The International Special Events Society (ISES) has announced its 2013-14 Spirit of Excellence award winners, honoring both chapters and individuals. Chapters are recognized for excellence in communications, programming and education, membership retention and growth programs, and international engagement. Individual awards go to ISES volunteers for their service. Chapter awards Chapter of the year: Austin, Texas. (Honorable mention, […]
Crave education about menu planning, F&B negotiation strategies or tech tools for site inspections? View presentations and social media chatter from PYM LIVE Austin here.
The PYM State of the Industry Roundtable was a dinner held in Austin, Texas, with national and local meeting industry professionals in May 2012. Click here to download a transcript of this session. In attendance: Director of in-market sales for an international hotels and resorts company Program director for a national insurance research agency Senior […]
What a fantastic welcome we had in Austin — and record-breaking attendance! Stormi Boyd, CMP, CMM taught planners how to replace their conference binders with iPads and Mike Mason from Zentila gave excellent tips on negotiating with hotels. In case you weren’t with us at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center May 16, here’s […]
We had a blast at the 2011 PYM LIVE Austin. The planners in attendance had great ideas and a lot of questions, which made for an interesting discussion. But perhaps my favorite thing about the Austin event was an e-mail we received from two of the planners in attendance the very next day. It seems […]
Cindy Lo, president of Red Velvet Events, says her mission statement is to “out-plan, outplay and out-party!” And with hundreds of events successfully created in just eight years, she’s put her money where her mouth is. PYM was lucky to catch up with the busy entrepreneur between gigs, as she wrapped up the NACE Experience! Conference (July 25-28) and was on her way to Baltimore, Md., for ISES Eventworld (Aug. 5-7, 2010).
How do you attract more business, reach the decision makers and keep your staff motivated through the hard times? Those were some of the questions tackled by Table 2 at the 2010 PYM Town Hall Austin: State of the Industry Event held on Feb. 24 at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center.
Engaging attendees using Twitter, multi-year contracts and budget challenges were among the topics tackled during the educational session at 2010 PYM LIVE Austin, held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the University of Texas campus today. Jeff Rasco (@JeffRasco) and Marla Werst (@ChicGeekGirl) helmed the roundtable discussion, which was inspired by our […]
At 2pm CT/3pm ET today, PYM partners are gathering to discuss the State of the Industry. Join them via live webcast from the AT&T Executive Education Conference Center at the University of Texas in Austin by clicking the item below or visiting http://184.108.40.206:8080/attconference. PYM Town Hall Austin: State of the Industry Live webcast of 2010 […]
Welcome to my new monthly column! Each month I will spotlight a new planner. If you’re interested in being profiled, please contact me at Lisa.Kraus@PlanYourMeetings.com. This month, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking to Kimberly Roberts, CMP, CSEP.
Hotels and resorts from coast to coast are coming up short-staffed as the federal government seeks to reduce the number of foreign-born workers who typically fill housekeeping, kitchen, front desk and banquet positions.
Robert Hodge, former director of the Austin Convention Center in Texas, says he changed customer evaluation scores on surveys in order to boost employee morale. But, the grand jury says that 16 instances of tampering between 2005 and 2007 were done with an intent to defraud.
Plan Your Meetings held a drawing for a $100.00 gift certificate to Carmelo’s Ristorante Italiano while attending the Southwest Showcase in Austin, TX. The winner was Jeanette Allison of Texas Society of Architects. Congratulations Jeanette!