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August 18, 2011


Summer Meetings, Cool Gifts!
For meetings held July 1-September 4, 2011:

Book $3,00-5,000: get a kindle
Book $5,000-12,000: get an iPhone
Book $12,000+: get an iPad

Get a list of participating Kimpton Hotels and promotion terms and conditions.

Hilton Fashion District

Hilton New York Fashion District is a brand new, full-service hotel built in April 2010 featuring four-star amenities and service.  Located on West 26th Street off 7th Avenue, the hotel has 280 guestrooms and 1,100 square feet of new and unique meeting space for groups of up to 90 people.

Hilton New York Fashion District Patio

Learn more about
Hilton New York Fashion District.

Stellar Tip Contest
Meeting planners, put your hard work and experience to the test!

Enter your most valuable meeting planning advice in the monthly
for a chance to win a $100 prize!
Meeting planners vote on their favorite tip, so be sure to send your colleagues to vote once you have entered your tip!

Save the Date

Meet National

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

Meetings Quest

The Meetings Quest Tradeshows are the longest running, one-day, educational tradeshow series in the industry. 

Attend these Upcoming Shows:
North Carolina - September 20
Atlanta - October 5
Minnesota- October 26

Learn more about 
Meetings Quest Tradeshows.

Small Market Meetings Conference

Small Market Meetings Conference
Little Rock, AR
September 26-28, 2011

Up to $400 in travel expenses are being reimbursed for qualified meeting planners, plus complimentary accommodations, meals and entertainment!

Register for the SMM Conference.

IMEX America
IMEX America
  Las Vegas, NV
October 11-13, 2011

To attend the show with the Hosted Buyer Group (which includes complimentary flights and accommodations), or for more information, please contact
  Spotlight On: ASAE Rocks St. Louis

ASAE at the St. Louis ArchGood old fashioned Midwestern hospitality was on display throughout the recent ASAE Annual Meeting in St. Louis, as the city rolled out the red carpet for what was billed as the “Super Bowl of Conventions” in the local media. Attendance totaled 5,341.

A huge Opening Night Celebration underneath the famous Gateway Arch featured delicious cuisine from a dozen fine St. Louis restaurants. Several performers took the stage at the event and showcased the city’s diverse musical influences.

Continue ASAE article...

  Feature Focus: Partnerships Expand Green Meeting Options

Green Meetings

When it comes time to “green” your next meeting, look to the local destination, convention center, hotels, and other hospitality vendors to form partnerships to make it happen.

That was the message delivered in the “Business of Meetings: Destination Site Selection and Sustainable Meetings” session at the ASAE Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri in early August.  Continue Green Meeting Options article...

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

The ASAE Foundation will become the newest senior partner of the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR), effective September 1, 2011.  Continue ASAE article...

The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, located in Nassau, The Bahamas, is rolling out an array of special savings and incredible incentives to groups booking by December 31, 2011 with its new Meetings are Better in The Bahamas promotion. Continue Bahamas article...

   Solar e-Clip: Clear the Mind and Inspire the Soul
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

The Alabama Gulf Coast provides an atmosphere that clears the mind and inspires the soul. It's what all the best meetings—and memories—are made of. Let us help you plan it.

Learn more about the Alabama Gulf Coast.

  Winner’s Circle:  Win a Trip to Reno Including Round Trip Airfare for Two
Refer a Meeting Professional

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!  

Congratulations to Tawny Herron, CMP, who won a trip for two to the Kimpton Hotel of her choice with airfare from Continental Airlines in our last contest!


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