July 2017
issue
Cover Story A New Name, New Mission and New Value Proposition for Destination Organizations By

President and CEO Don Welsh tells how DMAI’s rebranding will significantly empower CVBs to excel.

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Features
How Planners and Destination Management Companies Partnered to Create Spectacular Events By

Read how a trio of planners and their DMC partners collaborated to pull off stellar events.

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Strengthening Industry Relationships That Are Crucial to Success By

Meeting planners, CVBs, live event agencies, DMCs, rental companies and other suppliers must work effectively together to deliver the best possible outcome.

Full Story
Brands Continually Roll Out New and Renewed Properties to Stay Competitive By

It pays to keep an eye on even the less-traveled pockets of the country where meeting hotel development is surging.

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Creating a Higher Level of Engagement Through Personalization, Interactivity, Technology and Even the Unexpected By

In this ever more distracted world, meeting planners are on a continual quest for new and innovative ways to capture attendees’ attention and make an impact.

Full Story
Destinations
What’s New for Meetings in the City That Never Sleeps By

Las Vegas answers the challenge for groups that return to the same destination time and again but want the experience to be new and different each time.

Full Story
Enticing, Exotic and Always an Attendee Favorite By

The arc of islands that curve from the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean down through the Caribbean Sea to South America offers planners plenty of everything to meet diverse needs.

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Perspective
Plan Now to Avert a Potential Disruption By

If you are a company using the services of an intermediary, have a conversation now that clearly identifies what is at risk if the commission model were to change.

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And Other Top Learnings From IAEE Women's Leadership Forum By

These key takeaways can be applied to any aspiring professional or any conference.

Full Story
July 2017
issue
Cover Story A New Name, New Mission and New Value Proposition for Destination Organizations By

President and CEO Don Welsh tells how DMAI’s rebranding will significantly empower CVBs to excel.

Full Story
Features
How Planners and Destination Management Companies Partnered to Create Spectacular Events By

Read how a trio of planners and their DMC partners collaborated to pull off stellar events.

Full Story
Strengthening Industry Relationships That Are Crucial to Success By

Meeting planners, CVBs, live event agencies, DMCs, rental companies and other suppliers must work effectively together to deliver the best possible outcome.

Full Story
Brands Continually Roll Out New and Renewed Properties to Stay Competitive By

It pays to keep an eye on even the less-traveled pockets of the country where meeting hotel development is surging.

Full Story
Creating a Higher Level of Engagement Through Personalization, Interactivity, Technology and Even the Unexpected By

In this ever more distracted world, meeting planners are on a continual quest for new and innovative ways to capture attendees’ attention and make an impact.

Full Story
Destinations
What’s New for Meetings in the City That Never Sleeps By

Las Vegas answers the challenge for groups that return to the same destination time and again but want the experience to be new and different each time.

Full Story
Enticing, Exotic and Always an Attendee Favorite By

The arc of islands that curve from the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean down through the Caribbean Sea to South America offers planners plenty of everything to meet diverse needs.

Full Story
Perspective
Plan Now to Avert a Potential Disruption By

If you are a company using the services of an intermediary, have a conversation now that clearly identifies what is at risk if the commission model were to change.

Full Story
And Other Top Learnings From IAEE Women's Leadership Forum By

These key takeaways can be applied to any aspiring professional or any conference.

Full Story
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    MPI World Education Conference By all measures, this year’s Meeting Professionals World Education Congress (WEC) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas June 19–22 was a winning event. MPI’s goal at the annual conference was to help meeting professionals stop planning meetings and start designing experiences.
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    MPI World Education Conference Blue Man Group at the RISE awards.
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    MPI World Education Conference Brian Stevens presented the MPI Chair Award during the RISE awards to (right) Michael Dominguez, S.V.P. and chief sales officer of MGM Resorts International.
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    MPI World Education Conference (L to r) Ray Bloom chairman of the IMEX Group; Michael Gasta, America’s Guest; and Harvey Grostsky, publisher, Corporate & Incentive Travel.
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    MPI World Education Conference Hosted Buyer program.
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    MPI World Education Conference The Big Deal fundraising event.
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    MPI World Education Conference MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer.
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    MPI World Education Conference Exchange Room break.
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    MPI World Education Conference Attendees loved the pup- and pig-petting, too!
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    Hosts Global Forum Hosts Global (Hosts), a strategic partner for destination management services worldwide, hosted more than 240 clients and hospitality industry professionals for their fifth annual Hosts Global Forum. This invitation-only event occurred at the Sheraton New Orleans in Louisiana from June 26–29, 2017 where attendees participated in on-trend industry discussions, educational sessions, networking events and memorable destination-specific activities. Pictured (l to r) Julie Helmkamp, Brooke Lockett, Vanessa Hess, Ally Masi.
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    Hosts Global Forum All attendees at the Hero’s Welcome event at the National WWII Museum.
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    Hosts Global Forum Corporate & Incentive Travel Publisher Harvey Grotsky poses with the WWII Museum’s “Victory Belles.”
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    Hosts Global Forum Client attendees.
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    Hosts Global Forum Airboat swamp tour.
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    Hosts Global Forum Hosts Global Forum Client & Member Advisory Board (l to r) Joshua Jones, Brigitte Boone, Deidre Everdij, Marty MacKay, Jennifer Patino, Denise Marie Germano, Christina Lofton, chef Mark Quitney, Robyn Bass, Dee Kirby, Patti Palacios, Denise Silverman, Andy Gladstone, Heather Williams, Rachel Elliott, Jeff Broudy, Michael Dalton.
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    Hosts Global Forum CSR activity.
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    Hosts Global Forum A check for the Preservation Hall Foundation.
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June 13–15, 2017
The Meetings Show U.K.
Olympia, London
www.themeetingsshow.com

June 14–16, 2017
ibtm america
The Diplomat Resort & Spa
Hollywood, FL
www.ibtmamerica.com

June 14–18, 2017
IRF Annual Incentive Invitational
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Maui, Hawaii
703-651-8189
invitational.theirf.org

June 19–22, 2017
MPI 2017 World Education Congress
MGM Grand
Las Vegas, NV
972-702-3051
www.mpiweb.org

June 19-23, 2017
Latin America Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange
in partnership with SITE
La Antigua, Guatemala
www.latintravelexchange.com

June 26–29, 2017
HGA Global Forum
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA
702-798-0000
hosts-global.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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