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Virtual Lunch and Learn: Awkward Conversations – Meeting in the Middle

May 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm1:30 pm EDT

Let’s be honest, things have become a little awkward. Contract negotiations, networking, planner/supplier relationships and everything in between all look, feel, and sound different. We are now having challenging conversations that we never imagined having a year ago. So, how do we meet in the middle as we navigate the uncertain future of our industry?

Join us for an interactive conversation with a panel of industry professionals for a look into best collaboration practices as we work to meet in the middle moving forward.

Our panelists will talk about:

  • With new contract language, addendums, and modifications, how are we ensuring that will both parties involved are protected?
  • Are we booking new business yet? Or are we still in limbo as we await the vaccine distribution to be completed?
  • Is it the right time to start asking for business?
  • How do constantly changing state and local regulations on mask mandates and gathering guidelines impact the decision-making process on when and how to hold face to face events?
  • How has the need for rebooking canceled programs effected the future availability or next open year?
  • Are booking parameters, meetings specifications and partnerships changing now due to impact that COVID19 has had on our business models?

Meet the Panelists:

Moderator: Jen Sullivan, Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation

Vinnu Deshetty, Virtual Meeting Advocate, EVAreg.com

Victoria Grider, CMP, Associate Director, Convention Services, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

 Katie McCormick, DES, Executive Director, Meetings & Conventions, National Electrical Contractors Association

 Joy Womack, CMP, Director, Operations, Meetings and Events, Association of American Medical Colleges


All Access Passholders: This event is included in your pass. Please contact [email protected] if you have not received your discount code.
You will earn 1 CE credit when you attend the Virtual Lunch and Learn.

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