MICE Education September 2016

September 2016 MICE Educational Opportunities

MICE.com has compiled a collective list of professional development educational opportunities from all sectors of the Meetings Industry for the month of September 2016 to include webinars, courses, training sessions and events.

September 2016



Professional Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning
San Diego State University

Why this certificate?
Whether you are new to meeting planning or a seasoned pro, SDSU’s Meeting and Event Planning Certificate offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills within this growing industry. If you want to explore a new career opportunity or become more astute in your abilities; if you’re seeking help with planning a single meeting or event; or if you want to find out how to grow your career in the meeting industry; this program is for you! We are partnering with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) to present this very popular certificate program.




MEET National
Washington, DC

MEET National
MEET National

MEET National is a dynamic conference and trade show offering a fresh, invigorating vision for meeting and event planners eager to meet with new suppliers and increase their certification. It is the preeminent event for government, association, corporate and independent planners, and offers the most robust two days of education, networking and opportunity! This newly revamped event is the only DC event offering one-to-one pre-scheduled appointments, impromptu meetings on the open show floor, and a comprehensive conference programmed in partnership with MPI, SGMP, CIC, IAEE, and DMAI.




11 AM CT

Overcoming Collaborative Insanity by Finding Your Inner Rock Star

Brant Christopher Menswar is an acclaimed singer, songwriter and speaker who as the Chief Experience Officer at Banding People Together has influenced the collaborative culture of companies like NASA, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Microsoft, Cisco, Ocean Spray, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Sony Pictures, Hard Rock International, Hilton, Hampton, Universal Hospital Services, Focus Brands and Suntrust. He has served as the Vice President of Business Development for one of the world’s largest receivables management companies managing hundreds of tele-sales professionals while overseeing half a billion dollars in collectible debt. Brant serves on the Board of Directors for Children’s Home Society of Brevard and the Be Brave Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. He is a graduate of Florida Southern College where he earned a BA in Communications/Public Relations.





App-tastic 2016: 45 of the Best Productivity Apps You Should Be Using

Do you still have your computer? Or is your meeting planning or hospitality service organization becoming more productive and more mobile by using tablets instead? Whether you’re using an iPad, Android or Windows device, without knowing the best productivity apps available, you’re not using your time most efficiently.

Join Meetings Today and meetings industry tech expert Jim Spellos for this fast-paced webinar that will review and showcase 45 of the most useful apps for the meetings professional.

After attending this session, the attendee will be able to:

∙ Identify 45 of the most useful meeting industry and business apps available
∙ Understand mobile solutions impact all areas of productivity, including site inspection and event management
∙ Use their mobile devices more effectively for meetings and events





Fresh Ideas for Trade Show Sponsorships

Sponsors are the lifeblood of trade shows and conventions, and this session will help you rethink how to approach them more effectively. You also will discover some cool new ways, both high- and low-tech, to help sponsors reach their target audience.





Six Principles of Next-Generation Live Meetings

Don’t get left behind. Join us for a webinar on six principles that will help you make the move to next-generation live meetings. As you plot your year end and 2017 meeting strategy, you will learn to do the following:

∙ Increase meeting engagement by 20X
∙ Create remarkable experiences for every participant
∙ Measure meeting impact with detailed data

Marc Crawford has been on the leading edge of meeting transformation for the last 15 years. John Santaferraro has been a leading big data and analytics professional for more than 20 years now. Together they will provide practical advice on how to move forward without having to be a technology expert.





Critical Analytics of a Sales Manager’s Day – Selling vs. Servicing vs. Admin

How many calls a day does it take to generate a lead? How many leads to generate a proposal? How many proposals to become a booking?

This interactive webcast will provide you with a self-assessment on the perfect use of a sales manager’s day. If your office is normal, each salesperson heads in a different direction every day. Insure that everyone is on the same page and headed in the same direction in terms of the tasks they need to be doing and how much time should be spent doing each between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

An extremely illuminating 45 minutes that is equally effective for new and experienced sales managers.




10 AM ET

How To Manage The Event Technology Ecosystem – Breakthroughs In Integration

Meeting and event planners work with many technology platforms that all promise to optimize their resources. But many of these tools only solve one problem and rarely integrate with other platforms. As a result, planners are often left to manage event data between systems manually, cancelling out any time-saving automation that was done in the first place.

Major obstacles have traditionally precluded planners from fully integrating their systems – time, money, access to expertise, complicated processes and lack of support from technology providers and IT departments. In this webinar, we’ll walk you through how to connect all of your tools by yourself with a simple integration solution, an ‘integration Platform-as-a-Service’ (iPaaS). iPaaS solutions like Built.io Flow make it easier, more affordable, and faster to integrate, enabling planners to pursue opportunities to do so much more with their skills and talents.





Monthly CMP Information Session

Value of Certifications- Advance Your Career with the CMP

Are you ready to show your expertise as a meetings professional? There are many certifications out there. The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program is designed to identify those who have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful meeting professional. In this session, you will learn what the CMP Program is, how to apply for the CMP exam, what the exam tests, and how earning the CMP designation will help advance your career and leverage your knowledge. Also learn about other CIC programs and initiatives. Have questions on recertifying your CMP? – This can help you too!

Earn one (1) CE at the completion of this event as part of the CMP Preferred Provider Program.




MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition 2016
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

MICE Expo 2016
MICE Expo 2016

The burgeoning MICE industry (Meetings, Incentives, Conference, Exhibitions) has been growing steadily over the past few couple of years and the Asia Pacific markets have seen rapid growth. According to the ICCA statistics report in 2014, there were over 2,400 meetings held in Asia Pacific & Middle East, which occupied 20% of worldwide meetings.

MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition is the only show in Asia solely focused on networking between buyers and sellers of the MICE industry. Thousands of event organisers and travel professionals will be presented to see over 25 presentations at the complimentary conferences and workshops. MICE 2016 provides a platform for you to network with the key decision makers in the industry and develop your business.

We welcomed more than 2,000 attendees and this year we are set to double this number. It is a key event for anyone involved in organising, running, marketing or selling events. Visitors range from exhibition organisers, meeting planners, incentive house agency, party/networking planners, meetings and event associations and tour, travel and destination agencies. They represent a range of companies heavily involved and devoted to support the events industry.

MICE Workshops





Connectivity for Meetings and Events

In today’s connected world, it’s hard to imagine a time when access to the internet wasn’t within the palm of everyone’s hands. Whether using a meeting app, taking notes, texting, emailing or posting to social media, connectivity is a vital part of everyday life – and every meeting. Because of this, online access is now an expectation rather than a perk. While this makes organizing and executing events a more efficient process, protecting valuable information stored on personal devices now must be a high priority for planners.

Poachers use pilfered attendee lists to pick off unsuspecting registrants from official blocks. Pirates will do the same. At best, they’ll book victims into subpar venues – and at worst providing no accommodations, and absconding with deposits.

Is the hotel Wi-Fi network in your room and meeting space secure? Are your registration and computer lab devices protected? Creating a cyber-safe environment is crucial, not only because of attendees’ expectations, but also because every phone, tablet and laptop is an entry point for potential harm to planners, delegates and their events.

No matter what you call them, these practices are all a version of consumer fraud. In this session we review the results of the CIC APEX Standards Committee CMP survey on Piracy/Poaching on who is affected, how they are affected, and what they are doing about this growing problem.

– Share data & tips from the CIC APEX Whitepaper & tool kit on Piracy/Poaching

– Discuss the various ways cyber threats occur and share what to do to protect your meeting.





Contracts: F&B & Off-Sites

Food and beverage and off-site venue contracts can present a number of sticky issues that can torpedo your meeting or event. From ADA compliance to food allergies, and numerous areas in between, you need make sure your contracts are in order to avoid calamity.

Join Meetings Today and meetings industry attorney Tyra Hilliard to discover how you can protect your organization from the many thorny issues that can stick your get-together and impact your bottom line.

By attending this webinar, attendees will learn the following:

∙ Define service standards that will not only improve the quality of service, but reduce the risk of liability.
∙ Negotiate stronger indemnification clauses with all relevant parties in mind.
∙ Evaluate due diligence when dealing with ADA issues, including food allergies.
∙ Clarify the responsibilities and opportunities under the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act.

Earn CEUs: CIC has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1 CE hours in the Project Management Domain of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards.


If you are hosting a professional development webinar, course, training session or event educating MICE professionals contact Michael Mayhew at michael@mice.com. Please send any links along with a brief description.