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Welcome to Virtualis, the world’s largest virtual convention and learning center, created by more than 200 people based around the world, under the guidance of Dan Parks, president and creative director of Corporate Planners Unlimited Inc., a California-based meeting, event and corporate travel planning company.
In case you haven’t noticed, the presidential election season is in full swing. We thought you might be ready for a lighter, slightly more relevant look at the candidates, as well as a break from the daily back and forth rhetoric of the political pundits. So we asked ME Productions, an award-winning special event and […]
Award-winning designer Ira Mitchell-Stern, executive director of creative for All Over Miami, advises planners to comb home magazines and home furnishing stores like West Elm, Target (which recently introduced a new line of home furnishings from Dwell Studio, including pillows featuring yellow and gray palettes), and K-Mart for trends and ideas that can be applied to events.
Many people begin planning events without the benefit of taking an event planning class or having the opportunity to study the hospitality industry. You can learn all of the industry standards seasoned professionals know by getting the same books they study. When seasoned event planners cannot recall a specific detail, they often pull one of these books from their bookshelves. Hospitality professionals also use these books to study for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exam.
More than 400 meeting planners and exhibitors learned cutting-edge techniques and essential skills to make the most of their meetings, their profession and each other at the 2007 Plan Your Meetings (PYM) Atlanta Expo, held Sept. 27 at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Ravinia.