Dispatch from the front line of the meetings industry: Potential Client: «We have a great idea and need your help with making it happen» Destination Management professional: «Great! Tell me

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As ‘green’ initiatives are becoming more and more established internationally, social responsibility is now the most important—and most difficult—issue leaders must address if the industry is to remain viable over

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This recent article about food waste in the United States, and the energy it represents, offers reminder that this is an area worthy of focus for event professionals and their

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Next week, in sunny Vancouver, BC,  Meeting Professionals International will present the 2010  World Education Congress.  There, the Green Meetings Industry Council will present for the first time ever an

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Many have observed that the BP oil spill is a reminder that corporate responsibility to community and the environment requires more than a clever re-brand. There’s something missing from the

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I am in New York with MCI President Roger Tondeur for the 2010 United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit. This is a big day for me, as it see the

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In the recent whitepaper Hospitality 2015, Deloitte paint an interesting picture of how rising populations, resource shortage, pricing increases and consumer demand will effect the hospitality industry. And how sustainability

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A review of any poll on the topic will reveal that meeting planners, suppliers and destinations like very much the idea of sustainable events as a practice and philosophy.  Dig

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My grandfather spent a chapter of his life as a card dealer in a poker hall.  A maxim he often shared was “Call a spade a spade”. Today, in corporate

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COP15 was a transformative event for those closest to it, the organizers and the host city, Copenhagen.  The largest political event to ever happen in Denmark, COP15 brought unique challenges

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