Education at IMEX America with Dale Hudson – Show 270

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On this session of the IMEX Podcast Dale Hudson, IMEX’s Knowledge and Events Director talks to Jon Trask about the 2013 education program including Smart Monday, powered by MPI, with sessions from Site, ISES, GMIC and new HSMAI sessions for suppliers. New deepdives for meeting agency owners who have been in the industry for 15+ years. Catch all the IMEX America Podcasts here.

If you would like to join Jon and Dale at Imex America click here.

Please join the MeetingsPodcast team at IMEX America October 15-17 in Las Vegas. we will be in the AVforplanners.com booth.

 Education at IMEX America with Dale Hudson   Show 270

4 Local Sustainability Projects at IMEX America with Dale Hudson- Show 233

IMEX GREEN TEAM 300x254 4 Local Sustainability Projects at IMEX America with Dale Hudson  Show 233IMEX Group Director of Knowledge and Events Dale Hudson talks about Sustainability and what is happening at IMEX America 2012.  The importance of giving back locally through several programs: Clean the World, Shade Tree, Opportunity Village and the Badge Back scheme

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Return of IMEX Group Carina Bauer -Show 208

imex 2012 Return of IMEX Group Carina Bauer  Show 208Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau interview the CEO of IMEX Group Carina Bauer for a second time to talk about how Las Vegas IMEX show has learned from 2011 show and the changes they are making to make the conference better for everyone.

It is free to attend, get education and network. The benefits are really great for anyone interested in the meeting and events industry.

America’s newest trade show, with unprecedented business opportunities combined with a great industry gathering. In partnership with the industry’s key associations, our unique model is complemented by extensive free education and networking. This first edition of this pioneering show was held in Las Vegas, supported by our HQ Hotel, the Venetian/Palazzo, October 9-11, 2012.  Last year over 2000 hosted buyers and thousands of visiting attendees met up with over 1800 exhibitors from 147 countries. The place for the industry’s top planners to conduct serious business with destinations and suppliers from the US and around the world.

 Return of IMEX Group Carina Bauer  Show 208

 Return of IMEX Group Carina Bauer  Show 208

Can a Meeting Planner Change the Mood of their Attendees?

As we at MeetingPodcast (meaning Jon, Tom and I {Mike}) have now moved into the Media Space having our show I get a bunch of these press releases daily. What do you think about this one? Is it meant to be a teaser? I am new to this…….. Looks like it might be a fun place for the right group!

The HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO released some news today that they are to offer a new “Higher Frequency” sensory meetings programs to enhance impact and ROI of corporate events and meetings.

They are billing new Energized, Focused and Relaxed Sensory-Themed Meeting Programs which will accompany the opening of the 75,000 Square Feet of new Meeting Space [Read more...]

Ben Stein hits the Nail on the Head about Corporate Meetings

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I saw the below article from a Patti Shock tweet this morning. As we have been talking about the perception of meetings on our podcast Ben hits the nail on the head about what really happens at corporate meetings. I had the pleasure of working with Ben Stein at a Java One conference in San Francisco several years ago. He was an interesting guy who was a pleasure to work with. I will have to dig up the picture I took with him at the event!

Don’t Blame the Business Trip
By BEN STEIN
Published: March 21, 2009

THE government is big and powerful. When it acts and speaks, the consequences can be immense and possibly not the intended ones — and not at all helpful. [Read more...]

Show 30! Go To The Inauguration Or Get Your House Painted

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The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry!

Mike McAllen of Grass Shack Events & Media http://www.grassshackroad.com/
Tom Hillmer of Creative Group http://www.creativegroupinc.com
Jon Trask of Alliant Event Services http://www.alliantevents.com/

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1:18 What is going on? Jon doing lots of RFPs for clients. Needing value for smaller budgets. Attendance down.

2:40 John gives an example of a budget he worked on. [Read more...]