June/July 2015
issue
Cover Story How Planners Manage Meetings Outside Their Comfort Zone By

New developments in an organization’s membership and/or the field it represents can motivate a global site choice. How to take a successful leap across the pond.

Full Story
Features
These Game-Changers Are Putting Their Cities on the Site Selection Map By

First- and second-tier cities are partnering with upscale hoteliers to raise their profile in the convention market.

Full Story
Savvy Planners Use New Tools to 'Expand and Enhance' the Experience By

The right mobile technology and social media ensure active participation before, during and after the event.

Full Story
Planners Win Big With Better Attendance, Great Amenities and Prime Entertainment By

The best meeting-savvy resorts attract a remarkably diverse selection of conferences and attendees — gaming enthusiasts and not.

Full Story
Perspective
The Basics of Planning International Meetings By

Planning international meetings can be a heavy lift, regardless of the destination. But certain considerations can make it a lot easier.

Full Story
June/July 2015
issue
Cover Story How Planners Manage Meetings Outside Their Comfort Zone By

New developments in an organization’s membership and/or the field it represents can motivate a global site choice. How to take a successful leap across the pond.

Full Story
Features
These Game-Changers Are Putting Their Cities on the Site Selection Map By

First- and second-tier cities are partnering with upscale hoteliers to raise their profile in the convention market.

Full Story
Savvy Planners Use New Tools to 'Expand and Enhance' the Experience By

The right mobile technology and social media ensure active participation before, during and after the event.

Full Story
Planners Win Big With Better Attendance, Great Amenities and Prime Entertainment By

The best meeting-savvy resorts attract a remarkably diverse selection of conferences and attendees — gaming enthusiasts and not.

Full Story
Perspective
The Basics of Planning International Meetings By

Planning international meetings can be a heavy lift, regardless of the destination. But certain considerations can make it a lot easier.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Exhibitions Day on Capitol Hill The Exhibitions Mean Business campaign hosted its second annual Exhibitions Day on Capitol Hill June 8–9 to continue dialogue around key issues that threaten the industry’s $71.3 billion contribution to the U.S. GDP.
    Shown gathered in the Washington, DC, office of U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis are (l to r) John Patronski, E.V.P. industry development of GES (Global Experience Specialists); Kristy Wagner, exhibit manager at Corcoran Expositions Inc.; Kevin Jackson, senior marketing manager of PCMA; U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis; Mary Pat Heftman, E.V.P., convention and strategic alliances of the National Restaurant Association; Tom Corcoran, president of Corcoran Expositions Inc.; and Jimmy Mundo, advocacy manager of Choose Chicago.
    www.exhibitionsmeanbusiness.org
    FOR MORE SNAPSHOTS, CLICK ON THE PHOTO ARROWS
  • 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 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

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

June 9-11, 2015
ibtm america
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
www.ibtmamerica.com

June 14-17, 2015
PCMA Education Conference
Fort Lauderdale, FL
877-827-7262
www.pcma.org

July 5-8, 2015
AIPC – the International Association of Congress Centres
Annual Conference and 57th General Assembly
Boston, MA
www.aipc.org

July 15-17, 2015
DMAI 101st Annual Convention
Austin, TX
202-296-7888
www.destinationmarketing.org/dmai-annual-convention

July 15-17, 2015
FSAE Annual Conference
Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club
St. Petersburg, FL
850-222-7994
www.fsae.org

August 1-4, 2015
MPI 2015 World Education Congress
Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA
972-702-3051
www.mpiweb.org

August 1-4, 2015
VenueConnect
IAVM 90th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
972-906-7441
www.iavm.org

August 8-11, 2015
ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition
Cobo Center
Detroit, MI
888-950-2723
www.asaeannualmeeting.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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