April/May 2015
issue
Cover Story Price Is Just One Part of the Total Value Package Planners Are Looking for By

From Detroit to Oklahoma City, find out the new stories these and other select cities have to “sell.”

Full Story
Features
‘Experience Design’ Gives Attendees a Reason to Stay and Explore By

Event organizers need to find ways to make the trade show floor experience appealing at the very least and dazzlingly memorable at best.

Full Story
Input From Planners Is the Key to Successful Convention Center Improvement Projects By

Convention center improvement projects are often major investments that have the potential to boost group business along with the local economy.

Full Story
How to Find the Right Speakers and Entertainers — Even on a Budget By

Speakers and entertainers are critical to a convention’s success on many levels.

Full Story
Destinations
The Ever-changing Destination Always Garners High Marks Form Attendees By

Las Vegas was again named the No. 1 trade show destination for the 21st consecutive year.

Full Story
Perspective
Make a Jump! Take a Risk! Be a Game-changer! By

It’s becoming increasingly important to organizations that they hire planners whose work and personal brand can elevate their image.

Full Story
5 Trends From the Event Service Manager's Perspective By

A fluid partnership between an event service manager and a meeting planner creates an undeniable synergy that ultimately yields a successful and memorable event.

Full Story
April/May 2015
issue
Cover Story Price Is Just One Part of the Total Value Package Planners Are Looking for By

From Detroit to Oklahoma City, find out the new stories these and other select cities have to “sell.”

Full Story
Features
‘Experience Design’ Gives Attendees a Reason to Stay and Explore By

Event organizers need to find ways to make the trade show floor experience appealing at the very least and dazzlingly memorable at best.

Full Story
Input From Planners Is the Key to Successful Convention Center Improvement Projects By

Convention center improvement projects are often major investments that have the potential to boost group business along with the local economy.

Full Story
How to Find the Right Speakers and Entertainers — Even on a Budget By

Speakers and entertainers are critical to a convention’s success on many levels.

Full Story
Destinations
The Ever-changing Destination Always Garners High Marks Form Attendees By

Las Vegas was again named the No. 1 trade show destination for the 21st consecutive year.

Full Story
Perspective
Make a Jump! Take a Risk! Be a Game-changer! By

It’s becoming increasingly important to organizations that they hire planners whose work and personal brand can elevate their image.

Full Story
5 Trends From the Event Service Manager's Perspective By

A fluid partnership between an event service manager and a meeting planner creates an undeniable synergy that ultimately yields a successful and memorable event.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Springtime These participants joined nearly 3,000 other meeting and industry professionals at ASAE’s Springtime Expo, April 8–9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC.
    www.springtimeexpo.com
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  • Snapshots
    ASAE Springtime These participants joined nearly 3,000 other meeting and industry professionals at ASAE’s Springtime Expo, April 8–9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC.
    www.springtimeexpo.com
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Great Ideas Asia-Pacific The ASAE Great Ideas in Association Management Conference, Asia-Pacific was held earlier this year in Hong Kong. In attendance were (l to r) Amy Ledoux, S.V.P., Meetings, Expositions & Events, ASAE; Francesco Leboffe, conventions manager, Meetings & Exhibitions and Phoebe Shing, manager, Business Development, Meetings & Exhibitions, both for the Hong Kong Tourism Board; Greta Kotler, chief global development officer, ASAE; Susan Neely, chair of ASAE and president and CEO of American Beverage Association; Irene Law, senior manager, Business Development, Meetings & Exhibitions of the Hong Kong Tourism Board; John Graham, president and CEO of ASAE and Anne Blouin, chief learning officer of ASAE.
    www.greatideasasiapacific.org
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Legislative Fly-in ASAE presented Congressman Dave Joyce (l) and Congressman Kevin Brady (r) with ASAE Sentinel Awards in Washington, DC, as part of ASAE’s annual Legislative Fly-in. The honorees were flanked by Susan Neely and John Graham.
    www.asaecenter.org
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Legislative Fly-in Attendees enjoy refreshments at ASAE’s DC Fly-in.
    www.asaecenter.org
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Great Ideas Conference Orlando Attendees at the recent ASAE Great Ideas Conference in Orlando.
    www.greatideasconference.org
  • Snapshots
    ACCED-I Annual Conference The 35th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International was held in March in Chicago.
    www.acced-i.org
industry
events

April 30, 2015 – May 3, 2015
PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort
Palm Desert, CA
877-827-7262
www.pcma.org

May 2–10, 2015
U.S. Travel National Travel and Tourism Week
Nationwide
Contact Sarah Erdman
202-408-2182
serdman@ustravel.org
www.ustravel.org

May 6-7, 2015
International & European Associations Congress
SwissTech Convention Centre
Lausanne, Switzerland
www.associationcongress.com/ie

May 19-21, 2015
IMEX ’15 Worldwide Exhibition for
Incentive Travel, Meetings & Events
Hall 8
Messe Frankfurt, Germany
+44 1273 227311
www.imex-frankfurt.com

May 27, 2015
Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum
JW Marriott Washington, DC
Washington, DC
703-979-4841
www.eceforum.com

May 28-30, 2015
DigitalNow Association Leadership Conference
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
Orlando, FL
www.fusionproductions.com
www.digitalnowconference.com

June 1-2, 2015
ASAE Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
888-950-2723
www.asaecenter.org/mmcc

June 4-5, 2015
ASAE 2015 Finance, HR & Business Operations Conference
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
www.fhrboc.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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