August/September 2014
issue
Cover Story Do Your Homework and Create a Passport to Success By

If there’s one thing that stays constant about planning meetings around the world, it’s the fact that things change.

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Features

When it comes to site selection, SMERF planners face a balancing act in designing an event that is both attractive and affordable to members.

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Career Advancement Depends More Now Than Ever on Continuing Education and Certifications By

Professional certifications such as the CMP are more important than ever — not just for career advancement, but also for career survival.

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Destinations
An Expanding Convention Scene Up and Down the Coast By

The Golden State’s colorful destinations include San Francisco, San Jose, Anaheim and San Diego, where convention center upgrades are planned.

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Perspective

Professionals are turning to their representative associations for certification programs.

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August/September 2014
issue
Cover Story Do Your Homework and Create a Passport to Success By

If there’s one thing that stays constant about planning meetings around the world, it’s the fact that things change.

Full Story
Features

When it comes to site selection, SMERF planners face a balancing act in designing an event that is both attractive and affordable to members.

Full Story
Career Advancement Depends More Now Than Ever on Continuing Education and Certifications By

Professional certifications such as the CMP are more important than ever — not just for career advancement, but also for career survival.

Full Story
Destinations
An Expanding Convention Scene Up and Down the Coast By

The Golden State’s colorful destinations include San Francisco, San Jose, Anaheim and San Diego, where convention center upgrades are planned.

Full Story
Perspective

Professionals are turning to their representative associations for certification programs.

Full Story
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    CIC Hall of Leaders Gala Kicking off IMEX America on the evening of October 12, 2014, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) rolled out the red carpet in Las Vegas for more than 500 of the nation’s leading meetings professionals. The 2014 Hall of Leaders Gala honored the industry’s best and brightest.
    2014 Hall of Leaders Class: John Christison; Gary Sain (deceased); Patti Shock.
    Pacesetter Awards Winners: Lindsay Arell; Donnell Bayot.
    (Pictured l to r): CIC CEO Karen Kotowski; Donnell Bayot; Patti Shock; Pam Sain (wife of Gary Sain); John Christison; Lindsay Arell; CIC Board Chair Bob Gilbert.
    www.conventionindustry.org
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    CIC Hall of Leaders Gala Hall of Leaders Gala Chair Teri Breining, CMP, CMM (left), and guest. “We’re all so fortunate to be a part of the meeting industry, and I’m glad we have the Hall of Leaders, acknowledging the great contributions and influence of those within our profession, as well as the Pacesetter Awards, which recognize the strength and promise of the industry going forward,” said Breining.
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    CIC Hall of Leaders Gala 1999 Hall of Leaders inductee Howard Feiertag, CMP, CHME, CHA (center), of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, with gala attendees.
  • Snapshots
    IMEX America IMEX America opened October 14 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. This fourth edition of the trade show for the international meetings, incentive travel and events industry was the biggest yet. With a total of 2,900 companies exhibiting representing 150+ countries (2013: 2,694 from 150 countries) the number of exhibitors joining the show rose by 8 percent.
    www.imexamerica
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    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Lady Antebellum wowed the audience at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in the heart of downtown Nashville during the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition held at Music City Center in Nashville. Here the three members of Lady Antebellum pose with ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, and his family.
    www.asaecenter.org
    Credit: Ann Richardson
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    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Ally Jenkins, ASAE manager, conferences, is flanked by Nashville TV stars Charles Esten and Clare Bowen at the ASAE Annual Meeting, which boasted record-breaking attendance and showcased Nashville at its finest.
    www.asaecenter.org
    Credit: Ann Richardson
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    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Association Conventions & Facilities Publisher Harvey Grotsky meets Constable Philippe Richard of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the show floor at the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition at Music City Center in Nashville.
    www.asaecenter.org
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    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Stopping by the Reno booth is David Wise, the first-ever Olympic gold medalist in men’s ski halfpipe. Pictured at right is Chris Baum, president and CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority.
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition The 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, held August 9–12, in Nashville, boasted the highest executive attendance since the 2007 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago. Out of a grand total of 5,975 association professionals and industry partners, the final breakdown included 3,159 executives, 1,897 exhibitors and 919 others such as guests, spouses, press, volunteers, vendors and staff. Also, a total of 441 companies representing 707 booths exhibited in the expo hall this year, which resulted in a strong ratio of 63 percent buyers (association staff) to 37 percent sellers (industry partners).
    Credit: Thomas Khaaliq
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    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Attendees on the show floor in Nashville's Music City Center. Next year's annual meeting and exposition will be held in Detroit August 8-11.
    Credit: Thomas Khaaliq
industry
events

October 14-16, 2014
IMEX America
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Sands Expo & Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
+44 1273 227311
www.imexamerica.com

November 1–5, 2014
International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress
Antalya, Turkey
+31203981902
www.iccaworld.com

November 3-6, 2014
World Travel Market London
ExCel London
London, U.K.
www.wtmlondon.com

December 3-5, 2014
Florida Encounter
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale, FL
www.floridaencounter.com
encounter@visitflorida.org

December 9-11, 2014
International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Los Angeles, CA
www.iaee.com

December 16-17, 2014
ASAE Technology Conference and Expo
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
888-950-2723
www.technologyconference.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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