• Jennifer Erney Named PCMA 2017 Supplier of the Year

     
    POSTED May 21, 2017
     

Jennifer Erney, Associate Luxury Hotels International vice president of sales, was named the 2017 Supplier of the Year by PCMA at the 2017 PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards. The 2017 Professional Excellence Awards winners were selected from nearly 7,000 members of PCMA.

“Our 2017 honorees and award winners’ accomplishments serve as inspiration to both industry veterans and novices alike,” says Deborah Sexton, president and CEO, PCMA. “Each an expert in their profession – always endeavoring to lead the advancement of their organizations and the business events industry.”

Erney assists meeting professionals, association executives and incentive specialists in the Mid-Atlantic region who are interested in conducting meetings, conventions and/or incentive programs at any of ALHI’s luxury-level, mostly independent member hotels and resorts worldwide. In addition to being an active member of PCMA, she is a Certified Meeting Professional, Certified Association Sales Executive by PCMA, and a Certified Hospitality Sales Executive by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International.

“We are very proud of Jennifer’s accomplishments and recognition as supplier of the year for PCMA,” says Mark Sergot, chief sales officer, ALHI. “I have had the pleasure of knowing Jennifer for over 10 years and continue to be impressed with her dedication to our industry and the work of PCMA. We are thrilled to have her as part of the ALHI family.”

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year. 

 

Everybody loves to talk about welcoming change. Then change happens, and whew, it’s tough. After the past few years, meetings and events professionals certainly appreciate that feeling, but they’re also feeling energized by so many new ways for attendees to gather. 

 

The corporate world spends an estimated $242 billion on gifts for employees and customers, according to Forbes. Wouldn’t it be rewarding if the purchasing and giving of these types of gifts offered meaningful work for veterans, women, and their children?