This trio who has recently planned large and small events will discuss best practices and what coming together during the times of COVID-19 means in a practical sense. Hosted by VP of Connect, Patrick Higgins.
Elisabeth McGuire, Marketing and Events Manager for Travel Planners International and Katie Bohrer, CMP, Vice President, Meeting Design & Experience for Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) and SURPRISE GUEST Kowana Ragland, CMP the Senior Director at Meetings Expectations talk about recent live events they've planned. This trio who has recently planned large and small events will discuss best practices and what coming together during the times of COVID-19 means in a practical sense. Hosted by VP of Connect, Patrick Higgins.
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Meeting and event professionals around the world are eager to support the safe reopening of hotels, convention centers and other large-scale venues. Join us as we broadcast live from the Wynn Las Vegas, home of the 2020 Connect Marketplace for the first half of this webinar. Then listen to our interactive panel of meeting planners, all of whom have successfully conducted meetings within the last several weeks. They will discuss how they prepared for a safe meeting, how they managed attendee psychology, and what you can do to prepare for safe meetings and events in all venues.
Hotel in Las Vegas
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The challenges facing our industry and the ability to gather our organizations face-to-face to celebrate, train, or launch a new product, etc. with the current environment are clear. Senior management's expectations for improved planner productivity, meeting value and ROI have never been more top of mind. In this session, we will review current market intelligence, learn how to leverage your meeting value, identify budget busters, share cost-savings tips and apply planner’s feedback on managing the pandemic landscape. Reviewing specific methods to reduce risk and generate real cost savings, including metrics to define and measure results, will help you plan and prepare.
- Review current industry trends and how they affect your meeting budget
- Share planner’s feedback on managing the pandemic landscape.
- Learn how hotels value your meetings to leverage your meeting value to increase cost savings?
- Identify and prepare for social distancing and risk management budget busters.
- Learn F&B, AV, production and other cost-saving tips and how to prepare a cost-saving report.
- Review hotel contract clauses that affect risk reduction and cost containment.
Terri Woodin, CMP, is Vice President of Marketing and Global Meeting Services at Meeting Sites Resource (MSR). She has been with MSR since 2012 and is responsible for strategically partnering with MSR customers on all facets of global site research, custom hotel contract negotiations, meeting support services, and Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) solutions.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the world, and the meetings industry is feeling the effects as events and conferences have been canceled or postponed and everyone’s bottom line is affected. The industry now has to implement new strategies and learn about different technologies to still bring people together when everyone is apart.
Join BizBash Chairman and Founder David Adler and Connect VP of Content Creation Stephanie Davis Smith for a virtual conversation as they chat with industry leaders—Terri Woodin, Michael Ferreria, Martha J. Sheridan, Nicole Corley and Antwone Stigall, CMP, DES, CED—about the impact the coronavirus has had on the meetings industry. The question is... So, now what? What happens if you’re furloughed? How do you keep education going? How do you deal with work virtually? How are you doing right now? The venue dilemma, from postponing to canceling to deposits, bills and more.
Chairman and Founder BizBash
Research has shown that traditional marketing tactics aren't working, so people aren't listening to you. What they ARE listening to is what the leaders of their tribe, the Influencers, have to say. Event Influencer Marketing is the best-kept secret weapon, a low hanging fruit that fits neatly in your existing event marketing campaign. Learn the difference between macro and nano influencers and how to identify if they are the right fit for your event. Gain knowledge from the insights of several case studies and see how your event can take advantage of low-risk, high-reward IM campaigns.
1. Engage their event community to grow their event.
2. Apply strategies tailored specifically for events.
3. Conduct an influencer marketing campaign that delivers exceptional ROI
In today’s world, you are competing for attention. If your meetings are not generating extreme engagement, it’s time to refresh the way you design your events.Too often, we see the traditional meeting format of keynote, breakout sessions and then networking events at night.
The flow of information during the day is one-way, or two-way, at best. The juiciest conversations often happen in the hallways.They want to be engaged, challenged and convinced their valuable time is being well spent. In this enlightening and fast-paced session, leadership expert/author Ava Diamond will share creative strategies for delivering high-impact experiences and will guide participants through several interactive exercises that maximize attendee learning.
1. Learn how to instruct your speakers to engage people early, increase attendance and reinforce learning after the event.
2. Discuss how to move hallway conversations into the meeting room by making sessions irresistibly interactive.
3. Discover how to get all your event's stakeholders excited and solidly behind your program.
Ava Diamond is a sought-after speaker, workshop leader, and facilitator focused on leadership, employee engagement and self-leadership. Her programs are outcome-focused and highly interactive. Ava speaks from over 20 years as a Fortune 100 manager, executive director of a non-profit agency, organizational consultant and successful entrepreneur. She has a master's degree in leadership and organizational behavior.
How would you handle an unanticipated budget increase of $40,000 because the venue’s contract had fine print that dictated your client had to use the in-house preferred supplier for all breakout rooms? This webinar outlines the “Buyer’s Right to Freedom of Choice” clause developed by the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association and lays out the 11 points of consideration for building maximum flexibility for choosing third party suppliers to service your events.
The webinar specifically addresses choosing your audiovisual provider and reinforces that having maximum flexibility in choosing an AV supplier begins before the venue contract is signed! Being able to work with your own preferred AV supplier begins with negotiating solid and comprehensive language into the venue contract.
- Understand the 11 considerations of the “Buyer’s Right to Freedom of Choice."
- Discuss current industry practices that are inhibiting the choice of third party suppliers.
- Learn how to apply the 11 considerations to ensure maximum flexibility in choosing an AV provider.
Heather Reid is founder and president of Planner Protect Inc., a consulting agency dedicated to reviewing and negotiating balanced event contracts. To date, Heather and Planner Protect have saved clients in the events industry more than $8.5 million in real costs and reduced risk. With more than 25 years’ experience as an independent event planner, Heather helps event hosts and industry professionals negotiate balanced contracts. Planners, venue representatives and corporate events teams all recognize Heather as a trusted and knowledgeable expert in her field.
She has received awards for her thought leadership and commitment to the field including a Smart Women in Meetings award in the “Innovator” category, and the Meetings & Incentive Travel Canada’s Hall of Fame award – also in the “Innovator” category. She believes passionately in educating event hosts and has delivered numerous presentations to North American meetings industry groups. Through educational videos, webinars and training workshops, Planner Protect reaches thousands of event professionals every year. Heather is passionate about elevating event professionals’ contract expertise to protect their event finances, preserve their reputations and produce successful events.
Join us for the launch of new study findings from the EIC, in collaboration with IAEE and SISO, on the extent of deceptive practices, consumer fraud and scams affecting the events industry, with an emphasis on attendance list scams and room block poaching and piracy.
Meetings and exhibitions continue to be impacted by room block poaching. Today, poaching is increasingly extending beyond room blocks into exhibitor services, audiovisual, sponsorships and more. Poachers are businesses that actively seek to deceive, recruit or divert event participants—primarily attendees and exhibitors—away from official room blocks and other offerings and into unauthorized vendors. These businesses use a range of techniques to approach attendees and gain their business.
1.From Events Industry Council research, gain powerful insight into the industry-wide effects of poaching on our industry, who is affected and how.
2. Be the first to hear 2019 study results on attendance list scams in the events industry.
3. Learn about practical solutions for addressing room block poaching and attendance list scams.
4. Understand how these scams affect privacy compliance.