February 2015
issue
Cover Story New Experiences, New Value on Deck By

Meeting pros are regularly rotating cruises into their incentive travel program mix for the all-inclusive value, range of amenities and most of all the often exotic experience.

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Features
CVBs Work Hard to Dispel Common Misconceptions and Tout Little Known Virtues By

Convention and visitors bureaus show planners creative new ways to use their cities.

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Receive Rave Reviews Whether You're Going for Broke or Booking on a Budget By

No matter the form entertainment takes, it’s the level of attendee engagement and the memories made that count.

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Why the Conference Center Environment ‘Helps Your Attendees Leave Differently Than When They Came’ By

Achieve better outcomes for your meetings and your budget.

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Destinations
Why Music City Meetings Rock By

As a meeting destination, Nashville is hotter than a country music star with a chart-topping hit.

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How Meeting in the Sunshine State Motivates and Inspires By

Year after year, decade after decade, Florida ranks as one of the most prized meeting destinations in the U.S.

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Perspective
11 Keys to a Successful Multilocation Event By

Multilocation events can communicate your message, engage your audience, get feedback, train or put your product into the hands of your very best prospects.

Full Story
February 2015
issue
Cover Story New Experiences, New Value on Deck By

Meeting pros are regularly rotating cruises into their incentive travel program mix for the all-inclusive value, range of amenities and most of all the often exotic experience.

Full Story
Features
CVBs Work Hard to Dispel Common Misconceptions and Tout Little Known Virtues By

Convention and visitors bureaus show planners creative new ways to use their cities.

Full Story
Receive Rave Reviews Whether You're Going for Broke or Booking on a Budget By

No matter the form entertainment takes, it’s the level of attendee engagement and the memories made that count.

Full Story
Why the Conference Center Environment ‘Helps Your Attendees Leave Differently Than When They Came’ By

Achieve better outcomes for your meetings and your budget.

Full Story
Destinations
Why Music City Meetings Rock By

As a meeting destination, Nashville is hotter than a country music star with a chart-topping hit.

Full Story
How Meeting in the Sunshine State Motivates and Inspires By

Year after year, decade after decade, Florida ranks as one of the most prized meeting destinations in the U.S.

Full Story
Perspective
11 Keys to a Successful Multilocation Event By

Multilocation events can communicate your message, engage your audience, get feedback, train or put your product into the hands of your very best prospects.

Full Story
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    MPI European Meetings & Events Conference Meeting Professionals International held its 2015 European Meetings & Events Conference in Krakow, Poland, February 1–3. Eighty-seven percent of the 300 registered attendees were from Europe and 11 percent were from North America. (Pictured) The MPI Foundation’s Rendezvous fundraiser and networking event held February 2 at the Hard Rock Café in Krakow.
    www.mpiweb.org/events/emec-2015
    Credit: Robert Szarapka/Photoholic
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    MPI European Meetings & Events Conference About 200 people attended the MPI Foundation’s Rendezvous fundraiser and networking event on the evening of February 2nd at the Hard Rock Café Kraków.
    www.mpiweb.org/events/emec-2015
    Credit: Robert Szarapka/Photoholic
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    MPI European Meetings & Events Conference A selfie with Polish Entertainment dancers following the Opening General Session in the ICE Congress Centre.
    www.mpiweb.org/events/emec-2015
    Credit: Robert Szarapka/Photoholic
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    MPI European Meetings & Events Conference Welcome Dinner at Wieliczka Salt Mine.
    www.mpiweb.org/events/emec-2015
    Credit: Robert Szarapka/Photoholic
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    IACC-Americas Copper Skillet Competition Chef Laura Leonetti from the Villanova University Hotel & Conference Center took the IACC-Americas Senior Chef Category Copper Skillet for her winning dish in the cook-off. The competition took place at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. Four chefs from IACC-member properties in the U.S. and Canada gathered to compete for the coveted IACC-Americas Copper Skillet final where the winners now go on to compete in the International Copper Skillet global final in April.
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    IACC-Americas Copper Skillet Competition Chef Zachary Miller from the The Inn at Virginia Tech took the IACC-Americas Junior Chef Category Copper Skillet for his winning dish in the cook-off.
    www.iacconline.org
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    SITE Global Conference "Orchestra of Emotions" was the theme for the SITE Global Conference 2014, held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, November 14–17.
    www.siteglobal.com
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    SITE Global Conference Netherland's based Drums and Barrels open the conference with a colorful teambuilding exercise full of dynamism and movement using Boomwhackers to make infectious Latin and African rhythms.
    www.siteglobal.com
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    SITE Global Conference SITE Board Member Pamela Shepherd, CEO, Distinctive Destinations and Madelyn Marusa, DCMP, V.P. industry sales and global relations, Allied PRA, rock out to the music of Mr. Holland (your personal Holland Host) and his band.
    www.siteglobal.com
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    SITE Global Conference The SITE India chapter and SITE international board of directors were on hand to announce that the SITE Global Conference 2015 is set for October 23–26 at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, Delhi, India. The conference will bring together hundreds of industry professionals from around the globe to experience India as an exciting canvas to create unparalleled incentive travel experiences.
    www.siteglobal.com
industry
events

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 9-13, 2015
SITE Executive Summit
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Dubai, UAE
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

February 10-12, 2015
The 3rd Annual Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit
Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia, PA
800-767-9499
www.worldcongress.com

February 12-14, 2015
ADME International Conference
Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos
Los Cabos, Mexico
937-586-3727
www.admeinternational.org

February 23, 2015
HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala
New York Marriott Marquis
New York, NY
703-506-3297
www.adrianawards.com

February 24-25, 2015
AIME – Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, Australia
www.aime.com.au

March 10-12, 2015
The International Travel Goods Show
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
www.thetravelgoodsshow.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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