Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Heartland: 14th Annual State of the Hospitality Industry

Presented By PCMA Heartland Chapter

13500 Nall Ave.
Overland Park, Kansas

November 06, 2014 11:00 PM UTC until November 07, 2014 1:30 AM UTC

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Registration 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Program & Reception 5:30pm - 7:30PM

13500 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS

We are hosting a special educational program for our hospitality industry students, 1:00 - 5:00pm that day.
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The 2014 State of the Industry will provide you with insights into re-inventing for relevancy.  Hear professionals from sectors of our industry including hotel, convention bureau, and meeting planning as they share what they are doing to re-invent and remain relevant for 2015!


Missy Johnson, Meetings Consultant, MJMeetings
Missy is a meeting planner and independent consultant. She has spent the last 20 years as a meeting planner in the association and corporate arenas and is a proud PCMA member since 2000, serving as the PCMA Heartland Chapter President in 2010.


Ronnie Burt, President and CEO,
Visit Kansas City:

Ronnie has spent his entire professional career in the hospitality and tourism industry. A seasoned sales and marketing executive with more than 23 years of hospitality and tourism industry experience, Burt currently manages a staff of 40 and a budget of $10 million in efforts to attract visitors to the Kansas City region.

   Charles Pickney, Account Director, North American Divisional Sales, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Charles, has been with Starwood Hotels & Resort for over six years selling key properties in San Francisco and Boston prior to his current role. He currently manages key Association & Corporate clients based in the Midwest.

Kelly Peacy, Senior Vice President, Education & Events, PCMA:
Kelly has spent the last 20 years in association management, specifically in marketing, meetings and education. Since 2006, she has led the PCMA team in delivering the Convening Leaders annual meeting, Education Conference and other PCMA face to face events.

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Event Type: Chapter Event

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