Senior Meeting Planner Summit 2019
Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
Founder, Bondurant Hospitality Consulting
Betsy Bondurant offers a unique 360° perspective with over 30 years industry expertise in hotel sales, meeting, trade show & travel management, including 12 years of direct involvement in the discipline of Strategic Meetings Management. This diverse background positions Betsy uniquely for the successful development and delivery of projects in the indirect category of meetings, events and trade shows.
Betsy began her career in restaurants in 1977, transitioned into hotel sales and ultimately found her passion in meeting and trade show management. During her 15 year tenure at the world’s largest biotech company, Betsy developed and implemented a pioneering corporate-wide strategic meeting management program. This experience also provided her deep insight into the regulations affecting the Life Sciences industry. In 2007, she moved from the corporate meeting world to consulting, much of which has been within procurement organizations. In addition to her current work with Fortune 500 companies, Betsy is considered a Subject Matter Expert in the area of Strategic Meetings Management Programs and as such, has authored many articles, developed educational content, and presented to audiences in North America, Europe and Asia.
Christy Lamagna, CMP, CMM, CTSM
Visionary | Entrepreneur | Master Strategist
Christy is the founder of and Master Strategist at Strategic Meetings & Events, an international, award-winning strategic planning firm. A lifelong learner, intellectual philanthropist and author, Christy taught college-level strategic planning for 10 years, which helped inspire her book, “The Strategic Planning Guide for Event Professionals.”
Forbes, Fast Company and Entrepreneur online have interviewed Christy, who has also been featured in AMEX OPEN and UPS Store videos.
For the last decade her focus has centered around disrupting the meetings industry. She is teaching planners to evolve into meeting strategists, who think with curious minds and learn to create meeting environments that shorten sales cycles and influence attendee’s behavior.
Christy is deeply committed to giving back to everyone she meets and strives to contribute as much positive energy and effort as she can to the world. Find her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. She’d love to hear your story and find a way to help you achieve your goals.
Founder, OpusVertex International
Martin Lowery is a leadership consultant, executive coach, professional speaker and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
He has over 3 decades of international business experience and has headed the leadership and organization development functions as Chief Learning Officer at Hilton Worldwide, the Apollo Education Group and as SVP for Leadership & Organization Development at Sony Pictures Entertainment. For the last four years he has had his own company offering professional services to organizations around the world.
Martin has a deep interest in cognitive and neuroscience and how we leverage that knowledge as practical applications in the workplace.
He has worked with executive teams of 10 to audiences of 2,000 and travelled over 2 million miles to over 30 countries in sharing his extensive expertise in building high performance teams and optimizing executive and organization performance.
Founder of Innovation Meetings
Ira has been a leader in the incentive and performance improvement industry for more than twenty five years, having held senior leadership, sales and marketing posts at companies including Sony, USMotivation, Meridian and BI Worldwide. Ira has led teams of specialists to manage a variety of engagement programs for hundreds of major U.S. and global companies, across all industries. Ira is passionate about creating highly engaged and innovative sales driven cultures that drive growth and productivity.
Industry participation includes:
- Founding Advisor of the C-Suite Network
- Curriculum advisor for the Enterprise Engagement Alliance (EEA).
- ISO10018 People Quality Management Standards Consultant
- Advisory Member of the Engagement Institute.
- Education committee for Recognition Professionals International (RPI).
- Education committee for Incentive Research Foundation (IRF).