All about connections

It’s all about the connections!

Our business is all about connections, isn’t it? We connect on a regular basis with industry friends, colleagues, and clients. We value and nurture our long-standing connections and appreciate opportunities to create new ones. The act of writing connects words to create the optimal meaning to convey to the reader what needs to be expressed. …

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IMEX Blogs

Between January 2010 and December 2020, as the Western Region Marketing Consultant for IMEX America part of my role included creating blogs. Writing throughout my travel industry career, this was a great opportunity to research and learn more about other aspects of the meetings and events industry. Some of the blogs were created from podcasts,…


Incentive Magazine columns

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability are special passions of mine. After having created, planned, and managed multiple “give back” projects in the early 2000s, I undertook studies at UC Irvine, taught extension classes at UCSD and, for three years in the mid-2000s, was a contributing strategy expert writing a monthly column for Incentive Magazine. …


The Pandemic Made Us Do It!

As we all know, the pandemic has been particularly devastating for our industry.  Meeting and hospitality professionals globally have found themselves forced to make unanticipated and often unwelcome decisions about the trajectory of their careers and their lives. After 17 years as an independent planner in the international incentive, meetings, and tradeshow industries, I am…


Hen Zen

Hen Zen My name is Petunia and I am a Green Queen.  If you Googled me, you would think I’d be mostly white and produce green eggs; life is, however, not always as you plan it. My chick fluff turned into iridescent black-green feathers with not a trace of white.  And my eggs – I’m…