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ISES Eventworld 2006 registration open

This year, ISES Eventworld takes place Aug. 24-26 at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu. Registration for ISES Eventworld 2006: An Institute for Professional Development is now open both online and via mail. Rates for ISES Eventworld 2006 may be found on the ISES Web site, www.ises.com. Make sure to take advantage of the early-bird rates, available until July 17.

ISES Eventworld 2006 information is being updated on a regular basis on the Web site. Education programming will be posted to www.ises.com this month. Advance programs will be mailed to ISES members in a few weeks.

ISES Eventworld is the industry-standard event for improving your proficiency and knowledge and for inspiring innovation. This premier international continuing education event for the special event industry is a must for all event professionals. Given today's competitive and dynamic business environment, event professionals are always looking for ideas, resources and business contacts to be a step ahead of their competitors. ISES Eventworld 2006 will provide the tools to help attendees stay ahead! Sharpen your skills, pick up new ideas, and network with other special events professionals who share your passion for excellence.

Prepare to be:

  • Inspired by internationally renowned speakers
  • Challenged by leading event professionals covering the latest trends
  • Motivated by new and refreshing ideas
  • Informed on successful business management topics
  • Equipped with additional knowledge about the international special event industry
  • Energized by renewing friendships and making new contacts with business associates from around the world

Keynote Speaker

ISES Eventworld 2006 education will feature keynote speaker James H. Gilmore and his presentation "Welcome to the Experience Economy." In this provocative session, Gilmore will describe the nature of the emerging "experience economy," outline design principles for creating compelling experiences, and explore how special events can become truly special experiences.

Gilmore, co-founder of Strategic Horizons and co-author of the book "The Experience Economy," contends that experiences are, in fact, a distinct form of economic output, as distinct from services as services are from goods. In the years ahead, new-to-the-world-experiences will increasingly emerge, providing the basis for economic growth and prosperity. As this occurs, traditional event design and management will need to be considered anew, in light of myriad forms of event-based competition for people's attention, time, and money.

NEW: Business Leaders Workshop

John Parke, CMP, will be the forum leader for this interactive and exciting new educational offering--"How To Brand Your Organization, Your Meeting And You." Parke, president and CEO of Leadership Synergies, was the keynote speaker at ISES Eventworld 2005. His keynote presentation, "Sales and Service Marriott Style," was a huge success! Be sure to register early for this workshop as space is limited!

CSEP Education Track Information

Because of its popularity at ISES Eventworld 2005 in Los Angeles, ISES is proud to announce that the CSEP Track will be held again prior to the 2006 Conference Education Tracks! The CSEP Track will begin on Aug. 23 and end Aug. 24, prior to the Opening Session. You will be able to attend each and every course, which will prepare you for the CSEP Exam.

For each CSEP Exam Preparatory Course you attend Aug. 23-24, during the CSEP Education Track before ISES Eventworld 2006, you will earn 0.5 points per class to put towards eligibility to sit for the CSEP exam. This eliminates the tough decision for choosing between the CSEP courses and the conference education courses. Don't let another year go by without earning your CSEP. Come to ISES Eventworld 2006 to learn how, and not miss out on other education courses!

The full education programming schedule is posted to www.ises.com; click here.

Book Your Hotel Reservation Today with the Sheraton Waikiki!

To book your hotel room online, click here. To book your hotel room by phone, call 800/782-9488. The group ID number is 43390, or you can just identify yourself as an ISES attendee to get the ISES rate.

Commanding a half-mile of white sand on the world's most famous beach, the Sheraton Waikiki offers extraordinary views of Diamond Head, with over two thirds of their rooms facing the Pacific Ocean. A step in any direction and you're in the heart of Hawaii's hub of excitement.

Need to Book Your Flight to Honolulu For ISES Eventworld 2006?

Contact Apollo Travel to book your air and rental car!

ISES has chosen Apollo as the preferred travel agency for this meeting. Contact Apollo today and receive ISES' specifically negotiated discounts on air and car rates. You will always be offered the lowest available fare!

Pick one of the four ways listed below and book your travel to Honolulu!

Mention "ISES, August 2006 Meeting," and they'll take care of the rest!

Pre- and post-Institute travel can be booked through Apollo as well--click here for more information.

Important Information! Agents are available to help book your reservations from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. U.S. Central Time, Monday through Friday, and are available 24/7 should you need emergency travel assistance. When stranded at the airport due to severe weather, mechanical delays, or when needing an immediate change due to scheduling issues, your agency is an indispensable ally. Your ticket will be issued and an e-mail will be sent confirming your itinerary. The price of your ticket, including our service fee, will be listed. Restrictions, fees and cancellation penalties will apply.

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