June / July 2021
issue
Cover Story A New CVB Leader, and Primed for Meetings to Return By

Visit Orlando has a new CEO and president, Cassandra Matej, longtime head of the San Antonio CVB, who formally took over in Orlando early this year.

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Features
As In-Person Meetings Return, So Will In-Person Team Building By

While virtual/hybrid meetings will continue for a while, planners will soon need to dust off those in-person team-building ideas sitting on the shelf for months.

Full Story
Boost Meeting Attendance With Awe-Inspiring Views and Amazing Ambience By

Beaches can be a stunning backdrop for unforgettable functions and provide a bucket-list locale for incentive programs. Fortunately for planners, whether the meeting is primarily fly-in or drive-in, there’s likely a beach that meets the need.

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It’s Important to Keep Green Initiatives Atop the List By

Creating sustainable meetings has been top of mind for planners and venues for several years. Then came a pandemic, driving health and safety to the forefront, which begs the question: Is sustainability still a priority?

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Data Collected From Attendees is Often Necessary to Gauge ROI By

Post-Event Survey Data Collected From Attendees is Often Necessary to Gauge ROI

Full Story
How Companies Can Make a Difference in the Meetings Industry By

Today’s leading edge organizations are now including economic, environmental and social programs for a more holistic and integrated approach to their company’s efforts.

Full Story
Online Meetings Increase Chances for a Data Breach By

In an age where technology controls many facets of a business, attention to cybersecurity is becoming paramount.

Full Story
Destinations
Island Destinations Are Reopening and Looking to Rebound By

The region’s destinations, resorts and meeting venues have been very proactive in implementing the needed health and safety measures to help the industry regain its footing.

Full Story
Perspective

Diana Hendel, Pharm.D, and Mark Goulston, M.D., are the authors of “Trauma to Triumph: A Roadmap for Leading Through Disruption and Thriving on the Other Side” and “Why Cope When You Can Heal?: How Healthcare Heroes of COVID-19 Can Recover from PTSD.” Hendel is an executive coach and leadership consultant, and former hospital CEO. Goulston […]

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John Tschohl is a professional speaker, trainer and consultant. He is the president and founder of Service Quality Institute — the global leader in customer service — with operations in more than 40 countries. He is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on service strategy, service recovery, success, empowerment and customer service in […]

Full Story

Work from Home (WFH) and Work from Anywhere (WFA) are growing trends that will forever change the office environment, in addition to corporate real-estate footprints.

Full Story
June / July 2021
issue
Cover Story A New CVB Leader, and Primed for Meetings to Return By

Visit Orlando has a new CEO and president, Cassandra Matej, longtime head of the San Antonio CVB, who formally took over in Orlando early this year.

Full Story
Features
As In-Person Meetings Return, So Will In-Person Team Building By

While virtual/hybrid meetings will continue for a while, planners will soon need to dust off those in-person team-building ideas sitting on the shelf for months.

Full Story
Boost Meeting Attendance With Awe-Inspiring Views and Amazing Ambience By

Beaches can be a stunning backdrop for unforgettable functions and provide a bucket-list locale for incentive programs. Fortunately for planners, whether the meeting is primarily fly-in or drive-in, there’s likely a beach that meets the need.

Full Story
It’s Important to Keep Green Initiatives Atop the List By

Creating sustainable meetings has been top of mind for planners and venues for several years. Then came a pandemic, driving health and safety to the forefront, which begs the question: Is sustainability still a priority?

Full Story
Data Collected From Attendees is Often Necessary to Gauge ROI By

Post-Event Survey Data Collected From Attendees is Often Necessary to Gauge ROI

Full Story
How Companies Can Make a Difference in the Meetings Industry By

Today’s leading edge organizations are now including economic, environmental and social programs for a more holistic and integrated approach to their company’s efforts.

Full Story
Online Meetings Increase Chances for a Data Breach By

In an age where technology controls many facets of a business, attention to cybersecurity is becoming paramount.

Full Story
Destinations
Island Destinations Are Reopening and Looking to Rebound By

The region’s destinations, resorts and meeting venues have been very proactive in implementing the needed health and safety measures to help the industry regain its footing.

Full Story
Perspective

Diana Hendel, Pharm.D, and Mark Goulston, M.D., are the authors of “Trauma to Triumph: A Roadmap for Leading Through Disruption and Thriving on the Other Side” and “Why Cope When You Can Heal?: How Healthcare Heroes of COVID-19 Can Recover from PTSD.” Hendel is an executive coach and leadership consultant, and former hospital CEO. Goulston […]

Full Story

John Tschohl is a professional speaker, trainer and consultant. He is the president and founder of Service Quality Institute — the global leader in customer service — with operations in more than 40 countries. He is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on service strategy, service recovery, success, empowerment and customer service in […]

Full Story

Work from Home (WFH) and Work from Anywhere (WFA) are growing trends that will forever change the office environment, in addition to corporate real-estate footprints.

Full Story
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    PCMA hosted its recent Convening Leaders 2021 event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Florida. Attendees followed strict venue guidelines for social distancing and temperature checks. Photo courtesy of Kelly Cavers
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    Lisa Messina, Vice President of Sales at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, speaks at PCMA’s 2021 Convening Leaders Forum at CAESARS FORUM. Courtesy Photo
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    PCMA held its 2021 Convening Leaders Forum at CAESARS FORUM, the first event to be held at the gleaming new, 550,000-sf facility.
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    ALHI’s Executive Women in Leadership 2020 was held live at Naples Grande Beach Resort. Photo Courtesy of Melinda Hutchins
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    A sampling of COVID-compliant masks introduced at the reopening of Caesars Palace, June 2020


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    In the midst of the shutdown, Meet Minneapolis created the “We Need Us” local campaign to help its small businesses remain afloat


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industry
events

June 2-5
IRF Education International
Marco Island, FL
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June 14-17
MPI WEC Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
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July 13-15
Destinations International
2021 Annual Convention
Baltimore, MD
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July 23-25
FICP Education Forum
Amelia Island, FL
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August 1-4
Cvent CONNECT
Las Vegas, NV
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August 14-17
ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition
Dallas, TX (Hybrid Event)
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September 18-22
US Travel IPW
Las Vegas, NV
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September 29 – Oct 1
FICP Fall Symposium
Couer D’Alene, ID
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October 6, 2021
Destination Showcase
Presented by PCMA and Destinations International
National Harbor, MD
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October 4-6
Cvent CONNECT
London, UK
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October 27-29
ITB Asia 2021
Singapore
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November 9-11
IMEX America
Las Vegas, NV
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November 14-17
FICP Annual Conference
Phoenix, AZ
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November 17-19
GBTA Convention 2021
Orlando, FL
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December 7-9
IAEE Expo! Expo!
Philadelphia, PA
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February 13-15, 2022
39th Annual Domestic Showcase
Virginia Beach, VA
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March 13-15, 2022
Expo! Expo! MENA
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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