The Filipino term for a project lead is "punong-abala." It’s a telling term, chiefly because the direct translation is "first in being bothered." But it doesn’t have to be bothersome – and that's what we’re here for.
We can’t claim that it isn’t nerve-wracking to organize an event. From a simple meeting, to a big team-building or convention -- the responsibility of trying to mount an activity, getting people to come, and keeping everything on topic and on schedule is certainly difficult. For big events, the sheer amount of choices can paralyze some people. And there isn’t even a respite while the event is in progress: you have to make sure that your agenda is followed, and you have to manage the expectations of people in all the elements in play: food, lodging, equipment availability, the choice of speakers, getting people engaged in the activities, and all other boxes you have to tick off. Pressure is nobody’s friend.
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MICE Guide Philippines is here for you. On this site, there are tips, suggestions, and overviews of the various elements that you have to manage – out-of-town big group decisions, designing an event timetable, getting a hotel to fit your needs, what to expect from speakers, unorthodox ways of managing a meeting, getting people fed, and making sure everyone is happy, and new media tools that will hopefully increase your productivity when you get back in the office.
MICE Guide Philippines is just an overview, but we hope that you can get some sort of inspiration from our words, and maybe you can get some of that pressure off by using our ideas. Want to get a free copy? Sign up here!
We hope that we can be of help.