If you are a baby boomer like me, you may have watched the 1985 top-grossing movie Back to the Future. It stars Michael J. Fox as teenager Marty McFly who accidentally drove a plutonium-powered time machine built from a modified DeLorean car to travel 30 years back in time to 1955 where he meets his future parents, and then… Read More Fast to the future
I recently keynoted a forum for association leaders organized by EventBank, a US-based technology solutions company serving the association community. The event themed, “Moving into the Future: Transformative Association Leadership Forum,” drew over 70 participants from professional societies, trade associations, chambers and other membership organizations. The forum also covered topics on volunteer management and board… Read More Transformative association leadership
It was my first time in Dujiangyan, a county-level city under the administration of the prefecture city of Chengdu, the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province. Before this trip, I must admit I’ve never heard of Dujiangyan. The trip was all worth it and I have learned a lot about this ancient city, which is… Read More Dujiangyan: Where pandas meet MICE
On September 4-7, 2019, I was hosted as one of five international guests and the only Filipino at the China International Meetings Development Conference-Chengdu (CIMDC-Chengdu 2019) in Chengdu, the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province. The invitation came from the Amsterdam-based International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and its members in Chengdu —the China Meetings… Read More Chengdu: Up the pinnacle of MICE success
I was in New Delhi last week as one of the speakers of the Indian Association Congress (IAC) 2019 organized by the Indian Society of Association Executives (ISAE). Over 200 delegates, mostly from Indian associations, attended the event. There were five speakers from overseas. I was the lone speaker from the Philippines and with me… Read More Takeaways from Indian Association Congress
On invitation by the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), through fellow association executive and PRA Secretary-General Evelyn B. Salire, I attended the opening of the two-day 26th National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo 2019 (NRCE) at the SMX Convention Center on August 15, 2019. Over a thousand participants attended the successful event. The NRCE is… Read More Associations reimagined
You must have heard the phrase, “social-media influencers.” You also probably would think of them as celebrities with millions of followers on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter. And that using them to market your association’s product or service would be very expensive. I Googled “Filipino influencers” and found out that there are hundreds of them:… Read More Micro-influencers for associations?