November 2017
issue
Cover Story Trivia, Escape Rooms, Rock Bands, Race Cars, All Produce Results By

The one overriding goal is that teambuilding should positively affect a company’s bottom line and/or culture when all is said and done.

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Features
New Learning Opportunities for Hot Topics and Meeting Planning Challenges of the Day By

Ongoing education is a must in the profession. Certificate programs such as the CMP and CMM provide tactical and strategic foundations, but beyond that, successful planners feel the need to stay current on a variety of topics.

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The Art of Scrimping and Saving on Everything — Except the Attendee Experience By

The guiding principle for any cost-saving strategy should be to preserve the quality of the experience for the attendees, because that is the basis for ROI.

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Experts Weigh in on Critical and New Legal Pitfalls, From Event Security to Marijuana By

“In today’s world, a meeting host and planner have to plan for every conceivable contingency — and have insurance coverage in place.”

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Perspective

Recognizing our impact on executing successful events and being true partners to meeting planners, we created a week to celebrate all that our colleagues across the U.S. and Canada do to keep the hospitality industry thriving!

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With the rise in technology and demand for creating exceptional corporate meetings and events, it’s time to think differently about attendee communication.

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November 2017
issue
Cover Story Trivia, Escape Rooms, Rock Bands, Race Cars, All Produce Results By

The one overriding goal is that teambuilding should positively affect a company’s bottom line and/or culture when all is said and done.

Full Story
Features
New Learning Opportunities for Hot Topics and Meeting Planning Challenges of the Day By

Ongoing education is a must in the profession. Certificate programs such as the CMP and CMM provide tactical and strategic foundations, but beyond that, successful planners feel the need to stay current on a variety of topics.

Full Story
The Art of Scrimping and Saving on Everything — Except the Attendee Experience By

The guiding principle for any cost-saving strategy should be to preserve the quality of the experience for the attendees, because that is the basis for ROI.

Full Story
Experts Weigh in on Critical and New Legal Pitfalls, From Event Security to Marijuana By

“In today’s world, a meeting host and planner have to plan for every conceivable contingency — and have insurance coverage in place.”

Full Story
Perspective

Recognizing our impact on executing successful events and being true partners to meeting planners, we created a week to celebrate all that our colleagues across the U.S. and Canada do to keep the hospitality industry thriving!

Full Story

With the rise in technology and demand for creating exceptional corporate meetings and events, it’s time to think differently about attendee communication.

Full Story
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    Howard Feiertag Lifetime Achievement Gala Nearly 400 hospitality industry leaders, as well as Virginia Tech Hospitality and Tourism Management alumni, students and faculty attended a gala honoring Howard Feiertag’s (center) lifetime contribution to the hospitality and tourism industry. Feiertag, a CMP, Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive and a Certified Hotel Administrator, is currently on the faculty at Virginia Tech. The event was held November 2 at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Pictured with Howard are Bob Gilbert, CEO, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International and Kim Gilbert.
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    Howard Feiertag Lifetime Achievement Gala Jonathan T. Howe, senior and founding partner of Howe & Hutton, and Howard Feiertag.
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    Howard Feiertag Lifetime Achievement Gala Jonathan T. Howe; Rob Abraham; Harvey Grotsky, publisher, Corporate & Incentive Travel.
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    Howard Feiertag Lifetime Achievement Gala Harvey Grotsky; Roger Dow, CEO, U.S. Travel Association and gala master of ceremonies; Dave Nostrand, director of sales and marketing, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.
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    SITE Nite North America SITE Nite North America, one of the most popular events of IMEX America week, sold out with more than 1,200 attendees at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas. Credit: Christies Photographic Solutions
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    SITE Nite North America SITE Nite North America, one of the most popular events of IMEX America week, sold out with more than 1,200 attendees at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas. Credit: Christies Photographic Solutions
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    IMEX America As 12,000 plus exhibitors, hosted buyers and attendees at this year’s IMEX America said “Farewell,” IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom reflected upon the achievements of the show and a positive, unifying week for the meetings industry. Over 3,200 hosted buyers and an additional 2,500 plus attendees came to Las Vegas, and Tuesday and Wednesday were the busiest days ever at IMEX America. With more than 3,300 exhibitors representing 150 countries and a major expansion of the Inspiration Hub, the show’s education area, the seventh IMEX America was the largest ever.
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    IMEX America Meetings industry leaders spoke about #VegasStrong, the campaign created following the tragic events of October 1. Ray Bloom, IMEX chairman, was joined on stage by Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International; Roger Dow, president and CEO of the US Travel Association; Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the LVCVA; and David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Global Events. Murren told the audience “We are heartbroken but not broken” and reminded them that “People here have a job because of you. Meetings and conventions are the backbone of this city. Without them everything else falls away.”
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    IMEX America Corporate & Incentive Travel Publisher Harvey Grotsky (left) with Universal Orlando Resort's Kate Lockridge and Vince LaRuffa.
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    IMEX America Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX.
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    IMEX America Keynote Janet Sperstad, CMP, program director at Madison College in Wisconsin kicked off the IMEX week at Smart Monday with energy, insights and brainy tips, focusing on the five pillars of Purposeful Meetings.
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    IMEX America Attendees relaxed during show time at the IMEX "Paws for a Break."
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    PATA Travel Mart PATA Travel Mart, hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office, attracted 1,131 delegates from 66 global destinations.
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November 12–15, 2017
56th ICCA Congress
Prague, Czech Republic
+31203981902
www.iccaworld.com

November 27–30, 2017
Travel South USA International Showcase
Charleston, SC
404-231-1790
www.travelsouthusa.org

December 4–7, 2017
BestCities Global Forum
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
www.bestcities.net

December 10-14, 2017
Meeting & Incentive Forum – Transatlantic
The Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Alberta
www.mi-forums.com

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