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9 February 2018

The Bottom Line: Finance for the Non-Financial Manager, Washington DC,...

The Bottom Line is designed for non-financially-oriented individuals, employees with new budgeting responsibilities, or people who are just looking to broaden their scope of knowledge. You will start the day by learning or reviewing the basics of financial information and going over key terms and concepts so that the next time someone is talking about…

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22 January 2018

Exceptional Boards: Strengthening the Governance Team, Florida, USA

Exceptional Boards is an intensive two-day workshop for CEOs and their elected officers to explore strategies for strengthening their working relationship and enhancing the board’s performance. Designed specifically for leadership teams, it provides an engaging learning environment where CEOs and elected leaders together will gain insight and resources to improve board effectiveness and create a…

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8 January 2018

ASAE: CEO Symposium, Florida, USA

The Symposium for Chief Executive and Chief Elected Officers provides a unique opportunity for you and your volunteer leader to maximize the leadership partnership. Explore how you can best work together to effectively carry out your association’s mission and enhance future success.

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14 June 2018

ibtm america, Florida, USA

ibtm america is a 3 day event in North America focused on uniting US and international travel industry suppliers with highly qualified meeting and event planners. The turn-key pod format offers 1-to-1 meetings between suppliers and buyers, with appointments mutually matched to ensure all meetings are highly relevant.

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Hurricane Irma Hits Caribbean and Florida

Key resorts and other infrastructure in Orlando have reopened relatively unscathed after Hurricane Irma’s pass. But other areas of Florida and the Caribbean have been more seriously affected with flooding and power outages. These destinations face much longer term issues repairing damaged properties. Luckily September is typically low season for the region. From Meetings and Conventions…

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16 October 2017

Finance, Operations & Technology Summit, Florida, USA

The Finance, Operations & Technology Summit is both a disciplined-focused and cross-functional gathering of senior leadership. As operations knows no bounds, integrating cross-functional disciplines, while also targeting the three disciplines, helps to advance operational performance at destination organizations and CVBs. We encourage attendees to participate all three days.

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Visit Tampa’s Ties to Visit Florida “on Hold”

After the recent fight over Visit Florida’s annual $76 million budget, a number of local destination marketing organisations in the state are rethinking ties with the state’s tourism promotion board. The new settlement imposes restrictions on contracts, staff salaries and travel and entertainment for Visit Florida, as well as for boards working with it. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Visit Florida Funding Fully Restored

After more twists and turns in the saga than on any of its legendary theme park rides, Florida’s legislature has in the end voted to restore Visit Florida’s current annual budget of $76 million. This leaves the agency and state once again able to continue breaking visitation records. We can all now retire to Miami! From Meetings & Conventions…

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Visit Florida Budget Saga Gets a Disney Ending

After a rollercoaster ride, Visit Florida and the saga of its budget allocation may in the final reel be getting a fairytale ending. Governor Rick Scott and Florida legislators have hammered out an agreement to continue with the current funding of $76m. If there are any further shocks before the credits roll we’ll let you know. Photo: Dancorona21. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Governor Tours to Save Visit Florida Funding

The fortunes of Visit Florida have reversed again and the agency looks like it will after all lose 67% of its funding. In a last ditch attempt to change the Legislature’s course – its Speaker sees Visit Florida as extravagant and wasteful – Governor Rick Scott is on tour to persuade Floridians to invest in destination marketing. From Orlando Rising…

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16 August 2017

Sunshine Education Summit 2017, Florida, USA

MPI is proud to present Sunshine Education Summit 2017 (SES), where the business of meetings and events showcases the resources, beauty and energy of Florida.  Sunshine Education Summit 2017 will feature cutting-edge industry education that addresses the hottest topics and issues affecting meetings and events professionals—at all levels—through learning styles that range from invigorating keynotes to interactive classes.

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Visit Florida’s Proposed Budget a “Game Changer”

Visit Florida’s fortunes could be on rise. After its very future was left in doubt, then a House of Representatives bill passed to cut its budget by two thirds to $25m, then Governor Rick Scott called for $76m… now he has proposed raising funding to $100m. Visit Florida CEO Ken Lawson calls the possibility a “game changer”. From Meetings & Conventions…

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