NOVEMBER 2018
issue
Cover Story Welcomes All to Enjoy This Bigger-Than-Life Destination By

Well-known for its passion and its pride, the vast state of Texas is no stranger to visitors, who are always shown a good time, made to feel at home and are forever welcome by a Texas-size hospitality that envelops all.

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Features
Planners Can Bargain if They Know the Value of Their Business and Show Flexibility By

To get the best deals, planners must raise their negotiating game by thinking like sales managers, knowing the value of their business and being more flexible with dates, rates, meeting space and other logistics.

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Advice for Planners Seeking Authenticity By

The directive for planners is simple: Seek what is genuine, what is real, what is original — not what is manufactured.

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Convening in Destinations Outside of the U.S. Raises Educational Awareness By

For growth-minded international associations, convening in new locations outside the United States is a key way to raise awareness of their educational offerings and, ultimately, gain new members across the world.

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Sponsorship Trends Are Leaning Toward Experiences Rather Than Branded Items By

The experiential trend seems to be reaching every corner of the meetings industry, including conventions held by associations.

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Destinations
It’s Not Just All About Las Vegas Anymore By

When planners think of meeting in Nevada, they typically think Las Vegas. Yet, Reno-Tahoe — at the edge of the towering Sierra Nevada — offers its own brand of inspiration and should be on every planner’s Nevada go-to list.

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Perspective
Creativity — and Technology — Means Memorable Meetings By

Association event planners are always on the lookout for the next innovative idea. Fresh content, experiences and networking opportunities keep attendees and exhibitors engaged and coming back for more.

Full Story
NOVEMBER 2018
issue
Cover Story Welcomes All to Enjoy This Bigger-Than-Life Destination By

Well-known for its passion and its pride, the vast state of Texas is no stranger to visitors, who are always shown a good time, made to feel at home and are forever welcome by a Texas-size hospitality that envelops all.

Full Story
Features
Planners Can Bargain if They Know the Value of Their Business and Show Flexibility By

To get the best deals, planners must raise their negotiating game by thinking like sales managers, knowing the value of their business and being more flexible with dates, rates, meeting space and other logistics.

Full Story
Advice for Planners Seeking Authenticity By

The directive for planners is simple: Seek what is genuine, what is real, what is original — not what is manufactured.

Full Story
Convening in Destinations Outside of the U.S. Raises Educational Awareness By

For growth-minded international associations, convening in new locations outside the United States is a key way to raise awareness of their educational offerings and, ultimately, gain new members across the world.

Full Story
Sponsorship Trends Are Leaning Toward Experiences Rather Than Branded Items By

The experiential trend seems to be reaching every corner of the meetings industry, including conventions held by associations.

Full Story
Destinations
It’s Not Just All About Las Vegas Anymore By

When planners think of meeting in Nevada, they typically think Las Vegas. Yet, Reno-Tahoe — at the edge of the towering Sierra Nevada — offers its own brand of inspiration and should be on every planner’s Nevada go-to list.

Full Story
Perspective
Creativity — and Technology — Means Memorable Meetings By

Association event planners are always on the lookout for the next innovative idea. Fresh content, experiences and networking opportunities keep attendees and exhibitors engaged and coming back for more.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Kathleen Matthews (center), former chief global communications and public affairs officers at Marriott International, received a distinguished leadership award from the U.S. Travel Association, represented by National Chair Geoff Ballotti (left) and CEO Roger Dow (right)
  • Snapshots
    Winners of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) 2018 Awards of Excellence were announced at its World Workplace Conference and Expo last month. Among the honorees was Erick Kniestedt, AVP of Facilities & Assets (third from left), flanked by (left to right) Don Gilpin, David Sholkovitz and Graham Tier, CFM, FMP, MRICS, chair of IFMA’s global board of directors
  • Snapshots
    The team from Visit Seattle traveled to London last month to establish connections with travel contacts and media in the U.K. From left to right: Brian Canlis, Bill Weise, Natalie Jushinski, Tom Norwalk, Brady Williams, John Boesche.
  • Snapshots
    Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau inducted new members into the Atlanta Hospitality Hall of Fame Nov. 1. From left to right: David Rubinger, William Pate, Claudia Mashburn, Gov. Nathan Deal, Kathleen Bertrand, Ben Shanley, John Stephenson.
  • Snapshots
    Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau presented its 4th annual Hospitality Industry & Awards Night. Seated (left to right): Susan Keane, Suzy Whaley, David Rocha, Liz Parenzan. Standing (left to right): Lynn Vasquez, Thomas Madden, H. Scott Phelps, John Heine, Richard Parenzan and son Zachary, Matt Scott.
industry
events

November 16-18, 2018
2018 CMP Conclave
Birmingham, Alabama
www.eventscouncil.org/index.aspx

November 26, 2018
SITE Incentive Seminar
Barcelona, Spain
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

November 26–29, 2018
Travel South USA International Showcase
Nashville, TN
404-231-1790
www.travelsouthusa.org

November 27-29, 2018
ibtm World
Gran Via venue
Av. Joan Carles I
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain
www.ibtmworld.com

November 28-30, 2018 
Florida Encounter
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Bonita Springs, FL
www.floridaencounter.com

November 28–30, 2018
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Destination Marketing Forum
Khon Kaen, Thailand
www.pata.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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