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    1. Recent Industry Articles

      1. 5 New York Event Professionals Inducted Into BizBash's Hall of Fame

        Explore BizBash Media (Jan 29 2015)

        Comment Mentions:   BizBash

      2. PCMA Members Vote on Officer Eligibility

        Explore Meetings Net (Jan 29 2015)

        Members of the Professional Convention Management Association have until Saturday to cast their votes on whether supplier members should be able to hold the association’s highest offices.

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        Comment Mentions:   PCMA

      3. Seen at PCMA’s Convening Leaders Meeting

        Explore Meetings Net (Jan 29 2015)

        The Professional Convention Management Association brought a record-setting 4,128 meeting planners and suppliers together at Convening Leaders 2015, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place January 11–14.

        All photos by Jacob Slaton Photography

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        Comment Mentions:   Chicago   CMP   PCMA

      4. SponsorMyEvent: Matchmaking Marketplace for Events and Sponsors [Review]

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Jan 29 2015)

        SponsorMyEvent: Matchmaking Marketplace for Events and Sponsors [Review]

        SponsorMyEvent is a marketplace that matches event planners with event sponsors. Here is the review.

        If you liked this post you are going to love our free ebooks Social Media for Events , The Event App Bible and The Good Event Registration Guide - free download, no email required. (Read Full Article)

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      5. Pym Live Events Bring New Event Tech, Design Experiments to Meeting Planners Nationwide

        Explore Press Release Distribution (Jan 29 2015)

        Pym Live Events Bring New Event Tech, Design Experiments to Meeting Planners Nationwide

        U.S. meeting and event planners in Atlanta, Austin, Denver, New York, Raleigh, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Houston have the chance to experience the newest event technology and design trends at PYM LIVE Events this year while meeting representatives from some of the nation's best hotels, destinations and other meeting industry suppliers. (PRWeb January 29, 2015) Read the full story at ...

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        Comment Mentions:   Atlanta   Chicago   CVB

      6. ISES Announces HCC Specialty Insurance as Global Partner

        Explore exhibitoronline.com (Jan 28 2015)

        ISES Announces HCC Specialty Insurance as Global Partner

        The International Special Events Society (ISES) has announced HCC Specialty as its latest Global Partner in its newly launched Global Partner Program....

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        Comment Mentions:   ISES   CORT   Massachusetts

      7. Mindful Meeting, Mindful Eating: Hilton Helps You Get There

        Explore Meetings Net (Jan 28 2015)

        Hilton's Meet with Purpose program focuses on healthy choices not just for meeting planners and their attendess, but for the environment as well.

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        Comment Mentions:   Hilton Worldwide

      8. Unions and Meetings: 5 Dos and Don’ts

        Explore Meetings Net (Jan 28 2015)

        Here are five things planners and their AV vendors need to know about working with unions at their events.
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      9. Only You Can Protect Meetings

        Explore Meetings Net (Jan 28 2015)

        Like Smokey the Bear imploring each of us to take care of the forests, advocate Roger Rickard recently implored a group of meeting professionals to protect the future of the meetings industry.

        (Read Full Article)

        Comment Mentions:   Boston   Convention Industry Council

      10. How to Create the WOW Factor in Event Customer Service

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Jan 28 2015)

        How to Create the WOW Factor in Event Customer Service

        A happy customer (attendee) is often a returning customer (repeat attendee). This post looks at how to create the WOW factor in event customer service. Ensure your event is memorable for all the right reasons and to keep your guests happy, loyal and most importantly coming back to your events!

        If you liked this post you are going to love our free ebooks Social Media for Events , The Event App Bible and The Good Event Registration Guide - free download, no email required. (Read Full Article)

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      11. Special Events Business News for Jan. 28, 2015

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Jan 28 2015)

        Special Events Staff
        Special events business news this week includes new executives at Hargrove and at AlliedPRA New York
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        Comment Mentions:   CMP

      12. ISES Accelerate Conference Set for May 15

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Jan 28 2015)

        Special Events Staff
        The new conference shows the global reach of ISES
        (Read Full Article)

        Comment Mentions:   Las Vegas   ISES   Emea

      13. What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for January 2015

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Jan 27 2015)

        What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for January 2015
        Special Events Staff

        From great branding to gorgeou Gala Award nominees, here are the top topics with SpecialEvents.com readers for January 2015.

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      14. How Meetings Are Chilling out for the Big Northeast Storm

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Jan 27 2015)

        Special Events Staff
        The meetings industry is facing stormy weather with Juno--the big nor'easter storm threatening New England.
        Content Classification:  Curated
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        Comment Mentions:   Boston   New England

      15. Protect your wedding and event planning business with four powerful contract clauses

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Jan 27 2015)

        Attorney Matthew Villmer gives tips on four essential clauses for contracts for special events
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