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Greater Lansing CVB to Host Two Hospitality Events in Recognition of National Tourism Week
April 27, 2015
The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB), through its Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) program, will host two hospitality events as part of National Tourism Week, May 2-10, 2015.
The first event is a CTA mixer at the newly renovated Cooley Law School Stadium on May 3rd. Along with networking, CTA’s in attendance will be made aware of all the changes to the ballpark so they are equipped to share this info with the numerous visitors they encounter. The second event is a tourism impact awareness day for area taxi service organizations on May 7th. Taxi/transportation providers are encouraged to stop by the Greater Lansing Visitor Center at 500 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 180, Lansing from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for refreshments and information regarding the CTA program, the value of tourism in Greater Lansing as well as visitor information resources.
Greater Lansing’s wildly successful CTA program seeks to educate and inspire front-line hospitality employees to be better equipped to provide a memorable visitor experience in Greater Lansing.
“Our downtown ball park and area taxi service are two major visitor first-impression touch-points for our community,” said Julie Pingston, CTA, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the GLCVB. “National Tourism Week seemed like a fitting time to hold events at two strong visitor hubs and help refuel the enthusiasm of our nearly 500 Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassadors.”
For more information about the CTA program, visit www.lansing.org/cta. For more information about National Tourism Week visit www.ustravel.org/marketing/national-travel-and-tourism-week.
IRF Announces Trump National Doral to Host 22nd Annual Incentive Invitational, May 27-31, 2015
The Incentive Research Foundation announced that its 22nd annual Incentive Invitational will be held May 27-31, 2015 at the Trump National Doral in Miami, Fla., with the support of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Authority and other area hosts.
The Incentive Invitational is the IRF’s most important annual fundraising activity for research surrounding motivation and incentives. More than 400 buyers, suppliers, and hotels will share four days of networking, education and destination showcase experiences, fostering new relationships and solidifying existing business contacts.
One of the key components of the Incentive Invitational is a slate of education sessions that highlight recent IRF research and provide actionable, usable data on incentives and motivation. Attendees also have the opportunity to relate the research to their own experiences and practices through roundtable discussions.
The 2014 IRF Invitational, held at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos in Mexico, set the all-time attendance record to date for the event with more than 400 total participants in attendance, including nearly 200 top buyers and decision makers from incentive companies and end-buyer corporations.
Melissa Van Dyke, president, Incentive Research Foundation, "As requested by many of our attendees, after two years abroad we are very excited to bring the 22nd Annual Incentive Invitational back to the U.S. in 2015. Not only will all attendees enjoy learning why the Trump brand is becoming a standard name in the luxury incentive industry, but the location and timing provide the perfect basis for making last year's landmark event even better."
For more information about the 2015 IRF Incentive Invitational, go to http://invitational.theirf.org/
Because Meetings Mean Business!
Columbus Chapter Meeting - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Be a part of the first ever North American Meetings Industry Celebration. Meetings industry organizations and chapters from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will hold events to recognize and celebrate, making a powerful statement the on value of the global meetings industry.
In celebration of the 1st Annual North American Meetings Industry Day, please join the MPI Ohio Chapter for a fast paced and interactive session on the future of meetings. We'll examine what's new in the field of sustainable events and explore how technology, including mobile apps and hybrid meetings are transforming how we engage with our audiences and meet our objectives. As part of the session, we will review leading research from MPI and the Convention Industry Council on the future of meetings and the economic impact of the meetings industry.
Hilton Columbus Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219
11:00 am - 11:30 am: Networking
11:30 am - 12:15 pm: Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm: Program and Q&A
On Site Members: $40
Non Members: $60
On Site Non Members: $80
On Site Students: $25
$5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20
Sunday, April 12, 2015
To receive a refund, you must cancel by Friday, April 10, 2015. No shows will be billed!
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4010 Executive Park Drive, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45241
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MPI-Wisconsin April Education Day, Held in Conjunction with North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID)
Are you overwhelmed with information? Can’t keep up with the tidal wave that comes from different tech resources? Do you know the latest Apps to help you with your events?
Join us on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Tundra Lodge as industry leader, Jim Spellos, will help identify 60 of the most useful meeting industry and business apps for the meeting professional. We will learn how to take control of the Social Tsunami by learning about curating content and how social sharing tools enhance the curation process.
Jim Spellos is the President of Meeting U., a company specializing in helping people become more productive and comfortable with technology. Jim is certified in Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). With Hospitality industry colleague Corbin Ball, Jim released in 2012 the TechSpec app, helping meeting planners to assess the technology capabilities of a hotel during a site inspection.
After the educational presentation, join us for a reception at the Tundra Lodge and following the reception Greater Green Bay CVB is hosting a “Titletown Tap Dance” to the area breweries.
Those interested in registering for this fascinating and informative event can visit mpiwi.org for more details.
Celebrate North American Meetings Industry Day with the MPI Heartland Chapter
Enjoy a fun-filled networking event while celebrating North American Meetings Industry Day with the MPI Heartland Chapter at the FFA Enrichment Center, located on DMACC Campus. The FFA Enrichment Center and its' Co-Sponsors, Eventfully Yours and Tasteful Dinners are delighted to welcome you to a fabulous social. Meet with your industry colleagues; learn and experience a corporate meeting, conference space and special event center, as well as, a unique caterer and a preferred party rental and event design company, all showcasing how they can assist you with your event needs. Tours will be offered. Admission includes refreshments and appetizers. This premiere conference center is located in Ankeny on the north side of DMACC campus.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, Iowa 50023, USA
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$10.00 for Members
$15.00 for Non-Members and Guests
Complimentary for Guests of FFA Enrichment Center
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2015