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Industry Insider: Disruption or Normalcy?

May 25, 2016 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMM, CMP

I think one of the most used “buzz words” in the past six months has to be disruption.  Every article seems to be focused on the forces that are disruptive – innovative processes, changed economic realities, different technologies and new


Caesars Entertainment Expands Responsible Meeting Initiatives

May 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s Responsible Meetings (RM) Group is releasing a new “Meetings for Good” menu of community service opportunities, which will be available at select properties. The Meetings for Good menu promotes stronger community engagement among Caesars-operated resorts, meeting customers


Feedback: Ageism in the Events Industry!

March 16, 2016 by Lori Smith
Ronnie Caplan, Ronnie Caplan Communications

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ronnie Caplan was inspired to write the following cover letter/article in response to the Critical Path column by Bailey Roth and Carly Silberstein, published in the January.February issue of M+IT.  To Hiring Manager(s), As an Event Designer / Producer,


Fredericton Convention Centre Names AV Partner

February 26, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Fredericton Convention Centre (FCC) has selected Freeman Audio Visual Canada as its official in-house supplier of audio, visual and presentation technology services, effective immediately. “Freeman is a great addition to our team,” said Cathy Pugh, general manager, FCC. “We


Marriott Experts Identify Five Key Meeting Trends

February 24, 2016 by Lori Smith

Mental wellness, elevated f&b experiences and “wow” moments are three of the meeting trends identified by the event experts from Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network (CRN), an integrated network of more than 60 JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott


Leadership: Ending Food Waste

February 18, 2016 by SANDRA WOOD, CMP
Sandra Wood

How many of us have a childhood memory of being told not to leave the table until we’d eaten everything on our plate? I used to take food and stuff it in my jean pockets so it would look like


SITE Index Forecasts Growth for Incentive Travel Industry

January 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

The 2015 Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Index Benchmark Study, an annual analysis and forecast of the incentive travel industry, forecasts that 2016 will be another banner year for the incentive travel industry. The study was released during the


AlliedPRA Launching Mentor Program

January 5, 2016 by Lori Smith

AlliedPRA, Inc. is launching the new AlliedPRA Mentor Program in its 20-US company owned and franchise locations. “We are launching the program to further enhance a work environment that nurtures personal and professional development,” said Denise Dornfeld, president of AlliedPRA, Inc.


Industry Insider: What I learned in 2015

December 30, 2015 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby

As I write this, 2015 is drawing to a close and 2016 is only a day away.  It seems traditional at this time of year to look back on what has occurred in the previous 12 months and see what


MPI Acquires Plan Your Meetings' Assets

November 12, 2015 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)  has acquired the assets of Plan Your Meetings, a leading, privately-owned educational and networking resources company based in Atlanta, GA. Plan Your Meetings produces live education, networking events, an award-winning annual meeting planning guide and a


London, UK Top MICE Destination: Cvent

October 28, 2015 by Lori Smith

London, Barcelona and Paris took the top three spots on Cvent, Inc.’s inaugural list of the top 25 cities for meetings and events in Europe according to meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, one of the


AMEX Forecasts Strong Growth for Meetings

October 21, 2015 by Lori Smith

2016 is going to be a good year for the meetings industry, according to the American Express Meetings & Events 2016 Global Meetings Forecast. “The resurgence of meetings and events over the past few years has allowed meetings professionals to demonstrate