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ASAE Aims to Reinvent Meetings with Xperience Design Project

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The Center for Association Leadership, known as ASAE, unveiled Xperience Design Project (XDP) in National Harbor, Maryland, this week at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The two-day event brought together 1,816 association professionals and industry partners. Their challenge: to collaborate on ideas to reinvent their meetings. .@garibaldiarts keeping the #myxdp co-creators mesmerized and entertained…

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Event-Planning Inspiration from Cannes Film Festival 2017

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This month’s ongoing 2017 Cannes Film Festival in France is so much more than screening movies, red carpets, and ballgowns. The experience would not be what it is if not for the exquisite food, drinks, décor, and of course the swag bag. Swag Hopefully attendees left spare room in their suitcases to fill up with…

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Top 6 Quirkiest Summer Festivals of 2017

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Summer is almost here, meaning it’s time to brace yourself for barbecues, beaches and long-awaited festivals! Planning an event in a city holding a food, music or cultural festival is a fun way for planners to get attendees involved in local experiences. The tricky part is finding a festival that fits your group’s demographics—and your…

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4 Major Event-Planning Lessons from the Fyre Festival Disaster

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Image credit: YouTube/Fyre Festival With organizers and promoters Ja Rule and Billy McFarland currently facing a $100 million lawsuit, Fyre Festival will go down in history. It will be remembered for promising an ultra-luxurious festival experience featuring Coachella-style Instagram photo opportunities, but instead presenting guests with a chaotic mess of ghastly amenities and furious party-goers….

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Smart Meetings Wins Maggie Award for Best eNewsletter

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Smart Meetings magazine won a Maggie Award for Best Web eNewsletter in the trade publications division at the 66th Annual Maggie Awards in Los Angeles on April 28. This marks the second consecutive year that Smart Meetings has won a Maggie in the category. The publication also was a finalist this year for Best Non-Paid…

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Catherine Simmons: Planner Behind Dreamforce is Living a Dream

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Catherine Simmons is thriving in her pivotal role with Dreamforce Born and raised: Durham, England Occupation: Vice President of Strategic Events (Dreamforce) for Salesforce Education: Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Hull in England Family: Ian Cohen, husband; one step-son Quote: “Every Dreamforce event is very different, but everything is always true to the…

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Meetings Industry Collaborates in a Highly Competitive Field

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Left to right: Roger Dow, Michael Massari and Michael Dominguez at Global Meetings Industry Day at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, New Jersey Global Meetings Industry Day unites major players while educating participants Michael Dominguez and Michael Massari are natural rivals. Dominguez, chief sales officer for MGM Resorts International, competes every day for business with Massari,…

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Event Planning Inspiration from Coachella 2017

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Coachella is arguably the queen of music festivals. Each year, around 126,000 people (per weekend) unite in the desert of Indio, California, to enjoy performances by the  trending musicians. Now in its 18th year, the 3-day, 2-weekend festival is a dynamic experience which has grown to be much more than just a few concerts. Coachella…

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The World Celebrates Second Annual GMID!

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Happy Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)! Today, April 6, marks the second annual GMID, led by the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business. From Asia to Africa to North America and Europe, more than 175 industry organizations and chapters have united to celebrate how awesome and impactful face-to-face meetings are. The types of events held include…

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