23 April 2020

Virtual Fireside Chat: COVID-19 and the Meetings Industry

GCB German Convention Bureau, Quinn PR and Meetings Today partnered to organise this panel discussion

Industry thought leaders shared how they have learned and shifted their tactics during COVID-19 in the meetings, hospitality and tourism space. The aim was to exchange views between German GCB members and US planners on the current crisis. A NYU professor gave his scientific input. The chat was moderated by Tyler Davidson, Vice President & Chief Content Director of Meetings Today. 

In the panel:

Diane Pentaleri-Otto, Director of International Sales, ECC (Estrel Congress Center Berlin)
Jessica Pagonis, Director of Meeting Operations, The Optical Society (Washington, DC)
Katharina Bitterle, Convention Marketing, Stuttgart Convention Bureau (Stuttgart)
Michael Nelson, Managing Partner, Origin Event Planning (Las Vegas)
Richie Karaburun, Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU School of Professional Studies (New York)
Victoria Lee, Global Meetings & Travel Director, Estee Lauder (New York)

After this successful first episode, there will be a second one in mid-May. So stay tuned!