MICE.com has compiled a collective list of professional development and educational opportunities from all sectors of the Meetings Industry for the month of March 2017 to include webinars, courses, training sessions and events.
11 AM PDT
Presenter: Adam Smiley Poswolsky
Although millennials and baby boomers can be very different in their interests and values, a few simple strategies will help you facilitate communication and collaboration between these influential generations.
ITB MICE Day – 8 March 2017 – hall 7.1a, room New York 3
Digitalization, demographic change, disruption, Corporate Social Responsibility, etc. – these megatrends and buzzwords govern event planners’ everyday routine. One has the feeling one has to be able to know and do everything. Yet everyone surely has good days and bad days – the latent feeling of being overworked can sometimes develop into euphoria, yet not infrequently it simply leaves one feeling fed up. What are all these MICE sector megatrends and buzzwords really about? How are they put into practice? Are they even real? Is everything that glitters truly gold? How effective and efficient are these developments?
The Association of German Event Organizers (VERANSTALTUNGSPLANER.DE) provides clarity at ITB MICE Day. Be there and learn about best practices and implementation examples from MICE sector professionals!
10 AM PDT
Presenter: Michael Dominquez, Chief Sales Officer, MGM Resorts International
Listen in with hospitality guru Mike Dominguez to learn the most important tips, trends and changes in 2017! Mike’s deep knowledge of hotels, restaurants and venues, coupled with an insider perspective on the ever-changing economic climate will turbo-charge your planning and elevate your own industry awareness. You’ll gain critical insight into the dueling perspectives of both planners and suppliers, uncover the newest hospitality trends and hear up-to-the-minute industry changes and how they impact the future of planning. Join us as Mike reveals insider secrets you can’t get anywhere else!
1 PM EDT
Presenter: Kevin Yanushefski
91% of industry pros believe their events are effective—the tough part? Proving it.
One of the biggest challenges facing event industry professionals is that meetings, conferences, and trade shows don’t get the respect they deserve outside of the planning and production team. Event organizers intuitively understand the importance of events, but often struggle to articulate that value to executive stakeholders. With increased scrutiny on budgets and spend, many planners face the challenge of growing, or even just preserving, their event budgets year over year.
In response, savvy event pros are discovering how to tell their stories of event success in ways that stakeholders simply can’t ignore. Are you ready to make your case to your leadership? By embracing event technology, and utilizing the increased availability of data, you can capture the metrics that matter most, and prove the impact of your events throughout the organization.
The ABCs of Event ROI webinar will help you:
- Uncover the disconnect between event teams and executive teams
- Discover tactics to close the gap and find common ground
- Simplify and demystify the concepts driving Event ROI
- Take actionable steps to start proving your event effectiveness
Your events are powerful, now prove how profitable they are.
2 PM EDT
Experienced chefs will share insights, advice and ideas from their experience serving groups of all kinds under myriad circumstances. Half the time will be reserved for participants’ questions, which can be submitted in advance and/or live during the webcast.
IPEC Independent Planner Education Conference
Colorado Springs, CO
Invaluable business connections, targeted education, and unforgettable experiences—all while experiencing breathtaking scenery and five-star service in Colorado Springs. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, and Incentive Magazine—in partnership with The Broadmoor.
2 PM EDT
The LGBT event is a growing niche in the meetings industry. Destinations around the country are developing programs and marketing strategies to reach and serve this market. Most meetings do not specifically focus on LGBT issues but almost all meetings include attendees who are a part of the LGBT community. How should this fact be reflected in the content of mainstream meetings and events? In this webcast, experienced planners and suppliers will present best practices for building itineraries, creating content, promoting, and executing meetings and events that create a spirit of inclusion for all attendees.
CMP: Domain G Meeting or Event Design
1 PM ET
Presenter: Robyn Mietkiewicz
Hotel contract risk reduction and cost containment have become an important metric in the Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) landscape. In this interactive workshop, we will address the latest industry issues and trends that impact planner / hotelier negotiations as the seller’s market shifts in some regions to a buyer’s market, including specific methods to validate and report contract risk mitigation. Additionally, we will review key hotel contract performance clauses that are often overlooked to best protect your organization, and methods to calculate damages and verify amounts due via an audit.
Join Meetings Today and Robyn Mietkiewicz, senior director of Global Meeting Management at Meeting Sites Resource for this one-hour webinar to make sure you’re armed with the negotiating tools you need to succeed in today’s meetings and conventions world.
After attending this session, the attendee will be able to:
- Examine key hotel contract performance clauses that should not be overlooked to assure risk reduction / cost containment
- How to review key cost-savings strategies, including room rates, concessions, F&B and audiovisual and Internet/technology support services
- Review methods to assess and use your leverage based on hotel revenue management criteria
- Know the essential components of a cost savings, risk reduction, cost containment report
- Review five steps to value based contract negotiations
- Enhance communications and partnerships with hoteliers
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.
11 AM EDT
Speaker: Mark Fein, Senior Vice President – Strategy, Freeman XP
Did you know that Design Thinking and Sustainability go hand in hand? As we look at the future of our industry today we are just starting to understand how the power of using sustainable thinking will shape our next 10 years. Water, Resources, Time and Talent are all valuable to how we get our job done. Learn how to create impactful experiences and still be kind to the planet and our budgets. Come join us in a new way of thinking that will change the Future!
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