Welcome to our first edition of GainingEdge
Insights. As our valued colleague, we would like to keep you informed about the
developments and news from our company.
GainingEdge in South America
We now have Graziela Padoin on our team as Business Development Consultant, Latin
America. Graziela is based in Porto Alegre, and has 12 years experience in the meetings
industry. She will look after the interests of
Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau and
simpleview in the Latin America market. If you are looking at the BRIC
countries as your market source, talk to us.
MYCEB to host IAPCO seminar in Kuala Lumpur
Our client Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau
will be hosting an IAPCO Regional Seminar on Professional Conference Management
in Kuala Lumpur from 14-16 March 2012. All industry professionals are invited to
participate in this seminar which provides up to 10 hours of continuing education
that can be applied towards the CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) application.
IAPCO members pay USD150, non members pay USD120.00 registration fee. More details
from Hani Ramdas.
EdgyThinking: Welcome The Dragon
Gary Grimmer pens this thoughts about the Asian Dragon in the year of the Water
Dragon. Read this, and our other
EdgyThoughts on our website. You are welcomed to share these articles with
your friends and colleagues by just clicking on the PDF tool bar and share. We are
happy to share our concepts and ideas as well, and request that you only need to
in your presentations if you use these.
One of our company's CSR programmes, GainingWheels, was launched on 7 Jan 2012 as
its 8th anniversary as a global business events consultancy. The programme provides
wheelchairs to people who need them, but can't afford them. Our goal is to provide
wheelchairs every year in every place where we work. The fund will provide wheelchairs
to recipients that are nominated by our clients. Since its launch, we have provided
a wheelchair to a stroke victim in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), and in the process of
providing one to a young adult inflicted with cerebral palsy in Belgrade (Serbia)
and a paralysed patient from Hangzhou (China).
Our other company CSR programme is GainingSupport. This programme provides capacity
building assistance in developing economies. We provide both pro bono and reduced
fees work on a means tested basis. We also provide reduced rate specialist consulting
support for NGO/AID projects. On GainingSupport programme will be in conjunction
with IMEX's Wild Card winners in 2012 where we will provide pro bono consultancy
to the successful applicants.