December/January 2015
issue
Cover Story Build Healthier Numbers in the Face of New Challenges By

Planners must work harder than ever to overcome regulatory obstacles and demonstrate exhibitor ROI.

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Features
Use a Targeted Strategy to Maximize Attendance By

Developing an effective program takes added time and resources, but the ROI cannot be left to chance.

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Why attendance peaks at these winning gaming destinations.

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Make Sure Your Association's Risk Management Roadmap Is Ready to Roll By

Meeting planners know that information and preparedness are key to putting on great events, and a risk management plan is crucial for success.

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Perspective
Keep Your Eye on These Hidden Gems for Meetings By

Many of the world’s emerging global destinations are debuting on the national stage at a time when the meetings industry itself is bustling.

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December/January 2015
issue
Cover Story Build Healthier Numbers in the Face of New Challenges By

Planners must work harder than ever to overcome regulatory obstacles and demonstrate exhibitor ROI.

Full Story
Features
Use a Targeted Strategy to Maximize Attendance By

Developing an effective program takes added time and resources, but the ROI cannot be left to chance.

Full Story

Why attendance peaks at these winning gaming destinations.

Full Story
Make Sure Your Association's Risk Management Roadmap Is Ready to Roll By

Meeting planners know that information and preparedness are key to putting on great events, and a risk management plan is crucial for success.

Full Story
Perspective
Keep Your Eye on These Hidden Gems for Meetings By

Many of the world’s emerging global destinations are debuting on the national stage at a time when the meetings industry itself is bustling.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    PCMA's Convening Leaders The Professional Convention Management Association's Convening Leaders 2015 in Chicago in January welcomed a record-setting 4,128 meeting planners and suppliers and celebrated the theme “Make No Little Plans” — a phrase coined by Daniel Burnham, the architect and urban planner who was one of the driving creative forces of the 1893 Columbian World’s Exposition in Chicago.
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    Credit: Jacob Slaton Photography
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    PCMA's Convening Leaders (L to r) Sherrif Karamat, Gary Schirmacher, Chris Wehking, PCMA President and CEO Deborah Sexton, Dave Lutz, Johnnie White.
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  • Snapshots
    PCMA's Convening Leaders PCMA’s Hospitality Helping Hands program, sponsored by Experient, Marriott’s Convention and Resort Network and Global Experience Specialist, took place on Sunday, January 11. Nearly 120 attendees repackaged more than 33,000 pounds of food at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) — a $5 credit for every hour worked by an attendee at the GCFD is being donated to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls (estimating $1,800).
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    Credit: Jacob Slaton Photography
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    PCMA's Convening Leaders PCMA’s Hospitality Helping Hands program benefited the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 67 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 154,000 meals every day.
    Convening Leaders 2016 is set for January 10–13 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    Credit: Jacob Slaton Photography
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Technology Conference & Expo The ASAE Technology Conference & Expo 2014 was held December 16–17 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland. New this year, the CIO pre-conference was held December 15 and gave CIOs tools and techniques to improve their capability to think beyond maintenance, cost-cutting and other routine IT management tasks. At the two-day event, attendees chose one of five pathways: Content, C-Suite, Leadership & Management, Next Generation Learning, and Platforms & Applications. Or, they could create their own by mixing and matching sessions from multiple pathways.
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    ASAE Technology Conference & Expo Reggie Henry (left), CAE, CIO, ASAE’s chief information officer, interacted with a virtual concierge and showcased several gadgets and gizmos. Attendees then had some hands-on time with these new technologies to see how their organization could benefit from using them.
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    ASAE Technology Conference & Expo With a total of 1,203 total participants at the 2014 conference and expo, it was one of the highest attended conferences in its history. Participants took part in 30 high-level practical education sessions within five pathways, a sold-out Expo Hall, and learned about new technologies and how they could possibly use them within their organization.
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    ASAE Technology Conference & Expo Attendees networked with seasonal enthusiasm.
    The 2015 Technology Conference & Expo will take place December 15-16, 2015, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.
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  • Snapshots
    Omni Hotel at CNN Center Connector Opens A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the debut of the new Connector at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, a tunnel that connects the Omni attendees to the Georgia World Congress Center and the new College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.
  • Snapshots
    Greenbuild's 'Net Zero' Exhibit Space The world’s largest sustainable building conference, The Greenbuild Conference and Expo, featuring the first “net zero” exhibit space, was held in New Orleans with 23,000 attendees and 600 exhibitors.
    The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center helped Greenbuild set up the first “net zero” exhibit space by utilizing the building’s balcony as the location for solar generated panels that powered an on-site microgrid, generating power to the exhibit booths. The Net Zero Zone showcased how booths in the exhibit hall can unplug from the utility grid and operate totally on power generated by solar panels. If any of the power sources are interrupted, the remaining sources pick up the slack, exemplifying Greenbuild’s key theme of resiliency.
industry
events

February 18-20, 2015
AMC Institute Annual Meeting
Turnberry Isle Resort
Miami, FL
215-564-3484
www.amcinstitute.org

March 8-10, 2015
ASAE Great Ideas Conference
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, FL
888-950-2723
www.greatideasconference.org

March 15-18, 2015
ACCED-I 35th Annual Conference
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL
970-449-4960
www.acced-i.org

March 18-19, 2015
ASAE American Associations Day
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
Washington, DC
888-950-2723
www.asaecenter.org

March 22-24, 2015
ASAE Great Ideas in Association Management, Asia-Pacific
Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
Hong Kong
www.greatideasasiapacific.org

March 23-24, 2015
Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI)
2015 Annual Conference
Washington, DC
609-269-2461
www.cspionline.org

March 25, 2015
DMAI Destinations Showcase
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
202-296-7888
www.destinationsshowcase.com

April 8, 2015
PCMA Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement
Washington Hilton
Washington, DC
877-827-7262
www.pcma.org

April 9-10, 2015
ASAE Springtime Expo and ASAE Foundation Events
Washington, DC
888-950-2723
www.springtimeexpo.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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