international association of venue managers

Apprenticeships Nurture Talent at the Grassroots Level

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Zoe Roberts was hired as a membership associate by Destination DC after she completed an internship there earlier this year. CREDIT Destination DC/Bobby Urteaga

It’s been six years since SearchWide Global partnered with Destinations International and the International Association of Venue Managers to create a 600-hour apprenticeship program that would seed a pipeline of diverse talent for the tourism and events industry. With today’s shortage of workers and increasing emphasis on diversity and inclusion, the effort is more relevant than ever.

Emerging Sales Professionals’ Sixth Symposium Scheduled in Bellevue in May

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Mark your calendars: The Emerging Sales Professionals Association will host its sixth professional development symposium for sales professionals of publicly owned or operated convention and meeting venues on May 3, 2017, at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue, Wash. The symposium, called ESP6, will co-locate with the International Association of Venue Managers Region IV Conference.

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