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  • general
    Posted by n Deventer at
    03:41PM 03/22/2017
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    My Favorite Things

    By Paul Van Deventer With so much discord going on in the world, it seems fitting to take a little break from the news headlines and brash social media chatter to enjoy a favorite pastime that makes you smile. Spring is right around the corner, which means warmer weather, flowers blooming and patio dining are all forthcoming—at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. When I think of the spring season, I can hear in my mind the sounds of Julie Andrews singing whimsically. Read More


  • your industry
    Posted by Rich Luna at
    06:51PM 03/21/2017
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    A lifetime commitment

    By Rich Luna Director of Publishing Damian Mogilka was often asked if meeting planning was really a job. “Who do you think planned the Last Supper?” he would answer. There was probably a twinkle in his eyes with that response, but he was quite serious about the importance of our industry, a passion reflected in his lifetime commitment to the craft. Read More


  • events
    Posted by g at
    02:00PM 03/17/2017
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    Coloring outside the lines at the Australia Tourism Summit

    by Bruce Northam Contributing Writer Long ago, in my backpacking days, I hitchhiked across Australia. One of those evenings, a quintessential Outback man (twice my age) hitching in the other direction reminded me, “Don’t spend time; enjoy it.” Australians seem to have invented keeping it real. The fifth annual Australia Tourism Summit, hosted by Tourism Australia and supported by Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines, transformed the Pasadena, Calif. Read More


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    Posted by Christa Schelter at
    09:30PM 03/16/2017
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    Medical Meetings F&B – Food and Beverage, or Frustrate and Bewilder?

    by Pat Schaumann This story originally appeared on the Maritz Travel Blog on February 24, 2017.  The term F&B in the meetings industry refers to food and beverage. When it comes to medical meetings F&B, I like to use the term to “frustrate and bewilder” instead. Read More


  • events
    Posted by g at
    05:26PM 03/13/2017
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    Incorporating slow food best practices into your meeting

    by Tracy Stuckrath, CMM, CSEP, CHC, CFPM Contributing Writer Last September, Tracy Stuckrath, CMM, CSEP, CHC, CFPM, of the MPI Georgia Chapter attended Slow Food International’s Terra Madre Salone del Gusto event as one of 300 U.S delegates. Below are just a few of her takeaways from that experience. 1. Reduce your food waste Ask attendees if they are coming to the F&B events so you can get a more accurate head count. Read More