Duty of Care A New Reality
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This webinar will draw on the expertise of 3 industry pros who have developed comprehensive duty of care strategies and protocols to keep attendees safe!
Duty of Care A New Reality
As the Director of Events for Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Melinda Burdette oversees the association’s domestic and international event footprint, including their signature experiences, World Education Congress (WEC) and European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC). She is charged with the daunting task of designing experiences for thousands of meeting and event professionals that inspire them to innovate and create on their own. Melinda is a Certified Meeting Professional and has worked in the medical, nonprofit, and corporate meetings and events industry. Because of her success and leadership, Northstar Meetings Group recognized her in October 2018 as one of the Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry. She also led the team that recently was awarded the 2019 Eventex Award for best Global Association Meeting for MPI’s 2018 World Education Congress.
Pierre Stone serves as the Director of Conference Services at the Five-Star Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs. Pierre oversees the events team and inspires them to achieve excellence and provide the finest personal and memorable experience for our group guests. She is often known best for her attention to detail and willingness to exceed guest’s expectations. She has over 26 years of experience in Sales and Catering and a degree from Cornell University in Hotel Administration with a concentration in Sales and Marketing. Pierre came to The Broadmoor in 2007 as Director of National Sales, East Coast. Ms. Stone’s first foray with Conference Services was servicing Association and Corporate Groups. In 2012, Pierre returned to the Sales Team as Director of National Sales, where she was instrumental in the planning and executing of many Insurance and Incentive Groups. In 2017, she returned to the Conference Services Team as Assistant Director and then became the Director of Conference Services in September 2018. Before joining The Broadmoor, Pierre served as a National Sales Manager for The Phoenician, Scottsdale.
Yuska is the force behind the Orange County Convention Center’s Together Again Expo, a F2F gathering of more than 800 industry professionals in July and the center’s first trade show since COVID-19. Founded in 2008, Alliance Exposition Services is currently the only Nationwide General Service Contractor (GSC), focusing exclusively on smaller to mid-size events… which we endearingly refer to as “Boutique or Ballroom Shows.” By serving a market that is too often overlooked by the larger GSC’s, Alliance has experienced tremendous growth and a highly satisfied customer base, as evidenced by our 98% Client Retention rate and a 30% average year over year growth. Alliance makes designing your event easy, offering web-based graphic approvals, real-time tracking, same day floor plan turnaround, online exhibitor kits and much more! At Alliance, you will experience the best of “both worlds” – A General Service Contractor with leading industry resources nationwide, AND a partner who will provide the personal attention that you deserve.
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