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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

Industry Leaders Expect Meetings to Come Back Stronger — And Wiser
Industry Leaders Expect Meetings to Come Back Stronger — And Wiser
During MPI's GMID 2021 State of the Industry panel, leaders discussed lessons learned from the... Read More
How to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day 2021
How to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day 2021
The annual day of advocacy is being recognized with both virtual and in-person events.... Read More
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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
9 Ideas for Effective Hybrid Events
9 Ideas for Effective Hybrid Events
How to enhance the conference experience for both in-person and virtual attendees... Read More
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9 Ways to Engage Virtual Attendees
Meeting experts shared their tips for getting more out of hybrid events, improving virtual networking... Read More
Webcast: New Ways to Keep Your Online Attendees Engaged
Webcast: New Ways to Keep Your Online Attendees Engaged
Wed., March 10, 2021 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Goes Hybrid
ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Goes Hybrid
Much of the content will be available digitally, supported by a number of regional in-person... Read More
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Why Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Events
Strategists Marco Giberti and Denzil Rankine share insights about the future of events.... Read More
Assessing Risk and Preparing for Civil Unrest in 2021
Assessing Risk and Preparing for Civil Unrest in 2021
Security experts share their tips for enhancing event safety during protests.... Read More
Which Convention Centers Are Open?
Which Convention Centers Are Open?
Detroit's TCF Center held its first live event since March 2020, as well as other updates of the... Read More
12 Creative Networking Ideas for Virtual Events
12 Creative Networking Ideas for Virtual Events
How do you make virtual events more interactive? Get attendees connecting with these networking... Read More
When to Charge Sales Tax for Virtual and Hybrid Events
When to Charge Sales Tax for Virtual and Hybrid Events
How do you calculate sales tax for digital events? The experts break it down.... Read More
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ITA Group Expands European Footprint
With incorporation of ITA Group Europe and partnership with Motisha, the engagement company is... Read More
Planning Virtual Events: 25 Sponsorship Ideas
Planning Virtual Events: 25 Sponsorship Ideas
Finding sponsors is an essential step to monetizing virtual meetings successfully. Consider these... Read More
Incentive Programs Can Drive Covid-19 Vaccine Adoption, Research Finds
Incentive Programs Can Drive Covid-19 Vaccine Adoption, Research Finds
A new study from Blackhawk Network concludes that prepaid gift cards and monetary rewards can be very... Read More
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Hybrid Exhibitions and the Light at the End of the Tunnel
The latest report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research highlights signs of hope and the... Read More
How to Leverage AI for Digital and In-Person Events
How to Leverage AI for Digital and In-Person Events
Corbin Ball explains how artificial intelligence will help enhance meetings in the years ahead.... 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