Partipants at IMEX America next month can sign up to exercise their bodies as well as their minds with the first IMEXrun Las Vegas. The 5K run, organized by sports by tlc, begins at 6:30 a..m. Oct. 14.
Understanding data makes you more strategic and efficient. It helps you drive revenue, create a quality experience and know who will come to your event. What’s not to like?
Three individuals will be honored April 8 at the 2015 Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement in Washington, D.C. Here’s a quick look at each: Meeting professional honoree Kati S. Quigley, CMP, is senior director of partner community marketing at Microsoft Corp. She has worked in both the association and corporate […]
For meeting planners, it pays to earn a CMP. That’s among the findings of PCMA Convene’s annual salary survey, one that meeting professionals use to measure their own incomes against. The PayScale 2013 Compensation Best Practices Report is based on a survey completed by 328 association, corporate and independent meeting professionals. It found that certified meeting […]
NACE, formerly the National Association of Catering Executives, has changed its name — but not its acronym. It’s now the National Association for Catering and Events, a move made to more accurately reflect its 4,000-plus members. Today’s catering and event professionals must be trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of event planning, design and executive, […]
The fallout of the U.S. General Services Administration’s mismanaged 2010 Western Region Conference continues to impact the meetings industry. Last week, the Global Business Travel Association postponed its National Travel Forum, a meeting for government travel planners, because GSA employees are now restricted from attending. And ASAE, the Center for Association Leadership, is part of […]
The Global Business Travel Association’s annual European conference, taking place Sept. 19-21 at the seaside resort of Noordwijk in the Netherlands, will focus on globalization and customized service delivery. Pre-conference activities will take place in the two days before the event and include three levels of certified training programs, sector specific benchmark groups and a […]
Despite reassurances that the recession is over, corporate purse strings aren’t getting any looser. And that, coupled with increasing hotel and transportation costs and short booking windows, is leaving meeting and event planners feeling pinched. On the meeting supply side, hotel and convention sales managers are having a hard time connecting with potential clients and […]
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By guest blogger, Kevin R. Johnston, CMP
Recently I was having a face to face interview (OMG-F2F-Y?) with a person referred to me by one of my social network contacts: A late-20s producer with impressive experience, a great network and the desire to expand her freelance business. Coffee, fresh air and the chance to experience a person’s personality and ability to communicate one-on-one was very refreshing.
You see, it’s my “baby boomer” traits that drive my need to see and interact in person…