people and development

Registration Open for SPINCon 2018: Brain, Body, Being, Business

Registration is now open for SPINCon, the annual conference produced by SPIN: Senior Planners Industry Network. SPIN is the world’s largest association limited to senior-level planners with at least 10 years full-time planning experience.

SPINCon 2018 will be held Nov. 11-13, 2018 at The Don CeSar, a landmark hotel affectionately known as “The Pink Palace," in St. Petersburg, Florida.

 “Each year SPINCon focuses on the whole person: brain, body, being and business," said SPIN’s executive director, Tracey Smith.  

Association for Women in Events Board Nominations Open Through August 3

The Association for Women in Events (AWE) executive committee and board are now accepting applications for the association’s 2019 board term. 

Women and men in the events industry are encouraged to apply. Current AWE membership is not required, however non-members who are appointed to the board will be required to join upon the start of their term.

Corporate Event Expert Profile: Nicholas Cottone, Senior Event Marketing Manager, Oracle

The Corporate Event News Event Expert Profile series features interviews with some of the many talented corporate event professionals who make this industry thrive.

Nick Cottone has been involved with events and event marketing for 17 years and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (although he will soon be moving to Austin, Texas).  His LinkedIn profile describes him as a “conference producer/project manager by day and wedding/special event planner by night,” which immediately piqued my interest. 

Six Event Industry Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

There is a plethora of industry events every year, but with limited budgets and busy schedules, it’s impossible to attend all of them. The Corporate Event News team has curated a short list of upcoming U.S.-based events that our own team plans (or hopes) to attend.

Note: This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all the great events out there for event professionals – even we can’t be at all of them!

MPI World Education Congress (WEC) – June 2-5, Indianapolis, IN

Green Interview: Kimberly Smith, Director of Conferences and Events, AASHE

Editor's Note: Earth Day is April 22. To help illustrate how event planners can help move the industry towards a more sustainable future, we are sharing this inspiring TSNN interview with Kimberly Smith, director of conferences and events at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Corporate Event Expert Profile: Nicole Chow, Meeting Manager II, Maritz Travel – A Maritz Global Events Company

At Corporate Event News, our objective is to showcase the diverse people, programs, challenges and rewards of corporate events. Our ongoing Event Expert Profile series shines a spotlight on some of the many talented corporate event professionals who make this industry thrive.

AWE Launches 2018 Nominations for Hall of Fame Recognition Program

The Association for Women in Events (AWE), a not-for-profit organization supporting gender equality and diversity in the event industry, has launched 2018 nominations for its Hall of Fame Recognition Program, hosted by the AWE Awards Committee.

“Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is a lifetime honor,” said Marie-Claire Andrews, AWE board member and chair of the AWE Awards Committee. “It doesn’t begin and end with a simple recognition, rather our winners will be part of our community and celebrated long-term!”