The Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) has announced their 2015-2016 Board of Directors who will lead MSAE, an association representing a community of 1,100 members and 300 Midwest associations. Terms of office begin July 1, 2015.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards. The recipients have been selected for exceptional achievements in the meeting and event industry, and will be honored at the annual MPI RISE Awards Presentation and Luncheon on August 3, 2015, during MPI’s World Education Congress (WEC) in San Francisco.
This year’s RISE Awards feature six awards in three categories: individual achievement, community achievement and organizational achievement. Recipients are recognized for innovation, global transferability, impact and influence within the industry, and will join the MPI Community of Honorees, a group composed of past MPI award winners and distinguished leaders.
“On behalf of the global MPI community, I would like to express our sincerest congratulations to this year’s group of RISE Awards recipients,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “These leaders represent the best and brightest of our industry and are selected for their outstanding achievements and measurable contributions. It will truly be an honor to recognize each recipient during the annual awards presentation at WEC 2015 in San Francisco this August.”
Sister Cities International along with the city of Minneapolis are marking a major milestone moment with just over a month until the 59th Annual Sister Cities International Conference July 16-18, 2015. This major convening will bring together hundreds of the most influential people who are leading innovation, policy, business, and diplomacy from key cities all around the world. These elected and municipal officials, diplomats, youth delegates, and business leaders will assemble from around the globe to discuss this year’s theme of “Bridging Generations for Peace.” This theme – building on President Eisenhower’s original vision for creating world peace by building global relationships – is extremely timely as the next generation of leaders takes this vision to the future, and new technology transforms the way these relationships are founded, built, and sustained.
Members of Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization for people who own motorhomes, will flock to Wisconsin’s state capital in late July and temporarily form their own capital — one centered on RVing.
The Cincinnati-based group will host its 92nd Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison July 29 through August 1, 2015.
The association will be making a return visit to Madison, having hosted events there in 1984 and 2011 as well.
The U.S. Travel Association has announced four future host cities for its annual IPW trade show, locking in locations through 2024.
Hildegard Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society, is launching an exciting statewide Photography Call to coincide with Nebraska’s 150th Birthday Celebration | 2017.
Skyline Exhibits has announced the retirement of Michael Thimmesch, its Director of Customer Engagement. Thimmesch has played an integral role in the growth of the company and has earned the respect of the industry. He is highly respected in the areas of customer engagement and social media and is seen as a leader in exhibitor education.
Following an 18-month restructure, the International Association of Conference Centres (www.iacconline.org) has recently reported its highest single year growth in membership globally, with 58 new members joining the only global professional association representing small to medium-sized venues that focus on meetings, training courses and conferences.
Gibson's Restaurant Group Showcased Chicago Hospitality at the James Beard Foundation Chefs' Night Out®
The Montgomery Club (500 W. Superior St.), a private dining venue helmed by Gibsons Restaurant Group, hosted the first Chicago James Beard Foundation Chefs Night Out® Sunday, May 3. Chefs’ Night Out is the party before the annual James Beard Foundation Awards, which took place May 4, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Past winners and present nominees along with culinary industry and city leaders gathered together to enjoy Gibsons Restaurant Group’s iconic Chicago hospitality.
The Nebraska Tourism Commission kicked off its 2015 Nebraska Passport Program today with the release of a video endorsement from Governor Pete Ricketts. In the video Governor Ricketts sited the importance of Tourism for Nebraska’s economy saying, “Many people don’t realize that Tourism is Nebraska’s 3rd largest industry and that it provides over 44,000 jobs in the state.”