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MGM Resorts Partners with Three Square Food Bank to Fight Hunger

January 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

MGM Resorts International, in partnership with Three Square Food Bank, has announced a new standardized program for safe collection, preservation and service of surplus banquet food that will help reduce hunger in Southern Nevada. This new program, in which MGM

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PCMA CE 2017 Canadian Innovation Conference (CIC)

November 23, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: Canada East Chapter, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) WHAT: 5th edition of the chapter’s Canadian Innovation Conference WHERE: Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario WHEN: Sunday, November 19 – Tuesday, November 21, 2017 WINNERS: Recipients of the chapter’s

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IMEX Launching "She Means Business" Event

November 10, 2017 by Lori Smith

She Means Business, a half-day conference exploring challenges affecting women in the MICE industry, is launching at IMEX Frankfurt 2018.  IMEX Group created the event in partnership with tw tagungswirtschaft magazine.  She Means Business (#shemeansbusiness) will run on Monday, May

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SITE Canada 2017 Education Day

November 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: SITE Canada WHAT: 2017 Education Day WHERE: The Boulevard Club, Toronto, Ontario WHEN: November 1, 2017 SITE Canada’s annual Education Day featured an exemplary combination of networking and education. Keynotes were presented by Tony Chapman (Stop Selling and Start Storytelling),

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SITE & MPI Announce Keynotes for Global Forum

October 26, 2017 by Lori Smith

The keynote presentations at the SITE + MPI Global Forum , taking place in Rome, Italy  from January 12-14, 2018,  will focus on how breakthrough ideas occur when concepts from diverse industries, cultures and disciplines intersect. The forum is the first time Society

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CanSPEP Conference 2017

October 25, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) WHAT: 2017 Annual Conference WHERE: Delta Prince Edward and P.E.I. Convention Centre, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island WHEN: July 27-29, 2017 WOW: CanSPEP members, guests and suppliers gathered in the home of Confederation

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IMEX America Demonstrates Strength and Impact of Industry

October 12, 2017 by Lori Smith

The global meetings and events industry came together this week at IMEX America, standing strong with Las Vegas, the show’s host destination and other destinations that have faced disaster and death in recent months. “During the months, even the week,

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Speakers' Spotlight Founders Launch New Agency

September 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

Farah Perelmuter and Martin Perelmuter, co-founders of Speakers’ Spotlight, have launched The Spotlight Agency, a premier boutique organization representing internationally and nationally-renowned celebrities from television, music, sports, food, fashion, and décor. The Spotlight Agency unites talent with brands for services

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ILEA Launches Content Hub

September 12, 2017 by Lori Smith

Experience, a new comprehensive online content hub that provides commentary, feature articles, news and trends by and for the live events community, was recently launched by the International Live Events Association (ILEA). Content published on Experience is focused on the

Opinion

Member Voices: Pro-Active Planning in Events

September 12, 2017 by Michelle Planche, CMP

In the event planning business the planner’s job is the “expect the unexpected.”  Planners must take great measures to be pro-active to ensure a smooth event. Here are eight tips to setting yourself up for success. 1. Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse!

Opinion

Event Planning's Two Big "Rs"

September 8, 2017 by SANDY BIBACK, CMP Emeritus, CMM

Welcome to the two “Rs” every planner needs to think seriously about—Request for Proposal (RFP) and Risk Management Plan (RMP). Huh, you say? How are these two related? In more ways than you think. As a planner, what do you

Opinion

Bridging the Perception Gap

September 7, 2017 by SANDRA HERRIOT

Have you ever wondered why two people who witness the same car accident provide two different accounts to the authorities? Or why one person reacts positively to your product pitch yet another thinks you are completely off the mark? The