COLLABORATE is a magazine, website, and mix of live and online events that bring together a community of corporate meeting professionals to learn, share and grow the business of planning meetings, conferences and events.
In a business world that is faster, tougher, leaner and more competitive than ever, meeting professionals need every edge they can get. Collaborate is committed to the continuing education of planners and service providers, as well as the development of the meetings industry through its print, digital and online products and its annual Collaborate Marketplace event, leadership summits, advisory board meetings and additional conferences. Collaborate brings more perspective, strategy and insight to meeting development and management while adding a healthy dose of imagination combined with clarity.
“Good meetings aren’t just about work. They’re about fun—keeping people charged up. It’s more than collaboration, it’s ‘coliberation’—people freeing each other up to think more creatively.” —Bernard DeKoven
The Magazine and Community:
Collaborate magazine was recognized with the 2012 Silver Award for Editorial Excellence, New Publication by the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Designed for corporate meeting professionals, Collaborate delivers straightforward business news planners can use, creative ideas borrowed from the culture at large to inspire meetings, practical advice from experts, well-written analysis of trends and new developments, and case studies. Its expert editorial team tracks down fresh ideas and thoughtful strategies so readers can learn from their peers. And because the needs of corporate meeting planners are different from those of other industry segments, Collaborate’s targeted content makes it a must-read for industry leaders in companies large and small.
The website, digital newsletters, blogs and webinars provide a mix of current news, analysis, commentary and practical how-to articles for users. On Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, our staff and community of meeting professionals share photos and experiences from events, travel and more.
Subscribers’ titles include chairman, CEO, president, vice president, corporate event planner, senior event planner and meeting planning manager. They hail from leading companies across many industries. They oversee or manage meeting departments and control budgets. They’re responsible for purchasing products and services ranging from meeting space to registration software.
Collaborate Marketplace, an annual education conference and appointment-only trade show, is a highly respected event that brings together the most active planners, suppliers and experts in many fields for three days of general sessions, boot camps, roundtables, workshops, pre-set appointments and networking. Past general session speakers include Steve Forbes, Lisa Ling and Biz Stone. The appointment-only trade show is the business marketplace, where RFPs are placed, dates are secured and relationships are developed for future business. With a solid reputation for delivering ROI, the annual event has grown steadily. Other events throughout the year include leadership and technology summits, advisory board meetings and destination site visits.
Collinson Media and Events is one of the nation’s fastest-growing media companies specializing in destination marketing. Its major interests include meeting business magazines and trade shows, digital programs and solutions, travel guides for newspapers and leisure magazines, and destination information distribution through broadcast and custom programs. Discover for yourself why it is one of the most talked about media companies in the industry, with a solid reputation for delivering ROI to destinations, meeting planners and meeting suppliers.