Welcome word

I think we can all agree that the first quarter of 2017 seems to have sped past in the blink of an eye. With the industry booming, opportunity looming and the socio-political climate of the world becoming slowly more tense by the day, it’s times like this it’s more important than ever to stop and reflect about the present.

For me, having travelled to conferences in 8 different countries since the start of the year alone, one particular thought that came to me in a moment of reflection, is how just how similar we all truly are. Of course, working in such a human-centric industry, it’s almost a given for to us to believe, or at least hope, that that’s true. That, wherever we may travel to deliver our live events and experiences, at least some part of what we do will always appeal to the same humanity in all different kinds of people. But in hard times, sometimes it’s easier to see what divides us, over all we have in common. But this past UK bank holiday weekend, strolling through a packed-out Olympia for the Muslim Lifestyle Show in London, observing the multitudes of people from all walks of life coming together to eat, drink, laugh and enjoy one other’s company, it really hit me. Perhaps our jobs are not always to try and build something extra over the foundations of what already exists, but instead, to uncover that small sense of home in each of us, in all of us, that is already there.

Kevin Jackson,
Editor-in-chief Live Communication Magazine
kevin@readlivemagazine.com

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