October/November 2014
issue
Cover Story When Cities Vie for Top Political Conventions, Planners Win By

Cities in the running to host the Democratic National Convention are improving infrastructure and services that planners will benefit from for years to come.

Full Story
Features
Creative, Innovative Approaches to Generating Event Income By

The need for sponsorships has come into sharp focus to help keep rates affordable for attendees.

Full Story
Strike a Deal That Gives All Parties a Fair Shake By

Negotiations take on greater significance for planners as a strong seller’s market drives up costs across the board.

Full Story
Attract Loyal Delegates With Affordable, Family-friendly Destinations By

Planners take a down-to-earth approach to managing faith-based conferences and events.

Full Story
When Planners Put the Brakes on Costs, Attendance Accelerates By

As prices rise, many association planners are turning to regional drive-in meetings to draw the maximum number of members.

Full Story
Destinations
Why This Dynamic Destination Continues to Win Top Billing By

The nation’s No. 1 trade show destination demonstrates a relentless drive to reinvent itself.

Full Story
Perspective
Use the CVB Safety Net to Make a Fearless Transition By

CVBs can be invaluable in guiding clients transitioning from hotels to convention centers.

Full Story
How to Engage Your Members Year-round By

Year-round engagement programs can keep members connected to each other, their industry and the association.

Full Story
October/November 2014
issue
Cover Story When Cities Vie for Top Political Conventions, Planners Win By

Cities in the running to host the Democratic National Convention are improving infrastructure and services that planners will benefit from for years to come.

Full Story
Features
Creative, Innovative Approaches to Generating Event Income By

The need for sponsorships has come into sharp focus to help keep rates affordable for attendees.

Full Story
Strike a Deal That Gives All Parties a Fair Shake By

Negotiations take on greater significance for planners as a strong seller’s market drives up costs across the board.

Full Story
Attract Loyal Delegates With Affordable, Family-friendly Destinations By

Planners take a down-to-earth approach to managing faith-based conferences and events.

Full Story
When Planners Put the Brakes on Costs, Attendance Accelerates By

As prices rise, many association planners are turning to regional drive-in meetings to draw the maximum number of members.

Full Story
Destinations
Why This Dynamic Destination Continues to Win Top Billing By

The nation’s No. 1 trade show destination demonstrates a relentless drive to reinvent itself.

Full Story
Perspective
Use the CVB Safety Net to Make a Fearless Transition By

CVBs can be invaluable in guiding clients transitioning from hotels to convention centers.

Full Story
How to Engage Your Members Year-round By

Year-round engagement programs can keep members connected to each other, their industry and the association.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    CIC Hall of Leaders Gala Kicking off IMEX America on the evening of October 12, 2014, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) rolled out the red carpet in Las Vegas for more than 500 of the nation’s leading meetings professionals. The 2014 Hall of Leaders Gala honored the industry’s best and brightest.
    2014 Hall of Leaders Class: John Christison; Gary Sain (deceased); Patti Shock.
    Pacesetter Awards Winners: Lindsay Arell; Donnell Bayot.
    (Pictured l to r): CIC CEO Karen Kotowski; Donnell Bayot; Patti Shock; Pam Sain (wife of Gary Sain); John Christison; Lindsay Arell; CIC Board Chair Bob Gilbert.
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    CIC Hall of Leaders Gala Hall of Leaders Gala Chair Teri Breining, CMP, CMM (left), and guest. “We’re all so fortunate to be a part of the meeting industry, and I’m glad we have the Hall of Leaders, acknowledging the great contributions and influence of those within our profession, as well as the Pacesetter Awards, which recognize the strength and promise of the industry going forward,” said Breining.
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    CIC Hall of Leaders Gala 1999 Hall of Leaders inductee Howard Feiertag, CMP, CHME, CHA (center), of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, with gala attendees.
  • Snapshots
    IMEX America IMEX America opened October 14 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. This fourth edition of the trade show for the international meetings, incentive travel and events industry was the biggest yet. With a total of 2,900 companies exhibiting representing 150+ countries (2013: 2,694 from 150 countries) the number of exhibitors joining the show rose by 8 percent.
    www.imexamerica
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Lady Antebellum wowed the audience at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in the heart of downtown Nashville during the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition held at Music City Center in Nashville. Here the three members of Lady Antebellum pose with ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, and his family.
    www.asaecenter.org
    Credit: Ann Richardson
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    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Ally Jenkins, ASAE manager, conferences, is flanked by Nashville TV stars Charles Esten and Clare Bowen at the ASAE Annual Meeting, which boasted record-breaking attendance and showcased Nashville at its finest.
    www.asaecenter.org
    Credit: Ann Richardson
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Association Conventions & Facilities Publisher Harvey Grotsky meets Constable Philippe Richard of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the show floor at the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition at Music City Center in Nashville.
    www.asaecenter.org
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Stopping by the Reno booth is David Wise, the first-ever Olympic gold medalist in men’s ski halfpipe. Pictured at right is Chris Baum, president and CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority.
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition The 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, held August 9–12, in Nashville, boasted the highest executive attendance since the 2007 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago. Out of a grand total of 5,975 association professionals and industry partners, the final breakdown included 3,159 executives, 1,897 exhibitors and 919 others such as guests, spouses, press, volunteers, vendors and staff. Also, a total of 441 companies representing 707 booths exhibited in the expo hall this year, which resulted in a strong ratio of 63 percent buyers (association staff) to 37 percent sellers (industry partners).
    Credit: Thomas Khaaliq
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Attendees on the show floor in Nashville's Music City Center. Next year's annual meeting and exposition will be held in Detroit August 8-11.
    Credit: Thomas Khaaliq
industry
events

November 1–5, 2014
International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress
Antalya, Turkey
+31203981902
www.iccaworld.com

November 3-6, 2014
World Travel Market London
ExCel London
London, U.K.
www.wtmlondon.com

December 3-5, 2014
Florida Encounter
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale, FL
www.floridaencounter.com
encounter@visitflorida.org

December 9-11, 2014
International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Los Angeles, CA
www.iaee.com

December 16-17, 2014
ASAE Technology Conference and Expo
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
888-950-2723
www.technologyconference.org

January 6-8, 2015
The Special Event 2015
Anaheim Marriott
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
800-927-5007
www.thespecialeventshow.com

January 9-11, 2015
Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA)
Annual Conference
Sheraton Chicago Towers & Hotel
Chicago, IL
609-799-3712
www.espaonline.org

January 11–14, 2015
PCMA Annual Meeting
Convening Leaders
McCormick Place West
Chicago, IL
877-827-7262
www.pcma.org

January 27-29, 2015
Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA)
Emerge 2015 Annual Conference
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center
Birmingham, AL
317-632-1888
www.rcmaweb.org

February 1–3, 2015
MPI European Meetings & Events Conference
ICE Krakow Congress Centre
Krakow, Poland
972-702-3051
www.mpiweb.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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