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    Global MICE Collaborative Relaunches

      The Global MICE Collaborative, a joint initiative of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), is relaunching. With an overarching aim to advance the global meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry, the collaborative provides a convenient single solution for education and training to accelerate workforce development and destination capabilities within the business events industry worldwide. Initially launched in 2018, the Global MICE Collaborative delivered educational content in…

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    Industry Profile: Lesley Plumley

      Lesley Plumley is the owner and creative director of LP Events, an award-winning event management company in Calgary. She has planned and executed some of Calgary’s largest major events for more than 20 years and says, bringing a client’s vision to life is the biggest reward. “It is such an organic feeling as a lot of clients have a hard time articulating what they really want. So, with a lot of brainstorming with the client and then with my…

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    Industry Profile: Terri Russell

      Terri Russell has been interested in hospitality and tourism since high school. After graduating from the BCIT Tourism and Hospitality program in Vancouver, her career began onboard cruise ships and then to a variety of hotels sales and operation positions. She spent more than a decade involved with global sales for Starwood Hotels before becoming director, global accounts, for Omni Hotels and Resorts in 2017. Making connections and creating memorable experiences for others has made for a rewarding career.…

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  • PCMA Unveils Two Acquisitions

      PCMA has acquired the Event Leadership Institute (ELI) to provide the global business events industry with the most comprehensive portfolio of learning solutions and content all in one place. ELI’s Founder, Howard Givner, and the ELI team will immediately join the PCMA family. Givner’s new role will be senior vice president of knowledge and learning for the organization. In addition, ELI’s 800 existing members, subscribers and business partners will be folded into the business in the coming weeks. “PCMA…

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    IMEX Appoints Tahira Endean Program Head

      Vancouver-based Tahira Endean has been named head of program for the IMEX Group, an appointment that comes with the remodeling of the group’s professional learning programs delivered at both its global trade shows. Endean will develop a three-year education strategy to capitalize on IMEX’s free to attend programming to meet the industry’s thirst for knowledge and continuous development while embracing a growth mindset. The IMEX education program was envisioned and developed in 2005 by Dale Hudson, knowledge and events director.…

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  • Future-casting Sustainable Event Design

      As event professionals, focusing on our future is essential. We learn from the past, observe in the present, and then design our upcoming events based on our experiences. What we have learned from the past, and continue to observe in the present, is that sustainable event design and social impact are essential considerations for the future of our industry, and for the industries and communities we serve. Business events create environments for innovation, they act as an economic engine and…

    Event Operations, Green/Sustainable Meetings

  • EIC Launches CMP Fellows Designation

      The Events Industry Council (EIC), the global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition, and standards, has launched its new CMP Fellows Programme, one of a number of new initiatives designed to enhance the association’s highly regarded CMP programme both in terms of the depth of its offer, as well as its global reach. The CMP Fellows programme will recognize and reward CMPs and/or Emeritus who continue to make a significant investment towards the betterment of the events…

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  • Lessons Learned from the Pandemic Meeting and Event Design Program

    Even before COVID-19, event organizers had a laundry list of items to tackle when planning an event. The pandemic has added a whole new host of considerations to ensure the health and safety of all involved. As someone who always strives to learn new things, challenge ideas and provide value to our events team and clients, I decided late last year to pursue Pandemic Meeting and Event Design certification. Developed by the Event Leadership Institute in partnership with Meeting Professionals International, the…

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  • UFI Launches New Certification Program for Trade Show Professionals

    The Global Association of the Exhibitions Industry, UFI, has launched a new accredited designation for trade show professionals. The UFI Certified Professional (UCP) is a self-paced, fully customizable program offered to both members and non-members. It includes existing UFI programs as well as modules offered by a network of global educational partners. Additional benefits beyond the classroom include networking, specialization and career development. “Our members have been requesting a UFI endorsement of our education, so they can signal to employers…

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    PMIC Partners with MediaEdge on New Building Operator Designation Program

    The Property Management Institute of Canada (PMIC) and MediaEdge Communications are partnering to develop a series of certificates that will lead to a new Canadian building operator designation. Real estate industry professionals across Canada helped to shape the program and will continue doing so based on concerns about existing skills gaps, industry shortages of skilled building operators, and the need to create a career path to support both the advancement and recognition of building operation as an occupation. “We are…

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