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Rayna Katz

Rayna Katz
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Rayna Katz is a veteran industry journalist. Following a nearly 14 year stint at MeetingNews, she worked at Meetings Focus (now Meetings Today) and BizBash. Rayna also has written freelance pieces for Skift, MeetingMentor, Connect Meetings and others.

Slowdown Ahead for Meetings?

In its Fall 2019 Meetings Outlook report, which is prepared via a survey, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) found a duo of troubling signs ahead for economic conditions and their impact on the meetings industry.
Safety of Attendees Paramount

Ensuring Attendee Safety

Attendee safety top of mind when planning meetings and conferences
A Meeting Contract Can be Confusing

Beware of These Meeting Contract Clauses

While hotels are achieving record profitability, the language in many a meeting contract is getting increasingly creative.
Fitness trackers

Fitness Trackers, A Meeting Planner’s Tool

Meeting planners seeking to know how many steps they take a day—or who need inspiration to move—are fitness tracker aficionados.
comfortable shoes for meeting planners

Comfortable Shoes for Meeting Planners

Men: When you're running a meeting or at a trade show, there might not be anything more important than comfortable shoes for meeting planners.

Fighting Sargassum

Beaches across several parts of the Caribbean, Mexico, and Florida are waging war against sargassum, an unsightly and unpleasantly fragrant seaweed that wreaked havoc in 2018 and again this year.

Know Your Dates

Review interfaith calendars, consult religious organizations or even college campuses before planning meetings or events that may fall on important holidays.
Exercise on the road can be challenging.

Fitness on the Road

Given the hectic schedule of meeting planners, both when they’re in their office and, especially, when they’re on the road, some of them find it difficult to squeeze fitness into their day. But others are making sure to put it into their schedules.
2020 Looking Good.

2020 Looking Good for Meeting Planners and Attendees

Next year will bring good news, according to the 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast, which stems from a survey of 550 industry professionals.
healthy habits

Healthy Habits on the Road

Doctors, meeting planners and experts offer some tips to keep up with healthy habits while on the road.
Comfortable shoes for meetings

Trade Show Kicks

Walking a trade show floor can wreak havoc on one’s feet. Some meeting planners have advice on comfortable shoes for meetings.
business event strategist

Are Meeting Planners “Business Event Strategists?”

It’s a controversial move to call a meeting planner a "business event strategist" as some organizers focus on strategy; others on logistics.

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