The State of the Industry Summit

Presenter: Michael Dominguez, Tori Barnes, Cathy Breden & Kevin Bagger

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
1:00 PM EDT
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With COVID-19 vaccines finding their way into arms across the U.S. and major destinations easing restrictions for public gatherings, momentum is building for a return to in-person meetings.

What will this new environment look like, and what do planners, suppliers and attendees need to know—and need to ask each other?

During this one-hour Zoom video roundtable, Meetings Today will discuss the current state of the meetings industry, and what the next few months to a year will look like, with a panel of true industry experts who are authorities on the subject.

Panelists will include:

  • - Michael Dominguez, President & CEO, ALHI
  • - Tori Barnes, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs & Policy, US Travel Association
  • - Cathy Breden, CEO, Center for Exhibition Industry Research
  • - Kevin Bagger, Vice President of the Research Center, LVCVA

Tune in to see where we’re at as an industry, where we’re going, and what strategies you should adopt to plan successful meetings, conventions, tradeshows and events for your organizations.

By participating in this Zoom video broadcast, you will learn the following:

  • - The current state of the pandemic and its impact on meetings and events.
  • - What major destinations have announced reopening timelines.
  • - How issues such as meetings compression may affect facility availability.
  • - What aspects of the current environment, such as stringent safety protocols, may carry over into the post-pandemic meetings environment.
  • - How the meetings and events industry has forever changed, and how you can adapt yourself and your organization to meet the challenge.

Earn CEUs: The Events Industry Council has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1 CE hours in the Strategic Planning Domain of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards.


Michael DominguezMichael Dominguez
President & CEO




Tori BarnesTori Barnes
Executive Vice President, Public Affairs & Policy
US Travel Association




Cathy BredenCathy Breden
Center for Exhibition Industry Research




Kevin BaggerKevin Bagger
Vice President of the Research Center




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