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                                              January 8, 2013                                      Newsletter Archives       

Portland Oregon 
Welcome to Portland

In Portland, getting around is a breeze. You’re always just a short walk or ride from limitless recreation, fabulous dining and flourishing culture, all with no sales, food or beverage tax. And, oh yes — award winning wines and the planet’s largest variety of local microbrews. See for yourself, and come early or stay late to enjoy all that Portland has to offer. 

Portland CVB
Learn more about Portland, Oregon.

La Torretta

Completely retreat to La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa with the combination of all-suite accommodations, complimentary 4G wireless internet and 74,000 square feet of meeting space.

Until March 2013, receive a complimentary beer & wine reception with passed hors d'oeuvres with your complete meeting package. 

La Torretta

Learn more about La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa.

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.

    Save the Date    

MEET Mid America

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

Registration information coming soon!

Learn more about HSMAI's MEET shows.

  Spotlight On: Meeting Place Berlin - Fall in Love with a City!

Berlin MeetingsBerlin is a truly unique city. People from all over the world converge year-round on a once-divided city for conferences and conventions. They stay in one of the approximately 600 modern hotels and attend events in the ICC Berlin, the climate-neutral Tempodrom or other special locations.

There are many and varied opportunities, including highlights such as the Museum Island, three opera houses and a neighbourhood culture unparalleled in the world.  Continue Berlin article...

  Feature Focus: Meeting Planners Do Business at Holiday Showcase


Holiday Showcase joined hundreds of exhibiting companies at the Association Forum of Chicagoland Holiday Showcase in December, the popular annual one-day event that this year offered several new features for attendees.

More than 2,400 association industry and supplier partner professionals came to Chicago’s Hyatt Regency Hotel to attend four hours of education sessions, the exposition, and sold-out lunch and keynote address.  Continue article...

   Stellar Buzz: News Briefs from Our Members - Be in the Know

EIBTM 25 YearsStay at The Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel from January 18-22, 2013 to witness the Presidential Inauguration and enjoy the excitement and energy of the city.  Continue inauguration article...

Congratulations to Advisory Council member Carrie Abernathy for her work with CleanMed 2013, which has been selected as the “Emerging Green Conference” 2013 by the Capital Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).  Continue green conference article...   
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