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SPIN Launches On-Demand Education for Small Businesses

June 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network recently launched the SPIN:Small Business Community, an on-demand education initiative that will give the association’s members the strategies and tools needed to survive in an uncertain business world. “The recent commission cuts by the major hotel


Member Voices: Are you new to the industry or seeking a career shift?

June 15, 2018 by TAHIRA ENDEAN, CMP, DES, CED

If you are starting out in the business events industry, or seeking a more senior role, you must start with what you know and build on it. For example, if you grew up doing live theatre, offer to enhance an


MPI Publishing Meeting Planning Safety and Security Guide

June 13, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) will publish “The Essential Guide to Safety and Security: Best Practices for Meeting and Event Planning 2018” by the end of June 2018. The guide is free for MPI members and $49 USD for non-members. The association


MPI Plans and Partnership to Enhance CMM Program

June 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

One of the biggest pieces of news from the 2018 edition of Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (WEC) is the association’s announcement that it is collaborating with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, its executive education program, and


Solid Attendance and Superior Fundraising at WEC18

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Visit Indy played host to 2,200 planners and suppliers at this year’s World Education Congress (WEC), MPI’s flagship event. Held June 2-5, 2018 at the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana,


Business Events Toronto's Come Together for WEC19 Party

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Business Events Toronto WHAT: Canadian planners and suppliers rallied together as Team Canada at Business Events Toronto’s pre-opening party celebration on the first day of MPI’s World Education Congress 2018. Toronto is hosting WEC19. WHERE: High Velocity Sports Bar,


SPIN Opens 40-Over-40 Call for Nominations

May 31, 2018 by Lori Smith

SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network has opened the call for nominations for its SPIN:40 Over 40 program, which recognizes and honours planners  who are industry role models, influencers, innovators, and pioneers. SPIN:40 over 40 was introduced in 2017. One of last


EU data privacy regulations now in effect; CMA publishes guide for members.

May 25, 2018 by Lori Smith

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Regulation are now in full effect. Click here for full PDF copy of the regulation. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) has created and published a guide— CMA Guide to the


PCMA Pledge in Support of Inclusive Workplaces, Events Gathering Support

May 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Ascent CEO Promise, an initiative by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) – Convene to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry, is on track to have 100 signatures by the end of May, PCMA president and


Industry Organizations Band Together to Fight Sexual Harassment

May 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Leaders and executives from business events organizations, including ASAE, AWE, EIC, IAEE, IMEX, JMIC, MPI, PCMA and SITE, have formed a coalition with the single goal of eradicating sexual harassment within the events industry and its workplaces. While each of these groups


CHMSE 8th Annual May Meeting Planner Matinee

May 9, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Canadian Hotel Marketing & Sales Executives (CHMSE) WHAT: Annual May Meeting Planner Matinee – This year’s edition treated planners to a mini tradeshow with more than 30 exhibitors; a special keynote on how relevancy can move a meeting from


Montreal Makes ICCA 2017 Top 20 City List

May 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Montreal is the only Canadian city to make the top 20 of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2017 ranking of cities by number of meetings. Quebec’s largest city tied with Rome for the 20th spot, both cities having