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PCMA Launches New Crisis Communications Guide

July 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

PCMA has launched a new guide for business event strategists on how to confidently handle communications around a crisis situation. Today’s 24-hour news cycle means that opportunities for the wrong messages to leak out are ever-present, making communications planning an


Registration Open for SPINCon 2018

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Registration is now open for SPINCon, SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network’s annual conference. The 2018 edition of the conference is being held November 11-13, 2018 at The Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, FL with hosts Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (VSPC). “Each year SPINCon


Inclusion-Focused Education Program Being Developed by MPI

July 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is developing new education and resources to help meeting planners design more inclusive experiences. The association announced the initiative at its 2018 World Education Congress (WEC), held June 2-5 in Indianapolis, Indiana. As part of the


Meetings Mean Business Canada Continues Outreach with Visit to St. John's

July 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

Members of Meetings Mean Business Canada’s board paid a visit to St. John’s, Newfoundland on June 28th as part of its ongoing mission to advocate for the power of face-to-face meetings. MMB Canada board members had a productive, two-hour meeting


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

June 29, 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


CHMSE 8th Annual May Meeting Planner Matinee

June 25, 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


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


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