The Digital Trends Interview

Before the pandemic hit our industries, recent trends in destination marketing and management included sustainable development and action, the use of big data to shape content creation and the development of more personalised, one to one messaging. Collaboration was one more important trend which I talked about recently in my Musketeers article; I believe itContinue reading “The Digital Trends Interview”

Lead Generation

Content marketing is the fertile soil from which new business leads grow. Before any B2B client will reach out to you in person, they have already gone through a pre-selection process. According to a recent study, one out of 3 search queries for products and services started from Google. Not surprising – just ask yourselfContinue reading “Lead Generation”

Vision 2022

Re-designing your client portfolio for the post-pandemic era The time has come for me to share my career long know-how with individuals and organisations operating within the larger meetings, events and incentive travel industry. If you are a destination expert, a hotelier, a DMC, an association executive or event pro, you may want to continueContinue reading “Vision 2022”

All for One and One for All

Bring back the Musketeers – united we stand, divided we fall! I’m a great fan of storytelling and this morning I woke up with the heroic stories of the Musketeers of Alexandre Dumas in mind. In the early Noughties, when Lex Granaada, Roger Tondeur and Yours Truly organised the ESNEPs for SITE in Europe and the Middle East, participants calledContinue reading “All for One and One for All”

The Lightness of Being a Beginner

It has been a long and beautiful ride. It all started with a daring move. On June 16th, 1976 I parked my bicycle against the wall of a hotel in my hometown Bruges and walked in to ask if they had a job for me for the summer months. Just like that. In from the deepContinue reading “The Lightness of Being a Beginner”

The Art of Serendipity

Incentive Travel is a business and motivational tool for the post Covid-19 age How healthy is your human capital post Covid-19? Many industries and trades have suffered from Covid-19 and bringing their people together will be a major need for corporations on the road of recovery. Initially an invention to boost sales organisations, incentive travelContinue reading “The Art of Serendipity”

Meetings Matter

The Meetings Industry consists of a broad range of organizers, suppliers and facilities engaged in the development and delivery of meetings, conferences, exhibitions and other related events which are held in order to achieve a range of professional, business, cultural or academic objectives. The Meetings Industry is a distinct economic sector, with its own unique organizations, standards,Continue reading “Meetings Matter”