Washington D.C. Draws New Citywide Conferences in 2018

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Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., Ferguson, II, president and CEO of Destination DC (DDC). headquarters to the D.C. report , Washington, D.C., Washington Convention Center, Oct. In addition to political resources, D.C.

Data, analytics and digital top of agenda as organizers gather for Transform USA in Washington DC last week.

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6 Smart Moves at Visit Sacramento, Fairmont, The Don CeSar & More

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Photo Credit: Visit Sacramento Mark Huntley Fairmont Washington, D.C., In this role, he’ll also be responsible for Fairmont Austin, Fairmont Pittsburgh, Pullman Miami and Sofitel Washington, D.C. Photo Credit: The Fairmont Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC, Hotel and Airbnb Rates Skyrocket for Trump Inauguration

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The president-elect’s own property, Trump International Hotel Washington DC, is fully booked. According to a survey from cheaphotels.org , 15 percent of hotels in the Washington, DC, metro area are listing vacancies for inauguration day.

Basic Accreditation – Washington D.C.

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Local Food Vendors in Washington, DC – 3 Ways to Discover Food for Your Next Event

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Here’s a list of 5 of our favorites: Glen’s Garden Market , DC. Union Market , DC. Our ever-growing database has 225+ food and beverage business owners from the DC and Baltimore metro areas. More often than not, food is the main attraction for event attendance.

Yellow Belt Grading – Washington DC

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The post Yellow Belt Grading – Washington DC appeared first on Home of Innovation. Focus on Organizational Development and tools for Innovation and Ideation. Accredited will have the right and possibility to sell Ideation360. PURPOSE. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. OBJECTIVES. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value.

Yellow Belt Grading – Washington DC

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The post Yellow Belt Grading – Washington DC appeared first on Home of Innovation. Focus on Organizational Development and tools for Innovation and Ideation. Accredited will have the right and possibility to sell Ideation360. PURPOSE. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. OBJECTIVES. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value.

One community bank’s novel approach to auto lending

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Community banking Auto lending Auto industry Growth strategies Virginia Washington DCRather than jump right away into lending to car buyers, Access National will start by offering CRE and M&A financing to dealerships.

The Top 5 Washington D.C. Event Venues

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. Washington D.C. Visitors to the nation’s capital immediately notice this dramatic new building, commanding attention at the entrance to Washington, D.C. Washington D.C. Historic hotels abound in Downtown D.C., The post The Top 5 Washington D.C.

‘Scandal’ Costume Designer Creating Guest Room at Watergate Hotel

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The Washington, D.C., None other than Emmy winning costume designer Lyn Paolo who dresses the fashionable Olivia Pope (played by actress Kerry Washington)! Photo of Diplomat Living Room, The Watergate Hotel.

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown Welcomes 2017 Fully Revitalized

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The $27 million dollar transformation of Fairmont Washington, D.C., The final touches of the project covered the redesign of the lobby, lounge and outdoor courtyard, which drew inspiration from the geometry of an aerial view of Washington D.C.

Survey: Meeting Planners Prioritize Safety, Cleanliness

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More key findings: Chicago, Orlando and Washington, D.C., Meeting Planning chicago destinationMAP meeting locations meeting planner destinations meeting planner preferences meeting sites orlando survey washington dc

Get down to Biz-ness! Bizly launches in New York, Chicago & San Fran

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Servicing three key markets today – New York, Chicago and San Francisco, several more cities including Washington DC, Boston and Los Angeles will launch in coming weeks.

Podcast: Task Manager vs Strategic Planner: Using tech to streamline meeting planning

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CEO of Hubb Allison Magyar joined us from Portland, Oregon, whilst Social Tables’ Senior Community Manager Laura Lopez joined us from Washington D.C. […].

Gaylord Debuts New “Infinity Ballroom” on the Potomac

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The Washington, D.C., Gaylord National, operated by Marriott International, is located eight miles from Washington, D.C.

5 Things Planners Can Learn from the Presidential Inauguration

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20, president-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office, and nearly one million Americans are expected to travel to Washington, DC, to either attend the inauguration or protest it. The president-elect’s own hotel, Trump International Hotel Washington DC, has long been fully booked.

Event Farm Hits the Road: Tour D'States 2016

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Washington, DC : Tuesday, October 11th, 3-6pm, at Social Tables HQ, 1325 G Street NW, 3rd floor. Good morning from Chicago! Today we're kicking off our first roadshow series, Tour D'States 2016.

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Artists of Assembly: 2017 40 Under 40

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Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Event professionals are the ultimate puzzle solvers. To most, the idea of putting together a set of dates, a venue, a program, a speaker lineup, an education schedule, food and beverage orders, audiovisual packages, marketing materials and more is overwhelming, to say the least. Then there’s the whole part about actually getting people to attend.

40 Under 40: Deidre Wetelainen

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Originally, from Toronto, I am fortunate my career path has allowed me to live in many beautiful destinations, from San Francisco to Miami to Washington, D.C. Deidre Wetelainen, 39, works in Rochester, New York, as v ice president of convention sales and services at Visit Rochester. As a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree, Wetelainen discusses her passion for the events industry. Connect with Wetelainen on Twitter and Instagram.

Infographic: Latest Trends and Surprising Facts About Travel

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More than 6,600 travelers in 14 international cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington, DC, Toronto, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Paris, Dubai, Tokyo, Shanghai and Munich participated in the online survey that show trends in traveler’s habits on the road. “It’s

US Hotels See Strongest Demand Since 2015

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Events such as the presidential inauguration and women’s march in January boosted demand for hotel rooms in the greater Washington, D.C.

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Climate Change Meeting Back on in Atlanta

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This week’s Climate and Health Meeting at The Carter Center in Atlanta is a success story for environmental groups eager to get their message out amid a new political climate in Washington, D.C.

25 Best Attractions to Visit This Spring

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DC Trails – Washington DC, District of Columbia. Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DCWashington DC, District of Columbia. Mid-bloom into the season, TripAdvisor has released its Seasonal Attractions Trend Index for spring.

Share Your Location?

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We reached out to Julie O’Neill, a partner in the Privacy & Data Security practice of Morrison & Foerster LLP, in Washington, D.C.,

4 Innovative Salads Stepping It Up

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A cut-and-create salad bar is all the rage at Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Salads don’t have to be boring. Lettuce surprise you with new ways to serve the green stuff. Put a Lid on It.

Case Study: How Can Planners Use Social Media to Leverage Events?

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Last month, Convene and event marketing agency Marketing Design Group (MDG) collaborated on an exclusive Periscope livestream at Transform USA ‘s inaugural event in Washington, D.C. .

2017 NFL Draft Boosts Philly’s CVB

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Other past host cities include New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Washington, D.C., Are you ready for some football ?

Career Opportunities

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The [crew] was showing us the audio-visual and the lighting, how to make sure it was all perfectly correct,” said Wilfredo Argueta, 17, a junior at Woodrow Wilson High School in nearby Washington, D.C. “It Lewis moved from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.,

Report: Conventions Offer Many Long-Term Benefits

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Some cities—such as Portland, Oregon (clean tech) and Washington, D.C. Conventions customarily are viewed as opportunities for people to share and enrich their knowledge about a particular field or interest, network with others and experience some of the top features of the destination.

Museum of the Bible Opens for the Masses

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If Hobby Lobby President Steve Green has his way, Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Where did Washington come in? thinking it needed to be in one of the largest metros—the other two cities [besides Dallas] that stood out to me were New York City and Washington, D.C. The response was overwhelming: There was an interest in a Bible museum, and it would be best attended in Washington, D.C.

Cvent’s Top 10 U.S. Meeting Destinations

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Washington, D.C. Not long after announcing its top 100 U.S. meeting hotels , leading event management software provider Cvent has released its annual list of top meeting destinations. To create it, Cvent analyzed 5,000 U.S. cities from the Cvent Supplier Network.

What Does It Mean to Be an Event Strategist?

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The meetings and events industry is growing and job-growth rates for planners are rising by double digits year over year, points out Laura Lopez, senior community manager for Social Tables, the Washington, D.C.–based

5 Smart Moves at Hyatt Regency, Kimpton and More

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Lockwood has previously held the role of general manager at two Arlington, Virginia hotels—Key Bridge Marriott and Crystal Gateway Marriott, as well as the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

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New Meeting Hotels Make USA Today Top 10 List

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The Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC, was featured in the April 2016 issue of Smart Meetings magazine. The Watergate Hotel – Washington, DC. The Asbury, Asbury Park, New Jersey.

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.,

Virtual reality for events: Who is using it?

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Events DC is using Samsung Gear VR headsets and virtual reality reels to showcase the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, RFK Stadium and other venues. to view historic landmarks and Events DC venues.

6 Ways to Cut Coffee Costs

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Philip Thompson, executive chef at Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., The dramatic rise in coffee prices is turning planners into bean counters. Cate Smith, executive director of Education Law Association , says her eyes nearly bulged out in 2011 when a gallon of joe was $110 at a conference. Now that’s the norm Smith and other event professionals face as global supply drops and demand increases.

Slight Rise Predicted for Hotel Rates in 2017

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Hotel rates will slightly rise in 2017 in Orlando, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta and Denver, but potentially fall in Los Angeles, Houston, Washington, DC, and Charlotte, North Carolina, according to a recently released report.

6 Strategies for Large Event Contract Negotiations

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Collins, CMP is the President & CEO of JDC Events , an award-winning Washington, DC area event design company, and author of the book, Events Spark Change, scheduled for release in early 2018.