Christine Giovis has been named publisher of Meetings + Incentive Travel Group. Her appointment is effective June 16, 2014. As publisher, Giovis will be responsible for Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) magazine, M+IT Buyers’ Guide, meetingscanada.com, M+IT Hall of Fame as well as M+IT University and IncentiveWorks, the Canadian MICE industry’s leading trade show and conference. “Christine is … Read More about Meetings + Incentive Travel Names New Publisher
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Meetings + Incentive Travel's Call for Nominations for its Hall of Fame Awards program closes at 5:00 p.m. PST on Monday, April 21, 2014. Click here to nominate a peer or yourself! M+IT's Hall of Fame is the Canadian MICE industry's only independent awards program. Since its launch in 2009, it has honoured 33 members of the meetings, events and incentives community. Hall of Fame categories … Read More about Last Four Days! Call for Hall of Fame Nominations Closing Next Week
BY DON DOULOFF Consider the break. Typically offered mid-morning and mid-afternoon during meetings and conferences, breaks provide an opportunity to network, stretch the legs and recharge. On the food front, break tables have evolved light years beyond meek muffins and weak coffee, and cater to a wide variety of food preferences, sensitivities and allergies. For instance, gluten-free is … Read More about CuiScene: Snazzy Snacks
During the Site Global Conference gala event, held December 9th in Orlando, Florida, Site Canada was honoured with the 2013 Site Chapter of the Year award. It is the first time in Site Global's 40-year history that the Chapter of the Year award has been made to the same chapter in consecutive years. It also marks an extended period for Site Canada being recognized for top awards in each of the … Read More about Site Canada Wins Chapter of the Year for Second Year Running
August 3, 2011 Sonja Chilcott has been named publisher of Meetings & Incentive Travel. “It’s great to be back in the meetings world,” says Sonja, who worked at M&IT as a sales manager from 2002 to 2006. Sonja brings over 12 years’ publishing experience, in both the consumer and business-to-business worlds, to her new role. For the last five years, she worked as the education specialist … Read More about Sonja Chilcott Named M&IT Publisher
Welcome to our 2010 Holiday Video Postcard(s) – our third-annual. Hope you get a chuckle from these fun videos! From all of us at M&IT and IncentiveWorks, have a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to working with you in 2011. … Read More about Happy Holidays from M&IT!
Our best work hinges on our willingness to destroy and rebuild. To that end, “kill your darlings” is an editing technique used by creative writers. To destroy your own creative work is painful, because you become attached to what you have crafted. Why kill your darlings? Destroying your best parts allows something much better, authentic and more imaginative to emerge. Along those lines, could … Read More about Kill Your Darlings
When planning an event, generational analytics can provide information about the type of marketing your audience will embrace. Generational marketing works when you understand how your buyer is motivated in direct relation to the core values of their generation. In a series of three blogs, I will explore the dominant generations, Boomers, GenXers and Millennials, their core values, characteristics … Read More about Marketing Events to Boomers
It may sound funny for a meeting professional with over 20 years in the business to say this, but the meeting or incentive trip is never the objective of the sponsor or budget owner. Events are held to achieve a purpose – motivate and reward high achievers, build relationships and loyalty, educate and inform clients, partners and employees, or discuss issues and find resolutions. Basically, an … Read More about What Does Your Meetings Client Really Want?
Learning is one of those things you know is good for you! So why not start today, by giving your brain a good workout? Today, go somewhere different, meet someone new and before the day draws to an end, read something you normally wouldn't read. In essence, today is a very good day to make your brain ‘sweat’! Our brains are extraordinary and capable of learning more than we think. The brain is … Read More about Aerobics for Your Brain
Do you remember 1995? The 1980’s were still a fresh memory, e-mail was just arrivingin the workplace and the fax machine had that annoying roll-paper that disintegrated in less than six months. That was my first year on the show. I started on the registration desk with a whatever-it-takes attitude. CMITS, as the show was then known, was only four years old and growing quickly. There was the golf … Read More about Growing Up Fast
With the downturn in the economy over the past 10+ months, there is a direct correlation to the increased number of cold calls meeting planners are receiving. In addition to my M&IT hat, I also oversee the Conference & Event division of Rogers Business & Professional Publishing. I polled my team and came up with the following 12 Tips for you to get through to meeting planners in these … Read More about Getting Meeting Planners to Return Your Calls