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    Putting Your Skills To The Test

    Hi everyone! I’m back, and boy do I have some more tricks up my sleeve! The last time you heard from me, I was dishing out some street smart tips and classroom based skills that…

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    Weddings and Corporate Events: Not So Different After All

    Corporate event planners tend to think of weddings in one of two ways – either that they are silly and not serious or that they are scary events to be avoided (usually this fear…

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    Events on the Edge Part 2: Technology Adoption

    Despite our reputation as innovators, we Kiwis are not the fastest off the block in our uptake of new technologies when it comes to events.  Unlike other key industries like…

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    Motherhood & Event Planning Go Hand in Hand

    A few months ago I had the chance to leave the overwhelming experience to become a mother. And now I have to learn to become a parent… but not only a parent, a mother who works.…

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    How Meeting Design Leads to Higher ROI

    Meeting design and ROI have been buzz words in our industry for quite some time now. But is there a connection between the two? Actually, there is and it’s key to understand it…

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    Is There “Green” in Going Green?

    I remember back when the notion that staying in a hotel with a ‘recycle your bedroom towel’ policy was forward thinking for many sustainable-conscious business travelers. Or…

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    SMMP in 2015: Time to Evolve

    SMMP stands for Strategic Meetings Management Program; In other words, ROI (return on investment). Having spent over a decade in the Meetings and Exhibition business, I have to…

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    Events on the Edge: Tales from New Zealand Part 1

    New Zealand is about the same geographical size as the United Kingdom but with fewer people — 4.5 million at last count. To put this in perspective, 4.5 million is the same…