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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

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
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Which Countries Are Reopening for Meetings? Here Are the Latest Updates From Around the World
Updated Oct 29, 2020. Germany and France have announced new restrictions on restaurants, bars and... 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
Where Can You Hold Events? Here's the State-by-State Reopening Status
Where Can You Hold Events? Here's the State-by-State Reopening Status
Updated Oct. 14, 2020. Beginning Oct. 15, travelers to Hawaii will be able to bypass the state’s... Read More
Virtual Events: 22 Sponsorship Ideas
Virtual Events: 22 Sponsorship Ideas
Updated Sept. 1, 2020. Finding sponsors is an essential step to successfully monetizing virtual... 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
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Rescheduled Events: IBTM World Will Be Digital in December
Updated Sept 18, 2020. PCMA also has announced hybrid-event details for Convening Leaders in... 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
Checklist: Questions Meeting Planners Should Ask Hotels and Venues
Checklist: Questions Meeting Planners Should Ask Hotels and Venues
The Events Industry Council is helping planners make sure best practices are in place at hotels and... Read More
How Much Should You Charge Registrants for Your Virtual Event?
How Much Should You Charge Registrants for Your Virtual Event?
Updated Aug. 24, 2020 How to convert attendee admission fees, and whether to charge sales tax, when... Read More
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Events Industry Council Releases Guide for Hotel Safety
The latest guidance from the APEX Covid-19 Business Recovery Task Force provides acceptable practices... Read More
B2B Trade Shows Stalled in Second Quarter
B2B Trade Shows Stalled in Second Quarter
The latest report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research finds growth dropped almost 100... Read More
EIC Task Force Members Discuss How to 'Rebuild Trust' in Live Events
EIC Task Force Members Discuss How to 'Rebuild Trust' in Live Events
During a live webcast, members of the APEX COVID-19 Business Recovery Task Force shared insights from... Read More
At Digital Event, Evolving Role and Importance of CVBs Takes Center Stage
At Digital Event, Evolving Role and Importance of CVBs Takes Center Stage
Northstar's Interact – The New CVB brought together meeting professionals and CVB reps as both worked... Read More
Joint Meetings Industry Council Releases 'Manifesto'
Joint Meetings Industry Council Releases 'Manifesto'
The new document lays out guidelines as well as evidence for the economic importance of meetings and... Read More
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How International Destinations Are Engaging Planners in the Age of COVID-19
DMOs are holding online buyer events, educational series and digital networking sessions to connect... Read More