people and development

Q&A with Gwen Migita, Social Impact & Inclusion Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment is an acknowledged industry leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) which encompasses its commitment to employees, suppliers, communities and the environment. This work is done through Caesars' PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework. In the past six months, the company has received significant news coverage around these initiatives, including:

The Ups and Downs of Event Planning in Cuba: A Q&A with MAD Event Management

You could say the team members behind MAD Event Management are masters of creativity. Based in Warwick, New York, they’re owners and operators of several large pop culture conventions, from Long Beach Comic Expo to C3: Comic Creator Conference. As such, they’re frequently managing events that involve large numbers of attendees dressed in costume, as well as in-depth education sessions designed to help high-level comics creatives learn and grow in the industry.

3 Actually Doable Ways to Create Greater Work-Life Balance

We’re already a few weeks into 2019, and if you’re like most people, your New Year’s resolutions to create a better work-life balance may already have gotten pushed to the wayside. Life happens; we get it — not to mention, work-life balance can feel especially out of reach to those in the events industry, where long, irregular hours and frequent “fires” can make you feel like you’re not in control of your time.

Karen Kotowski Steps Down from Events Industry Council

Karen Kotowski, who has led the Events Industry Council (EIC) for the past 10 years, has tendered her resignation as CEO.

With this change in leadership, EIC has initiated a search to identify a new CEO.

During her tenure, Karen Kotowski oversaw the growth of EIC’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program and the completion of three studies on the Economic Significance of Meetings in the U.S.

January = All About You

Happy New Year from the team at Corporate Event News!

Whether you had a wonderful or less-than-stellar 2018, it’s our goal to help you have an even better 2019.

In the spirit of new year, new beginnings, we’re starting out the year with a focus on personal and professional development. In January, we’ll be bringing you news and information on events to attend, content to consume, tips for staying healthy in both mind and body, ways to connect with peers and mentors, and suggestions to help you overcome the challenges that we all face.