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TSA Tightens Control
Following a failed terrorist attack on Dec. 25, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has issued tighter measures for travelers.

New Year, New Jobs
New year hiring will return to pre-recession pace in Asia-Pacific, while prospects continue to slowly improve in the Americas and Europe. 

Looking for Recovery
PKF Hospitality Research predicts an earlier industry recovery than expected. Here's why.

EIBTM Report Shows Optimistic Future
Annual trends study a continued strong demand for face-to-face meetings.

COP15 Goes Green
Climate conference achieves landmark agreement for capping emissions and meets British Standard for sustainable events. 

Study to Address Economic Significance of Meetings
The resulting study will provide a definitive, quantitative and research-based case that addresses the value and contribution of the U.S. meetings, exhibition and event sectors to the overall economy, as well as to the closely related travel and tourism economy.

Online Exclusives


Job References: Are You Firing Up Your Cheering Squad?
Dawn Rasmussen
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From Cuba with Love: MITM-Americas
One+ Assistant Editor Jessie States reports from the MITM-Americas trade show in Havana, Cuba. 

Remembering Jim
Jim Fausel Jr. remembers his namesake on the eve of a new MPI Foundation scholarship in his father’s name.

Using Social Media to Boost Your Registration
Robert Swanwick
Event Bytes

Alvin’s Laws of Life
Similar to this issue’s story about Clay Dyer (see Page 82), the MPI U.K. and Ireland Chapter recently sought inspiration from Alvin Law, who was born without arms.

Overseas Libel: Are You at Risk?
The Business Travel Coalition is urging the U.S. Senate to approve new legislation to protect travelers from libel laws in foreign countries.

Study to Address Economic Significance of Meetings
The resulting study will provide a definitive, quantitative and research-based case that addresses the value and contribution of the U.S. meetings, exhibition and event sectors to the overall economy, as well as to the closely related travel and tourism economy.

Features


Industry Big Picture: Moving on Up (Gradually)
There’s a whiff of optimism in the air, with many meeting professionals predicting that the first shoots of recovery in the industry are starting to sprout.

Three Ways MeetDifferent will Improve Your Future
It is more important than ever to attend MeetDifferent 2010, due to, rather than despite, the down economy.

5 Future Jobs
Meeting professionals can’t afford to leave anything out of the imagination. We hope these jobs intrigue and incite you to think more about your industry and how it’s growing.

He has No Legs, No Hands and No Excuses
Clay Dyer reminds us to never say "I can’t" and inspires us to excel with what we have.

Elevating the Conversation
The Global Certificate in Meetings and Business Events II is being rolled out worldwide and delivering international standards to logistics-minded meeting professionals.

Case Studies


A Building Boon
Syracuse, N.Y.—quickly earning the accolade as "Emerald City" for environmental breakthroughs—recently staged a Healthy Buildings Conference for academic researchers and other professionals from architecture, building products and services, public health, urban planning and environmentalist types.

Hitting High C
Cincinnati is singing sweet tunes of success after landing the 2012 World choir games.

At the Gateway
Venerable Chinese port Hong Kong makes a good destination for a first-time experience in Asia.

Departments and Columns


In It Together
Editor’s note

The Energy of Many
Global update from MPI

Rethinking Our Impact
Lars Ramme Nielsen
Global View

That’s So Last Year, Oh Wait, This Year
Katja Morgenstern
One Bite at a Time

The Power of Brief
Tim Sanders
Transform the World

Hot Trends and Items for This Year
Steve Kemble
A Dose of Sass

Planners Unite to Outfit Home for Needy Family
Mary Davar
Connections