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Join the International Special Event Society – Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter for a discussion that focuses on the well-deserved national event attention that we’ve seen recently and hear from the experts at Meet Minneapolis, Visit St. Paul and the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau talk about the huge, exciting events that are on their way. Hosted by the fabulous duo of McNamara Alumni Center and D’Amico Catering, the afternoon is sure to be full of superb hospitality, exciting news and a lot of Minnesota Love.
February 19, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
$35.00 Member Registration
$45.00 after 1:00 am February 17
$40.00 Associate Registration - Same Company as a member
$50.00 after 1:00 am February 17
$50.00 Guest Registration
$60.00 after 1:00 am February 17
$25.00 Student Registration
$35.00 after 1:00 am February 17
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IRF Announces Trump National Doral to Host 22nd Annual Incentive Invitational, May 27-31, 2015
The Incentive Research Foundation today 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/
UNL Hospitality & Industry Meet and Greet: A Day of Career Exploration and Collaboration
The Advanced Event Planning Students in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) will be hosting an event on November 20, 2014, from 3:00 pm-6:30 pm entitled, UNL Hospitality & Industry Meet and Greet: A Day of Career Exploration and Collaboration. The first half will be a career fair-styled meet and greet held in the Great Plains Room of the East Campus Union. Following will be an hor d'oeuvre hour to learn more about our program, converse with our students and honor an exceptional industry partner of the HRTM program.
The goal of this event is to give our students exposure to the Hospitality Industry as well as raise scholarship funds for the HRTM students. This event in turn provides an opportunity to advertise your organization to potential hires from the UNL Hospitality program. We would sincerely appreciate your help in achieving this goal by participating and/or being a sponsor for this event. The attached form lists the different options for your company’s sponsorship or participation.
Please consider becoming a sponsor for this event, for it would not only benefit the HRTM program but also your company or organization. For questions, please contact Marisa Cushing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overture Center for the Arts presents Peter Greenberg
Please join us for complimentary lunch and presentation by CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg at Overture Center for the Arts. Our goal is simple: To make some new friends and introduce (or re-introduce) you to the amazing spaces at Overture for any upcoming business or private functions.
A multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is America's most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Known in the industry as "The Travel Detective," he is the travel editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, and Sunday Morning, among other broadcast platforms.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
11:15am – 1:30pm
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street, Madison
Event Supported by:
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club and the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau.
PCMA Heartland Chapter Inaugural Golf Tournament
IT'S OFFICIAL! REGISTER NOW!
Hit the links with your industry friends! PCMA Heartland Chapter invites all meeting industry professionals to join us for our first annual golf tournament. Lots of fun and great prizes, plus a silent auction with a portion of the proceeds going to Operation Breakthrough.
Thursday, October 2nd
Deer Creek Golf Club
Overland Park, KS
Play begins at 8:00am
If you would like to participate as a hosted golfer or sponsor, please contact Kerry Kerr at email@example.com or Janice McClain at firstname.lastname@example.org
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2014 MPI Great Lakes Education Summit
The 1st Annual Great Lakes Education Summit, to be hosted by MPI Chapters of Indiana, Wisconsin & Michigan, boasts outstanding educational programs along with networking opportunities for its attendees. This one of a kind regional event is coordinated and organized by our three dedicated chapters. With the involvement and influence of the chapters’ leaders, this annual conference will grow not only into a successful event that offers great educational programs, but one that also offers a fantastic network of industry professionals. This network will be a tremendous value to members of the host chapters along with other attendees throughout the region.
Please join us to CONNECT with new and current colleagues, ENGAGE new ideas, and to INSPIRE fellow MPI Members.
Contact Name: Stephanie Higgins
Contact Email: email@example.com
Organization: Great Lakes MPI Education Summit (MPI Chapters of Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin)
Dates: November 16-18, 2014
Location: Radisson at Star Plaza – Merrillville, IN
re:IGNITE at SPINCon 2014
You have a life beyond name badges, right? As you’ve probably heard, this year our focus is the ENTIRE planner, not just the part of you that goes to work.
THE LEARNING TRACKS:
Some of the things you can look forward to (or not – it’s up to you!) this November include:
YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST:
November 16-18, 2014
St. Louis, MO
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AIBTM Announces ‘Meetings Mean Business Coalition’ Update At Annual Show
The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) has finalized a key session at its annual show where the “Meetings Mean Business Coalition”—a group of senior officials from the meetings, events and travel industry—will participate in a panel discussion highlighting industry trends and initiatives to educate the public and private sector on the economic and social benefits of meetings, conferences, incentive travel and trade shows. The high level panel will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11 in the Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and is open to all attendees of AIBTM 2014.
“The Meetings Mean Business Coalition” was launched in 2009 by top meetings and events executives in the U.S. to raise awareness to the value of in-person meetings and trade shows that create personal connections, drive positive business outcomes, and create jobs and generate revenue locally.
“The Meetings Mean Business Coalition has been instrumental in proving that business is still done best when people come together face-to-face,” said Michael Lyons, Exhibition Director of AIBTM. “Since its formation, the coalition has served as a significant source of insights on the meetings industry.”
The “Meetings Mean Business @AIBTM” panel is comprised of high-level officials from many of the most prominent organizations in the meetings and events industry including:
“Each participant in the ‘Meetings Mean Business @AIBTM’ panel has a unique perspective on the industry that will be of value to every AIBTM attendee,” said Michael Lyons.
AIBTM takes place from June 10-12, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. To apply for the AIBTM Hosted Buyer program or register to attend AIBTM as a Trade Visitor go to: http://www.aibtm.com/Visiting/. Join AIBTM on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, i-Meet and YouTube.
The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) is a leading global exhibition for the U.S. meetings and events industry. AIBTM delivers individually qualified Hosted Buyers and eligible Trade buyers from the U.S. and around the world. Tailored to the U.S. market, AIBTM serves and guarantees the attendance of top-level decision makers. The exhibitions provide time and business efficient matching services for buyers and sellers through unique Hosted Buyer Programs. For more information, please visit www.aibtm.com. AIBTM takes place from June 10-12, 2014. Join AIBTM on Join AIBTM on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
AIBTM forms part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings, Events and Business Travel Portfolio along with AIME, GIBTM, CIBTM, IBTM India, IBTM Africa and EIBTM.
Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world¹s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry, with a wide-ranging portfolio of 21 international events in 14 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. Its market-leading, business-to-business events cover all elements of travel and tourism, including leisure travel, luxury travel, meetings, events, incentives and business travel, as well as golf, ski and spa travel.
RTE is part of Reed Exhibitions.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company.