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Alex Palmer

Alex Palmer

Deputy Editor

Alex manages digital and event content across the brands Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Incentive and Meeting News. He manages NMG's webcast and podcast programs and editorial awards, including Motivation Masters and Passion Made Possible. He has covered the MICE industry in some capacity for more than a decade, most recently as managing editor for Successful Meetings and Incentive, and has freelanced for Esquire, Smithsonian, Vice and the New York Daily News. He is also the author of five nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestseller The Santa Claus Man, a true crime tale about a Jazz Age con man (and Alex's great granduncle). He counts his favorite travel experience as a month spent in a converted fishing shack in Newfoundland.

What Alex Covers

In the United States: Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri

Internationally: Canada, Asia (minus Japan)

Industry Segments: Trade shows, airlines, financial/insurance

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The Latest From Alex

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How to Create Incentive-Level Experiences in Domestic Cities (Podcast)
Bustling cities can be just as motivating as beach destinations — if you plan it right.... Read More
The Reimagination of Convention Centers (Podcast)
The Reimagination of Convention Centers (Podcast)
What the transformation of the Washington State Convention Center means for meeting spaces in the... Read More
Welcoming LGBTQ Attendees (Podcast)
Welcoming LGBTQ Attendees (Podcast)
Small changes can make a big difference in providing truly inclusive events.... Read More
Cost-Saving Tips for Corporate Holiday Parties
Cost-Saving Tips for Corporate Holiday Parties
Seven ways to create a meaningful event without breaking the bank.... Read More
Where Do Meeting Planners Think the G7 Should Be Held? The Broadmoor Gets Top Votes
Where Do Meeting Planners Think the G7 Should Be Held? The Broadmoor Gets Top Votes
Northstar survey finds the Colorado resort the favorite for the high-profile gathering.... Read More
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Webcast: Redefining the Attendee Experience
Thu, Oct 17, 2019 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
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How to Enhance Your Meeting With Tech Tools (Podcast)
From gathering data to targeting your registration emails better, simple tools can make a big... Read More
6 Tips to Cut Your Event F&B Costs
6 Tips to Cut Your Event F&B Costs
How to trim the fat off your food budget, without sacrificing the flavor.... Read More
How to Plan Truly Accessible Meetings and Events (Podcast)
How to Plan Truly Accessible Meetings and Events (Podcast)
People with different abilities require services far beyond ADA compliance; accessibility expert... Read More
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5 Haunted Hotels in Colorado
Check out some of the spookiest properties in the Centennial State.... Read More
Best Restaurants Near Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Best Restaurants Near Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Here are five top eateries for groups looking to grab a meal between meetings.... Read More
How Planners Can Get More From CVBs (Podcast)
How Planners Can Get More From CVBs (Podcast)
How convention and visitors bureaus are helping meeting planners think more strategically about their... Read More
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New Risks Facing Meetings (Podcast)
WorldAware Founder and President Bruce McIndoe discusses how security concerns are evolving for... Read More
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New Hotels, Event Venues and Initiatives in Monaco
This classic European destination continues to evolve.... Read More
Should Your Events Be More Inclusive? (Podcast)
Should Your Events Be More Inclusive? (Podcast)
Making all attendees feel welcome requires empathy and effort.... Read More
How Planners Can Work With Independent Hotels (Podcast)
How Planners Can Work With Independent Hotels (Podcast)
A conversation with HB Hospitality’s Danielle Bishop.... Read More
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Adding More Meaning to Luxury Meetings
How business event planners are creating luxury rooted in an organization's larger goals.... Read More
Guns and Meetings (Podcast)
Guns and Meetings (Podcast)
As firearms remain at the center of the national conversation, planners must grapple with tough... Read More
At SMF, Industry Leaders Urge the Need for Creating Connections
At SMF, Industry Leaders Urge the Need for Creating Connections
Singapore MICE Forum showcases opportunities for business events in a changing world.... Read More
Incentive Industry Roundtable: Predictions for the Year Ahead
Incentive Industry Roundtable: Predictions for the Year Ahead
In the third and final installment of Incentive's annual Industry Roundtable, panelists discuss trends... Read More