Media Releases 2019

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 […]

Media Releases 2019

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 […]

Media Releases 2019

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 […]

Media Releases 2019

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 – […]

Media Releases 2019

Thank Heavens for Some Acronyms!

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Take the acronym CPR for example.   It means Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Best not to try and say these 2 words after a glass of wine or three.  A week does not go by without reading in the media of both genders, young and old, athletic or not keeling-over with a heart ailment.  Event attendees/delegates are not […]