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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

Alex's Featured Stories

The Latest From Alex

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The Latest Updates on International Gathering and Travel Restrictions
This country-by-country roundup features regulations on gathering and other updates as the... Read More
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Trade Show Organizers Say the Future Is Hybrid
CEIR report finds two-thirds of trade-show executives expect virtual events to be a larger part of... Read More
State-by-State Status Updates on Gathering Restrictions
State-by-State Status Updates on Gathering Restrictions
When will large events be allowed to take place? Here are the latest updates from each state.... Read More
How to Transform a Popular Showcase to a Virtual Event
How to Transform a Popular Showcase to a Virtual Event
Learn from Association Forum executives how they converted their Holiday Showcase to a digital... Read More
ECEF Program Explores New Opportunities for Trade Show Organizers
ECEF Program Explores New Opportunities for Trade Show Organizers
The Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum highlighted data pointing to exhibitors' eagerness to... Read More
Webcast: Innovative Event Marketing Strategies for 2021
Webcast: Innovative Event Marketing Strategies for 2021
Wed., Dec. 9, 2020 2:00 PM ET... Read More
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Rescheduled Events: IBTM Asia Pacific Moved to June 2021
Updated Nov. 12, 2020. Additionally, IAEE's Expo! Expo! will be all-digital in December, but... Read More
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IAEE Expo! Expo! 2020 Will Be Fully Digital
Although the in-person component has been cancelled, the online "show for shows" will offer more than... Read More
Virtual Events: 24 Sponsorship Ideas
Virtual Events: 24 Sponsorship Ideas
Updated Nov. 10, 2020. Finding sponsors is an essential step to successfully monetizing virtual... Read More
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How Destinations Are Engaging Planners in the Age of Covid-19
Updated Nov. 9, 2020. DMOs are holding online buyer events, educational series and digital networking... Read More
How Much Should You Charge Registrants for Your Virtual Event?
How Much Should You Charge Registrants for Your Virtual Event?
Updated Nov. 5, 2020. Experts weigh in on how to convert attendee fees, and whether to charge... Read More
How the Role of Destination Management Companies Is Evolving
How the Role of Destination Management Companies Is Evolving
DMCs are revamping their services and business models to survive and thrive.... Read More
How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Events
How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Events
Updated Oct. 29, 2020. Digital event strategist Jennifer Kingen Kush discusses best practices for... Read More
Industry Watchers Share Insights From Covering Covid
Industry Watchers Share Insights From Covering Covid
Northstar Meetings Group's editors discussed lessons learned during the IMEX Community Day event.... Read More
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6 Haunted Hotels in Colorado
Check out some of the spookiest properties in the Centennial State.... Read More
Webcast: Best Practices for Hybrid Events
Webcast: Best Practices for Hybrid Events
Wed., Nov. 11, 2020 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
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DMCs Seeking Creative Opportunities in a Difficult Landscape
New research from ADMEI finds that destination management companies are investing in digital and local... Read More
Webcast: Deliver Winning Digital Event Presentations
Webcast: Deliver Winning Digital Event Presentations
Wed., Sept. 30, 2020 11:00 AM EDT... Read More
8 Tips for Effective Hybrid Events
8 Tips for Effective Hybrid Events
How to enhance the meeting experience for both in-person attendees and remote viewers... Read More
Six Ways to Deliver Fantastic F&B Experiences Online
Six Ways to Deliver Fantastic F&B Experiences Online
Food can still be featured on the agenda, even when the meeting is virtual.... Read More