Black Meetings and Tourism

July/Aug 2012

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Continued from page 5 August 10-11 California Black Chambers of Commerce San Diego Summit, San Diego, CA. For more information contact the Regional Black Chamber of Commerce of San Fernando Valley at (818) 464 3484. August 11-16 Convention, sponsored by The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Acc- ounting (ALPFA), Las Vegas, NV. 2012 ALPFA Annual August 14-15 2012 Women's Leadership Conference, sponsored by MGM Resorts Foundation, Las Vegas, NV. www.mgmre- August 14-17 40th Anniversary Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus Annual Convention, Killeen, TX. For further information or for registration materials, please log on to or contact Bridgette Snyder at (361) 749-0467. August 15-17 Hispanic Retail: From Niche to Mainstream!, Los Angeles, CA. come.html August 19-23 International Research Forum - Immigration and Culture in the U.S. and Latin America - Part II, sponsored by National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates, Mexico City, Mexico. August 20-21 Washington Park Arts Weekend, Michigan City, LaPorte, Indiana. or (800) 634- 2650 August 22-24 6th Annual International Financial & Leadership Summit, Intercon- tinental Hotel – Galleria, Houston, TX. (832) 434-5325 or August 22-25 2012 Association of African American Museums (AAAM) conference, Baltimore, MD. (310) 202-1647 August 23-25 Annual NAAAP Leadership Convention and Diversity Career Fair, spon- sored by National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), New York, NY. 2012/Home.aspx August 26 Festival Peachtree Latino, spon- sored by Hispanic Marketing Group, Atlanta, GA. August 26-28 U.S. Travel Association's Educational Seminar for Tourism Organiz- ations (ESTO), Boston, MA. For more infor- mation about ESTO, contact U.S. Travel's National Councils Department at esto@- or call (202) 408-8422. August 31-September 3 "O" Inter-nation- al's Inaugural White Sands Soul Festival, Cancun, Mexico. (404) 636-8362 / (800) 486- 9777 September 5-7 HR + Diversity Summit, Omni Parker House, Boston, MA. (215) 321- 9662 or September 6-7 3rd Annual Pan African Global Trade & Investment Conference, California State University Dominguez Hills, Dominguez Hills, CA. (626) 321-7041 or September 12-14 CIBTM, China's leading meetings, incentives and business travel exhi- bition, Beijing, China. September 13 Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) second annual industry outlook conference, Predict, 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center, New York City, NY. For more information about CEIR Predict visit or con- tact Executive Director Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP at or (972) 687- 9201. September 13-15 4th Annual National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) Leadership Conference & Exposition, Santa Clara Hyatt Regency & Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. http://www.-asianmba.- org/4th-annual-naamba-registration- information-home September 19-22 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 42nd Annual Legislative Conference, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, Continued on page 25 How those behind the meetings stay ahead HSMAI's MEET —the evolution of Affordable Meetings SM ® As the meeting- and event-planning industry's premier show, HSMAI's MEET West brings a new name – and a new vision – to the business of connecting meeting and event professionals with the right exhibitors to make connections that make a difference. Moving your meetings and events forward. "It's new. It's innovative. It's fresh information . . . for seasoned planners. I have learned a lot, and after 20 years in the industry, that's saying something." — Cara Tharp Federation of Animal Science Societies September 5–6, 2012 Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC Black Meetings & Tourism July/August 2012: 7 For exhibit information, contact Follow us:

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