass shared personal examples of how face-to-face meetings... READ MORE
Meetings Make the World Spin November 21, 2017 | By Meetings Mean BusinessTo highlight the meetings industry’s role in driving progress, innovation and economic impact, we're working with industry professionals across the... READ MORE
How Deloitte Optimized Its Office Space to Boost Collaboration October 19, 2017 | By Meetings Mean BusinessCompanies are hungry for ways to support positive workplace culture and increased productivity. It’s led many to embrace the value of face-to-face by... READ MORE
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