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April 2019

Meet Jess Tyler, vice president of events for Marijuana Business Daily (MJBizDaily). She was hired to lead the company’s live-event effort, which includes three anchor programs: MJBizConNEXT, MJBizConINTL and MJBizCon. Meetings Today spoke with Tyler for more details on what goes into planning a large-scale marijuana industry event, including any special considerations.

March 2019

According to a press release from VisitBrasil.com, the official Brazilian tourism website, the South American country will soon be allowing visitors from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan to travel to and from the nation without a visa. Meetings Today Chief Content Officer, Christoph Trappe, has traveled to Brazil several times and shares some insights into the change.

March 2019

INNOV8 Meetings + Events is a new professional global meetings management organization. The company specializes in in tracking data, leveraging overall meetings spend, reducing an organization’s risk through a cost savings evaluation, customized contract process and volume buyer program. The team is focused on assisting meeting professionals with a strategic meetings management process.

March 2019

Storytelling is at the heart of CAPTURE, a new professional development program unveiled by Sarah Soliman Daudin, president of Soliman Productions, and Courtney Stanley, owner of CS Consulting, as part of their newly announced partnership and brand, SarahxCourtney, which will also include one-on-one mentorship, speaking engagements and other initiatives.

March 2019

As a female who has worked in the corporate world for more than two decades and been athletic since childhood, I’ve recently been inspired by a Nike ad narrated by tennis icon Serena Williams that aims to encourage women and girls to “Dream Crazier” and reach for the stars. In the spirit of following dreams in an environment that provides the opportunities to do so, here are six great ways to empower women in the workplace.

February 2019

Orlando hotelier Harris Rosen donated $12 million to the University of Florida and UF Health to launch a brain tumor research initiative. Given through The Harris Rosen Foundation, the gift is described as the cornerstone of a $100 million fundraising commitment to support the ReMission Alliance Against Brain Tumors. The UF Health-led initiative unites top neuro-oncology physicians and scientists in research and clinical trials.

February 2019

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa completed its extensive renovation and unveiled a new look. The resort’s transformation included upgrades to all 447 ocean-facing guest rooms and suites. Club 91, located on the 14th floor, was also renovated and the resort’s event technology was upgraded.

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