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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

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    Five Challenges Planners Face Today

      I have been an event producer for three and a half decades. I have lived through many recessions in the event industry and survived. And through all of these years, I have seen all kinds of challenges, but the new challenges we are facing today in the event industry are affecting our ability to do our job effectively. It is a known fact that planning events is stressful; in fact, event planning ranks up there with careers such as…

    Event Operations

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    BCHA Launches Mexico Pilot Project

      The British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA) has partnered with the Government of Mexico to launch an innovative labour mobility pilot project, which will place 100 Mexican workers in accommodations across B.C. This ground-breaking initiative not only addresses the shortage of skilled workers in B.C. but also ensures the safe and streamlined mobility of Mexican workers, providing them with invaluable opportunities to enhance their skills and training. “The BCHA is strongly committed to delivering innovative and results-oriented solutions to support…

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  • Industry Profile: Sharon Bonner

      Passion, creativity and dedication are some of the hallmarks of the best event planners. And one of the best is Sharon Bonner, founder and CEO of Bright Ideas Events in Vancouver – a 30 year industry veteran who loves what she does. “I love two things about the event industry. Number one, I love this event community and the event professionals in it, who are hard-working, dedicated people, putting their heart and soul into every one of their event projects,”…

    Industry Profiles, People & Profiles

  • Marketing is Key to Recruit Good People

      What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught event industry professionals, is that time may no longer be our number one resource. Prior to the pandemic, most would argue that without enough time a successful event could not be researched, planned, executed and its success and return on investment adequately evaluated. However, the current labour shortage that was left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, has given us a rude awakening that recovery for many hospitality and tourism businesses is…

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