Tag Archives: MICE Industry

March 2017 MICE Educational Opportunities

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.

March 2017


3/7/2017

Webinar

11 AM PDT

How Millennials and Baby Boomers Can Work Together

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.

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3/8-12/2017

Event

ITB Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Messe Berlin

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!

Program ITB MICE Day

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3/14/2017

Webinar

10 AM PDT

How Current & Future Hospitality Trends Impact Meeting Planners

How Current & Future Hospitality Trends Impact Meeting Planners

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! ​

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3/15/2017

Webinar

1 PM EDT

The ABCs of Event ROI

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.

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3/15/2017

Webinar

2 PM EDT

Ask the Chef

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.

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3/19-22/2017

Event

IPEC Independent Planner Education Conference
Colorado Springs, CO

IPEC

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.

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3/22/2017

Webinar

2 PM EDT

Including the Rainbow – Planning the LGBT-Friendly Event

Including the Rainbow - Planning the LGBT-Friendly Event

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

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3/29/2017

Webinar

1 PM ET

Negotiation: Getting to Yes

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.

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3/30/2017

Webinar

11 AM EDT

GMIC Webinar Series: Designing the Future – Sustainability Now, Next and Why!

GMIC

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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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.

February 2017 MICE Educational Opportunities

MICE.com has compiled a collective list of professional development and educational opportunities from all sectors of the Meetings Industry for the month of February 2017 to include webinars, courses, training sessions and events.

February 2017


2/2-3/2017

Workshop

Amsterdam Power of Participation Workshop
RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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For over 25 years, international conference and participation expert Adrian Segar has been designing and facilitating Conferences That Work: successful, innovative, highly interactive, participant-driven events that leverage attendees’ expertise and experience to create just the conference that participants want and need. Now Adrian brings his expertise to Europe for this 1½ day workshop, a unique opportunity for you to:

– Learn how to make your conferences and conference sessions far more engaging and effective;
– Gain powerful meeting design insights; and
– Significantly increase participation and satisfaction at your sessions and events.

The workshop format focuses on active learning through direct experience of a multitude of participatory meeting techniques. Adrian will use cycles of technique experiences followed by debriefs, interspersed with short “theory bites” that cover important background knowledge and concepts. Techniques will be introduced in approximately the order they might appear during a typical participation-rich event. The syllabus below gives more detail on what will be covered.

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2/7/2017

Webinar

2 PM EST

How to ID and Avoid Problem Clauses

How to ID and Avoid Problem Clauses

Presenter: Lisa Sommer Devlin, JD

Don’t make the mistake of writing contract clauses that are unenforceable or that hotels will not accept. In this webinar with the meetings industry’s leading legal expert, Lisa Sommer Devlin, you’ll learn to identify your meeting’s specific legal needs, write clauses that will address them and avoid problem clauses.

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2/15/2017

Webinar

1 PM EST

The Ultimate Tech Hackathon: 30 Tools & Shortcuts To Use Technology More Effectively

Presenter: Jim Spellos

So you’re at your computer, or on your mobile, device all day long. But did you know that there are dozens of ways to save you time using the tools that dominate your computer day…as well as new tools that you need to know about. From Windows and MS Office tips and tricks to information portals, social media shortcuts to the latest time-saving applications, this session will save you and your organization valuable time and money.

Join Meetings Today and meetings industry tech expert Jim Spellos for this informative one-hour webinar that will help you maximize your meetings technology knowledge and save the most important commodity for anyone: time.

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

  • Identify critical PC shortcuts and advanced mobile tips
  • Manage the flow of news and information from the web more effectively
  • Understand shortcuts to using social media for business more efficiently
  • Use websites and services to enhance Web searching and office functionality

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2/15/2017

Webinar

2 PM ET

Mobile Event App FAQs

Mobile Event App FAQs

Mobile event apps have become increasingly commonplace, outfitted with ever more bells and whistles — yet the related questions most commonly fielded by experts haven’t changed much over time. Here we address those questions, with up-to-date answers that reflect what’s available and what’s hot in the marketplace.

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2/16/2017

Webinar

2 PM EST

What’s Trending Now! Session 2: Wi-Fi: How to Make Sure You Have Enough Bandwidth at the Right Price

Wi-Fi- How to Make Sure You Have Enough Bandwidth at the Right Price

Moderator
Sue Pelletier, Content Director, MeetingsNet

Speaker
Neen James, keynote speaker, author, and productivity and attention expert

Wi-Fi Internet service can be one of the trickiest line items in the meeting planners budget. If you’re not a wireless network wiz kid, how can you determine if a venue has the bandwidth your group needs and whether the pricing is fair?

Join MeetingsNet for a free, 30-minute webinar that explores the what you need to know to be confident about your Wi-Fi choices.

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2/22/2017

Webinar

2 PM EST

Top Meeting Tech Trends

Top Meeting Tech Trends

Discover what technology you should be considering to use now and new tools that are on the horizon. This webcast will cover the important tech trends that every planner should know, especially in the areas of: mobile technology, social media, location-based technology, wearable computing and more. Expert presenters will detail steps to prepare for these changes and offer links, tips, apps and ideas that can attendees can use immediately.

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2/27-4/5/2017

Course

MEETINGS, INCENTIVES, CONFERENCES, AND EXHIBITIONS (MICE) MANAGEMENT
NYU School of Professional Studies

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

IDEAL FOR

∙ Hotel sales and event managers
∙ Conference center and other event venue operators

Anyone who enrolls in a meeting, conference, or events management-related course will be eligible to join Meeting Professionals International (MPI) at the discounted student rate. This membership provides exceptional opportunities to enhance your education by attending exclusive panels, lectures, and industry networking events. For more information, email tisch.center@nyu.edu or call 212-998-9100.

Prerequisites

Students should be familiar with event management through industry experience or completion of the Introduction to Event Management/TCCE1-CE9563 course or Professional Diploma in Meeting and Convention Management

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

3.5

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2/28/2017

Webinar

1 PM ET

The Future of Event Technology: 2017 Trend Watch

Presenter: Brooke Gracey

As ideas, apps, and innovations continue to explode onto the event scene, technology that was once considered far-off in the distance is literally around the corner. With each new innovation, meetings professionals must decide which technologies to implement and how to improve the attendee experience. In this webinar, Brooke Gracey from CrowdCompass will explore what’s in store for event technology in 2017.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • Which technologies should be implemented to create a seamless and personalized onsite journey
  • How technology will change the way attendees consume content both in the short-term and beyond
  • Practical ways to implement the latest tech

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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.

January 2017 MICE Educational Opportunities

MICE.com has compiled a collective list of professional development and educational opportunities from all sectors of the Meetings Industry for the month of January 2017 to include webinars, courses, training sessions and events.

January 2017


1/8-11/2017

Event

PCMA Convening Leaders 2017
Austin, Texas

2017 CL

The definitive annual event for the business events industry.

Get the insight you need to develop winning business strategies and benefit from unique learning experiences – filled with inspirational presentations, real-world case studies, peer exchange and access to leading solution providers. Understand how audience behaviors are evolving and where design and collaboration intersect. Be ready for the next big adult learning shift and today’s fast-moving participant expectations. Learn how you can pivot now to maximize your opportunities.

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1/11/2017

Webinar

2 PM ET

The New World of Negotiations

The dynamics of negotiation are changing in today’s digital, often impersonal business world, and the demands on planners and suppliers increasingly are cost-driven. Today’s negotiations include internet/bandwidth, virtual meetings, security and other factors well beyond the basics of dates, rates and block.

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1/17/2017

Webinar

12 PM EST

CMP Recertification Information Webinar

The New World of Negotiations

Learn how to recertify your CMP with the all online system.

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

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1/17/2017

Webinar

11 AM PDT

What’s on the Meetings Horizon

Whats on the horizon

Start the new year off right! Find out what meeting planners can expect from the industry in 2017. Learn how you can prepare for upcoming trends in meetings and events.

About: David Epstein is the Content Marketing Manager at Bizzabo. Launched in July 2012, Bizzabo is the world’s first event success platform. It helps organizers create successful events by empowering them to build amazing websites, sell tickets, grow communities, go mobile and maximize event experiences – using a beautiful, user-friendly platform.

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1/25/2017

Webinar

1 PM EST

Meeting Technology Trends for 2017

Educational Measures

Presenter: Marc Crawford and John Santaferraro

Technology will be the source of great success or a complete disappointment in 2017. With a multiplicity of app opportunities before every meeting planner, selecting and implementing the right tech will make all the difference. Join seasoned meeting veteran, Marc Crawford and data and analytics expert, John Santaferraro, to map out clear direction for meeting technology and analytics in the coming year.

You’ll learn the following:

• Which meeting technology will deliver the greatest return on your investment
• Why the data created by meeting engagement is more valuable than the app itself
• How to extract value from every click and comment captured in your conference
• What to expect from new meeting technology in the coming year

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1/25/2017

Webinar

1 PM EST

Meeting Budget and Cost-Savings Strategies

Presenter: Robyn Mietkiewicz

After weathering the Great Recession and the resulting seller’s market, meeting planners are charged with measuring the results of their meetings and delivering on objectives while cutting costs. And although Strategic Meetings Management delivers an umbrella of measurable ROI benefits, cost savings remains a high priority for corporate and association planning teams.

Join Meetings Today and Robyn Mietkiewicz, senior director of Global Meeting Management at Meeting Sites Resource for this one-hour webinar in which we will review specific methods to generate real cost savings, including metrics to define and measure results to deliver to organizational stakeholders.

By attending this webinar, attendees will learn the following:

  • How to understand industry issues and trends that impact value-based negotiations
  • How to review key cost-savings strategies, including room rates, concessions, F&B and audiovisual and Internet/technology support services
  • How to develop methods to create value formulas and metrics to define, measure and report success
  • How to communicate real meeting value to senior managers and stakeholders
  • Know the five key steps to assure measurable cost savings and ROI

Register


1/31/2017

Webinar

2 PM EST

What’s Trending Now! Session 1: Be a Productivity Superhero

What's Trending Now

Moderator
Sue Pelletier, Content Director, MeetingsNet

Speaker
Neen James, keynote speaker, author, and productivity and attention expert

Meeting planning is a demanding career—it seems like there are never enough hours in the day. Are you burning the midnight oil most nights? Do your friends and family forget what you look like? Life doesn’t have to be this way!

Productivity and attention expert Neen James has developed ways to beat the clock and get it all done. Earn one-half clock hour toward your Certified Meeting Professional designation while you learn how to manage your time and focus your attention to get the results you need without working yourself to the bone!

During this webinar, you’ll:

  • Learn how to single-task—and why you should
  • Improve your focus and push through clutter to what really matters
  • Work more effectively, authentically, and efficiently

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Looking Ahead

 


2/2-3/2017

Workshop

Amsterdam Power of Participation Workshop
RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam-2-2017-640x200

For over 25 years, international conference and participation expert Adrian Segar has been designing and facilitating Conferences That Work: successful, innovative, highly interactive, participant-driven events that leverage attendees’ expertise and experience to create just the conference that participants want and need. Now Adrian brings his expertise to Europe for this 1½ day workshop, a unique opportunity for you to:

– learn how to make your conferences and conference sessions far more engaging and effective;
– gain powerful meeting design insights; and
– significantly increase participation and satisfaction at your sessions and events.

The workshop format focuses on active learning through direct experience of a multitude of participatory meeting techniques. Adrian will use cycles of technique experiences followed by debriefs, interspersed with short “theory bites” that cover important background knowledge and concepts. Techniques will be introduced in approximately the order they might appear during a typical participation-rich event. The syllabus below gives more detail on what will be covered.

cycle-freeze-frame-640x360

Register


2/27-4/5/2017

Course

MEETINGS, INCENTIVES, CONFERENCES, AND EXHIBITIONS (MICE) MANAGEMENT
NYU School of Professional Studies

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

IDEAL FOR

∙ Hotel sales and event managers
∙ Conference center and other event venue operators

Anyone who enrolls in a meeting, conference, or events management-related course will be eligible to join Meeting Professionals International (MPI) at the discounted student rate. This membership provides exceptional opportunities to enhance your education by attending exclusive panels, lectures, and industry networking events. For more information, email tisch.center@nyu.edu or call 212-998-9100.

Prerequisites

Students should be familiar with event management through industry experience or completion of the Introduction to Event Management/TCCE1-CE9563 course or Professional Diploma in Meeting and Convention Management

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

3.5

Register


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.