Industry Views 2017

5 Ways to Amplify Your Personal Brand!

By Judi Holler-Durkin

 

It's no secret that the world has changed.  You are doing more with less.  Things are moving at the speed of light.  And Google has become the new resume.  The question is... what are you doing about it?...

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Time to Savor the Stillness

By Janet Holliday

 

Ever heard of that phrase ‘keeping up with the Joneses?’ We’re all guilty of it.  We live in a fast paced, hugely demanding, and constantly changing world. The next big thing is just around the corner and we absolutely must have it. The overall pace of life has increased by 10% worldwide since the mid-90’s and in Singapore alone it’s grown by 30%!

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Return on Time

By Claire Smith

 

In our fast paced, 24-7 world, our most valuable asset is TIME. There is never enough of it and we have to make wise decisions on how to use it.

How does this valuable asset factor in our industry? With demands at home and at work extending around the clock, we are all trying to juggle a multitude of priorities and often view time away from the office as a loss of productivity...

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Mexico City and Los Cabos – the Here and Now

By Sunny Irvine

 

Mexico has had no shortage of disasters lately. With two major earthquakes in the last couple of months, as well as Tropical Storm Lidia in Los Cabos which left about 20 inches of rain in just over a day, we have become well-versed at responding to and analyzing on the ground situations.

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Destination Updates - What a Meeting Planner Can Expect in Puerto Rico, Orlando, Houston, and Miami

By Dan Tavrytzky

 

With our constantly changing environment, one of the things that meeting planners need to factor into planning more and more are natural disasters, and what contingency plans are in place should this happen during the time of their program. This has definitely been the case in a number of destinations throughout North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean over recent weeks...

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Learn how to get to 'Amazing' with Purposeful Meetings at IMEX America 2017

By Carina Bauer

 

You know you've succeeded as a planner or organizer when people walk away from your event, conference or unconference saying 'Amazing!'

With that one word, that one exclamation it's clear that the person was engaged. That they were moved by new information and new connections...

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Innovation = Success in Events

By Julius Solaris

 

Let me ask you a question. What is the difference between a concert and a conference? I’ll give you a clue. It has something to do with the front row. Yeah, you guessed it right. Nobody usually seats in the front row at conferences. Not the case at concerts.

So what is the difference? There is no difference. In both cases, we know what to expect. At concerts the music, the performer, the show is new. At conferences, we expect to die from PowerPoint...

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Are events the secret to creating a world that works for everyone?

By Fiona Pelham

 

The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a roadmap to creating a world that works for everyone, and in September a commentary will be launched by global, not-for-profit Positive Impact to tell the story of the role of events in achieving those goals...

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Selling in times of adversity

By Eda Ozden

 

I was never trained as a sales person or as a marketer. I never intended to join the MICE industry - one that my parents had helped build in Turkey. I wasn’t even planning on going back home after obtaining my College & Masters Degrees that had me living in Washington, DC and London. It was all fate that while Western Europe was facing one of the world financial crises of its history in 2008, the year I graduated, Turkey was booming...

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Tourism is the exhaust fume of the business and professional events industry

By James Latham

 

James Latham of the Joint Meetings Industry Council`s advocacy platform, The Iceberg, argues that business tourism is the exhaust fume of an industry which should be acknowledged as a transformational engine of the knowledge and creative society...

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Is a Millennial defined by an age, or by a way of thinking?

By Aoife Delaney

 

By 2020 Millennials will be comprised of 50% of the global workforce - that’s a hefty chunk of the population, and certainly the future of the meetings and events industry, so we need to take this demographic seriously...

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Transparency leads to collaboration

By Dan Tavrytzky

 

There's an old saying that "Knowledge is Power." While knowledge is important, I would add that "Collaboration is Power", and one of the ways to garner collaboration and shared learning in the Meetings & Events industry, is for suppliers and planners to have transparency in their communication...

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