Greetings, Event Solutions readers, from your new editor. I’m thrilled to join the ES team and have buckled up my seat belt, anticipating a wild and glorious ride through the wonders and challenges of the events and meetings industry.
I have an idea what to expect, since my last gig was editor of another industry publication, albeit a regional one. That incredibly fun run helped remind me how much I love the business, beginning from my own days as a corporate event planner and meeting manager. (At the time, I had no idea what I was doing, but I learned fast.)
I plan to learn fast in this job as well, by drinking in the national and international buzz and communicating what I find to all of you. I also plan to learn from you. I have nothing but awe and respect for the industry people I’ve met over the years. The folks at my local ISES, MPI, ASAE and NACE chapters have been a great resource to me, and now I’ll be expanding that reach to chapters worldwide. Most of all, I want to get some good discussion going between Event Solutions and our readers, and build new and lasting relationships. You can’t succeed in this business without making contacts and connections, from suppliers to planners to venues and organizations. And that’s what I enjoy the most.
I’m really excited about this new challenge. And I think we’ll have a lot of fun together— hang on tight!
Ann Turner has been a part of the special events and meetings industry for more than 20 years, as a corporate planner, editor and writer, and enthusiastic follower of all things hospitality. She welcomes comments and feedback.
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.