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September/October 2014

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5 B M & T ••• September/October 2014 ••• September 4-6 NAAAP Inter- national Convention National Associa- tion of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), Anaheim., CA. http://- September 7-10 Safe Harbor Retreat 2014, The Marriott/Robert Trent Jones, Prattville, AL. September 11-14 TPOC Heritage LLC 4th International Heritage Sum- mit, Miami, FL. For more information please visit www.theheritagetourism- September 12-14 MPI Southern California Chapter Weekend Educa- tional Summit (WES), Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA. September 16-17 28th Annual NAMIC Conference, New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, NY. event_details.asp?id=379265 September 16-19 Caribbean Tour- ism Organization in collaboration with The Government of the US Virgin Islands, presents The State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC), Marriott Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort, St. Thomas, USVI. For more information contact CTO at (212) 635-9530, CTOny@carib-, or September 16-20 36th Annual Black MBA Association Conference & Exposition, Georgia World Conference Center, Atlanta, GA. For a complete list- ing of scheduled events, or to register now for this year's conference, please visit September 17 Hispanic Music and Entertainment Marketing Forum, Portada, New York, NY. https://www.- forum/ September 17-18 Hot.E – Europe Conference, London, England. www.- September 17-20 ADCOLOR Awards & Industry Conference," Los Angeles, CA. September 18 8th Annual Hispanic Advertising and Media Conference," Portada, New York, NY. https://www.- conference/ September 18-20 Slave Dwelling Project Conference, Savannah, GA. September 19-20 APTA National Forum 2014, Carleton Oak Park Hotel, Oak Park, IL. (303) 989-9900 or September 22 9th Annual Presid- ential Forum on Tourism, presented by The Africa Travel Association & NYU Africa House, New York University – Kimmel Center, New York, NY. www.- September 24-26 National Black MBA Association 2014 Annual Conf- erence & Exposition, Los Angeles, CA. For more information contact Carol Martinez, LA Inc. The Los Angeles CTB at (213) 236-2357. September 28-30 The Hotel Show Dubai, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. www.the- September 28-30 National Electrical Contractors Association NECA 2014 Chicago, McCormick Place West, Chicago, IL. October 1-4 First Swahili Inter- national Tourism Expo (SITE), Mli- mani City Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. For more informa- tion, visit October 2 TWEF 8th Annual Women & Money Leadership Lunch- eon, JW Marriott Galleria, Houston, TX. (832) 434-5325 or October 2 12th Annual Hispanic Television Summit, New York, NY. or (917) 281-4718 October 8 Small Business Expo, PUBLISHER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Solomon J. Herbert ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/ EDITOR Gloria Herbert GRAPHIC DESIGN: POP MEDIA GROUP Robert Ingram GRAPHIC ARTIST/WEBMASTER Solomon J. Hebert II ASSOCIATION NEWS EDITOR Penelope Blair GAMING REPORT EDITOR Ann Brown FOCUS ON M.I.C.E. EDITOR Matthew Thomas MUSEUM NOTES EDITOR Patricia Ann Jordan RELIGIOUS REVIEW EDITOR Patrice Kelly TECH NEWS EDITOR William G. Herbert VIEW FROM THE CHAMBER EDITOR Michael Bennett CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Rebecca Bernard Edith Billups Victoria Head Brienne Herbert Roy Jay Cheray O'Neal SALES MANAGERS Regina Buggs Willa Robinson MARKETING/EDITORIAL CONSULTANT'S Hank Harris Andrew Ingraham O.J. Webb OFFICE MANAGER Dorothy Canty ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Victoria Head Paul Herbert HUMAN RESOURCES Barbara Harper For high quality article reprints of 100 or more, please contact Reprint Management Services at (717)399-1900. The Authority on African-American Conventions & Leisure Travel COVER STORY • AFRICAN-AMERICAN GUIDE TO MEETING, INCENTIVES & TRAVELING IN THE NORTHEAST FEATURES • MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE HOSPITALITY/TRAVEL/MEETINGS INDUSTRY • A VIEW FROM THE TOP: CVB HEADS REPORT ON STATE OF INDUSTRY • WONDER WHY YOU ARE MISSING THE BOAT? BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHO'S ON THE BOAT! AREA GUIDES OHIO, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, TENNESSEE, OKLAHOMA, ARKANSAS, WISCONSIN, FORT WORTH, LOUISIANA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO COMING IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 Continued on page 7 B L A C K M E E T I N G S & T O U R I S M

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