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Answers to Your Burning Security Questions

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11 questions from Alan Kleinfeld’s Smart Meetings financial and insurance webinar In a world of heightened security awareness, Arrive Management Group’s Alan Kleinfeld found himself answering a lot of event planner questions during the Smart Meetings webinar on Security May 25. While he is not a lawyer or a doctor, he was happy to provide…

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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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Q&A with Peggy Benua of Miami Beach VCA

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Peggy Benua, board chair of Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) Peggy Benua is the board chair of Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, and general manager of South Beach Marriott in Miami Beach. She served as resident manager of Eden Roc Renaissance Resort and Spa in Miami Beach. What about Miami Beach appeals…

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Salt Palace

3 Questions for 2 Industry Leaders

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Bob Lander Destination Marketing Association International Outgoing Chair Former president and CEO of Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau What’s been the biggest change among destination marketing organizations during the past 20 years? What hasn’t changed? That’s probably the shorter list. I have seen so many things change. Everything we do has become more professional. The…

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Q&A with Marc Murphy of Riviera Nayarit CVB

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Marc Murphy is Managing Director, Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mexico When did you decide to make a career in the hospitality industry? After spending over a year studying anthropology in college, I chose to change careers by studying hospitality management. What are your main responsibilities as managing director of Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors…

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Q&A with Joe Terzi

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Joe Terzi is President and CEO of San Diego Tourism Authority Last year, San Diego was featured in National Geographic Channel’s documentary series, “World Smart Cities.” What makes San Diego a smart city? San Diego has always been a great destination for leisure and business. The National Geographic documentary focused on the fact that we…

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Q&A with Lawrence Coburn, DoubleDutch CEO

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Lawrence Coburn is CEO of DoubleDutch, one of the leading event apps currently on the market. It’s based in San Francisco, with offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Coburn is a thought leader in event technology and its future. Q: What is the value of measuring attendee experience? A: The cool thing…

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Q&A with Alice Constandina “Dina” Titus

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Congresswoman representing Nevada’s First District; professor emeritus at University of Nevada, Las Vegas How have you been influenced by your family’s involvement in Georgia politics? Growing up in a politically active family instilled in me a respect for public service, a desire to give back to my community and sensitivity for those less fortunate than…

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