The Great Restart – Regeneration

By: Melissa Baird – The GDS-Movement A ground breaking research paper undertaken by IMEX, Marriott International and the GDS Movement presents a new paradigm in destination management and a future inspired by nature’s principles for life. Threats and Opportunities The global pandemic is just one of many that is threatening global economic and social stability. …

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Will the Pandemic Help to End “Build & Burn” Event Planning?

By Al Mercuro Trade Show & Event Specialist: Helping clients create dynamic experiential marketing programs with sustainability It may seem a little strange to say it now in the middle of a pandemic, but this might be the ideal time to reinvent how we exhibit at events with an eye towards sustainability. In recent years …

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A COVID-19 Personal Story

This is is the story of my encounter with Covid-19. I will begin with my ending words: “STAY SAFE! I can’t emphasize it long enough or strong enough! You do not want any part of this disease! On November 1, Joan [Rick’s wife] and I attended a well-spaced 50th birthday gathering for the son of …

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10 Tips for Post COVID-19 Sustainable Practices

Think sustainability in meetings and events. Food Recovery and Recycling are still key elements we can utilize to “Save The Planet” but there are many small activities that have a long lasting impact and engage participants in social responsibility. Menu Cards Food Containers Disposable Cutlery In- Room Technology Signage Event Apps Pens, Pencils & Paper …

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Francis Purvey named to BizBash list of Top 1,000 People in Events Industry

Vero Beach, Florida resident, Francis W. Purvey is celebrated as an event industry change maker. BizBash, North America’s number one resource for event industry trends, ideas, and inspiration, has announced its 2019 list of Top 1,000 people in events. This anticipated list of event professionals from across the United States includes industry leaders from all …

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Ethics in Casino Management

An Australian viewpoint – by Sunlark Associate, Shannon Knapp, I’m not typically interested in Nine Network sensationalist reporting style, but tonight the Australian edition of 60 Minutes had a story on casino hotel operators, focusing specifically on Crown staff that piqued my interest. Perhaps not “must see tv”, but I watched it with interest nonetheless. The story included former Crown …

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Vero Beach, Florida – a personal perspective

As I stand at Sexton Plaza and look out over the placid Atlantic Ocean, and always appreciative and respectful of nature, I have a feeling of serenity today.  Under a brilliant blue sky and right in front of me is an American flag flying on a pole rising from the ocean on the site of …

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