June/July 2016
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Cover Story The No. 1 Destination for Meetings & Conventions Is an Attendance-Boosting Powerhouse. By

“Association planners will be amazed at all the new opportunities for their attendees before, during and after the conference that guarantee increased attendance.”

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Features
'Guaranteed to Enhance the Overall Experience of Your Attendees' By

For a successful event, association planners should embrace everything great gaming resorts have to offer.

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What's New & Noteworthy From Coast to Coast By

Convention hotels have a symbiotic relationship with their nearby convention centers — one can’t live without the other.

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From Interactive Beacons to Virtual Booth Assistants, Associations Seek New Ways to Deliver a Better Experience By

If the right tech tools are implemented in the correct way, they can go a long way toward improving the experience of attendees, exhibitors, even the association planning the event.

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Perspective

Overseas meetings require a wide range of contingencies that will test even the most savvy and experienced event planner.

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June/July 2016
issue
Cover Story The No. 1 Destination for Meetings & Conventions Is an Attendance-Boosting Powerhouse. By

“Association planners will be amazed at all the new opportunities for their attendees before, during and after the conference that guarantee increased attendance.”

Full Story
Features
'Guaranteed to Enhance the Overall Experience of Your Attendees' By

For a successful event, association planners should embrace everything great gaming resorts have to offer.

Full Story
What's New & Noteworthy From Coast to Coast By

Convention hotels have a symbiotic relationship with their nearby convention centers — one can’t live without the other.

Full Story
From Interactive Beacons to Virtual Booth Assistants, Associations Seek New Ways to Deliver a Better Experience By

If the right tech tools are implemented in the correct way, they can go a long way toward improving the experience of attendees, exhibitors, even the association planning the event.

Full Story
Perspective

Overseas meetings require a wide range of contingencies that will test even the most savvy and experienced event planner.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    ASAE MMC Conference The ASAE Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference June 13-14 welcomed 967 attendees and industry partners who took part in more than 37 learning labs, two keynote sessions and the exhibit hall at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
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    Cincinnati USA CVB Leaders gathered together as the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that The African Methodist Episcopal Church, or AME Church, will host its quadrennial General Conference in Cincinnati in 2024.
  • 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).
  • 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
  • Snapshots
    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

August 9-11, 2016
Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) Leadership Conference
Cleveland, OH
877-937-7476
www.siso.org

August 11-13, 2016
ILEA Live – International Live Events Association
JW Marriott Austin
Austin, TX
800-688-4737
www.ileahub.com

August 13-16, 2016

ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition 2016
Salt Lake City, UT
888-950-2723
www.asaeannualmeeting.org

August 25, 2016
Exhibit Sales Roundtable
Chicago, IL
www.lippmanconnects.com/esr

September 7-8, 2016
HSMAI MEET National
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
914-421-3270
www.MEETConference.com

September 15-16, 2016
2016 Sustainable Meetings Conference
The Hilton Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
info@gmicglobal.org
www.gmicglobal.org

September 16-18, 2016
2016 CMP Conclave
Hilton Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
571-527-3116
www.conventionindustry.org

September 29, 2016
Large Show Roundtable
New Orleans, LA
www.lippmanconnects.com/lsr

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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