Black Meetings and Tourism

Sept/Oct 2012

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ICI •pg_3-13__BMT_pg3-58 12/21/12 2:38 AM Page 5 BLACK MEETINGS & TOURISM C a l e n d a r O f E ve n t s Sponsored by Visit Florida The Authority on African-American Conventions & Leisure Travel PUBLISHER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Helen Broadus Solomon J. Herbert Victoria Head ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/ Brienne Herbert EDITOR Roy Jay Gloria Herbert Cheray O'Neal September/October 2012 August 31-September 3 "O" International's Inaugural White Sands Soul GRAPHIC DESIGN: POP MEDIA David Saunders Festival, Cancun, Mexico. (404) 636-8362 GROUP Chris J. Walker / (800) 486-9777 Robert Ingram SALES MANAGER September 5-7 HR + Diversity GRAPHIC ARTIST/WEBMASTER Regina Buggs Solomon J. Hebert II Summit, Omni Parker House, Boston, MA. Dwight Render ASSOCIATION NEWS EDITOR MARKETING/EDITORIAL (215) 321-9662 or aboyle@mcneillgroupPenelope Blair CONSULTANT'S .com GAMING REPORT EDITOR Hank Harris September 6-7 3rd Annual Pan Ann Brown Andrew Ingraham African Global Trade & Investment GREAT GROUPS EDITOR O.J. Webb Conference, California State University Sonya Stinson OFFICE MANAGER Dominguez Hills, Dominguez Hills, CA. FOCUS ON M.I.C.E. EDITOR Dorothy Canty (626) 321-7041 or Matthew Thomas ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES September 12-14 CIBTM, China's MUSEUM NOTES EDITOR Tina Le Patricia Ann Jordan Victoria Head leading meetings, incentives and business RELIGIOUS REVIEW EDITOR Paul Herbert travel exhibition, Beijing, China. Patrice Kelly Marvaughn Howard TECH NEWS EDITOR HUMAN RESOURCES September 13 Center for Exhibition William G. Herbert Barbara Harper Industry Research (CEIR) second annual VIEW FROM THE CHAMBER For high quality article industry outlook conference, Predict, 10 on EDITOR reprints of 100 or more, the Park at Time Warner Center, New York Michael Bennett CONTRIBUTING WRITERS please contact City, NY. For more information about Rebecca Bernard Reprint Management CEIR Predict visit or Edith Billups Services at (717)399-1900. contact Executive Director Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP at or (972) Coming In November/December 2012 687-9201. September 13-15 4th Annual National Association of Asian MBAs COVER STORY (NAAMBA) Leadership Conference & AFRICAN-AMERICAN GUIDE TO MEETINGS, Exposition, Santa Clara Hyatt Regency & INCENTIVES & TRAVELING IN THE NORTHEAST Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. naamba-registration-information-home • MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN September 19-22 Congressional THE HOSPITALITY/TRAVEL/MEETINGS INDUSTRY Black Caucus Foundation's 42nd Annual • Legislative Conference, Walter E. 25 LARGEST AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONVENTIONS Washington Convention Center, WashCVB HEADS REPORT ON STATE OF INDUSTRY ington, DC. or (877) 5856018 • BEST PRACTICES FOR HOSPITALITY September 25-27 Sustainable INDUSTRY DIVERSITY Tourism Conference, sponsored by Tourism Development Foundation, St. AREA GUIDES Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean. (599) 318IOWA, OHIO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, 2433 TENNESSEE, UTAH, WISCONSIN, LOUISIANA, September 30-October 3 Society for TRINIDAD & TOBAGO Collegiate Travel and Expense Management's 26th Annual Conference, Ravella at Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, NV. For further information and registration details, BM&T ••• September/October 2012 ••• please contact Debbie Gulliver with SCTEM at (517) 355-0343 or visit October 2-4 IT&CMA and CTW 2012, Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Thailand. For more information contact Marie Lee at October 8-9 Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Ithaca, NY. ch/chr/events/chrs/ or October 9-11 IMEX America, Sands Expo (which is connected to the show's headquarters hotel, The Venetian/The Palazzo), Las Vegas, NV. October 20-24 International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA), San Juan, PR. (732) 851-6603 spx October 22-24 Home Based Travel Agent Forum, Revel Resort, Atlantic City, NJ. November 10-13 National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) 2012 Annual Convention, Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Port St. Lucia, FL. November 10-15 African American Success Foundation, Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas, departing Ft. Lauderdale, FL and visiting ports in Belize City, Belize and Cozumel, MX, before returning to Ft. Lauderdale. Contact Karla Irby at (954) 525-5117 or November 14-18 State of the Black World Conference, Howard University, Washington, DC. Register before September 10th for discount registration & hotel accommodations. Register on line at For further information, email or call (888) 7742921. November 15-17 Applied Research Center's (ARC) Facing Race national conContinued on page 7 5

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