September 2017
issue
Cover Story The Birthplace of Jazz Always Strikes the Right Note for Association Conventions By

New Orleans is well-designed for citywide events. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the sixth-largest facility in the nation, and the vast majority of the city’s hotels are located within walking distance.

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Features
Planners Learn the Art of Doing More With Less By

With a close eye on costs and a willingness to undertake creative approaches, planners for SMERF organizations have become adept at tackling a common set of needs.

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The Options Are Many, but First, Know Your Audience By

Many are the roads that lead to increased engagement at meetings. But the specifics of an engagement strategy should be informed by knowledge of the association membership, as opposed to fads in engagement techniques.

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Chefs Think Outside of the ‘Big Box’ With Creative, Restaurant-style Cuisine By

Convention center food and beverage trends are closely following those seen in restaurants and hotels across the country. They’re serving healthier foods that are creatively composed and beautifully displayed.

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Those Initials After Your Name Show You’ve Kept Up With Industry Trends By

Certification and education programs provide opportunities for meeting planners to grow both personally and professionally, and they’re a terrific way to build a network of colleagues.

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President and CEO John H. Graham Reflects on Industry Issues of the Day By

Planners continue to face critical challenges, ranging from meeting design and risk management to travel bans, technology and more.

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Perspective

Take a sigh of relief that this new generation values what you do, but don’t grow complacent. Keep your old playbooks intact, but get ready to make some changes to them.

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A facilitator’s key responsibility is to create appropriate processes and a safe environment in which it can flourish, and help the group reach a successful decision, solution or conclusion.

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September 2017
issue
Cover Story The Birthplace of Jazz Always Strikes the Right Note for Association Conventions By

New Orleans is well-designed for citywide events. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the sixth-largest facility in the nation, and the vast majority of the city’s hotels are located within walking distance.

Full Story
Features
Planners Learn the Art of Doing More With Less By

With a close eye on costs and a willingness to undertake creative approaches, planners for SMERF organizations have become adept at tackling a common set of needs.

Full Story
The Options Are Many, but First, Know Your Audience By

Many are the roads that lead to increased engagement at meetings. But the specifics of an engagement strategy should be informed by knowledge of the association membership, as opposed to fads in engagement techniques.

Full Story
Chefs Think Outside of the ‘Big Box’ With Creative, Restaurant-style Cuisine By

Convention center food and beverage trends are closely following those seen in restaurants and hotels across the country. They’re serving healthier foods that are creatively composed and beautifully displayed.

Full Story
Those Initials After Your Name Show You’ve Kept Up With Industry Trends By

Certification and education programs provide opportunities for meeting planners to grow both personally and professionally, and they’re a terrific way to build a network of colleagues.

Full Story
President and CEO John H. Graham Reflects on Industry Issues of the Day By

Planners continue to face critical challenges, ranging from meeting design and risk management to travel bans, technology and more.

Full Story
Perspective

Take a sigh of relief that this new generation values what you do, but don’t grow complacent. Keep your old playbooks intact, but get ready to make some changes to them.

Full Story

A facilitator’s key responsibility is to create appropriate processes and a safe environment in which it can flourish, and help the group reach a successful decision, solution or conclusion.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition More than 4,500 association professionals and industry partners gathered in Toronto, August 12–15, for the 2017 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. A total of 395 companies representing 676 booths exhibited in the expo hall, which resulted in a strong ratio of 59 percent buyers (association staff) to 41 percent sellers (industry partners).
    Credit: Jennifer Roberts

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    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, sneaks a selfie.
    Credit: Jennifer Roberts
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    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Keynote speaker Nilofer Merchant discussed the importance of embracing “onlyness” as a key approach to making ideas powerful enough to dent the world.
    Credit: Jennifer Roberts
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Chef Jeff Henderson conducted a cooking demonstration on stage while sharing his personal journey of redemption — from imprisoned drug dealer to executive chef at several top restaurants to award-winning television personality.
    Credit: Jennifer Roberts
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Attendees participated in more than 120 education sessions, five game changers and a packed expo hall with close to 400 companies, a fun run and networking events.
    Credit: Jennifer Roberts
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Attendees participated in more than 120 education sessions, five game changers and a packed expo hall with close to 400 companies, a fun run and networking events.
    Credit: Jennifer Roberts
  • Snapshots
    ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Attendees participated in more than 120 education sessions, five game changers and a packed expo hall with close to 400 companies, a fun run and networking events.
    Credit: Jennifer Roberts
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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