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Sponsored
Aug25

How will your next meeting INSPIRE?

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There’s a place where innovation meets inspiration. And business meetings are elevated to unforgettable gatherings. Some of the world’s most influential minds come to live, work and create in Pasadena.…

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Minnesota
Aug25
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Minnesota’s Edman Voted State Tourism Director of the Year

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Explore Minnesota Director and CEO John Edman has been named national State Tourism Director of the Year for 2015. The top tourism director award is voted upon annually by the U.S. Travel Association’s National Council of State Tourism Directors. Edman was honored before more than 800 of his peers Monday during the Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations […]

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London & Partners' Events Have Heart
Aug21
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London & Partners’ Events Have Heart

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How creative is London & Partners? Consider that the city’s promotional company has teamed up with several other groups to create the  London Heart Trail in conjunction with the European Society of  Cardiology’s annual congress that meets at ExCeL London next week. Proving that London & Partners’ events have heart, the new interactive walk runs along the South Bank […]

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New Orleans, a Decade After Katrina
Aug21
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New Orleans a Decade After Katrina

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When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast a decade ago on Aug. 29, 2005, the result was catastrophic, especially in New Orleans. The Category 3 storm, which had sustained winds of up to 140 mph, caused levees to collapse, flooding 80 percent of the low-lying city. Approximately 1,800 people in the region lost their lives, several hundred […]

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Detroit Comeback City
Aug11
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Detroit On the Rise: A Comeback City

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Smart Meetings caught up with Larry Alexander, president and CEO of Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, at American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)’s annual meeting and exposition in downtown Detroit’s Cobo Center on Aug. 10. In this exclusive video, Alexander discusses the amazing metamorphosis Detroit has experienced over the past decade. As he points […]

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Aug10

Orlando No. 1 among Top 50 Meeting Cities

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The top three cities remained the same but switched places in Cvent Inc.’s annual rankings of the top 50 meeting cities. Basing its rankings on more than $8 billion in sourcing through its marketplace in 2014−15, the cloud-based event management platform has Orlando No. 1 after a one-year absence from the top spot. “Meetings like […]

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Meet Los Angeles-Ernest
Aug06
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LATCB – On the Cutting Edge

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LATCB’s client services taps the pulse of authentic L.A. The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LATCB) works with meeting professionals to plan extraordinary events. LATCB’s Client Services team matches your goals and objectives with local partners, and simplifies the planning process by providing award-winning experience, knowledge and convenience—all complimentary. Client Services team members have […]

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medical meetings
Aug03
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Science of Medical Meetings

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CVBs, convention centers and hotels formulate strategies to accommodate niche market There are so many considerations that Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau created a division to foster relationships with life science leaders in order to enhance medical meeting opportunities. Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress (PHLLife) connects Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware with medical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, higher […]

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marriage equality
Aug03
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Industry Watch: Love Wins Tourism

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Marriage equality is a big boost for travel On the heels of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage, travel leaders around the nation are forecasting big implications for the meetings and tourism industries. The historic precedent, coupled with the summer travel period, has CVBs, airlines and hotels expecting a substantial […]

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Meet Los Angeles-Ernest
Aug01
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A Word from the President & CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

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Dear Friends, As President & CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LATCB), I am proud to showcase the vibrancy and diversity of L.A. through this 2015 Smart Meetings Supplement. Los Angeles is a 21st century metropolis like no other city in the world, offering endless entertainment and an unlimited variety of experiences. […]

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