July 2015
issue
Cover Story Site Selection Advice to Planners From Planners By

Entering into a contract with new builds or recently renovated properties can provide great opportunities for planners, but stressful challenges as well.

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Features
Destination Management Companies 'Make the Planner Look Like the Hero' By

Leverage local knowledge for optimum deals and extraordinary events.

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Use Gamification, Mobile Apps and a Focus on Community to Relive the Meeting Experience All Year Long By

It’s essential that all event messaging is focused on the self-interests of the attendees rather than the interests of the meeting sponsor.

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Destinations
Maintaining the Status Quo — But Not By

The Strip changes and new areas emerge, but it’s the things that don’t change — the constants that planners and groups can depend on — that make Las Vegas the place to meet.

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Groups Never Have to Settle for Business As Usual: There's Always Something New By

From world-renowned theme parks to meetings-centered hotels and resorts, Orlando offers the perfect balance for your group to work some and play some.

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Perspective
Custom Builds and Productions Are the Next Frontier By

Following best practices in working with a production company will ensure an experience your attendees will never forget.

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July 2015
issue
Cover Story Site Selection Advice to Planners From Planners By

Entering into a contract with new builds or recently renovated properties can provide great opportunities for planners, but stressful challenges as well.

Full Story
Features
Destination Management Companies 'Make the Planner Look Like the Hero' By

Leverage local knowledge for optimum deals and extraordinary events.

Full Story
Use Gamification, Mobile Apps and a Focus on Community to Relive the Meeting Experience All Year Long By

It’s essential that all event messaging is focused on the self-interests of the attendees rather than the interests of the meeting sponsor.

Full Story
Destinations
Maintaining the Status Quo — But Not By

The Strip changes and new areas emerge, but it’s the things that don’t change — the constants that planners and groups can depend on — that make Las Vegas the place to meet.

Full Story
Groups Never Have to Settle for Business As Usual: There's Always Something New By

From world-renowned theme parks to meetings-centered hotels and resorts, Orlando offers the perfect balance for your group to work some and play some.

Full Story
Perspective
Custom Builds and Productions Are the Next Frontier By

Following best practices in working with a production company will ensure an experience your attendees will never forget.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    2015 IPW More than 6,500 delegates from 73 countries, including more than 1,300 international and domestic travel buyers and 500 media from the U.S. and abroad, attended the U.S. Travel Association’s annual International Pow Wow. The event convened in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center, May 30–June 3.
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    2015 IPW A record good time was had by all at the 47th annual International Pow Wow in Orlando.
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    2015 IPW Nearly 100,000 pre-scheduled business meetings — a record for IPW — took place between travel buyers and U.S. travel organizations. “IPW is an extraordinarily unique event, which brings the entire international travel and tourism marketplace to the U.S. in one location,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow (far right) who with Chris Thompson, president and CEO, Brand USA, presented Nora Gherras of Compagnies du Monde a Chairman’s Circle Honors award and medallion.
  • Snapshots
    2015 IPW (Left to right) Peter Greenberg, CBS News travel editor, Tim Croyle, WestJet Vacations Inc. and George Aguel, Visit Orlando president and CEO, enjoy the Chairman’s Circle Honor dinner at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando.
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    2015 IPW IPW attendees enjoyed the opportunity to network at the 2015 IPW in Orlando. The 2016 IPW will be held June 18–22, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Snapshots
    ibtm america Attendees mingled at ibtm america, held in Chicago June 9–11.
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    ibtm america More than 5,200 pre-scheduled appointments took place over the course of the three-day ibtm america show. At the first-time, closed-door event, both exhibitors and Hosted Buyers took part in a pre-show mutual match system where each selected whom they wanted to meet and do business with. The next ibtm america is June 15-17, 2016 at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.
industry
events

July 15-17, 2015
DMAI 101st Annual Convention
Austin, TX
202-296-7888
www.destinationmarketing.org/dmai-annual-convention

July 25-29, 2015
GBTA Convention 2015
Orlando, FL
703-684-0836
www.gbta.org/convention2015

August 1-4, 2015
MPI 2015 World Education Congress
Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA
972-702-3051
www.mpiweb.org

August 5-7, 2015
CIBTM – China Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition 
China National Convention Centre
Beijing, China
www.cibtm.travel

August 10-13, 2015
Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
http://caribbean.incentivetravelexchange.com

August 18-19, 2015
IncentiveWorks
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON
www.incentiveworksshow.com

September 9-10, 2015
HSMAI MEET National
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC
914-421-3270
www.MEETConference.com

September 27-29, 2015
2015 CMP Conclave
Reno, NV
571-527-3116
www.conventionindustry.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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