August 2017
issue
Cover Story Women Keynote Speakers Challenge, Inspire and Motivate Audiences, Driving Change and Innovation By

Often, the right keynote speaker is a woman, not necessarily because of her gender but because of her unique history, expertise and message.

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Features
Creating Unforgettable Moments That Resonate Long After the Event Is Over By

The right theme can move employees to innovate, ideate, change direction, energize, create, collaborate and tackle the challenges.

Full Story
Planners Make the Shift From ‘Memorable’ to ‘Return on Experience’ By

Meetings must leave a lasting, positive impression on attendees, and that is best achieved when great content is combined with a hospitality experience that is both high quality and distinctive.

Full Story
The Perfect Backdrop to Inspire, Engage and Entertain By

A one-stop-shop of unique venues and exclusive experiences appeals to planners — and a mixed demographic.

Full Story
MPI President & CEO Paul Van Deventer Weighs in on Issues of Importance to Planners By

Following this year’s Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress, we asked MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer to reflect on a range of industry issues.

Full Story
Destinations
The Golden State’s Diverse Destinations Offer an Escape From the Ordinary By

California’s collection of world-class destinations is positively catnip to meeting planners looking for a dose of fresh air on the meeting circuit.

Full Story
Building a Future Beyond Gaming to Appeal to Diverse Groups From Across the Nation By

Atlantic City is undergoing several key transformations to resurrect its appeal to a wider leisure and business market.

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Perspective

The planner submits a Request for Proposal, but is it enough to be accepted by a hotel? Conversely, is the product/service supplier being an effective advisor to ensure the planner responds “Yes” to their RFP?

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August 2017
issue
Cover Story Women Keynote Speakers Challenge, Inspire and Motivate Audiences, Driving Change and Innovation By

Often, the right keynote speaker is a woman, not necessarily because of her gender but because of her unique history, expertise and message.

Full Story
Features
Creating Unforgettable Moments That Resonate Long After the Event Is Over By

The right theme can move employees to innovate, ideate, change direction, energize, create, collaborate and tackle the challenges.

Full Story
Planners Make the Shift From ‘Memorable’ to ‘Return on Experience’ By

Meetings must leave a lasting, positive impression on attendees, and that is best achieved when great content is combined with a hospitality experience that is both high quality and distinctive.

Full Story
The Perfect Backdrop to Inspire, Engage and Entertain By

A one-stop-shop of unique venues and exclusive experiences appeals to planners — and a mixed demographic.

Full Story
MPI President & CEO Paul Van Deventer Weighs in on Issues of Importance to Planners By

Following this year’s Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress, we asked MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer to reflect on a range of industry issues.

Full Story
Destinations
The Golden State’s Diverse Destinations Offer an Escape From the Ordinary By

California’s collection of world-class destinations is positively catnip to meeting planners looking for a dose of fresh air on the meeting circuit.

Full Story
Building a Future Beyond Gaming to Appeal to Diverse Groups From Across the Nation By

Atlantic City is undergoing several key transformations to resurrect its appeal to a wider leisure and business market.

Full Story
Perspective

The planner submits a Request for Proposal, but is it enough to be accepted by a hotel? Conversely, is the product/service supplier being an effective advisor to ensure the planner responds “Yes” to their RFP?

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Executive Women in Leadership Conference Associated Luxury Hotels International hosted 65 senior-level women in the meetings and hospitality industries at its 12th Annual Executive Women in Leadership Conference at the iconic Hotel del Coronado in Coronado/San Diego, California.
    FOR MORE SNAPSHOTS, CLICK ON THE PHOTO ARROWS
  • Snapshots
    GBTA 2017 Convention GBTA honored Dave Hilfman (center) with a prestigious ICON Award. He is flanked by (left) Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO; and Scott Solombrino, GBTA allied leadership council president, and president & CEO, Dav El/Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network.
  • Snapshots
    GBTA 2017 Convention The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) 2017 Convention on July 15–19 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center enjoyed a record attendance of 6,752 with more than 1,300 buyers. Next year’s convention will be held August 11–15, 2018 in San Diego.
  • Snapshots
    GBTA 2017 Convention Global Leaders Reception and Dinner.
  • Snapshots
    GBTA 2017 Convention Opening Welcome Reception.
  • Snapshots
    GBTA 2017 Convention Foundation Partner Reception.
  • Snapshots
    MGM Resorts' Military & Veterans Program MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren (next to Winston the Impersonating Turtle and Terry Fator) presents the company’s first Military & Veterans Program M life Rewards cards to active and retired military personnel and spouses at the program’s launch on July 20. Developed by MGM Resorts’ Veterans Employee Network Group, MVP provides special recognition, offers, discounts and benefits at MGM Resorts destinations throughout the U.S. to the country’s 24 million military members, veterans and spouses.
industry
events

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August 10–12, 2017
ILEA Live – International Live Events Association
Hyatt Regency Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
800.688.4737
www.ileahub.com

August 22–23, 2017
IncentiveWorks
Canada’s Meetings & Events Show
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
Toronto, ON
www.meetingscanada.com/incentiveworks

August 26–29, 2017
U.S. Travel Association – ESTO
Minneapolis, MN
202-408-8422
www.ustravel.org

September 6–7, 2017
ibtm latin america
Centro Banamex
Mexico City, Mexico
www.ibtmlatinamerica.com

September 6–7, 2017
MEET National
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
914-421-3270
MEETConference.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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