February 2017
issue
Cover Story The Golden State’s Diversity of Destinations Shines By

Find out what’s new for meetings in Anaheim, Irvine, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Marina del Rey, San Diego and more.

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Features
All-Inclusive Perks, Plus New Technology, New Dining & New Experiences Bring Incentive Groups On Board By

Incentive cruises offer planners and attendees a chance to experience a world where the only surprises are good ones.

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Planners Share Their Advice on Contending With Contentious Clauses By

Today’s hotel market has complicated traditional hotel contracts — and the planner’s job.

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From Rural to Urban, a Look at Locales That Cater to Planners’ Needs By

The revenue from small groups has become so important to most hotels that they are hiring small meetings sales specialists.

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Availability, Flexibility and Dedication to Getting Business Done Attract Corporate Meetings By

The seller’s market has pushed planners to use more outside-the-box venues — and they’re being won over.

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Destinations
From One of America’s Most Charming Cities to the No. 1 City for Food, the Big Easy Is a Planner’s Dream Destination By

The Crescent City continues to reveal new facets, many of which present fresh opportunities for the meetings industry.

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Meeting a Mile HIgh — and Higher By

Colorado Springs and a slew of famous mountain towns have long drawn planners and attendees to the Centennial State.

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Roll Out the Red Carpet for Meetings & Events in America's Favorite Playground By

The future is bright, with growing meeting space, the world-famous Boardwalk and a host of entertaining attractions.

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Perspective

Small meetings require the same attention to detail as a larger event, just with a slightly different twist.

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The Convention Industry Council presents the top meeting and event planning trends for the coming year.

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February 2017
issue
Cover Story The Golden State’s Diversity of Destinations Shines By

Find out what’s new for meetings in Anaheim, Irvine, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Marina del Rey, San Diego and more.

Full Story
Features
All-Inclusive Perks, Plus New Technology, New Dining & New Experiences Bring Incentive Groups On Board By

Incentive cruises offer planners and attendees a chance to experience a world where the only surprises are good ones.

Full Story
Planners Share Their Advice on Contending With Contentious Clauses By

Today’s hotel market has complicated traditional hotel contracts — and the planner’s job.

Full Story
From Rural to Urban, a Look at Locales That Cater to Planners’ Needs By

The revenue from small groups has become so important to most hotels that they are hiring small meetings sales specialists.

Full Story
Availability, Flexibility and Dedication to Getting Business Done Attract Corporate Meetings By

The seller’s market has pushed planners to use more outside-the-box venues — and they’re being won over.

Full Story
Destinations
From One of America’s Most Charming Cities to the No. 1 City for Food, the Big Easy Is a Planner’s Dream Destination By

The Crescent City continues to reveal new facets, many of which present fresh opportunities for the meetings industry.

Full Story
Meeting a Mile HIgh — and Higher By

Colorado Springs and a slew of famous mountain towns have long drawn planners and attendees to the Centennial State.

Full Story
Roll Out the Red Carpet for Meetings & Events in America's Favorite Playground By

The future is bright, with growing meeting space, the world-famous Boardwalk and a host of entertaining attractions.

Full Story
Perspective

Small meetings require the same attention to detail as a larger event, just with a slightly different twist.

Full Story

The Convention Industry Council presents the top meeting and event planning trends for the coming year.

Full Story
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    ADMEI Annual Conference Winners of the 2017 Excellence Awards at the 12th annual Awards Gala at the Association of Destination Management Executives International annual conference in Barcelona, Spain, included (l to r) Rita Davidson, Rhonda Marko, CMP, CMM, DMCP, and Jacqueline Marko of Destination Nashville, a Global DMC Partner.
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    ADMEI Annual Conference 2017 Excellence Award-winners at the 12th annual Awards Gala at the ADMEI annual conference included (l to r) Alaina Hee, DMCP, AlliedPRA Northern California with Laurie Stroll,CMP, DMCP, Newport Hospitality.
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    ADMEI Annual Conference At the annual Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) Achievement Awards Gala in Barcelona, Spain, Robert Lee from Spaintacular, a Global DMC Partner, was presented with the Joanne O’Connor President’s Award for his assistance to the ADMEI president and for exhibiting exceptional professionalism and enthusiasm for the DMC industry. Pictured: Spaintacular CEO Nacho Eichler (top left) and guests with (top row, 2nd from right) Robert Lee, DMCP, Spaintacular director of sales.
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    PCMA Convening Leaders Actor and Austin resident Matthew McConaughey made a surprise appearance at the opening session at PCMA's annual conference Convening Leaders, January 8-11 in Austin, Texas.
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    PCMA Convening Leaders More than 4,000 event pros attended PCMA’s annual conference Convening Leaders — Designing ColLABoration — January 8–11 in Austin, Texas. Featured were inspirational presentations, unique learning experiences and networking. The conference helped attendees “understand how audience behaviors are evolving and where design and collaboration intersect.”

    Credit: Jacob Slaton Photography
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    PCMA Convening Leaders More than 4,000 event pros attended PCMA’s annual conference Convening Leaders — Designing ColLABoration — January 8–11 in Austin, Texas.

    Credit: Jacob Slaton Photography
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders More than 4,000 event pros attended PCMA’s annual conference Convening Leaders — Designing ColLABoration — January 8–11 in Austin, Texas.

    Credit: Jacob Slaton Photography
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders More than 4,000 event pros attended PCMA’s annual conference Convening Leaders — Designing ColLABoration — January 8–11 in Austin, Texas.

    Credit: Jacob Slaton Photography
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Convening Leaders More than 4,000 event pros attended PCMA’s annual conference Convening Leaders — Designing ColLABoration — January 8–11 in Austin, Texas.

    Credit: Jacob Slaton Photography
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    PCMA Convening Leaders PCMA President and CEO Deborah Sexton welcomes attendees to the annual meeting’s opening.

    Credit: Jacob Slaton Photography
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    PCMA Convening Leaders The closing night reception featured Austin’s living legend Willie Nelson.

    Credit: Jacob Slaton Photography
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January 6-8, 2017
Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA)
Annual Conference
Sheraton Austin Hotel
Austin, TX
www.espaonline.org

January 8–11, 2017
PCMA Annual Meeting
Convening Leaders
Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX
877-827-7262

www.pcma.org

January 10-12, 2017
The Special Event 2017
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA
800-927-5007
www.thespecialeventshow.com

January 19-21, 2017
ADMEI Annual Conference
Hotel Arts
Barcelona, Spain
937-586-3727
www.admeinternational.org

January 23-25, 2017
The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS)
JW Marriott and Nokia Theatre at LA LIVE
Los Angeles, CA
202-289-3100
www.ahla.com

January 29–February 2, 2017
SITE Executive Summit
Dublin, Ireland
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

January 31–February 2, 2017
The 5th Annual Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, PA
800-767-9499
www.globalmedicalmeetings.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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