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08.09 features ASSOCIATION MEETINGS The Authority on Meetings & Incentives The Show Must Go On How big groups are staying afloat and carrying on with annual meetings during trying economic times. By Ron Donoho | 28 Betting on Meetings As Las Vegas feels the heat from the slow economy and a Presidential putdown, smaller gaming properties find ways to keep meetings on the books. Moderated by Leo Jakobson | 46 | 52 What Happens in Vegas | 36 GAMING MEETINGS The National Association of Broadcasters runs a media show that generates $50 billion in global sales— and they want everyone to know it. By Andrea Doyle MEETINGS TECHNOLOGY Meetings Hype 2.0 Tech tools abound for promoting meetings—it’s just a matter of finding them and utilizing them. By Marc Boisclair Rolling on the High Seas Cater to budget-conscious execs and gaming-loving attendees with a cruise. By William Ng | 41 Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame places + spaces STARTS ON PAGE 55 Boutique hotels allow small groups to live large in stylish, unique accommodations. On Site: The Nines Hotel, Portland, OR. Midwest Meetings 60 | Cleveland 63 | Palm Springs Desert Resorts 65 | Cancun 68 | Portland 72 2 I SM I August 2009 I

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - August 2009

Successful Meetings - August 2009
Editors Letter
Planning for the World, in 5 Days
Personal Success
Incentive Insights
Food & Beverage
Management Matters
The Show Must Go On
What Happens in Vegas...
Rolling on the High Seas
Betting on Meetings
Meetings Hype 2.0
Places and Spaces
Midwest Meetings
Palm Springs Desert Resorts
2009 Pinnacle Awards

Successful Meetings - August 2009