DECEMBER 2018
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Cover Story Known For Its Food, Music, History and Culture, This Louisiana City is Never Short on Fun By

New Orleans, perennially hailed as one of the country’s most popular meeting destinations, has held onto its accolades for so long for two simple reasons: It is one of the most unique and endearing cities in the world and it offers an ever-increasing range of options for meeting planners and attendees.

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Features
With FICP Executive Director Steve Bova By

FICP Executive Director Steve Bova, CAE, offers some insight into the challenges and trends facing this industry in the coming year.

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CVBs and DMCs Help Planners Ramp Up ROI With Only-Here Experiences By

Every town has something about it that visitors can’t find anywhere else. Here are 10 destinations that understand how to capitalize on what they have.

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The Convenience of These Streamlined Properties Lures Planners By

All-inclusive resorts offer a full range of restaurants, activities, gyms, spas, shopping and, in many cases, excellent food. Meeting rooms are adjacent to the resort, there is no need to leave the property, making it easy on the event planner to keep all of the activities contained in one space.

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Practice Makes Perfect to Deliver a Great Presentation By

Many meeting and event planners within the financial and insurance arena understand the issue of stage fright. That’s because in this industry, where presentations are extremely common, planners often need to work with speakers on delivering a solid presentation that keeps the audience coming back for more.

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Destinations
Different “Mini-Destinations” All Wrapped Up in One State By

Year in and year out, for the last 50 years, Florida has ranked high atop the list of the most popular and coveted meeting destinations in the country.

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Perspective
5 Backup Hacks to Avoid Event Mishaps By

Here are five tips for things you can control to ensure your event is smooth sailing from registration to closing remarks.

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DECEMBER 2018
issue
Cover Story Known For Its Food, Music, History and Culture, This Louisiana City is Never Short on Fun By

New Orleans, perennially hailed as one of the country’s most popular meeting destinations, has held onto its accolades for so long for two simple reasons: It is one of the most unique and endearing cities in the world and it offers an ever-increasing range of options for meeting planners and attendees.

Full Story
Features
With FICP Executive Director Steve Bova By

FICP Executive Director Steve Bova, CAE, offers some insight into the challenges and trends facing this industry in the coming year.

Full Story
CVBs and DMCs Help Planners Ramp Up ROI With Only-Here Experiences By

Every town has something about it that visitors can’t find anywhere else. Here are 10 destinations that understand how to capitalize on what they have.

Full Story
The Convenience of These Streamlined Properties Lures Planners By

All-inclusive resorts offer a full range of restaurants, activities, gyms, spas, shopping and, in many cases, excellent food. Meeting rooms are adjacent to the resort, there is no need to leave the property, making it easy on the event planner to keep all of the activities contained in one space.

Full Story
Practice Makes Perfect to Deliver a Great Presentation By

Many meeting and event planners within the financial and insurance arena understand the issue of stage fright. That’s because in this industry, where presentations are extremely common, planners often need to work with speakers on delivering a solid presentation that keeps the audience coming back for more.

Full Story
Destinations
Different “Mini-Destinations” All Wrapped Up in One State By

Year in and year out, for the last 50 years, Florida has ranked high atop the list of the most popular and coveted meeting destinations in the country.

Full Story
Perspective
5 Backup Hacks to Avoid Event Mishaps By

Here are five tips for things you can control to ensure your event is smooth sailing from registration to closing remarks.

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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