NYIAD Wedding and Event Planning instructor Sandra Serrant has been an Events Professional for over a decade. She has planned, coordinated and executed a variety of events ranging from multi-day national conferences and fundraisers to large weddings, galas and other social events.
She has worked with such organizations as the National Football League and American Diabetes Association; and has also served as the Head of Events for re-known international Chef Jose Andres, as well as planned events for Wolfgang Puck Catering. In addition to her many national events here in the U.S, she continues to plan events abroad. We’re excited to announce that Sandra will now be contributing to the NYIAD blog on a weekly basis, sharing insights and advice on life in the industry. Enjoy!
In an effort to develop a professional presence and legitimized reputation, it comes as no surprise that networking and industry outreach is an extremely crucial aspect of life within the event planning industry.
In recognizing this truth, we wanted to make our students aware that today marks the very first Global Meetings Industry Day! Whether you are a planner who handles local clients or international clients, GMID represents the potential that the events planning industry has. Developed by the Canadian National Meetings Industry, this special day is supported by several large events-related member organizations including Convention Industry Council, ASAE and Meeting Professional International, all of whom are hosting their own respective events in honor of today. Even New York City is getting in on promoting this important day by blasting an image of it on the digital screens in Times Square; and New York’s convention and visitor’s bureau, NYC & Company will host several events in honor of the day.
If this is the first time you’re hearing of Global Meetings Industry Day, no worries. Research which organizations in your area are hosting events, and get on their email list (or better yet become a member!). This way you’re aware of the many opportunities to learn more about the meetings industry, to network and to continue building your career and business.