Our editorial advisory board sounds off about what’s happening in their sectors of the meetings and events world.
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First row, left to right: Amy Leyden, Christie Altendorf, Lindsey Schneider, Devie Hagen, Jaimie Mattes, CMM
Back row, left to right: Lauren Segelbaum, Jim Leighton, Meghan Gustafson, Connor Myhre, Sean Schuette, CMP, Katie Numedahl, Rosemarie Kelly Ndupuechi, Jessica Miller
Meeting Notes: Key takeaways from the spring 2019 meeting.
The annual conversation with our editorial advisory board, made up of industry pros from around the state, is always thought-provoking, candid and a back-and-forth about challenges and opportunities being faced by planners and suppliers. Topics such as the impacts of the U.S. travel ban and the increasing value of the dollar compared to European currency were on the table at the March discussion.
Year in Review
Each year, prior to our Best of Michigan Awards party, the MIM+E Editorial Advisory Board meets to discuss the state of the meetings and events industry, including the challenges it faces and the trends taking hold or on their way out. Here’s what our members had to say this year.
MIM+E: Let’s start by talking about the issues facing our industry. What are the top challenges?
The annual conversation with our editorial advisory board, made up of industry pros from around the state, is always candid and thoughtful and provides a look at what is happening in the trenches. Discussion pingponged back and forth between protecting creative capital placed in proposals and finding employees willing to work the hours necessary. The group concluded that corporate, social, food and beverage, and technology gatherings are happening in force while the oil and gas sector is scaling back.
Year in Review
Each year, prior to our Best of Michigan Awards Gala, MIM+E’s editorial advisory board meets to discuss the state of the meetings and events industry and how the magazine can best serve it. ¶ Here’s what some of our members had to say about the key issues facing the industry, trends they’re seeing and the value of education.
MIM+E: What are some of the key issues you’re seeing in the industry right now?
Photo Credit: Allée Photography
Colorado Meetings + Events’ editorial advisory board recently met and shared insider insights about challenges and opportunities and where the meetings and events industry is headed. We’ll run most of the comments in our summer issue, but here is the conversation about social media among a few of the board members.