Melissa Jurcan, president of ILEA Seattle, penned a moving tribute to the hospitality industry for the Emerald City Applause Awards. Here is an abridged version.
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Meeting Professionals International has expanded the offerings in their Executive Education Series.
The series was developed in order to further education opportunities for senior-level and executive meeting professionals, and mid-level professionals aspiring to leadership. The new courses feature women in leadership and emergency preparedness. The Experiential Event program was also introduced and provides experience in sports, culinary, entertainment, and mega-event categories, with the option to qualify as designated Experiential Event Professionals.
Chris Rowley, the Mount Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau's executive director, recently acquired her certification as a Government Meeting Specialist from the Society of Government Meeting Professionals .
The SGMP certifies employees of government entities through the voluntary GMS program whose goal is to teach planners and suppliers to plan meetings and events in the most effective way possible for their government employers. The program requires participants to fulfill the ethical, personal and professional requirements that the SGMP specifies.
Washington D.C.’s Global DMC Partners, the leading global network of Destination Management Companies, announced their Global Standardization Program, offering meeting professionals a more effective and streamlined way to procure destination management services worldwide. After working closely with its Customer Advisory Board and DMC Advisory Board, three documents were developed, allowing meeting professionals to save time and simplify the process of contracting and working with their DMCs in any destination.
The Langham Hospitality Group has launched their new program, “No Strings Attached PLUS,” with features such as waived cancellation terms, no attrition rate charges, complimentary internet charges for all guests and much more.
The program, which can be booked from April 1 through Aug. 31, 2017, for events taking place between April 1 and Dec. 31, 2017, is designed to offer event planners and organizers more flexibility with rewards and privileges unique to this program.
Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association, revealed the winners of its annual awards at the 2017 Meet Minneapolis Annual Meeting on March 2 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. More than 530 partners, elected officials and other guests attended the event. Meet Minneapolis highlighted a milestone year for hospitality in Minneapolis and unveiled the city’s first-ever tourism master plan, Destination Transformation 2030.
In a joint venture, Patriarch Equities, Highgate and Sioni Group have acquired the 618-room Affinia Manhattan hotel. Highgate will assume management duties of the hotel, which will be rebranded as the Stewart Hotel.
In our Winter 2017 issues, we’re featuring the tech companies that were part of the 2016 ibtm America TechCollective in partnership with DAHLIA+. Because we can only fit so much in print, we decided to post an extended interview with Michael Doane, marketing manager, CadmiumCD.
What are some of CadmiumCD’s outstanding features for meeting/event planners?