September 2014
issue
Cover Story Share This Story With All Stakeholders: Face-to-Face Meetings Drive Our Economic Engine and Produce Measurable Results By

In January, Meetings Mean Business re-launched as a proactive campaign designed to ensure the long-term health of the meeting industry.

Full Story
Features
Some One-Stop Shops Are Better Than Others By

To a planner, a CVB is more than just a list of meeting services, it is a group of people who deliver those services with a certain disposition and personality.

Full Story
Planners Need to Know the Difference and Pledge to Act Accordingly By

Meeting planning ethics codes are black and white, but often do not account for the shades of gray that meeting planners encounter in the field everyday.

Full Story
How Cruise Programs Are Winning Over Attendees and Making Life Easier For Planners By

The most cost-effective way to produce a meeting that doesn’t look and feel like every other meeting.

Full Story
Destinations
Planners Take Events Up a Notch by Finding New Spaces in Hotels and Offsite Gems By

Las Vegas hotels boast great meeting rooms and ballrooms, but sometimes a different type of venue is a better fit for what planners have in mind.

Full Story
Perspective
Does Your eRFP Follow This Call-to-Action Plan? By

How to grab the hotels’ attention and get the proposals you really want.

Full Story
Career Advice From a Meeting Industry Veteran: 'Set Yourself Free' By

Why he walked away from a secure job to pursue his passion as a professional speaker and actor.

Full Story
September 2014
issue
Cover Story Share This Story With All Stakeholders: Face-to-Face Meetings Drive Our Economic Engine and Produce Measurable Results By

In January, Meetings Mean Business re-launched as a proactive campaign designed to ensure the long-term health of the meeting industry.

Full Story
Features
Some One-Stop Shops Are Better Than Others By

To a planner, a CVB is more than just a list of meeting services, it is a group of people who deliver those services with a certain disposition and personality.

Full Story
Planners Need to Know the Difference and Pledge to Act Accordingly By

Meeting planning ethics codes are black and white, but often do not account for the shades of gray that meeting planners encounter in the field everyday.

Full Story
How Cruise Programs Are Winning Over Attendees and Making Life Easier For Planners By

The most cost-effective way to produce a meeting that doesn’t look and feel like every other meeting.

Full Story
Destinations
Planners Take Events Up a Notch by Finding New Spaces in Hotels and Offsite Gems By

Las Vegas hotels boast great meeting rooms and ballrooms, but sometimes a different type of venue is a better fit for what planners have in mind.

Full Story
Perspective
Does Your eRFP Follow This Call-to-Action Plan? By

How to grab the hotels’ attention and get the proposals you really want.

Full Story
Career Advice From a Meeting Industry Veteran: 'Set Yourself Free' By

Why he walked away from a secure job to pursue his passion as a professional speaker and actor.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    IMEX America Selfies ruled as IMEX America opened October 14 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. This fourth edition of the trade show for the international meetings, incentive travel and events industry is the biggest yet. With a total of 2,900 companies exhibiting representing 150+ countries (2013: 2,694 from 150 countries) the number of exhibitors joining the show has risen by 8 percent.
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    IMEX America IMEX America's traditional preshow day of professional development and education — Smart Monday, powered by MPI — took place October 13. Chief playmaker for the Life is Good Foundation Steve Gross delivered “How Joy and Optimism Ignite the Best in Us” an inspirational keynote session.
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  • Snapshots
    IMEX America A tour of the Venetian/Palazzo captivated attendees in Las Vegas at the start of IMEX America.
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  • Snapshots
    IMEX America Attendees took part in Smart Monday education sessions prior to IMEX America's official opening day, Tuesday October 14.
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    IMEX America On the weekend before IMEX, industry volunteers participated in The IMEX Challenge, an annual opportunity to give back to the community, benefiting Las Vegas' Shade Tree Shelter, sheltering woman, children and their pets.
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    IMEX America Industry volunteers pitched in during The IMEX Challenge, a community service project held October 11-12 before IMEX America's opening. The goal was to renovate and create a peaceful healing garden for the women and children of the Shade Tree Shelter to enjoy during their time there.
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  • Snapshots
    SITE Nite SITE leaders posed with entertainers at SITE Nite at the start of IMEX America in Las Vegas. (L to r) Bonnie Boisner, SITE Nite event chair; Paul Miller, SITE president 2014; Philip Eisvold, SITE board member; Kurt Paben, SITE Foundation president; and Jane Schuldt, SITE Foundation past-president.
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    SITE Classic SITE Classic 2014 was held September 7-10 at the The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Tucson, Arizona.
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    SITE Classic SITE Classic activities included two days of golf at La Paloma Country Club and The Golf Club at Dove Mountain. The two-day event in September was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Tucson, Arizona.
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industry
events

October 13, 2014
Site Nite North America
Light Nightclub, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

October 14-16, 2014
IMEX America
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Sands Expo & Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
+44 1273 227311
www.imexamerica.com

October 29-31, 2014
ITB Asia
Sands Expo and Convention Center
Marina Bay Sands
Singapore
www.itb-asia.com

November 3-6, 2014
World Travel Market London
ExCel London
London, U.K.
www.wtmlondon.com

November 7-11, 2014 
AH&LA Fall Conference held with the
International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show and BDNY
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY
202-289-3100
www.ahla.com

November 14-17, 2014
Site Global Conference
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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