GBTA is excited to welcome first time attendees to the annual First-Time Attendee Orientation & Luncheon at Congrès GBTA 2019. The Luncheon will advise newcomers on how to make the most out of their first Convention experience and help put their nerves at ease. The lunch and keynote is made possible by Boston Coach / Dav El Chauffeured Transportation Network.
What can first-timers expect? Hundreds of other first timers in attendance just like them. The lunch will be set up with tables where attendees will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with an industry veteran. First timers will learn all about maximizing and navigating Convention and the benefits of GBTA membership. They will hear from GBTA Board members about exclusive member benefits around networking, education, advocacy, industry research and career development.
The luncheon will feature keynote speaker Judi Holler. Judi is a speaker, author and professionally trained improviser. She is an alumnus of The Second City’s Conservatory in Chicago where she studied and performed improv theatre. She has worked in the meetings industry doing sales and marketing for companies like Marriott, Omni and Starwood Hotels, and is the owner of her own company, HOLLA! Productions.
Judi is a former president of Meeting Professionals International, Chicago Area Chapter. In 2015, she was named one of the 40 under 40 in the meetings industry by Connect magazine. Judi works with Meetings Mean Business® to support business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions.
She is the author of “Fear Is My Homeboy®: How to Slay Doubt, Boss Up, and Succeed on Your Own Terms.” Her mission is to stop fear from stealing your joy and robbing you of your opportunities. She hopes to transform your fear into a powerful secret weapon.
Prepare to get inspired. First timers are in for a treat with her exciting and motivating presentation. Join us for the luncheon on Sunday, August 4 from 11:30am – 1pm.