January 2016
issue
Cover Story 2015 Brought Changes — Some Good for Passengers, Some Not — and 2016 Appears to Offer More of the Same By

Airline travel is not the luxury it once was; it is a necessity for business travelers in an increasingly global setting.

Full Story
Features
Creative, Customized Menus Keep Attendees Coming Back for More By

Planners, chefs and other F&B professionals are helping make sure that attendees can take their love of food to a whole new level.

Full Story
Savvy Planners Share Ways to Prioritize Needs and Maximize Value While Negotiating Concessions By

A vibrant travel industry continues to drive up demand and RevPAR, which translates to room rate increases.

Full Story
A Welcome Change of Pace Spurs Greater Creativity and Imagination By

A measure of fun at activity venues can provide a memorable experience and solid support to the meeting’s overall objectives.

Full Story
Destinations
Where Exotic Adventures Rev Up the WOW Factor By

Few cities in the world are more serious about meetings and conventions than Las Vegas.

Full Story
From Luxury Resorts to Old Florida Outposts By

Florida has an appealing mix of sophisticated cities, coastal towns, white-sand beaches, marquee entertainment, theme parks, international culture, and expansive natural areas of lush vegetation and wildlife.

Full Story
Perspective

When executed well, IT programs can improve business results by increasing sales and spurring innovation from your employees or partners.

Full Story

The look and the experiences have changed but the foundation of what a meeting is stays the same — engaging content and face-to-face connections.

Full Story
January 2016
issue
Cover Story 2015 Brought Changes — Some Good for Passengers, Some Not — and 2016 Appears to Offer More of the Same By

Airline travel is not the luxury it once was; it is a necessity for business travelers in an increasingly global setting.

Full Story
Features
Creative, Customized Menus Keep Attendees Coming Back for More By

Planners, chefs and other F&B professionals are helping make sure that attendees can take their love of food to a whole new level.

Full Story
Savvy Planners Share Ways to Prioritize Needs and Maximize Value While Negotiating Concessions By

A vibrant travel industry continues to drive up demand and RevPAR, which translates to room rate increases.

Full Story
A Welcome Change of Pace Spurs Greater Creativity and Imagination By

A measure of fun at activity venues can provide a memorable experience and solid support to the meeting’s overall objectives.

Full Story
Destinations
Where Exotic Adventures Rev Up the WOW Factor By

Few cities in the world are more serious about meetings and conventions than Las Vegas.

Full Story
From Luxury Resorts to Old Florida Outposts By

Florida has an appealing mix of sophisticated cities, coastal towns, white-sand beaches, marquee entertainment, theme parks, international culture, and expansive natural areas of lush vegetation and wildlife.

Full Story
Perspective

When executed well, IT programs can improve business results by increasing sales and spurring innovation from your employees or partners.

Full Story

The look and the experiences have changed but the foundation of what a meeting is stays the same — engaging content and face-to-face connections.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders Nearly 4,000 professional meeting planner and supplier members of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) met in the coastal seaport of Vancouver for the annual Convening Leaders conference, January 10–13 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Pictured is Deborah Sexton, president and CEO of PCMA, who is flanked by Kevin Olsen (l) and Eric Rosenberg of One Smooth Stone.
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  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders Nearly 4,000 professional meeting planner and supplier members of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) met in the coastal seaport of Vancouver for the annual Convening Leaders conference, January 10–13 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders Nearly 4,000 professional meeting planner and supplier members of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) met in the coastal seaport of Vancouver for the annual Convening Leaders conference, January 10–13 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders Nearly 4,000 professional meeting planner and supplier members of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) met in the coastal seaport of Vancouver for the annual Convening Leaders conference, January 10–13 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders Nearly 4,000 professional meeting planner and supplier members of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) met in the coastal seaport of Vancouver for the annual Convening Leaders conference, January 10–13 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders Almost 150 attendees cleaned, painted, decorated and built playscapes for daycare centers as part of PCMA Convening Leaders' Hospitality Helping Hands program — just one project of PCMA’s Network for the Needy.
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders Almost 150 attendees cleaned, painted, decorated and built playscapes for daycare centers as part of PCMA Convening Leaders' Hospitality Helping Hands program — just one project of PCMA’s Network for the Needy.
industry
events

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January 18-22, 2016
SITE Incentive Summit
Grand Hotel Union
Ljubljana, Slovenia
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

February 7-9, 2016
MPI European Meetings & Events Conference
Copenhagen, Denmark
972-702-3051
www.mpiweb.org

February 9, 2016
DMAI Destinations Showcase
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
202-296-7888
www.destinationsshowcase.com

February 9-11, 2016
ibtm arabia
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Abu Dhabi, UAE
www.ibtmarabia.com

February 10-12, 2016
The 4th Annual Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, PA
800-767-9499
www.globalmedicalmeetings.com

February 11-13, 2016
ADMEI Annual Conference
Skirvin Hilton
Oklahoma City, OK
937-586-3727
www.admeinternational.org

February 16, 2016
HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala
New York Marriott Marquis
New York, NY
703-506-3297
www.adrianawards.com

February 17-19, 2016
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart
Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai, Thailand
www.pata.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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