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.
IMEX America 2015, which runs Oct. 13-15 in Las Vegas, is focusing on sustainability issues, including waste reduction and education.
Team-building activities are under more pressure than ever to justify their value and expense, but they can still be fun and games.
Australia’s Starlight Children’s Foundation is the beneficiary of the Melbourne Convention Bureau’s exploits in Great Adventure Challenge, a full-day, team-based corporate race.
Hotels that contribute the most soap to Clean the World‘s global hygiene campaign usually are located in bigger cities — New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando, among them. Usually. But not always. In Missouri, Harrah’s North Kansas City has collected more than 10,000 pounds of soap and 4,000 pounds of bottled amenities since signing […]
PCMA Convene magazine has published its second annual issue listing of the best meetings industry venues, destinations and service providers.
IMEX America‘s latest Index of Optimism shows that many in the meetings and event industry are more upbeat about business today than they were a year ago. The survey, taken in March, polled 400 North Americans — 70 percent buyers, 30 percent suppliers — to see how they felt about the industry’s prospects in the […]
We need action more than words at this point.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is one of the biggest corporate buzz words of the past few years. But it’s one of those things that needs decoding to be effective. We hear about carbon footprints, LEED certification, and Energy Star standards, and while they are all important programs that keep corporations on their toes, what does […]
The Marriott & Renaissance State Association Team of Florida recently held a bowling event with a food drive component that collected 386 pounds of food for America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend in Tallahassee, Fla. That donation was enough to feed 296 people in Tallahassee and surrounding counties.
Visit Orlando, its team members and partners contributed more than $515,000 to the local community through fundraising, marketing and in-kind support in 2010. Contributions included: clothing and holiday gift drives; educational initiatives and cash contributions raised during events; and in-kind marketing support for arts and cultural groups.
Every Christmas for the past 10 years, the Hyatt Regency Dallas has given the homeless a special gift: the chance to wake up somewhere safe and warm. In recent years, the hotel has partnered with SoupMobile Inc.’s founder David Timothy, aka “The SoupMan,” to provide a Christmas Eve banquet and housing for as many as 500 local homeless men and women.
As I travel to different trade shows and conferences speaking on “Green Initiatives,” I am both proud and disappointed by much of what is happening. Yes, all of the exposure and emphasis that has been put on being more socially responsible and sustainable is sinking in. And, much progress is being made to better our […]
Incorporating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into your meetings and events is how you move beyond greening your function and start making your program affect the sustainability of the company, the community and planet. A CSR program allows your event program, and by association your client or company, to leave a legacy in the host community. […]
A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Tim Sanders speak to a gathering of meeting professionals. “The only reason to have a meeting is to change the world,” he said. If anything, the media scrutiny of early 2009 has proved how the choices we make as meeting professionals can negatively impact […]
Want a quick snapshot of the current state of corporate America (and society at large, for that matter)? Look no further than your local team-building organization. The wave of the future: team building in cyberspace? David Goldstein of Massachusetts-based TeamBonding, predicts that traditional team building is going to evolve in some surprising ways as clients […]
In the meetings world, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is fast becoming the new ROI. If you’re looking to incorporate a CSR program into your next event, consider The Foundation for Hospital Art (FFHA), a non-profit whose mission is “to donate at least one painting to every hospital on earth.”