July 2014
issue
Cover Story The Art of Building Enterprise-wide Buy-in By

A strategic meetings management program acknowledges the stake that the entire company has in meetings.

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Features
Take the Stress Out of Getting There, Save Time and Manage Life 'Out of Office' By

Business travel apps smooth the way for planners and attendees.

Full Story

Innovative room setups and furniture options create unique and effective meeting environments.

Full Story

Incentive programs built around a major sporting event have a powerful appeal and generate exceptional results.

Full Story
Destinations
Beckons Planners With Culinary and Cultural Charms That Can't Be Beat By

New Orleans combines gracious hosting and raucous partying in a way you could never find anywhere else.

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Mixing Successful Business With Indulgent Pleasure By

Las Vegas is the world’s premier meetings and events destination with an energy and excitement no other city can match.

Full Story
Perspective

Renderings are being used in the early planning process for events to help clients visualize their attendee experience.

Full Story

Contracts should center on allocating obligations and risks fairly among the parties involved.

Full Story
July 2014
issue
Cover Story The Art of Building Enterprise-wide Buy-in By

A strategic meetings management program acknowledges the stake that the entire company has in meetings.

Full Story
Features
Take the Stress Out of Getting There, Save Time and Manage Life 'Out of Office' By

Business travel apps smooth the way for planners and attendees.

Full Story

Innovative room setups and furniture options create unique and effective meeting environments.

Full Story

Incentive programs built around a major sporting event have a powerful appeal and generate exceptional results.

Full Story
Destinations
Beckons Planners With Culinary and Cultural Charms That Can't Be Beat By

New Orleans combines gracious hosting and raucous partying in a way you could never find anywhere else.

Full Story
Mixing Successful Business With Indulgent Pleasure By

Las Vegas is the world’s premier meetings and events destination with an energy and excitement no other city can match.

Full Story
Perspective

Renderings are being used in the early planning process for events to help clients visualize their attendee experience.

Full Story

Contracts should center on allocating obligations and risks fairly among the parties involved.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    HSMAI's MEET West Questex Hospitality + Travel’s Marilyn McHugh, CHA, with Julia Funt, the keynote speaker at the 17th annual HSMAI’s MEET West event, held June 16-17 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
    www.MEETconference.com
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    HSMAI's MEET West Meeting planners engaged with colleagues, suppliers and industry experts during HSMAI's MEET West in San Diego. Next year's event will be held May 5–6, 2015.
    www.MEETconference.com
  • Snapshots
    AIBTM 2014 AIBTM's trade show floor at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando opened on June 11 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presented by (left to right) AIBTM Exhibition Director Michael Lyons; Deputy General Manager of Orange County Convention Center Yulita Osuba, CMP; IBTM Global Events Portfolio Director Sallie Coventry; Chairman of Visit Orlando Paul Mears, III; and President and CEO of Visit Orlando George Aguel.
    www.aibtm.com
  • Snapshots
    AIBTM 2014 The “Meetings Mean Business @AIBTM” panel was comprised of high-level officials from many of the most prominent organizations in the meetings and events industry including U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow; MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer; ASAE President and CEO John Graham; Hilton Worldwide Senior VP of Group Sales and Industry Relations as well as co-chair of Meetings Mean Business Coalition Larry Luteran; PCMA President and CEO Deborah Sexton; Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel (not shown); Site Global Chief Staff Officer Kevin Hinton; IAEE President and CEO David DuBois.
    www.aibtm.com
  • Snapshots
    AIBTM 2014 The AIBTM diamond allowed attendees to enter the AIBTM Selfie Photo Challenge to win prizes.
    www.aibtm.com
  • Snapshots
    AIBTM 2014 (Left to right) Helen van den Elzen, project assistant for the Netherlands BTC, North America; Nienke Badia, director of sales, Hotel Okura Amsterdam; and Harvey Grotsky, publisher, Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine with a cutout of “Mr. Holland” at his booth at AIBTM.
    www.aibtm.com
  • Snapshots
    Visit Phoenix and friends were in Los Angeles recently promoting their summer values and the WNBA All-Star game, which takes place in downtown Phoenix July 18-19. (L to r) Sarah Moran, Arizona Biltmore; Ann Meyers Drysdale, Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury; Doug MacKenzie, VisitPhoenix; Katie Brashear, Sheraton and Westin Phoenix Downtown Hotels; Wendy Nuchols, Wigwam Resort; and Stephanie Sanstead, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort.
    www.visitphoenix.com
  • Snapshots
    IRF Annual Incentive Invitational The Incentive Research Foundation’s 21st annual Incentive Invitational was held at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. A record turnout of more than 400 professionals from the motivation, incentives and rewards industries shared four days of networking, education and destination showcase experiences such as riding camels along the beach.
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  • Snapshots
    IRF Annual Incentive Invitational Attendees enjoy a sunny day on the water during the four-day Incentive Research Foundation's Incentive Invitational in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
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  • Snapshots
    IRF Annual Incentive Invitational Getting into the spirit of things at the Incentive Research Foundation's Annual Incentive Invitational in San Jose del Cabo Mexico are (l to r) Brett Hatch, Melissa VanDyke, Todd Zint, Sandi Daniel and Jim Kelley.
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  • Snapshots
    IRF Annual Incentive Invitational Kari Vrba (MotivAction) and Sean Mahoney (Silversea Cruises) at the Incentive Research Foundation’s 21st Annual Incentive Invitational.
    theirf.org
industry
events

July 27-30, 2014
Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)
Convention 2014
Los Angeles, CA
703-684-0836
www.gbta.org

August 2-5, 2014
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
World Education Congress
Minneapolis, MN
972-702-3051
www.mpiweb.org

August 19-20, 2014
IncentiveWorks
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON
www.incentiveworksshow.com

September 3-4, 2014
HSMAI MEET National
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC
914-421-3270
www.MEETConference.com

September 6-8, 2014
2014 CMP Conclave
New Orleans, LA
571-527-3116
www.conventionindustry.org

September 7-10, 2014
SITE Classic
Tucson, AZ
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

September 14-17, 2014
Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange in partnership with SITE
The Cove Atlantis
Paradise Island, Bahamas
caribbean.incentivetravelexchange.com

October 13, 2014
Site Nite North America
Las Vegas, NV
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

October 14-16, 2014
IMEX America
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Sands Expo & Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
+44 1273 227311
www.imexamerica.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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