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StarCite Publishes Strategic Meetings Management Handbook

The first guidebook for developing strategic meetings management programmes will hit shelves this August with the publication of Strategic Meetings Management Handbook: From Theory to Practice, published by Easton Studio Press and compiled by StarCite.

The new book is an in-depth look at the business dynamics and real world practice of meetings management. It features contributions from a host of meetings industry luminaries sharing firsthand knowledge on how to build and execute effective and powerful strategic meetings management programmes (SMMPs).

“The profession of meetings management has come a long way since its early days as a new area of travel management. Today it is a thriving practice that is essential to business success. To that end, this book is focused on the ‘art of the possible’ – how to create an effective meetings management programme whether it’s in day one, year ten or beyond,” said editor Kevin Iwamoto, Global Leadership Professional (GLP) and Vice President of Enterprise Strategy for StarCite.

Contributors include:

  • Betsy Bondurant, CMP‚ CMM, Founder, President, Bondurant Consulting
  • Louann Cashill, CMP, CMM, Global Account Manager, Strategic Projects, StarCite
  • Carol Salcito, President, Management Alternatives, Inc.
  • Linda J. McNairy, Vice President, Business Development, StarCite
  • Kevin Iwamoto, GLP, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy, StarCite
  • Mike Malinchok, CPC, President, S2K Consulting, LLC
  • Amon Cohen, Specialist Business Travel Writer
  • George Odom, President, Strategic Travel & Meetings Group
  • Debi Scholar, GLP, CMM, CMP, CTE, CTT, and President, Scholar Consulting Group
  • John Pino, Chairman, CEO, Founder of i-Meet and StarCite
  • Andrew Menkes, CEO and Chairman, Partnership Travel Consulting, LLC

Strategic Meetings Management Handbook: From Theory to Practice is available for advance purchase in hardcover and e-reader format on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and from StarCite.