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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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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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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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Category Archives: Industry Events

Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Holds Record-Breaking Event

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Recently, Smart Meetings had the pleasure of attending the Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado’s first-ever two day annual conference. MIC of Colorado is a coalition made up of 13 organizations involved in the meetings and events industry. The Annual MIC Conference and Trade Show, traditionally a one-day event, was extended to become a two-day…

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IACC, MPI Announce Strategic Partnership

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The International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) are forming a strategic alliance, both parties announced this week. The five-year global partnership enables the two associations to share event-hosting and learning platforms. The alliance includes education initiatives delivered at annual conferences and regional events, and online. It also incorporates research efforts…

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Gearing Up for Global Meetings Industry Day

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GMID 2016 event in Austin, Texas The second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is just around the corner. On Thursday, April 6, meetings industry leaders will come together to celebrate the industry’s big day. GMID was created by the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB) to showcase the impact that meetings have on local economies…

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ASAE Announces Keynote, Additional Speakers for Annual Meeting

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This week, ASAE built buzz for its upcoming annual meeting and exposition by announcing the event’s keynote and game-changing speakers. The 2017 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition will come to Toronto August 12–15. Nearly 5,000 association professionals and industry partners are expected to attend. Attendees will be treated to a closing keynote by Jeff Henderson,…

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2017 MIC Conference & Trade Show

Rocky Mountain Highs at MIC Conference & Trade Show

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Expects lots of new twists at the 2017 MIC Conference & Trade Show next week. The biggest change attendees will notice at the 17th annual event is the new two-day format. The Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado cites increased demand for the extended format, which will focus on industry education and networking. “I am so excited that our…

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PCMA Convening Leaders in Full Swing in Austin, Texas

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PCMA Convening Leaders is the annual convention put on by Professional Convention Management Association. It is taking place this week at Austin Convention Center in Texas Jan. 8−11. Austin is a very popular convention destination, with live music everywhere and star power. For example, Matthew McConaughey, who is an Austin resident, made a live appearance…

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