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For SAP’s Nicola Kastner, recent changes in her approach to customer events is a strategy, not a band-aid.
Atlassian’s Angela Smith doesn’t expect to be planning in-person events until the fall, but she sees opportunity in the alternatives.
This year’s legislative priorities will be focused on enabling businesses to reopen—things like event-cancellation insurance and liability protection—says Freeman’s Sue Sung.
Improved training and technology will help hotels draw group business as the pandemic wanes, says Marriott’s Brian Gilligan.
STR’s Jan Freitag warns that while meeting space will be easy to come by through June, the second half of the year could be highly competitive.
AIMP’s David Bruce predicts that the loss of so much hotel staff with practical meeting knowledge will make independent planners more important than ever.
May exhibition scuttled by ongoing virus and travel restrictions.
Experts from all areas of the meetings industry weigh in on the year ahead.