After six years, I am leaving Plan Your Meetings. As editor-in-chief, I have attended many meetings and events. I have visited hotels, special event facilities and convention centers, and talked with countless planners and industry suppliers. I continue to be amazed at the creativity, demands, and spread of the meetings and events business. It is a business of details that want constant attention; it is a business of change — changing fashion, changing tastes, changing tools, and changing measurements.
It’s an exciting industry, and I have enjoyed being part of the change. It is also a very personable business, and I hope to continue many of the wonderful relationships I have developed in my position.
You’ll still be hearing from me on these pages from time to time, and I’ll see some of you at future events. Meanwhile, I hope you’ll continue to participate in all the programs and publications Plan Your Meetings produces. They’re designed to deliver information you can use in ways that entertain, inform and inspire you — whether experiencing new destinations, new technology, the latest in table décor or making new contacts at a PYM Live event, or reading about someone else’s successful negotiation tips in the magazine, or picking up some F & B ideas from our online guru, Claire Gould.
Enjoy the business you’re doing, remember to breath deeply every once in a while, and be generous (in spirit, at least) to all your suppliers. Heed the words of one of my favorite writers:
“It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.” – Wendell Berry
Thank you for helping me learn and grow, and be better than I am.
— Christine Born