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
    Colorado Convention Center Anniversary The Colorado Convention Center celebrated its 25th anniversary with some of the most respected convention professionals in the country who collectively represent more than $2 billion worth of convention business to Denver.
    www.visitdenver.com
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  • 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
  • Snapshots
    ASAE MMC Conference Three of the more than 1,000 attendees at the 2015 ASAE Marketing, Membership, & Communications Conference held in Washington, DC, June 1–2 , which recorded the highest number of participants in its history.
    www.asaecenter.org
  • Snapshots
    National Conference Center Celebrating the turnaround success of the National Conference Center under new owners LaKota Hotels & Resorts are the executive team including (l to r) LaKota President and COO Sam Haigh; V.P. and General Manager Geoff Lawson; Danny Dolce; executive chef Chris Ferrier; and F&B Director Alan Reynolds.
    www.conferencecenter.com
  • Snapshots
    Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum PCMA President and CEO Deborah Sexton and Peter Eelman, V.P. exhibitions and communications, Association for Manufacturing Technology, were among the 203 executives at the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum in Washington, DC, on May 27.
    www.lippmanconnects.com/ECEF
  • Snapshots
    Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum Attendees network at the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum, which took place May 27 in Washington, DC.
    www.lippmanconnects.com/ECEF
industry
events

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

August 20-22, 2015
ISES Live – International Special Events Society
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
800-688-ISES
www.iseslive.com

September 9-10, 2015
HSMAI MEET National
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC
914-421-3270
www.MEETConference.com

September 27-29, 2015
2015 CMP Conclave
Reno, NV
571-527-3116
www.conventionindustry.org

October 13-15, 2015
IMEX America 2015
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Sands Expo & Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
+44 1273 227311
www.imexamerica.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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