December 2020 / January 2021
issue

After a brutal 2020, insiders predict the meetings industry will soon return stronger than ever…

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Features
The Meetings And Events Industry Makes Strides To Ensure All Viewpoints Are Considered By

Meeting planners are creating meeting and event environments where a variety of different voices are encouraged and heard…

Full Story
Thousands Of Meetings And Events Workers Found Themselves Jobless During The Pandemic By

Like so many professionals in the events and hospitality industries, planners are trying to find their footing in the new reality that took hold this spring…

Full Story
Destinations

Florida may be wildly diverse geographically, culturally and ecologically, but one sentiment is shared by Floridians across the state: a deep desire to welcome visitors back in 2021…

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Meeting planners agree: Sun-filled days are the No. 1 selling point for holding events in Arizona. But the state’s attributes don’t end with a pleasing weather forecast…

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Perspective

2020 has been a year of virtual learning for most businesses, and if you are anything like our other clients, you’re ready to get back to face-to-face meetings as soon as it’s safe for all involved…

Full Story

Today’s customer is “digitally driven.” So, if your brand is going to thrive, digital must be at the core of what you do…

Full Story
December 2020 / January 2021
issue

After a brutal 2020, insiders predict the meetings industry will soon return stronger than ever…

Full Story
Features
The Meetings And Events Industry Makes Strides To Ensure All Viewpoints Are Considered By

Meeting planners are creating meeting and event environments where a variety of different voices are encouraged and heard…

Full Story
Thousands Of Meetings And Events Workers Found Themselves Jobless During The Pandemic By

Like so many professionals in the events and hospitality industries, planners are trying to find their footing in the new reality that took hold this spring…

Full Story
Destinations

Florida may be wildly diverse geographically, culturally and ecologically, but one sentiment is shared by Floridians across the state: a deep desire to welcome visitors back in 2021…

Full Story

Meeting planners agree: Sun-filled days are the No. 1 selling point for holding events in Arizona. But the state’s attributes don’t end with a pleasing weather forecast…

Full Story
Perspective

2020 has been a year of virtual learning for most businesses, and if you are anything like our other clients, you’re ready to get back to face-to-face meetings as soon as it’s safe for all involved…

Full Story

Today’s customer is “digitally driven.” So, if your brand is going to thrive, digital must be at the core of what you do…

Full Story
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    Meeting Planners conduct business safely at WEC Grapevine, Texas - November 2020


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    Attendees fill the grand concourse during the second day of the Consumer Electronics Show Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the Las Vegas Convention Center

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    A sampling of COVID-compliant masks introduced at the reopening of Caesars Palace, June 2020


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    ConferenceDirect’s Annual Partner Meeting took place from October 26th to 28th at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas


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    December 2020- The All-Inclusive Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort Hosts The Canadian Soccer League Champion


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    Traditional classroom- and theater-style room setups are a thing of the past as attendees expect spaces to be set up in the best way to deliver content


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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

January 7–10
Professional Convention Management Association
Nashville, TN

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January 10-12
ESPA 2020 Annual Conference
Denver, CO

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January 11-15
PCMA Convening Leaders Conference
Houston, TX

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January 12-14
MPI Global Forum
Rome, Italy

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January 21-23
FICP (Financial & Insurance Conference Planners)
Boston, MA

CANCELLED

January 24-27
NACE Evolve Leadership Conference
Los Angeles, California

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January 29-30
GBTA Leadership Summit
Portland, OR

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January 30-February 1
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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February 1
Exhibit Sales Roundtable
Washington, DC

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February 5-7
IBTM Arabia
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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February 5-8
SITE Global Conference
Dublin, Ireland

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February 7-9
AMC Institute Annual Meeting
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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February 8 – 10
ADMEI Annual Conference
Chicago, IL, USA

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February 11-12
CSPI ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Washington, DC 20004

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February 12
Destinations Int’l – Spirit of Hospitality Celebration
Washington, DC

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February 13
Destinations International
Washington, DC

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February 12-13
Convene LITEXPO
Vilnius, Lithuania

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February 14–17
Incentive Travel Exchange
Las Vegas, NV

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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 17-21
GBTA Convention 2021
Orlando, FL

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July 23-25
FICP Education Forum
Amelia Island, FL

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September 18-22
US Travel IPW
Las Vegas, NV

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Sept 29 – Oct 1
FICP Fall Symposium
Couer D’Alene, ID

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November 14-17
FICP Annual Conference
Phoenix, AZ

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December 7-9
IAEE Expo! Expo!
Philadelphia, PA

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