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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

Event Cancellation Not Being Covered by Your Insurance? You Have Options
Event Cancellation Not Being Covered by Your Insurance? You Have Options
In such an unpredictable environment, insurance experts say meeting planners might have more leeway... Read More
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These Events Have Been Postponed, Cancelled or Gone Virtual Due to Coronavirus
Updated March 27, 2020, 9:27am EDT. A running list of major conventions and meetings impacted by... Read More
C2 Montreal Pushed to Fall 2020, With New Theme and Digital Components
C2 Montreal Pushed to Fall 2020, With New Theme and Digital Components
Organizers also announced the launch of the C2 Spark series of creative "micro-events."... Read More
New Research: Business as Usual Drastically Changing for CVBs
New Research: Business as Usual Drastically Changing for CVBs
The benchmark study from the Destinations International Foundation and MMGY Travel Intelligence shows... Read More
Coronavirus-Related Exhibition Cancellations Will Cost Up to $22 Billion in Economic Impact
Coronavirus-Related Exhibition Cancellations Will Cost Up to $22 Billion in Economic Impact
Updated March 25, 2020, 1:31pm EDT. CEIR findings point to big losses due to cancelled trade shows,... Read More
Meeting Venues to the Rescue: Convention Centers and Hotels Become Coronavirus Emergency Care Facilities
Meeting Venues to the Rescue: Convention Centers and Hotels Become Coronavirus Emergency Care Facilities
Updated March 25, 2020, 10:26am EDT. These venues are contributing beds and space to help alleviate... Read More
Due to Coronavirus, These Countries and States Have Banned Events
Due to Coronavirus, These Countries and States Have Banned Events
Updated March 25, 2020, 9:22am EDT. The U.K. and Germany have prohibited events of more than two... Read More
Singapore's Ministry of Health Bans Events of All Sizes to Reduce Risk of Coronavirus Transmission
Singapore's Ministry of Health Bans Events of All Sizes to Reduce Risk of Coronavirus Transmission
Updated March 24, 2020, 2:35pm ET A spike in COVID-19 cases has led to a tightening of just-announced... Read More
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The Latest Meetings Industry Statements, Resources and Responses to Coronavirus
Updated March 24, 2020, 9:53am ETUpdated information about COVID-19 from meetings and hospitality... Read More
Due to Coronavirus Outbreak, These In-Person Meetings Have Become Online Events
Due to Coronavirus Outbreak, These In-Person Meetings Have Become Online Events
As COVID-19 disrupts the business events industry, these organizations have moved their meetings... Read More
How to Preserve Revenue When an Event Is Cancelled or Postponed by Coronavirus
How to Preserve Revenue When an Event Is Cancelled or Postponed by Coronavirus
Meeting planners share their tips to save customers and revenue on events affected by COVID-19.... Read More
Meetings Mean Business Coalition Postpones Global Meetings Industry Day
Meetings Mean Business Coalition Postpones Global Meetings Industry Day
New restrictions on gatherings "make it impossible to move forward at this time."... Read More
How the Rise of Virtual Events Due to Coronavirus Could Change the Way We Meet
How the Rise of Virtual Events Due to Coronavirus Could Change the Way We Meet
Digital event strategist Jennifer Kingen Kush addresses how virtual meetings can bolster face-to-face... Read More
The Role of Hotel Consortiums in Event Sourcing
The Role of Hotel Consortiums in Event Sourcing
Hotel brands rely on sales and marketing teams to connect planners to suitable properties. Hotel... Read More
Coronavirus Exhibitions Industry Events UFI SISO
UFI and SISO Launch Campaign to Support Exhibitions Industry in the Face of Coronavirus
"This Show Is Open" initiative aims to help exhibition organizers keep their events going wherever... Read More
Hong Kong Government Injects $130M in Subsidies Into Meetings Market
Hong Kong Government Injects $130M in Subsidies Into Meetings Market
The initiative is part of an effort to combat the negative economic effects of COVID-19.... Read More
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Webcast: Welcoming the Virtual Attendee
Wed, April 8, 2020 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
And the 2020 Motivation Masters Winners for Top Incentive Programs Are…
And the 2020 Motivation Masters Winners for Top Incentive Programs Are…
Five outstanding programs, including efforts for T-Mobile, Verizon and Carnival Cruise Line, will be... Read More
Security and Trade Are Top Concerns for U.S. Travel Industry
Security and Trade Are Top Concerns for U.S. Travel Industry
The U.S. Travel Association's Roger Dow emphasized opportunities and acknowledged challenges in his... Read More
Insight from ADMEI Conference: What Planners Need From DMCs
Insight from ADMEI Conference: What Planners Need From DMCs
A client panel was among the conference highlights for the gathering of destination management company... Read More