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Webinar: Contracts, Partnerships, and Sharing Risk in Highly Uncertain Times

August 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm CDT

Webinar: Contracts, Partnerships, and Sharing Risk in Highly Uncertain Times

Collaboration or conflict? Aligned or adversarial? These are the questions we are all asking as we navigate future events in a COVID world.

The fear and uncertainty we are all facing is giving rise to more adversarial agreements and an understandable desire to shift risk to those we do business with. However, healthy value chains and profitable partnerships are built on a foundation of trust, transparency, and shared risks and rewards.

We must come together as an industry and find a more collaborative path forward – a path that respects the diversity and solvency of all players in the value chain.

Join us for a direct and transparent discussion with leaders from across the value chain designed to create perspective and inspire all players to sustain the collaborative foundations that our industry has long been based on.

Moderator: Peter Sheahan
Founder & Group CEO, Karrikins Group

After decades of standing in the fire with leaders of high-performing organizations, Peter Sheahan has come to believe that an organization will only go commercially where its leaders first go personally. Peter has published seven books, built three global companies and delivered more than 2,500 presentations in 40+ countries. Today he and his team at Karrikins Group are focused exclusively on inspiring leaders to do the hard work required to accelerate growth and transformation.

Panelist: Rich Gibbons
President, SpeakInc

Rich joined SpeakInc in 1991 and now serves as the company’s President. In addition to overseeing speaker bureau operations, he consults with event stakeholders on keynote program content for meetings in a wide range of industries. He has also held board positions with the International Association of Speakers Bureaus (former IASB President), the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) as well as the IASB/NSA Council. Because of his knowledge and expertise in the keynote speaking industry, Rich has been sought after as an expert witness on legal issues involving professional speaking.

Panelist: Bill Reed
Chief Event Strategy Officer, American Society of Hematology

Bill Reed is Chief Event Strategy Officer for the American Society of Hematology, the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders. In this role, Bill oversees the Society’s global membership and meetings strategy, portfolio of events, and operations of ASH’s conference center. The ASH annual meeting is one of the largest and fastest growing medical/healthcare events in the world, and is an event known for successfully delivering innovations to its audience while honoring traditions simultaneously.

Panelist: Tammy Routh
Senior Vice President – Global Sales, Marriott International

Tammy Routh is responsible for leading Marriott’s Global Sales Organization which is comprised of over 600 sales professionals around the world. These teams are focused on managing the strategic business relationships with Marriott’s largest and most highly valued B2B customers and business partners. With a career spanning over 37 years, Tammy has held numerous leadership positions at Marriott. Before stepping into her current role, Tammy was the Vice President of Global Sales for North America.

Panelist: Kate Vitasek
Faculty – Graduate and Executive Education, University of Tennessee

Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly collaborative relationships. Author of 6 books and a Faculty member at the University of Tennessee, she has been lauded by World Trade Magazine as one of the “Fabulous 50+1” most influential people impacting global commerce. Vitasek has been featured on CNN International, Bloomberg, NPR, and on Fox Business News. Her work has also been featured in over 300 articles.


August 12, 2020
1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
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