A comprehensive overview of the top meeting, convention and hospitality events for 2011.
PCMA's annual conference is set for Las Vegas this year, the number one convention city in the US. The theme for 2011 is "Convening Leaders."
The Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME) positions its annual conference as the only one geared toward DMC professionals.
©The New York Times Company
Marking its eight year in 2011, The New York Times Travel Show brings representatives of the world's top tourism destinations face-to-face with more than 24,000 consumers, trade professionals and journalists. In 2010, some 150 countries were represented.
©Hotel + Hospitality Design
The annual expo for Hotel Hospitality + Design features the newest designs, products and services that are at the cutting edge of the hospitality industry, or soon will be.
The 2011 Hotel Operations Technology Conference (HOT) will take part in tandem with the Hotel Hospitality + Design Expo. HOT11 will focus on new in-room technologies, how to make online interactions with guests more personable, and sustainable practices, among other 'hot' topics.
Cruise3Sixty is an educational and networking conference for cruise industry professionals. The 2010 convention drew 300 exhibitors and more than 1,400 travel agents.
An annual event produced by EyeForTravel targeting online travel professionals, the Travel Distribution Summit features presentations on topics ranging from online sales to social media strategies.
©World Travel & Tourism Council
Each year, The Global Travel & Tourism conference attracts "industry chairs, chief executives, and senior government officials."
©U.S. Travel Association
Produced by the U.S. Travel Association, the annual International Pow Wow promotes America as a business and leisure destination. More than 1,000 travel organizations attend as well as 1,500 buyers from more than 70 countries.
Billed as the "essential worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events," IMEX '11 will feature more than 3,500 exhibitors from 150 countries.