How the Pandemic Will Change the Meetings and Events Industry for the Better
Exciting new technologies and creative content will be key for a stronger industry
For this week’s Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, GBTA welcomed CEO and Founder of Cvent, Reggie Aggarwal, to share his insights on the future of meetings and events and how technology will play an even bigger role moving forward.
In the week’s headliner webinar, “Virtual, In-Person, Hybrid: What’s Next for the Meetings Industry?,” GBTA Interim Executive Director Dave Hilfman engaged Aggarwal on diverse topics related to the meetings and events industry, leading to several fascinating key takeaways.
GBTA Collaboratory Highlights
Register Now for Wednesday’s Collaboratory Webinar:
Event Operational Changes & Technology Strategies: A Buyer Discussion
Wednesday, November 11 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Hosting a hybrid or virtual meeting comes with a new set of event complexities. This session will feature travel and meeting buyers who can share recommendations and insights on making quick operational changes to support hybrid and/or virtual meetings. Additionally, panelists will share how to best develop, expand and implement a robust technology strategy to support this immediate corporate need.
Kathy Grau, Vice President of Program Operations, The CM Group
- Jennifer Kowal, Director of Corporate Meeting & Events, Aon Service Corporation
- Carmen Smith, Sr. Manager – Travel & Events, IFC
- Karen Bond, Travel Manager, HNTB Corporation
November 9-13 Collaboratory Webinars Made Possible by Citi
Join Us for a New Series of Complimentary Webinars
GBTA Italy Week | November 16-20
2020 was an anomalous year that tested several sectors, in particular travel. To help you better plan for 2021, GBTA Italy will conduct a week of complimentary webinars. Topics covered range from hybrid meetings to accommodations, from the digital approach in the travel world to the impacts of COVID on the sector.
*All webinars will be conducted in Italian
GBTA recently launched our latest coronavirus poll. This poll includes several new questions that will inform our advocacy efforts worldwide. All buyers and suppliers are encouraged to participate! To take the poll, please click here. Results will be posted on the GBTA website and available to members and non-members.
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The Director of Sales Conventions and Conferences is responsible for developing corporate event business for venue and hotel properties. This role is responsible for lead and revenue generation and marketing the Speedway as a convention and large scale meeting destination throughout the year.
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