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June 11, 2013
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Spotlight On: IMEX 2013 Generates 33 Percent More Business


Feature Focus: Expand the Global Reach of Your Association


Stellar Buzz: News Briefs From Our Members


Solar e-Clip: ASAE’s Springtime Expo Educates Meeting Planners


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IMEX 2013 Generates 33 Percent More Business Appointments at Frankfurt Show

If the success of the May 2013 IMEX worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events in Frankfurt is any indication, the global meetings industry continues to thrive in a recovering economy.

IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom reported that this year’s show generated 33 more business appointments than 2012 as more than 3,900 hosted buyers from 75 countries conducted over 53,000 appointments with exhibitors. 

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Expand the Global Reach of Your Association

Understanding international cultures, building relationships, conducting global meetings, and tapping the right resources are among the keys to successful international growth, according to experts who delivered the opening session at the ASAE Association International Conference in May 2013.

Entitled “Further Your Association’s Global Reach,” the session was organized by the International Alliance for Meetings & Commerce (AIMC), and was moderated by AIMC Chairman Bill Hudson, who is also CEO of the Global Cold Chain Alliance and transitioning into a COO role for IMN Solutions, the meetings and association management company that manages AIMC.

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News Briefs From Our Members

Congratulations to Advisory Council Member David Williams, Executive Director, International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), who has been awarded the PCMA Global Executive of the Year Award! Continue award article...

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued new guidance to all federal agencies that acknowledges the need for federal employees to attend mission-related conferences and provides some best practices for approving travel and conference expenses. While government attendance at conferences is likely to continue to be hampered by sequestration budget cuts, OMB has stated in clear fashion that federal agencies are encouraged to attend conferences that support their agency's mission. Read the OMB guidance...

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ASAE’s Springtime Expo Educates Meeting Planners

Last month, ASAE’s Annual Springtime Expo took over the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for a beneficial day packed with education and networking.

This year’s show boasted 1,761 attendees and 1,496 exhibiting personnel from 377 companies, who occupied 516 booths. The buyer/seller ratio was 54% buyers to 46% sellers!

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Contest ends soon - refer your colleagues now to be entered to win this great trip!

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HillsPoint Hotel & Conferences - Windsor Locks, CT
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro - Chicago, IL
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center - Chicago, IL
Wyndahm Boston Beacon Hill - Boston, MA
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June 11-13, 2013
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HSMAI's MEET National
September 4-5, 2013
Washington, DC

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