Industry Views 2019

You Don’t Get a Map, You Get a Compass Pt 1

By Cindy Hartner, Director of Global Sales, DMC Network

 

I have completed one of my life goals – I have written a book! It’s called ‘You Don’t Get a Map, You Get a Compass’ and I am so proud to be able to share some of my messages with you here.

 

I will be covering each of the below topics over the next three months, so do keep an eye for our newsletters in your inbox’s – some good tips to share!

 

Let’s start with number 1 – breathe and try one small thing...

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Office Evolution – A Case to Embrace!

By Dan Tavrytzky, Managing Director, DMC Network

 

If you’re not in the office and at your desk, you’re not working! This statement exemplifies an old-school business perception that has shifted based on technology, progressive leadership and the need to attract and retain the best talent. This is done by providing a balanced work-life environment...

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Telling the Story of the Power of Events Part 3

By Fiona Pelham, CEO of Positive Impact

 

This month we continue to deep dive into some examples of the 10 opportunities for collaboration that Positive Impact have identified in their recent white paper on how events can be used to achieve the United Nation’s sustainable development goals and what this means for the global events industry. We hope these examples inspire you to make a positive impact in your working environment!...

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Telling the Story of the Power of Events Part 2

By Fiona Pelham, CEO of Positive Impact

 

Last month, we introduced Positive Impact’s white paper on how events can be used to achieve the United Nation’s sustainable development goals and what this means for the global events industry. We highlighted the 10 opportunities for collaboration available for all event professionals, and over the next 2 months we want to deep dive into a couple of examples of what these opportunities can look like...

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Telling the Story of the Power of Events Part 1

By Fiona Pelham, CEO of Positive Impact

 

Imagine a future where the event industry is known to be sustainable, where event professionals are constantly learning, taking time to strategically identify their own sustainability challenges, creatively addressing them and telling the story of the impact their event has?...

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Sustainable Connections

By Grainne Gilligan, Business Development Manager at Croke Park Meetings & Events and Meetings & Millenials Council Member

 

The buzz word for meetings and events in 2019. Every client I meet, every event I attend, every article I read...sustainability is at the forefront of every event planner, convention bureau and venue’s mind – How can we make our meetings greener? How can we reduce, reuse and recycle? How can we decrease our carbon footprint? All extremely relevant and important questions that need answers – but, I am not the one to answer these...

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Teneo Hospitality Group Surveys Meeting Planners and Hoteliers & Targets Five Challenges Confronting Meetings Industry in 2019

By Mike Schugt, President

Teneo Hospitality Group

 

At our recent Annual Summit, we surveyed 150 meeting planners and hoteliers on the challenges they faced in effectively competing in today’s changing marketplace. A long list of challenges emerged with tight meeting budgets, time pressures, organizational issues, a lack of creativity, increasingly complex and costly mandates in catering, a need for more dynamic experiences and resistance to change were top contenders...

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When Should You Walk Away From a Negotiation?

By Linda Swindling, JD, CSP
Negotiation Speaker

 

In the news recently we witnessed Amazon pull out of discussions with New York for an office in Long Island, and the President walked away from conversations with North Korea. While there are several reasons why these powerhouses didn't come to an agreement, there is a bigger message for us...

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Walls and Bridges in Dallas Texas and the incentive travel experiences bubbling under there

By Pádraic Gilligan
Managing Partner, SoolNua

 

The Wall

I could see the hotel directly in front of me, no more than 100m away. But I was separated from it by a complex wall involving a 6 lane highway and a tangle of spiralling over-passes. Traffic was relentless and fast...

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Making Room on Your Plate

By Kimberly Hoffman, CMP, DMCP

Director, Event Services at Accent Indy

 

It’s no secret that we take on a lot by choosing the events industry. Our time, attention, and energy are constantly demanded, and our plates are simply overflowing. With the start of the new year, it’s only natural to want to reevaluate where we’re putting our efforts – cutting back on the things that prevent us from achieving balance / harmony, and identifying areas where there might be room for more fulfillment or personal development...

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How should we respond to negative publicity about  Incentive Travel?

By Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua & Chief Marketing Officer, SITE

 

I was skimming through Twitter posts on my Hootsuite dashboard and noticed it on the stream that captures content about incentive travel. It was short and pithy but I quickly realised the sentiment wasn't in line with the usual content that appears there...

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