August 2016
issue
Cover Story The Historic City by the Sea Meets the 21st Century By

Its beachside location, seasonal weather, world-class dining, top-name entertainment and variety of hotel and casino properties make Atlantic City a magnet for meetings.

Full Story
Features
How Stadiums, Ball Parks and Other Fan Favorites Can Give Events a Winning Edge By

Sporting venues have made their facilities available for meetings, opening up new possibilities for planners.

Full Story

The Hosts Global Alliance Client Advisory Board offers enlightening insights in Corporate & Incentive Travel’s meeting and event trends Q&A.

Full Story
Destination Management Companies Help Planners Escape DIY Disasters By

A DMC, especially one that is part of a larger alliance, can be a savvy partner for meeting pros around the world.

Full Story
Attracting the Meetings Market With New Offerings in Wellness, CSR, Planning Services and Expanding Portfolios By

The best minds in hotel brands recognize that serving the corporate meetings market means much more than opening new meeting space.

Full Story
Where Fun Drives Serious Business By

Theme parks offer one-stop-shopping with thrills, entertainment and creative meeting programming services.

Full Story
'It's All About the Right Fit' By

From lead times to demonstrating meeting value, meeting pros offer their best tips and advice for success.

Full Story
Perspective

Planning meetings abroad requires more time, more contract follow-up, and more onsite and destination support services.

Full Story

No matter how counterintuitive it may seem, leveraging human emotion really is good for business.

Full Story
August 2016
issue
Cover Story The Historic City by the Sea Meets the 21st Century By

Its beachside location, seasonal weather, world-class dining, top-name entertainment and variety of hotel and casino properties make Atlantic City a magnet for meetings.

Full Story
Features
How Stadiums, Ball Parks and Other Fan Favorites Can Give Events a Winning Edge By

Sporting venues have made their facilities available for meetings, opening up new possibilities for planners.

Full Story

The Hosts Global Alliance Client Advisory Board offers enlightening insights in Corporate & Incentive Travel’s meeting and event trends Q&A.

Full Story
Destination Management Companies Help Planners Escape DIY Disasters By

A DMC, especially one that is part of a larger alliance, can be a savvy partner for meeting pros around the world.

Full Story
Attracting the Meetings Market With New Offerings in Wellness, CSR, Planning Services and Expanding Portfolios By

The best minds in hotel brands recognize that serving the corporate meetings market means much more than opening new meeting space.

Full Story
Where Fun Drives Serious Business By

Theme parks offer one-stop-shopping with thrills, entertainment and creative meeting programming services.

Full Story
'It's All About the Right Fit' By

From lead times to demonstrating meeting value, meeting pros offer their best tips and advice for success.

Full Story
Perspective

Planning meetings abroad requires more time, more contract follow-up, and more onsite and destination support services.

Full Story

No matter how counterintuitive it may seem, leveraging human emotion really is good for business.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    DMAI Annual Convention More than 1,500 participants enjoyed the Destination Marketing Association International's Annual Convention in Minneapolis in July including (l to r) DMAI President/CEO Don Welsh; V.P. Paula Pate and President Julie Hart, CFO by Design; Herb Malone, president/CEO, Alabama Gulf Coast CVB; U.S. Travel Association President/CEO Roger Dow; Karl Pietzrak, V.P. Convention Sales, Visit Pittsburgh; and Austin CVB’s Bob Lander.
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    DMAI Annual Convention At the Destination Marketing Association International's Annual Convention in Minneapolis are (l to r) Kristin McGrath, V.P., sales and services for Visit Richmond; Maura Gast, executive director, Irving CVB; Shelly Green, president/CEO of the Durham CVB; and Tammy Blount, Monterey County CVB.
    Credit: Chuck Fazio
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    DMAI Annual Convention Abigail Posner, head of strategic planning, Google ZOO, who gave the opening keynote address at the DMAI Annual Convention, is flanked by Don Welsh and PCMA President/CEO Deborah Sexton.
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    DMAI Annual Convention Alison Best, DMAI E.V.P. of member engagement, with Ronnie Burt (l), president/CEO, Visit KC and Al Hutchinson, president/CEO of Visit Mobile.
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    HGA Global Forum Hosts Global Alliance held its 4th Annual HGA Global Forum in South Florida in July. Posing with stiltwalkers at the final-night event at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort are (l to r) Manny Corral, DOSM, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort; Harvey Grotsky, publisher of Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine; and Terry Epton, president, Hosts New Orleans.
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    MPI World Education Congress Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress held in Atlantic City June 11-14 welcomed more than 2,000 registered attendees of which 44 percent were planners and 56 percent suppliers. For the hosted buyer program, there were 204 planners and 159 suppliers, and in MarketSquare, 140 suppliers. The majority of the 80 education sessions offered qualified for clock hours.
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    MPI World Education Congress Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress held in Atlantic City June 11-14 welcomed more than 2,000 registered attendees of which 44 percent were planners and 56 percent suppliers.
    Credit: Nicholas & Partners
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    MPI World Education Congress At MPI-WEC in Atlantic City the MPI Foundation raised more than $300,000 with The Big Deal, Rendezvous and the Not-So-Silent Auction. MPI also raised another $145,000+ at the President’s Dinner, which will support the MPI Academy in providing professional growth opportunities focused on women’s leadership and diversity training programs.
    Credit: Orange Photography
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    MPI World Education Congress Meet AC and Caesars Entertainment were host city partners for MPI-WEC. Shown are Meet AC CEO James Wood (left) and Caesars Entertainment Senior Vice President of National Meetings and Events Michael Massari. The Opening Night Celebration was held at Bally’s Beach Bar, The Big Deal at Caesars Atlantic City and the Closing Night Celebration at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s.
    Credit: Nicholas & Partners
  • Snapshots
    MPI World Education Congress Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress held in Atlantic City June 11-14 welcomed more than 2,000 registered attendees of which 44 percent were planners and 56 percent suppliers.
    Credit: Orange Photography
  • Snapshots
    MPI World Education Congress Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress held in Atlantic City June 11-14 welcomed more than 2,000 registered attendees of which 44 percent were planners and 56 percent suppliers.
    Credit: Orange Photography
  • Snapshots
    MPI World Education Congress Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress held in Atlantic City June 11-14 welcomed more than 2,000 registered attendees of which 44 percent were planners and 56 percent suppliers.
    Credit: Orange Photography
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    MPI World Education Congress MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer speaks at Meeting Professionals International's World Education Congress in Atlantic City.
    Credit: Orange Photography
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    MPI World Education Congress Attendees cool their heels following a jam-packed three days of networking, celebration and education at Meeting Professionals International's World Education Congress in Atlantic City June 11-14.
    Credit: Nicholas & Partners
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August 9-11, 2016
Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) Leadership Conference
Cleveland, OH
877-937-7476
www.siso.org

August 11-13, 2016
ILEA Live – International Live Events Association
JW Marriott Austin
Austin, TX
800-688-4737
www.ileahub.com

August 16-17, 2016
IncentiveWorks
Canada’s Meetings & Events Show
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
Toronto, ON
www.meetingscanada.com/incentiveworks

August 29-September 1, 2016
Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange CMITE)
Hilton Barbados Resort
Bridgetown, Barbados
caribbean.incentivetravelexchange.com

August 30-September 1, 2016
La Cita de las Americas
Trump National Doral Miami
Miami, FL
904-533 –9300
www.lacitaamericas.com

September 7-8, 2016
ibtm latin america
Centro Banamex
Mexico City, Mexico
www.ibtmlatinamerica.com

September 7-8, 2016
ibtm china
China National Convention Centre
Beijing, China
www.cibtm.com

September 7-8, 2016
HSMAI MEET National
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
914-421-3270
www.MEETConference.com

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