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The theme of this year's Meeting Professionals International WEC was, "Stop planning meetings, start designing experiences."
"Designing an effective channel incentive strategy needs to reinforce the sales processes, highlight product information and reinforce the sponsoring company’s value proposition. It’s about helping channel partners and their salespeople sell effectively, while answering, 'What's in it for me?'"
Summer festival organizers know how to build a passionately loyal following. Here are some ideas from three top events.
Financial & Insurance Conference Planners has five live events a year focused on industry-specific education.
Make sure attendees traveling from the affected airports are aware of the new regulations so that they arrive at the airport with electronic equipment appropriately stored in hold luggage.
Meeting planners report getting turn-downs or pressure from hotels to commit and limited hold times.
If incentive travel in general or a certain destination in particular did not have appeal, the channel incentive program is less likely to succeed.
Thanks to current politics, Saturday Night Live has been on a roll in 2017.
Some meeting planners, mostly the CMPs in the group, spoke up for the professionalism of the role. Said one: "How about everyone just know you are a Meeting Professional? Why? Because you deserve that respect!"
"A name badge with Microsoft on it screams kidnapping in cerrtain parts of the world."
SITE, which is known for incentive industry education, now has a new offering of 12 online courses.
All of the members of the Rolling Stones have followed similar trajectories, going solo, producing music for other starts and performing for worthwhile project such as Live Aid.
Prevue's newest Visionary Summit will focus on the major factors shaping meeting design.
How exactly does duty of care apply to international travel and meetings?
The HMCC program is worth 4 clock hours and after completing a 4-hour training course, participants receive a certificate of achievement and hold the designation for two years.
According to a recent member survey from MPI, the average salary of a meeting professional with a CMM is $107,877 for planners and $114,868 for suppliers.
Local convention and visitors bureaus are a great source of ideas for sites such as abandoned bases, building sites, old dockyards, empty airplane hangars.
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"Our hope is that we can begin next steps and grow this grass roots conversation to create some solid information, training and more."
“My concept for Park Hyatt Washington D.C. was to bring together a dynamic and attractive modernism with classic American style.”
“We are excited to be part of this revitalization of Atlantic City."
Since opening in midtown Manhattan in 1931, the Waldorf Astoria has hosted every U.S. president and been home to the rich and famous, from Frank Sinatra to the Duke of Windsor.
With ample budgets and worldly travelers, and free from the regulatory restrictions faced by pharma and financial, this sector can be more...creative.
In Toy Story, all the toys in the box drew on their unique strengths to accomplish whatever they set out to do.