September 29th, 2021

GDP Webinars: On-Demand Videos Available Here!

This fall, we've been busy hosting webinars about everything from contract negotiation, staffing challenges, and health & sanitation to the latest updates and what you can expect when planning events in different regions around the globe. If you missed one of our live webinars, you can catch up and watch on-demand video recordings below.

To register for one of our upcoming sessions click here.

Destination Download 2.0: Caribbean & Latin America

Aired: October 13, 2021

With the ongoing and ever-changing travel restrictions, regulations, and vaccination rates, many planners have found it challenging to narrow down locations for future groups and meetings. Many are left wondering which destinations are going to be both safe AND deliver an amazing experience for their program?

Our Destination Download 2.0 series gives event organizers the latest updates and what you can expect when planning events in different regions around the globe. Hear directly from the DMC experts in each region about:

  • COVID-related health/safety protocols for visiting their destination
  • The current reality of the readiness of the destination for groups/visitors
  • What's new in the market within the past year
  • Unique areas with a main market that planners should consider as a result of COVID

Expert Exchange: Health & Safety for In-Person Events

Aired: October 6, 2021

 

It’s no secret that COVID has changed many aspects of the event planning process, including attendee management and onsite logistics. New questions have come to light such as "Should we mandate COVID-testing, vaccinations, and mask-wearing onsite?", and "Should there be a 24/7 medical team present during my event?", to "How much of the event budget should I allocate for health & safety protocols?".

Hear from our panel of meeting professionals and health & sanitation experts as they share their experiences and what they learned from the budgeting/planning stages all the way through the operation stages of their recent events.

Panelists include:

  • Tori Anthony, CMP, CIS - LPL Financial
  • Helen Capelin - Ashfield Event Experiences
  • Christian Deater - SAVI EHS, An Amphibious Group Company
  • Kim Hester - JNR Corporation
  • Erin Lipman, DMCP - Destination Concepts, inc.

Destination Download 2.0: United States & Canada

Aired: September 22, 2021

With the ongoing and ever-changing travel restrictions, regulations, and vaccination rates, many planners have found it challenging to narrow down locations for future groups and meetings. Many are left wondering which destinations are going to be both safe AND deliver an amazing experience for their program?

Our Destination Download 2.0 series gives event organizers the latest updates and what you can expect when planning events in different regions around the globe. Hear directly from the DMC experts in each region about:

  • COVID-related health/safety protocols for visiting their destination
  • The current reality of the readiness of the destination for groups/visitors
  • What's new in the market within the past year
  • Unique areas with a main market that planners should consider as a result of COVID

Expert Exchange: Working with Vendors

Aired: September 15, 2021

It’s no secret that COVID has changed many aspects of the event planning process, including working with vendors. Flexible contracts and cancellation terms are more in-demand for planners, yet this provides its own set of challenges for vendors. Meanwhile, both parties are dealing with a massive industry-wide staffing & labor shortage and feelings of uncertainty as a result of the pandemic.

Our global panel of planner, DMC, and hotel experts discussed and shared tips about working with vendors to find win-win solutions. Key takeaways included:

  • Important items to consider when contracting and negotiating
  • What to expect with venue sourcing and availability
  • How to manage industry-wide staffing and labor shortages

Panelists include:

  • Marianna Accomando, Seaport Hotel
  • Frédéric Frère, Emotionstore
  • Megan Griggs, Intellectual Properties Owners Association
  • Emily Kratt, INNOVATX
  • Brie Richards, Brightspot Incentives & Events

For additional questions we are here to help! Please contact your Global DMC Partners Sales Advisor or info@globaldmcpartners.com.