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Sustainable events.

[A four minute read] Recently, I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Responsible Business Events [RBE] conference being held in Copenhagen in October, as well as the opening keynote for sister event Sustainable Brands [SB]. Copenhagen happens to be one of my favourite places, so I was cheering on multiple fronts. I was born […]

THE carry-on pack list.

[A three minute read] I try to avoid checking in luggage at all costs. I spent weeks preparing for my month in Colombia [in 2016] so I could pack efficiently enough to only take carry on and I loved travelling light. But there are times when it’s tricky to not check in bags – like […]

C2 2017: The dossier.

[A five minute read + photos] A few months ago, I was invited to attend C2 Montréal as part of a global delegation of business and event peeps. This made me more excited than a kid at Disneyland. For eons, I had looked to C2 as the industry benchmark – for innovation, inspiration and ideas. Looking back at […]

Negotiate like a pro.

[A four minute read] I am usually a calm and positive person. But I fall from grace when businesses fail to deliver, frustrate me with illogical and infuriating processes and waste my time. It kinda makes me want to flip a table. But then I remember that strategy is far more effective than tantrums and it’s helped […]

Busyness vs balance.

[A five minute read] One of my biggest lessons of my career is: Busy is not a badge of honour. I’m going to say it again so it really sinks in: BUSY IS NOT A BADGE OF HONOUR. At a recent industry event, I had a really interesting conversation with some peers about the culture of busyness. […]

Disconnect to reconnect.

[A three minute read] I was recently asked to share my predictions on industry trends. After considering food, colours and theme trends, I realised the biggest ‘trend’ extends beyond aesthetics. Over the past few years, I have noticed the increasing number of delegates/guests who are physically present but mentally distracted during events, seemingly due to technology, high workloads […]

Start with why.

[A three minute read] I am yet to try it myself but from what I hear, having a baby is a pretty traumatic experience. It is a huge investment of time, money and resources, not to mention pain. Those who can afford it hire an army of helpers to make the experience as smooth as possible. […]