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> Calendar February 2-5 MPI (Meeting Professionals International) Professional Education Conference (PEC) North America, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX (972) 7023000 February 4-6 Training 2008 Conference & Expo, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA (508) 743-8505 Incentives & Meetings Expo) AIME 2008, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia +61 2 9422 2500 March 9-12 ACCED-I (Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International) Annual Conference, Riviera Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV (970) 491-5151 S T. A U G U S T I N E , F L O R I D A February 7 DMAI (Destination Marketing Association International) Destinations Showcase, Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C. (202) 296-7888 www.destina STAY CENTERED at the NEW Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Meet in the middle of it all – with 301 stunning all-new guest rooms and suites, 86,000 square feet of inspiring function space, an attentive staff, and the finest outdoor pursuits Florida has to offer in every direction. • 86,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space • Events at the exclusive Serenata Beach Club on Ponte Vedra Beach • Two golf courses • PGA TOUR Spa Laterra • Chartered fishing trips • World Golf Hall of Fame • St. Augustine, America's oldest city February 19-20 AIME (Asia-Pacific tive Federation Market Size study, released at IT&ME this past September, showed that corporate incentive buyers believe that only 34 percent of American companies use travel or merchandise incentive programs. “Hosted buyer status goes to identified buyers,” Renk says. “But I still think we need shows that [reach out] to the target market more generally,” to attract new buyers. One industry expert who doesn’t see it that way is Bill Boyd, president and CEO of Sunbelt Motivation and Travel in Irving, TX, and a past president of the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives (SITE). Noting that a rising tide lifts all boats, Boyd says “IT&ME can’t suffer from EIBTM coming to Miami, but they need to launch a hosted buyer program. That’s how buyers expect to do business now,” he adds. “If they do not launch [a hosted buyer program], it could be a threat.” —Leo Jakobson SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS FEBRUARY 2008 For 2008 Value Dates, Call 1-904-940-8635 Another Exceptional Resort by John Q. Hammons Hotels

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Successful Meetings - February 2008
Editor's Note
Trade Shows
On the Record
Planner's Spotlight
Websites of the Month
Technology Talk
Personal Success
Food & Beverage
On Site
Tools of the Trade
The Rainbow Connection
The CVB in Your Backyard
Welcome to the Webolution
The Rail Deal
Spas with a Sense of Place
Places & Spaces
Mystic, CT.
Hong Kong
Florida’s East Coast
Atlantic City
Maui, Kauai, & Lanai

Successful Meetings - February 2008