JANUARY 2019
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Cover Story Members Want Immersive Experiences and Mindful Events By

It is critical to understand your members’ needs and identify what differentiates your organizations’ meetings and events from competitors.

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Features
Onsite Visits Sponsored by Local CVBs or DMOs Are a Win-Win For Planners and Venues Alike By

Familiarization or FAM trips allow meeting planners to visit a destination and determine if it’s a good fit for future conferences or other events.

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The Right Technology Tools for End-to-End Event Engagement By

As planners face increasing pressure from association stakeholders and attendees to provide memorable experiences on limited budgets, they’re turning to engagement technology to achieve those goals.

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Ways to Increase Revenue, Attendance and Exhibitors By

When it comes to growing a trade show, planners have critical questions to ask. We asked several high-level industry experts to weigh in on how best to drive trade show growth.

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Destinations
“Mile High City” is Abuzz With Attendees Who Want to Stay Low-Key By

Colorado, a vast and beautiful state highlighted by the Rocky Mountains and featuring numerous individual destinations large and small, has become popular with meeting planners who want to escape a typical urban setting and enjoy spectacular scenery.

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While Planners Are Drawn to New Orleans, Other Louisiana Cities Also Have Lots to Offer By

Small and large groups that repeatedly return to the Crescent City have a different kind of good time every time. That’s because New Orleans has everything planners need.

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Large Venues, Great Service Give Associations Many Options By

Texas is a big state with big options for planners. North, east, south or west, there’s a city that will welcome your group with Texas-sized warmth and hospitality.

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Perspective

Associations have been getting speakers for less, inflation increases, yet the harsh reality is you get what you pay for. Is that what your members deserve?

Full Story
JANUARY 2019
issue
Cover Story Members Want Immersive Experiences and Mindful Events By

It is critical to understand your members’ needs and identify what differentiates your organizations’ meetings and events from competitors.

Full Story
Features
Onsite Visits Sponsored by Local CVBs or DMOs Are a Win-Win For Planners and Venues Alike By

Familiarization or FAM trips allow meeting planners to visit a destination and determine if it’s a good fit for future conferences or other events.

Full Story
The Right Technology Tools for End-to-End Event Engagement By

As planners face increasing pressure from association stakeholders and attendees to provide memorable experiences on limited budgets, they’re turning to engagement technology to achieve those goals.

Full Story
Ways to Increase Revenue, Attendance and Exhibitors By

When it comes to growing a trade show, planners have critical questions to ask. We asked several high-level industry experts to weigh in on how best to drive trade show growth.

Full Story
Destinations
“Mile High City” is Abuzz With Attendees Who Want to Stay Low-Key By

Colorado, a vast and beautiful state highlighted by the Rocky Mountains and featuring numerous individual destinations large and small, has become popular with meeting planners who want to escape a typical urban setting and enjoy spectacular scenery.

Full Story
While Planners Are Drawn to New Orleans, Other Louisiana Cities Also Have Lots to Offer By

Small and large groups that repeatedly return to the Crescent City have a different kind of good time every time. That’s because New Orleans has everything planners need.

Full Story
Large Venues, Great Service Give Associations Many Options By

Texas is a big state with big options for planners. North, east, south or west, there’s a city that will welcome your group with Texas-sized warmth and hospitality.

Full Story
Perspective

Associations have been getting speakers for less, inflation increases, yet the harsh reality is you get what you pay for. Is that what your members deserve?

Full Story
industry
events

February 3-6, 2019
Independent Planner Education Conference (IPEC)
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, TX
www.ipec.northstarmeetingsgroup.com

February 6-8, 2019
AMC Institute Annual Meeting
JW Marriott
Austin, TX
www.amcinstitute.org

February 7-9, 2019 
ADMEI Annual Conference
Four Seasons Houston
Houston, TX
www.admeinternational.org

February 9-12, 2019
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC)

World Forum The Hague
The Hague, The Netherlands
www.mpiweb.org

February 12, 2019
CSPI Annual Conference
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC
www.cspionline.org/annual-conference

February 13, 2019
Destination International Destination Showcase

Washington, DC
www.destinationsinternational.org/showcase

February 13–14, 2019
North American Journey’s (NAJ) RTO Summit West
The Ritz-Carlton
Marina del Rey, CA
www.rtosummit.com

February 15-17, 2019
National Speakers Association (NSA) Winter Conference
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
www.nsaspeaker.org

February 24-27, 2019
Annual Travel South USA Showcase
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
www.industry.travelsouthusa.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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