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 •  July 20

Learn and play with a purpose at the Reston Herndon Meeting Planners (RHMP) summer camp 2017! The camp takes place on July 27th in Leesburg, VA and will have lots of fun, professional development training, and the opportunity to learn about managing interactive traditional and non-traditional meetings. The event is free to planners! To register...

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 •  June 9

The Association Research Board has released the findings of a nationwide survey of association executives. The data reveals most associations lack a sense of urgency and direction in seeking new sources of non-dues revenue. Digging into the data provides interesting insights: A quarter of the executives never discuss the need for additional...

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 •  April 18

By Erik Schonher Youâve probably set some ambitious goals for your 2017 conference(s). They probably include quantitative goals such as attracting more attendees, generating more revenue, increasing the number of exhibitors, and selling more products in your on-site bookstore. You may also have other more qualitative goals such as providing...

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 •  January 18

By Al Rickard, CAE Itâs a new year, and the meetings industry is looking ahead to what will make their events compelling in 2017. Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Director of Education & Events at Practice Greenhealth, predicts more âattendee engagement through technology. There will be a bigger focus on attendee ROI by connecting them to...

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 •  December 2, 2016

What meeting planning lessons can we glean from the popular Tony-award-winning Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon? Plenty, as it turns out. At a learning lab at the ASAE 2016 Annual Meeting entitled, âWhat the Musical The Book of Mormon Taught Me About Association Management,â seven association professionals used The Book of Mormon as a...

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 •  November 8, 2016

IMEX America is consistent in its attempts to reduce their environmental footprint resulting from hosting 11,000 attendees, 3,250 exhibitors and occupying 14,000 room nights in participating hotels. This was actioned by initiatives that ranged from encouraging attendees (prior to the show) to pack a reusable travel cup for coffee/tea to sponsoring...

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 •  November 8, 2016

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Ray Bloom talked about breaking records for the fifth year in a row! Here are a few stats: 14,250 participants including buyers, visitors and exhibitors 70,000 individual and group appointments along with stand presentations took place 69% or more of appointments included a profile or RFP 269...

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 •  November 5, 2016

The 3rd Presidential Debate held in Las Vegas last week took a back seat as IMEX America set new records all around the show! CP.com Hosted Buyer Group and escort, Maureen Pickell, ready to learn about Malaysia! Your intrepid blogger is happy to bring you the âshow buzzâ for this annual extravaganzaâs sixth edition. The âlargest ever IMEX...

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 •  October 12, 2016

Rapidly advancing technology is creating many exciting new options for meeting professionals.
Reggie Henry, chief information officer at ASAE, showcased some exciting new meeting technologies at an early-morning session at the recent ASAE Springtime Expo.
For example, he talked about âbeacons,â which are electronic devices that can be placed...

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 •  September 14, 2016

When is the last time you introduced new learning styles at your major meetings?
Megan Denhardt, CAE, Senior Learning Consultant at ASAE and President of The Denhardt Group, believes the meetings industry is undergoing a paradigm shift in how it defines, plans and executes learning programs.
She talked about this in a session at the ASAE...