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Weekly deals and highlights: Aug. 27, 2014

In this issue: @MeetatTexas, @CrownePlaza, @danahotel, @DBTreeSav, @pearlbrewery, @VisitSouthPadre, @visitRaleigh and Peppermill Resorts More

IMEX America adds business school

IMEX America participants this year can earn CEUs through PCMA’s Business School, which is making its first stop at the Las Vegas trade show. Business School is part of the pre-show education day known as Smart Monday, on Oct 13. JELLISON The curriculum tries to give meeting industry professionals access to top faculty speakers from university business [...] More

GSA updates its fiscal 2015 per diems

The General Services Administration has adjusted its per-diem rates for fiscal year 2015, keeping the standard continental U.S. rate at $83. Some non-standard rates went up, others down, depending on the city and time of year. Non-standard areas are those regions to which federal employees frequently travel. Added to the list for 2015: Kayenta, Ariz. (Navajo [...] More

ISES names 2014-15 board of governors

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has named its International Board of Governors for fiscal 2014-15. Members come from eight U.S. states, Canada and Australia. Officers President: Kevin White, CSEP, founder/chief strategist, XPL, Brooklyn, N.Y. President-elect: Jodi Collen, CSEP, events & conferences director, Augsburg College, Minneapolis. Treasurer: Judy Brillhart, CSEP, catering director, Sheraton Commander Hotel, Cambridge, Mass. Secretary: Ingrid Nagy, [...] More

Weekly deals and highlights: Aug. 20, 2014

In this issue: @MiamiandBeaches, @SavoyMiami, @TrumpChicago, @Greenville_SC and Peppermill Resorts More

Weekly deals and highlights: Aug. 13, 2014

In this issue: @VisitGlenwood, Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Midtown, @LaTorretta, @visitplano, SeaWorld, @tepcatering, @Westinstfr, @ZooAtl and Peppermill Resorts More

Convene readers name annual ‘best of’ honorees

The best meeting industry venues, destinations and service providers – according to the magazine’s readers – are out in the August issue of PCMA’s Convene. Readers were asked to nominate their favorite CSR initiatives, technology tools, F&B programs, social-media uses, off-site venues, destination videos, meeting apps, high-tech properties, places for small meetings, and room sets. Convene editors then [...] More


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