Confessions of a Government Special Events Coordinator


As a Government Special Events Coordinator, here is my confession. The post Confessions of a Government Special Events Coordinator by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. In this series we present real-life confessions from people working in the event industry.

How to Take the Risk out of Planning Events with the Federal Government

Smart Meetings

Up until 2012 when the media broke the Muffingate story and the scandal of the GSA Western Regional Conference changed everything, government meetings were considered a relatively recession proof base of business. Government Shutdown. Government sequestration.

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Tactical Or Strategic: Which Best Describes Your Governing Nonprofit Board

Velvet Chainsaw

To be an effective governing Board, there must be a clear definition of strategy, defined expectations of their leadership role, resources, and finances. The post Tactical Or Strategic: Which Best Describes Your Governing Nonprofit Board appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

Federal Guidelines Free Funds for Government Meetings

Connect Your Meetings

A five-page memo from the Office of Management and Budget released in late November should mean a growth spurt for government meetings. The post Federal Guidelines Free Funds for Government Meetings appeared first on Connect Association.

Government reaffirm commitment to grow Britain’s business events sector

Event Industry News

Joss Croft, Managing Director Marketing DIT VisitBritain and key government partners have reaffirmed their commitment to grow Britain’s business events industry to senior leaders today. Image: From left: Simon Hughes, MC. Giles Smith, Head of Tourism, Heritage & Cultural Diplomacy, DCMS.

Did the FAR Lose Its Mojo in the Government Contracts World? Depends.


Following various audits, the Government filed a complaint against Lockheed seeking more than $115 million in reimbursement based upon a claim of breach of contract. As the government conceded in its briefs, FAR 42.202 is not a term of the contract.

BVEP to coordinate event industry response on Brexit impact to inform Government review

Event Industry News

The post BVEP to coordinate event industry response on Brexit impact to inform Government review appeared first on Event Industry News. The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has been invited to co-ordinate the views and concerns of the events industry surrounding Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, as part of initial reviews being carried out by the Department of Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS).

Los Cabos is Encouraged by, But Not Satisfied with, New US Travel Advisory System

Smart Meetings

A five-point security action plan developed in 2017 for Los Cabos includes formation of a rapid-response network for hotels, airports, transportation and the government.

Advise : Advocate : Act. How the UK Events Industry Board is Delivering the Governments Vision for the UK’s Business Events Sector

Event Industry News

Bringing together representatives from across the private sector, government and VisitBritain, along with many other DMO’s and influencers, this event marked the next step in […].

Israel Considers Issuing National Cryptocurrency


The Israeli government is creating its own “digital shekel,” according to multiple reports. The move is apparently driven by the desire to reduce black market activity, which makes up 22% of the country’s GDP, the report says.

Government to host two high-level meetings on boosting Britain’s events industry

Event Industry News

The Government is to host two high-level roundtable meetings to explore ways of growing Britain’s events industry and ways in which events can support Britain’s export drive and industrial strategy.

Girl Scout Cookies and a Talking Stick: What It Takes to End a Government Shutdown


government shutdown by using an age-old meeting tool. government running again, it could have gotten ugly. Senators brokered a deal to end the U.S. When a bipartisan group of dozens of senators huddled in the office of Sen.

drp hires its first events apprentice as trailblazer for new scheme

Event Industry News

The events assistant apprenticeship role was fully approved by the government earlier this year and Sarah Davitt is the first to join drp as an apprentice event assistant. Last year, the Government approved the event management apprenticeship standard set out by […].

Our Increased Distrust Of Institutions And What It Means To Your Association, Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

Big business, conferences, education, government, medicine, membership associations, nonprofits, professional societies, religious organizations, trade organizations, etc. “I’m done with !”. Go ahead and fill in that blank with any type of institution.

How Hurricane Irma Is Affecting Events in Florida


Government leaders and tourism officials in Florida are assessing damage from Hurricane Irma, which made a devastating trip up the

When Is the Contractor’s Termination for Default Proper? When It Does Bad Things.


The contractor submitted numerous RFI’s, to which the government responded. ” As to the merits, the Board found: The government bears the burden of demonstrating that [the contractor] did not perform in a timely manner and that it failed to gain approval of its submittals.

Protec’s rapid reaction to inauguration in Al Jubail

Event Industry News

Attended by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and a number of government dignitaries, these celebrated new infrastructure projects by […].

When Will the Volcano Let Us Leave, Bali Visitors Ask

Smart Meetings

News airport bali breaking closed danger eruption government International leisure resort safety Tourism volcano warningA volcano on the popular resort and cultural island of Bali continues to spray ash 2 ½ miles into the skies, stranding an estimated 160,000 tourists for a second day.

5 Top Tips To Help You Organize A Conference in Singapore


Having an experienced local partner will help significantly as the partner will be able to support working with local sub-contractors, government agencies and event venues, as well as understand the local event terminology and customs.

Poken helps the Marrakech Climate Change Conference go green

Event Industry News

The Government of Morocco has selected Poken, the 360º event platform, to provide its smart event technologies to the Marrakech Climate Change Conference taking place in Marrakech 7-18 November 2016.

Power in Numbers: The Mighty SMERFs

Smart Meetings

The new year brings welcome news from the government-regulated SMERF segment. The Obama administration has loosened the reins on government conference spending. There are many acronyms in the world of meetings, but SMERF is one you should not forget.

Ryanair Brexit Warning – Bad News For Events in 2019


UK airline, Ryanair warns the government that if flights are not a top priority in Brexit negotiations, the UK could be stranded with no flights to or from Europe.

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Interviews With Planners - Mia Monroe, CSEP, CGMP, CMP


Mia Monroe is an award-winning certified special event, meeting and government meeting professional, speaker, author of trade articles and the conference and event manager for NASA Johnson Space Center’s Human Health and Institutional Management contract for Florida-based AllPoints, LLC.

Heappey hits out at Brexit uncertainty

Event Industry News

James Heappey MP, the new Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for events, a resolute ‘Remainer’, has criticised the government’s lacklustre approach to Brexit.

U.S. Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats from Embassy

Smart Meetings

government employees and their spouses in Cuba, the Trump administration has expelled 15 diplomats from the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. The Cuban government expressed great concern about the illnesses, and an urgent need to find the cause.

6 Speakers Who Make Today's Politics Relevant to Groups


In today's complex political environment, and given the many issues currently being debated in the halls of government, it can

Security for Business Events

PCMA Convene

In this video, he offers the following tips to help you stay on top of the security situation surrounding your upcoming events: – Know your surroundings – Communicate alert measures – Visit government websites for updates.

What Trump Means for Meetings and Travel

Connect Your Meetings

On the other hand, his lack of governing experience and occasionally divisive comments could ultimately do more harm than good to the United States and its economy—fears stoked already by the recent immigration ban now tied up in court battles. Trump should be willing to implement policies promoting face-to-face meetings, including staying the course with a move from the Office of Management and Budget to free funds for government officials to travel to meetings.

The architecture of assembly

Conferences that Work

” — Max Cohen de Lara and David Mulder van der Vegt , “ These 5 architectural designs influence every legislature in the world — and tell you how each governs “ , The Washington Post, March 4, 2017.

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Melvin Benn waiting for drug-testing licence for Reading and Leeds

Event Industry News

But festival promoters are waiting for the government’s final approval to […]. The organiser of Reading and Leeds, Melvin Benn, hopes drug testing will start soon at UK festivals but says the Home Office needs to issue a special licence for that to happen.

Report: Conventions Offer Many Long-Term Benefits

Smart Meetings

Conventions give their governments, economic development agencies, academics and researchers an opportunity to have face-to-face interactions with participants, thereby accelerating progress and potentially expanding their talent pools.

Top tips for planning your event security


Mark is a risk management specialist whose experience stems from his career working as an Operational Officer for the British Government. Has a regional government enacted a law that is perceived to be discriminatory against a group of people?

Uber’s $100M Settlement Will Change The Event Industry


So big, that if you don’t classify and pay your employees the right way, if you get caught by the government, you could get slapped which HUGE fees, and back taxes. First, we didn’t want to get in trouble with the government for doing things the wrong way.

TSG called to action at UK Security Expo

Event Industry News

Introduced last year, the Immersive Demonstrator is run by organiser Nineteen Events in association with the Home Office, the CPNI and other government departments.

What A Trump Card Means In The Game of Construction and Development


He noted that both government agencies and many large private contractors have policies prohibiting the use of illegal immigrants on construction projects. Like many of you, I stayed up late on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning to watch the 2016 election returns.

Scottish Clan Event Fund opens for new applications

Event Industry News

Farnborough International Airshow extends GES partnership

Event Industry News

A major event in the global aerospace and defence sector, FIA attracts VIP visitors from governments, military and commercial airlines from across the world. […].

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9 Memorable Quotes From Convening Leaders, Day 1

PCMA Convene

If we are not good stewards of the environment, eventually [foreign governments] are going to shut us down and won’t encourage travel tourism.” PCMA Convening Leaders 2018 Keynote Speaker Neri Oxman. Photo by Jacob Slaton.

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Australia Airports Plan to Eliminate Passports

Smart Meetings

It’s the latest and most extensive part of the government’s five-year Seamless Traveler initiative. The government hopes to introduce the system in Sydney and Melbourne airports by November, with plans to implement it throughout national airports by March 2019.

25 Things You Don’t Know About Paul Somogyi

Connect Your Meetings

Discover what makes Marriott International’s director of sales for middle market, government and affinity segments tick. If you’ve been to any Connect events, chances are you’ve met Paul Somogyi. The guy tends to stick out, you know, being a whole head taller than most.

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