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August 24, 2017
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7 Can’t-Miss Trends in the Meetings Industry  
There are more different ways to host a small meeting than ever before. Meeting management company Meetingselect has rounded up seven trends to keep an eye on.
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Air Travel: Delta Adds Africa Flights; Iberia Expands Premium Economy  
New flights and new cabin updates lead this week’s air travel news in the meetings and events industry. Take a look.
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Supplier News: Marriott Into Irvine; Kimpton, Maui Jim Partner  
This week in the meetings and events industry also saw a number of new renovations and offerings from top hotels. Take a look.
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Miami Beach Convention Center Ramps Up Sustainability Ahead of Reopening  
The convention center, which reopens in 2018, has announced a number of sustainable design elements that will help it garner a LEED Silver certification. Find out more.
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Annual CMITE Sizzled with Sunshine, Irie Vibes, and Reggae in the Home of All Right  
The eighth annual Caribbean Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE) closed another successful event this week. Here's an inside look.
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Planners Can Add Maui Jim Sunglasses to Kimpton Seafire, EPIC Events  
The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and Kimpton EPIC in Miami have announced a new partnership and brand collaboration with Maui Jim sunglasses. Here’s what it means for meeting planners.
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Marriott Irvine Spectrum to Open With 13K Square Feet of Meeting Space  
The new property is billed as the only full-service hotel in the Irvine Spectrum area. Here’s a look at what’s planned.
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Rebranded Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center Wraps Reno  
Formerly the Hotel Cascada, the property has undergone a $5 million renovation project. Here’s a look at what’s new.
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Dorchester Collection Rolls Out Luxury MICE Offerings  
The Dorchester Collection has announced a new lineup of luxury MICE offerings. Here’s a look at what’s available.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Guide to Interpretation and Translation  
Interpreters and translators serve as a bridge between cultures of speakers and audiences of different languages at conferences and events. Susan Reynard reports.
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Portugal: Viseu Approves Three Million Euro Multi-purpose Venue  
The public tender for the execution of the project will be released in the fourth quarter of this year, for a venue with a capacity for more than 5,500 spectators. Find out more.
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Australia: Former Politician to Chair BESydney Board  
Former politician Bruce Baird will replace Col Hughes as the chair of Business Events Sydney (BESydney), effective September 1. Find out more.
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Americas: 20 Sure-fire Ways to Acquire More Attendees  
If you build it, will they come? They will if you target them with the right mix of marketing messages.
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Americas: New Apple App Store Regulation Causes Concern for Event App Buyers  
Industry insider calls attempt to remove clones from the App Store a “rallying cry” for meeting planners to focus on what’s unique about their event.
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Americas: 22 Meeting-Related Companies Land on Inc. 5000 List  
Shofur has grown revenues by more than 10,000 percent, making it the top meetings industry company on the list. Here’s a look at the rest.
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