Discover how to break into medical meetings, the best path for education and how to continue to advance your career as an inclusive leader. Join the discussion and open conversation with panelists who are experts in the space.
The meeting industry needs to jump on board with technology and new tools that allow us to evolve experiences at events. We need to innovate and reinvent frequently, always keeping in mind that we sell experiences! Join a journey into innovation, magic and technology, covering topics such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and the Metaverse.
Our brains are wired for survival and connection, and this fact doesn't change when we are at work. The new era of leadership requires an understanding of the interpersonal neurobiology that plays out in the interactions between leaders and their teams. Interpersonal neurobiology posits that our responses, including our body language, emotional state and level of connection shift moment to moment based on our internal experiences and interpretation of interactions.
Past experiences, like adversity and trauma, subconsciously influence whether we feel safe or threatened. When the brain perceives a threat due to misattunement or an incongruence between what's needed and what's provided, our ability to trust, problem solve, learn and focus are diminished. We shift from thriving to surviving. The antidote to misattunement is repair and connection.
Explore the benefits of collaborating with National Organizations, Communities & Groups that have curated platforms for Black & Brown professionals. Learn about the importance of representation and inclusion in industry associations, events and workplaces plus the role that affinity organizations and communities can play in promoting diversity and equity. Apply strategies for identifying and working with affinity organizations and communities to enhance collaboration and promote positive change.
Join this dynamic session designed to help meeting professionals increase engagement and return on investment.
Dive into deep, controversial and complex topics, distilled eloquently for execution today. Pauline Nguyen shares how true leaders hold others accountable while being “compassionately assertive.” People who want to join the new future of leaders must walk the walk, not just talk the talk. From her experiences as a refugee to being named one of the 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You View the World, Pauline shares why the greatest leaders lead with diversity and inclusion not just as social responsibilities, but as powerful weapons for business. Find out why The Huffington Post described Pauline as “the most grounded spiritual entrepreneur on the planet.” Discover the four pivotal components of leadership: diversity and inclusion, competent vulnerability, self-mastery and self-leadership.
The meeting and hospitality industries are significant contributors to the global economy; however, leadership positions and roles have historically lacked diversity with limited representation from women and minority communities. It is crucial to address this gap by elevating all people’s voices and perspectives. This session will bring together experts from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and insights on the challenges and opportunities in creating a more inclusive industry. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the importance of elevating under-represented people and practical strategies to make their workplaces more inclusive and diverse. The panelists will discuss the following.
Go to every contract session that’s offered and walk away without having that one topic you needed addressed? This workshop is for you. Come with your meeting contract questions, issues, general scenarios and we’ll workshop them! Facilitated by a planner’s lawyer, with the wisdom and experience of a room full of planners (suppliers, you’re welcome to come and give your perspectives too!), this session will address some current hot topics plus whatever contract issues the audience brings. We’ll brainstorm issues, prioritize the most important contracts topics and make this session what you need it to be. Walk away with solutions you can use immediately.
The year 2022 featured continued recovery of group business for the hotel industry. Dive into the impact of that recovery with STR and discover key KPIs, including occupancy, ADR, RevPAR and profitability.
Explore hotel performance in North America, and focus on key group markets to understand why some are excelling and some still have room to grow. STR's industry forecast provides guidance for the hospitality industry to aid in your decision making.
McKinsey Global Institute’s report, “Jobs Lost, Jobs Gained: Workforce Transitions in a Time of Automation,” predicts that the world of work will be radically transformed by 2030. Working alongside tireless technology, the demand for more “human” skills—social and emotional skills, as well as other higher-level cognitive skills—particularly critical thinking, creativity, and complex information processing—will dramatically increase. Meanwhile, levels of chronic stress will continue to rise, resulting in an even more massive epidemic of occupational burnout than the World Health Organization has identified today. Where will humans fit in tomorrow’s workplace? And how can leaders help them to thrive? The solution exists before our eyes, found within the very science-fiction narratives that inspired (and were in turn, inspired by) disruptive technology: be more human. To succeed in the face of uncertainty, Hamza Khan argues that we must lean into uniquely human qualities that are difficult, if not impossible, to automate. Anything that can be automated, will be automated. What is left becomes even more disproportionately valuable.