Meetings Today eHandbook

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

Fresh Start

* Produced in collaboration with MPI.

Why We Must Have In-Person Events and How to Get Them Right

May 2022

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.

September 2021

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

Pharma Meetings Revisited

Resources for Navigating the Pandemic Era for Medical Meetings

March 2021

In Pharma Meetings Revisited, we tap some of the foremost experts in pharmaceutical and medical meetings to provide key resources for hosting gatherings in this segment in the pandemic era.

Navigating the New Meetings Landscape

Navigating Meetings eHandbook 1

Offers Critical Information for Meeting and Event Planners Resuming Face-to-Face Meetings

July 2020

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. 

The New Normal

The New Normal

A Guide to Visualizing, and Facilitating, the Post-Shutdown In-Person Meetings Environment

January 2021

From site inspections to social distancing, The New Normal eHandbook is your guide to visualizing and facilitating the post-shutdown in-person meetings environment.

Meetings Tech Update

Tech Update

What You Need to Know About Tech as Meetings and Events Reboot

April 2022

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.

Future Skills

Future Skills

* Produced in collaboration with MPI.

What Critical Skills Will Define a Successful Meeting Professional Going Forward?

November 2021

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"


"Be Prepared"

October 2021

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

Back to Business eHandbook

In-Person Meetings Are About to Reboot. Are You Ready?

June 2021

Get expert insights and actionable advice on how to bring your groups back to the in-person meeting environment, from health screening to facility choices.

A Hybrid Meetings How-To 

Hybrid eHandbook

A Guide to Bridging the Meetings Experience Between Live and Online

August 2020

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.