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GPPCMA Global Meetings Industry Day/Panel Discussion on Disruptive Forces in the Hospitality Industry

Presented By PCMA Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Independence Seaport Museum
211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

April 14, 2016 10:00 PM UTC until April 15, 2016 1:00 AM UTC

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Disruptive Forces in the Hospitality Industry 

Thursday, April 14, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Independence Seaport Museum
(215) 413-8655
211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
United States
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What now!? Every time we overcome an obstacle we’re presented with a new one. We’d like to focus on education, networking, attendee ROI and delivering a great meeting experience, but “disruption” seems to be the industry trend. Today, our industry is filled with hotel mergers, meeting consolidations, stories of hotel room block dispersion and constant change to meeting technology.

Join us on Global Meetings Industry Day, Thursday, April 14th, at the Independence Seaport Museum where we’ve invited industry friends and experts to engage in conversation on how these disruptive forces are shaping our space today. 

Jack P. Ferguson
, President and CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau [retired]
 will help lead a conversation with our panel including:

Thomas Hutchinson, Director of Production Services, SMG/Pennsylvania Convention Center
Anne M. Madden, CMP, HMCC, Senior Sourcing Manager, Maritz Travel Company, Immediate Past President MPI Philadelphia Chapter
Robert E O'Connell, Jr., Senior Sales Manager, Global Experience Specialists (GES)
Julie Romanetti, Director, Housing Services, Showcare Event Solutions
Paul Wong, Associate Director, Annual Meeting Content & Design, DIA

Thank you to our sponsors and host!
Audio visual sponsor - PSAV

Agenda for Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:00pm, Registration opens
5:30pm-6:45pm, Opening remarks and program
6:45pm-8:00pm, Reception

• Prepayment is required for all attendees.
• Guest suppliers are limited to attendance at two chapter meetings before membership is required.
• Planner members can contact Erica Keagy, Chapter Administrator, at 610-220-1232 or at gppcma@comcast.net if financial assistance is needed in order to attend.

Event Type: Chapter Event

Continuing Education Credit

0.10 Credits