June 2016
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Cover Story Bold (& Brash) Lessons for the Meetings and Hotel Industries From the Boss of Bravado By

The presumptive Republican nominee may be a politically polarizing figure, but brand marketing is his true north.

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Features
Doing Good While Supporting the Company's Business Goals By

Extending corporate social responsibility into the meetings sphere is not only the right thing to do, it creates a more engaged work force.

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Where Seaside Events Rise to the Occasion By

Mother Nature ‘decorates’ seaside events with palm trees, sunsets and peaceful vistas.

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The Sweet Spot for Reward and Incentive Programs By

Meetings at golf and spa resorts combine achieving corporate business goals with time for employees to play and relax.

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Destinations
Exceptional Hotels & Resorts and Superb Customer Service Draw Groups Back Year After Year By

The quality of the state’s hotel and resort product, the Florida brand itself and the fabulous weather make it the king of statewide meeting destinations.

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June 2016
issue
Cover Story Bold (& Brash) Lessons for the Meetings and Hotel Industries From the Boss of Bravado By

The presumptive Republican nominee may be a politically polarizing figure, but brand marketing is his true north.

Full Story
Features
Doing Good While Supporting the Company's Business Goals By

Extending corporate social responsibility into the meetings sphere is not only the right thing to do, it creates a more engaged work force.

Full Story
Where Seaside Events Rise to the Occasion By

Mother Nature ‘decorates’ seaside events with palm trees, sunsets and peaceful vistas.

Full Story
The Sweet Spot for Reward and Incentive Programs By

Meetings at golf and spa resorts combine achieving corporate business goals with time for employees to play and relax.

Full Story
Destinations
Exceptional Hotels & Resorts and Superb Customer Service Draw Groups Back Year After Year By

The quality of the state’s hotel and resort product, the Florida brand itself and the fabulous weather make it the king of statewide meeting destinations.

Full Story
  • 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. 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.
    Credit: Orange Photography

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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
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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: 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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    Orlando to Host 2017 Pro Bowl The NFL announced that Orlando will host the 2017 Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium plus a week of football-themed festivities throughout the destination. The announcement was held June 1 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Pictured left to right: Roman Oben, NFL director of youth football; Peter Kacheris, Visit Orlando board chair and managing director of Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek; Peter O’Reilly, NFL senior vice president of events; and George Aguel, Visit Orlando president & CEO.
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    SITE Nite Europe At SITE Nite Europe, hosted by the SITE Foundation, (l to r) Martin Lewis, managing director, CAT Publications; Jane Scaletta, AlliedPRA Orlando; John J. Iannini, CTC, CIS, vice president, meetings and events, America, Melia Hotels International; and Kevin Hinton, SITE Chief Excellence Officer. More than 350 SITE members, industry colleagues and IMEX hosted buyers gathered April 18 at the Kameha Suite, a magnificent villa located beside the Frankfurt Opera House.
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    SITE Nite Europe Enjoying the evening of solidarity and celebration at SITE Nite Europe are (l to r) Jeannette Bangura, Your EventPlanner; Anita O’Boyle, SITE director of events; and Estefani Aguirre, SITE sponsorship and chapter relations.
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    Euromic Rebrands Euromic, the destination management partnership, rebranded with a vivid new corporate identity unveiled at the euromic stand at IMEX in Frankfurt. Pictured are IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom (c) with Hasan Dinç, president of euromic (l) and Rajeev Kohli, president of SITE.
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    Global Event Summit Senior event professionals attended the inaugural Global Event Summit at the Gleneagles Hotel and Resort in Scotland following IMEX Frankfurt.
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June 1-5, 2016
IRF Annual Incentive Invitational
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
Las Vegas, NV
703-651-8189
invitational.theirf.org

June 11-14, 2016
MPI 2015 World Education Congress
Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center
Atlantic City, NJ
972-702-3051
www.mpiweb.org

June 15-17, 2016
ibtm america
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN
www.ibtmamerica.com

June 18-22, 2016
U.S. Travel Association – IPW
New Orleans, LA
202-408-8422
www.ipw.com

June 21–24, 2016
Latin America Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange
in partnership with SITE
InterContinental Cartagena de Indias
Cartagena, Colombia
www.latintravelexchange.com

June 26-29, 2016
PCMA 2016 Education Conference
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
St. Louis, MO
877-827-7262
www.pcma.org

July 16-20, 2016
GBTA Convention 2016
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
703-684-0836
www.gbta.org/convention

July 21-24, 2016
HGA Global Forum
Turnberry Isle Miami
Miami, FL
702-798-0000
hosts-global.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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