Unlike our 5 Resources for Event Professionals, the following resources are mostly focused on catering to Meeting Professionals. Everything you need to know when hosting conventions, trade shows, conferences, & the like can be found in these 5 resources!
Just beginning your journey as a meeting professional? Here’s where you should start:
The Meeting Pool
Working with event professionals and marketers, The Meeting Pool focuses on delivering news for all that is event-tech. They aim to educate their readers on what is out there and what can work best for their specific events. They provide industry resources (like white papers, infographics and e-books) as well as an events calendar so you can know what’s going on and when!
Velvet Chainsaw Consulting is the resource for those looking to improve their face-to-face meetings. Their experts provide advice and training for proper networking and education experiences in the professional world. Their blog also offers insights on new trends and some tips and tricks for meeting professionals so that they can get the most out of their networking meetings – whether it be in the perspective of an attendee or a meeting manager.
All about Corporate Event Planning, Smart Meetings is the site to consult for tools and news to help meeting planners’ lives easier. They are mainly focused on the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican market, but do provide insights for meeting planners around the world. They’ve also got personality profiles set up for industry leaders. Knowing who sets the bar and how they do it is a great way to show others what needs to be done for a successful corporate event.
A fantastic North American resource divided by different major cities, BizBash is your go to place if you’re looking for venues in a particular city – such as New York – or even if you’re looking for suppliers within the same region. BizBash focuses on both event and meeting trends, news, and technology. They’ve even got a dedicated section that allows you to search for inspiration for your projects!
Successful Meetings is great for multi-tasking meeting professionals. On their site you can find resources for just about anything. It is packed with tips and tricks and how-to articles to help you succeed at planning and hosting a great professional meeting. They cover all topics such as event news, hotel updates, event tech, and much more.