MICE.com has compiled a collective list of professional development educational opportunities from all sectors of the Meetings Industry for the month of November 2016 to include webinars, courses, training sessions and events.
1 PM EDT
CMP Recertification Webinar
CIC has gone all online since you became a CMP or last recertified and we are here to help you know what you need to do to make the process efficient.
2 PM EDT
Using Demographics to Plan Better Meetings
Our workforce is more diverse than ever in terms of ethnicity, age, and the personal perspectives that all these differences reflect. Increasing diversity leads to increasing complexity, which requires enhanced efforts for inclusion in meetings. In this webcast experts in business etiquette, cultural diversity, marketing, and event planning will offer best practices for creating events that embrace diversity.
According to the Convention Industry Council, of the 1.83 million meetings held in 2012, approximately 88 percent were classified as being corporate, convention, trade show, or incentive in nature. Given the significant economic impact of meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE), it is no surprise that more hospitality and events professionals are focusing on this important segment of the tourism industry. This course provides an introduction to the inherent opportunities and challenges within specialized MICE planning; an understanding of the economic value these groups represent; and the knowledge and skills that are required to develop a MICE business strategy, including how to attract new business and how to keep it once you have it. Learn how client goals, resources, and challenges are unique to each type of event, and gain knowledge to expertly navigate the complicated road of supplier engagement and risk management.
YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH
Effective sales strategies to attract clients
The knowledge to select and evaluate appropriate venues
Hotel sales and event managers
Conference center and other event venue operators
SITE Global Conference 2016 will feature educational and experiential learning opportunities for incentive travel professionals at every stage of their careers. Join in on the immersive tours, captivating keynotes, case studies and numerous breakout sessions! Sessions will feature topics like adventure travel, sustainability, partnerships, event technology, return on investment and more.
The SITE Global Conference is your connection to the latest incentive education. Build business relationships, share and learn best practices in incentive travel and discover first-hand the incentive potential of Panama as a destination.
11 AM CST
Wi-Fi That Works
All too common is the plight of terrible Internet in our event spaces. With the increase in use of mobile applications, session streaming and press coverage, a failure of Wi-Fi or network support can prove catastrophic for your meetings. Discover what goes into the successful implementation Wi-Fi for events. Touching on some brief technical concepts, discover the factors necessary to offering appropriate Wi-Fi for your events, and receive a powerful set of questions that will improve your Wi-Fi experiences moving forward.
∙ Discover the disillusions of the grandiose myth of “free Wi-Fi.”
∙ Define the aspects of truly successful event Wi-Fi and technology implementation.
∙ Receive a set of questions that you can use as tools when planning event Wi-Fi needs.
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM CT
PYM LIVE HOUSTON 2016
JW Marriott Houston Downtown – 806 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
Meeting and event planners love coming to PYM LIVE Events for three main reasons:
1. Education that’s relevant, engaging and cutting-edge.
2. To forge meaningful relationships with vendors and each other.
3. Research destinations, hotels and other meeting-related services.
But don’t take our word for it, watch this video and see why meeting and event planners across the country recommend you attend this event. We pack a lot into a small amount of time. Expect to walk away with new friends, business contacts and a whole bunch of new ideas that will help you plan better meetings and events. Stay in touch with us and share what you learn by tagging your tweets, pictures and posts #yaypym!
Admission is free for qualified meeting/event planners who do site selection or influence those decisions for their company’s meetings and events, courtesy our event host. Why? Because site-selection speed-meetings comprise a good portion of the event and we want this to be the most relevant, engaging, educational experience possible.
Check the agenda below for more information or use the navigation links at the top of this page to see who else you might meet. Schedule subject to change.
12 PM EST
Events are all about the experience. Join us for this free webinar to learn how to better design your events for success.
In today’s experience-driven world, engaging and motivating your meeting and incentive guests is essential. However, always relying on best practices can create a sense of “better sameness”. Event planners want to ensure positive guest experience, brand alignment and business objectives but how can we achieve this and delight our attendees?
By attending this webinar you will be able to apply experience design principles based on neuroscience to your event to provide a total program experience your attendees.
11 AM CST
Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business Trends Q4
Jessie States and Bill Voegeli
Meeting professionals are so over-taxed in the present, they often forget—or don’t have the time—to look ahead. Take a moment to preview the future based on MPI’s most recent Meetings Outlook research, published quarterly in The Meeting Professional magazine and then discuss the trends that are most affecting you and your peers. Brainstorm ways to start planning for the uncertain future with case studies and best practices from around the globe.
∙ Review the forecast for events in the coming year, including budget, attendance and business conditions.
∙ Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss next steps with your peers.
∙ Learn how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings.
2 PM ET
4 Hot Technology Trends Driving Change in Events Today
Technology is the top driver of meeting innovation and transformation. Keep up with the exciting tech strategies that planners are adopting to bring engagement and productivity to their meetings and conferences. Join MeetingsNet’s speed briefing on four up-and-coming disrupters: beacon technology, drones, Snapchat, and augmented/virtual reality.
Stay relevant! Join this webinar to get up to date on some of today’s hot technology trends!:
What you need to know about using beacon technology at meetings.
How drones can—and are—being used in safe and exciting ways in the meeting and incentive environment.
Snapchat, the communication app of choice for the up and coming generation: Make it work for your meeting.
Are Augmented reality apps and the future of engagement?
Sue Pelletier, editor, MeetingsNet
Brandt Krueger, educator, speaker, and consultant specializing in the field of event technology
Christine Hilgert, CMP, senior vice president of meetings, Meeting Expectations
Kelly Treadway, marketing and social media strategist, EventCurious
12 PM EST
Monthly CMP Information Session – November 2016
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.
2 PM ET
Tech Trends That Will Transform Your Events
Michael J. Shapiro , Senior Editor, Meetings & Conventions
Holograms, robots, drones, augmented reality: These are just a few of the new innovations being used to enhance conferences, conventions and trade shows. This webcast will show participants how the most cutting-edge technology is transforming the meetings industry.
10 AM CST
The results of the SITE Index 2017 will be shared at Smart Monday, 17 October at IMEX, as well as in an exclusive webinar on 17 November.
The SITE Index – the authoritative analysis and forecast for the global incentive market – examined internal and external challenges to the industry and how these factors impact the stability and growth of our market, addressing behaviors of buyers and supplier partners, providing leading indicators for future trends.
Save the date and register today to join us as we discuss the results.
11 AM CST
It’s All about the Experience, Nothing More
Scott Lockey, Managing Director, Partnerships, and Banks Holcombe, Director, Partnerships for QuickMobile
Event planners are rethinking the way they create experiences. In this session, learn how to create a wave of experiences using an interactive mobile event app that balances both passive and active interaction. From considerations and requirements to enhancing two-way, co-creative experiences to weaving the attendee experience into your event program right from the start, you’ll be ready to run a memorable and enduring event.
∙ Discover how to create pre-event moments, attendee connections and collaboration.
∙ Implement strategies that ensure participants are engaged in the moment, inspired to share, and stay focused on the event.
∙ Maximize the experience long after the event is over and demonstrate event success like never before.
Education is an important part of ibtm world and our outstanding knowledge programme provides a range of innovative, creative and cutting-edge sessions delivered by leading industry experts.
1 PM EST
Partnering with CVBs, DMOs, and Tourism Offices for Outstanding Events
How can you expand your staff and reduce your workload at no additional charge? Register today for this webinar focused on how to take advantage of myriad services provided by CVBS, DMOs, and Tourism Offices. Using a case study approach, discover how five (5) of your colleagues have benefited from unique services that might surprise you which are offered by CVBs, DMOs, and Tourism offices. As a webinar participant, you will receive a comprehensive list of services that you can personally request for your next event while saving your client, your boss, or yourself time and money.
Join Meetings Today and veteran meetings industry professional Bonnie Wallsh, MA, CMP, CMM, chief strategist at Bonnie Wallsh Associates, for this one-hour webinar as she shares her tips and strategies for partnering with CVBs, DMOs, and Tourism Offices.
By participating in this webinar, you will learn the following:
∙ How to boost your on-site staff at little or no charge
∙ What specific services CVBs offer, which are often free
∙ Takeaway tips from your colleagues that have worked successfully with CVBs
∙ What questions to ask CVBs to discover what benefits they provide
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send any links along with a brief description.