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Research shows attendees want more opportunities to interact at association events; one way is through roundtable discussions.
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Events organizers are exploring ways to attract more women, minorities and other groups underrepresented among attendees. “The trick with some of these things is to give people not only the opportunity to meet people who are like them, but to provide those opportunities so they can broaden their networks of people who are not like them,” said Deborah Bowen, CEO of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Feb. 1, 2018
Head retires from IAM
Terry Head retired as president of the $5M-revenue International Association of Movers on Dec. 31, after leading the group since 1997. IAM promoted SVP Chuck White to president, effective Jan. 1.