Senior Meeting Planner Summit

March 17-19, 2019 I Harrahs Resort, Atlantic City


This two-day event will tackle the challenges facing today’s experienced meeting planner and explore new ways to approach both their events and their careers.


Sessions include:

Create a Strategic Meetings Plan for Your Organization—Christy Lamagna, CMP, CMM, CTSM, Strategic Meetings & Events

When events are produced strategically, event spend becomes an investment. Sales cycles are shortened, sales teams are supported, and marketing messages are brought to life. Suddenly events are the most powerful sales and marketing tool at an organization’s disposal and the event strategist the hero who makes the magic happen.

Learn how to shift your perspective and create a strategic plan for your organization, and to enjoy all the benefits that come with being a contributor to your company’s bottom line.

Today’s SMMP: Practical applications for strategic meetings management principles in every organization—Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE, founder, Bondurant Hospitality Consulting

SMMP’s of the past were laser focused on savings, risk mitigation and larger meetings in the organization. Today’s SMMP have expanded their focus to include simple meetings, participant engagement and stakeholder management. Learn how to apply the core practices of strategic meetings management to all sizes of meetings to develop policies, improve outcomes, contain costs and maintain brand consistency.

Rotating Roundtables: Career Challenges for Senior Meeting Planners: Ageism, Salary Inequity, Work-Life Balance 

Based on the findings of a recent survey of 708 women by Prevue and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, attendees will brainstorm ways to overcome career challenges reported by senior women meeting planners.

Senior Planner “De-Stress”—Martin Lowery, founder, OpusVertex International

Being a meeting planner results in the same professional stress level as working as an active duty police officer. In this interactive, experiential session we will explore the root of this reality and your options to better cope with stress as a senior meeting planner. This session will include a guided visualization meditation to allow participants to experience the alpha-brain wave state—the state of mind in which we experience deep insight and profound relaxation.

Note: This session offers general information and is educational in nature. It is not to be construed as medical advice. The speaker is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and not a medical doctor.

Designing an Innovation Meeting—Ira Ozer, Founder, Innovation Meetings

Attendees will be introduced to this emerging category of meetings: immersive and highly engaging experiences, completely orchestrated throughout to provide an understanding of the innovation process and to deliver creativity training and specialized content that creates  “Aha!” moments and collaboration among all attendees.

In addition, Ozer will step attendees through the process by sharing the research he did and the innovation elements he included in our Atlantic City meeting, including the final evening event.

Meet Barbara Scofidio

The Visionary behind the Visionary Summit Series
For 20 years, Prevue Editor Barbara Scofidio has worked with GBTA, SITE and other industry organizations to design and deliver education for meeting and incentive planners. She is currently the media liaison for the Education Committee of FICP.
Contact her at:
(305) 322-2301



Harrahs Resort Atlantic City

Innovation Meetings

Bondurant Consulting

Opus Vertex

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