eHandbooks for Meeting and Event Planners
Delve into these Meetings Today eHandbooks to access critical information on a variety of specific meetings and events topics, from hybrid meetings to essential tools to thrive in the “New Normal” in-person meetings environment.
Featuring input from industry experts and real-world examples to guide your strategy and execution, Meetings Today eHandbooks give you the intelligence and resources you need in a convenient format.
A Fresh Start
* Produced in collaboration with MPI.
Why We Must Have In-Person Events and How to Get Them Right
The meetings world is awaking from its more than two-year hibernation, and lots has changed since your last in-person event! Tap this resource for re-entry to discover how logistics have changed, why attendees and stakeholders are hard-wired to meet face-to-face, and how to begin your journey of offering hybrid meetings. The content teams of Meetings Today and MPI collaborated on this eHandbook, which is informed by some of the top experts in the meetings and events industry.
Key Industry Trends Roundtable
Expert opinions on the meetings and events industry in-person reboot.
While the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus has caused infection rates among the unvaccinated to rise in several states, the meetings and events industry is still on a path to recovery. This panel of experts convened in late May to provide their take on the road back.
Pharma Meetings Revisited
Navigating the New Meetings Landscape
Offers Critical Information for Meeting and Event Planners Resuming Face-to-Face Meetings
The in-person meetings and events world is awakening from its pandemic slumber. But when meetings resume, the experience—at least in the short term—will be much different than before the COVID-19 crisis shut down public gatherings.
From critical contract concerns to risk management strategies and safety and sanitation protocols, this guide will help steer you in the right direction.
Meetings Tech Update
What You Need to Know About Tech as Meetings and Events Reboot
Everything has changed since the pandemic rocked the meetings and events world. After the initial rapid ramp-up to virtual meetings technology, and then to hybrid formats that paired digital with in-person elements, planners are starting to more clearly see the new landscape. Our Meetings Tech Update eHandbook doles out solid tips and winning strategies for leveraging the most-relevant new technology tools to thrive in the future.
* Produced in collaboration with MPI.
What Critical Skills Will Define a Successful Meeting Professional Going Forward?
Planning meetings and events has become infinitely more complex in recent years, even before the global pandemic is factored in. Here are the essential skills meeting professionals need to master to stay relevant, from technology and hybrid meetings to analytics and cross-discipline communication and strategy.
Contracts in the "New Normal"
The Boy Scout motto certainly applies to the current environment in the meetings industry, as organizations prepare to return to in-person events as the pandemic lingers. Preparation is especially essential when it comes to navigating a new contract and negotiation landscape, with critical considerations we never could’ve imagined two years ago.
Back to Business
A Hybrid Meetings How-To
A Guide to Bridging the Meetings Experience Between Live and Online
While virtual meetings have been part of the meetings landscape for years, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed them to the fore.
This guide will help meeting and event planners learn the ropes about how to stage a virtual meeting that works in conjunction with an in-person program, with input from the experts who have excelled in the digital meetings world.