This month presented an incredible opportunity for me to discuss the hospitality industry with an accomplished veteran and true pioneer, Joyce J. Ginsburg. With over 40 years of experience as both a supplier and a professional planner, Joyce’s story is very interesting and compelling. Her dedication and passion for meeting planning is immeasurable. After speaking with her, I realized that in this learn-as-you-go business, it’s oftentimes more about who you know than what you know.
In all my writings, speeches and rants at meetings, I am often asked what’s the best tip or greatest “gotcha.” Recently, after concluding the filming of PYM’s “Contract tips and traps” Knowledge Series video, I was reflecting on the input provided and the value of what was shared. Then it occurred to me that one […]
As I am spending the month in Kittanning, Pa., working my father’s estate, I can’t help but drift back to the roots of this small town: farming. Since it is July and we are in the midst of “corn growing season,” I thought it would be appropriate to give you some insight on how to […]
Often when meeting and event organizers begin planning conference education, they take the most efficient path. They consider the venue’s meeting space, capacity charts and room layouts. The object is to get as many people as possible in each room for each presentation. This planning process focuses on what’s best, efficient and easiest for the […]
I am currently working on a meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. — a destination where nearly all my attendees will be either flying or driving in for the event. Once they land, they will need transportation from the airport (and back again), to an offsite group trip, as well as options for exploring the city […]
On June 17, Plan Your Meetings was in the Windy City for the first ever 2010 PYM LIVE Chicago. Hosted by the Sutton Place Hotel, Steve Lowe (STLowe@harrahs.com) of Harrah’s & Harveys Lake Tahoe and Kevin R. Johnston, CMP (@Kevin_Johnston) of the Advantage Event Group addressed pressing industry topics and concerns, such as measuring ROI, […]