Successful Meetings - September 2008 - (Page 2)

Inside this Issue > Features SEPTEMBER 2008 Is your event ready to make the big move to a convention center? Here’s how to make the transition a successful one. PAGE 54 CONVENTION CENTERS 42 COVER STORY 82 Night at the Museum America’s top art cities lure meeting planners with masterpieces and more. BY GRETCHEN KELLY Where All That Glitters May Bring Gold How a new convention center is driving the redefinition of a destination. BY CHRISTOPHER HOSFORD MEETING SITES 54 Stepping Up in Class Should your event move from a hotel to a mid-sized convention center? BY CORRIE DOSH 127 Places & Spaces Sites of historical importance also teach about shameful times in American history . . . new properties from Panama City to St Petersburg to Sydney. On Site: Hot Springs, AR. 62 Going for the Green Convention centers are making Olympian efforts to be eco-friendly. BY ANDREA DOYLE INCENTIVE TRAVEL REPORT 130 Charleston and Savannah 135 Los Angeles 139 Phoenix/Scottsdale 142 Rocky Mountain Resorts 146 Caribbean 154 Monaco 156 Malaysia 70 10 Great Drive-To Destinations The best places to get away, without breaking the bank. BY CORRIE DOSH 79 Charter Members Air charter companies bring the frills back to flying. BY ANDREA DOYLE Cover photo: David Moody Photography with a backdrop of the Kansas City Convention Center’s Ballroom Incentive destinations that won’t pig out on your budget PAGE 70 SEPTEMBER 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS 2

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

Successful Meetings - September 2008
Editor's Note
Industry Trends
Supplier News
Association News
Corporate Meetings
Independent Planners
Management Matters
Meetings Law
Mouth for Sale
Planner Spotlight
On Site
On Site
Tools of the Trade
Where All That Glitters May Bring Gold
Stepping Up in Class
Going for the Green
10 Great Drive-To Destinations
Charter Members
Night at the Museum
Places & Spaces
Charleston and Savannah
Los Angeles
Rocky Mountain Resorts

Successful Meetings - September 2008