Meetings Today Podcast

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Meetings Today’s Lori Tenny discusses sexual harassment and strategies to combat it in the hospitality and meetings industries with Michael Massari, chief sales officer for Caesars Entertainment, and Sarah Soliman Daudin and Courtney Stanley, creators of #MeetingsToo: How to Prevent and Address Sexual Harassment at Events.

Amid the high-energy hustle of IMEX America, Meetings Today’s Lori Tenny takes a breather in the Be Well Lounge with Dale Hudson, knowledge and events director for IMEX, and Lee Papa, mindfulness speaker and trainer, to discuss innovative CSR and wellness initiatives at the show and in the industry. They also talk about the importance of self-care for meeting planners, with a short meditation session thrown in for good measure.

Meetings Today Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson discusses LGBT+ issues in the meetings industry with Charles Chan Massey, a 30-year meetings industry veteran and advocate who remembers the "secret handshake" days. Now LGBT+ meeting professionals have their own association.

Christoph Trappe chats with Jack Reed, director of sales with the Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau, about the impact of increased regular air travel into town after the Hilton Head Island Airport in South Carolina extended its runway from 4,300 feet to 5,000 feet.

Vice President of Digital Innovation at Aventri Brian Friedman joined Meetings Today at IMEX America in Las Vegas for a conversation on artificial intelligence, which Friedman believes can help planners create a successful event.


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Meetings Today Newswire – Up-to-the-minute industry news distributed Tuesday - Thursday.
New & Renovated – Monthly highlights of facilities in various stages of renovation.
Meetings In A Minute – Brief video tips from planners and suppliers - distributed twice a month.
Friday With Joan – Monthly update from Joan Eisenstodt.
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