June 1, 2018 Kevin Edmunds

Lots of Industry Education Available to Planners Right Now

For meeting, convention and incentive planners who want to improve the effectiveness of their event-planning processes, improve the quality of the attendee experience at their events, and improve their own prospects for career advancement, June is always the best month to focus on those objectives. Why? Because Professional Convention Management Association holds its annual Education […]

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May 16, 2018 Kevin Edmunds

Golf Can Entertain Attendees – and Build Their Confidence

Well, the world of pro golf has gotten a lot more exciting lately. Tiger Woods has regained his health and is consistently finishing high on the leaderboard each week. Opposing him are young guns such as Jordan Speith, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day; their talent and fierce competitive natures make for entertaining Sunday afternoons for […]

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April 30, 2018 Kevin Edmunds

2019 Meeting & Incentive Costs Have Gotten Tougher to Predict

While the U.S. economy continues to hum along, some inflation signals have emerged that were predictable and which we all know will affect meeting and incentive costs in the coming year. For instance, hotel demand is strong so rates have risen. Second, a strong employment landscape means hotels must pay more to keep good workers, […]

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April 16, 2018 Kevin Edmunds

The Meeting & Incentive Industry is Making Noise—and That’s Good

Pictured: Anna Maria Ruffin, SITE Global President & Kevin Edmunds, SITE International Board of Directors No matter what business you’re in, success doesn’t only come from getting the job done but also from making sure the right people know your role in the good work that was done. After all, that’s what the corporate recognition programs […]

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April 3, 2018 Kevin Edmunds

New Research: Incentive Travel is One Key to Long-Term Employee Motivation

It seems that 2018 is shaping up to be a year where we’ll see a lot of discussion about employee productivity and motivation. The reasons are twofold: First, in a good economy with low unemployment—like right now—it’s easier for employees to move on to other jobs because of the high demand for good workers. Second, […]

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March 16, 2018 Kevin Edmunds

DMC + AIC = Great Event ROI

I just read a summary of all the topics that were discussed at last month’s ADMEI conference, which is the annual in-person educational event for destination management companies (DMCs). The nearly 300 attendees met in Chicago and talked about everything from new leisure and entertainment ideas for meeting and incentive groups, to best practices in […]

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