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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

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New Dates for Events and Conventions Postponed Due to the Coronavirus
Updated Aug. 6, 2020. The Specialty Equipment Market Association and the American Society of... 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
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 July 29, 2020. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut expand the list of states from which... Read More
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Which Countries Are Reopening for Meetings? Here Are the Latest Updates From Around the World
Updated July 27, 2020. Rising cases in Belgium and Spain have led to new restrictions.... 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
Destinations Introduce Hygiene Certifications in Response to COVID-19 Concerns
Destinations Introduce Hygiene Certifications in Response to COVID-19 Concerns
Updated July 7, 2020. Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Portugal have all launched programs that standardize... Read More
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How a Socially Distanced Expo More Than Doubled its Usual Attendance
The Hot Tub Swim Spa Blowout Expo was one of two successful events held at the just-reopened Fraser... Read More
ASAE Seeks Relief From Congress for Nonprofit Associations
ASAE Seeks Relief From Congress for Nonprofit Associations
More than 2,200 organizations have signed a letter requesting that associations get access to the... Read More
Solar Energy Convention Adapts to COVID-19 Challenges by Moving Outdoors
Solar Energy Convention Adapts to COVID-19 Challenges by Moving Outdoors
North America Smart Energy Week, which typically draws 20,000 attendees, will be held this October in... Read More
How to Bring Greater Inclusion to Meetings
How to Bring Greater Inclusion to Meetings
Ensuring your gatherings have diverse speakers is only the beginning.... Read More
Virtual Events: 21 Sponsorship Ideas
Virtual Events: 21 Sponsorship Ideas
Finding sponsors is an essential step to successfully monetizing virtual events. Consider these... Read More
ASAE Will Hold All Remaining 2020 Events as Virtual Meetings
ASAE Will Hold All Remaining 2020 Events as Virtual Meetings
This organization's main event, the Virtual ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, takes place Aug. 10-12.... Read More
As Meetings Reopen, How to Hold a Trade Show Safely
As Meetings Reopen, How to Hold a Trade Show Safely
IAEE's detailed white paper lays out guidelines for hygiene, signage, event operations and more.... Read More
How to Motivate Essential Workers
How to Motivate Essential Workers
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown why it is so important to motivate these vital workers.... Read More
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
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
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