Category Archives: Events

WordCamp Behind the Scenes: Event Organizer Turns Speaker

Editor’s Note: Mario Peshev is a WordPress developer and architect at DevriX who has worked on the back end of Smart Meetings for several years. As an organizer of WordCamp, Peshev went from event organizer to event speaker at this year’s WordCamp Europe event, presenting on a very relevant topic in an industry: remote employees….

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ASAE in 2019

Columbus to Hold ASAE in 2019

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) today announced that it will hold the 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Columbus, Ohio. The annual conference is estimated to bring more than 5,000 attendees to Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) from Aug. 10-13. “This will be the first time ASAE will hold its Annual Meeting & Exposition in…

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ASAE in 2018

Chicago Chosen to Host ASAE in 2018

After more than 10 years, Chicago has been chosen to host American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Exposition in 2018. The event, which draws around 7,000 association professionals from across the United States, will be held Aug. 18-21 at McCormick Place West Building. A joint announcement was made today by Chicago Mayor Rahm…

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5 Takeaways from Global Business Travel Association Conference

Each year, thousands of meeting and business travel professionals head to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) annual conference to unveil new products, participate in education sessions and discuss the industry’s latest trends. This year’s event, which took place July 16–20 at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, reinforced the value of meetings and events and the continued…

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Record-Breaking Numbers from IMEX America 2015

MPI Announces Keynotes for IMEX America

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the strategic partner and key education provider for IMEX America, and it takes those responsibilities quite personally. Besides the expansive Smart Monday program, which helps kick off IMEX with nearly 30 education sessions, MPI is the presenter for daily keynote addresses during the meeting industry’s largest trade show of the year. IMEX America…

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New York City to Host 2017 PCMA Education Conference

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, announced at PCMA’s Education Conference in St. Louis that New York City will be the host city partner of the 2017 PCMA Education Conference June 11–14, 2017. The announcement was made during the closing breakfast by Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, who…

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Inaugural Smart Woman Summit Promotes Strong Female Leaders

Friday, June 24, kicked off the inaugural Smart Woman Summit at Trump National Doral Miami, with a glamorous welcome reception that set the tone for what would be a weekend chock-full of empowerment and lessons to apply in and out of the office. The following morning, motivational speaker and best-selling author Christine Hassler began the…

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Survey Pinpoints Trends Among Modern Meeting Planners

Are you a modern meeting planner? What are the duties and roles required of modern meeting planners? Social Tables, a leading provider of cloud-based hospitality software, decided to dig deeper into these questions by surveying 350 event professionals to find out what it takes to be a meeting planner. Of course, Social Tables was also interested in what technology modern meeting planners…

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IBTM America Heads to Fort Lauderdale in 2017

Reed Travel Exhibitions knows how important location is to IBTM America and is doing a great job of taking its annual trade show to key destinations to maximize attendance. IBTM America wrapped up its 2016 event last week at Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort in Nashville and will gather at Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, just outside Fort…

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