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August 14, 2014
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- Spotlight On: Two Great Hotels, One Ideal Location
- Feature Focus: VIP (Very Important Planner) Golf Outing
- Hidden Gems: Emerging Destinations
- Stellar Buzz: News Briefs From Our Members
- Solar e-Clip: Earn CMP/CEU Credits at IMEX America
- Winner's Circle: New Contest!

  Spotlight On
Two Great Hotels, One Ideal Location

BirminghamThe Sheraton & Westin Birmingham Complex Hotels are some of the top convention hotels in the nation offering the ideal location for your Birmingham conference or meeting.

They are centrally located in the Uptown Entertainment District - Birmingham's newest upscale dining and entertainment complex that features five of Birmingham's newest culinary experiences.

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  Feature Focus
VIP (Very Important Planner) Golf Outing

golfCarrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM,CSEP (and Advisory Council Member) held a VIP (Very Important Planner) Golf Outing at the Reston National Golf Course last month that raised money for a good cause and connected the meetings industry together in a unique way.


Check out the photos and more information on our blog...
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  Hidden Gems
Emerging Destinations


Welcome to the newest section of our newsletter, Hidden Gems, where we will be highlighting special and unusual destinations, services or hotels. If you are looking to spice up your next meeting, you are in the right place!

Every meeting planner is familiar with the nation’s largest cities as potential meeting destinations, but there are hidden gems close by offering competitive rates, easy airport access, and unique activities to entertain your group that will provide a memorable experience.

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  Stellar Buzz
News Briefs From Our Members

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Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its exclusive portfolio of Four- and Five-Diamond quality meeting, convention and incentive hotels and resorts, as well as its portfolio offerings in Texas, with the addition of two hotels. Continue ALHI article...

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) has updated its logo to include the tagline, "Exhibitions and Events Mean Business." Continue IAEE article...

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  Solar e-Clip
Earn CMP/CEU Credits at IMEX America

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The 4th annual IMEX America is set to open in Las Vegas October 14th – 16th and promises to be even bigger and better experience for all delegates.

Once again one special event provides an education and networking program designed just for association executives and professionals -- Association Focus & Evening at The Venetian®|The Palazzo®.

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  Winner's Circle
New Contest!

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Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a four day/three night stay for two plus flight accommodations to the all new Tropicana Las Vegas!

Enter to Win a Trip to the Tropicana...
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Experience the $70 million transformation at the AAA Four Diamond rated Westin Peachtree Plaza with nature-inspired designs, flexible lobby seating, the new Bar 210, FedEx Office, and Tangent™. The Westin Peachtree Plaza features 200,000 gross sq. ft. of meeting space, including 53 mindful meeting rooms and Building 1 at AmericasMart.


Learn more about The Westin Peachtree Plaza.



22 Stories Up Inclusive Package for November Meetings at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter:

City Sights Day Meeting Package: $1500.00 includes:
-Presenter Package: 72” Monitor, VGA Cable, Cart
-Venue Rental
-All-Day Beverage: Bottled Waters, Sodas, Coffee

20-30 pple Day Meeting: from 7am – 5pm
Book by September 31st for Meetings in November 2014



Learn more about The San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter.



Yes there is affordable meeting space in Mid-Town Manhattan’s Times Square …with no service charge

AMA's New York Conference Center is conveniently located at 48th and Broadway in the heart of New York City's bustling Times Square within blocks of some of the best restaurants, shops, and entertainment for which New York is famous.

Learn more about AMA's New York Conference Center.



ALHI’s “Private Sale” provides one complimentary room for every 30 rooms actualized in 2014 for programs booked after June 1, 2014 at select ALHI hotels and resorts.

Call 866-303-ALHI (2544) for more information and a list of participating ALHI members.

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Learn more about the ALHI Private Sale.


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MPI SEC 2014 Conference
August 13-16, 2014
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Register for the MPI SEC Conference.



HSMAI's MEET National
September 3-4, 2014
Washington, DC

Register for MEET National.


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IMEX America 2014
October 14-16, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada

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

Contact to learn more.



The MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition 2014
November 13-14, 2014

Register for MICE 2014.


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