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April 2, 2013
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Howard County: Away From It All in the Middle of the Action


How to Keep Food & Beverage from Taking a Bite Out of Your Budget


News Briefs From Our Members


Welcome Newest Members


Win a Mountain Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina


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Howard County: Away From It All in the Middle of the Action

Howard County CVBSituated between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Howard County, Maryland presents the perfect opportunity for meetings to be in the “middle of it all” and “worlds away from everything.” 

The area is a balanced blend of pastoral farms, historic towns, suburban communities and urban lifestyle, making it a strategic location of choice for planning a meeting or event. Many large corporations are found in or near Howard County, including Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Nestle/Dryers, and Sun Microsystems.

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How to Keep Food & Beverage from Taking a Bite Out of Your Budget

Savvy meeting planners are always looking for ways to keep costs down without compromising quality for attendees. Food and beverage always consumes a large part of any meeting’s budget, but there are ways to help take a “bite” out of this expense.

Meeting planners from across the nation shared their favorite tricks of the trade when it comes to saving on food and beverage costs by posting them on the popular Stellar Tips list.

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Stellar Buzz


News Briefs From Our Members

stellar buzzAssociated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) recently hosted an informative and insightful General Session discussion with many of the meetings and travel industry’s most powerful and prominent executives, at a conference for meeting professionals, association executives, incentive specialists, and business executives, along with senior executives from ALHI’s 140+ member resorts and hotels worldwide.. Continue discussion article...

Congratulations to ACC Liverpool, who won the Best UK Conference Centre category at the 2013 M&IT Awards! Continue awards article...

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Welcome, Newest Members

cp is constantly adding new destinations, facilities and service providers to its extensive portfolio of options for meeting planners. 

Consider these newest members of for your next meeting:

Pole Position Raceway Jersey City - New Jersey
Gild Hall Hotel - New York
Meet in Illinois - Illinois
FireKeepers Casino Hotel - Michigan

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Winner's Circle


Win a Mountain Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina

Refer a Meeting ProfessionalEnter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a four day/three night stay for two plus travel accommodations to Asheville, North Carolina!

Contest ends soon - refer your colleagues now to be entered to win this great trip!

Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest...

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We Simply Connect Buyers and Sellers and Get Out of the Way!

cp is the leading commission-free search directory for meeting professionals to find suitable meeting destinations, facilities and service providers.

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Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam, a member of Design Hotels™

Are you seeking a new, inspiring, exceptional meeting space in the center of one of Europe's creative hubs? Well, this might be something for you: Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam is ideally located, has breath-taking architecture, excellent personalized service & flexible meeting space.

Try members of Design Hotels for your next meeting.

Make Your Next Meeting Magnificent

Consider Illinois for your next meeting and you’ll be rewarded with an array of venues throughout the state.

Choose from sprawling convention centers for larger meetings or intimate resorts for smaller ones. In between, you’ll find countless hotels nestled in each region of Illinois, ready to make your next meeting a successful one.

Learn more about Meetings in Illinois.


With over 7,000 hotel rooms and 170,000 square feet of meeting space, Huntsville is perfect for your next event!  Your group will be impressed with all there is to see and do, including Earth’s largest space museum.  

Plan your next meeting in the Rocket City!

Learn more about Huntsville.

HSMAI's MEET Mid-America 2013
April 23-24, 2013
Navy Pier - Chicago, IL

Register for HSMAI's MEET Mid-America.

ASAE's Springtime Expo 2013
May 16, 2013
Washington, DC

Register for ASAE's Springtime Expo.

IMEX Frankfurt
May 21-23, 2013
Frankfurt, Germany

Register for IMEX.

June 11-13, 2013
McCormick Place, Chicago

Register for AIBTM.


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