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April 08, 2020

Disaster Aftermath, Where Do We Go from Here? Reconstructing the Future
April 08, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Panel discussion on the future of meetings and events.

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12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

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SESSION DESCRIPTION:


DISASTER AFTERMATH, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? RECONSTRUCTING THE FUTURE

Presented by Discover Puerto Rico

COVID-19 drastically changed the way we do things today. No one could have predicted the global pandemic impact on life as we know it.

This panel will discuss the future of meetings and events in a post COVID-19 environment. The events industry is primarily a face to face industry. As events postpone or cancel, we see a tremendous growth in virtual events and stronger online communities. The need for social interaction continues to be strong. Will this continue or will events return to pre COVID-19 levels?

Panelists will discuss their opinions about the future and what the industry might look like 6 months to a year from now.

Attendees will also have opportunities to ask questions.

On Tuesday, April 7 registrants will receive a reminder email with the webinar login information.

Submitted to EIC, currently pending approval

SPEAKERS:


Antonette “Toni” Alonso, Global Conferencing/Collaboration and Major Events Director, E*TRADE Financial Services

Toni has been an employee at E*TRADE Financial Services since 2017.  In her position, she is responsible for all major programs/events that are conducted by Executive Management at corporate sites and public venues including Earnings Calls, Board Meetings, Town Halls and a major conference with over 650 corporate clients.



Ed Carey, Chief Sales Officer, Discover Puerto Rico

Ed Carey is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of hotel sales and marketing experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ithaca College. His professional experience includes leading the Sales teams for El San Juan Hotel, El Conquistador Resort and Las Casitas Village. Before joining Discover Puerto Rico, he also led the sales teams for LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels and the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Ed is an established and respected leader in the hospitality industry with a proven track record of creating awareness through targeted sales campaigns in both the domestic and international meetings and conventions and leisure travel markets.



Mark Speranza, Director of Sales, Intercontinental Hotels New York and Stamford

My 25 years of hospitality experience includes three separate tenures with IHG, two with the company's flagship New York City hotel, the InterContinental New York Barclay, as National Sales Manager (1994-1999) and later as DOSM (2009-2013). I am currently the DOSM for the Crowne Plaza Stamford and have previously completed projects in Norwalk, CT, Glen Cove, Long Island, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Bermuda.

I have participated in two hotel grand openings including the first luxury hotel in lower Manhattan, the Regent Wall Street (1999) and the first luxury hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The William Vale (2015). I have also previously worked for Mandarin Oriental, Wyndham Hotels, Starhotels, and Millennium Hotels.

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