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Join Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP,HMCC at Pharma Forum 2020

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC, is speaking at the 16th annual Pharma Forum 2020!  As compliance codes differ from state-to-state and country-to-country, and constantly fluctuate, Schaumann offers a comprehensive guide to help medical meeting planners stay on top of these new laws and regulations in Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance.  (more…)

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The First-ever Guitar Hotel is Now Open in Southern Florida

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood just completed a $1.5 billion resort-wide expansion and introduced the world’s first and only Guitar Hotel. The project included the complete renovation of the existing Hard Rock Hotel and the addition of the iconic Guitar Hotel and Oasis Tower at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. (more…)

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Dual-Branded Hilton Hotel Planned for Downtown Nashville

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Tara Investments plans to build a dual-branded Hilton hotel at 910 Division St., Nashville, Tennessee.  One hotel is a boutique Canopy and the other is a Homewood Suites. Combined, they would have 334 rooms, a rooftop bar, and amenity space, as well as street-level retail space.  (more…)

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International Live Events Association (ILEA) Recognizes Five Certified Special Event Professionals (CSEP)

Friday, October 25th, 2019

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) proudly recognizes the following event professionals who recently earned the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation in the July 2019 testing window:

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Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau (CPCVB) announces addition to sales force

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

With the goal of improving Centre County’s presence in one of its top feeder markets, the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau (CPCVB) announced the hiring of Jenny McConnell as Regional Sales Manager. (more…)

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The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center, Muscatine in Iowa Joins Marriott International’s Tribute Portfolio

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center, Muscatine, set on the banks of the picturesque Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, has joined Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s newest collection brand and growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. (more…)

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Spring / Summer 2019 Meet Med Issue

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Covering topics such as technology usage and leading locations, Meet Med is an indispensable resource for medical meeting and event planners. In an ever-changing industry, this publication keeps medical planners up-to-date with the latest medical trends and innovations that impact medical conferences.

Click here to view the digital flipbook

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AirHelp Unveils World’s Best Airlines & Airports in Annual AirHelp Score

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

AirHelp, the world’s largest organization for air passenger rights, announced the results of its annual AirHelp Score which rates global airlines and airports. First launched in 2015, AirHelp Score is the most comprehensive data-based evaluation of airlines and airports, rating them on service quality, on-time performance, claim processing and food and shops – taking into account flight and after-flight services.

To create this ranking, AirHelp has used top data sources, including its database of flight statistics, which is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world, tens of thousands of customer opinions and its own experience in helping 10 million passengers around the world process compensation following flight disruption. (more…)

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DuPont Unveils Smart Conference Table

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

DuPont Electronics & Imaging announced that it is introducing a first-of-its-kind Smart Conference Table, a complete communications solution for collaborative spaces. Drawing inspiration from insights across the fields of manufacturing, technology and design, the table adds style, reduces clutter and improves collaboration.

“DuPont is thrilled to share this product following months of extensive research and testing,” said Brian Ammons, Business Director, Smart Materials. “We believe that products such as our Smart Conference Table are the future of collaboration and we are excited to provide solutions for this space, and others related to Smart Buildings and IoT (Internet of Things).”

The Smart Conference Table combines DuPont’s experience in the fields of technology and design, offering a complete collaboration solution with seamless conferencing and phone calls, as well as easy-to-use controls for adjusting the room environment, including lighting, room shades and audio levels.

The table can include any combination of the following built-in design features:

● Touch pad-integrated, wireless control system

● Embedded LED lighting display for custom branding

● Smart room controls for lighting, shade and volume

● Retractable HDMI, USB and power supply cables

● Wireless Qi charging for smartphones

● Individual MEMS audio pickups for superior call clarity

● Inductive speakers for high sound quality

Additionally, the Corian® Solid Surface material is durable and can withstand the wear of regular use. The table’s modular design makes collaboration space redesign a simple process, no equipment or tools beyond the table to contend with.

The Smart Materials segment links DuPont’s strengths in both the Building and Construction markets as well as in the Electronics space to develop new products centered on providing full IoT solutions for the Smart Building space. By integrating various electronic functionalities directly into building materials, DuPont is creating a new class of connected products.  For more information, please visit electronics.dupont.com.

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Christophe Berger Named Director of Conventions Malta

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The Jewel of the Mediterranean is a M.I.C.E. Paradise

Christophe Berger, newly appointed Director of Conventions Malta, brings with him extensive experience in the Hospitality and M.I.C.E. market sectors. As Malta’s tourism has been on a tremendous growth path, especially from the North American market, it is also gaining considerable momentum as a popular M.I.C.E. market destination.

According to Berger, “Malta’s tourism industry has enjoyed great success in recent years, and Malta is now striving to boost this success even further by expanding the international appeal of its incomparable M.I.C.E. product, with spectacular settings at competitive prices.”

Malta, with its 7000 years of history and steeped in historic event venues, is a M.I.C.E. planner’s paradise. This Mediterranean archipelago offers a diverse number of magnificent castles, palazzos and forts to choose from. Other unique settings include theme parks, village squares, luxury yachts and exclusive sea-front facilities.

Malta’s multitude of conference hotels or venues can accommodate any size event. This includes the iconic 16th century building, once considered the most advanced hospital in Europe, which is now the state-of-the-art Mediterranean Conference Center.

Berger noted that what adds to the “wow” factor for the M.I.C.E market, and tourism in general, is that “Malta has become one of Europe’s most popular film and television locations – dubbed the Mediterranean’s mini-Hollywood by the London Times.” Malta, where Game of Thrones all began, is also home to many blockbuster film locations including Troy, Gladiator, World War Z, Assassin’s Creed, The Count of Monte Cristo and Murder on the Orient Express.

Born in France, Berger moved to Malta 20 years ago, where he has been working in various sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry. His professional background stems from hotel management and in Malta has held positions at the Grand Hotel Mercure Selmun Palace and at Intercontinental Malta as part of the M.I.C.E team, with responsibilities for overseas marketing the hotel and Malta as a destination. Berger also furthered his M.I.C.E experience while specializing in M.I.C.E. on behalf of a Maltese Destination Management Company (DMC).

Berger, together with Michelle Buttigieg, Malta Tourism Authority Representative in North America, will be heading a public/private sector M.I.C.E. delegation from Malta to IMEX Las Vegas September 9-12, 2019.

For more information about planning Meetings and Incentive events in Malta visit www.conventionsmalta.com

About Malta

The sunny islands of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, are home to a most remarkable concentration of intact built heritage, including the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in any nation-state anywhere.  Valletta built by the proud Knights of St. John is one of the UNESCO sites and was the European Capital of Culture for 2018. Malta’s patrimony in stone ranges from the oldest free-standing stone architecture in the world, to one of the British Empire’s most formidable defensive systems, and includes a rich mix of domestic, religious and military architecture from the ancient, medieval and early modern periods. With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do. www.visitmalta.com

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