Category: Meetings Management

Sustainability Measures for Association Management

Parthenon Management Group (PMG) recognizes the importance of incorporating sustainability into our business model and our partnerships. This year, PMG created a Sustainability Task Force to lead the efforts in minimizing our carbon footprint both in the office and at the meetings we execute. It is the mission of the task force to prioritize and communicate our sustainability initiatives.

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2020 – The Year of COVID-19

Sure, we can look back on 2020 as a “dumpster fire” and think of the pandemic, the sweeping wild fires or the politically charged climate of the world, or if you take a closer look, I think you’ll see humanity was reborn in those in those ashes. The world was shaken and little moments like smiles from strangers, a wave from a neighbor or a call from a coworker are the moments that have pushed us through.

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Virtual Events on a Global Scale

As a Meeting Planner, one of the first things I learned when I came to PMG is that no two meetings are the same.  Although incredibly similar, each meeting we plan has its own set of nuances that make it unique.  The same is true for planning a conference that takes place outside of the US.  Although similar, there are additional considerations such as international currency exchange, a different contract and pricing structure, and local traditions that should be taken into account while planning.  Just like in-person meetings, there is no cookie-cutter method for planning a virtual conference, especially when there is an international audience.

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A Quick Pivot Leads to Learning and Success

As a non-profit executive for more than twenty years, I joined the Parthenon Management Group (PMG) team having coordinated almost every type of event. I have planned and executed festivals, galas, golf tournaments, walkathons, dinners, fashion shows, auctions, product sales, fireside chats, recruitment weekends, and reunions. So when the COVID-19 global health crisis caused travel bans and a State of Emergency that threatened the future of my association’s revenue producing scientific conference, I enthusiastically said, “A virtual conference will be exciting, and I am ready to tackle a new professional challenge.”

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