Confessions of a Government Special Events Coordinator

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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.

Tactical Or Strategic: Which Best Describes Your Governing Nonprofit Board

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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.

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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.

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.

How Hurricane Irma Is Affecting Events in Florida

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

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

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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.

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 […].

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.

Ryanair Brexit Warning – Bad News For Events in 2019

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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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5 Top Tips To Help You Organize A Conference in Singapore

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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.

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.

U.S. Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats from Embassy

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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.

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 […].

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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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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

Eventinterface

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

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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.

What Type Of Learning Experiences—Shallow, Advancement Or Deep–Are You Serving Customers?

Velvet Chainsaw

They just want to meet the expectations of governing boards as approved speaker. The world has drastically changed in the past several decades. But most conference experiences have changed very little, if at all. They compete with the Internet to distribute content and deliver information.

25 Things You Don’t Know About Paul Somogyi

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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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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.

China Exerts More Control Over Foreign-Based Associations

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If you want to succeed in China, he said, you need to work with the government, not against it. You’ve got cities with their different micro economies and micro governments,” he said. “It’s A law, which goes into effect in China on Jan.

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

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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.

5 Reasons Flying Could Be Fun Again

Smart Meetings

In June, the federal government unveiled enhanced security measures for commercial flights arriving from 280 airports in 105 countries. It’s been an unsettling year, to say the least, for air travelers. In March, U.S.

Survey: American Travelers Want to Go Abroad, Despite Everything

Smart Meetings

So, while American travelers have a healthy interest in international travel right now, this could very well change if new policies and bans emerge or tighten—an important fact for the government to consider. government restriction.

Lessons From the Inaugural International UAV Show

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The Toronto UAV show targeted the drone industry and government sector, attracting 25 exhibitors (including Canada-based Avidrone Aerospace , Switzerland-based senseFly and PrecisionHawk of Raleigh, North Carolina) and 600 attendees. As Adam Sax, president and CEO of The Sky Guys , which co-hosted International UAV Show in Toronto in December 2016, says, “Sometimes you have to jump in head first.”

What does the KRACK Wi-Fi security flaw mean for events?

Event Industry News

Written by Paul Nicholls, Network Technical Manager at DB Systems It’s been widely reported this week that a major security flaw has been found in the standards that govern the Wi-Fi protected access protocol (WPA2).

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.

2017 Incentive Travel Trends

Smart Meetings

Government regulation means there are a few more hoops to jump through. There’s been a rapid succession of changing government regulations on incentive program design and execution, which makes it tricky to organize them.

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Five reasons NOT to use a Conferences That Work meeting design

Conferences that Work

Government, political, and, to a lesser extent, academic conferences often fall into this category. I’ve been promoting the Conferences That Work meeting format for so long, that some people assume I think it’s the right choice for every meeting. Well, it’s not.

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Scottish Clan Event Fund opens for new applications

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40 Under 40: Robert P. Richie II

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I look forward to getting to know more of the government-funded organizations that need someone willing to spend time figuring out how to work within their budget restrictions. Robert P. Richie II, 34, works in Rome, New York, as a ssociation sales manager at Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center. As a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree, Richie discusses his passion for the events industry. Connect with Richie on Twitter.

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What Could the Brexit Mean for Meetings?

PCMA Convene

It takes ownership and responsibility of the national governments to sell what is decided at the European level.

Reduce Chinese-style self-censorship at your meetings

Conferences that Work

The Chinese government runs a massive online censorship program. Why mention this on an event design blog? Well, the most effective aspect of China’s online censorship regime illustrates what happens when you don’t incorporate covenants into your meetings.

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71 Airports May Be Affected by Possible Laptop Ban Expansion

Smart Meetings

government might soon ban laptops in the passenger cabin on flights from dozens of airports in Europe—a move that would affect nearly 400 flights a day and cover 30 million travelers.