April 2015
issue
Cover Story Millennials Are ‘Leading the Charge’ for Meeting Innovations By

Now that millennials are expected to outnumber baby boomers this year, their proclivities and preferences are of paramount interest to, well, everyone.

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Features
They’re Taking A Bigger Slice Out of the Group Business Pie By

Regular group business is certainly of interest to hoteliers, and that’s just what small meetings offer, especially in recent years.

Full Story
Experts Reveal Alarming Vulnerabilities and How to Prevent Them By

If information security at your meetings isn’t near the top of your list of things to worry about, it should be.

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Perception and Transparency Issues Challenge Pharma Meeting Planners Still By

Concerns about optics have forced pharmaceutical companies to set limits on the amounts of money they can spend on hotel rooms, meals and other costs.

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Destinations
What’s New for Meetings From SoCal to SanFran By

When meeting in California, it’s natural to try to capture the laidback, West Coast lifestyle at offsite events.

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Matchless Experiences Abroad Provide the ‘Chance of a Lifetime’ for Groups and Incentive Winners By

Perhaps no other place on earth is generating the kind of enthusiasm among planners that Europe is — especially for incentive programs.

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Perspective
Focus on the 3 R's of Audience Engagement By

Event sponsorships are a proven way to offset program costs and a good way for sponsors to get valuable face time with participants.

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A number of major world events occurred in the past few years, creating a slew of new, unique conference and event spaces.

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What You Should Know Before You Go By

Ground transportation has gone through dramatic changes, driven by the advent of ride sharing services and mobile technology.

Full Story
April 2015
issue
Cover Story Millennials Are ‘Leading the Charge’ for Meeting Innovations By

Now that millennials are expected to outnumber baby boomers this year, their proclivities and preferences are of paramount interest to, well, everyone.

Full Story
Features
They’re Taking A Bigger Slice Out of the Group Business Pie By

Regular group business is certainly of interest to hoteliers, and that’s just what small meetings offer, especially in recent years.

Full Story
Experts Reveal Alarming Vulnerabilities and How to Prevent Them By

If information security at your meetings isn’t near the top of your list of things to worry about, it should be.

Full Story
Perception and Transparency Issues Challenge Pharma Meeting Planners Still By

Concerns about optics have forced pharmaceutical companies to set limits on the amounts of money they can spend on hotel rooms, meals and other costs.

Full Story
Destinations
What’s New for Meetings From SoCal to SanFran By

When meeting in California, it’s natural to try to capture the laidback, West Coast lifestyle at offsite events.

Full Story
Matchless Experiences Abroad Provide the ‘Chance of a Lifetime’ for Groups and Incentive Winners By

Perhaps no other place on earth is generating the kind of enthusiasm among planners that Europe is — especially for incentive programs.

Full Story
Perspective
Focus on the 3 R's of Audience Engagement By

Event sponsorships are a proven way to offset program costs and a good way for sponsors to get valuable face time with participants.

Full Story

A number of major world events occurred in the past few years, creating a slew of new, unique conference and event spaces.

Full Story
What You Should Know Before You Go By

Ground transportation has gone through dramatic changes, driven by the advent of ride sharing services and mobile technology.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Disney colleagues and friends celebrate with Anne Hamilton (center), vice president, resort sales and services, Disney Destinations, the Supplier Honoree at the PCMA Education Foundation’s Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement held at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC, on April 8. Two other winners honored were Kati S. Quigley, CMP, senior director partner, community marketing, Microsoft Corporation, the Meeting Professional Honoree; and George G. Fenich, PhD, professor, School of Hospitality Management, East Carolina University, the Educator Honoree.
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    Credit: Stephen Elliot in association with MudProductions.com
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    PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Mark Sadowski (l), public relations director, Disney Meetings and Terry Brinkoetter (r), public relations director for Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club and Adventures by Disney, flank Corporate & Incentive Travel Publisher Harvey Grotsky at the PCMA Education Foundation’s Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement.
    www.pcma.org
  • Snapshots
    DMAI Destinations Showcase Destination Marketing Association International’s Destinations Showcase was held March 25, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The DMAI Showcase has grown to become North America’s largest one-day event bringing conference, convention and trade show professionals together with exhibiting meeting destinations from the United States and beyond.
    www.destinationmarketing.org
  • Snapshots
    DMAI Destinations Showcase Destination Marketing Association International’s Destinations Showcase was held March 25, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
    www.destinationmarketing.org
  • Snapshots
    DMAI Destinations Showcase Destination Marketing Association International’s Destinations Showcase was held March 25, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
    www.destinationmarketing.org
  • Snapshots
    DMAI Destinations Showcase Destination Marketing Association International’s Destinations Showcase was held March 25, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
    www.destinationmarketing.org
  • Snapshots
    Best Teambuilding Activity Award Florida Meeting Services, a Global DMC Partner received a 2015 Achievement Award for Best Creative Event — Best Teambuilding Activity at the ADMEI Awards Gala earlier this year. More than 170 corporate volunteers helped revive and restore Virginia Key, Florida, by removing invasive and exotic plant species, and planting native plants.
    www.floridameetingservices.com
    Credit: R&D Events
industry
events

April 13-15, 2015
ibtm africa
Cape Town
South Africa
www.ibtmevents.com/IBTM-Africa

April 14-16, 2015
Rewards and Recognition Expo
Omni Interlocken Hotel
Denver, CO
www.RewardsandRecognitionExpo.com

April 14-16, 2015
CTW China
The Leading Corporate Travel Management Conference for China
Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing
Shanghai, China
www.corporatetravelworld.com

April 14-17, 2015
IACC-Americas Annual Conference and Study Tour
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale, FL
314-993-8575
www.iacconline.org

April 20-22, 2015
GBTA Canada Conference
Metro Toronto Convention Center
Toronto, ON
703-684-0836
www.gbta.org

April 23-26, 2015
14th Annual Mexico Showcase and Travel Expo
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
Cancun/Riviera Maya, Mexico
817-307-6663
www.mexicoshowcase.com

April 27-29, 2015
DMAI CEO Summit
Monterey, CA
202-296-7888
www.destinationmarketing.org/ceo-summit

May 2–10, 2015
U.S. Travel National Travel and Tourism Week
Nationwide
Contact Sarah Erdman
202-408-2182
serdman@ustravel.org
www.ustravel.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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