April/May 2016
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Cover Story Designers Work With Meeting Planners to Build for the Future Now By

New expansions incorporate a “trend fusion” of flexible space, new technology, local culture and more.

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Features
Make Everlasting Memories in These Welcoming Destinations By

Where great attractions attract great attendance.

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Novel Ideas and Big Data Emerge to Deliver Impressive Results and Enhanced Experiences By

A fresh approach to the show floor is aimed at Improving exhibitor and sponsor ROI.

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From Honest Abes to 'Dummies,' There's a Convention for Whatever Floats Your Boat By

Here’s a look at some of the events held across the country that unite attendees for reasons that are a little more out of the ordinary.

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Destinations
Attendance-Building Mastery and More Attract Groups to the Entertainment Capital By

New and diverse options for meetings, and world-class entertainment and dining make Las Vegas the convention capital.

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Perspective
SMM Validates You and Your Association's Success By

Meetings are big investments and today, meeting planners must have a new value-based business model to assure success.

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How to Plan a Conference That Accommodates Deaf Attendees By

What planners should know before hiring onsite interpreter coordinators.

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April/May 2016
issue
Cover Story Designers Work With Meeting Planners to Build for the Future Now By

New expansions incorporate a “trend fusion” of flexible space, new technology, local culture and more.

Full Story
Features
Make Everlasting Memories in These Welcoming Destinations By

Where great attractions attract great attendance.

Full Story
Novel Ideas and Big Data Emerge to Deliver Impressive Results and Enhanced Experiences By

A fresh approach to the show floor is aimed at Improving exhibitor and sponsor ROI.

Full Story
From Honest Abes to 'Dummies,' There's a Convention for Whatever Floats Your Boat By

Here’s a look at some of the events held across the country that unite attendees for reasons that are a little more out of the ordinary.

Full Story
Destinations
Attendance-Building Mastery and More Attract Groups to the Entertainment Capital By

New and diverse options for meetings, and world-class entertainment and dining make Las Vegas the convention capital.

Full Story
Perspective
SMM Validates You and Your Association's Success By

Meetings are big investments and today, meeting planners must have a new value-based business model to assure success.

Full Story
How to Plan a Conference That Accommodates Deaf Attendees By

What planners should know before hiring onsite interpreter coordinators.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Red Nose Day The Sales, Tradeshows, and Communications departments of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center participated in “Red Nose Day,” on May 26, 2016. Through the power of entertainment, the non-profit organization “Comic Relief” raises awareness and money to help lift children out of poverty. Through June 4, Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide will sell Red Noses for $1 each. Proceeds from Red Nose purchases benefit the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports charities with domestic and international reach aimed at fighting childhood poverty.
  • Snapshots
    Springtime Expo ASAE’s Springtime Expo, held April 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, attracted 1,403 attendees and 1,338 exhibiting personnel with 305 companies, occupying 421 booths on the show floor. During the opening keynote, ASAE’s President and CEO John H. Graham, IV, FASAE, CAE, announced ASAE is sun-setting Springtime, and he and Don Neal, Founder and CEO of 360 Live Media, announced a new event called Xperience Design Project (XDP).
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  • Snapshots
    Springtime Expo ASAE’s Springtime Expo, held April 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, attracted 1,403 attendees and 1,338 exhibiting personnel with 305 companies, occupying 421 booths on the show floor. During the opening keynote, ASAE’s President and CEO John H. Graham, IV, FASAE, CAE, announced ASAE is sun-setting Springtime, and he and Don Neal, Founder and CEO of 360 Live Media, announced a new event called Xperience Design Project (XDP).
  • Snapshots
    Global Event Summit The first Global Event Summit, a partnership among VisitScotland, the International Special Events Society (recently rebranded to International Live Events Association) and the IMEX Group, included 30 senior event professionals who gathered at the Gleneagles Hotel & Resort and participated in high-level debates and toured Edinburgh.
  • Snapshots
    American Associations Day ASAE’s American Associations Day was held March 9 at the ASAE Board Reception in Washington, DC. (L to r) Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), the 2016 Sentinel Award winner, joins President of the Michigan Society of Association Executives Cheryl Ronk, CAE, CMP, FASAE, the Association Political Leadership Award honoree, with ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE. American Associations Day is ASAE’s yearly fly-in to share the association industry’s powerful story with policymakers and their staffs. Photo credit: Sabrina A. Kidwai
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    American Associations Day American Associations Day is ASAE’s yearly fly-in to share the association industry’s powerful story with policymakers and their staffs.
  • Snapshots
    Global Meetings Industry Day On April 14, the Global Meetings Industry Day was held worldwide, and in Las Vegas, Caesars Entertainment partnered with the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and other resort leaders to demonstrate the impact that the meetings industry has on businesses, communities and the economy. Participants included LVCVA President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter (center) and speakers from MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts, The Venetian and The Palazzo and Caesars Entertainment’s own Senior Vice President of National Meetings and Events Michael Massari (far right). The city’s esteemed guest, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association Roger Dow (third from right), opened with a keynote to an audience of more than 220 industry professionals in the new T-Mobile Arena.
industry
events

June 1, 2016
Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum
Washington, DC
703-979-4841
www.eceforum.com

June 2-5, 2016
PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit
Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
Braselton, Georgia
877-827-7262
www.pcma.org

June 11-14, 2016
MPI 2015 World Education Congress
Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center
Atlantic City, NJ
972-702-3051
www.mpiweb.org

June 13-14, 2016
ASAE Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
888-950-2723
www.asaecenter.org/mmcc

June 15-17, 2016
ibtm america
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN
www.ibtmamerica.com

June 26-29, 2016
PCMA 2016 Education Conference
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
St. Louis, MO
877-827-7262
www.pcma.org

June 30, 2016
Large Show Roundtable
Orlando, FL
www.lippmanconnects.com/lsr

July 3-6, 2016
AIPC – the International Association of Congress Centres
Annual Conference and 58th General Assembly
Nantes, France
www.aipc.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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