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January 18, 2011

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PCMA Convening Leaders

Whether you attended the show last week or are curious to see what you missed, be sure to check out the recap and session breakdowns in the Blog, courtesy of Maureen Pickell.

Share your own experiences and thoughts by commenting on the posts!

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

 Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, where 32 miles of gorgeous beaches, emerald green waters and Southern Hospitality converge for the perfect location of your next successful meeting.

We offer facilities for large and small groups; luxurious, yet affordable accommodations from full service resorts to well known hotels and views that inspire.

 Gulf Shores Beaches

Learn more about Gulf Shores Newest Members

Welcome, Newest Members!

Consider these newest members of for your next meeting:

Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel - San Antonio, TX
Sheraton Station Square Hotel - Pittsburgh, PA
The Orleans Hotel & Casino -Las Vegas, NV
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa - Maui, HI
JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa - Oahu, HI
Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown - Austin, TX
Bourbon Orleans Hotel - New Orleans, LA
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown - Philadelphia, PA
Los Angeles Airport Marriott -Los Angeles, CA
Kansas City Marriott Downtown - Kansas City, MO

View more recent additions to

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IMEX Frankfurt

IMEX Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
May 24-26, 2011

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
Las Vegas
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: The Pulse of the Meetings Industry
IMEX AmericaIMEX America 2011: the pulse of the meetings industry.

Anticipate the beat of America’s new worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. IMEX sets a fast, furious pace for doing business, learning and networking in the industry worldwide. Continue IMEX America article...

   Feature Focus: New Year, New Savings

Divine Deals

With the New Year underway and the holidays behind us, we return to our normal routines (and perhaps also to the gym) and start planning meetings!

Many member facilities and destinations offer special meeting discounts for meeting planners. Continue Divine Deals article...

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

The Bourbon Orleans Hotel announced that the hotel has installed an all new network for wireless internet (Wi-Fi) provided throughout the hotel at no charge to guests. Continue internet article...

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) presented Kathy Hastings, CMP, CMM, Manager of Event Services-Sales for Anheuser-Busch, with its “IAC Member of the Year Award” for 2010. Continue award article...

Business Slang for People in the Know
Al desko adv: at the desk; usually refers to eating while sitting at one’s desk. I’d love to join you for lunch today, but I’l be dining al desko. This report can’t wait. 
-The Little Hiptionary by Ruth Cullen

   Solar e-Clip: Meet in the Heart of Florida
Kissimee CVB

There are many reasons to meet in Kissimmee, the Heart of Florida.

Amazing service from the CVB is just one. See Subscribe to our eNews.


   Winner’s Circle: Win a Trip to Puerto Rico

Enter the new Refer a Meeting Professional Contest, sponsored by the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino and Continental Airlines!


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