News & Articles - event professionals

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    Event Planners Need to Prioritize Self-Care

      What drives us to persist in a career as event professionals, knowing full well the toll it can take on our mental and emotional well-being? In a field ranked among Canada’s top three most stressful occupations, why do we continue to navigate its challenges, risking burnout along the way? For many of us, it’s about the thrill of creating memorable experiences that bring people together, thriving amidst the chaos and finding beauty within the storm. There’s a certain satisfaction…

    Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

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    Event Staff Shortages Pose Challenges

      The event industry is fully on the road to recovery with a rise in bookings and a surge in demand for events. But the significant loss of people to other industries during the pandemic means facing a new set of challenges. Event management companies are struggling to find qualified and experienced individuals, which can negatively impact the quality and success of events. Planners today need to be mindful of increased costs and possible service offering disruptions. They will need to…

    Event Operations, Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings, Uncategorized

  • IACC and MPI Form Strategic Alliance

      IACC, the global association representing the top 1 per cent of small to midsize conference and meeting venues, has announced details of a strategic partnership with MPI, the largest global meetings and events industry association. The alliance will see the two organizations working to advance the global events community using shared knowledge and connected intelligence. The partnership will also see IACC engaging with MPI’s diverse and substantial network of more than 90,000 meeting and event professionals across 70 chapters…

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    Industry Still Falling Short on DEI

      There is widespread dissatisfaction among event professionals, minority groups, and women when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), according to the Events Industry Council’s 2022 Equity Benchmarking Study. While there is an ever-growing awareness and commitment toward equity, survey scores indicate DEI efforts are largely in principal but not in practice. There is an urgent need for organizations to advance their DEI structures, policies, and initiatives to deliver measurable change. “It’s crucial that we champion inclusivity in our…

    Industry Research, Meeting Community

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    Best Canadian Events Celebrated

      After two years of virtual award galas, the Canadian event community came back together to celebrate the 25th annual Canadian Event Awards live from Liberty Grand in Toronto, Canada, hosted by the Liberty Entertainment Group. The awards recognize events that focus on creative, design, production & logistics. Hosted by Courtney Stanley, produced by Corey Mandell and Chad Brinchneski and designed by Eric Aragon, the gala was a stunning collaboration of creative minds and a beautiful reunion of passionate and…

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  • 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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