Successful Meetings - December 2008 - (Page 60)

Meeting Sites A modern retail center in the traditional Xizhimen district Beijing Fresh off the success of the 2008 Summer Games, Beijing is basking in a POST-OLYMPICS GLOW. The political and cultural center of the Middle Kingdom for the better part of 700 The Forbidden City years, Beijing is the site of many of China’s national treasures, including the Forbidden City and nearby Great Wall. But there’s more than historical relics to behold in Beijing, where rapid economic growth is transforming the cityscape. Gleaming skyscrapers tower above ancient alleyways. The world’s biggest luxury brands dominate the capital city’s most popular shopping districts, and a thriving art scene is attracting attention worldwide. There couldn’t be a better time to visit. A dizzying construction boom has flooded Beijing with highend hotel rooms. Meanwhile, transport links were vastly upgraded in preparation for the Olympics— making it easier than ever before to Westin Beijing’s get in and out of the city. Heavenly Spa Essential Tool Box Convention Center/Facilities: Beijing International Convention Center, floor space of 829,000 sf; National (Olympic Green) Convention Center, 260,000 sf of expo space. Daily Business Costs*: Hotel $129 F&B $110 For More Information: China National Tourist Office .asp For complete listings visit Facility Quick Search at *Business Travel News 2008 Corporate Travel Index By Grace Wong 60 DECEMBER 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS

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

Successful Meetings - December 2008
Editor's Note
Corporate Events
On the Record
Planner Spotlight
Personal Success
Technology Talk
Food & Beverage
Professional Development
Quick Tip
Tools of the Trade
On Site: Retire Those Tired Power-Point Slides
On Site: 12 Tips for Thriving on a South African Safari
Deep Impact
Recession-Friendly Speakers
Showing Off
Hawaii Insert
Places & Spaces
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Fort Worth
South Florida

Successful Meetings - December 2008