Announcing The Meeting Industry’s Premiere Educational Roadshow: Fuse

Industry: Event Planning

Social Tables today alongside partners The Convention Industry Council (CIC) and Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC), announced Fuse

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia (PRUnderground) January 12th, 2016

Social Tables (, the award-winning, collaborative meeting and event software provider, today alongside partners The Convention Industry Council (CIC) and Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC), announced Fuse, a joint educational roadshow that will bring planners and properties together to reinvent the way business is done before their events and meetings begin.

Social Tables, CIC and MMBC are organizing Fuse to facilitate a discussion about how meeting planners and properties can work together to make meetings better, long before the first attendee arrives. Fuse is not only an educational roadshow for planners and properties, it’s an opportunity for innovation and industry growth.

Thanks to the different strengths each organization brings to the table; the Convention Industry Council representing CMPs and the planner community, Meetings Mean Business Coalition representing industry leaders and the economic impact of meetings, and Social Tables representing a platform to bring planners and properties together; they have the unique ability to stimulate conversations between their constituencies.

“The two common themes in industry education right now are attendee experiences, and what occurs during events or meetings,” says Social Tables CEO Dan Berger. “There’s no discussion about how properties and planners can support each other in the planning process; how do they achieve business objectives together? Fuse will provide a foundation for how this process can be improved.”

“The definition of the word ‘Fuse’ is “to join or blend to form a single entity”, which is what collaboration in the hospitality industry yields: a joint partnership by planners and properties that achieve shared business objectives,” says Karen Kotowski, chief executive officer for The Convention Industry Council.

The 5-city roadshow, sponsored by Loews Hotels, PSAV and American Furniture Rentals (AFR) will kickoff in Washington, D.C,, then travel to Los Angeles, Orlando, Dallas and Chicago. Each stop will begin with a lively breakfast club “moderated” by a D.J., followed by a robust, breakout schedule and a debate-style keynote.

Every aspect of the schedule has been carefully curated to be CEU-eligible, including breakouts on delivering world-class business cases for meetings, research-backed insight on achieving effective site inspections, creating an appealing and functional learning environment and how to overcome connectivity barriers.

“Our industry is all about creating personal connections, driving positive business results and building strong communities. Fuse will do just that within the meetings industry by bringing planners and property owners together face-to-face to  foster personal connections that yield positive business objectives and build a stronger hospitality community,” says Nan Marchand Beauvois, manager of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition Coalition.

This roadshow is open to all planners and property professionals. Certified Meeting Professionals (CMPs) will receive a discount for attending. To register and view the dates the event will be in your area, please visit

For additional information and to register, please contact The Convention Industry Council’s Kasey Connors at

About The Convention Industry Council

The Convention Industry Council (CIC) is a non-profit federation of more than 30 leading U.S. and international organizations involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. CIC’s member organizations represent more than 103,500 individuals and 19,300 firms or properties across all sectors of the industry. CIC manages the Certified Meeting Professional Certification program(CMP) with over 10,000 CMPs globally. The mission of the Convention Industry Council is to provide a forum for member organizations to exchange information on global trends and topics, promulgate excellence in best practices and guidelines, collaborate on industry issues and advocate the value of the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry.   For more information, visit

About The Meetings Mean Business Coalition

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition coalition was created in 2009 to showcase the incredible value that business meetings, travel and events bring to the U.S. economy. Its members span all facets of the face-to-face meeting and events industry, which have come together behind a common goal: providing the resources, tools and information to show the real impact the industry has on businesses, economies and communities. For more information, visit, follow us on twitter (@MeetingsMeanBiz) and download our mobile app from the iTunes or the Google Play store.

About Social Tables

Social Tables is the #1 software for planners and properties to work together online, we are the industry leading provider of cloud-based hospitality software that positions properties to work more collaboratively and efficiently with their event and meeting customers. More than 63,000 unique users rely on the desktop and mobile product line, which includes Social Tables On-Site, an online sales and marketing solution; 2D and 3D room diagramming; business intelligence for hotels; and event attendee management. Users have planned over 750,000 events within the company’s 320-million square foot Venue Library. For more information, visit

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