When GMIC’s 2014 Sustainable Meetings Conference convenes in San Francisco in April, it will put words into action and lead by example. The goal of the April 15-17 event: Use sustainable strategies to limit the amount of waste generated, Green House gases emitted and water consumed and, in short, leave San Francisco a bit more eco-friendly than it […]
The Green Meeting Industry Council is launching a Certificate in Sustainable Event Planning program designed to create a new class of sustainable-event practitioners. The students will be charged with creating, guiding and implementing the sustainability goals and performance outcomes for the 2014 Sustainable Meetings Conference in San Francisco in April next year. Adult learners who […]
Your annual meetings are probably no longer dominated by well-coiffed, suit and tie, Mercedes-driving, work-centric, loyal 40 to 60-year-olds. Today, you may well find an influx of latte-sipping, flip-flop wearing, multi-tasking, iPad-toting 21 to 39-year-olds. While each generation, from Traditionalist to Millennials, has specific traits and communication characteristics, they also have some commonalities, especially when […]
On May 20, Plan Your Meetings descended on the Hill Country for the first-ever 2010 PYM LIVE San Antonio. Hosted by the Westin La Cantera, Jeff Rasco, CMP, of Attendee Management, Inc. (@JeffRasco) and Cindy Lo of Red Velvet Events (@RedVelvetEvents) moderated the roundtable discussion, addressing a variety of industry concerns such as meeting technology […]
No. 1: Learning to work smarter will save your company time and money. Most meeting planners begin their careers with no specific training. But it’s a complex job; one that can involve anything from sending out requests for proposals to setting up registration, securing sponsorships, booking speakers, managing travel, negotiating contracts, planning meal functions and […]
Have you ever seen letters behind hospitality professionals’ names and wondered what that is all about? Education expert and planner Jackie Thornton explains the difference between a CMP and the 17 other certifications available.