FEBRUARY 2019
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The secret’s no longer a secret — resorts at which attendees can play golf and indulge at a spa attract a lot of attendees. And these attendees generally have very productive meetings.

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Features
Financial and Insurance Planners Engage Attendees With Innovative Interaction Techniques By

Today, meetings and events are the second-largest area of spend for most marketing budgets and having the ability to track the progress of interest in products, services and satisfaction with those events all hinges on having technology in place to easily capture the data points one is using to evaluate.

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While keto diets, golden milk lattes and gluten-free may have made inroads in the meetings industry last year, 2019 will see the rise of many additional healthy food and beverage trends that planners can get excited about.

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For Amanda Houston, director of corporate events at INNOVATX Events, when her clients consider utilizing conference centers today, she knows what they are looking for — namely flexibility and leading-edge amenities and upgrades in both accommodations and meeting spaces.

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Destinations
Even as Things Change, What Has Long Been Great For Groups Remains the Same By

If Orlando could accommodate and impress the 26,000 attendees of the Microsoft Ignite event in September 2017 — and it did — chances are good that it can accommodate and impress attendees from any event and any industry, including those in the financial and insurance sectors, not to mention the planners who put those events together.

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Our neighbor to the north is a fascinating bundle of contrasts: in languages, lifestyles, topography, cultures and cities.

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Perspective

Every organization has to figure out how to make meetings productive. It’s a complex challenge.

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FEBRUARY 2019
issue

The secret’s no longer a secret — resorts at which attendees can play golf and indulge at a spa attract a lot of attendees. And these attendees generally have very productive meetings.

Full Story
Features
Financial and Insurance Planners Engage Attendees With Innovative Interaction Techniques By

Today, meetings and events are the second-largest area of spend for most marketing budgets and having the ability to track the progress of interest in products, services and satisfaction with those events all hinges on having technology in place to easily capture the data points one is using to evaluate.

Full Story

While keto diets, golden milk lattes and gluten-free may have made inroads in the meetings industry last year, 2019 will see the rise of many additional healthy food and beverage trends that planners can get excited about.

Full Story

For Amanda Houston, director of corporate events at INNOVATX Events, when her clients consider utilizing conference centers today, she knows what they are looking for — namely flexibility and leading-edge amenities and upgrades in both accommodations and meeting spaces.

Full Story
Destinations
Even as Things Change, What Has Long Been Great For Groups Remains the Same By

If Orlando could accommodate and impress the 26,000 attendees of the Microsoft Ignite event in September 2017 — and it did — chances are good that it can accommodate and impress attendees from any event and any industry, including those in the financial and insurance sectors, not to mention the planners who put those events together.

Full Story

Our neighbor to the north is a fascinating bundle of contrasts: in languages, lifestyles, topography, cultures and cities.

Full Story
Perspective

Every organization has to figure out how to make meetings productive. It’s a complex challenge.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosted meeting, incentive and event professionals on December 2 at a Florida Encounter Post-Fam, coordinated by the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau.
  • Snapshots
    Joining the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center transformation event on November 14 are (from left to right): Kevin Kilkeary Sr., Ron Gunter, Peter Knell, Steven Ellingsen.
  • Snapshots
    From left to right: Symphony Staff Captain Jeffry Thomaes, Port Canaveral CEO Captain John Murray, Symphony Captain Rob Hempstead, Hotel Director/General Manager Fernando Jorges, Port Canaveral CFO Mike Poole welcomed the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, to Port Canaveral for its first stop in North America on November 8. Credit: Canaveral Port Authority
  • Snapshots
    The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort broke ground on its new tower November 27, bringing together representatives from Walt Disney World and Marriott International. From left to right: Fred Sawyers, John A. Vickers, Dan Tishman, Mickey Mouse, Andy Hopkins, Bill Webster, David Marriott. Credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
  • Snapshots
    Executives with Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts gathered December 10 to celebrate the opening of Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead, the first of the luxury brand in Atlanta. Credit: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
industry
events

December 3-4, 2018
FICP Strategic Leaders Event
Chicago, Il

December 4-5, 2018
ASAE Technology Conference and Expo
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
888-950-2723
www.technologyconference.org

December 11-13, 2018
Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2018
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
972-458-8119
www.iaee.com/events/expo-expo-2018

January 11-13, 2019
2019 ESPA Annual Conference — Full Throttle
The Westin Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
espaonline.org

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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