April 2016
issue
Cover Story How Hotels Are Changing to Attract Millennial Meetings By

From designer staff uniforms to nontraditional event spaces and cutting-edge technology, more hotels are catering to Gen Y preferences.

Full Story
Features
How to Avoid Those Dreaded Meeting Goofs By

There may be no such thing as a perfect meeting, but a combination of foresight and adequate follow-up can overcome mistakes.

Full Story
Engaging Four Distinctly Diverse Sets of Values, Attitudes, Lifestyles and Communication Styles By

More than two-thirds of planners say the multigenerational work force will change the way they design meetings over the next five years.

Full Story
Planners Look to Cities With Suppliers Who Understand Compliance Guidelines By

A strong local medical community and suppliers who are certified and know the rules help cities become major players.

Full Story
Destinations
Where Planners Create Exceptional Events on the Desert Canvas By

Each city and region brings its own special something to the meeting table, and a deep sense of place in powerful natural landscapes.

Full Story
Perspective
Making the Shift to Strategic Meetings Management By

Many thought the Strategic Meetings Management initiative was a knee-jerk reaction to the recession, but it is here to stay.

Full Story
Event Approaches From a Speech Coach By

Successful speakers bring your agenda to life and engage your audience on a personal level.

Full Story
April 2016
issue
Cover Story How Hotels Are Changing to Attract Millennial Meetings By

From designer staff uniforms to nontraditional event spaces and cutting-edge technology, more hotels are catering to Gen Y preferences.

Full Story
Features
How to Avoid Those Dreaded Meeting Goofs By

There may be no such thing as a perfect meeting, but a combination of foresight and adequate follow-up can overcome mistakes.

Full Story
Engaging Four Distinctly Diverse Sets of Values, Attitudes, Lifestyles and Communication Styles By

More than two-thirds of planners say the multigenerational work force will change the way they design meetings over the next five years.

Full Story
Planners Look to Cities With Suppliers Who Understand Compliance Guidelines By

A strong local medical community and suppliers who are certified and know the rules help cities become major players.

Full Story
Destinations
Where Planners Create Exceptional Events on the Desert Canvas By

Each city and region brings its own special something to the meeting table, and a deep sense of place in powerful natural landscapes.

Full Story
Perspective
Making the Shift to Strategic Meetings Management By

Many thought the Strategic Meetings Management initiative was a knee-jerk reaction to the recession, but it is here to stay.

Full Story
Event Approaches From a Speech Coach By

Successful speakers bring your agenda to life and engage your audience on a personal level.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    NYC Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day NYC & Company took over New York City’s largest digital billboard in Times Square to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day on April 14. The event marks the expansion of last year’s North American Meetings Industry Day, which is organized by the U.S. Travel Association’s Meetings Mean Business Coalition to promote the importance of face-to-face meetings.
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  • Snapshots
    Trade Show Technology Summit Participants at The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), which co-sponsored the Trade Show Technology Summit (TSTS) at the Irving Convention Center, a full day of seminars and networking dedicated to technology that impacts the event industry.
  • Snapshots
    Trade Show Technology Summit Participants at The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), which co-sponsored the Trade Show Technology Summit (TSTS) at the Irving Convention Center, a full day of seminars and networking dedicated to technology that impacts the event industry.
  • Snapshots
    Trade Show Technology Summit (L to r) iDesignMeetings’ Jessica Geesing, Jordan Lambert and Matthew Parker at TSTS.
  • Snapshots
    MPI Experiential Event Series These lucky planners participated in MPI’s Experiential Event Series at the recent SXSW 2016 and shared operational insights from the SXSW teams that plan, program and produce the nine days of conferences, festivals and exhibitions.
  • Snapshots
    SITE Summit Americas SITE hosted the first Incentive Summit Americas at the Viceroy Snowmass in Snowmass Village. Pictured (l to r) are SITE Foundation Trustee Lynn Pavony, director of incentive sales, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; SITE Board Member Jennifer Glynn, managing partner, Meeting Encore Ltd.; SITE Foundation Trustee Chris Wheeler, executive director, global incentive sales, Atlantis, Paradise Island; SITE V.P. Business Development Philip Eisvold, account director, Aimia; Fred Brodsky, group sales director, Snowmass Tourism; Brian Mordecai, regional director group sales, Viceroy Hotel Group; and Kathy Fort Carty, CEO, Destination Services Corporation.
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April 14, 2016
Meetings Mean Business Global Meetings Industry Day
#GMID16
202-408-8422
www.meetingsmeanbusiness.com/content/global-meetings-industry-day

April 18, 2016
SITE Nite Europe
Kameha Suites
Frankfurt, Germany
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

April 19-20, 2016
IACC-Americas Connect – Annual Members Conference
Convene Midtown East
New York, NY
314-993-8575
www.iacconline.org

April 21-23, 2016
ISES Global Event Summit
Gleneagles Resort, Glasgow and Edinburgh
Scotland
800-688-ISES
partnerships@ises.com

April 26-28, 2016
Rewards and Recognition Expo
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
www.RewardsandRecognitionExpo.com

May 1-7, 2016
U.S. Travel Association – National Travel and Tourism Week
Nationwide
Markette Sheppard
202-218-3608
msheppard@ustravel.org

May 17, 2016
AH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards 
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC
202-289-3100
www.ahla.com

May 18-21, 2016
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Summit
Dusit Thani Guam Resort
Guam, USA
www.pata.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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