February 2019
issue
Cover Story Larger Ships Now Come With Flexible Meeting Spaces and a Boatload of Unique Experiences By

Planners now have everything they need for successful meetings at sea because cruise ship companies are building larger vessels with bigger and more flexible event, conference and breakout spaces.

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Features
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Utilizing New and Recently Renovated Hotels By

Using new or recently renovated hotels for meetings comes with many benefits — everything is brand-new or greatly improved. But there are plenty of risks involved as well…

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How Some of the Most Accomplished Females in the Business Found Success By

Those in the corporate and incentive travel industry have long championed female leaders, and the industry possesses some amazing influencers. Here’s a look at some of the great women who impact our industry every day.

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Energize Attendees by Incorporating Exercise and Activities at Meetings By

Meeting fatigue is common among attendees who sit too long and too often, especially during lengthy and tightly scheduled programs. More attendees are requesting physical activities ranging from stretching and yoga breaks to exercise classes and fitness-related teambuilding activities.

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Every Planner Should Have an Effective Emergency Plan in Place for All Events By

Every planner should have a comprehensive safety and security plan in place for every event, as well as thorough knowledge of the safety and security protocols and procedures at host venues.

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Destinations
Planners Searching For New Meeting Spots May Find Refuge in New Jersey By

At a time when many meeting planners are looking for something genuinely new and different to do, Atlantic City, one of the most historic and iconic beach destinations in the country, is undergoing a renaissance. And planners who discover it are often very pleasantly surprised by its scope and sophistication.

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Planners Will Find Southern Hospitality Across the State By

New Orleans is a jewel that can’t be duplicated. Yet, there are planners who feel just as strongly about Shreveport-Bossier in the northwest corner of the state. And, that’s good news. Louisiana offers choices.

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Perspective

Experiential learning is a way for companies to help their team members gain real-world experience that they can transfer to their roles.

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Create a connection with your attendees and make your company’s message stand out using audio-visual (AV) technology as an effective delivery tactic.

Full Story
February 2019
issue
Cover Story Larger Ships Now Come With Flexible Meeting Spaces and a Boatload of Unique Experiences By

Planners now have everything they need for successful meetings at sea because cruise ship companies are building larger vessels with bigger and more flexible event, conference and breakout spaces.

Full Story
Features
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Utilizing New and Recently Renovated Hotels By

Using new or recently renovated hotels for meetings comes with many benefits — everything is brand-new or greatly improved. But there are plenty of risks involved as well…

Full Story
How Some of the Most Accomplished Females in the Business Found Success By

Those in the corporate and incentive travel industry have long championed female leaders, and the industry possesses some amazing influencers. Here’s a look at some of the great women who impact our industry every day.

Full Story
Energize Attendees by Incorporating Exercise and Activities at Meetings By

Meeting fatigue is common among attendees who sit too long and too often, especially during lengthy and tightly scheduled programs. More attendees are requesting physical activities ranging from stretching and yoga breaks to exercise classes and fitness-related teambuilding activities.

Full Story
Every Planner Should Have an Effective Emergency Plan in Place for All Events By

Every planner should have a comprehensive safety and security plan in place for every event, as well as thorough knowledge of the safety and security protocols and procedures at host venues.

Full Story
Destinations
Planners Searching For New Meeting Spots May Find Refuge in New Jersey By

At a time when many meeting planners are looking for something genuinely new and different to do, Atlantic City, one of the most historic and iconic beach destinations in the country, is undergoing a renaissance. And planners who discover it are often very pleasantly surprised by its scope and sophistication.

Full Story
Planners Will Find Southern Hospitality Across the State By

New Orleans is a jewel that can’t be duplicated. Yet, there are planners who feel just as strongly about Shreveport-Bossier in the northwest corner of the state. And, that’s good news. Louisiana offers choices.

Full Story
Perspective

Experiential learning is a way for companies to help their team members gain real-world experience that they can transfer to their roles.

Full Story

Create a connection with your attendees and make your company’s message stand out using audio-visual (AV) technology as an effective delivery tactic.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Cynthia Kunz, global sales director, meetings & incentives, Velas Resorts and Corporate & Incentive Travel Publisher/Editor Harvey Grotsky.
  • Snapshots
    Distinguished guests gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open Hotel Bennett in Charleston, South Carolina, February 1. Credit: Virgil Bunao
  • Snapshots
    Left to right: Caesars Entertainment CMO Chris Holdren, Raiders owner Mark Davis, Caesars Entertainment President and CEO Mark Frissora and Raiders President Marc Badain celebrated an historic partnership between Caesars Entertainment Corporation and the Las Vegas Raiders January 28. Credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group
  • Snapshots
    Attending GBTA’s 16th annual Leadership Summit in Nashville January 28-29 were (top, left to right): David Richardson, Cathy Stroud, Sherrill McLean, Stacey Day, Michael Henthorn, Rob Fugett and (bottom, left to right): Gloria Gonzalez, Cindy Lewis, Evie Hodges, Kelley Clark. Credit: GBTA
  • Snapshots
    SITE Crystal Awards were handed out during the SITE Global Conference 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, January 12. Honorees included PRA (left to right): SITE President Philip Eidsvold, CIS, CITP; Sarah Reichert, business development manager, One10; Madelyn Marusa, PRA’s vice president, industry relations; SITE Foundation President-Elect Carina Bauer. Credit: Kramer Photography
  • Snapshots
    SITE Crystal Awards were handed out during the SITE Global Conference 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, January 12. Honorees included Eco Destination Management Services (left to right): SITE President Philip Eidsvold, CIS, CITP; ECO DMS Managing Director and COO Maoreen Every, CIS, CITP, DMCP; ECO DMS President and CEO Wichita Villacres, CIS; SITE Foundation President-Elect Carina Bauer. Credit: Kramer Photography
industry
events

February 3-6, 2019
Independent Planner Education Conference (IPEC)
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, TX
www.ipec.northstarmeetingsgroup.com

 

 

February 4-6, 2019
Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit
Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
Philadelphia, PA
www.worldcongress.com/

February 6-8, 2019
AMC Institute Annual Meeting
JW Marriott
Austin, TX
www.amcinstitute.org

February 7-9, 2019 
ADMEI Annual Conference
Four Seasons Houston
Houston, TX
www.admeinternational.org

February 7-9, 2019
Health & Wellness Forum

The Hotel at Midtown Athletic Club
Chicago, IL
www.meetinghealthy.com

February 9-12, 2019
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC)

World Forum The Hague
The Hague, The Netherlands
www.mpiweb.org

February 12, 2019
CSPI Annual Conference
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC
www.cspionline.org/annual-conference

February 13, 2019
Destination International Destination Showcase

Washington, DC
www.destinationsinternational.org/showcase

February 13–14, 2019
North American Journey’s (NAJ) RTO Summit West
The Ritz-Carlton
Marina del Rey, CA
www.rtosummit.com

February 13-14, 2019
Convene
Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre
LITEXPO
Vilius, Lithuania
www.convene.lt

February 13-15, 2019
PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
www.pata.org

February 15-17, 2019
National Speakers Association (NSA) Winter Conference
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
www.nsaspeaker.org

February 18-20, 2019
Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME)
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, Australia
www.aime.com.au

February 24-27, 2019
Annual Travel South USA Showcase
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
www.industry.travelsouthusa.com

February 25-27, 2019
Meetings Africa
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa
www.meetingsafrica.co.za

February 26-27, 2019
International Confex
Olympia London
Kensington, London, UK
www.international-confex.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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