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P in Professional Workshop Proves of Great Value

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The P in Professional…..workshop has been undertaken several times with participants expressing many benefits from the workshop. The consolidated evaluations are here. Some of the highlights pin-pointed by participants are: Comprehensive information with the original source websites and templates Pre-workshop questionnaire to meet your specific type of event management services Specific documentation in conjunction with […]

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Event Planners are not Secretaries

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  Albert Einstein wasn’t just a pretty face with a brilliant mind, he also said: ‘If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.’  Secretaries aka Personal Assistants undertake a variety of essential organisational tasks generally under the instruction of management. Event planners concentrate on an event brief […]

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POPI Act Makes MICE Eyes Pop

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  For those who may have been living in a cave for the past year or so – POPI Act is the acronym for the Protection of Personal Information Act.  The MICE Academy is perusing the contents – if perusing is the correct word for a mere 156 pages!  The average event planner’s powers of […]

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Event Planner Ethics: Gifts & Fam. Trips

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  Interesting webinar led by long-time industry ethics consultant Joan Eisenstodt, principal of Eisenstodt Associates LLC and former chair of the American Society of Association Executives’ Ethics Committee on the vexing ethics issue. Gifts & Fam. Trips: Eisenstodt says: ‘It’s best to pay your own way at meals to avoid the appearance of undue influence on future […]

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Simple Rules for MICE Safety at Events

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We have been taking another look at SASREA (Safety at Sports & Recreational Events Act). Gone is the applicable capacity of 2000 plus. Interestingly Steve Levitt head of AON South Africa commented in Money Matters some 18 months ago that ‘SASREA firmly places the responsibility on all parties involved to ensure safety at events’.  The […]

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Key Hotel Contract Clauses with MICE in mind

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Remember the saying?  ‘When all else fails – read the instructions’. Dissatisfaction grows with hotel and conference centre contracts and it is not only a South African issue.  With The MICE Academy’s involvement in a number of dispute resolutions between event decision-makers, organisers and venues – the ambiguous nature of contract wording is noticeable – […]