November 2014
issue
Cover Story Be Bold, Take Risks, Drop Your Guard, and Learn a New, Powerful Way of Thinking and Doing By

Discover how common “horse sense” can lead to transformational change.

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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
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

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

Full Story
November 2014
issue
Cover Story Be Bold, Take Risks, Drop Your Guard, and Learn a New, Powerful Way of Thinking and Doing By

Discover how common “horse sense” can lead to transformational change.

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
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

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

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    SITE Socializer SITE and GMIC Florida and Caribbean chapters jointly host “Socializers” that benefit to the Children’s Home Society. The November Socializer was held at the Waterstone Resort & Marina, a DoubleTree by Hilton, Boca Raton, Florida. Networkers included (l to r) David Middlebrook, Corporate & Incentive Travel; Marjorie Osborn, Wyndham Deerfield Beach; Stuart Gardner, Florida Meeting Services; Lindsey Harmon, LJH Associates; and Harvey Grotsky, publisher, Corporate & Incentive Travel.
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    Britney Day Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino headliner Britney Spears was presented with the Key to the City of Las Vegas’ iconic Strip at The Linq Promenade on November 5, which was declared "Britney Day." Due to the success of the show since it opened last December, 36 additional performances have been added to “Britney: Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood.
  • Snapshots
    IMEX America Selfies ruled as IMEX America opened October 14 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. This fourth edition of the trade show for the international meetings, incentive travel and events industry is the biggest yet. With a total of 2,900 companies exhibiting representing 150+ countries (2013: 2,694 from 150 countries) the number of exhibitors joining the show has risen by 8 percent.
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    IMEX America IMEX America's traditional preshow day of professional development and education — Smart Monday, powered by MPI — took place October 13. Chief playmaker for the Life is Good Foundation Steve Gross delivered “How Joy and Optimism Ignite the Best in Us” an inspirational keynote session.
    www.imexamerica
  • Snapshots
    IMEX America A tour of the Venetian/Palazzo captivated attendees in Las Vegas at the start of IMEX America.
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  • Snapshots
    IMEX America Attendees took part in Smart Monday education sessions prior to IMEX America's official opening day, Tuesday October 14.
    www.imexamerica
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    IMEX America On the weekend before IMEX, industry volunteers participated in The IMEX Challenge, an annual opportunity to give back to the community, benefiting Las Vegas' Shade Tree Shelter, sheltering woman, children and their pets.
    www.imexamerica
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    IMEX America Industry volunteers pitched in during The IMEX Challenge, a community service project held October 11-12 before IMEX America's opening. The goal was to renovate and create a peaceful healing garden for the women and children of the Shade Tree Shelter to enjoy during their time there.
    www.imexamerica
  • Snapshots
    SITE Nite SITE leaders posed with entertainers at SITE Nite at the start of IMEX America in Las Vegas. (L to r) Bonnie Boisner, SITE Nite event chair; Paul Miller, SITE president 2014; Philip Eisvold, SITE board member; Kurt Paben, SITE Foundation president; and Jane Schuldt, SITE Foundation past-president.
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industry
events

November 3-6, 2014
World Travel Market London
ExCel London
London, U.K.
www.wtmlondon.com

November 7-11, 2014 
AH&LA Fall Conference held with the
International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show and BDNY
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY
202-289-3100
www.ahla.com

November 14-17, 2014
Site Global Conference
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

November 18-20, 2014
EIBTM – The Global Meetings & Incentives Exhibition
Fira Gran Via
Barcelona, Spain
www.eibtm.com

December 3-5, 2014
Florida Encounter
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale, FL
www.floridaencounter.com
encounter@visitflorida.org

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

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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