January 2018
issue
Cover Story Preparing for the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead By

With the seller’s market still applying pressure in 2018, planners must find ways to cut costs without sacrificing the all-important ROI for attendees and stakeholders.

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Features
Planner-Hotel Sales Staff Relationships Don't Have to be Planets Apart By

We spoke with five meeting planners and five hotel sales staffers to learn what lies at the core of this relationship and what it takes to make it work.

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Making the Most of Off-Season Opportunities and Value By

Off-season events offer many advantages, including especially attractive lodging rates and flexible guest-room options due to lower occupancy.

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Planners Prescribe Best Practices for Healthy Attendance By

A health care association conference is something that physicians and other health care providers should look forward to, because it affords them the opportunity to network with industry colleagues and discuss the latest trends.

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Destinations
California Boasts Widely Diverse Destinations With Singular Experiences By

The Golden State offers a roster of unique local destinations, from San Diego and San Francisco, to the less well-known Newport Beach and Palm Springs.

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Colorado Meetings Rise to the Occasion By

Colorado is a particularly desirable destination for conferences because of easy air access from most of the U.S. and the enormous variety of destinations around the state.

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Perspective
Arm Yourself With Intuitive Event Technology By

Talk about big data is everywhere. It’s the new gold that everyone wants to mine, including meeting planners. The challenge is how to convert this data into useful, actionable items.

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Interactive Tech and Boutique-Style Menus Lead By

The meetings and conferences industry saw many changes in 2017 and that trend continues through next year.

Full Story
January 2018
issue
Cover Story Preparing for the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead By

With the seller’s market still applying pressure in 2018, planners must find ways to cut costs without sacrificing the all-important ROI for attendees and stakeholders.

Full Story
Features
Planner-Hotel Sales Staff Relationships Don't Have to be Planets Apart By

We spoke with five meeting planners and five hotel sales staffers to learn what lies at the core of this relationship and what it takes to make it work.

Full Story
Making the Most of Off-Season Opportunities and Value By

Off-season events offer many advantages, including especially attractive lodging rates and flexible guest-room options due to lower occupancy.

Full Story
Planners Prescribe Best Practices for Healthy Attendance By

A health care association conference is something that physicians and other health care providers should look forward to, because it affords them the opportunity to network with industry colleagues and discuss the latest trends.

Full Story
Destinations
California Boasts Widely Diverse Destinations With Singular Experiences By

The Golden State offers a roster of unique local destinations, from San Diego and San Francisco, to the less well-known Newport Beach and Palm Springs.

Full Story
Colorado Meetings Rise to the Occasion By

Colorado is a particularly desirable destination for conferences because of easy air access from most of the U.S. and the enormous variety of destinations around the state.

Full Story
Perspective
Arm Yourself With Intuitive Event Technology By

Talk about big data is everywhere. It’s the new gold that everyone wants to mine, including meeting planners. The challenge is how to convert this data into useful, actionable items.

Full Story
Interactive Tech and Boutique-Style Menus Lead By

The meetings and conferences industry saw many changes in 2017 and that trend continues through next year.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities. “We’ve entered the new school of engagement — one where business-event organizers must amplify their attendees’ engagement at every turn,” said PCMA President and CEO Deborah Sexton (second from left) prior to the event. “Our 2018 Convening Leaders participants will learn how to electrify their experiences, elevate their conference’s brand, and truly engage with their audience.” Sexton stepped aside January 19 after 13 years as president and CEO of PCMA to start her own consulting firm. She is succeeded by PCMA COO Sherrif Karamat, CAE.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton

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  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders The 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders took place January 7–10 in Nashville, aka Music City, where more than 4,500 attendees learned how to “Amplify Engagement” at their own meetings during three jam-packed days of thought-provoking sessions, networking events and learning opportunities.
    Credit: Jacob Slaton
industry
events

February 22, 2018
Attendee Acquisition Roundtable
City Club of Washington
Washington, DC
www.lippmanconnects.com/aar

February 26–28, 2018
Meetings Africa
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg
South Africa
+27 11 431 4126
www.meetingsafrica.co.za

February 27–March 1, 2018
The International Travel Goods Show
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
www.thetravelgoodsshow.org

February  28–March 1, 2018
International Confex
Olympia London
Kensington, London
+44 (0)20 8971 8282
www.international-confex.com

March 4-6, 2018
Destinations International CMO Summit
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
www.destinationsinternational.org

March 7–11, 2018
ITB Berlin
Messe Berlin
Berlin, Germany
www.itb-berlin.com

March 11-13, 2018
ASAE Great Ideas Conference 2017
Great Ideas / The Broadmoor
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
gic.asaecenter.org

March 12-14, 2018
Associations World Congress 2018
Flanders Meeting and Convention Center Antwerp
Koningin Astridplein 20
2018 Antwerp, Belgium
www.associationscongress.com/world

March 13–14, 2018
World Meetings Forum Summit State of Mexico
Toluca Convention Center
Toluca, Mexico
www.wmforum.org

March 15, 2018
Large Show Roundtable
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
www.lippmanconnects.com/lsr

March 18-21, 2018
ACCED-I 38th Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
(970) 449-4960
www.acced-i.org

March 18–21, 2018
Annual Travel South Showcase
Mississippi Coast Convention Center
Biloxi, MS
404-231-1790
www.travelsouthusa.org

March 21-22, 2018
American Associations Day
Washington, DC
Contact Mary Kate Cunningham, ASAE public policy director
202-626-2787
cunningham@asaecenter.org
www.thepowerofa.org/hillvisit/

March 21–22, 2018
U.S. Travel Association – Destination Capitol Hill
The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC
202-408-8422
www.ustravel.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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