October/November 2016
issue
Cover Story Rising to the Challenge of a Seller’s Market That Makes a Tough Job Even Tougher By

With tight rules and regulations on spending, site sourcing is a predominant source of stress.

Full Story
Features
A Comprehensive, Well-Communicated Risk-Assessment Plan Makes All the Difference By

There are a host of potential safety and security problems that pose more realistic threats than terrorism.

Full Story
Where Expanding Convention Districts and Meetings Infrastructure Are Getting Planners’ Attention By

These cities are about to become major movers and shakers in the convention scene.

Full Story
Destinations
...Like These Meeting Planners Did! By

Florida holds enormous appeal for groups with its sweeping white beaches and alluring Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Full Story
Associations Love Meeting in Las Vegas and Reno Year After Year By

Planners are attracted by the continual reinvention of Las Vegas and the rebirth of downtown Reno.

Full Story
From Austin to San Antonio, the Booming Lone Star State Is More Popular Than Ever for Association Meetings By

Texas is busily upgrading and expanding existing properties while building new ones — good news for associations.

Full Story
Perspective
Have the Right Emergency Response Plans in Place By

Planners must prepare for a range of threats that vary according to the destination.

Full Story

Providing the necessary forums to improve patient outcomes and evolve the profession.

Full Story
October/November 2016
issue
Cover Story Rising to the Challenge of a Seller’s Market That Makes a Tough Job Even Tougher By

With tight rules and regulations on spending, site sourcing is a predominant source of stress.

Full Story
Features
A Comprehensive, Well-Communicated Risk-Assessment Plan Makes All the Difference By

There are a host of potential safety and security problems that pose more realistic threats than terrorism.

Full Story
Where Expanding Convention Districts and Meetings Infrastructure Are Getting Planners’ Attention By

These cities are about to become major movers and shakers in the convention scene.

Full Story
Destinations
...Like These Meeting Planners Did! By

Florida holds enormous appeal for groups with its sweeping white beaches and alluring Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Full Story
Associations Love Meeting in Las Vegas and Reno Year After Year By

Planners are attracted by the continual reinvention of Las Vegas and the rebirth of downtown Reno.

Full Story
From Austin to San Antonio, the Booming Lone Star State Is More Popular Than Ever for Association Meetings By

Texas is busily upgrading and expanding existing properties while building new ones — good news for associations.

Full Story
Perspective
Have the Right Emergency Response Plans in Place By

Planners must prepare for a range of threats that vary according to the destination.

Full Story

Providing the necessary forums to improve patient outcomes and evolve the profession.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    IMEX America The sixth IMEX America, held in Las Vegas in October, set new records, with 12,227 meetings, events and incentive travel industry professionals in attendance — an increase of 14 percent over 2015. Also, there was a 6 percent increase in the number of hosted buyers who attended — 3,216 from 60 countries. Prescheduled appointments numbered 60,000 — more than in 2015 — and 10,000 buyers also took part in group appointments.
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  • Snapshots
    IMEX America This year’s IMEXrun attracted more than 800 runners. The sixth IMEX America, held in Las Vegas in October, set new records, with 12,227 meetings, events and incentive travel industry professionals in attendance.
  • Snapshots
    IMEX America IMEX America's Smart Monday featured the Play Room, sponsored by Play With a Purpose. Participants played with tools, techniques and resources to develop new ideas and make meetings interactive.
  • Snapshots
    IMEX America Paws for a Break, featured during IMEX America's Smart Monday, gave attendees a chance to interact with some furry friends on the show floor.
  • Snapshots
    Large Show Roundtable The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the New Orleans CVB partnered to host Sam Lippman’s Large Show Roundtable. Participants attended to brainstorm ideas, explore proprietary research, exchange best practices and make new connections with the goal of making their trade shows more effective and profitable.
  • Snapshots
    MEET National A record number of attendees at MEET National in Washington, DC, participated in more than 20 sessions for CE credits developed in partnership with CIC, MPI, DMAI, SGMP, and IAEE; two keynote addresses, two certificate programs by MPI and an interactive town hall. MEET National is organized by Questex Travel Group in partnership with MPI and HSMAI.
  • Snapshots
    MEET National A record number of attendees at MEET National in Washington, DC, participated in more than 20 sessions for CE credits developed in partnership with CIC, MPI, DMAI, SGMP, and IAEE; two keynote addresses, two certificate programs by MPI and an interactive town hall. MEET National is organized by Questex Travel Group in partnership with MPI and HSMAI.
  • Snapshots
    MEET National A record number of attendees at MEET National in Washington, DC, participated in more than 20 sessions for CE credits developed in partnership with CIC, MPI, DMAI, SGMP, and IAEE; two keynote addresses, two certificate programs by MPI and an interactive town hall. MEET National is organized by Questex Travel Group in partnership with MPI and HSMAI..
industry
events

December 6-8, 2016
Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2016
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
www.myexpoexpo.com

December 12-14, 2016
ASAE Technology Conference and Expo
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
888-950-2723
www.technologyconference.org

January 6-8, 2017
Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA)
Annual Conference
Sheraton Austin Hotel
Austin, TX
www.espaonline.org

January 8–11, 2017
PCMA Annual Meeting
Convening Leaders
Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX
877-827-7262

www.pcma.org

January 10-12, 2017
The Special Event 2017
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA
800-927-5007
www.thespecialeventshow.com

January 19-21, 2017
ADMEI Annual Conference
Hotel Arts
Barcelona, Spain
937-586-3727
www.admeinternational.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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