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                                              February 28, 2012                                  Newsletter Archives       

 Dollar Clipart
Special Meeting Savings

Did you know members offer special meeting savings for planners who use the website?  Head over to Divine Deals and see for yourself!  You can even find deals by searching for the month of your meeting.   

View Divine Deals.


Welcome, Newest Members!

Consider these newest members of for your next meeting:

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau - Bloomington, MN
Beacon Hotel - Washington, DC
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center - Grapevine, TX
Washington Duke Inn & Gulf Club - Durham, NC
InterContinental New York Times Square - New York, NY

View more recent additions to

   Save the Date 
MEET Mid America

HSMAI's MEET Mid-America is a dynamic new conference and event offering a fresh, invigorating vision for meeting and event professionals of every level.

Taking place April 3-4, 2012 at the Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois - join over 1,200 of your friends and colleagues in the planning industry.

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: Framework for Successful Events

Meet in Virginia
Meeting in Virginia means beautiful venues and desirable destinations, from vibrant city centers to sparkling nature retreats – offering planners the affordable and accessible framework for successful events. Virginia leads the way for meeting professionals with a statewide commitment to something every planner deserves – getting their life back. 
  Feature Focus: Meet David Williams, New Advisory Council Member

David Williams
As Williams has taken on broader management responsibilities over his 25-year career, he says his “true love is still the conference management side of things. That’s where I started and if I had a crystal ball that’s where I’ll end.”

“Meeting planning is like making a cake,” he says. “You start from scratch and add your batter and water, and then you bake it and it comes out. It’s like making your cake and eating it too. I remember my first event in the 1980s and being a part of planning it and seeing it develop. I was depressed afterward.”  

Continue Advisory Council article...

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

Delta Air Lines has been named "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by PCWorld magazine for its airport recharging stations, in-flight Wi-Fi on more domestic flights than any other carrier and smartphone apps with innovative features including baggage tracking and airport check-in.  Continue Delta article...

Organizers of IMEX in Frankfurt, together with research partners, Fast Future Research, are inviting students from all over the world to enter a prestigious new essay competition as part of its important new ‘Power of 10’ research study.  Continue IMEX article...
   Solar e-Clip: Refer Your Colleagues

Refer a Meeting ProfessionalLast chance to enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest, sponsored by The Peppermill Reno!

You will be entered to win a two night stay for two at The Peppermill Reno, plus round trip airfare, spa treatments and dinner!  The contest ends soon so refer your meeting planner colleagues now!  

Contest is limited to meeting planners referring other meeting planners.  Referals cannot have previously been referred.

  Winner’s Circle:  Share and Win
Stellar Tip Contest

Looking for meeting advice? Share a great tip with fellow meeting planners, vote for your favorite and win great prizes with the Stellar Tip Contest!


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