November 2017
issue
Cover Story Negotiating Controversial Clauses and Contentious Seller's Market Conditions By

Convention center and hotel contracts are evolving documents sensitive to both market conditions and new risks that need to be managed. The anti-discrimination clause is a prominent example.

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Features
How to Find Savings in Key Areas Without Compromising the Experience By

Association meeting planners, recognizing the need to get the most bang for their buck, are expected to show budget restraint for all-out events that will generate maximum return on investment.

Full Story
Creating Effective Face-to-Face Networking Opportunities By

“Connecting attendees through networking is essential to creating an experience and grounding those individuals in the mission of the organization.”

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The New Administration Has Created an Unsettling Uncertainty for Budgets By

“Right now, with the new administration, there are still a lot of government jobs that are vacant, so there is a lot of uncertainty about what those agencies are going to be doing with their meetings.”

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The Keys to Successful Global Meetings By

Developing a network of international members and planners who work on international meetings is an important part of building your capacity and making your organization’s gatherings successful.

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Destinations
Doing It Bigger and Better for Meetings By

Bigger-and-better, made-in-Texas experiences meet the high expectations planners and attendees have for meeting destinations nowadays.

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Variety Is the Spice of Life — and Ingredient for Meeting Success By

Gaming aside, Las Vegas is pro business to the max with everything meeting planners need to execute a successful meeting, and anything attendees want before, during and after conference sessions.

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This Vast Region Offers Diversity, Deep Culture and Know-how By

The experience and strategies of planners who booked conferences in these six destinations provide valuable insights on how to make meetings across Asia-Pacific successful.

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Perspective
Volunteering Leads to the Trip of a Lifetime By

There’s always that one special meeting or event that stands out from the hundreds of others planners have worked on over their career. It is even more special when a planner can tie in a favorite volunteer organization.

Full Story
Collecting the Right Data to Get the Right Results By

Event managers want easy-to-use technology that will provide them with the right data, and if you can show them the value, they are willing to pay for it.

Full Story
November 2017
issue
Cover Story Negotiating Controversial Clauses and Contentious Seller's Market Conditions By

Convention center and hotel contracts are evolving documents sensitive to both market conditions and new risks that need to be managed. The anti-discrimination clause is a prominent example.

Full Story
Features
How to Find Savings in Key Areas Without Compromising the Experience By

Association meeting planners, recognizing the need to get the most bang for their buck, are expected to show budget restraint for all-out events that will generate maximum return on investment.

Full Story
Creating Effective Face-to-Face Networking Opportunities By

“Connecting attendees through networking is essential to creating an experience and grounding those individuals in the mission of the organization.”

Full Story
The New Administration Has Created an Unsettling Uncertainty for Budgets By

“Right now, with the new administration, there are still a lot of government jobs that are vacant, so there is a lot of uncertainty about what those agencies are going to be doing with their meetings.”

Full Story
The Keys to Successful Global Meetings By

Developing a network of international members and planners who work on international meetings is an important part of building your capacity and making your organization’s gatherings successful.

Full Story
Destinations
Doing It Bigger and Better for Meetings By

Bigger-and-better, made-in-Texas experiences meet the high expectations planners and attendees have for meeting destinations nowadays.

Full Story
Variety Is the Spice of Life — and Ingredient for Meeting Success By

Gaming aside, Las Vegas is pro business to the max with everything meeting planners need to execute a successful meeting, and anything attendees want before, during and after conference sessions.

Full Story
This Vast Region Offers Diversity, Deep Culture and Know-how By

The experience and strategies of planners who booked conferences in these six destinations provide valuable insights on how to make meetings across Asia-Pacific successful.

Full Story
Perspective
Volunteering Leads to the Trip of a Lifetime By

There’s always that one special meeting or event that stands out from the hundreds of others planners have worked on over their career. It is even more special when a planner can tie in a favorite volunteer organization.

Full Story
Collecting the Right Data to Get the Right Results By

Event managers want easy-to-use technology that will provide them with the right data, and if you can show them the value, they are willing to pay for it.

Full Story
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    IMEX America ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham speaks to an IMEX America audience. IMEX America, held October 10–12 in Las Vegas, attracted more than 12,000 exhibitors, hosted buyers and attendees.
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  • Snapshots
    IMEX America IMEX America, held October 10–12 in Las Vegas, attracted more than 12,000 exhibitors, hosted buyers and attendees.
  • Snapshots
    IMEX America IMEX America, held October 10–12 in Las Vegas, attracted more than 12,000 exhibitors, hosted buyers and attendees.
  • Snapshots
    Aloha Chapter President's Award The 2018 president of the MPI Aloha Chapter, Mary Neister (left), chose Lauren Otomo Manuel (right) for this year’s Aloha Chapter President's Award based on her dedication and focus to make the chapter an “all-inclusive” experience. Lauren is an account executive with DeSilva Meeting Consultants – the DMC Network’s partner in Hawaii.
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    Sunshine Summit 'Mega Fam' Daytona Beach Area CVB Sunshine Summit “Mega Fam” attendees enjoyed a deep-sea fishing excursion with Critter Fleet. The attendees represented tour and travel, sports, corporate, incentive, faith-based, military, fraternal, specialty, state association and third-party markets.
  • Snapshots
    Akron/Canton Regional Foodbank Event Representatives from three SMG-managed convention centers volunteered with a dozen Experient – a Maritz Global Events Company team members at the Akron/Canton (Ohio) Regional Foodbank on October 25. The 18 volunteers packed more than 1,200 two-pound packages of Cocoa Krispies cereal, providing 2,307 meals for needy families.
industry
events

November 27–30, 2017
Travel South USA International Showcase
Charleston, SC
404-231-1790
www.travelsouthusa.org

December 4–7, 2017
BestCities Global Forum
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
www.bestcities.net

December 12-13, 2017
ASAE Technology Conference and Expo
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
888-950-2723
www.technologyconference.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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