I’m excited to share with you that The MICE Blog partnered with The Future in 15 Show. The aim of our partnership is to develop and co-create innovative content for the events industry.
Future in 15 Show is an online tv show, with 15 minute episodes that focus on innovation within four sectors. These include hospitality, business travel, MICE and commercial real estate. Each episode features Show Host, Caleb Parker, interviewing an industry leader who pushes the boundaries within the industry. Specifically, these can be a new product or service development or adopting innovative approach to solving industry problems. Launched in March at International Confex, the show has already gained great industry support. Additionally, the show also attracted strategic partnerships with HBAA and Mash Media.
Wrapping up 2016 and getting ready for 2017 couldn’t be more exciting. This year was very important for me and the blog and all what I have done over the past five years finally materialised.
I started the blog in 2011 as a hobby. Over the past years I did an event management degree, volunteered at events, did internships and was employed. When I started the blog my aim was to network with the global events community and share my experiences. Over the years it evolved, and by recognising gaps in the market in event education, my goal became to create educational content for event professionals. This I achieved with #EventPlannersTalk Twitter chat and Live Events.
With a fantastic and eventful year coming to a close, Monday’s #EventPlannersTalk Twitter chat was about event trends for 2017. From engagement to sustainability and to event technology, we looked at what trends will shape our industry next year.
I am very excited to announce that I have started working on redesigning the blog. This year has been the biggest turning point for my blog and seen fast growth in readership, partnerships and sponsorship opportunities. To manage growth and expectations I have decided that now it is the right time to redesign the site.
In March I co-hosted #EventPlannersTalk Twitter chat with Mary Baird-Wilcock, CSEP, founder and CEO of The Simplifiers, an award-winning full-service event planning firm, launched in 2003. Thought leaders in producing non-traditional large-scale events, The Simplifiers have launched The Apprentice Program, an online crowd-sourced training solution for events professionals globally to better train their interns, apprentices and new hires.