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Education: Any Organisation’s First Priority

In a fast-changing and uncertain world, education is probably the most important thing any business does. Its importance is growing, driven by specialisation of professional skills, by speedier deployment of products and services, and by its own evolving visibility and delivery. By Rod Cameron, Executive Director, AIPC and the Joint Meetings Industry Council. From Boardroom…

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Getting Exercised About Engaging Attention

It’s a familiar problem. After a great start to the opening session, the room’s energy dips over a couple of hours. The morning break is supposed to revive and refresh, but somehow that initial dynamism never quite seems to return. Perhaps instead of tea or coffee, the secret sauce is an exercise break. From the Event…

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The Changing DMO: ECM and DI Respond

European Cities Marketing (ECM) and Destinations International (DI) – two leading destination marketing and development associations – have extended their transatlantic collaboration in response to the radical changes in function of destination marketing organisations (DMOs) across both continents. At the annual ECM Summer School held this year in Dresden, ECM president Dieter Hardt-Stremayr explained the…

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One Third of MI Professionals Experience Mental Health Issues

One in three UK event industry workers experience a mental health problem. The national average is one in four. The findings are from a survey for the industry campaign EventWell, which starts on September 18. Three quarters of respondents suffered stress due to their workloads, and 13 percent were currently experiencing a problem. From Meetpie.com…

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Associations: The Importance of Education

Kai Troll – Chairman of Best Buddies EMEA and Head of Development at the International Sport and Cultural Association – has been discussing both the reasons associations are of value to their members and the future of the model. Education is right at the heart of the sector, but not always effectively delivered. From Boardroom…

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The Malaysian Society of Association Executives Launched

Malaysia now has its own Society of Association Executives, a response to the need for a single body to regulate the sector. The society’s mission is to advance Malaysian associations by offering advocacy, education and advice. Initiated by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, MSAE follows in the footsteps of other national societies around the world. From Boardroom…

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Focus Groups Discuss Industry Mental Health in UK’s Midlands

Businesses in the UK’s Midlands are being invited to join a series of focus groups to raise awareness of mental health issues in the meetings industry. The discussions are part of a campaign run by the Meetings Industry Association, and will help event professionals understand how their colleague’s organisations are building compassionate and productive workplaces. From Meetpie.com…

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Principal’s Recruitment Principles

The UK meetings and events industry is heavily dependent on foreign labour. The effect of Brexit on its ability to recruit remains a unknown quantity. Even before the surprise referendum result, possibly the country’s biggest independent conference group, Principal Hotel Company, created a training academy which is now attracting local talent. From the editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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New Event Management Degree Course in Perth

Hospitality education institution Le Cordon Bleu is offering a convention and event management degree to students at its new school in Perth, Australia. The Bachelor of Business (Convention and Event Management) will include two six-month industry placements. 90 percent of Le Cordon Bleu graduates in Australia secure employment within six months of finishing their degrees. From CIM New Magazine…

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UK’s First MSc in Business Events Offered by ENU and EICC

Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) have joined forces to offer the UK’s first master’s degree in business events. The course will accept its initial intake of students this September. ENU has developed the syllabus, and the EICC will provide guest lecturers and make work placements available for students. Photo: Stewart Attwood. From Meetpie.com…

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