Black Meetings and Tourism

September / October 2016

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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 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 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Rebecca Bernard Edith Billups Victoria Head Brienne Herbert Roy Jay C heray O'Neal SALES MANAGERS Regina Buggs Willa Robinson MARKETING/EDITORIAL CONSULTANT'S Hank Harris Andrew Ingraham O.J. Webb OFFICE MANAGER Dorothy Canty HUMAN RESOURCES Barbara Harper For high quality article reprints of 100 or more, please contact Reprint Management Services at (717)399-1900. COVER STORY • AFRICAN AMERICAN GUIDE TO MEETINGS, INCENTIVES AND TRAVELING IN THE NORTHEAST FEATURES • EMERGING MARKETS TO WATCH • ALL ABOUT INCLUSIVES • BM&T'S ANNUAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN REUNIONS FOCUS AREA GUIDES OHIO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, TENNESSEE, FORT WORTH, LOUISIANA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 5 B M & T ••• September/October 2016 ••• September 5-9 136th Annual Session, National Baptist Convention, Kansas City, MO. www.nationalbap- September 13 Vibe Cincinnati present "The Power of Multicultural Travel and Tourism Panel," Westin Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. For more information contact Jason Dunn at September 16-17 Annual Pan African Global Trade & Investment Conference, Carson Community Center, Carson, CA. panafricanglobal- September 18-21 10th Annual ADCOLOR Conference & Awards, ADCOLOR, Boca Raton, FL. September 20-21 30th Annual NAMIC Conference, New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY. For more info about registration and spon- sorship opportunities, contact Sandra Girado, Vice President, Events and Partner Relations, at sandra.girado- or 212-594-5985. September 23-24 Association for the Promotion of Tourism to African (APTA), Lago Mar Resort & Beach Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL. September 29-October 1 NSHMBA 2016 Houston Conference, NSHMBA, Houston, TX. h t t p : / / - w w w . n s h m b a . o r g / m e m - bers/group.aspx?code=Houston September 30-October 2 Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exch- ange Forum (CHIEF), Puerto Rico. October 1 African-American Tourism Conference, Beatty Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. October 1-3 Student Sales & Marketing Conference, JW Marriott Hotel, Atlanta, GA. www.sales-net- October 2-5 Fall Travel Agent Forum, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL. std/en-us/suite October 5-9 101st Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Richmond, VA. October 6-8 46th Annual Conference of Association of Black Sociologists, Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Memphis, TN. www.associa- October 8 Southern California Black Business Expo on Tour 2015- 2016, Radisson Hotel – Ontario Airport, Ontario, CA. www.scbbe- .com/expo-on-tour October 9-11 2016 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference, Association of National Advertisers, Los Angeles, CA. https://- CC-NOV16 October 10-11 2016 National Diversity Women's Business Leadership Conference, Hyatt Regency, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. diversity- October 11-15 38th Annual National Black MBA Association Conference, New Orleans, LA. October 12-15 Hollywood Black Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA. October 23-26 National Supplier Development Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. October 25-26, 5th Annual Multi- cultural Health National Conference, DTC Perspectives, Philadelphia, PA. or (770) 559-0702 November 16-20 It's Nation Time…Again, State of the Black World Conference IV, Howard University, Newark, NJ. iv-goals-pre-register/ The Authority on African-American Conventions & Leisure Travel SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 B L A C K M E E T I N G S & T O U R I S M Meeting and incentive planners can keep abreast of dis- count offers and package deals being offered by visiting Black Meetings & Tourism's website – blackmeetingsand- – and clicking on the "Meeting Planner Packages" link. Here you will find many cost saving and often time sensitive deals that can help you bring your meeting in on time and under budget. MEETING PLANNER PACKAGES FOR GREAT SAVINGS COMING IN: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

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