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- Spotlight On: Things You Won’t Want to Miss at IMEX America’s Association Focus
- Feature Focus: Receptions as Fundraisers, Family Events, and More
- Hidden Gems: How Sweet
- Stellar Buzz: Receive a Research-Based Education Program
- The Latin Corner: Hola LatAm
- Winner's Circle: Share a Tip & Win

  Spotlight On

Things You Won’t Want to Miss at IMEX America’s Association Focus

imex americaSo you’re headed to Vegas with a lot of other colleagues, friends and yet to be met connections for IMEX America 2016 October 18-20th.

Here are some things you’ll not want to miss at Association Focus (preregistration required) held on Monday October 17th the day before the start of IMEX America 2016.

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  Feature Focus

Receptions as Fundraisers, Family Events, and More

Networking is an essential part of every major meeting, and arranging a comfortable venue with the right atmosphere, food and drink, and the ability to foster meaningful connections is important. Adding a theme can make them memorable, some can serve as effective fundraisers, and many can even help foster a family atmosphere at conferences where attendees bring their kids. At the same time, controlling costs is also critical.

Industry professionals who use posted some of their own pointers for receptions in the Stellar Tips section of the website. Here’s what some of them had to say.
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  Hidden Gems
How Sweet

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Before the Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport was a hotel, it was a Holly Sugar factory. At one point, it produced 1/5 of California's refined sugar from sugar beets. 

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  Stellar Buzz
Receive a Research-Based Education Program

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ExL’s 12th Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit, taking place on November 2-3 in Philadelphia is an elite gathering of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industry meeting and event executives. This conference delivers a research-based educational program attracting a balanced audience of both planners and suppliers in an intimate, relaxed setting, ideal for engaging and networking.

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  The Latin Corner
Hola LatAm Welcomes Acapulco

Acapulco has a history of Hollywood stars and juicy gossip, but this seaside resort takes its business as seriously as it takes its fun in the sun. Acapulco offers a solid hotel and meetings infrastructure and a bay that rivals that of Hong Kong in sheer beauty.

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  Winner's Circle
Share a Tip & Win

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Share your best meeting planning tip in the Stellar Tip Contest. Receive the most votes for the month and win an American Express Rewards Card!

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The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is Malaysia’s award-winning purpose-built AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Gold Standard Venue. The Centre’s strategic location in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) integrated precinct combined with its flexible mind-set, innovative value-add solutions and customised offerings makes us your perfect business events partner.

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Associated Luxury Hotels International’s elite portfolio includes the Level 5 Collection, 52 Five-Star/Diamond quality hotels and resorts.

Impeccable service, sterling venues and locations ranging from California to Washington, D.C., and from beaches to mountains, ALHI’s Level 5 Collection gives you stellar options for you next M&I event.

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Learn more about ALHI.


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The Radisson Blu Mall of America is offering these offers exclusively to ConventionPlanit Users:

- Double Club Carlson Meeting Planner Points
- Two (2) complimentary room upgrades for VIPs
- H20 Mixology Station during one day of meeting or event


Learn more about the Radisson Blu's Special Offer.


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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 Benjamin.


Save the Date 

imex america 2016 

IMEX America
October 18-20, 2016
Las Vegas

Register for IMEX America.


pharma summit 2016 

Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit
November 2-3, 2016
Philadelphia, PA

Register for the Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit.