President of Bondurant Consulting, Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE, HMCC offers a unique 360o perspective with over 30 years industry expertise in hotel sales, meeting & trade show management. In addition to her current work with Fortune 500 companies, Betsy is considered a Subject Matter Expert in the area of Strategic Meetings Management and as such, has authored many articles, developed educational content, and presented to audiences in North America, Europe and Asia. Betsy holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has been an active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) since 1994; and served as a member of the International Board of Directors. Betsy is also a volunteer leader in GBTA, PCMA and is a member of the Convention Industry Council APEX Standards Committee. Betsy was recognized as a 2016 Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry by Meetings and Conventions Magazine. In the past she has been honored as one of Business Travel News “Best Practitioners” a Meeting News “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry”, and was awarded the MPI “Chairwoman’s Award”. In 2009, Betsy was one of the first to achieve MPI’s Accredited Trainer designation.