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March 18, 2014
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- Spotlight On: AIBTM Heads to Orlando
- Feature Focus: Navigating Changing Meeting Trends & Demands
- Stellar Buzz: News Briefs From Our Members
- Solar e-Clip: All of Tomorrow's Meeting Trends Under One Roof
- Winner's Circle: Best Name Badge Tips

  Spotlight On
AIBTM Heads to Orlando

 aibtmThe Americas Incentives Business Travel and Meetings Expo (AIBTM) takes place June 10-12 in Orlando, FL. AIBTM is a leading global exhibition for the U.S. meetings and events industry.

AIBTM brings together over 3,000 meeting, incentive, business travel and corporate planners for three days of focused business.

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  Feature Focus
Navigating Changing Meeting Trends & Demands

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Darlene Lyons, President of EzEvents and Advisory Board member, shared lessons learned from the 2013 meeting season and what to look forward to for 2014.

 “The meetings industry showed a remarkably quick rise in demand in 2013,” said Lyons. This was an unpleasant surprise for her clients, who still have expectations of high availability and lower rates. The increase in demand resulted in limited meeting spaces and guest rooms available.

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  Stellar Buzz
News Briefs From Our Members

stellar buzzHonoring a half-century of hosting meetings, Mission Inn Resort in central Florida announces a one-of-a-kind “Golden Meetings” package for planners as interested in saving money as doing business. Continue Mission Inn article...

Congratulations to new member the Prague Convention Bureau, who won the 2013 Meeting Star Award in the category of meeting destinations awarded by Slovenian Kongres magazine, which focuses on the region of Central and South East Europe. Continue Prague article...

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  Solar e-Clip
All of Tomorrow's Meeting Trends Under One Roof

IMEX 2014

IMEX is where it all happens for the meetings industry – it’s the innovative exhibition that brings the global market together for three ground-breaking days.

Learn more about IMEX.

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  Winner's Circle
 Best Name Badge Tips

stellar tip contest

Printing badges? Don’t forget the 12 square inches on the backside, too, that will be in front of your attendee the entire meeting.

From creative to useful to income-generating, submit your best ideas for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate for anything in the PC/NAMETAG catalog.

Enter your tip here.

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 the AAA Four Diamond Peppermill Resort Spa Casino!

Enter to Win a Trip to the Peppermill Reno...
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DoubleTree Green Tree recently underwent a $20 million transformation to exceed your every expectation.

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 newest members

Consider these newest members of for your next meeting or convention:

Event Solutions Corp. - Serving US & Canada
Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront - Jacksonville, FL
Prague Convention Bureau - Prague, Czech Republic
Sheraton & Westin Birmingham Complex - Birmingham, AL

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ASAE's Springtime Expo
May 15, 2014
Washington, DC

Registration now open!
Learn more about The Springtime Expo.


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IMEX 2014
May 20-22, 2014
Frankfurt, Germany

Attend the show with the Hosted Buyer Group
Receive complimentary flights & accommodations!

Contact to learn more.



AIBTM - America's Meetings & Events Exhibition
June 10-14, 2014
Orlando, Florida

Register for AIBTM.


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