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Certifications for Your Career in the Meetings Industry

Certifications for Your Career in the Meetings Industry

A few weeks ago, I came across a website on LinkedIn. It had an excellent page directing individuals to industry organizations, the value of their membership, and mapped out hotel, convention bureau, and meeting planning positions and responsibilities. My first...

Why Certification is Important to Me

Why Certification is Important to Me

I was not supposed to be in the hospitality industry. In fact, I basically tripped and fell into it, graduating during the recession with a marketing degree and happy just to be considered for any job. I thought working for an event company sounded fun, so I gave it a...

What does “Insurance” Really Mean When Planning Events?

What does “Insurance” Really Mean When Planning Events?

When it comes to Risk Mitigation and choosing the right DMC partner, one of the most important services your DMC partner provides is insurance. Of course, this includes carrying sufficient levels of insurance in-house, and ensuring all suppliers have ample insurance as well. But equally
Grand Opening – The Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk

Grand Opening – The Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk

AlliedPRA New Orleans won the responsibility of creating five days of events for New Orleans newest attraction, The Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk. It is the United States first downtown outlet center, featuring high-end retailers including Neiman Marcus,