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September 1, 2015
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- Spotlight On: Estrel Convention Center in Berlin – Expanding Its Capacities
- Feature Focus: Case Study: Nearly Century-Old Association Breaks the Mold
- Stellar Buzz: News Briefs From Our Members
- Solar e-Clip: Winter is Wonderful in Boston
- Winner's Circle: Visit Las Vegas

  Spotlight On
Estrel Convention Center in Berlin – Expanding Its Capacities

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New major convention capacities for Berlin: Estrel Berlin – Germany’s largest hotel – is going to open its new Convention Hall in early September.

From then on, the Convention Hall II will offer 10,000 m² of meeting space for conferences and congresses for up to 5,200 participants. Together with its existing meeting space, the Estrel Berlin will offer more than 25,000 m² for conventions for up to 11,200 participants.

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  Feature Focus
Case Study: Nearly Century-Old Association Breaks the Mold

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When it comes to improving and upgrading an annual convention, sometimes a radical makeover is the best option. That’s what the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) did this year to its meeting.

DMA started by surveying its members to identify their unmet needs as marketers. The results revealed a strong preference for new information about marketing strategy and integration, as well as the more digital, online and data-driven aspects of marketing.

They also wanted new ways to interact and learn from – and with – their peers.

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  Stellar Buzz
News Briefs From Our Members

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 newspaperThe full learning program for IMEX America is now available on their website. Continue IMEX America article...

PCMA has released the slate for the 2016 PCMA Board of Directors. Officers and directors will take office immediately following the 60th PCMA annual meeting, Convening Leaders, in Vancouver, BC, on January 14, 2016. Continue PCMA article...

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  Solar e-Clip
Winter is Wonderful in Boston

Fairmont Boston Copley Plaza

From the beloved tradition of ice skating at nearby Boston Common to the twinkling lights lining the charming streets of Back Bay, wintertime is the most magical time to experience Boston at the Fairmont Copley Plaza

Located in the heart of the city, Fairmont Copley Plaza has been a symbol of Boston’s rich history and elegance for over 100 years. We invite you to join us and experience the results of our extensive centennial renovation, which included the remodeling of all 383 guestrooms and suites, as well as the addition of a contemporary rooftop health club and stylish new restaurant, OAK Long Bar + Kitchen.

Meet from now until March 31, 2016 and receive*:
• 5% Credit Back to Master Account
• 1 One Hour Authentically Local Welcome Reception
• 2 Complimentary Staff Rooms for Program

Learn more about the Fairmont Copley Plaza...
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  Winner's Circle
Visit Las Vegas

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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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The Promotional Fund for Mexico City participated at WEC 2015 that was held in San Francisco in August. It was a successful event for the destination and thanks to Market Square, meeting planners had the opportunity to communicate their interest in the city.

WEC 2015 allowed the destination to strengthen CDMX Meetings, which promotes the activities of the meetings industry for the city.

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Learn more about Mexico City.



A Refreshing Take on Meetings
Receive up to 7% off your master account, Amex gift card up to $750 value, and additional perks when you book your next meeting at EPIC Miami, Surfcomber South Beach or Tideline Ocean Resort and Spa.

Must be consumed by 12/20/15. Other restrictions apply.


Learn more about Kimpton Hotels Florida.



Malaysia – Asia’s Business Events Hub 
Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, Malaysia is where the world is coming to meet new discoveries and ideas.

A great value-for-money destination with a dynamic economy, progressive world-view, world-class facilities and offering a unique window to authentic Asian cultures and hospitality, make Malaysia the meetings and conventions nexus of Asia.


Learn more about Malaysia.


 meet national

HSMAI's MEET National 2015
September 9-10, 2015
Washington, DC

Register for HSMAI's MEET National.



IMEX America
October 13-15, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

Register for IMEX America.


 tech expo

Meetings Technology Expo
November 10, 2015
New York City

Register for the Meetings Technology Expo.


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