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Safely Bringing Meetings Back to Missouri

November 6, 2020

By Sara Romo, CMP When the entire nation shutdown in mid-March, the hospitality industry took one of the hardest hits due to the halt of travel, meetings, and events. However, as more information on COVID-19 became public, government health organizations established policies which reduced the number of cases, and hence, allowed people to slowly begin […]

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COVID and Clinical Trials: A Look at Research and Conferences in the Time of COVID-19

November 6, 2020

By Kaitlyn Wallace Clinical trials are an often-overlooked segment of the medical meetings and events industry. They operate behind the scenes, slowly contributing knowledge and testing drugs or devices over years or even decades, leaving some to dismiss the incredible impact they have on the industry. However, in recent months, clinical trials have gained international […]

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Tech Talk: A Deep Dive into Zenus’ AI Facial Detection Cameras

November 6, 2020

The meetings and events industry has approached a critical point, in which large-scale event planners and exhibitors are juggling more considerations than ever before. Conferences and conventions have started picking back up around the nation, and event planners in charge of these high-volume functions are presently challenged with checking guests in safely, keeping attendees appropriately […]

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What does the show The Simpsons have to do with Springfield, Missouri?

November 6, 2020

By Astrid Zeppenfeld Nothing, really. But there is a reason The Simpsons lived in Springfield. At the government’s last count, there were 34 U.S. states with a city named Springfield and the only more common city name in the United States was Riverside. So for the show’s purposes, Springfield was an inconspicuous little town, seemingly […]

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Insurance Policy Basics for the Meetings and Events Industry

November 6, 2020

By Roy Reichold As meeting and event planners, procuring the correct insurance policy can be cumbersome, if not very confusing.  My strongest advice to align yourself with an insurance professional that knows the hospitality industry and where an establishment or event may have exposure to risk. One of the biggest misconceptions about insurance, in general, […]

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Thinking Outside the “Box”: The “Bento Box” Presents an Alternative Way to Safely Serve Attendees

November 6, 2020

By Sara Romo, CMP With safety at the forefront of event planning, hoteliers, caterers, and restaurants are asking themselves, “How can we safely serve our guests?” COVID restrictions encourage social distancing and minimal contact, so most venues are turning to individually packaged, grab-and-go. The question then becomes, “How can someone differentiate their safely packaged foods […]

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Survey Results Gauge Comfort Levels of Meeting and Event Industry Professionals

November 6, 2020

To learn where meeting planners and venue/service suppliers stand in regards to gathering in-person this year, the MEET brand conducted a national survey over a period of three months.  The results below reflect print and digital input collected from 57 anonymous professionals in the meetings and events industry. Respondent Breakdowns Meeting Planners (66%) Venue/Service Suppliers […]

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Faces and Places: St. Charles Convention Center’s Debuts Atmos Air Tech

November 6, 2020

The St. Charles Convention Center debuted its AtmosAir technology to the public on September 22nd.  This event featured a presentation about the ionizing effects of AtmosAir, a rooftop tour that gave attendees a look at this system and a light networking reception with food and beverages. MM&E

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Faces and Places: ILEA Round Table

November 6, 2020

The International Live Events St. Louis Chapter (ILEA) hosted an Industry Round Table on September 29th at the Dogwood in the Grove.  Attendees had a choice of wearing a green, yellow, or red wristband to display whether they were most comfortable with handshakes, elbow bumping, or no contact at all. MM&E

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