7 Smart Moves at Four Seasons, Squaw Creek and More

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Casino & Hotel, in Hanover, Maryland. Hotels & Resorts News appointment casino creek dallas director four general Hawaii hire honolulu hotel kansas las live management manager maryland napa new president recreation regional sales seasons senior squaw texas valley vegas vice

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College & University Venues Revving Up the DMV Area

Unique Venues

Maryland, and Virginia. University of Maryland, College Park, is another option for younger clientele. University of Maryland, College Park. University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Springtime in the Mid-Atlantic

Unique Venues

University of Maryland, College Park, is another option for younger clientele. Here are more of our favorite venues in DC, Maryland, and Virginia: Johns Hopkins University. University of Maryland, College Park. University of Maryland Baltimore County.

College & University Venues In The DC-Baltimore Metro

Unique Venues

University of Maryland, College Park, is another option for younger clientele. University of Maryland, College Park. University of Maryland Baltimore County.

TalkingTree Creative

Event Industry News

Halethorpe, Maryland, USA 21227. TalkingTree Creative is an award-winning creative events and experiential marketing company headquartered near Washington, DC. While we are based in the U.S., we serve an international client base, meeting our client’s creative needs at venues around the world.

First Class: Meet the Inaugural 15 Over 50

Connect Your Meetings

Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Connect Association is proud to present our inaugural class of 15 Over 50. These individuals are leaders, mentors and stars who moved the events industry forward for decades. We are proud to salute their first-class efforts. . David Bradley. Vice President, Sales and Services. Shreveport-Bossier CVB. Shreveport/Bossier, Louisiana. Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE. Executive Vice President & COO , International Association of Exhibitions and Events.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre Tests Weapon-Detecting AI

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Liberty Defense is also planning several other beta tests of HEXWAVE in the next few months, including at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena in Germany, Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada and at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.

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2019 40 Under 40: Pamela Wike Boyd, CMP, The Solid Waste Association of North America

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Pamela Wike Boyd, CMP, 33, works in Silver Spring, Maryland, as senior manager of meetings and events at The Solid Waste Association of North America. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Boyd discusses her passion for the events industry. . What I do: I am responsible for all meeting arrangements, including food service, room setup, audiovisual, registration, transportation and a list of other key elements for our three main events.

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Meetingsbooker.com expands US coverage with Carr Workplaces partnership

Event Industry News

Meetingsbooker.com customers can now book meeting spaces online at any of the Carr Workplaces extensive portfolio around the United States including California, Washington DC, New York, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Meetingsbooker.com, the global leader in meeting venue discovery and bookings is delighted to announce the addition of Carr Workplaces to the platform.

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2018 40 Under 40: Class Acts

Connect Your Meetings

Crownsville, Maryland. Hyattsville, Maryland. While these event professionals you will learn more about are young, there is much everyone in the industry can learn from them. They are proactively changing the world for the better through conference, meetings and other events. No wonder they are worthy members of the 2018 40 Under 40. Meet the next generation of leaders, these “Class Acts.” Learn how they got here and imagine where they, our industry and our world are going.

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2019 40 Under 40: The In-Crowd

Connect Your Meetings

Silver Spring, Maryland. Clinton, Maryland. Meet the “In-Crowd,” our 2019 Connect Association 40 Under 40. This year’s group celebrates the diversity inherent in the events industry. Honorees range from company presidents to budding CVB stars. They come from myriad backgrounds, using different strengths to advance their organizations and careers. While each has a unique style, this collection of superstars is in on what it takes to create lasting and impactful experiences.

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MGM National Harbor Makes Grand Entrance

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billion, 24-story property, which sits directly off Interstate 95 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, opened Dec. Two years in the making, MGM National Harbor is now officially one of the highest-profile event venue options in the Washington, D.C., The $1.4 Impossible to miss from the outside, the sleek new gaming destination includes 50,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 3,000-seat theater.

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4 Smart Moves for The Adelphi Hotel, Hilton and More

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Tushaar Agrawal Tushaar Agrawal was named hotel manager of Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Helen Watson The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York, appointed Helen Watson general manager.

Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting

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Southern Management Corporation The Hotel at the University of Maryland opened at the beginning of September and offers 297 guest rooms, four restaurants, a lobby bar, open-air Zen garden terrace and spa.

6 New Celebrity Chef Dining Experiences

SmartMeetings

The new MGM National Harbor in Maryland, a member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), will open in December will several big-name chefs to help catch the attention of meeting planners and attendees.

SCOTUS Clears Way for Travel Ban

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Appeals pending in Hawaii and Maryland will be heard as early as this week. The travel industry is watching what impact a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday will have on travelers and pending cases challenging the Trump administration’s most recent version of a travel ban.

Gaylord Debuts New “Infinity Ballroom” on the Potomac

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The contemporary, riverfront ballroom in National Harbor, Maryland, is designed to provide event-goers with a private venue outside of Gaylord National’s main hub of meeting space. The Washington, D.C.,

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7 New Hotel Openings and Renovations on the East Coast

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Foxfire, Maryland. This quaint destination in historic Hartford County, Maryland, is perfect for small meetings and milestone events. Gearing up for travel this year and looking for what’s new in town? Our team rounded up a list of hotels in the East that have finally opened (or re-opened) their doors to the public. AC Hotel Miami Aventura by Marriott.

The Business of Government Meetings

PCMA Convene

Hunt Valley Inn sits in the heart of Maryland horse country, which explains its low-slung, lodge-like dimensions and its understated equestrian-themed decor. In case you haven’t had your fill of politics during this election season, let’s talk about government meetings.

How Organizations Build Ties Through Community Service

PCMA Convene

Located in Bethesda, Maryland, The Children’s Inn at NIH is a sanctuary for families with seriously ill children who are participating in research at NIH. Members of PCMA’s Capital Chapter create dog toys from 146 T-shirts that members donated for the Humane Rescue Alliance.

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How One Event Professional is Helping the Homeless

PCMA Convene

In 2020, Christner’s organization will hold its annual meeting at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center in Maryland, March 20–23, where APhA “will again partner with a local nonprofit focused on getting families off of the streets.”.

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7 Smart Moves—at Experience Columbus, Casa Velas and More

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Maryland and all government. Duane Gibson Experience Columbus welcomed Gibson as director of Washington, D.C., regional sales. He’ll work remotely out of the nation’s capital, where he’ll focus on booking conferences requiring more than 550 rooms.

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Creative Problem-Solving and Innovation: The Life of an Event Project Manager

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When Vince is in the Frederick, Maryland office, his days consist of a lot of meetings. If you described the role of an event project manager as “busy,” you may just win the award for Understatement of the Year. Busy” doesn’t even scratch the surface.

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Marriott hotel pipeline ranked No. 1

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The Bethesda, Maryland-based, company has more hotels and rooms coming on line than any other hotel franchise company, according to a new report. Marriott International’s development pipeline is gushing.

2019 15 Over 50: Stephanie D. Jones, CAE, CMP

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Jones, CAE, CMP, works in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, as s enior director of conference and events management at Water Environment Federation. Stephanie D. As a 2019 15 Over 50 honoree, Jones discusses her passion for the events industry. How I got here: Just like many of my generation, I fell into the events industry. I’ve held several positions from sign girl, manager of housing/registration, director, and senior director.

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TalkingTree Creative shows no signs of stopping in 2019

Event Industry News

TalkingTree Creative , a small but mighty creative agency in Baltimore, Maryland, is celebrating three years of record growth and anticipating an even bigger 2019.

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TalkingTree Creative shows no signs of slowing down in 2019

Event Industry News

TalkingTree Creative , a small but mighty creative agency in Baltimore, Maryland, is celebrating three years of record growth and anticipating an even bigger 2019.

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5 Fundraising Events You Should Learn From

Capterra Event Management

The Polar Bear Plunge in Maryland offers the opportunity for masochists to embrace their inner penguin by leaping into the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of the winter in support of the Special Olympics.

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6 Striking Bowling Alleys for Events

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With locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Washington, D.C.,

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3 Brilliant Ideas from Marriott’s Pop-Up Innovation Lab

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23, the Maryland-based hotel giant launched its first Pop-Up Innovation Lab in downtown Los Angeles , providing a new twist on crowdsourcing. Marriott International has gone to the lab—the pop-up lab—to test new hotel innovations. On Jan.

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Meet the Team: Jax Kott

a2z Innovation Insider

A few more quick facts about me: I was born and raised in New Jersey and decided to move to Maryland once I graduated. If uprooting my life and moving from New Jersey to Maryland, graduating from college, and finding a new full-time job wasn’t enough then meeting everyone in the entire company for a week of team-building, conversation, and self-reflection was the cherry on top. Meet Jax Kott, Digital Media Marketing Assistant with a2z, in our ‘Meet the Team’ series.

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Beachside Venues for a Perfect Summer Party

EventUp

This Maryland venue is all about Jamaica! Late summer parties are unsurpassed. With people eager to make those final seasonal memories, it’s the ideal time to celebrate with a beachside event filled with unparalleled sunset views and fresh seafood eats.

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The ‘Smart’ Hotel Room Race Is On

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At its Innovation Lab at company headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, the IoT Guestroom currently consists of two models. Photo credit: Marriott International. Hotel guests are saying they want to personalize their stays. And they want to enjoy technology they already have at home.

An Early Look at Affordable Care Act Digital Marketing

Audience Partners

One ad in California that “welcomes” viewers “to the financial help” they “need to get health coverage,” or an ad in Maryland that offers “$0 or ow cost health coverage is now within your reach.”

5 Earth Day Tips for Eco-Friendly Meeting Planners

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The center offers meeting planners healthful menu options, with more than 60 food products purchased from Local Food Hub, which represents more than 30 farms in Virginia and Maryland.

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5 Smart Moves: Who’s Cooking Edition—at Four Seasons, Wolfgang Puck & More

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In between these two stints at Wolfgang Puck, Degroot was regional chef for Tendergreens and executive chef for Potomac 18 Caterers in Maryland. Jorge Gonzalez Jorge Gonzalez is returning to Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita as executive chef.

David Cusack

PCMA Convene

Lanham, Maryland. David Cusack , Senior Sales Executive, Hargrove Inc., EDUCATION. The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, master’s in public administration; Colby College, bachelor of arts in classics. MY FIRST INDUSTRY JOB. My first start in events was with Vice President Al Gore.

Meet the Team: Alison Heathcote

a2z Innovation Insider

This is a week where all staff members meet up at hour home base in Columbia, Maryland for team building. Meet Alison Heathcote, Project Manager with a2z, in our ‘Meet the Team’ series. Click to view slideshow. Q: How would you describe yourself? A: I would describe myself as adventurous, compassionate, curious, goofy, and always on a journey to better myself.

Designing Event Experiences Using the Sports Playbook

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Credit: Maryland GovPics/Flikr. What if I told you to treat your guests like sports fans? What if you used some of the same elements sports teams use when designing event experiences?

ATL Airport District Rebranding Leads to Growth

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From our standpoint, when our salespeople travel to trade shows and you’re sitting down with customers, you would tell them you’re from Meet College Park and they’d think you’re from Maryland.

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