May 2015
issue
Cover Story A Reenergized Meetings and Conventions Market Is Leading the Charge to Diversity Growth Beyond Gaming By

The city is on track to realize a 20 percent increase over 2014 in its meetings business this year.

Full Story
Features

Corporate Social Responsibility can take many forms and can be a quadruple win for everyone involved.

Full Story
Global Business Means Looking Beyond Borders for Meetings — Here Are Some Tantalizing Options By

It’s not just about location. It’s also about culture, facilities, how business is done and more.

Full Story
Destinations
Meeting in the Sunshine State Keeps Attendees Beaming From Ear to Ear By

Although its weather makes Florida one of the planet’s most popular destinations, the state counts on much more than sunshine to attract meetings.

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Always Ready to Put a New Spin on Meetings By

From a ranch to the High Roller, there’s an extensive menu of venues designed to wow your group.

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Perspective

Corporate Social Responsibility programs are on the rise as they create goodwill with attendees and the community.

Full Story
May 2015
issue
Cover Story A Reenergized Meetings and Conventions Market Is Leading the Charge to Diversity Growth Beyond Gaming By

The city is on track to realize a 20 percent increase over 2014 in its meetings business this year.

Full Story
Features

Corporate Social Responsibility can take many forms and can be a quadruple win for everyone involved.

Full Story
Global Business Means Looking Beyond Borders for Meetings — Here Are Some Tantalizing Options By

It’s not just about location. It’s also about culture, facilities, how business is done and more.

Full Story
Destinations
Meeting in the Sunshine State Keeps Attendees Beaming From Ear to Ear By

Although its weather makes Florida one of the planet’s most popular destinations, the state counts on much more than sunshine to attract meetings.

Full Story
Always Ready to Put a New Spin on Meetings By

From a ranch to the High Roller, there’s an extensive menu of venues designed to wow your group.

Full Story
Perspective

Corporate Social Responsibility programs are on the rise as they create goodwill with attendees and the community.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    IACC-Americas Annual Conference The International Association of Conference Centres held the IACC-Americas 34th Annual Conference at Benchmark Hospitality’s Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale. Ken Misterly (l), general manager of the Millennium Conference Center in Manhattan, and Jason MacEachen, director of catering and conference services, Dolce Aspen Meadows Resort, were presented with the IACC-Americas Award of Excellence by T.J. Fimmano, president, IACC-Americas
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    IACC-Americas Annual Conference Peter Stewart, global president of IACC, joined Fimmano at the conference to pay tribute to James Mahon, the longtime IACC public relations director, who passed away shortly before the conference.
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    Credit: Genesis Photography
  • Snapshots
    IACC-Americas Annual Conference Bonaventure Resort & Spa General Manager Chas Reece and executive chef Bob Axenfeld share a laugh with Sigrid, an IACC-appointed meeting planner, in front of the resort’s Ireland’s Steakhouse.
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    Credit: Genesis Photography
  • Snapshots
    IACC-Americas Annual Conference An IACC delegate makes friends with a reptilian resident of Florida’s Sawgrass Rescue Center.
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    Credit: Genesis Photography
  • Snapshots
    IACC-Americas Annual Conference An IACC delegate makes friends with a reptilian resident of Florida’s Sawgrass Rescue Center.
    www.iacconline.org
    Credit: Genesis Photography
  • Snapshots
    Travel Rally Day Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches, with supporters at the fifth annual Travel Rally Day celebration on May 8.
    www.palmbeachfl.com/meetings
  • Snapshots
    IAEE Women's Leadership Forum The International Association of Exhibitions and Events E.V.P. and COO Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP, (l) with the 2015 IAEE Woman of Achievement Award recipient Karen Chupka and Jennifer Muna (r), chair of the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum Task Force at the Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, DC.
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industry
events

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

May 18, 2015
SITE Nite Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

May 19-21, 2015
IMEX ’15 Worldwide Exhibition for
Incentive Travel, Meetings & Events
Hall 8
Messe Frankfurt, Germany
+44 1273 227311
www.imex-frankfurt.com

May 27-31, 2015
IRF Annual Incentive Invitational
Trump National Doral Miami
Miami, FL
314-473-5601
invitational.theirf.org

June 9-11, 2015
ibtm america
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
www.ibtmamerica.com

June 21-23, 2015
GBTA Conference Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo
Brazil
703-684-0836
www.gbta.org

June 25-28, 2015
Latin America Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange
Real InterContinental
San Jose, Costa Rica
www.latintravelexchange.com

July 1, 2015
Asia Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange
Marina Bay Sands
Singapore
www.questexevent.com/AMITE/2015

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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