6 Brain Food Snacks That Are Office-Friendly

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What is an office-friendly snack, you ask? One that requires little to no preparation, carries little to no odor, and ideally can be tucked into a desk drawer for the moments throughout the day when hunger calls. Studies have shown that people tend to select healthier foods for themselves when purchasing them in advance, versus…

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6 Reasons Groups Will Fall in Love with Toronto

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Toronto might not have the scenic views of the West or the je ne sais quoi of Montreal, but with its diverse community, top attractions and urban lifestyle, it’s on the map as Canada’s Downtown. Here are six reasons to fall for Toronto as summer fades into autumn. Enjoy a Toronto Raptors Game The NBA Toronto Raptors play at…

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Smart Meetings Wins Big at 2016 Digital Nichee Awards

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We’ve done it again! Coming off of two wins for Best eNewsletter and Best Trade Publication (for our October 2015 issue) at the Western Publishers Association’s 2016 Maggie Awards in June, Smart Meetings has racked up two more trophies at the 2016 Digital Nichee Awards, which were announced during the Niche Digital Conference 2016, held…

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MPI Announces Major Reorganization and New Appointments

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Meeting Professionals International (MPI) began implementing an organization realignment this week to better position the association for long-term, strategic growth, which involved the creation of new leadership positions, realignment of management responsibilities, and the restructuring staff roles and teams. “We have made so much positive progress transforming our association over the past few years and…

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MPI and IMEX Make Education a Priority

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Smart Monday is a brilliant way to kick off annual trade show Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the strategic partner and major education provider for IMEX America, and it takes those responsibilities seriously. Besides the expansive Smart Monday program, which helps kick off IMEX week with education sessions on the Monday before the trade show…

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It’s Citywide Convention Season in San Francisco

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On the evening of Sept. 21, Sting and Gwen Stefani performed at AT&T Park as part of the annual customer appreciation bash thrown by Oracle. The Oracle OpenWorld citywide convention took over San Francisco Sept. 18-22, signaling…

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. Recognized for Major Strides in Community Outreach

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Upon recently unveiling expanded community partnerships and sustainability programs, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has been recognized for the second year in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for its industry-leading corporate sustainability efforts in North America. Las Vegas Sands Corp. received a full 100 percent score in the environmental reporting category. One…

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Marriott-Starwood Deal Receives Final Approval

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JW Marriott Los Cabos, Mexico After a fierce bidding war, a legal challenge from hotel owners and delays in the regulatory approval process, Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood has finally reached the finish line. Approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) was the last hurdle preventing the agreement from proceeding. The companies had previously cleared the…

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IMEX America By the Numbers

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Following a record-breaking year in 2015, the sixth annual IMEX America Oct. 18−20 at Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Here’s a look at some of the results and numbers compiled from the 2015 event. For more on IMEX America 2016, click here.

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IMEX America is a Buyers Marketplace

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Meeting and event planners are foundation of trade show IMEX America exhibitors are encouraged to bring a date or two to the event, the largest meetings and events trade show in the United States. Borrowing from the same model that has made IMEX in Frankfurt unrivalled in popularity, IMEX America’s hosted buyer program actually relies…

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