Along with CEO Geoff Freeman, Hilton’s Chris Nassetta is now the face of the U.S. Travel Association, which lobbies Congress on travel and hospitality issues—including the hotel and restaurant labor shortages affecting meeting groups.
The CEO of M-Plus Global Events joins the educational lineup for the Catersource + The Special Event show in March, where he’ll discuss a topic that many planners might not enjoy but need to know: negotiating AV and internet services.
According to a new report, planners feel their events deliver noticeably more value through attendee networking than through learning sessions. One takeaway: Create more breakout sessions featuring interactive formats.
One medical association presented attendees with the details of how it made its annual conference sustainable, and asked them to help defray the cost. The response was not what the leadership expected, but lessons were learned.