September 2014
issue
Cover Story Share This Story With All Stakeholders: Face-to-Face Meetings Drive Our Economic Engine and Produce Measurable Results By

In January, Meetings Mean Business re-launched as a proactive campaign designed to ensure the long-term health of the meeting industry.

Full Story
Features
Some One-Stop Shops Are Better Than Others By

To a planner, a CVB is more than just a list of meeting services, it is a group of people who deliver those services with a certain disposition and personality.

Full Story
Planners Need to Know the Difference and Pledge to Act Accordingly By

Meeting planning ethics codes are black and white, but often do not account for the shades of gray that meeting planners encounter in the field everyday.

Full Story
How Cruise Programs Are Winning Over Attendees and Making Life Easier For Planners By

The most cost-effective way to produce a meeting that doesn’t look and feel like every other meeting.

Full Story
Destinations
Planners Take Events Up a Notch by Finding New Spaces in Hotels and Offsite Gems By

Las Vegas hotels boast great meeting rooms and ballrooms, but sometimes a different type of venue is a better fit for what planners have in mind.

Full Story
Perspective
Does Your eRFP Follow This Call-to-Action Plan? By

How to grab the hotels’ attention and get the proposals you really want.

Full Story
Career Advice From a Meeting Industry Veteran: 'Set Yourself Free' By

Why he walked away from a secure job to pursue his passion as a professional speaker and actor.

Full Story
September 2014
issue
Cover Story Share This Story With All Stakeholders: Face-to-Face Meetings Drive Our Economic Engine and Produce Measurable Results By

In January, Meetings Mean Business re-launched as a proactive campaign designed to ensure the long-term health of the meeting industry.

Full Story
Features
Some One-Stop Shops Are Better Than Others By

To a planner, a CVB is more than just a list of meeting services, it is a group of people who deliver those services with a certain disposition and personality.

Full Story
Planners Need to Know the Difference and Pledge to Act Accordingly By

Meeting planning ethics codes are black and white, but often do not account for the shades of gray that meeting planners encounter in the field everyday.

Full Story
How Cruise Programs Are Winning Over Attendees and Making Life Easier For Planners By

The most cost-effective way to produce a meeting that doesn’t look and feel like every other meeting.

Full Story
Destinations
Planners Take Events Up a Notch by Finding New Spaces in Hotels and Offsite Gems By

Las Vegas hotels boast great meeting rooms and ballrooms, but sometimes a different type of venue is a better fit for what planners have in mind.

Full Story
Perspective
Does Your eRFP Follow This Call-to-Action Plan? By

How to grab the hotels’ attention and get the proposals you really want.

Full Story
Career Advice From a Meeting Industry Veteran: 'Set Yourself Free' By

Why he walked away from a secure job to pursue his passion as a professional speaker and actor.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Visit Orlando Recognizes Founders at Its Anniversary Event Visit Orlando recently recognized individuals who worked with local government and industry partners to establish the organization 30 years ago.
    The group that worked with Orange County Administrator Jim Harris during the early '80s to launch the then Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau were recognized with the Founders Award. Members include: Joe Cantrell, Cathy Kerns, Jim Brown and Dan Darrow.
    Those individuals who led Visit Orlando's Board of Directors as either a president or chairperson also were recognized for their volunteer leadership to the organization as well as Bill Peeper, the first employee, who received the Association's Legacy award.
    Pictured (left to right) Visit Orlando's Chairman of the Board Paul Mears III; Joe Cantrell; Cathy Kerns; Jim Brown; Dan Darrow; and George Aguel, president & CEO, Visit Orlando.

    www.orlandomeeting.com
    FOR MORE SNAPSHOTS, CLICK ON THE PHOTO ARROWS
  • Snapshots
    MPI World Education Congress Recently at the MPI World Education Congress in Minneapolis, Disney Destinations sponsored a session, which was presented by Nolan Bushnell (second from right), founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater. Author of Finding the Next Steve Jobs, Bushnell shared insights on ways to attract, hire and nurture creative talent. Disney provided attendees with Glow With the Show ears that interacted with Bushnell’s presentation.
    www.mpiweb.org/Events/WEC2014
  • Snapshots
    MPI World Education Congress Students gather at MPI’s WEC in Minneapolis from the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum, a year-round program for students studying meetings and conventions, tourism or hospitality.
    www.mpiweb.org/Events/WEC2014

    Credit: Orange Photography
  • Snapshots
    Visit Jacksonville Paul Astleford, president and CEO of Visit Jacksonville, and Harvey Grotsky, publisher of Corporate & Incentive Travel, at a recent meeting in Jacksonville.
    www.visitjacksonville.com/meetings
  • Snapshots
    Synchronicities Synchronicities CEOs and client Maureen Goodman from the National Postal Forum gather in Nashville at ASAE 2014. Synchronicities is a three-city alliance that offers a comprehensive solution to planners considering events in different parts of the country. Casandra Matej (front left), director, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau and Goodman. Jay Burress (back left), president and CEO of the Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau and Tom Noonan, president and CEO of Visit Baltimore.
    www.synchronicities.us
  • Snapshots
    Connection Partners Meeting Global DMC Partners recently held its inaugural Connection Partners Meeting in Miami. Arranged by Florida Meeting Services, the program included workshops, seminars, teambuilding programs and more. Attendees included representatives of Global DMC Partners worldwide affiliates, meeting planners and others involved in the meetings industry. (Left to right) Harvey Grotsky, publisher of Corporate & Incentive Travel, visits with Jim Hensley, CEO of Global DMC Partners, and Stuart J. Gardner, president of Florida Meeting Services.
    www.globaldmcpartners.com
    Credit: Christies Photographic Studios
  • Snapshots
    Connection Partners Meeting Attendees at the Global DMC Partners Connection Partners Meeting enjoy networking in sunny Miami.
    Credit: Christies Photographic Studios
  • Snapshots
    Connection Partners Meeting Global DMC Partners Connection Partners Meeting attendees engage in a build-a-bear teambuilding event.
    Credit: Christies Photographic Studios
industry
events

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

September 17-19, 2014
CIBTM – China Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition
China National Convention Centre
Beijing, China
www.cibtm.travel

September 17-19, 2014
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2014
Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
www.pata.org

September 23-26, 2014
The World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) 2014
The Dublin Convention Center
Dublin, Ireland
+31 (0)20 421 2800
events@wysetc.org
www.wystc.org

September 30–October 2, 2014
IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacfic
Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
Bangkok, Thailand
www.itcma.com.sg
www.corporatetravelworld.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

October 29-31, 2014
ITB Asia
Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands
Singapore
www.itb-asia.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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