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                                              March 27, 2012                                      Newsletter Archives       

Meeting planners experience extraordinary cooperation and support while conducting
an event in Huntsville.  

Whether your event involves 50 people or 10,000, our CVB team, participating hotels and attractions work diligently to make your event a success.  

We’ve got SPACE for your next meeting.
Huntsville has Space

Learn more about Huntsville.

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

Meeting planners can earn triple Priority Club Meeting Rewards Points by booking a 2012 meeting by October 31, 2012.  Third Parties are eligible to receive matching base points up to 50,000.

January & February 2013 Group offer includes complimentary rental, rates from $179.00 & 25,000 bonus PCMR points.  Blackouts Apply.
Times Square

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Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

   Save the Date 
MEET Mid America

HSMAI's MEET Mid-America
April 3-4, 2012
Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois

Registration is open and complimentary to qualified meeting professionals.

Springtime 2012

ASAE's Springtime Expo 2012
May 3, 2012
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

Register for the Springtime Expo.

IMEX 2012

IMEX Frankfurt
May 22-24, 2012
Frankfurt, Germany

To attend the show with the Hosted Buyer Group (which includes complimentary flights and accommodations), or for more information, please contact 

AIBTM 2012
The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibitions
June 19-21, 2012
Baltimore, MD

Learn more about AIBTM.

  Spotlight On: Earn CEU Credits at AIBTM

AIBTM 2012AIBTM (June 19-21, 2012, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, USA) is the premier global exhibition for the U.S. meetings and events industry.

Get ready to meet with other meeting planners from around the world and to be “wowed” by the most comprehensive mix of global destinations and inspired by thought provoking education.

Registration is now open to attend AIBTM at no cost.
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  Feature Focus: Sustainable Standards Now Available

Sustainability Standards
Professionals in the meeting industry have access to the very first green meetings and event standards in the areas of Audio-Visual, Communication & Marketing Materials, Destinations, Exhibits, Food & Beverage, On-Site Office, and Transportation.  The American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) published seven of nine sustainable meeting standards today.

The standards, produced as a partnership between the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) and ASTM, were initially conceptualized by the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) in discussions with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).  Publication of the standards comes after a period of in intense development since the project was initiated in 2008.  

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

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its portfolio offerings in the Midwest U.S.A. with the addition of The American Club Resort, the Midwest’s only AAA Five-Diamond Resort, and one of only 57 hotels worldwide to receive the Forbes (Mobil) Five-Star rating. Recognized as one of the world’s finest golf and destination resorts, The American Club also features the Kohler Waters Spa, one of only 30 Forbes Five-Star spas in the world and the only Five-Star spa in Wisconsin.  Continue Midwest article...

Meeting Professionals International’s 20th Annual Southeast Educational Conference takes place August 8th -10th in Orlando, Florida. A collaboration of the four Florida chapters of MPI, and this year hosted by Greater Orlando Area MPI, the conference attracts on average 550 meeting planners and suppliers.  Continue Educational Conference article...
   Solar e-Clip: Get to the Heart of the Meetings Industry

IMEX 2012

Register Now for IMEX 2012

To find all the important people with whom you can talk serious business, look no further than IMEX 2012 in Frankfurt. Every year, thousands of industry players are at the world's largest exhibition for meetings, incentive travel and events.

This year it's once again the place to be. The show floor positively hums with vibrant energy - contacts are made, ideas shared and deals done. It's fast, focused, incredibly productive and a great way to do business in just three days.  

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  Winner’s Circle:  Stay at the Kimpton Hotel of Your Choice Plus Airfare
Refer a Meeting Professional

Enter the new Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a three night stay at the Kimpton Hotel of your choice, plus roundtrip airfare for two, courtesy of United Airlines!


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