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Feb03
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Philadelphia CVB & MPI Chapter Honor Ferguson

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Jack Ferguson may have stepped down as president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) this year, but his contributions to the city’s events industry will be long lasting. He will be honored by a scholarship for minority meeting professionals. PHLDiversity, a business development division of the CVB, has partnered with the Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals…

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Feb02
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Super Bowl 50 Showcases San Francisco

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The mega-event that has unfolded on the San Francisco waterfront, called Super Bowl City, brings the Bay Area’s rich history, culture and specialties to the masses as well as letting locals feel like they are getting to experience the big game. “We are extremely lucky to have Super Bowl 50 in the San Francisco Bay…

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Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Feb01
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Promotion at Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), one of the top destination management organizations in the United states, is off to a running start in the new year with Julie Coker Graham at the helm. Coker Graham assumed her new position in January, succeeding former President and CEO Jack Ferguson. “Julie Coker Graham is a talented,…

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Downtown Meetings
Feb01
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Hot Cities for Cool Downtown Meetings

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26 slick urban destinations primed for exciting events Petula Clark was right. The lights are much brighter downtown, where you can also forget all your troubles and forget all your cares. The 1965 Grammy Award-winning song, “Downtown,” still resonates loudly today, for good reason. Downtowns are cool again. America’s city centers may have lost some…

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Choose Chicago
Jan27
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Choose Chicago’s Don Welsh to Head DMAI

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Don Welsh, CEO of Choose Chicago, is leaving his post to head Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). He has been named president and CEO of the Washington DC-based tourism organization. “After a thorough search process that included a stellar group of candidates, we are thrilled that Don has accepted this position,” stated Bob Lander, chairman of…

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paragon-events
Dec09
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Happy Holidays: What Are You Doing to Give Back?

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Smart Meetings loves to hear from our meetings industry friends who reach out to us all the time to let us know their latest news, ranging from the renovation of hotels and resorts to website upgrades aimed at meeting professionals. This holiday season, we thought we’d share a few community outreach projects to inspire you and answer the question: What…

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Nov23
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L.A. Tourism Creates Meetings Website

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Letting its action speak loudly about the importance of meetings and events, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) has launched a meetings-specific website. The new meetLA.com is designed to be a one-stop shop for meeting planners seeking to conduct business in Los Angeles. “L.A. Tourism understands the importance of the meetings industry and we’ve…

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Nov10
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Chris Meyer: Business is Booming in Las Vegas

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Smart Meetings TV spoke with Chris Meyer, vice president of Global Business Sales for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, who said that IMEX America is a must-attend for anyone in the meetings, events or trade show businesses. Meyer confirms that Las Vegas has seen incredible growth over the recent years and is proud…

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