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- Spotlight On: ibtm america Inside Scoop
- Feature Focus: 10 Must-Ask Questions When Choosing Local Suppliers for International Meetings
- Hidden Gems: Premium Meeting Accommodations & First Class Service
- Stellar Buzz: News Briefs From Our Members
- Solar e-Clip: Visit a Sought-After Las Vegas Destination
- Winner's Circle: Enter the New Contest

  Spotlight On
ibtm america Inside Scoop

 ibtm america sat down with Jaime McAuley, Event Director, of ibtm america to get the latest on this year’s show.

What is new and different about this year's show?

Well, we are taking this year’s event to Nashville– one the hottest convention cities in the USA right now. The success of ibtm america is based on the rotation of the event, which means that the Hosted Buyers and our exhibitors get to experience a different meetings industry destination each year.

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  Feature Focus
10 Must-Ask Questions When Choosing Local Suppliers for International Meetings

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 - global tips

Let’s start with a simple premise: No matter how expert you may be, no matter how many years you have been managing meetings, you should not attempt to plan and execute a meeting overseas without help from local supplier partners. If you think that you can do everything alone, as you may be doing here at home, then stay home.

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  Hidden Gems
Premium Meeting Accommodations & First Class Service

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Hold your next event at Hyatt Regency Vancouver and experience premium meeting accommodations and first class service. It has been many years since the U.S. dollar was so strong against the Canadian dollar.

The current exchange rate provides U.S. organizations a rare opportunity to experience first class accommodations in Canada at significantly discounted rates. Meeting planners and the traveling public are often not aware of this easy way to extend their purchasing power. 

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  Stellar Buzz
News Briefs From Our Members

stellar buzz newsBerlin is the top location choice for gatherings of international associations, as revealed by the ICCA. Continue Berlin article...

Congratulations to Grand Rapids, for being named to the The New York Times list of “52 Places to Go in 2016.” Continue Grand Rapids article...

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  Solar e-Clip

Visit a Sought-After Las Vegas Destination

palms casinoPalms Casino Resort is heralded as one of Las Vegas' most sought-after destinations.

The one-stop boutique property boasts three distinct towers, a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino, more than 60,000 square feet of prime conference space and is also home to some of the world’s most unique luxury suites and villas. 

Learn more about the Palms Casino Resort... 

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Visit a Sought-After Las Vegas Destination
  Winner's Circle
Enter the New Contest

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Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a two night stay, dinner and comedy tickets at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno!

Enter to Win a Trip to the Silver Legacy...
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The award winning, newly renovated Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is connected to the modern Bayfront Convention Center and boasts views of Lake Erie's Bayfront and Presque Isle. 

Erie features an airport with connections to Detroit, Chicago, and Philadelphia and is only a 5 hour drive to Washington DC. The Bayfront complex offers a resort feel right on the water at reasonable prices. Conventions and conferences are always better on the Bayfront!

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Learn more about the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel.



Beyond the meeting room, the possibility for an unforgettable and affordable experience awaits you in Jacksonville!

The “River City by the Sea,” offers unique meeting venues, relaxing beaches, beautiful golf courses, exciting water-front dining and new boutique and convention hotels ready to welcome your group of 10 or 10,000!

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Make it a truly memorable experience.

The Benjamin is the perfect venue for your upcoming meeting or event, with versatile spaces and custom menus by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s award-winning restaurant, The National Bar & Dining Rooms.

Your guests will leave refreshed, satisfied, and singing your praises.


Learn more about the The Benjamin.



Looking to be pampered like royalty? Then enter Associated Luxury Hotels International’s “ALHI Royal Treatment Promotion” for the chance to win a four-night stay at an authentic European palace: the luxurious Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna (Austria) or the elegant San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice (Italy), plus $2000 towards airfare. 


Enter ALHI's Royal Treatment Promotion.


Save the Date

ibtm 2016 

ibtm america 2016
June 15-17, 2016
Nashville, TN

Register for ibtm america.


mte 2016 

Meetings Technology Expo | Business Meetings Travel & Technology Expo
September 22-23, 2016
Jacob Javits Center, NYC

Register for MTE & MBTTE.


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