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May 2019

Reading about Alison Bossert gave me hope that more attention was being paid to the management of end-of-life events by those who understand event logistics. Alison was gracious to spend time talking with me.

May 2019

Why, I asked, Bruce Elliott in HR, is bereavement leave so stingy? You’ll have guessed it—if we are taking time off and being paid, we are not an asset to the bottom line. It has taken me weeks to even be somewhat more productive after the death of three friends. Of the friends who died, I asked some closest to them for their input.

December 2018

Do you remember the moment when you were introduced to the meetings industry? How did you feel? I have been an entrepreneur and an independent planner for more than 20 years, and yes, to me every independent planner IS an entrepreneur. And we're facing similar challenges too!

June 2018

We are living in a time of unprecedented technology change. How will these changes affect meetings and tradeshows? Will they remain a central form of education, networking and marketing? Will virtual meetings and other communication technologies replace the need for face-to-face events and exhibitions? Although there will likely be very significant changes in these next few years, there are some strong drivers that bode well for the future of events. Here are five constants that will keep meetings viable in the future.

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