Global Meetings Summit 2017 – Agenda

Monday May 22 | Hotel 50 Bowery

3:30 ­– 4 p.m. Registration

4 – 6 p.m. Site visit of Hotel 50 Bowery & Dream Downtown

6 – 7:30 p.m. Opening reception—The Knickerbocker Hotel Rooftop Lounge featuring Acute Inflections and corporate gifting by Magic Bank

Tuesday May 23 l Meet on Bowery

8:30 – 9 a.m. Continental breakfast & Welcome

9 – 9:45 a.m. Tyra W. Hilliard, PhD, JD, CMP: Would You Sign This Contract? 

Explore the intricacies of hotel contracts as they relate to international meetings, from force majeure to surcharges. What language can you use to protect yourself contractually?

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Working Break: Legal Issues Roundtables

Attendees will break out into roundtable discussions based on the legal topics discussed.

10:15 – 11 a.m. Theresa Thomas, Senior Vice President of the Powered by iJET Business Unit, iJET International: Beware of a False Sense of Security

Companies might have the best-laid plans in place for their corporate travelers, but meetings and events are a totally different animal. What threats are unique to meeting attendees and how can you be better prepared?

11 – 12 p.m. Choose Your Topic Roundtable Hour

We will poll attendees about the topics that matter the most to them in planning globally, then assign those topics to 5 roundtables for open discussion.

12 – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 – 1:45 p.m. Adam Gordon, Director of Business Development and Engagement, American Express: Trends in International Meetings

A snapshot comparison of these important trends in key regions around the world from American Express’ 2017 Global Meetings & Events Forecast.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Destination Exchange

We will break attendees and tourist boards/facilities into roundtables based on destinations they have used or are considering, for an hour of open and honest information sharing.

2:45 – 3 p.m. Wrap-Up. Share your biggest takeaways of the day.

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