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Global Meeting Leaders’ Summit
June 3-4, 2019
MGM National Harbor, MD

If you plan international meetings, this event is a must

This two-day special event, sponsored exclusively by VisitBritain, brings together experts from the international meetings industry to discuss exciting opportunities and share solutions for the critical challenges facing senior level planners of international events.

Global Meeting Leaders’ Summit 2019

Current topics and trends will be covered including:

• GDPR in the MICE Sector—It has been one year since the General Data Protection Regulation took effect. How has it changed the way planners approach meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions? What do US planners need to be aware of and what have we learned that will help the industry moving forward?—Kevin Iwamoto, Senior Vice President, GoldSpring Consulting

 • Destinations: How To Find Your Perfect Fit—There are many factors at play when choosing a destination for your conference or event, from accessibility to accommodation, centres of excellence to cultural experiences. This session will give you an overview of the range of destinations on offer across the UK and explore how they might fit your needs and deliver on key objectives. Get ready to voice your views as we break into roundtable discussions to dive a little deeper and explore how to uncover the best fit.

• The Big Picture: Politics, Perceptions, and What Meeting Planners Can Do—This session will explore the recent developments in the UK political landscape, including Brexit, and discuss new opportunities that could benefit international events coming to the UK.—Dr. Amanda Cecil, PhD, CMP, Senior Vice President, Professional Development & Research, GBTA & Professor, Indiana University School of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Tourism, Event and Sport Management 

• Visits, Visas and Borders, Welcome To The UK—This session will walk through the visa process for delegates attending events in the UK and explain how UK Border Force can assist with the delegate welcome to help create a seamless arrival experience into the UK.—Dan O’Donoghue, Head of UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), North America & the Caribbean

Join us June 3-4, 2019 at MGM National Harbor, MD. Registration, hotel accommodation, and all food and beverage are complimentary for qualified planners. (Attendees are responsible for their own airfare and transfers.) Attendees are eligible for CEUs from the Events Industry Council.

Sponsored Exclusively by VisitBritain

Events Are Great