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Journey to the New Normal: Swarm Together to Support Our Industry at The Hive – September 29, 2020

Journey to the New Normal

The global pandemic threatens our industry and those of us who work in it. The Hive 2020 will focus on the State of our Industry and the changes we’ll see as we “Journey to the New Normal.” The “State of the Industry” opening keynote will set the stage for a moderated discussion answering your questions and discussing the impacts of our changing industry from a multitude of different perspectives: sourcing, technology, venues, event management and more.

Join your friends and colleagues from MPI Washington State Chapter, along with partner organizations, ESPA, ILEA, NACE, and PCMA, and REGISTER TODAY to reserve your spot in The Hive. The event is being offered complimentary, but attendees are encouraged to consider donating to either or both of two worthy industry support organizations – the SEARCH Foundation and the MPI Foundation.

DATE:  Tuesday, September 29, 2020

TIME:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST

FORMAT:  Virtual Conference

REGISTRATION FEE:  Complimentary

OPENING KEYNOTE: “The State of the Industry” – Howard Wright, CEO, Seattle Hospitality Group

Mr. Wright will deliver an opening keynote, sharing insight on the state of our industry in the region and state and what we can do to help position ourselves for the eventual recovery.

INDUSTRY PANEL OF EXPERTS:  Moderated by industry veteran Audrey Fan, this panel will focus on the impacts and evolution of our industry as a result of the pandemic. Confirmed experts joining Howard on the panel include: Mike Ditter, SVP-ConferenceDirect; Brian Flaherty, COO-Columbia Hospitality; Allison DeLeone, President & CEO-The Production Network; and Dena Lowery, COO-Opus Agency. 

A VIRTUAL NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY: Following the panel, Foodz Catering will demo a specialty cocktail called The Hive followed by small group networking sessions. Stay tuned for additional details!

BENEFIT TO OUR INDUSTRY: The Hive provides an opportunity to support our colleagues through two important industry causes: the SEARCH Foundation and the MPI Foundation.

Don’t miss out on this special industry event. REGISTER NOW!





Donica YoungJourney to the New Normal: Swarm Together to Support Our Industry at The Hive – September 29, 2020