A gift planner I admire once told me that my servant’s heart and dedication to the work I do are my contributions to making the world a better place. I hung up the phone, jumped up and exclaimed, “Today’s reason to love my job!”
In more than 21 years on the staff at CGP, I’ve been known to make that statement regularly. Perhaps it was a promotion, or big laughs at the lunch table, or a great conversation with one of our members – it happens all the time. Fact is, I love my job.
Today’s reason to love my job is…
I get to be your behind-the-scenes host for the 2018 CGP Conference, in my second-favorite city in the USA (we’ll be in my favorite city next year).
For the last several months, I have been visualizing how you’ll move around the beautiful Paris Las Vegas Hotel. I have been imagining places inside and outside of our meeting space where you can connect with one another. I have been studying the latest trends in attendee-exhibitor engagement. I have done my homework on adult learning, and I’ve been collaborating to ensure that our speakers understand what you need. I’ve been working with hotel managers and audio-visual professionals to be sure you are comfortable, well-fed, and that you don’t miss a thing that happens on-stage.
This summer, I was fortunate to attend a large international conference for meeting professionals, where we learned that we must stop planning meetings…and start designing experiences. The backdrop of this year’s CGP conference makes that job easier. I’m familiar with Las Vegas, and could give you a long list of things to do and see, but I’ll focus on two can’t-miss Las Vegas experiences that will be easy to work into your itinerary:
- The Fountains and The Conservatory at Bellagio, directly across the street from Paris Las Vegas.
- The Linq Promenade and the High Roller wheel, a short walk from Paris Las Vegas.
|The High Roller wheel||
|The Fountains at Bellagio|
But more importantly, our entire staff works hard to provide an all-around memorable experience for you. We work to help you find like-minded colleagues, connect with them and nurture lasting friendships. We engage the experts in your field to provide unique educational opportunities. We work with exhibitors to be sure you’re up-to-date on the latest trends in the marketplace.
And, speaking of exhibitors, we’re launching a new concept in the exhibit hall this year. We call it the Solutions Center. We will ask our exhibitors to provide solid solutions to your biggest problems. To start off the conversation, we hope you’ll take a moment now to tell us what’s keeping you up at night! Click here to let us know your biggest challenges in the workplace. Then, in October, take a stroll through the Solutions Center (aka exhibit hall) and experience quality time with some of our greatest subject-matter experts, our exhibitors, as they respond to the issues that concern you most.
If you’ve already signed up for the conference, you can look forward to three days full of experiences you won’t soon forget. If not, what are you waiting for? You just might find many reasons to love your job.