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The end of an academic school year

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 19:03 PM

This winter, I had the pleasure to share my experience in business tourism with 30 students in Master 1 MICE of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis.
I’ve been in charge of 2 options:

  • Tourism infrastructure and sustainable development.
  • Business tourism promotion.

These privileged moments I’ve shared with them helped me to anticipate the evolution of business tourisms in the near and distant future, and to realize how times are changing. I’ve been in a situation to realize how our future professionals in all areas of Tourism Affairs should improve their knowledge of foreign languages and need anticipate these important changes.

I wish all students a successful working life that they will discover at the end of April during their internships and all along their final year of study in Master 2!

Back to school for my MICE courses at the IUP Nice Sophia Antipolis !

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 11:09 AM

MICE courses at the Nice Sophia Antipolis IUP start again this week!

It’s always a great pleasure for me to share my 35 years of knowledge and experience with these students in Master 1.

SKEMA – Talk about the Management Non-profit Organizations

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 10:05 AM

The management of non-profit organizations

This afternoon, Friday 5th November, I have the pleasure to be invited at the SKEMA for a talk about The Management of Non-profit Organizations. During a 1:30 exchange, which I hope open and friendly, I will share my experience at the head of commercial companies, LSO and now LS Consulting, and as President of the association Andantino.

Being involved in an association, whatever the purpose, is very revealing of the values of a person. This is especially true for students who, and it is perfectly normal, have few credentials to provide for their first job applications. Participating in an association is a very formative life experience and allows them to highlight their abilities and skills. It’s a point I’ve always loved to deepen during job interviews and has often been very rich and revealing of the potential of a young person.

Business Tourism Training – August 2010

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 15:32 PM

60 hours of Business Tourism training in Augut 2010!

During this summer, I’ve organised a training in Business Tourism for a major pharmaceutical company. 60 hours were provided to convey my 40 years of experience in this field and share my vision on the future of professional events. Nothing is more rewarding and motivating than sharing knowledge and transferring skills…

  • History of the tourism business / The different definitions of Business Events.
  • Presentation of Lenny Spangberg’s career / Experiences and short stories / The competition and its evolution over the last thirty years.
  • How to organize a wedding / Location, catering, entertainment, tableware, logistics / Be persuasive and creative!
  • The French Riviera and the tourism business / History / Main destinations of the French Riviera and their characteristics.
  • Other destinations for business tourism / Former Barcelona / Cities competing / Cruise …
  • Case studies.
  • Monitoring File / Evolution and suggestion program / Logistics
  • Business model / Organization of private events.
  • Event presentation / Rigor, creativity, conviction, logistics, budget, …
  • Quality Monitoring: how to assess the impact of an event / Returns on investment.
  • Billing / France and abroad.
  • Managing multiple projects.

Feel free to contact me for your professional trainings and for a personalized program at [email protected].

Master 1 MICE – End of cycle internships

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 8:59 AM

All students in Master 1 MICE have found an internship!

Next to a theoretical cycle, students are now facing their first work experience in Business tourism, at the end of which they have to write an undergraduate dissertation. While they are all facing very different situations, I mostly focus on the maturity that emerges from these dissertations. The key question I ask myself is: “Is this student ready to enter a company? “.

For the majority of them, working life is the next step.

The Master 2 MICE

Others will opt for a Master 2, focusing on e-tourism, which aims to train them on new tools accompanying technological change in business tourism.

The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis is currently looking for teachers specialized in e-tourism for the Master 2.

Master 1 MICE – April 21st 2010

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 7:41 AM

Master 1 MICE, Subject of the exam – April 21st 2010

  • Quote 20 destinations worldwide that can accommodate exhibitions and congresses of significant size.
  • What is the size of the auditorium of the Cannes Palais des Festivals et des Congres.
  • What is the number of rooms of the Majestic Hotel and the Hotel Carlton Intercontinental of Cannes.
  • Describe the 3 main forms of remuneration of intermediaries specialized in business tourism.
  • The strengths and weaknesses of the destination Cote d’Azur (in 20 lines).

Recruit your students in Master I MICE

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 15:32 PM

Publish your internship offers to French students in MICE

18 students in Master I, specialized in MICE, are looking for internship opportunities from May to September 2010.

Please send your proposal to [email protected] or call me direct at +33 493 693 505