Merry Christmas!


The last six months have been buzzing with activity over at the HSMAI European division’s HQ and, consequently, in the editorial staff, acting as same for, where activities have been plentiful. As we speak, we’re in the middle of preparing the perhaps most important event in the Norwegian hospitality industry; the Meeting Exhange (pages in Norwegian), which, for the newsdesk means editing and designing the tabloid-sized Meeting Exchange newspaper.

2010 on the other hand, will focus on the European dimension, with HSMAI Europe’s president and CEO Ingunn Hofseth transferring to London, for easier access to different parts of Europe, not to mention the eventual chartering of a UK chapter, among others. All of which necessitates an intensified focus on the European perspective, which will become evident on the website, as well as in selected social media, in the year to come.

The editorial staff will however need to concentrate on the Meeting Exchange newspaper for a couple of weeks, which luckily corresponds very well with the festive season anyway. We would, therefore, like to take the opportunity thank members, readers and partners so much for a most interesting year, which goes to companies providing useful press releases, too. Please don’t stop.

We would like to extend our sincerest wishes for a joyous and tranquil season. To one and all, in the hopes that we’ll met again next year – in the sign of Europe.