Welcome From the Chair...
Aah, a new year and a new opportunity for resolutions. According to StatisticBrain, the majority of us make New Year’s resolutions and, sadly, 42% of us feel we never succeed on our resolutions each year.
And while that could deter the non-resolvers from joining the resolution bandwagon, consider this: People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don't explicitly make resolutions.
That’s right. 10 times.
So what are some of the most common resolution, according to StatisticBrain, that we could be 10 times more likely to accomplish? How about:
- Make better financial decisions
- Do more exciting things
- Learn something new
- Improve your job performance (or find a better job)
- Do more good deeds
- Spend more time with friends (or make new friends)
Wouldn’t it be great if we could accomplish these goals in an efficient, not-too-burdensome way?
Great news. There is: resolve now to become active in the IAEE SE Chapter.
At our 5 monthly meetings in Atlanta and the Summer Classic in July, you’ll have the opportunity learn industry best-practices, see friends and network with industry colleagues (coincidentally, some of the very same benefits we tout to attendees of our events). Through service outreaches and the Jenny Melton Golf Tournament, you can help give back to our communities. And, you can have some fun.
There’s still plenty of time to kick-off your new, New Year’s Resolution. At our first 2017 chapter meeting, February 23, David DuBois, IAEE president and CEO, will highlight research results that can enhance successes at shows and events.
There’s something for everyone, so mark your calendar and become involved. You’ll be glad you did. And if you’ve already been active in the SE Chapter, resolve to bring a colleague!
Best wishes for a successful 2017,
2017 IAEE SE Chapter Chair
Vice President, Emerald Expositions
April 6, 2017 ATLANTA AREA GLOBAL MEETINGS INDUSTRY DAY
APRIL 6, 2017
The benefits of our industry often go unnoticed. Meetings play a critical role in developing personal connections, driving positive business outcomes and building strong communities. Every day we face professional challenges that effect our businesses, our meetings and events. Our panel of industry leaders will discuss the impact our industry has both globally and locally. Sharing their insights on the impact events have on the local community, giving attendees a greater understanding of the economic significance of their business, and through collaborative efforts, discuss ways we can deal with the challenges we currently face.
From this session, you will:
* Understand the impact that meeting, conference, convention, trade shows and exhibitions have on business and our local community.
* Find ways we can deal with the professional challenges we currently face in our industry
* Learn ways our collaborative efforts can result in positive business outcomes for our industry
Erica Qualls-Battey, General Manager Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Ron Olejko – Senior Director-Meeting Services, American College of Rheumatology Ann Godi – President & CEO, Benchmarc360, Inc.
Mark Zimmerman-New Business Development, Georgia World Congress Center
Moderator – Chris Colbert, Director of Trade Show Sales, Cobb Travel and Tourism
This program has been approved for 1.5 CEUs.
“The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Convention Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit.”
April 27, 2017 Chapter Educational Luncheon
Five generations make up our society, Centennials(born 1996 and later); Millennials (born 1977 to 1995); Generation X (born 1965 to 1976); Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) and Traditionalists(born 1945 and before). Each of these five generations has a unique ability to contribute to, and influence the future of the events and exhibitions industry. At the YP Spotlight Panel “Creating Connections”, we intend to break down the boxes we too often place ourselves in, and instead use what makes us different to connect us. We’ll explore the differences, similarities, trends employment; how we create, engage attendees and unify our teams; and reset our expectations on business & communication styles.
Moderator: Tyler Adams
Moderator/Student Liaison: Katie L. Branch, IAEE SE, GSU Student Chapter
Panel: Katherine Baize (Freeman); Maggie Ryan (onPeak | GES); Jeff Johnson (MesseFrankfurt)
If you have any questions you want to submit in advance, please do so here: http://bit.ly/2mVBMXz. Thanks in advance