December 2014
issue
Cover Story The View From Industry Insiders By

Everything is looking up for the meetings industry in 2015, which is a mixed blessing for planners: Group demand is up, but so too are room rates and travel costs.

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Features
Specialize, Partner With Other Planners and Integrate With Clients to Succeed By

Independent planners excel when they concentrate on their finest skill sets and collaborate with other third parties.

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Gathering at Hotels Fashioned From Historic Venues Leads to Jaw-Dropping Experiences By

Hoteliers are converting commercial spaces and historic buildings into funky hotels with all the amenities of a traditional hotel.

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Destinations
The Golden State Ranks High on Meeting Planner ­­and Attendee Wish Lists By

California ranks high on the wish lists of many planners because of its broad appeal to attendees and Mediterranean-type climate.

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A Melting Pot of Unique Cultures, Landscapes and Experiences By

A conference in the Southwest draws attendees for many reasons, not the least of which are the abundance of sunshine and dramatic landscapes with the power to inspire.

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Perspective

More businesses are realizing that cruise meetings and incentives at sea are a viable option for corporate gatherings.

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Attendees are looking for a complete and total meeting experience where all five senses are engaged.

Full Story
December 2014
issue
Cover Story The View From Industry Insiders By

Everything is looking up for the meetings industry in 2015, which is a mixed blessing for planners: Group demand is up, but so too are room rates and travel costs.

Full Story
Features
Specialize, Partner With Other Planners and Integrate With Clients to Succeed By

Independent planners excel when they concentrate on their finest skill sets and collaborate with other third parties.

Full Story
Gathering at Hotels Fashioned From Historic Venues Leads to Jaw-Dropping Experiences By

Hoteliers are converting commercial spaces and historic buildings into funky hotels with all the amenities of a traditional hotel.

Full Story
Destinations
The Golden State Ranks High on Meeting Planner ­­and Attendee Wish Lists By

California ranks high on the wish lists of many planners because of its broad appeal to attendees and Mediterranean-type climate.

Full Story
A Melting Pot of Unique Cultures, Landscapes and Experiences By

A conference in the Southwest draws attendees for many reasons, not the least of which are the abundance of sunshine and dramatic landscapes with the power to inspire.

Full Story
Perspective

More businesses are realizing that cruise meetings and incentives at sea are a viable option for corporate gatherings.

Full Story

Attendees are looking for a complete and total meeting experience where all five senses are engaged.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    SITE Global Conference "Orchestra of Emotions" was the theme for the SITE Global Conference 2014, held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, November 14–17.
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    SITE Global Conference Netherland's based Drums and Barrels open the conference with a colorful teambuilding exercise full of dynamism and movement using Boomwhackers to make infectious Latin and African rhythms.
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    SITE Global Conference SITE Board Member Pamela Shepherd, CEO, Distinctive Destinations and Madelyn Marusa, DCMP, V.P. industry sales and global relations, Allied PRA, rock out to the music of Mr. Holland (your personal Holland Host) and his band.
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    SITE Global Conference SITE Global Conference attendees enjoyed the networking events.
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    SITE Global Conference The SITE India chapter and SITE international board of directors were on hand to announce that the SITE Global Conference 2015 is set for October 23–26 at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, Delhi, India. The conference will bring together hundreds of industry professionals from around the globe to experience India as an exciting canvas to create unparalleled incentive travel experiences.
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industry
events

January 6-8, 2015
The Special Event 2015
Anaheim Marriott
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
800-927-5007
www.thespecialeventshow.com

January 9-11, 2015
Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA)
Annual Conference
Sheraton Chicago Towers & Hotel
Chicago, IL
609-799-3712
www.espaonline.org

January 10-14, 2015
2015 RPI (Recognition Professionals International)
Annual Conference
Mandalay Bay Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
651-290-7490
RPI@recognition.org
www.recognition.org

January 11–14, 2015
PCMA Annual Meeting
Convening Leaders
McCormick Place West
Chicago, IL
877-827-7262
www.pcma.org

January 19-21, 2015
ADME International DMC CEO Forum
Hotel Boscolo
Rome, Italy
937-586-3727
www.admeinternational.org

February 1–3, 2015
MPI European Meetings & Events Conference
ICE Krakow Congress Centre
Krakow, Poland
972-702-3051
www.mpiweb.org

February 2-3, 2015
HSMAI MEET Mid-America
The Fairmont Dallas
Dallas, TX
914-421-3270
www.MEETConference.com

February 9-13, 2015
SITE Executive Summit
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Dubai, UAE
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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