February/March 2016
issue
Cover Story On the Strength of New Development, a Healthy Year Ahead for Association Conventions By

Atlantic City is bringing in a new air of revitalization and a renewed surge in convention bookings.

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Features
Choose These Easy-to-Reach Value Destinations to Get More Mileage Out of Attendance By

Members will be more inclined to attend meetings if they are held in a destination that’s either easy to reach or affordable — or both.

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Tried-and-True Methods to Develop Long-Term, Win-Win Partnerships By

The biggest challenge in finding sponsorships is meeting partner expectations.

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Destinations
There's Always Something New and Big and Different in This Dream Destination By

The Big Easy’s hospitality, coupled with walkability, embarrassment of great food and lasting local relationships, makes it a dream destination for meeting planners.

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Perspective
Harness the Power of Interactive Technology By

Professional meeting planners have a new mission to attract millennials who now represent the largest generation in the U.S. work force.

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February/March 2016
issue
Cover Story On the Strength of New Development, a Healthy Year Ahead for Association Conventions By

Atlantic City is bringing in a new air of revitalization and a renewed surge in convention bookings.

Full Story
Features
Choose These Easy-to-Reach Value Destinations to Get More Mileage Out of Attendance By

Members will be more inclined to attend meetings if they are held in a destination that’s either easy to reach or affordable — or both.

Full Story
Tried-and-True Methods to Develop Long-Term, Win-Win Partnerships By

The biggest challenge in finding sponsorships is meeting partner expectations.

Full Story
Destinations
There's Always Something New and Big and Different in This Dream Destination By

The Big Easy’s hospitality, coupled with walkability, embarrassment of great food and lasting local relationships, makes it a dream destination for meeting planners.

Full Story
Perspective
Harness the Power of Interactive Technology By

Professional meeting planners have a new mission to attract millennials who now represent the largest generation in the U.S. work force.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    American Associations Day ASAE’s American Associations Day was held March 9 at the ASAE Board Reception in Washington, DC. (L to r) Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), the 2016 Sentinel Award winner, joins President of the Michigan Society of Association Executives Cheryl Ronk, CAE, CMP, FASAE, the Association Political Leadership Award honoree, with ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE. American Associations Day is ASAE’s yearly fly-in to share the association industry’s powerful story with policymakers and their staffs. Photo credit: Sabrina A. Kidwai
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    Hilton West Palm Beach Grand Opening The Hilton West Palm Beach celebrated its grand opening on March 3. It's the only hotel in South Florida to be connected to a convention center (Palm Beach County Convention Center). The 400-room hotel has 24,000 sf of meeting space.
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    Hilton West Palm Beach Grand Opening David Middlebrook (center), V.P. operations for Association Conventions & Facilities magazine, is flanked by Hilton West Palm Beach's Edd Karlan, director of sales and marketing and Sasha Azqueta, PR and marketing manager.
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) 2016 Convening Leaders, held in January at the Vancouver (BC) Convention Centre, brought together 3,826 meeting planners and suppliers, from 36 different countries, to learn how to cultivate creative moments through both their experience and the education sessions offered. “The Convening Leaders 2016 creative construct was grounded in transparency,” said Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and CEO (pictured second from left). “One of our goals for Convening Leaders this year was to explain and show everything from new programs to the flexibility of the convention center itself.”
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) 2016 Convening Leaders, held in January at the Vancouver (BC) Convention Centre, brought together 3,826 meeting planners and suppliers, from 36 different countries, to learn how to cultivate creative moments through both their experience and the education sessions offered.
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) 2016 Convening Leaders, held in January at the Vancouver (BC) Convention Centre, brought together 3,826 meeting planners and suppliers, from 36 different countries, to learn how to cultivate creative moments through both their experience and the education sessions offered.
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) 2016 Convening Leaders, held in January at the Vancouver (BC) Convention Centre, brought together 3,826 meeting planners and suppliers, from 36 different countries, to learn how to cultivate creative moments through both their experience and the education sessions offered.
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) 2016 Convening Leaders, held in January at the Vancouver (BC) Convention Centre, brought together 3,826 meeting planners and suppliers, from 36 different countries, to learn how to cultivate creative moments through both their experience and the education sessions offered.
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) 2016 Convening Leaders, held in January at the Vancouver (BC) Convention Centre, brought together 3,826 meeting planners and suppliers, from 36 different countries, to learn how to cultivate creative moments through both their experience and the education sessions offered.
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) 2016 Convening Leaders, held in January at the Vancouver (BC) Convention Centre, brought together 3,826 meeting planners and suppliers, from 36 different countries, to learn how to cultivate creative moments through both their experience and the education sessions offered.
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) 2016 Convening Leaders, held in January at the Vancouver (BC) Convention Centre, brought together 3,826 meeting planners and suppliers, from 36 different countries, to learn how to cultivate creative moments through both their experience and the education sessions offered.
industry
events

April 10-12, 2016
ASAE Great Ideas in Association Management, Asia-Pacific
Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
Hong Kong
www.greatideasasiapacific.org

April 14, 2016
Meetings Mean Business Global Meetings Industry Day
#GMID16
202-408-8422
www.meetingsmeanbusiness.com/content/global-meetings-industry-day

April 21-23, 2016
DigitalNow Association Leadership Conference
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, FL
www.fusionproductions.com
www.digitalnowconference.com

April 25-28, 2016
The Exhibit & Event Marketers Association (E2MA)
Red Diamond Congress
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
541-317-8768
www.e2ma.org

April 27, 2016
PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards
Washington, DC
877-827-7262
www.pcma.org

April 28, 2016
ASAE Springtime Expo and ASAE Foundation Events
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
888-950-2723
www.springtimeexpo.com

May 10-11, 2016

ASAE 2015 Finance, HR & Business Operations Conference
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
888-950-2723
www.fhrboc.org

May 17-19, 2016
SGMP 34th Annual National Education Conference & Expo
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
San Diego, CA
703-549-0892
www.sgmp.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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