Legacy-building events: Excerpts from “Intentional Event Design, Our Professional Opportunity”

Hope is a great motivator. When we deliver a mindful experience and positively benefit others, we have a win for participants and organizations. Designing events that foster exchanges is critical to moving society forward, and always has been. Event professionals … Continue reading

MPI and San Diego State University partner to develop meeting and event management graduate degree, certificate programs

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at San Diego State University (SDSU) have announced they will collaborate to create the first graduate-level degree program offered in the United States focused on … Continue reading

American Express GBT acquires leading meetings and events specialist

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has signed an agreement to acquire Banks Sadler, an international event management agency headquartered in London. The company will operate as part of American Express Meetings & Events, a division of GBT. When the … Continue reading

Meeting the challenge: Three Canadian corporate planners weigh in on the top industry issues

From shrinking budgets to the social media revolution, today’s corporate meeting and event planners are faced with a multitude of constantly shifting priorities and unique challenges. How are some of Canada’s top corporate planners meeting these challenges and devising solutions … Continue reading

Meeting Planner Profile: Emma Singh, CEO, Events by Emma Corporation

As a professional full-service event planning company based in Winnipeg, Events by Emma specializes in corporate, non-profit, upscale private functions, social events and weddings. The Events by Emma team is proud of our ability to understand our clients’ vision and needs, and we introduce professional and experienced consultation combined with creative and fresh ideas, ultimately turning their concepts into realities. Continue reading

Five key essentials to meeting management success

Event management is a prestigious career choice. It is about more than party planning, creativity or décor. It is complex and encompasses project management, program design, measurement and evaluation, strategic development and so much more. Our industry is ready for talented individuals who understand this and want to achieve great things. Do you have what it takes? Here are some key essentials to finding success in managing meetings and events. Continue reading