Black Meetings and Tourism

May/June 2012

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Continued from page 5 June 29-July 4 Moose Annual Convention 2012, Tampa, FL. July 16-18 DMAI's Annual Convention, Seattle, WA. If you have any questions or would like more information on sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, please contact Lauren Yanusas Benedict, director of Allied Membership & Business Development, at (202) 835-4212 or Lauren@destinationmar- July 21-24 National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Little Rock, AK. (501) 374-2220 July 24-27 Council Of Engineering & Scientific Society Executive (CESSE), Louisville, KY. (502) 560-0013 steven@- or July 25-28 16th Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show, Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami, FL. (954) 792- 2579 or August 1-4 African-American Credit Union Coalition's 14th Annual Conference for credit union professionals, volunteers and trade associations, Charleston Marriott Hotel, Charleston, SC. (866) 782-2282 August 2-4 International Special Events Society's ISES Eventworld® 2012, Dallas, TX. (312) 673-5714 August 8-11 National Sales Network 16th Annual Conference & Diversity Career Fair, Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 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 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 20-21 Washington Park Arts Weekend, Michigan City, LaPorte, Indiana. or (800) 634- 2650 August 22-25 2012 Association of African American Museums (AAAM) conference, Baltimore, MD. (310) 202-1647 August 26-28 U.S. Travel Association's Educational Seminar for Tourism Organiza- tions (ESTO), Boston, MA. For more infor- mation about ESTO, contact U.S. Travel's National Councils Department at esto@- or call (202) 408-8422. 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 contact Executive Director Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP at or (972) 687-9201. October 2-4 IT&CMA and CTW 2012, Bangkok Convention Centre at Central- World, Thailand. For more information con- tact Marie Lee at October 9-11 IMEX America, Sands Expo (which is connected to the show's headquarters hotel, The Venetian/The Palazzo), Las Vegas, NV. www.imexamer- October 20-24 International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA), San Juan, PR. (732) 851-6603 November 10-15 African American Success Foundation, Royal Caribbean's Continued on page 11 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 May/June 2012: 7 For exhibit information, contact Follow us:

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