AUGUST 2018
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Cover Story Gaming Resorts Are a Win-Win for Planners By

When they’re not engaged in sessions, meeting participants can enjoy gaming, whether that means dabbling with a new experience or returning to a favorite activity.

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Features
The Ins and Outs of Planning a Meeting With a Theme By

Guided by such parameters as goals, budgets, demographics and destinations, the lengthy and detailed procedure is demanding and sometimes overwhelming. But it need not be.
Armed with the following input from in-the-know players of some of the nation’s top DMCs, the future for theme-plotting planners can be simple. So relax, enjoy the process and find inspiration in the words of Albert Einstein: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

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Planners Appreciate Continuous Outstanding Service By

There are many instances of short-term partnerships with suppliers that qualify as a success. A firm running an incentive trip, for example, may partner with a DMC at the destination, receive great service and never work with that supplier again — only because the firm never happened to repeat that destination. But the most salient examples of successful relationships with suppliers are those where the client receives great service over many meetings, i.e., the long-term partnership.

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Paying attention to key details can ensure your meeting (and career) is a success. By

Planners wage a never-ending battle against Murphy’s Law, which says that what can go wrong probably will. That’s why it’s rare that events proceed completely flawless from beginning to end. Events typically can survive minor slip-ups, some of which attendees may not even notice. But big blunders can ruin an event or make attendees so […]

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Just Because Your Meeting is Small Doesn’t Mean Your Ideas Should Be By

Not all meetings are created equal. There are many variables that make one destination, one hotel or even one specific venue right for a particular group.

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Diversity and Inclusivity in Meetings By

Darci Motta, CMP and senior conference manager at CSAA Insurance Group, and board director of Meeting Professionals International, Northern California chapter, recognizes the vital role diversity and inclusivity plays in today’s meetings arena. In fact, CSAA Insurance Group’s focus on diversity is expanding beyond race, ethnicity and sexual orientation to encompass inclusion and belonging, and creating strategies to bring the best out of all people.

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Perspective
How to Wrestle This Large and Growing Spend Category By

Employee mobility is exploding. According to the U.S. Labor Bureau, more than 60 percent of the workforce will be working remotely by 2020. Regardless of which side you fall on in the debate between the merits of working remotely vs. working in the office, the modern employee is untethered from their desk like never before.

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AUGUST 2018
issue
Cover Story Gaming Resorts Are a Win-Win for Planners By

When they’re not engaged in sessions, meeting participants can enjoy gaming, whether that means dabbling with a new experience or returning to a favorite activity.

Full Story
Features
The Ins and Outs of Planning a Meeting With a Theme By

Guided by such parameters as goals, budgets, demographics and destinations, the lengthy and detailed procedure is demanding and sometimes overwhelming. But it need not be.
Armed with the following input from in-the-know players of some of the nation’s top DMCs, the future for theme-plotting planners can be simple. So relax, enjoy the process and find inspiration in the words of Albert Einstein: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

Full Story
Planners Appreciate Continuous Outstanding Service By

There are many instances of short-term partnerships with suppliers that qualify as a success. A firm running an incentive trip, for example, may partner with a DMC at the destination, receive great service and never work with that supplier again — only because the firm never happened to repeat that destination. But the most salient examples of successful relationships with suppliers are those where the client receives great service over many meetings, i.e., the long-term partnership.

Full Story
Paying attention to key details can ensure your meeting (and career) is a success. By

Planners wage a never-ending battle against Murphy’s Law, which says that what can go wrong probably will. That’s why it’s rare that events proceed completely flawless from beginning to end. Events typically can survive minor slip-ups, some of which attendees may not even notice. But big blunders can ruin an event or make attendees so […]

Full Story
Just Because Your Meeting is Small Doesn’t Mean Your Ideas Should Be By

Not all meetings are created equal. There are many variables that make one destination, one hotel or even one specific venue right for a particular group.

Full Story
Diversity and Inclusivity in Meetings By

Darci Motta, CMP and senior conference manager at CSAA Insurance Group, and board director of Meeting Professionals International, Northern California chapter, recognizes the vital role diversity and inclusivity plays in today’s meetings arena. In fact, CSAA Insurance Group’s focus on diversity is expanding beyond race, ethnicity and sexual orientation to encompass inclusion and belonging, and creating strategies to bring the best out of all people.

Full Story
Perspective
How to Wrestle This Large and Growing Spend Category By

Employee mobility is exploding. According to the U.S. Labor Bureau, more than 60 percent of the workforce will be working remotely by 2020. Regardless of which side you fall on in the debate between the merits of working remotely vs. working in the office, the modern employee is untethered from their desk like never before.

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industry
events

September 4–6, 2018
La Cita de las Americas
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale, FL
904-533 –9300
www.lacitaamericas.com

September 5-6, 2018
ibtm americas
Citibanamex
Conscripto Center 311. Colonia Lomas de Sotelo
Miguel Hidalgo Delegation. CP 11200
Mexico City, Mexico
http://www.ibtmamericas.com/

September 6-9. 2018
SITE Classic
Bluffton, SC
312-321-5148
www.siteglobal.com

September 12-13, 2018
ibtm China
China National Convention Center (CNCC).
No.7 Tianchen East Road,
Chaoyang District,
Beijing 100105,
China
http://www.cibtm.com/

September 12-13, 2018
AHLA 2018 Legislative Action Summit
Capital Hilton
Washington, D.C.
202-289-3100
www.ahla.com

September 18–21, 2018
WYSTC 2018
Edinburgh, UK
https://www.wystc.org/

September 23-25, 2018
PCMA European Influencers Summit
Hotel Barcelo Renascimiento
Avda. Álvaro Alonso Barba, Sevilla, Spain
877.827.7262 (toll-free)
https://www.pcma.org/event/pcma-european-influencers-summit/

September 27, 2018
Exhibit Sales Roundtable
City Club of Washington
Washington, DE
www.lippmanconnects.com/esr

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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