An Engagement Approach for Strategic Meetings Management Programs

Employee engagement is a hot topic in the Meetings industry, but we usually apply it to engaging meeting attendees during the events they attend.  Ask any executive however and the ultimate goal of employee engagement is to improve employees’ contributions to a company in driving business outcomes. This is an opportunity for meeting management programs […]

How Does Strategic Meetings Risk Management Impact Your Meetings Policy?

Compliance sections in meetings policies have expanded beyond the use of certain suppliers or approval processes, to include language that mitigates strategic risk.   In order to mitigate the risks associated with meetings & events, a meetings policy must address compliance to policy, suppliers, and processes, as well as compliance to strategic meeting & event […]

37 Ways to Mitigate Risk in Your Corporate Meetings & Events Program, Part 1

In my last blog post, which focused on identifying the main areas of risk in an organization’s meetings and events program, I promised that in my next blog post I would look at mitigation strategies for these risk areas. To recap from last time, there are six main types of risk in a meetings program, […]

If Your Company Conducts Meetings, Your Employees, Brand, and Finances are at Risk

Meetings remain a necessary way for us to communicate information, build relationships, and sell to our customers.  BUT, like with many things in life, there is a degree of risk associated with them, and where there’s risk, there’s also the responsibility of those of us in the industry to mitigate that risk.  And the risks […]