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Trade Urges Obama Administration to Ease Visa Restrictions
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Concerns about an onerous visitor visa system dominated the World Travel & Tourism Council Summit, with participants telling administration officials that this barrier to inbound visitors was costing the U.S. millions of jobs and billions of dollars. Representatives of the Obama administration countered that the White House understood the significance of travel and tourism to the U.S. economy but had a duty to protect the public. More



10 Steps to Saving Your Meeting's Online Reputation
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Social media can be a blessing for meeting professionals: Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other social channels can spread the word about events and generate dialogue with attendees. But engagement also has its risks. What happens when someone complains about your meeting online? More

IMEX Exhibitors Optimistic of Business Leads at Show
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IMEX exhibitors have told C&IT that the show is providing quality leads as the market picks up. Holland's Marketing Manager Eric Bakermans said that he has made some quality leads from the show. More

Monroeville Convention Center Welcomes You

The Monroeville Convention Center, Western Pennsylvania’s newest convention center with 100,584 square feet of exhibition space, is located in the heart of Monroeville. In addition to an excellent convention facility, Monroeville offers many popular hotels, fine restaurants and bustling shopping districts. Once you visit, you’ll remember: Greater Monroeville, Greater Opportunities.
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Meetings Industry Presents Proof Of Economic Value
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Politicians and industry leaders from 25 countries including Australia, Germany, the U.K., the USA, Sweden, South Korea, France and Croatia gathered for the annual IMEX Europe Politicians Forum. This year's program centered on discussion about the full benefits of business events beyond the visitor spend. More

Memo to Planners: Think Company-Wide to Slash Costs
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Organizations can save as much as 25 percent on their meeting spend if they apply best practices in policy and compliance, sourcing and processes. One key is to overcome fragmentation and decentralization and adopt an enterprise-wide outlook. More



EXHIBITION INDUSTRY FOUNDATION CORNER


EIF Is Proud to Announce its Newest Partnership
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The Exhibition Industry Foundation (EIF) would like to announce its newest partnership with the Peabody Hotel — Orlando, Fla., a premiere convention hotel that exudes relaxed elegance and the warmth of Southern hospitality. The ideal location for association and corporate meetings and conventions, it is further enhanced by the whimsy of the Peabody Ducks and their world-famous march on the red carpet.

The Peabody Hotel — Orlando's collaboration with EIF is a true indication of the commitment needed to ensure the success and sustainability of the exhibitions and events industry, and to assist in positioning the industry as one of the premiere marketing mediums. The continued success of EIF is made possible through the generosity and vision of organizations such as The Peabody Hotel — Orlando.


"The Peabody Orlando is pleased to partner with the Exhibition Industry Foundation for its ongoing commitment to education, research and promotion in the exhibition and events industry. As a meetings and conventions hotel in one of the top convention destinations in the United States, we understand the importance of an organization such as the Exhibition Industry Foundation, and the impact it will have on the growth of the industry and the development of its future leaders." — Alan Villaverde, managing director, The Peabody Orlando and president, Peabody Hotels Division


For information on how you can support EIF or to learn more about EIF, please visit our website at www.exhibitionfoundation.org.
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Attention Exhibitors! Expo! Expo! 2011 Show Floor — Over 75 Percent Reserved
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The show floor for Expo! Expo! 2011, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on 7 December in Las Vegas, is over 75 percent reserved. It will give you face-to-face access to potential worldwide customers from the association, corporate, independent and consumer exhibitions and events markets — all under one roof. Click here for information on how to become an exhibitor. Questions? Contact Julie Anderson, CEM, CAE, director of exhibitions at janderson@iaee.com or 1.972.687.9206. More



OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS


Registration is Open for the IAEE Sales Academy
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Traditional selling techniques are ineffective in today's business environment. Buyers have heard all the lines and gimmicks before. That is why they can so easily control a sales call — and destroy a sales person's self esteem in the process. At the IAEE Sales Academy, we will share our experiences in developing and executing sales and business development tactics. More

Accurate Provides Comprehensive Event Services

Accurate Event Group provides a wide array of exceptional services for every client and any event, nationwide. Since 1978, our reputation as a complete event source is second to none for staffing, security, professional parking, recruiting and permanent placement, ticketing and marketing - we have the solution for every event need.
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Registration is Open for Art of the Show
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Promoting your show takes expertise, originality and planning. Capturing your target audience’s attention and making sure they see the value in your show takes a lot of creativity. Developing just the right promotional piece to do all of the above takes a great deal of attention and skill. IAEE wants to recognize those who promote their exhibitions vividly and successfully. You are invited to enter your promotional materials in the Exhibitions and Events Industry Promotional Materials Awards Competition, The Art of the Show.
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IAEE President Addresses Potential Consequences of US Visa Policies at National Press Club
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Addressing members of the National Press Club, IAEE President Steven Hacker, CAE, FSAE, reinforced the shared values and opinions of the positive, global impact of face-to-face events. He expressed concerns about the barriers buyers and sellers around the world encounter due to federal visa issuance policies which negate progress in achieving President Obama's National Export Initiative goal of doubling the value of U.S. exports by 2015. More



IAEE Announces Call for Nominations for Awards
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IAEE issues the call for nominations for its annual awards program to recognize exceptional exhibitions and events industry professionals. New this year, IAEE has added a category to its individual awards program. The Young Professional of the Year Award has been created to recognize an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to the industry early in their career. More

Take Your Event to the Next Level

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IAEE Industry News Available Through MultiBriefs Apps
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IAEE understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the IAEE Industry News, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The IAEE Industry News is also available on the MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you may add the IAEE feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. Android phone users also may access the app by going to the Android Marketplace and searching "MultiBriefs" to access the Android version of the app. More

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IAEE Preferred Partners Offer Discounts to Members
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IAEE continues its tradition of providing members with discounted products and services from reliable sources through its IAEE Preferred Partners program. The IAEE Services Council is charged with identifying and working with preferred business partners who have products or services that provide solid ROI for IAEE members. The products and services must be of value to IAEE members, reliable and of high quality. More



Search for Your Next Job on ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com
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Finding talent is now easier than ever. Bookmark www.ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com. Whether you are seeking a new career or looking to fill an open position, you will find the most relevant and comprehensive listings here. You can create an account, post a resume, view jobs and receive personal job alerts. Also, employers can create an account, view resumes, post jobs and find recruitment resources. Take a moment to visit www.ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com and take the next step in your career.
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