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The Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) recently designated 24 planners as Certified Government Meeting Professionals (CGMP), bringing the number of CGMP holders to more than 600. More meetings professionals are acquiring the designation in light of recent scrutiny regarding government meetings expenses. The list of 24 includes Reba Anderson of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; David […]
The numbers are in and, according to PCMA’s latest annual Meetings Market Survey, the industry continued to grow in 2013. More than 400 association, independent and corporate planners completed the survey in late 2013, discussing the pluses and minuses of industry trends — attendance, budgets, exhibitors, revenues with the Professional Convention Management Association, which has been doing the […]
Associated Luxury Hotels International has published its 2014 global sales guide to meeting facilities. It identifies four- and five-diamond ALHI-member hotels, resorts and venues that are designed and operated for meetings, incentive/recognition programs, conventions and exhibitions. Meeting planners, association executives and incentive/recognition specialists can get a free copy by calling 866.303.ALHI or visiting www.alhi.com. The […]
If ever a piece of news cried out for skilled team-building, this is it. A survey from the University of Phoenix found that 84 percent of employed adults find working in a team difficult. The main reason cited is an “I’m-in-it-for-myself” mentality prevalent in many workplaces. Other findings: Almost one in six respondents said workers […]
Several months ago a colleague let me know a fake Twitter account had been set up in my professional name. Thus began the battle of my life.