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Connect Marketplace 2016: Know Before You Go

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, 2 p.m.

Get the who, what, when, where and whys of Connect Marketplace. Associate Marketplace directors Kristen Francis and A.J. Vassar will walk you through what to expect at Connect this year, and address any and all questions you may have to help you prepare for the conference. This overview will also include a tutorial of our most integral part of conference preparation, the appointment portal, which you will use to request meetings with suppliers.

1. Learn the ins and outs of the Connect Marketplace's appointment portal.
2. Find out what to expect during your time at Connect Marketplace and hear what's new this year.
3. Get the answers you need in an open Q&A session.

Kristen Francis
Associate Marketplace Director, Connect

A.J. Vassar
Associate Marketplace Director, Connect

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Why Manners Matter: A Discussion on International Etiquette

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at 2 p.m. EDT

As global business continues to expand, understanding the cultural dynamics of a country can be helpful in providing insight for why people act the way they do and the appropriate way you should act while in another country or working with individuals from other countries.

Etiquette is all about human social behavior. Each country has a “code of behavior,” which covers right and wrong, improper and respectful ways to act and behave. Passed down by generations, this code is based on basic cultural values and beliefs. Respecting and acknowledging these cultural customs can advance individual business success in working with these cultures.

This sessions reviews proper behavior in everyday situations from dining to gift giving to basic manners and daily cultural taboos. Resource tools will be available.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand the importance of learning about other cultures and their “code of behavior.”
2. Position yourself for greater success in international business meetings by ensuring a proper first impression.
3. Gain resources for further research and reference tools when working with other cultures.

Larissa J. Schultz, CMP, MHA, is an advocate of continuing to grow through learning and forward momentum. She has been actively involved in the meeting management industry for more than 19 years and is the founder and owner of LJS Meeting Strategies, a meeting management, training and consulting company based in Los Angeles. Her background and experience as a meeting planner includes working with corporations and associations planning both domestic and international conferences and meetings.

Past Webinars

**Please contact Hayley Panagakis for questions about webinars or to receive your certificate of attendance (required by CIC for on-demand sessions).

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