June 2015
issue
Cover Story Where Shared Experiences Are Good for Business By

Some of the most successful corporate meetings mix business and pleasure in ways that are actually good for business, and great golf & spa resorts enable planners to achieve that effect.

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Features
Compelling Reasons to Get on the Meeting App Bandwagon By

The growth in the use of mobile meeting apps is taking place in two dimensions: size and type of meeting.

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From Tropical Paradises to Floating Venues — Reward Your Incentive Winners With the Ultimate Retreat By

Some of the most exotic tropical getaways can be surprisingly easy to reach.

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Now Is a Great Time to Find the Best Options and Values for Wintertime Events By

Discover destinations that not only give attendees a chance to ski and ride at premier winter resorts — but also provide excellent meeting facilities.

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Great Places, Great People and More Bang for the Buck By

For many planners, finding real value at top value destinations is more important than ever before.

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Perspective
What Do the Designations Really Mean? By

Planners should be able to ascertain the many distinct attributes of each tier as well as the advantages each tier offers.

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Constantly evolving technology is rapidly changing event-space design.

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June 2015
issue
Cover Story Where Shared Experiences Are Good for Business By

Some of the most successful corporate meetings mix business and pleasure in ways that are actually good for business, and great golf & spa resorts enable planners to achieve that effect.

Full Story
Features
Compelling Reasons to Get on the Meeting App Bandwagon By

The growth in the use of mobile meeting apps is taking place in two dimensions: size and type of meeting.

Full Story
From Tropical Paradises to Floating Venues — Reward Your Incentive Winners With the Ultimate Retreat By

Some of the most exotic tropical getaways can be surprisingly easy to reach.

Full Story
Now Is a Great Time to Find the Best Options and Values for Wintertime Events By

Discover destinations that not only give attendees a chance to ski and ride at premier winter resorts — but also provide excellent meeting facilities.

Full Story
Great Places, Great People and More Bang for the Buck By

For many planners, finding real value at top value destinations is more important than ever before.

Full Story
Perspective
What Do the Designations Really Mean? By

Planners should be able to ascertain the many distinct attributes of each tier as well as the advantages each tier offers.

Full Story

Constantly evolving technology is rapidly changing event-space design.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Joint Meetings Industry Council More than 50 meetings industry leaders, academics, research organizations and related resources met May 14–15 in Paris under the auspices of the Joint Meetings Industry Council to review the current status of progress on documenting and communicating the value of meetings as drivers of economic, academic and professional development and to make strategic recommendations for advancing this in the future. The conference took place at the Palais des Congrès de Paris and included sessions that spoke to defining the need for better value measures, supplied case studies of work done to date and reviewed the kinds of data currently generated by meetings industry and global tourism and travel organizations.
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    2015 DMAI CEO Summit President and CEO of Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Michael D. Gehrisch (second from left) and friends at the 2015 DMAI CEO Summit held at the InterContinental The Clement Monterey in California.
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    2015 DMAI CEO Summit (Far right) Christine “Shimo” Shimosaki, managing director of empowerMINT.com and E.I.C. DMAI, and friends at the 2015 DMAI CEO Summit held at the InterContinental The Clement Monterey in California.
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    U.S. Travel's IPW Roger Dow, president and CEO, United States Travel Association, is interviewed at U.S. Travel’s 47th annual IPW held recently in Orlando where more than 6,500 delegates from 73 countries, including more than 1,300 international and domestic travel buyers and 500 media from the U.S. and abroad, attended.
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    ibtm America A hosted buyer session at the 2015 ibtm America in Chicago. Next year’s event will be held June 15–17 in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
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    IMEX Frankfurt InitLive from Ottawa was named the winner of the Event Technology Startup Competition at IMEX Frankfurt. They developed an all-in-one software solution for event staff and volunteer management on mobile devices.
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    IACC-Americas Annual Conference The International Association of Conference Centres held the IACC-Americas 34th Annual Conference at Benchmark Hospitality’s Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale. Ken Misterly (l), general manager of the Millennium Conference Center in Manhattan, and Jason MacEachen, director of catering and conference services, Dolce Aspen Meadows Resort, were presented with the IACC-Americas Award of Excellence by T.J. Fimmano, president, IACC-Americas
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    IACC-Americas Annual Conference Bonaventure Resort & Spa General Manager Chas Reece and executive chef Bob Axenfeld share a laugh with Sigrid, an IACC-appointed meeting planner, in front of the resort’s Ireland’s Steakhouse.
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    IACC-Americas Annual Conference An IACC delegate makes friends with a reptilian resident of Florida’s Sawgrass Rescue Center.
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    IAEE Women's Leadership Forum The International Association of Exhibitions and Events E.V.P. and COO Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP, (l) with the 2015 IAEE Woman of Achievement Award recipient Karen Chupka and Jennifer Muna (r), chair of the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum Task Force at the Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, DC.
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industry
events

June 9-11, 2015
ibtm america
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
www.ibtmamerica.com

June 21-23, 2015
GBTA Conference Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo
Brazil
703-684-0836
www.gbta.org

June 25-28, 2015
Latin America Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange
Real InterContinental
San Jose, Costa Rica
www.latintravelexchange.com

July 1, 2015
Asia Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange
Marina Bay Sands
Singapore
www.questexevent.com/AMITE/2015

July 7–9, 2015
The Meetings Show U.K.
Olympia, London
www.themeetingsshow.com

July 15-17, 2015
DMAI 101st Annual Convention
Austin, TX
202-296-7888
www.destinationmarketing.org/dmai-annual-convention

July 25-29, 2015
GBTA Convention 2015
Orlando, FL
703-684-0836
www.gbta.org/convention2015

August 1-4, 2015
MPI 2015 World Education Congress
Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA
972-702-3051
www.mpiweb.org

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