In Brief 4-2010

Northstar Travel Media, M&C's parent company, has acquired the Nielsen Travel Group, including five media brands: Successful Meetings, Business Travel News, Meeting News, Incentive and MiMegasite.

Weissmann Reports, a provider of professional destination information for the travel industry, recently launched a new service specifically for meeting planners. The reports, also a product of Northstar Travel Media, offer details on more than 5,700 destinations.

The Trade Show Exhibitors Associ­ation launches a new event this month, the Red Diamond Congress, which will take place April 25–27 in Orlando. The conference will provide a forum for exhibitors and other stakeholders of the industry.

The first annual conference
of the International Medical Meeting Professionals Association will take place May 17-18 at the St. Charles (Mo.) Convention Center and will feature the official launch of the certified medical meeting professional (CMMP) certification.