Photos by Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative The state of the meetings industry was the topic of MPISCC’s January education program. Hosted by the Los Angeles Convention Center, the luncheon featured a-taste-of-Los-Angeles-style menu, with service stations featuring a variety of locally-inspired fare served up by the chefs. Steve Pufpaf, Vice President of Sales and Marketing […]
The hospitality industry, in my humble opinion, is the best industry one could be a part of. Where else are educational events, networking events, conferences and conventions common places that allow each of us the opportunity to grow and evolve both professionally and personally? It’s an interesting time in our industry with the acquisitions of […]
It is undeniable that people are engaged by social media. At events, it is an awesome way to share information, promote sessions, inspire and connect attendees! The first step in creating social media plans for conferences is to decide what you can post ahead of time, and where you want the posts to appear. In […]
What is Gamification? More importantly: What does it have to do with the meetings and events industry? Why should (or shouldn’t) you care about this? If you’re going to take the time to learn about something you should (ideally) have a clear picture of how it will grow your career and build your business. There’s […]
MPISCC held its annual State of the Industry networking and program on April at The Center at Cathedral Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. This year’s SOI was held in conjunction with Global Meetings Industry Day, and was also sponsored by Levy Restaurants and Visit Oakland. Keynote speaker, Dr. Laila Rach, also held a mastermind workshop, Thinking Beyond […]
With careful and thoughtful planning, we will avoid embarrassing and costly mistakes for our organizations. A misstep in our planning can result in an epic blunder that could shatter the financial security and image of our organizations. My advice is to slow down and methodically plan our approaches to both our strategic and tactical logistical planning.
With a new year underway it’s a great time to think about what trends will be popping up in the meetings industry this year and how we can leverage and better plan for it all. Here are 6 predictions from the IMEX team to help get you started: 1. Shared Economy – From consumer travel to the meetings […]