Live From NACE Experience 2011
Greetings from Reno, Nevada!
Hello fellow NACE members!! We are in full swing here at the Experience! 2011 Conference and I wanted to share some of the exciting news from the Chapter Presidents Council meeting that I attended on Sunday.
First of all, our national NACE office is working on elevating the national brand of NACE. Their goal is to make NACE the first thought for consumers when they are looking for a professional in the event industry. We will be seeing several more industry surveys that will be featured in several national magazines, helping make NACE the expert that people will look to for upcoming event trends. They are also working on partnerships with Brides Magazine and Brides.com and BizBash, as well as a continued partnership with Catersource.
Second, they are working to continue to up the number of educational opportunities available to our membership. Everyone should have received a calendar of events and webinars in the mail over the last couple of weeks. This communication piece is a key part of getting the word out about all of the affordable opportunities out there. The Idea Swaps are also going to be a key component heading into next year as well. What better way to gain ideas than to hear what other members across the country are doing successfully!
Finally, they are looking forward to unveiling an online marketplace very soon. Every NACE member will get a listing in this marketplace at no charge. It will be heavily marketed to a national office and will give consumers the opportunity to search for NACE professionals in any given area, as well as put forth a bid that will go out to all members that meet their bid's criteria. Members will then be able to respond to the bid if they so choose.
As you can see, there are lots of new ideas coming!! We've been having a fantastic time and can't wait to come back and share all of the new ideas with our membership. And for anyone that is interested, the 2012 Experience! Conference is going to be in New Orleans!
See you all soon!