Since Summer 2001, Missouri Meetings & Events has established itself as the go-to regional trade publication for professionals in charge of planning their organization’s upcoming meetings, events, conferences, and conventions. MM&E continues to create an effective link between meeting planners and venue/service suppliers, and because its resources yield actual business bookings between both parties, it shows that this publication plays an important role in generating group business revenue and promoting organizations to meet face-to-face. Its function has proven itself effective over the years, and thus, the Summer 2021 issue will mark MM&E’s 20-year anniversary!
The meetings and events industry has evolved significantly over the last 20 years, but the industry has seen the most drastic changes as a result of COVID-19. MM&E continued providing relevant information on hotels and venues, regional destinations, food and beverage, tech innovations, and the latest industry news during the climax of the pandemic and remained one of few platforms that encouraged safe face-to-face gatherings. As this industry crisis forced many meeting and event vendors to reinvent themselves, MM&E not only focused on what adaptations it could make to individually survive, but also what resources it could provide to help the industry thrive again as well.
With MM&E’s second-decade anniversary taking place during a year full of pivots, it made sense to merge Missouri Meetings & Events magazine with the MEET (Meetings – Events – Entertainment – Travel) platform going forward. The Spring 2021 issue will mark the last issue of Missouri Meetings & Events and the very first issue of….
MEET Missouri will be a brand-new print/digital meeting and event magazine launching in Summer 2021. Compact in size with a clean, easy-to-navigate layout, this premier publication will feature quick-read articles, additional topics relevant to group business, and more new, separate resources coming later in the year.
While MEET Missouri will continue to heavily focus on meetings and events, it will also embrace entertainment and travel subject matter from the group business angle. MEET Missouri will continue to cater its resources to the planner who is in charge of coordinating their organization’s upcoming group outing, but its editorial focus will approach company functions from the leisure side as well. Coupled with coverage on entertainment and travel, MEET Missouri will also feature a wedding department for the first time that can be utilized personally or professionally.
If there is a particular topic(s) you would like MEET Missouri to cover that would specifically benefit you and/or your organization, let us know by sending an email to [email protected]. We want our planner and venue/service supplier readers to be part of our and the industry’s transition over the next year. Additional features will be forthcoming throughout 2021, so continue visiting our website, following us on social media, and subscribing to our free resources to stay in the know about this exciting transformation. MEET Missouri will continue creating pertinent resources for meeting planners and venue/service suppliers in these ever-changing times, and it will remain an active support system so both parties are able to endure future hurdles and stay part of one of the most hospitable and humanly connected industries for business.