People & Profiles

  • Five ways to unleash creativity and innovation

    Today’s workplace is anything but predictable and static. As working professionals and businesses, the reality of the new normal requires us to be more agile, adaptable, and capable of making smart decisions on the fly – a process fundamentally rooted in creativity and innovation. Whether you’re a senior leader, middle manager, junior team member or business of any size, it’s imperative to be more resourceful and resilient with each passing day. Following are five ways you can train yourself to…

  • MPI celebrates 2016 RISE Awards recipients at World Education Congress

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards. The recipients were selected for exceptional achievements in the meeting and event industry and honored at the annual MPI RISE Awards Presentation and Luncheon during the association’s 2016 World Education Congress (WEC) in Atlantic City. This year’s RISE Awards feature seven awards in three categories: individual achievement, community achievement and organizational achievement. Recipients are recognized for innovation, global transferability, impact…

  • MPI Academy unveils new offerings during 2016 World Education Congress

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the MPI Academy is launching several new education offerings, including seven web-based courses and two Experiential Event Series programs. This announcement was shared during a media briefing event at MPI’s 2016 World Education Congress (WEC) in Atlantic City. The new courses include online versions of MPI’s Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) and Sustainable Meeting Professional Certificate (SMPC) programs as well as the Meetings & Events at Sea program presented in partnership with the Cruise…

  • MPI redesigns membership model, offers special promotion to new members

    New subscription offering to launch this summer Meeting Professionals International (MPI) recently announced it has restructured its membership model to offer three different levels for both planners and suppliers. In addition, the association will soon introduce a new e-subscription for select MPI digital resources. The announcement was shared yesterday during a media briefing event at MPI’s 2016 World Education Congress (WEC) in Atlantic City. “We have been working to grow and evolve our association over the past few years in…

  • Freeman Audio Visual Ottawa wins consumer choice award for AV services for the fourth consecutive year

    Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Ottawa consumers and business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the fourth year in a row. CCA was established in 1987 and is considered the most distinguished business award in Canada. “They are truly a testament of the hard work and commitment to superior service they have continued to provide over the past year,” said…

  • Emerging continent: Africa as a global meetings marketplace

    By Issa Jouaneh As the geographic footprint of corporations expands and organizations continue to standardize their meetings policies and overall governance globally, meeting planning in emerging countries takes on a higher level of importance and relevance. One particular part of the world on meeting planners’ minds is Africa. For years, Africa has been a popular travel destination attracting those who seek adventure and unique experiences. As a whole, Africa continues to rise in popularity, bringing new travellers to the continent…

  • Freeman Audio Visual Canada makes waste diversion championships for third year

    Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce it has made the REfficient Waste Diversion Champions list for the third year in a row. The Waste Diversion Champions list recognizes companies that have reached impressive levels of reusing, buying, reselling and recycling surplus assets. REfficient is an online marketplace that allows companies to buy quality telecom, AV and IT equipment at significant discounts from sustainable sources. “We acknowledge Freeman for embracing the reduce-reuse-recycle concept,” said REfficient CEO Stephanie McLarty. “The…

  • Events in Bermuda: at the top of the triangle

    In 1609 a British ship named the Sea Venture sailing to Virginia was caught in a storm and foundered on an uninhabited island in the Atlantic. After a number of months the castaway sailors were rescued and returned to England. Word soon spread to London of this exciting adventure, and the mysterious island in the New World. William Shakespeare was so captivated by the tale that he was inspired to write one of his last plays: The Tempest. Since then,…

  • PCMA launches CMP Exam Prep App

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced today the launch of their new CMP Exam Prep App, powered by SpotMe. The CMP study app is an add-on to the recently released updated CMP Online Prep Course. Dedicated to elevating the role of event organizers, PCMA believes that with tough travelling schedules, a first of its kind on-the-go solution opens an opportunity for more professionals to earn their designation. Once users have downloaded the app, they will have access to: 500…

  • Tourism Vancouver’s Rachael Riggs receives PCMA Supplier of the Year award

    2016 Visionary Awards recognizes extraordinary contributions of business event leaders Tourism Vancouver is raising a glass to Rachael Riggs, manager of Meeting and Convention Sales, Midwest U.S., who accepted the award for Supplier of the Year at the PCMA Education Foundation’s 2016 Visionary Awards. More than 1,000 industry professionals recently gathered at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC to celebrate influential leaders in business events. The Oscars-like evening – complete with red carpet, awards show and after-party – was hosted…

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