June 2019
issue

They must handle logistics as well as track, collect and report all forms of payments and “transfer of value,” including gifts, speaking fees, taxes and gratuities, involving doctors, researchers and other Health Care Professional (HCP) attendees. They must report the data, including attendee credentials and demographic information, to client companies for reporting to regulatory authorities. […]

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Features

There are plenty of compelling reasons to consider a meeting or incentive trip at sea. “From the immersive exploration experiences at each destination to the spacious comfortable suites onboard, from the exquisite cuisine at all restaurants to the expert personalized service at every turn, your attendees will be able to experience the ultimate memory-making travel […]

Full Story

Effectively using technology is as important to meeting and event planners as to any Fortune 500 company — maybe even more because when planning an event every dollar counts. Technology has become a mission-critical tool for meeting planners and for many, the internet offers inexpensive, viable solutions for their technology needs. With each new day, […]

Full Story

You spend months planning a meeting and finalize plans shortly before the start date. Days before the meeting, the corporate stakeholder wants to change the theme and replace some speakers. “There is a reason meeting and event planning is fourth behind fire, police and air traffic controllers in stressful jobs. When things threaten to fall […]

Full Story

A   business conference that includes family members, especially children, may seem counter-productive to work. Won’t parents be distracted and more likely to skip out on core conference events? Will parents who do attend daytime functions likely leave them early and skip important evening networking with colleagues? Don’t children add the necessity for more security, oversight […]

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Destinations

There are plenty of activities for attendees in Southern California. Hot-air ballooning is just one example. Courtesy of Visit Temecula Valley Leisure travel is a top trend this year. As more business trips combine business with leisure, meeting planners and companies are looking to destinations that are capable of providing both. No destination does it […]

Full Story

Nashville had 15.2 million attendees in conferences and meetings last year. Courtesy of Jacqueline Marko PRA Nashville and PRA Louisvill Planners need no introduction to Music City. Nashville’s reputation as a premier meeting destination extends across the globe. While country music put Nashville on the map, today the city’s music scene covers many genres — […]

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Sun and Sand Sit Atop the List for Attendees at These Destinations By

Sun and Sand Sit Atop the List for Attendees at These Destinations With sun-warmed beaches, iridescent waters and breathtaking sunsets, the Caribbean and the Bahamas is naturally linked with the ultimate personal and professional getaways. Within the last several years, these island destinations have become more than just a few moments in paradise. In fact, […]

Full Story
Perspective

Alina Orozco has been in digital marketing and social media since its inception and enjoys watching trends and helping brands develop their digital identity. At Elite Productions International, Orozco is responsible for showcasing the innovative designs and creativity of the team on a daily basis — as well as crafting their online presence. Learn more […]

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June 2019
issue

They must handle logistics as well as track, collect and report all forms of payments and “transfer of value,” including gifts, speaking fees, taxes and gratuities, involving doctors, researchers and other Health Care Professional (HCP) attendees. They must report the data, including attendee credentials and demographic information, to client companies for reporting to regulatory authorities. […]

Full Story
Features

There are plenty of compelling reasons to consider a meeting or incentive trip at sea. “From the immersive exploration experiences at each destination to the spacious comfortable suites onboard, from the exquisite cuisine at all restaurants to the expert personalized service at every turn, your attendees will be able to experience the ultimate memory-making travel […]

Full Story

Effectively using technology is as important to meeting and event planners as to any Fortune 500 company — maybe even more because when planning an event every dollar counts. Technology has become a mission-critical tool for meeting planners and for many, the internet offers inexpensive, viable solutions for their technology needs. With each new day, […]

Full Story

You spend months planning a meeting and finalize plans shortly before the start date. Days before the meeting, the corporate stakeholder wants to change the theme and replace some speakers. “There is a reason meeting and event planning is fourth behind fire, police and air traffic controllers in stressful jobs. When things threaten to fall […]

Full Story

A   business conference that includes family members, especially children, may seem counter-productive to work. Won’t parents be distracted and more likely to skip out on core conference events? Will parents who do attend daytime functions likely leave them early and skip important evening networking with colleagues? Don’t children add the necessity for more security, oversight […]

Full Story
Destinations

There are plenty of activities for attendees in Southern California. Hot-air ballooning is just one example. Courtesy of Visit Temecula Valley Leisure travel is a top trend this year. As more business trips combine business with leisure, meeting planners and companies are looking to destinations that are capable of providing both. No destination does it […]

Full Story

Nashville had 15.2 million attendees in conferences and meetings last year. Courtesy of Jacqueline Marko PRA Nashville and PRA Louisvill Planners need no introduction to Music City. Nashville’s reputation as a premier meeting destination extends across the globe. While country music put Nashville on the map, today the city’s music scene covers many genres — […]

Full Story
Sun and Sand Sit Atop the List for Attendees at These Destinations By

Sun and Sand Sit Atop the List for Attendees at These Destinations With sun-warmed beaches, iridescent waters and breathtaking sunsets, the Caribbean and the Bahamas is naturally linked with the ultimate personal and professional getaways. Within the last several years, these island destinations have become more than just a few moments in paradise. In fact, […]

Full Story
Perspective

Alina Orozco has been in digital marketing and social media since its inception and enjoys watching trends and helping brands develop their digital identity. At Elite Productions International, Orozco is responsible for showcasing the innovative designs and creativity of the team on a daily basis — as well as crafting their online presence. Learn more […]

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Cynthia Kunz, global sales director, meetings & incentives, Velas Resorts and Corporate & Incentive Travel Publisher/Editor Harvey Grotsky.
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    Distinguished guests gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open Hotel Bennett in Charleston, South Carolina, February 1. Credit: Virgil Bunao
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    Left to right: Caesars Entertainment CMO Chris Holdren, Raiders owner Mark Davis, Caesars Entertainment President and CEO Mark Frissora and Raiders President Marc Badain celebrated an historic partnership between Caesars Entertainment Corporation and the Las Vegas Raiders January 28. Credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group
  • Snapshots
    Attending GBTA’s 16th annual Leadership Summit in Nashville January 28-29 were (top, left to right): David Richardson, Cathy Stroud, Sherrill McLean, Stacey Day, Michael Henthorn, Rob Fugett and (bottom, left to right): Gloria Gonzalez, Cindy Lewis, Evie Hodges, Kelley Clark. Credit: GBTA
  • Snapshots
    SITE Crystal Awards were handed out during the SITE Global Conference 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, January 12. Honorees included PRA (left to right): SITE President Philip Eidsvold, CIS, CITP; Sarah Reichert, business development manager, One10; Madelyn Marusa, PRA’s vice president, industry relations; SITE Foundation President-Elect Carina Bauer. Credit: Kramer Photography
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    SITE Crystal Awards were handed out during the SITE Global Conference 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, January 12. Honorees included Eco Destination Management Services (left to right): SITE President Philip Eidsvold, CIS, CITP; ECO DMS Managing Director and COO Maoreen Every, CIS, CITP, DMCP; ECO DMS President and CEO Wichita Villacres, CIS; SITE Foundation President-Elect Carina Bauer. Credit: Kramer Photography
industry
events

February 3-6, 2019
Independent Planner Education Conference (IPEC)
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, TX
www.ipec.northstarmeetingsgroup.com

 

 

February 4-6, 2019
Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit
Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
Philadelphia, PA
www.worldcongress.com/

February 6-8, 2019
AMC Institute Annual Meeting
JW Marriott
Austin, TX
www.amcinstitute.org

February 7-9, 2019 
ADMEI Annual Conference
Four Seasons Houston
Houston, TX
www.admeinternational.org

February 7-9, 2019
Health & Wellness Forum

The Hotel at Midtown Athletic Club
Chicago, IL
www.meetinghealthy.com

February 9-12, 2019
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC)

World Forum The Hague
The Hague, The Netherlands
www.mpiweb.org

February 12, 2019
CSPI Annual Conference
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC
www.cspionline.org/annual-conference

February 13, 2019
Destination International Destination Showcase

Washington, DC
www.destinationsinternational.org/showcase

February 13–14, 2019
North American Journey’s (NAJ) RTO Summit West
The Ritz-Carlton
Marina del Rey, CA
www.rtosummit.com

February 13-14, 2019
Convene
Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre
LITEXPO
Vilius, Lithuania
www.convene.lt

February 13-15, 2019
PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
www.pata.org

February 15-17, 2019
National Speakers Association (NSA) Winter Conference
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
www.nsaspeaker.org

February 18-20, 2019
Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME)
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, Australia
www.aime.com.au

February 24-27, 2019
Annual Travel South USA Showcase
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
www.industry.travelsouthusa.com

February 25-27, 2019
Meetings Africa
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa
www.meetingsafrica.co.za

February 26-27, 2019
International Confex
Olympia London
Kensington, London, UK
www.international-confex.com

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