News & Articles - professional

  • Four reasons why you should attend professional association meetings

    As an association manager, I’m regularly coming up reasons why professionals should join their industry associations, and different ways to market and share their value propositions – and yet, there is still work to do around awareness in our own meeting planning industry! How do you get your professional development? What networks have you joined? Is it time to start being more active in your industry’s association? Or, maybe you’ve already had a full career and it’s time to give…

    Career Development, Meeting Community, People & Profiles, The Business of Meetings

  • Travel preferences among Canadian professionals differ based on industry: survey

    Exploring a new destination is a top consideration for Canadians when extending their business trip Canadians value the opportunity to travel, both for business and leisure – and each profession is doing things differently. New research from Booking.com for Business, the global leader in connecting business travellers with the widest choice of places to stay, reveals that over a quarter of (26 per cent) of all working Canadian professionals accepted their job in part or fully because of opportunities to…

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Meeting Community, Travel Tips & News

  • The Events Industry Council recognizes new Certified Meeting Professionals

    Announcing the latest class of new CMP and CMP-HC designees The Events Industry Council recently announced 234 individuals passed the latest Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) examination. Furthermore, an additional professional succeeded in achieving the Certified Meeting Professional – Health Care (CMP-HC) designation by passing an additional examination. This distinguished credential, recognized throughout the events, meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry, demonstrates an individual’s comprehensive knowledge of meeting management as well as a commitment to the profession.  View the full list of new…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • MPI’s Spring 2017 Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2017 Spring Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly report shows the forecast for business conditions and budgets continues to improve at a healthy rate. It also reveals how audiovisual partners have an increasingly powerful role in the outcome of successful events, while planners are driven to focus more on myriad aspects of contingency planning. Key findings include the following: 69 per cent of respondents predict favorable business conditions—up 11 per…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community, Meeting Facts & Stats

  • How facilitation can help attendees get the most from your next event

    By Mujtaba Mirza It is not always easy to get the most out of a group of people. Whether for a single meeting or a group project there is always the risk a group will not be able to work together to achieve their goal or realize their potential. Meetings and formal gatherings are not always well planned and often have to deal with the pressure of time and lack of attendance. Everyone has been to a bad meeting where…

    Event Operations, Meeting Community, Speakers & Entertainment, The Business of Meetings

  • MPI summer 2016 edition of Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2016 Summer Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly special report indicates meeting and event industry projections remain solidly positive as planners and suppliers adapt and learn to thrive in the evolving seller’s market landscape. Key findings include the following: The past year has seen a 12 per cent drop in respondents that project positive growth for upcoming live event attendance (down from 62 per cent); yet, live and virtual attendance…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community, Meeting Facts & Stats

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