MAY 2019
issue
Cover Story Don't Forget This Important Component of Any Successful Event By

Entertainment can mean the difference between a meeting or convention and an experience. That’s why savvy meeting planners not only think about an association’s overall event goals and objectives, but the audience and purpose for the entertainment. “Conventions are an environment for learning and collaboration, but above, all the purpose is to provide opportunities for […]

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Features

In 1989 Steve Wynn opened The Mirage, a $750 million, 30-story Las Vegas casino and hotel tower, the first new gaming hotel to be constructed on the Las Vegas Strip since 1974. With its 3,044 guest rooms and 100 acres on the still-burgeoning Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage ushered in the birth of the integrated […]

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Organizing an event, convention, retreat or offsite meeting? From musical venues to appealing hideaways to ultra-hip destinations, there are a variety of meeting locales and destinations for attendees who want a memorable experience. These destination gems offer unique accommodations and amenities aplenty — all while providing ideal locations for associations to work and play. Miami […]

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In a Race for Business, Many Venues are Refreshing and Refurbishing By

Cities across the country are expanding and updating their convention facilities with a goal of increasing convention and meeting business and staying competitive in this ever-evolving industry. Here are highlights of what planners can expect now and in the future. Kentucky International Convention Center Linda Edwards executive director, sales/marketing and business development, at Kentucky International […]

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Destinations

Florida — the world-famous “Sunshine State,” beloved by tourists from around the world — enjoys a special status in the association meeting industry: It boasts more high-quality and unique individual destinations than many other states. And what all of them have in common are two of the things meeting planners invariably say they look for […]

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Things are different in Arizona: The mountains are sharper, the desert more dramatic and the contrasts greater. The destination is where the afternoon sky paints a reddish patina over this setting known for its Native American heritage and perpetual sunshine. Celebrating a plethora of perks — from authentic cowboys, distinctive cuisine and fashion-forward shopping to […]

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Perspective

Brett S. Hyams is a senior solution sales executive with SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals with over 25 years of event industry experience. He works with exhibit and event companies, associations, show organizers and event owners and has extensive knowledge of the event industry’s technology and logistical needs. While meeting planners’ budgets are increasing, […]

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Jane Scaletta, DMCP, CIS, is president of Dolfin Destinations. Scaletta is both a Positive Impact Ambassador, a member of the SITE Sustainability Committee and author of several sustainability articles. Scaletta grew up in Jamaica, attended boarding school in England and moved to the U.S. in the late 70s. She has worked in travel and tourism […]

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MAY 2019
issue
Cover Story Don't Forget This Important Component of Any Successful Event By

Entertainment can mean the difference between a meeting or convention and an experience. That’s why savvy meeting planners not only think about an association’s overall event goals and objectives, but the audience and purpose for the entertainment. “Conventions are an environment for learning and collaboration, but above, all the purpose is to provide opportunities for […]

Full Story
Features

In 1989 Steve Wynn opened The Mirage, a $750 million, 30-story Las Vegas casino and hotel tower, the first new gaming hotel to be constructed on the Las Vegas Strip since 1974. With its 3,044 guest rooms and 100 acres on the still-burgeoning Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage ushered in the birth of the integrated […]

Full Story

Organizing an event, convention, retreat or offsite meeting? From musical venues to appealing hideaways to ultra-hip destinations, there are a variety of meeting locales and destinations for attendees who want a memorable experience. These destination gems offer unique accommodations and amenities aplenty — all while providing ideal locations for associations to work and play. Miami […]

Full Story
In a Race for Business, Many Venues are Refreshing and Refurbishing By

Cities across the country are expanding and updating their convention facilities with a goal of increasing convention and meeting business and staying competitive in this ever-evolving industry. Here are highlights of what planners can expect now and in the future. Kentucky International Convention Center Linda Edwards executive director, sales/marketing and business development, at Kentucky International […]

Full Story
Destinations

Florida — the world-famous “Sunshine State,” beloved by tourists from around the world — enjoys a special status in the association meeting industry: It boasts more high-quality and unique individual destinations than many other states. And what all of them have in common are two of the things meeting planners invariably say they look for […]

Full Story

Things are different in Arizona: The mountains are sharper, the desert more dramatic and the contrasts greater. The destination is where the afternoon sky paints a reddish patina over this setting known for its Native American heritage and perpetual sunshine. Celebrating a plethora of perks — from authentic cowboys, distinctive cuisine and fashion-forward shopping to […]

Full Story
Perspective

Brett S. Hyams is a senior solution sales executive with SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals with over 25 years of event industry experience. He works with exhibit and event companies, associations, show organizers and event owners and has extensive knowledge of the event industry’s technology and logistical needs. While meeting planners’ budgets are increasing, […]

Full Story

Jane Scaletta, DMCP, CIS, is president of Dolfin Destinations. Scaletta is both a Positive Impact Ambassador, a member of the SITE Sustainability Committee and author of several sustainability articles. Scaletta grew up in Jamaica, attended boarding school in England and moved to the U.S. in the late 70s. She has worked in travel and tourism […]

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industry
events

February 3-6, 2019
Independent Planner Education Conference (IPEC)
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, TX
www.ipec.northstarmeetingsgroup.com

February 6-8, 2019
AMC Institute Annual Meeting
JW Marriott
Austin, TX
www.amcinstitute.org

February 7-9, 2019 
ADMEI Annual Conference
Four Seasons Houston
Houston, TX
www.admeinternational.org

February 9-12, 2019
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC)

World Forum The Hague
The Hague, The Netherlands
www.mpiweb.org

February 12, 2019
CSPI Annual Conference
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC
www.cspionline.org/annual-conference

February 13, 2019
Destination International Destination Showcase

Washington, DC
www.destinationsinternational.org/showcase

February 13–14, 2019
North American Journey’s (NAJ) RTO Summit West
The Ritz-Carlton
Marina del Rey, CA
www.rtosummit.com

February 15-17, 2019
National Speakers Association (NSA) Winter Conference
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
www.nsaspeaker.org

February 24-27, 2019
Annual Travel South USA Showcase
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
www.industry.travelsouthusa.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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