11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Leadership: Motivating Your Team to Peak Performance
Gabrielle Gabrielli, CEO, Gabrielle Consulting
Leadership is critical to many aspects of event planning including managing events, finance, logistics, and personnel. Learn from a industry expert Dr. Gabrielle Gabrielli on what it really takes to be a great leader and motivate your team to achieve excellence. Learn how your attitudes and perceptions can lead your team to accomplish great things through TRUST and teamwork.
|1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.||
Brett Kolmetz, Director of Sales Marketing, Marriott Orlando Downtown
Attend this data driven session to learn how to effectively manage revenue. Join this dynamic workshop with Brett Kolmetz providing trade secrets hotels and planners need to know when navigating the complicated world of hospitality and events. Learn how to negotiate the best rates for your next event and drive revenue in the right direction.
|2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.||
Gizmos and Gadgets: New Event Technology Roundtable
Moderator: TJ Hunter, Director of Sales, App Innovators
Panelist: Amanda Cook, Production Manager & Business Development, Map Dynamics
Panelist: James Rhymer, Creative Director, App Innovators
Panelist: Dustin Rivest, Founder and CEO, App Innovators
Technology is constantly evolving. Learn how the evolution of technology has impacted the landscape of event planning. Industry experts will share how event technology is shaping how you plan and streamline your events.
Marketing Major Events: What Works and What Doesn’t
Moderator: Jason Zaborske, President and CEO, Capital Events, Inc.
Panelist: Cindy Molnar, CMP Executive Assistant/Director of Meetings, Florida Association of Insurance Agents
Panelist: Kathy Masterson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hard Rock Hotel Daytona
Panelist: Amanda Bowen, Vice President, n. d. Stephens & Associates
Learn effective new ways to market your event. This panel features local and statewide experts discussing helpful hints, tips and strategies to leverage traditional advertising, digital and social media to improve your events.
|3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.||
What's Hot and What's Not in Meeting Planning
Moderator: Christine Poole, Director of Events, Foundation for Excellence in Education
Panelist: Becky Buice, Associate, Nancy D. Stephens & Associates
Panelist: Kelly Aleman, Tourism Marketing Manager, Visit Gainesville
Trends and fads change every year, learn what's working and what is here to stay. Learn from industry meeting planning experts in this dynamic panel discussion highlighting what’s trending now in meeting and event planning.
Keeping up with The Joneses
Moderator: Chip Minick, Senior Account Executive, Marriott International, Inc.
Panelist: Wayne Childs, Sales Manager, Plantation on Crystal River
Panelist: Lindsey Darin, Account Executive, St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater
Panelist: Walleska Vasquez, Senoir Sales Manager, Orlando World Center Marriott
In the fast paced world of hotels and hospitality, nothing is what it seems. With the hospitality industry booming, and prices at all time highs, the future looks bright for the hotel industry. Learn from a panel of national hotel and industry experts who will discuss the future of travel and find out if we can keep growing at this unprecedented pace.