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BLACK MEETINGS & TOURISM SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011 The Authority on African-American Conventions & Leisure Travel 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 GREAT GROUPS EDITOR Sonya Stinson FOCUS ON M.I.C.E. EDITOR Matthew Thomas MUSEUM NOTES EDITOR Patricia Ann Jordan RELIGIOUS REVIEW EDITOR Patrice Kelly NABHOOD NEWS EDITOR Michael Bennett CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Rebecca Bernard Edith Billups Helen Broadus Victoria Head Brienne Herbert William G. Herbert Roy Jay Cheray O'Neal David Saunders Chris J. Walker SALES MANAGERS Michael Adams Regina Buggs Pamela Burton Mary Bleier-Troup Linda Haithcox Don Mc Carthy MARKETING/EDITORIAL CONSULTANT'S Andrew Ingraham Royal Hill Hank Harris O.J. Webb OFFICE MANAGER Dorothy Canty ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Tina Le Victoria Head Paul Herbert HUMAN RESOURCES Barbara Harper For high quality article reprints of 100 or more, please contact ReprintManagement Services at (717)399-1900. August 30-September 1 China Incentive, Business & Travel Meetings Exhibition, Beijing, China. www.cibtm- .com August 31-September 1 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Women's Business Conference 2011, San Diego, CA. September 2-4 2011 Women's Ret- reat, St. Simons Island, GA. www.thes- September 3-5 2011 Black Art and Music Festival "Celebrating the Re- Union of the Black Family," Rancho Cienega Park, Los Angeles, CA. For more information contact (310) 489-7208 September 6-8 Hotel Investment Conference Europe, Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, England. September 11-13 The Trade Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. September 13-16 Construct, The CSI Annual Convention, Lakeside Center, Chicago, IL. September 14-17 State of the Industry Conference, presented by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), St. Martin. : ctoNY@caribtour- Septembr 22-24 African Diaspora Heritage Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada. (902) 422-1866 September 25-27 Florida's Governor's Conference on Tourism, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, FL. Coming In NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011 COVER STORY AFRICAN-AMERICAN GUIDE TO MEETINGS, INCENTIVES & TRAVELING IN THE NORTHEAST FEATURES • MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE HOSPITALITY/TRAVEL INDUSTRY • ANNUAL CONVENTION/CONFERENCE CENTER REVIEW • A VIEW FROM THE TOP: CVB HEADS REPORT • HOW TO EFFECTIVELY TARGET THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MARKET • WILL A VIRTUAL EVENT WORK FOR YOU? • CLASSIC HOTELS FOR THAT UNIQUE MEETING EXPERIENCE AREA GUIDES IOWA, OHIO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, TENNESSEE, UTAH, OKLAHOMA, COSTA RICA, ARKANSAS, WISCONSIN, September 29 Texas Southern University's (TSU) Career Exposition, TSU Recreation Center, Houston, TX. For more information, please contact Cooperative Education and Placement Services at (713) 313-7541 or place- September 30-October 2 The 2011 Doers of the World Women's Conference, Courtyard By Marriott, Sacramento, CA. October 1-6 Direct Marketing Association DMA2011 Conference & Exhibition, Boston Convention & Exposition Center, Boston, MA. www.the- October 2-3 The Power of Inclusion Conference, Rochester, NY. (585) 256- 4629 October 4-8 National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) 33rd Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, GA. http://nbmbaaconference-2011.- org/registration October 5-6 California Sustainable Tourism Summit 2011, Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles, CA. October 5-7 2011 Governor's Conference on Tourism, produced by The Tennessee Tourism Roundtable in partnership with The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Memphis Marriott Downtown, Memphis, TN. (615) 734-9380 or October 7-9 The New World F.E.S.T., an outdoor eco-festival and exposition, Santa Monica, CA. www,theneworldfest.comor (855) 500-FEST (3378). October 11-13 IMEX America, The Venetian / The Palazzo, Las Vegas, NV. FORT WORTH, SASKATCHEWAN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO Black Meetings & Tourism September/October 2011: October 13-15 2nd Annual Pan African Global Trade Conference, California Continued on page 7 5 OF EVENTS Sponsored by Visit Florida CALENDAR

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