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In the November 3, 2011 issue
IAEE Launches Exhibition Industry PR Campaign
Cardinals Win! And So Does St Louis CVC’s Ratcliffe
NRA Responds to Reports, Allegations of Cain Misconduct
How to Set the Right Registration Fee
Quick Guide to Legal Clauses
Communicating Across Cultures: How to Negotiate International Meeting Contracts
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IAEE Launches Exhibition Industry PR Campaign

By Dave Kovaleski

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events is launching a public relations campaign to promote the value of exhibitions and has tapped Edelman Public Relations to help promote it.

The three-year campaign is supported and funded by more than 70 organizations. It will officially be launched at IAEE's annual meeting, Expo! Expo!, December 6-8 in Las Vegas. Here are the core messages it will focus on.


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Cardinals Win! And So Does St Louis CVC’s Ratcliffe

When the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers earned their way into the 2011 World Series, the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission President and Chief Executive Officer Kitty Ratcliffe made a friendly wager with two separate Rangers fans—Jay Burress, president and CEO of the Arlington (Texas) Convention and Visitors Bureau and Bruce MacMillan, president and CEO of Meeting Professionals International.

The Cardinals won in seven games; here's how Burress and MacMillan made good.


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There are so many differences between negotiating and contracting with hotels and convention centers in the U.S. and overseas that can get “lost in translation.” Listen in as two seasoned association meeting pros and an industry attorney explain how to communicate your needs, wants, and interests when booking overseas events. Register Now!

NRA Responds to Reports, Allegations of Cain Misconduct

By Paul Frumkin

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain found himself in hot water this week following allegations of sexual misconduct while he was chief executive officer at the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s.

Nation's Restaurant News, a sister Penton publication, has the story and reaction from NRA.

How to Set the Right Registration Fee

By Dave Kovaleski

Like many associations, the National Association of Sports Commissions froze meeting registration fees through the recession to keep costs down for attendees during tough times. But this year, hoping that the recession has eased, leadership decided it was time to raise fees a few percentage points.

Learn why associations should review their registration fee strategies now and find out how to set a price that will attract attendees and boost revenues.

Quick Guide to Legal Clauses

Tyra Hilliard, PhD, JD, CMP, who is a professor in the restaurant, hotel, and meetings management program in the University of Alabama Department of Human Nutrition & Hospitality Management, has written a series of columns for MeetingsNet called "Clause and Effect." In these columns, she provides a sample clause commonly found in meetings contracts, and offers advice on each clause's possible ramifications.

See if your problem clause is among the 31 she has analyzed for us.

Communicating Across Cultures: How to Negotiate International Meeting Contracts

Whether you’ve planned multiple meetings abroad or are just starting out, the differences between negotiating and contracting with hotels and convention centers in the U.S. and overseas can seem never-ending.

Join us for a free, one-hour webinar as two seasoned association meeting professionals and top industry attorney James Goldberg explain how to ensure that your needs and expectations are clearly communicated—and your interests protected—when booking your overseas event.

This one-hour webinar will:

  • Review the ins and outs of agreements versus contracts
  • Discuss why you pay for meeting space abroad
  • Reveal best practices for effective communication despite the different cultures and languages involved
  • Offer real-world examples to help you with your next global event
  • Earn you continuing education credits for CMP-IS Domain: B. Project Management
Join us Thursday, November 17, 2011, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Register now and read the bios of our expert panelists. When you register, you’ll also have a chance to tell us your “biggest headache” when it comes to international contracts, so we can be sure to address the most common concerns during the hour.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
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  IAEE's Expo! Expo!, Las Vegas, December 6-8, 2011

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