March 2018
issue
Cover Story Fresh Food and Beverage Trends Are Spicing Up Meetings By

There’s a myriad of things that need to be perfected for any meeting or conference, but time after time, the food and beverage offerings are one of the biggest scorecards kept at any event.

Full Story
Features
Avoiding the New Legal Minefields in Site Selection and Attendee Safety By

Although attrition, cancellation and force majeure remain perennial sources of friction between hotels and their association clients, climate change has made force majeure more of an issue. Meanwhile, two new legal concerns have risen to prominence.

Full Story
Vigilant, Cyber-savvy Planners Can Beat Hackers at Their Own Game By

While associations pay careful attention to virtually every aspect of their meetings when it comes to planning, promotion, content and travel arrangements, one area that is often neglected is cybersecurity and safety.

Full Story
Cities Compete for Conferences, Ramping Up Expansions and Renovations By

City business and political leaders around the country are figuring out how to best spend their allotted budgets to expand their local convention centers as the business climate improves.

Full Story
Destinations
Las Vegas and Reno Win Over Planners With Much More Than Gaming By

Some planners may think Nevada has just one meetings destination. But there’s more to the state than its most famous city. Reno is also an excellent meetings destination, and like Las Vegas, Reno has more to offer groups and associations than gaming alone.

Full Story
Groups Return Year After Year as the City Rebuilds, Rebrands and Renovates By

Atlantic City is a destination in forward motion. Rebuilding, rebranding and renovating are key elements of the city’s dynamic change, and though much has already been accomplished, there is still more to come.

Full Story
Perspective

Whether you are meeting in the EU or have EU citizens on your attendance roster at a U.S.-based meeting, the same precautions must be taken to protect personal information or penalties may result.

Full Story
How Association Planners Can Maximize Tech ROI By

When it comes to event technology, it can be easy for association meeting and convention planners to feel like they’re being swept up in a giant wave of innovation.

Full Story
March 2018
issue
Cover Story Fresh Food and Beverage Trends Are Spicing Up Meetings By

There’s a myriad of things that need to be perfected for any meeting or conference, but time after time, the food and beverage offerings are one of the biggest scorecards kept at any event.

Full Story
Features
Avoiding the New Legal Minefields in Site Selection and Attendee Safety By

Although attrition, cancellation and force majeure remain perennial sources of friction between hotels and their association clients, climate change has made force majeure more of an issue. Meanwhile, two new legal concerns have risen to prominence.

Full Story
Vigilant, Cyber-savvy Planners Can Beat Hackers at Their Own Game By

While associations pay careful attention to virtually every aspect of their meetings when it comes to planning, promotion, content and travel arrangements, one area that is often neglected is cybersecurity and safety.

Full Story
Cities Compete for Conferences, Ramping Up Expansions and Renovations By

City business and political leaders around the country are figuring out how to best spend their allotted budgets to expand their local convention centers as the business climate improves.

Full Story
Destinations
Las Vegas and Reno Win Over Planners With Much More Than Gaming By

Some planners may think Nevada has just one meetings destination. But there’s more to the state than its most famous city. Reno is also an excellent meetings destination, and like Las Vegas, Reno has more to offer groups and associations than gaming alone.

Full Story
Groups Return Year After Year as the City Rebuilds, Rebrands and Renovates By

Atlantic City is a destination in forward motion. Rebuilding, rebranding and renovating are key elements of the city’s dynamic change, and though much has already been accomplished, there is still more to come.

Full Story
Perspective

Whether you are meeting in the EU or have EU citizens on your attendance roster at a U.S.-based meeting, the same precautions must be taken to protect personal information or penalties may result.

Full Story
How Association Planners Can Maximize Tech ROI By

When it comes to event technology, it can be easy for association meeting and convention planners to feel like they’re being swept up in a giant wave of innovation.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Global Meetings Industry Day SmithBucklin D.C. employees show their appreciation for meetings that bring people together to achieve extraordinary outcomes during Global Meetings Industry Day on April 12. The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) and leaders from across the meetings and events industry came together for the third annual (GMID), with more than 160 events spanning six continents.
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    Global Meetings Industry Day SmithBucklin Chicago employees show their appreciation for meetings and the importance of bringing people together to achieve extraordinary outcomes during Global Meetings Industry Day on April 12. The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) and leaders from across the meetings and events industry came together for the third annual (GMID), with more than 160 events spanning six continents.
  • Snapshots
    ASAE 2018 Great Ideas Conference From March 11-13, close to 600 association executives and industry partners convened in Colorado Springs for ASAE’s 2018 Great Ideas Conference at The Broadmoor. (R) Main stage speaker, Smiley Poswolsky, workplace expert and best-selling author.
  • Snapshots
    ASAE 2018 Great Ideas Conference From March 11-13, close to 600 association executives and industry partners convened in Colorado Springs for ASAE’s 2018 Great Ideas Conference at The Broadmoor. Shown here: the Women’s Executive Forum.
  • Snapshots
    ASAE 2018 Great Ideas Conference From March 11-13, close to 600 association executives and industry partners convened in Colorado Springs for ASAE’s 2018 Great Ideas Conference at The Broadmoor. Shown here: the Women’s Executive Forum.
  • Snapshots
    ASAE 2018 Great Ideas Conference From March 11-13, close to 600 association executives and industry partners convened in Colorado Springs for ASAE’s 2018 Great Ideas Conference at The Broadmoor. (R) Attendees at the Foundation Pour.
  • Snapshots
    ASAE 2018 Great Ideas Conference From March 11-13, close to 600 association executives and industry partners convened in Colorado Springs for ASAE’s 2018 Great Ideas Conference at The Broadmoor. (R) Main stage speaker, William Espey, brand voice lead of Chipotle.
  • Snapshots
    ASAE 2018 Great Ideas Conference From March 11-13, close to 600 association executives and industry partners convened in Colorado Springs for ASAE’s 2018 Great Ideas Conference at The Broadmoor. (R) Main stage speaker, Natalie Fikes, leadership coach and best-selling author.
  • Snapshots
    2018 Destination Showcase Destinations International’s annual Destination Showcase was held on February 13, 2018 in the Grand Ballroom of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and hosted more than 1,000 attendees. (l to r) Harvey Grotsky, publisher/editor-in-chief AC&F and Don Welsh, president & CEO Destinations International
    Credit: David Keith Photography
  • Snapshots
    2018 Destination Showcase Destinations International’s annual Destination Showcase was held on February 13, 2018 in the Grand Ballroom of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and hosted more than 1,000 attendees.
    Credit: David Keith Photography
industry
events

April 23-26, 2018
Destinations International CEO Summit
Fairmont Southampton
Southampton, Bermuda
202-296-7888
www.destinationsinternational.org

April 30-May 1, 2018
IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum
Washington, DC
972-458-8119
www.iaee.com/wlf

May 2, 2018
PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC
877-827-7262
www.pcma.org   

May 2-3, 2018
IAEE 2018 MATSO Program (during Collision Conference)
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
www.iaee.com/events/matso-spring-2018-program/

May 6–12, 2018
U.S. Travel Association — National Travel and Tourism Week Nationwide
Angelica Wroblewski
202-218-3608
awroblewski@ustravel.org
www.ustravel.org

May 7-9, 2018
digitalNow 2018
Fairmont Austin
101 Red River Street
Austin, TX
www.digitalnowconference.com

May 8-10, 2018
INDABA
Durban Exhibition Centre
Durban, South Africa
+27 11 483 2501/21
www.indaba-southafrica.co.za

May 15-17, 2018
IMEX Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings & Events
Hall 8
Messe Frankfurt, Germany
+44 1273 227311
www.imex-frankfurt.com

May 15-17, 2018
BestCities International Association Hosted Buyer Group
Messe Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
www.imex-frankfurt.com
www.bestcities.net

May 17–20, 2018
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Summit
Gangneung, Korea
www.pata.org

May 19–23, 2018
U.S. Travel Association — IPW
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
202-408-8422
www.ipw.com

May 22–23, 2018
ASAE Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
888-950-2723
mmcc.asaecenter.org/index.cfm

May 31, 2017
Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum — ECEF
JW Marriott, Washington, DC
www.lippmanconnects.com/ecef

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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