March 2017
issue
Cover Story No. 1 for Meetings By

In 2016 Orlando ranked No. 1 once again on Cvent’s most recent list of the top meeting destinations in the U.S.

Full Story
Features
A Joint Effort Between Planners and Suppliers Reaches a Deeper Shade of Green By

Running environmentally responsible meetings is an ongoing challenge for planners.

Full Story
Destination Decisions Can Make or Break Your Meeting By

Site selection is more complicated than ever because meetings are more complex, attendees have higher expectations and venues offer a greater diversity of options.

Full Story
Information Security Is More Important Than Ever By

The meeting environment offers rich hunting grounds for online crooks.

Full Story
Beyond the Casino, Properties Are Winning Meetings With New Facilities and Amenities By

More than ever, planners have confidence that their event objectives will be fully supported, even when gaming’s not on the agenda.

Full Story
Destinations
Top Bucket-List Incentive and Meetings Destinations By

The roll call of favored travel destinations in the Asia-Pacific region is an extensive list of countries that spark wanderlust.

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Perspective

How a situation is handled, not the incident itself, is the key to a successful result.

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How to Plan an Effective Online Strategy By

Rules of conduct and best practices must be observed to put your company’s best foot forward online.

Full Story
March 2017
issue
Cover Story No. 1 for Meetings By

In 2016 Orlando ranked No. 1 once again on Cvent’s most recent list of the top meeting destinations in the U.S.

Full Story
Features
A Joint Effort Between Planners and Suppliers Reaches a Deeper Shade of Green By

Running environmentally responsible meetings is an ongoing challenge for planners.

Full Story
Destination Decisions Can Make or Break Your Meeting By

Site selection is more complicated than ever because meetings are more complex, attendees have higher expectations and venues offer a greater diversity of options.

Full Story
Information Security Is More Important Than Ever By

The meeting environment offers rich hunting grounds for online crooks.

Full Story
Beyond the Casino, Properties Are Winning Meetings With New Facilities and Amenities By

More than ever, planners have confidence that their event objectives will be fully supported, even when gaming’s not on the agenda.

Full Story
Destinations
Top Bucket-List Incentive and Meetings Destinations By

The roll call of favored travel destinations in the Asia-Pacific region is an extensive list of countries that spark wanderlust.

Full Story
Perspective

How a situation is handled, not the incident itself, is the key to a successful result.

Full Story
How to Plan an Effective Online Strategy By

Rules of conduct and best practices must be observed to put your company’s best foot forward online.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    DMAI Spirit of Hospitality Celebration Destination and Travel Foundation Chairman Joe Marinelli and DMAI President and CEO Don Welsh said more than $500,000 was raised at DMAI’s 2017 Spirit of Hospitality Celebration, held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, on March 1. Pictured (l to r) Amir Eylon of Longwoods International; Mark McMinn of Monterey County CVB; Cleo Battle of Greater Louisville CVB; Tammy Blount of Monterey County CVB; and Joe Marinelli of Visit Savannah.
    Credit: Chuck Fazio

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    DMAI Spirit of Hospitality Celebration Enjoying the festivities at DAR Constitution Hall are Chris Thompson (left) of Brand USA and Don Welsh, DMAI president and CEO.
    Credit: Chuck Fazio
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    DMAI Spirit of Hospitality Celebration Peter Yesawich, (l) vice chairman of MMGY Global and Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas CVA, were honored for their leadership and vision.
    Credit: Chuck Fazio
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    DMAI Spirit of Hospitality Celebration (L to r) Bill Hanbury of Academy Street Collaboration; Elliott Ferguson of Destination DC; and Mike Gamble of SearchWide.
    Credit: Chuck Fazio
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    DMAI Spirit of Hospitality Celebration DMAI President and CEO Don Welsh (c) hangs with Grammy nominated The Fray, who performed in a private concert at DAR Constitution Hall.
    Credit: Chuck Fazio
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    DMAI Spirit of Hospitality Celebration ASAE President and CEO John Graham (l) and friends.
    Credit: Chuck Fazio
  • Snapshots
    Jump Into Ireland (L to r) Harvey Grotsky, publisher of Corporate & incentive Travel, Patrick O’Donovan, T.D., Ireland’s minister of state for tourism & sport, and Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s E.V.P., USA & Canada at “Jump into Ireland,” hosted by Tourism Ireland at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.
  • Snapshots
    Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort 10-Year Anniversary In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort hosted a soirée. Pictured (l to r): Ted Ratcliff, S.V.P. Hilton management services; Andreas Ioannou, president of Orchestra Resorts; Maria Elena Zapata, owner of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort; Jack Seiler, mayor of Fort Lauderdale; Jose Luis Zapata, owner; Leslie Pchola, Hilton area V.P.; and John Allan, general manager of Hilton Fort Lauderdale.
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January 6-8, 2017
Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA)
Annual Conference
Sheraton Austin Hotel
Austin, TX
www.espaonline.org

January 8–11, 2017
PCMA Annual Meeting
Convening Leaders
Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX
877-827-7262

www.pcma.org

January 10-12, 2017
The Special Event 2017
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA
800-927-5007
www.thespecialeventshow.com

January 19-21, 2017
ADMEI Annual Conference
Hotel Arts
Barcelona, Spain
937-586-3727
www.admeinternational.org

January 23-25, 2017
The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS)
JW Marriott and Nokia Theatre at LA LIVE
Los Angeles, CA
202-289-3100
www.ahla.com

January 29–February 2, 2017
SITE Executive Summit
Dublin, Ireland
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

January 31–February 2, 2017
The 5th Annual Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, PA
800-767-9499
www.globalmedicalmeetings.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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