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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

Digital Gift Card Usage Rises During Pandemic
Digital Gift Card Usage Rises During Pandemic
The NGC survey also revealed the top gift card categories for 2019.... Read More
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Here Are the Countries Beginning to Reopen During the Pandemic
Updated May 27, 2020, 2:50 p.m. EDT.Switzerland will allow gatherings of up to 300 people beginning... Read More
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hosts Its First Trade Show Since Pandemic Hit
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hosts Its First Trade Show Since Pandemic Hit
The venue put extensive health and cleanliness measures in place to prepare for the 98th Hong Kong... Read More
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New Dates for Events and Conventions Postponed Due to the Coronavirus
Updated May 26, 2020, 12:30 p.m. EDT. Organizers have cancelled the 2020 New York Auto Show.... Read More
Which States Are Reopening and Where Can You Hold Events?
Which States Are Reopening and Where Can You Hold Events?
Updated May 26, 2020, 8:30 a.m. EDT. Connecticut, Kentucky, Michigan and New York began allowing... Read More
Destinations Introduce Hygiene Certifications in Response to COVID-19 Concerns
Destinations Introduce Hygiene Certifications in Response to COVID-19 Concerns
Updated May 26, 2020, 10:30 a.m. EDT.With an eye toward welcoming back travelers and groups, Abu Dhabi... Read More
Remembering Artie Hyman, Former Publisher of Meeting News
Remembering Artie Hyman, Former Publisher of Meeting News
The revered meetings industry figure served as publisher of Meeting News for 32 years and associate... Read More
How to Reduce Health Risks at Meetings
How to Reduce Health Risks at Meetings
Creating a health security plan is key, according to Jonathan Spero of InHouse Physicians.... 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 May 15, 2020, 3:18 p.m. EDT. These venues are contributing beds and space to help alleviate... Read More
Virtual Events: 19 Sponsorship Ideas
Virtual Events: 19 Sponsorship Ideas
There are many ways to incorporate revenue-generating opportunities into your online meetings,... Read More
Proposed Legislation Would Require Airlines to Refund Cancelled Tickets
Proposed Legislation Would Require Airlines to Refund Cancelled Tickets
U.S. senators have introduced an act demanding that airlines offer refunds during the pandemic,... Read More
The Latest Meetings Industry Statements, Resources and Responses to Coronavirus
The Latest Meetings Industry Statements, Resources and Responses to Coronavirus
Updated May 13, 2020, 9:18 a.m. EDT The latest resources include an August digital event from... Read More
Corporate Sponsors Want to Invest in Digital Events
Corporate Sponsors Want to Invest in Digital Events
An AIM Group survey finds nearly 80 percent are interested in virtual event sponsorships, as long as... Read More
The U.S. Cities Best Positioned to Recover From the Pandemic
The U.S. Cities Best Positioned to Recover From the Pandemic
San Jose, Calif.; Washington, D.C. and Denver are among those poised for a faster rebound, according... Read More
Events Industry Council Announces APEX COVID-19 Business Recovery Task Force
Events Industry Council Announces APEX COVID-19 Business Recovery Task Force
The group of meetings industry leaders will aggregate, curate and communicate protocols globally for... Read More
Outlook on Pandemic Recovery Improving for Convention and Visitor Bureaus
Outlook on Pandemic Recovery Improving for Convention and Visitor Bureaus
Destination marketers also are shifting from informational to promotional messaging.... Read More
Webcast: Boosting Audience Engagement at Virtual Meetings
Webcast: Boosting Audience Engagement at Virtual Meetings
Wed, May 13, 2020 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
How Much Should You Charge Registrants for Your Virtual Event?
How Much Should You Charge Registrants for Your Virtual Event?
As face-to-face conferences become online meetings, planners are left wondering how to convert... Read More
Visit Anaheim Secures Convention Center Business Worth $475M After Partnering on City's Economic Recovery Plan
Visit Anaheim Secures Convention Center Business Worth $475M After Partnering on City's Economic Recovery Plan
The 10 events will generate $9.2 million in tourism occupancy tax revenue as part of the overall... Read More
White House Releases 'Opening Up America Again' Guidelines
White House Releases 'Opening Up America Again' Guidelines
The three-phased plan offers criteria for states to reopen their economies once COVID-19 cases... Read More