Successful Meetings - March 2008 - (Page 2)

Inside this Issue > Features MARCH 2008 PHOTO FAR LEFT: DANNY QUIJANO PHOTOGRAPHY; PHOTO RIGHT: SR PHOTOGRAPHY / SUSAN RANTA PAGE 38 PAGE 31 COVER STORY SPECIAL FEATURE 38 Conference Centers We Love 15 facilities that top planners picked as their handsdown favorites. BY KINLEY LEVACK 43 CSM of the Year The 30th annual Convention Services Manager of the Year Award. BY MARC BOISCLAIR THE THE 30 TH TH ANNUAL ANNUAL Convention Services Manager 0f the Year Award MEETINGS TECHNOLOGY 31 Critical Conditions Good tech support can make or break a planner. BY MARC BOISCLAIR MEETING SITES 46 Places & Spaces Boutiques are everywhere . . . a San Francisco nightclub goes green. Edited by Terri Hardin 34 A Family Affair FAMILY PROGRAMS With more spouses and children tagging along to meetings, planners make arrangements to keep attendees, families—and the boss—happy. BY ROBERT CAREY 50 Luxury Las Vegas 58 Houston 62 Quebec 54 New York CIty 60 New Orleans 64 Bahamas 66 Oahu & Big Island 70 Cover photo: Lance Richards Photography Florida Keys What’s New On Exclusively online: Surfing is making waves again in Waikiki . . . special Home Team recommendations in New York City, Quebec City, and Phoenix. See “Hawaii,” “New York,” “Canada,” and “Arizona” in MiMegasite’s Destination Guide. Unparalleled Industry Research: View all our recent research and benchmarking results, with analytical commentary. Featured Articles: See the latest in-depth pieces from our editors on topics such as meeting logistics, contract negotiations, F&B trends, training programs, and much more. Industry Experts’ Blog: The MiGurus section of the website features a different industry expert each week to teach you and to answer your questions. Directory of On-Line Services Planning Tools: Industry News: Articles: Destination Guide: Industry Research: Career Tips: Events: Special Offers: Community Links: MARCH 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS 2

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - March 2008

Successful Meetings - March 2008
Editor's Note
On the Record
Planner's Spotlight
Management Matters
Mouth for Sale
Meetings Law
Tools of the Trade
On Site
Quick Tip
Critical Conditions
A Family Affair
Conference Centers We Love
CSM of the Year
Places & Spaces
Luxury Las Vegas
New York CIty
New Orleans
Oahu & Big Island
Florida Keys

Successful Meetings - March 2008