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Connect TEXAS N early 200 planners and hospitality suppliers came together in Frisco this past November 15-17 for the inaugural Connect Texas, a new hosted buyer event for the meetings industry produced by TSAE and Collinson Media and Events. The program kicked off with an evening reception hosted by the Frisco CVB at the Dr Pepper Ballpark. The first full day started with a general session keynote before suppliers and planners headed into two hours of pre-scheduled appointments. Planners sat at tables while hospitality vendors traveled around the room for six-minute pre-set meetings that gave each party the opportunity to learn about the other's meeting needs and offerings. This new format allowed for meaningful conversations and ensured everyone left with at least 25 new or renewed connections. The appointments continued the next day while education breakouts, a keynote lunch, speaker showcase, and networking reception filled out the rest of the program. The first Connect Texas was a huge success, with nothing but positive feedback on this new way to do business. We look forward to an even bigger 2016-don't miss it! 22 January/February 2016/Association LEADERSHIP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Association Leadership - January/February 2016

MESSAGE FROM THE MAGAZINE CHAIRMAN
HOMEPAGE
60-SECOND SOLUTIONS
QUICK TAKES
Communicating on Common Ground
Focus Pocus: The Magic of Single-Mindedness
THOUGHT L EADERSHIP
Connect Texas Recap
Safe & Sound: Meeting Security in Today’s World
DESTINATION PLANNER
NEW MEMBERS
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
WORK SMARTER

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