February 2018
issue
Cover Story Tips and Strategies From Planners and Golf Professionals By

Many articles have been written about the value of golf as a business tool. Certainly it provides several hours of networking between shots and facilitates face time between people in different departments or at different levels within a company.

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Features
Building Interest From Coast to Coast By

Long-established meeting destinations such as Atlantic City, New York and Las Vegas thrive in part on a certain nostalgic appeal.

Full Story
Cruise Lines Are Upping Their Game for Corporate Meetings & Incentives By

Many companies and organizations may be surprised by all the ways cruise lines are now making it easier than ever to take a meeting to sea.

Full Story
Destinations
Whether You Want a Big-Name Draw Location or a Lesser Known Gem, California Delivers By

California is nearly 164,000 square miles, the third largest state in the union is a glorious mix of ocean, desert, dramatic rock formations, imposing peaks, sublime sandy beaches, wild lands and singular cities.

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Meetings and Family Friendly — It’s Not Just a Gaming Town Anymore By

There are more reasons than ever to meet in Atlantic City. The destination has shed its decades-old reputation as only a gaming capital by expanding and renovating properties and meeting spaces while offering more activities, entertainment and dining options.

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Louisiana Offers Vibrant, Only-in-America Culture, Food and Venues Guaranteed to Impress. By

Louisianans love to celebrate — food, culture, irreverence, Fat Tuesday, blues, jazz, Cajun accordion riffs, marching down the street at any opportunity and life itself.

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Perspective

Whether it finds you in your professional life or your personal life, opportunity is present in each moment of each day.

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In times of crisis, the worst thing in the world would be to have a speaker go silent from the stage when lifesaving words and actions would have made all the difference.

Full Story
February 2018
issue
Cover Story Tips and Strategies From Planners and Golf Professionals By

Many articles have been written about the value of golf as a business tool. Certainly it provides several hours of networking between shots and facilitates face time between people in different departments or at different levels within a company.

Full Story
Features
Building Interest From Coast to Coast By

Long-established meeting destinations such as Atlantic City, New York and Las Vegas thrive in part on a certain nostalgic appeal.

Full Story
Cruise Lines Are Upping Their Game for Corporate Meetings & Incentives By

Many companies and organizations may be surprised by all the ways cruise lines are now making it easier than ever to take a meeting to sea.

Full Story
Destinations
Whether You Want a Big-Name Draw Location or a Lesser Known Gem, California Delivers By

California is nearly 164,000 square miles, the third largest state in the union is a glorious mix of ocean, desert, dramatic rock formations, imposing peaks, sublime sandy beaches, wild lands and singular cities.

Full Story
Meetings and Family Friendly — It’s Not Just a Gaming Town Anymore By

There are more reasons than ever to meet in Atlantic City. The destination has shed its decades-old reputation as only a gaming capital by expanding and renovating properties and meeting spaces while offering more activities, entertainment and dining options.

Full Story
Louisiana Offers Vibrant, Only-in-America Culture, Food and Venues Guaranteed to Impress. By

Louisianans love to celebrate — food, culture, irreverence, Fat Tuesday, blues, jazz, Cajun accordion riffs, marching down the street at any opportunity and life itself.

Full Story
Perspective

Whether it finds you in your professional life or your personal life, opportunity is present in each moment of each day.

Full Story

In times of crisis, the worst thing in the world would be to have a speaker go silent from the stage when lifesaving words and actions would have made all the difference.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    SITE + MPI Global Forum Nearly 600 meeting and incentive professionals from around the world came together in Rome for the inaugural SITE + MPI Global Forum held January 12–14 at the Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria. Rhea Stagner, SITE Foundation president 2017, introduces John Iannini as SITE Foundation president 2018. Credit: Eco DMS and One Happy Photographer

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    SITE + MPI Global Forum SITE Chicago president and chapter members accept the award for SITE Chapter of the Year 2017. Credit: Eco DMS and One Happy Photographer
  • Snapshots
    SITE + MPI Global Forum After serving two years as SITE president, Rajeev Kohli passes the gavel to Annamaria Ruffini, SITE president 2018. Credit: Eco DMS and One Happy Photographer
  • Snapshots
    SITE + MPI Global Forum Leaders from both SITE and MPI gather for a dinner to kick off the SITE + MPI Global Forum. Credit: Eco DMS and One Happy Photographer
  • Snapshots
    ESPA 30th Anniversary At the Event Service Professionals Association 30th Anniversary Annual Conference held in Nashville January 5–7, 2018, are (l to r) Denise Reid, Hyatt Centric French Quarter, New Orleans; Brooke Lazizi and Mariya Brewer, Philadelphia CVB; Emily Nichols, Chemical Heritage Foundation; and Dominique Bonds, Pennsylvania Convention Center.
  • Snapshots
    Incentive Partner of the Year Cruise and all-inclusive brokerage company Buy the Sea celebrates its sixth win as Royal Caribbean’s Corporate Incentive Partner of the Year.
  • Snapshots
    Terramar aquires Cappa & Graham Inc. Terramar, a DMC Network Company, with offices in Los Cabos, Cancun and Panama, annnounced in January the acquisition of Cappa & Graham Inc., a DMC Network Company, based in San Francisco.
industry
events

February 26–28, 2018
Meetings Africa
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg
South Africa
+27 11 431 4126
www.meetingsafrica.co.za

February 26-28, 2018
6th Annual Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit
Hilton at Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia, PA
www.worldcongress.com/events/BB18001/

February 27–March 1, 2018
The International Travel Goods Show
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
www.thetravelgoodsshow.org

February  28–March 1, 2018
International Confex
Olympia London
Kensington, London
+44 (0)20 8971 8282
www.international-confex.com

March 4-6, 2018
Destinations International CMO Summit
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
www.destinationsinternational.org

March 7–11, 2018
ITB Berlin
Messe Berlin
Berlin, Germany
www.itb-berlin.com

March 13–14, 2018
World Meetings Forum Summit State of Mexico
Toluca Convention Center
Toluca, Mexico
www.wmforum.org

March 18–21, 2018
Annual Travel South Showcase
Mississippi Coast Convention Center
Biloxi, MS
404-231-1790
www.travelsouthusa.org

March 19, 2018
GBTA Foundation 21st Annual Gala Dinner
Grand Hyatt New York
New York, NY
703-684-0836
www.gbta.org

March 20–22, 2018
CTW China
The Leading Corporate Travel Management Conference for China
Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing
Shanghai, China
www.corporatetravelworld.com

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