Associations Are Increasingly Emphasizing DEI

Associations are often like a microcosm of larger society.  They have governing bodies, commerce-producing units, educational institutions

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8 Objectives to Help Align Your DEI Strategy and Business Needs

The demand for hospitality, events and tourism companies to take accountability for their social footprint is not solely for the benefit of one group

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Why Data-Driven Assessments Are the Key to DEI Strategies

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth article in a DEI series authored by Greg DeShields and Zoe Moore, exploring diversity, equity

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Philadelphia's Top-Down Focus on DEI Paves the Way Forward for Meetings

In 1987, two African-American directors on the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) board, A. Bruce Crawley, a prominent marketing


The Difference Between DEI Certifications and Certificates of Completion

One year ago, we started this series of articles for Meetings Today by explaining 

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Why DC Is the Nation’s Capital of DEI Tourism and Events

DEI, or diversity, equity and inclusion, has become an issue of paramount importance in the meetings and events industry and throughout U.S.

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DEI in Tourism and Hospitality: A Look Back and Forward

Unprecedented has become the word we hate to use, but it is the most popular way to summarize 2020, with three crises converging together: health,


Kevin Iwamoto: My Journey Advocating for DEI and Belonging

I was recently honored to be recognized by Meetings Today as one of its 20

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Greg DeShields Brings a Career Dedicated to DEI to Tourism Diversity Matters

A career-long leader in bringing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) education—and change—to tourism and related industries, Greg

Greg DeShields, Executive Director, Tourism Diversity Matters

Why Learning Your DEI Certifications Can Promote Supplier Diversity

While summer draws to a close and fall approaches, business leaders continue to combat rapidly changing health concerns, safety issues, economic


DEI and the Hospitality Industry Are Dual Passions of Teneo's Gary Murakami

The hospitality industry is in Gary Murakami’s blood. Recently joining global sales organization

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A History of DEI Acts, Bills and Executive Orders as Biden Begins Term

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth article in a DEI series authored by Greg DeShields and Zoe Moore, exploring diversity, equity

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The Alignment Conversation: Tools to Help You Align DEI Investments to Business Needs

Leaders often ask their teams to "make the business case for diversity" without fully grasping the concept. Even with data to support the investment


PCMA Unveils Digital Experience Institute

PCMA shared details on its new Digital Experience Institute (DEI), formerly


The Critical Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Meetings and Hospitality Industries

For weeks, my co-author Zoe Moore and I have labored over subject matter for corporate leaders to maintain focus on the Value of Diversity, Equity


How California Cities Are Creating More Inclusive Destinations for Meetings

As one of the most diverse states in America, championing open-mindedness and striving for inclusive meetings where attendees feel welcome is woven

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PCMA Unveils Digital Experience Institute

As a platform to keep planners in the know and educated in the world of technology, PCMA unveiled its new


Q&A With Rich Luna on ASAE's DELP Program

Q&A With Rich Luna // Senior Director, Content Marketing Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

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How to Source More Inclusively for Your Next Event

Along with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has also brought more discussions surrounding diversity and inclusion efforts within the MICE


Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Names New Executive Director of PHL Diversity

Concluding a nationwide search, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) named Sheila Alexander-Reid as executive director of

Sheila Alexander-Reid