JUL 2014

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J U L Y 2 0 1 4 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 7 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m Get the Guide to Meeting Sites in the South Renew today to keep receiving our fun & insightful issues, including the Guide to Meeting Sites released this August. Scan this tag or visit One interactive source to plan your meetings & events with ease! We Know Meeting Planning. We Know The South. We Deliver Nationwide...For Free! The XSITE Show, a subsidiary of Site Search Inc. and game changer in the tradeshow arena in Florida, has announced the addition of its first Birmingham, Ala., event Nov. 13 & 14, 2014. According to Richard Miseyko, CMP, CMM, and show founder, "The response to our appointment format was overwhelming to the point that our supplier participants asked us to create events in other regions. As a result, we forged a partnership with the Birmingham CVB and our host hotel, The Westin Birming- ham. The demographics of Birmingham, the surrounding drive market, and an abundance of planners representing all market segments made it the perfect location." An XSITE show consists of 15 eight minute pre-scheduled appointments in a face-to-face and highly interactive format. Meeting planners sup- ply a profile of the size and type of events they plan, and hoteliers supply specifications on the size and scope of meetings they can accommo- date. A proprietary match-making software pro- gram allows the participants to pre-select who they meet with saving time and facilitating a higher ratio of business connections. XSITE also provides topical and relevant meeting planner focused educational breakouts with CEU credits available toward CMP certifications. "The benefit for planners is having hoteliers, destinations and venue representatives from across the country in one place to meet and dis- cuss their conference needs." says Miseyko. Planners pay nothing to attend plus they receive complimentary guestrooms and a $100 Ameri- can Express Gift Card for completing their scheduled appointments. "XSITE even turns the tables on the seating. The meeting planners are seated at their own table and the suppliers rotate between appoint- ments. The appointments are the absolute best use of time and a welcome change from tradi- tional shows with suppliers standing in booths hoping for a customer to wander by." says Tara Liaschenko, CMM and XSITE strategic partner. Registration is now open at ■ 4 Reasons You Should Attend: • Earn credits for your CMP • Meet with top suppliers • Free registration & lodging • Earn a $100 gift card Mark Your Calendar For November 13 - 14 XSITE Show Adds Birmingham Location, Event Planners Hosted • Contact Data For Hundreds Of Meeting Sites • In Print & Online • Event Planning Ideas • Sponsors Who Want Your Business Limited subscriptions available, scan this & renew now. ConventionSouth *01-09 CS JULY 2014_Layout 1 6/27/14 2:38 PM Page 7

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