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                                                January 31, 2012                                   Newsletter Archives       

Surf and Sand Resort

With the ocean as the backdrop, Surf and Sand offers 10,000 square feet of indoor and an additional 10,000 square feet of outdoor meeting and event space. They offer a variety of venues to meet every need, including a stand alone conference center boasting an elevated garden terrace, the Pelican Ballroom and numerous board rooms. 
ALHI Surf and Sand Resort

Learn more about the Surf and Sand Resort. 

Refer a Meeting Professional Contest

Last 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 tonight so refer your meeting planner colleagues now!

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

ConventionPlanit Newest Members

Welcome, Newest Members!

Consider these newest members of for your next meeting: 

Benjamin Corey The Meeting Illusionist -Gaithersburg, MD
Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau - Irving, TX
Inspiration Hornblower - San Diego, CA
The Abbey on Fifth Avenue - San Diego, CA
Gansevoort Park Avenue - New York, NY

EZEvents, Inc. 
- Las Vegas, NV
Hilton Rye Town - Rye Brook, NY

View more recent additions to
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IMEX Frankfurt

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

IMEX America

IMEX America
October 9-11, 2012
Las Vegas, NV

For information on IMEX America's Hosted Buyer Program (which includes complimentary flights and accommodations), please contact
  Spotlight On: A Committment to Comfort and Service

Affinia HotelsAt Affinia Hotels, our commitment to comfort and service extends to our flexible meeting and event spaces in Chicago, New York City and Washington, DC.

From intimate boardrooms to elegant ballrooms, spacious conference rooms to private dining rooms, we have an ideal space for your gathering, whether it numbers five or 500.  Continue Affinia Hotels article...

  Feature Focus: Partnering for a Successful Global Event


Globe SuiitcaseAccording to PCMA Convene’s 20th annual meetings market survey, 48 percent (up from last year’s 44 percent) of planners report that they will hold meetings outside the United States in the future.

As a result, PCMA is dedicated to presenting programs that will provide necessary tools for their members’ continued growth and success. Continue Global Event article...


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

Throughout the month of February, Marriott-branded hotels in Europe will donate £1 or €1 (or equivalent) for every lunch and dinner served at participating hotels as part of a Europe-wide ‘You Eat, We Give’ programme established by Marriott to raise funds to help tackle youth unemployment.  Continue Marriott article...

The DMC Network, LLC is proud to announce that 9 of its North American companies were selected as finalists for Achievement Awards in 11 out of 12 categories and two DMC Network individuals were also selected as finalists for the Recognition Awards categories.  Continue DMC Network article...

   Solar e-Clip: Unlock the Savings with Factory Direct Production

GNPUnlock the Savings with GNP's Factory-Direct Production  

Save up to 50% on Custom Imprinted Portfolios, Totes, Padfolios, Event Supplies & Eco-Friendly Options. Call 1-800-401-6000 to Request a FREE Catalog or Shop Online at

Learn more about GNP.

  Winner’s Circle:  Share and Win
Refer a Meeting Professional

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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