I am so excited to finally sit down and talk about the Catersource/Event Solutions Magazine Conference this past February in Las Vegas (www.event-solutions.com)
It was my first time speaking at this particular event and it was so great to reconnect with the heartbeat of the industry. With the economy in this current state and the government "cracking down" on corporate conferences, it was interesting to hear the different planner perspectives along with how they have been effected regionally. As a whole, the meeting planning industry is currently a tough sell and unfortunately this trend becoming even more unavoidable.
With that in mind, the Catersource/Events Solutions conference was a great resource to share ideas and concepts that have helped maintain and ultimately sustain business along with learning what wasn't so successful. I believe it gave hope that the industry will eventually turn around and by educating ourselves to be smart and savvy planners, we will be better able to justify the necessity of having us on board.
Thank you Catersource and Event Solutions Magazine for including me in this amazing experience!