August 01, 2014

Meetings News-in-Brief

Association News

Roomer (www.RoomerTravel.com), the website where people sell their nonrefundable hotel rooms, has expanded into the meeting and event planner space with its latest innovation, the Roomer Partner Network. Meeting and event planners can post unused hotel rooms from group bookings to RoomerTravel.com. The rooms are then available for consumers to purchase at a discounted rate, furthermore allowing for planners to recoup some of the monetary losses for the unused rooms they originally booked. The Roomer Partner Network is still in its early phases.

International Association of Exhibitions and Events added the tagline, "Exhibitions and Events Mean Business" to its logo. The message replaces the elongated definition of the acronym. IAEE completed its first Exhibitions Day, June 16-17 in Washington, which engaged policymakers to help them to understand the impact of select regulatory decisions on the exhibitions and events industry. More than 100 exhibition industry leaders participated.

Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association released its list of the top-50 largest U.S. medical meetings held in 2013. The FIME Show, a medical tradeshow based out of Miami, took the top spot with a total reported attendance of 57,000. In the previous four years, the top spot has been held by either Greater New York Dental Meeting or the Radiological Society of North America, which this year respectively ranked #2 (54,629) and #3 (54,008). HIMSS: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) round out the top-five medical meetings with 36,535 and 35,074 total reported participants, respectively. Details: www.HCEA.org.
 

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