Category Archives: Industry Events

Fun Things Happened On the Way to Caesars Forum: Live Updates

Smart Meetings is in Las Vegas for the much-anticipated groundbreaking of Caesars Forum, which will open in 2020. The new $375 million conference center will add 300,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to The Strip, including the two largest pillarless ballrooms of all time. Content editor Paige Feigenbaum is in Sin City for the ceremonial first dig. While there, she’s also experiencing top cuisine from Gordon Ramsay and a magic show by Mat Franco, winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

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Experience Imagine 2018

Couldn’t make it to Anaheim for Destinations International’s Imagine 2018 Annual Convention? Or even if you did, this is your hub for updates on your favorite destinations, session highlights and lessons learned. Bookmarking this page is your ticket to real-time updates and memories to last until we do it all again next year.

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What to do in Anaheim

What to Do in Anaheim During a Convention

Are you one of 1,500 travel and tourism leaders jetting into Anaheim for Destinations International’s 2018 Annual Convention? CEO Don Welsh has promised four days of education and inspiration, including updates from Airbnb, Brand USA’s latest storytelling campaign and tips on marketing in times of crisis.

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Get Ready for IMEX America

You just unpacked your suitcase full of swag from IMEX Frankfurt last month, and the world’s largest matching organization for event professionals is already teasing you with glimpses of the creative connections that will await you Oct. 16–18 at IMEX America in Las Vegas.

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Meet the WEC18 Keynotes

With WEC18 around the corner, perhaps it’s time we get acquainted. For event professionals attending MPI’s World Education Conference (WEC18) June 2–5, you know how to spend your free time in Indy. Now take a sneak peek at the keynote speakers and industry stars leading your conference sessions.

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SXSW: The Event that Keeps Growing

SXSW Conference and Festivals is an event-planning wonder, considering its success and steady growth since 1987, when only 700 people registered. Now, almost a half-million people participate, and they are scattered throughout Austin, Texas, for 10 days in March.

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conventions 2018

8 Conventions You Won’t Want to Miss this Year

One of the signature aspects of the meetings industry is the many inspiring, educational and fun annual conferences scheduled throughout the year. These events have been more exciting than ever recently due to the rapidly evolving offerings, which mirror the dynamic industry, in general. Here is a rundown of eight of the must-attend conventions, including…

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