August 2015
issue
Cover Story Like a Good Marriage, Respect, Communication & Kindness Are Keys to Success By

In true partnerships, everyone comes out a winner.

Full Story
Features
The Jury's Still Out on Whether Apple Watches, Google Glass and Other Wearable Devices Are Hype or Here to Stay By

Looking to the future, providers aim to transform meeting planning with wearable technology.

Full Story
Amenities, Services and Meeting Spaces Match Those of City Hotels By

Airport hotels are often the first choice for many planners who want convenient meeting facilities at good value.

Full Story
Ignite Excitement, Engagement and Performance All Year Long By

Creative ways to reinforce and underline the company’s mission or objective throughout the meeting.

Full Story
Destinations
Featuring Some of the Country’s Most Inspirational Settings for Business By

Business-friendly with an abundance of natural beauty, the Southwest delivers what planners and attendees value.

Full Story
A Wealth of Options in the Golden State By

When it comes to extraordinary and diverse destinations in which to meet, few states rival California.

Full Story
Perspective

Mobile event apps are making a splash in the business world, particularly in the meetings and events space.

Full Story
August 2015
issue
Cover Story Like a Good Marriage, Respect, Communication & Kindness Are Keys to Success By

In true partnerships, everyone comes out a winner.

Full Story
Features
The Jury's Still Out on Whether Apple Watches, Google Glass and Other Wearable Devices Are Hype or Here to Stay By

Looking to the future, providers aim to transform meeting planning with wearable technology.

Full Story
Amenities, Services and Meeting Spaces Match Those of City Hotels By

Airport hotels are often the first choice for many planners who want convenient meeting facilities at good value.

Full Story
Ignite Excitement, Engagement and Performance All Year Long By

Creative ways to reinforce and underline the company’s mission or objective throughout the meeting.

Full Story
Destinations
Featuring Some of the Country’s Most Inspirational Settings for Business By

Business-friendly with an abundance of natural beauty, the Southwest delivers what planners and attendees value.

Full Story
A Wealth of Options in the Golden State By

When it comes to extraordinary and diverse destinations in which to meet, few states rival California.

Full Story
Perspective

Mobile event apps are making a splash in the business world, particularly in the meetings and events space.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    MPI World Education Congress The 2015 Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress (WEC) was held August 1–4 in San Francisco. (L to r) John Reyes, EVP, chief sales officer, convention sales and services division, San Francisco Travel; Stephen Revetria, S.V.P. Giants Enterprises; Joey Nevin, president, MPI Northern California Chapter, director of sales and marketing, Giants Enterprises; and Kathryn Horton, V.P., convention services and events, San Francisco Travel, welcomed more than 2,500 attendees to the signature event through which MPI delivers top-rated education, networking and business opportunities to the meeting and event community.
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    MPI World Education Congress MPI-WEC Attendees enjoy unique opportunities for fun photos.
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    MPI World Education Congress MPI-WEC Attendees enjoy unique opportunities for fun photos.
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    MPI World Education Congress MPI-WEC Attendees enjoy unique opportunities for fun photos.
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    MPI World Education Congress Puppy cuddling, which benefited 4Paws Social Therapy, was a huge hit among MPI-WEC attendees.
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    MPI World Education Congress Corporate & Incentive Travel Publisher Harvey Grotsky with (l) Landry & Kling’s Jo Kling and Carnival Cruise President Christine Duffy.
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    MPI World Education Congress Corporate & Incentive Travel V.P. of Operations David Middlebrook (left) and Walt Disney Company's Public Relations Director Mark Sadowski.
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    MPI World Education Congress CIC’s Karen L. Kotowski joins HelmsBriscoe’s Deanne Vigil, HSMAI’s Robert Gilbert and HelmsBriscoe’s Richard Harper at an event. To view sessions and more, visit www.mpiweb.org/events/wec-2015.
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    GBTA Convention The 2015 Global Business Travel Association Convention, held in Orlando July 25-29, concluded with record buyer attendance announcing 6,389 attendees, including 1,366 travel buyers and nearly 100 journalists, making this one of the largest GBTA Conventions in history and one of the largest gatherings of travel professionals in the world. The Expo floor featured over 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services in business travel. Next year’s Convention will be in Denver, Colorado on July 16-20, 2016.
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    GBTA Convention The 2015 GBTA Convention was held in Orlando July 25-29.
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    Caribbean Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange The 2015 Caribbean Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange event was held at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
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    PCMA EduCon The 2015 EduCon in Greater Fort Lauderdale was the most highly attended Education Conference held by the Professional Convention Management Association to date, with 675 meeting industry leaders from across the globe participating.
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    PCMA EduCon The 2015 EduCon in Greater Fort Lauderdale was the most highly attended Education Conference held by the Professional Convention Management Association to date, with 675 meeting industry leaders from across the globe participating.
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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