MICE.com has compiled a collective list of professional development educational opportunities from all sectors of the Meetings Industry for the month of October 2016 to include webinars, courses, training sessions and events.
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Third Party Planner Business Strategy Guide
This webcast is specifically designed for independent planners and companies. It will include an exploration of various contracting concepts important when drafting the independent party’s agreement with a corporate or association client.
Pat Ahaesy, CMP, CSEP
President & Partner
Meeting Management Group, INC.
VP of Third-Party Market
This programme introduces the necessary knowledge and skills for efficient marketing and operation of M.I.C.E. and event industries. It focuses on the major issues of this increasingly important sector within the macro tourism context.
We offer this Advanced Diploma in Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibition (M.I.C.E.) and Event Management focusing on special management features of these important sectors within the tourism industry. Those who are engaged in day-to-day M.I.C.E. and event management and operations will find this programme particularly interesting and useful.
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Ask the Attorney
Your urgent and confounding contract questions can’t wait. As a registrant for this hour-long webcast, you can send your queries in advance, then let our legal expert give you the authoritative answers you need.
IMEX America is an exciting event in one of the world’s most energetic and entertaining cities. Use this link to explore the trade show venue at the newly renovated Sands Expo and to preview all the attractions of Las Vegas. Look forward to special rates at our stunning headquarters hotel and savings on flights and transportation with our travel partners, plus special offers for Las Vegas shows and activities! And remember, there is no cost for registration or for nearly all education sessions.
You will find enhanced knowledge platform and increased networking opportunities at the trade show – for the Asian travel market!
ITB Asia features a full range of travel products, services and goods. At the same time, ITB Asia functions as a knowledge platform for the industry, co-located with Web in Travel (WIT) Conference as well as an array of networking platforms such as evening functions, workshops and seminars.
ITB Asia 2015 delegates enjoyed a record breaking of 4,710 conference minutes in total.
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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.
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Contracts: Audiovisual & Speakers
Audiovisual and speaker meeting components are a growing challenge for planners in our tech-savvy, entertainment-demanding age. Besides logistical concerns, meeting planners need to know what features to include in their contracts and how to successfully negotiate a variety of provider options.
Founder and owner of Strategic Meeting Tech, meetings industry veteran and AV expert Jon Trask, will detail what you need to know regarding contracting and with AV and speakers, as well as how to understand different vendor models and functions.
By participating in this webinar, you will learn the following:
∙ How to better understand the types of AV vendors and evaluate the best options for your event
∙ Some of the questions you should ask your vendors and the questions they should ask you to provide appropriate solutions
∙ How to better understand budget items that may not be listed, and how to leverage them to negotiate on gear and price
∙ How to understand and fulfil speaker contract riders, along with other contract and logistics questions
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The Return of Luxury Travel
When it comes to incentive travel, luxury is back — if it is part of a deliberate and carefully crafted strategy to excite and motivate a sales team to reach and break the right goals. In this webcast you will learn why experiences that even highly paid salespeople people can’t get on their own are a key to motivation; how to incorporate luxury without waste; and how to demonstrate the value of well-planned, well-executed incentive travel to your company’s leadership.
Upcoming in November!
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
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.