What generation will make up 75 percent of the workforce in 2025? If you guessed millennials, you’d be right! According to an article titled "How Millennials Could Upend Wall Street and Corporate America" by Morley Winograd and Dr. Michael Hais, by 2020, millennials will comprise more than one of three adult Americans, and by 2025 they will make up as much as 75 percent of the workforce. What does that mean for corporate planners? They will have to evolve the way they plan corporate events from boomers and Gen X’ers to millennials or face having an event that will become a social disaster!
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Amy Zaczkowski was recently hired as account executiv at the SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals in Hauppauge, N.Y.
1. What are you most looking forward to in your new role as Account Executive for SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals?
The Hotel Oberlin in Ohio, is leading the way in the hotel industry for creating environmentally sustainable hotels.
The standout hotel is the only one in the US to use solar, geothermal and radiant heating and cooling systems. It’s also one of only five hotels in the U.S. specifically designed for the LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. Developed by SMART Hotels, the hotel is managed by The Olympia Companies and owned by Oberlin College.
SommCon, an education and training conference for beverage professionals and enthusiasts, will return this year Nov. 16=19 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. This year, more than 40 sessions will be offered through keynote sessions and educational classes. These include The Nightmare Scenario, Dealing With a Difficult Guest, Digging Into Unique Terroir, Hungarian Furmint: Ancient Grape, Modern Wines, Blind Taste With the Masters and many more. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, certification opportunities will be offered to those interested; the main conference is held Nov. 17=18.
For the next two years, Meeting Professionals International will provide meeting management services for the Southeast Education Conference. MPI is responsible for managing and developing the overall program for the 2017 and 2018 conference, which is hosted by SEC's four Florida chapters – Tampa Bay Area, Greater Orlando, North Florida and South Florida – known as TONS.
The association hosts this event yearly for members to network with fellow industry professionals and further themselves in their education-based knowledge through more than 300 seminars, workshops and programs.
A packed summer convention calendar likely resulted in a huge boon for Center City hotels, which saw record hotel occupancy in June.
Overall occupancy peaked at 89.4 percent—the highest monthly occupancy on record. The average daily rate also broke a record, witnessing $212.95, the highest since October 2014. The Government Finance Officers Association, the Biotechnology Industrial Organization convention and the International Society for Technology in Education convention helped grow midweek occupancy.
Booking an event or meeting venue can be a tricky business, and it’s hard to know whether or not you got a fair deal. The New Jersey Chapter of Meeting Professionals International has stepped in to alleviate this problem by hosting an educational meeting dedicated to the subject.
On June 9, Calvin Anderson, director of Revenue Management, New York Hilton Midtown—the largest hotel in New York—will shed light on this process and give tips on how to ensure you’re receiving a fair deal.
Advance and grow in your career by obtaining the Certified Special Events Professional designation from the International Special Events Society.
The accreditation, established in 1993, is given to event professionals who successfully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for planning and executing all components of an event.
The Education Institute and Silent Auction are back this year for a night of learning and bidding.