Lessons learned around the world

PCMA VP for Global Growth and Innovation, Michelle Crowley, passes on to CMW some crucial lessons learned from an international meetings career.

Beyond sales incentives

Didier Scaillet, CEO of SITE, says a sea change is coming in the world of incentives, and you should be prepared for it.

Reframing the perception of pregnancy in the workplace

Evie Rolfe, managing director at FullCircle, says event businesses need to think differently about pregnancy and maternity leave.

The rise of ‘fake’ conferences – and how we can fight them

The rise of predatory conferences jeopardises the future of legitimate research events. But could conference IDs be the solution? Paul Killoran, CEO of Ex Ordo, investigates.

Learn something new every day

Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC, puts skills in the spotlight.

Setting the scene for small but beautifully formed meetings

Peter Sangster, Venue Director at De Vere Wokefield Estate UK, says high-end meetings and weddings have more in common than you think.   Many people overlook the impact the choice of a setting can have on the outcome of a meeting. If your aim is to impress, then the location, facilities and support will play a part in winning over your guests, as well as contributing to a successful meeting. ...

The secret to a successful international PR campaign

PR agency Davies Tanner’s Associate Director Ken Kelling offers his tips for initiating a successful international PR campaign.   Many venues and destinations face a familiar problem of getting their brand name in front of international event planners and buyers. One fool-proof way of promoting facilities, capabilities and services is via a strategic international PR programme. Here are four ...

Ready to take a sporting chance in the Urals?

CMW editor Paul Colston recently spoke at the MICE Day in the Urals event, 27-29 June, in Ekaterinburg, and stayed on to explore the region’s offer for events.   Ekaterinburg is probably most famous as the place where the last Tsar and his family were shot. It is also the home city of Boris Yeltsin, the Russian Federation’s first President. Now the Urals powerhouse city is leading a charge in...

Centre of association attention

Julianne Jammers, MD at SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne, Switzerland, asks whether a convention centre can contribute to member value of associations?   At the heart of the associations value proposition is networking and professional development and the benefits of these two features are often the strength of the membership. Meetings have long been the delivery method for these interac...

How to optimise your performance

Ingrid Bahr, Senior Account Director at BCD Meetings & Events, identifies three main areas to address in order to secure lasting staff improvement.   Performance optimisation – two words that can be both exciting and daunting for a growing operations team. When implemented correctly, performance optimisation can lead to powerful and lasting improvements, without anxiety. There are three p...

A corporate meeting done right

There's no time like the present, says Tammy Ivey, Group Sales Manager at The Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Mapping the future of incentive travel

SITE CEO Didier Scalliet reflects on the organisation's annual conference, and the Bangkok Manifesto which will shape the future of incentive travel.

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