From paper straws to composting to reducing plastic use and overall disposal, people and companies everywhere are doing whatever they can to be more sustainable. At home and in the office, it can be easy to make changes but what about meetings hosting hundreds of attendees? I reviewed what we (the Meetings Team at Talley Management Group) does and together, we shared our ideas of how we integrate sustainability into our client partner events and meetings.
With over 30 years in the Association/Event management industry, Gregg Talley brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG) which he founded with his partner and father Robert K. Talley. Gregg’s repertoire also includes consulting with nations in developing business events strategies. His contributions to the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) as past Chair, to the Association Management Company Institute (AMCI) as past officer and his current Board Member duties for the Meetings Management Sector of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) highlights Gregg as one of the most sought-after experts in the industry.
At the beginning of January, PCMA- the world’s largest network of Business Events Strategists- hosted its most important, influential and inspiring industry event, Convening Leaders. Each year this event brings together business events professionals from around the world. This year’s conference was held in Pittsburgh and was themed “Disrupt and Deliver,” focusing on ways to break from the old, finding new and innovative methods of planning unforgettable events.
Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG), a leading association management company with national and international connections, announces the addition of Tina C. Squillante, CMP, taking the role of Senior Meeting Manager for several TMG global client partners.
"As Talley Management Group grows, we need seasoned professionals that will provide the outstanding customer service and overall management that we are known and respected for,” said TMG President and CEO, Gregg Talley, FASAE, CAE. “Tina’s extensive background in meeting and event development and execution will greatly benefit current, new and prospective client partners, especially those with an international membership."
Tina specializes in medical and scientific educational meetings, having worked with the American Society of Transplantation (AST), the International Pediatric Transplant Society (IPTS) and the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Her role has expanded to include strategic planning, brand development and cause marketing. In her various positions, Tina was instrumental in the growth of non-dues revenue generation for her clients to include grant writing, special event fundraising and industry relations.
Think about events you have attended; any event-a wedding, a conference, a birthday party-which one stands out the most to you? Why? Did you love the food? Was the DJ great? Did you get to take home the centerpiece that was filled with your favorite flowers? Why was it memorable? Believe it or not, there is a science behind event design and management and TMG happens to have experts that know all about the elements that will make a lasting impression on your attendees.
Topics: Meeting Planning, Meetings, Events, Meeting Room Set-Up, Meetings and Events, Mobile Apps, Event Experiences, Non-Dues Revenue, Education Events, Medical Meetings, positive change, Heather Seasholtz, experiential event design
Whether you have been in the association management industry for a long period of time or are new to the field, you most likely have been to an event. Concerts, parades, parties-they are all events and all require planning, especially since they attract different audiences. Aside from having audiences, they also all have a focal point, a person or thing that the event features. For conferences and meetings, the focal point is often the keynote speaker or speakers. Select the right speakers and you can have amazingly positive feedback; select the wrong keynote speaker and you can receive the complete opposite. TMG has steps you can take to help find the right speakers for your next event, large or small.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Jurassic Park. Since then, four more movies were added including the one scheduled for release next month, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. How do ravenous reptiles compare to associations you ask? You’d be surprised.
MOUNT ROYAL, NJ – May 16, 2018 – Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG), and Plan it! Meetings & Conferences India are jointly launching Vraata – Excellence in Association Management, providing associations with global experience, local connections, education and opportunity on the Indian sub-continent while enabling growth for the organizations each company represents and other international, national and regional associations that want to engage in India. Both firms are well-known within the association management and business events industries.
We’ve all been there-stuck on another conference call or in a meeting that seems to have lost focus. How much time do we spend in meetings or on calls that are not accomplishing what they are set up to do? Studies show a typical employee spends 31 hours a month in unproductive meetings. That is a lot of wasted time, too much. Whether you are leading a team meeting or are a participant, we can all contribute to improving how we spend time in meetings and make them as productive as possible.