October 2014
issue
Cover Story The Main Ingredient Is Engagement By

A meaningful, shared dining experience can have a significant impact on an attendee’s satisfaction with the overall meeting program.

Full Story
Features
Provide the Ultimate R&R for Distraction-free Executive Meetings and Retreats By

There are some meetings that, by definition, require a more remote, serene environment.

Full Story
Engage Attendees With Competitive Tourneys, Charity Events and Lasting Memories By

In corporate America, golf events have always been a “safe bet.”

Full Story
How to Map an Eye-opening Journey to Greater Value and ROI By

Elevate the attendee experience by putting their needs first.

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Destinations
‘The Premier North Florida "Comfort Zone" Experience for Meeting Professionals’ By

Paul Astleford, president and CEO of Visit Jacksonville, is on a mission to convince meeting planners that his destination offers a unique set of benefits.

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The Nearby Bahamas and Caribbean U.S. Territories Are Enjoying a Renewed Demand By

The white sands and dazzling emerald waters of the thousands of Caribbean islands beckon planners who need to stay close to home.

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Perspective

With a thorough planning process and review of best practices, your event’s registration process can run smoothly.

Full Story
October 2014
issue
Cover Story The Main Ingredient Is Engagement By

A meaningful, shared dining experience can have a significant impact on an attendee’s satisfaction with the overall meeting program.

Full Story
Features
Provide the Ultimate R&R for Distraction-free Executive Meetings and Retreats By

There are some meetings that, by definition, require a more remote, serene environment.

Full Story
Engage Attendees With Competitive Tourneys, Charity Events and Lasting Memories By

In corporate America, golf events have always been a “safe bet.”

Full Story
How to Map an Eye-opening Journey to Greater Value and ROI By

Elevate the attendee experience by putting their needs first.

Full Story
Destinations
‘The Premier North Florida "Comfort Zone" Experience for Meeting Professionals’ By

Paul Astleford, president and CEO of Visit Jacksonville, is on a mission to convince meeting planners that his destination offers a unique set of benefits.

Full Story
The Nearby Bahamas and Caribbean U.S. Territories Are Enjoying a Renewed Demand By

The white sands and dazzling emerald waters of the thousands of Caribbean islands beckon planners who need to stay close to home.

Full Story
Perspective

With a thorough planning process and review of best practices, your event’s registration process can run smoothly.

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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  • Snapshots
    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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  • Snapshots
    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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  • Snapshots
    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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  • Snapshots
    SITE Classic SITE Classic 2014 was held September 7-10 at the The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Snapshots
    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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