December 2018
issue
Cover Story Meetings and Events Demand to Rise, Bring Change By

Our group of industry experts offer insight to the changes, challenges and trends for the industry in the coming year.

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Features
Attendees Are Drawn to Live and Interactive Activities at Events By

Orchestrating entertainment at any meeting or event can be challenging.

Full Story
It Takes More Than Experience and Creativity to Plan a Winning Meeting By

The skill set of the successful meeting planner includes effective communication, attention to detail, organization, time management and multitasking. But many of the skills in the event-planning trade go beyond basic logistical abilities and are no less important.

Full Story
Be Thorough and Outline All Requirements in This Key Component With a Venue By

Writing a request for proposal (RFP) can be one of the most time-consuming and difficult challenges an event planner faces. So what is the best way to create an RFP that streamlines the process of receiving estimates in writing and helps establish a strong sales relationship?

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Gaming Resorts Offer Meeting Attendees More Than Just Casino Action By

Now that the stigma of going to a gaming resort has eased, companies are free to focus on the many benefits they offer.

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Designing Education Sessions is a Thoughtful, Deliberate and Scientific Process By

The when, where, why and how of education sessions has changed, and innovation keeps coming. Much of the current philosophy related to delivering content has evolved not from education theory but from the world of design.

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Planners Have Countless Ways to Bring Lifestyle Into Meetings By

The idea of incorporating elements of health and wellness into meetings is no longer out of the box or trendy.

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Careful Calculating and Negotiating Can Help Planners Achieve Event Goals By

Planning event budgets can be challenging. However, the more planners know about formulating, tracking and managing budgets, the more they can stretch spending.

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Destinations
Year-round Mild Climate Encourages Attendees to Enjoy Outdoor Adventures By

An enviable blend of desert and mountain settings, Mexican and Native American cultures, and iconic sights ranging from the Grand Canyon to Monument Valley, Arizona offers a surprisingly exotic backdrop for memorable meetings.

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Perspective

Certification validates a passion for your career and enables you to stand out in a sea of otherwise similar professionals.

Full Story
December 2018
issue
Cover Story Meetings and Events Demand to Rise, Bring Change By

Our group of industry experts offer insight to the changes, challenges and trends for the industry in the coming year.

Full Story
Features
Attendees Are Drawn to Live and Interactive Activities at Events By

Orchestrating entertainment at any meeting or event can be challenging.

Full Story
It Takes More Than Experience and Creativity to Plan a Winning Meeting By

The skill set of the successful meeting planner includes effective communication, attention to detail, organization, time management and multitasking. But many of the skills in the event-planning trade go beyond basic logistical abilities and are no less important.

Full Story
Be Thorough and Outline All Requirements in This Key Component With a Venue By

Writing a request for proposal (RFP) can be one of the most time-consuming and difficult challenges an event planner faces. So what is the best way to create an RFP that streamlines the process of receiving estimates in writing and helps establish a strong sales relationship?

Full Story
Gaming Resorts Offer Meeting Attendees More Than Just Casino Action By

Now that the stigma of going to a gaming resort has eased, companies are free to focus on the many benefits they offer.

Full Story
Designing Education Sessions is a Thoughtful, Deliberate and Scientific Process By

The when, where, why and how of education sessions has changed, and innovation keeps coming. Much of the current philosophy related to delivering content has evolved not from education theory but from the world of design.

Full Story
Planners Have Countless Ways to Bring Lifestyle Into Meetings By

The idea of incorporating elements of health and wellness into meetings is no longer out of the box or trendy.

Full Story
Careful Calculating and Negotiating Can Help Planners Achieve Event Goals By

Planning event budgets can be challenging. However, the more planners know about formulating, tracking and managing budgets, the more they can stretch spending.

Full Story
Destinations
Year-round Mild Climate Encourages Attendees to Enjoy Outdoor Adventures By

An enviable blend of desert and mountain settings, Mexican and Native American cultures, and iconic sights ranging from the Grand Canyon to Monument Valley, Arizona offers a surprisingly exotic backdrop for memorable meetings.

Full Story
Perspective

Certification validates a passion for your career and enables you to stand out in a sea of otherwise similar professionals.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Joining the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center transformation event on November 14 are (from left to right): Kevin Kilkeary Sr., Ron Gunter, Peter Knell, Steven Ellingsen.
  • Snapshots
    The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosted meeting, incentive and event professionals on December 2 at a Florida Encounter Post-Fam, coordinated by the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau.
  • Snapshots
    From left to right: Claire Bentley, Simon Brooks, Charlotte St. Martin, Fred Dixon, Emily Rafferty, Tom Schumacher, Charlie Flateman, Mike Morey, Roger Dow, and Mike Gallagher attend the NYC & Company Foundation Visionaries & Voices Gala 2018 at The Plaza on November 28, 2018 in New York City. (Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NYC & Company.)
  • Snapshots
    From left to right: Allen Haines, Bonnie St. John, Michele Polci at the Cvent Elite Meetings Alliance hosted by Caesars Entertainment at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. Credit: Ketara Gadahn/Studio Alani
  • Snapshots
    The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort broke ground on its new tower November 27, bringing together representatives from Walt Disney World and Marriott International. From left to right: Fred Sawyers, John A. Vickers, Dan Tishman, Mickey Mouse, Andy Hopkins, Bill Webster, David Marriott. Credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
  • Snapshots
    Exhibitors from 150 countries attended IBTM World 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, November 27-29.
industry
events

December 3-4, 2018
FICP Strategic Leaders Event
Chicago, IL
www.ficpnet.com

 

November 26, 2018
SITE Incentive Seminar

Barcelona, Spain
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

November 26–29, 2018
Travel South USA International Showcase

Nashville, TN
404-231-1790
www.travelsouthusa.org

November 27-29, 2018
ibtm World
Gran Via venue
Av. Joan Carles I
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain
www.ibtmworld.com

November 28-30, 2018 
Florida Encounter
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Bonita Springs, FL
www.floridaencounter.com

November 28–30, 2018
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Destination Marketing Forum
Khon Kaen, Thailand
www.pata.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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