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.

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.

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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.

Full Story
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
    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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  • Snapshots
    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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  • Snapshots
    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.
    www.asaecenter.org
  • 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.
  • Snapshots
    Chris Evert Wins Over Visit Orlando Visit Orlando’s President & CEO George Aguel had a conversation with tennis legend Chris Evert at Visit Orlando’s annual member luncheon December 12. A former No 1 ranked professional tennis player who won 18 Grand Slam singles championships, Evert talked about leadership, competitiveness and how a destination like Orlando can maintain its leadership position over the long run.
industry
events

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

February 2-3, 2015
HSMAI MEET Mid-America
The Fairmont Dallas
Dallas, TX
914-421-3270
www.MEETConference.com

February 18-19, 2015
International Confex
Olympia London
Kensington, London
+44 (0)20 8971 8282
www.international-confex.com

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

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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