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GaMPI’s annual Phoenix fete takes place July 22

GaMPI holds its annual Phoenix Awards next week, honoring 2014 leaders in the meetings and events industry. More details on the event HERE. The finalists: COMMITTEE OF THE YEAR Education programs: chairs Naomi Green, The Giving Kitchen, and Bobby Hobes, CCTE, CMP, Chenega. Communications think tank (blog): chairs Liza Doyle, dynami group, and Heather Herrig, Every Last Detail. Eventeract [...] More

Weekly deals and highlights: July 16, 2014

In this issue: Great Deals from: @AbileneCVB, @danahotel, @MiamiandBeaches, @innewbraunfels, @Greenville_SC, @LaTorretta, @pearlbrewery, @Westinstfr and Peppermill Resorts More

Weekly deals and highlights: July 9, 2014

In this issue: @tepcatering, @VisitTelluride, @SandySprings_HT, @ValdostaMeeting, @BrazilianCourt, @atlantiscasino, @AbileneCVB, @united and Peppermill Resorts More

Annual survey takes stock of meeting industry salaries

More than 75 percent of meeting professionals have received a raise this year — but those raises are two-thirds lower than in 2013. Those are among the facts uncovered by PCMA Convene magazine’s annual salary survey, a poll that’s been an industry benchmark for decades. This year’s survey was completed by 371 association, corporate and independent [...] More

Survey: Audiovisuals going big, going white

A recent survey of audiovisual experts uncovered seven trends for meetings, events and conferences this summer. Those surveyed are members of the Rental & Staging Network, a group of geographically diverse rental and staging companies with complete event capabilities. The trends: 1) All-white set design. Dubbed the “Apple Store” syndrome. It means big, borderless white screens for projections, [...] More

June 2014: Meeting industry hires & promotions

David Udell became group president of Hyatt Hotels Corp.’s Asia-Pacific region. Matthew Tripolone now leads development in Australasia for Intercontinental Hotels Group. Minor Hotel Group named James A. Kaplan its senior vice president of development. Brett Armitage, senior vice president of international sales & marketing at Kerzner International Holdings, is now responsible for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas as well. Sue [...] More

June 2014: New hotels, renovations, expansions, destinations

INTERNATIONAL ARUBA The Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Resort and Casino finished renovating its 600 guest rooms, lobby and landscaping. The resort has 4,224 square feet of meeting and conference space. AUSTRIA The 143-room/suite Park Hyatt Vienna opened in a former bank after a two-year renovation and historic restoration. It has 8,000 square feet of conference and event space. CANADA The Renaissance Hotel [...] More


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