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Breakout Sessions

This year, we encourage you to....

 

We will have three distinctive paths to help you reach your professional summit. We encourage you to move from track to track as a way to diversify what you are hearing and learning. 

 

          The first path is designed for a more experienced planner or supplier. Breakouts in this path offer sessions covering a list of complex issues that face the travel and hospitality industry

 

10:00am - 11:00am

"New Age Networking and Prospecting"

Speaker: Troy Anderson, Visit Seattle

Session Description: Are you tired of leaving voicemails and not getting called back?  Are you tired of sending emails and feeling unsure they are not getting past the junk mail folder, or even worse, deleted without being read? Are you tired of going to networking events and watching all the cliques in the room form leaving you alone in the corner?  In this session we have an open ended discussion about the new age methods of networking and prospecting new business.  Whether you are looking to learn new ideas or share your success stories, we encourage you to join the discussion so we explore the new age of networking and prospecting.

10:00am - 11:00am & 11:15am - 12:15pm

 "Digital Advertising Innovation: Generate New Revenue and Acquire New Attendees"

Speaker: Gabriel Gervelis, New Audience Media

Session Description: An in-depth yet high level look into the digital advertising world. Learn ad blockers effect on digital ad serving, new digital media techniques to acquire attendees and how to monetize your online audience data to generate new revenue. Leave this session with a powerful understanding on how to grow your events attendence and revenue using new innovations in digital ad tech!

 11:15am - 12:15pm

 "Design with UMPH and Intention"

Speaker: Allison Lazar, Triumph

Session Description: What if your conference or trade show floor transcended the traditional form? Start designing with intention to set the stage for your most successful event ever! This session will explore how trends in décor and activations will inspire memorable event experiences for attendees and exhibitors.

 1:30pm - 2:30pm

"Navigating the World of Procurement"

Speaker: Therese Jardine, Microsoft

 Session Description: More Information Forthcoming

"The Future of Wearables at Events"

Speaker: Matthew Donegan-Ryan, FastBar

Session Description: Hear about the latest in meeting technology trends regarding "wearables". How can wearables be incorporated into your event? You’ll learn about types of wearables, RFID, cashless payments and beacon technologies and how to use the data in your planning.


          The second path is for a planner or supplier who is newer to the industry and is looking to learn fundamentals along with understanding on how to get involved in industry organizations. 

 

10:00am - 11:00am

 "Third Party Basics"

Speaker: Rachael Riggs, Tourism Vancouver

Session Description: More information forthcoming

 10:00am - 11:00am & 11:15am - 12:15pm

"How to Book Meetings Outside of North America"

Speaker: More information forthcoming

Session Description: Booking meetings outside of North America can be a challenge.  Join us as we tap the brain of an experienced planner who books a large portfolio of meetings all over  the world.  This will be an open discussion about trends, what to do and most importanly what not to do as you look to plan your next global event.

 

 

         The last path will be for fringe topics such as getting your program more involved in the community and what to do in a terrorist or mass shooting scenario along with many others.


10:00am - 11:00am

 First Aid and CPR Training

Presented by Snohomish County Red Cross

 

"Active Shooter Awareness"

Speaker: Drew Hancock, Alexo

Session Description: This seminar will address the realities of workplace active shooter events, and the real world police and emergency services response.  The identification of potential threats and how to prepare for those threats will be discussed, as well as how to employ lifesaving measures when faced with acts of violence.  Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the abilities and limitations of emergency services, and what they can do to prepare for and survive a workplace active shooter event

  11:15am - 12:15pm

"How to Stay Safe on the Road"

Speaker: Robb Monkmann, React Mobile

Session DescriptionThis session will focus on reducing the risks facing employees who are engaged in frequent travel. The threats facing employees vary widely depending on the size of the company, the industry it belongs to and the individual executive’s profile. In today’s world, executives engaged in frequent global travel are prime targets for criminal activity such as kidnapping, carjacking, and the need to be prepared for medical emergencies and natural disasters is top of mind. Learn what tools and steps employees can take to stay safe on the road.

"Active Shooter Awareness"

Speaker: Drew Hancock, Alexo

Session DescriptionThis seminar will address the realities of workplace active shooter events, and the real world police and emergency services response.  The identification of potential threats and how to prepare for those threats will be discussed, as well as how to employ lifesaving measures when faced with acts of violence.  Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the abilities and limitations of emergency services, and what they can do to prepare for and survive a workplace active shooter event

  "Human Trafficking - Presented by BEST"

Session Description: Human trafficking is a crime that can impact the businesses of your vendors and customers--and even your own business. BEST has recently launched a new online training with videos and interactive questions, which will provide content for our discussion in this session. The session will provide employees with the knowledge and skills to help protect your organization from the risks that sex trafficking and buying pose. The session will also enable you to feel good about the positive difference that your organization can make it the community.
You will learn:
• What sex trafficking is
• How sex trafficking and sex buying impacts your business
• Steps to proactively prevent illegal activity
• Indicators of sex trafficking and buying
• Recommended actions to take if you or your staff see indicators of sex trafficking or buying
• Ways to increase your impact by influencing vendors and suppliers

  1:30pm - 2:30pm

 "How to Stay Fit on the Road"

Speaker: Javier Cantu-Lucero

Session Description: We know how it is: you fly in, have back-to-back meetings and site visits, only eating on the fly and want to decompress quickly at the end of the day – when is there time and who has the energy to use that state-of-the-art hotel fitness room? Local Star-Master Trainer, Competitive Physique Bodybuilder, and Indy 500 Driver Hopeful, Javier Cantu-Lucero, will be sharing his winning tips on how-to develop a “no excuses” daily workout plan for event professionals on-the-go.