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#HERSTORY 2020 State of the Industry
January 28, 2020
City Club Los Angeles
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(WE) Con 2020
February 20-22, 2020
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
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GMID – Global Meetings Industry Day
April 2, 2020
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2020 Installation Awards & Gala
June 18, 2020
Terranea Oceanfront Resort
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With myriad ways to engage an audience—television, radio, print, digital and social media advertising, for example—research shows that consumers are tuning out and skipping ads more frequently than ever. But there's a approach that's proving more difficult for consumers to ignore: guerilla marketing. This method incorporates an element of surprise and has been a powerful tool to elevate engagement and increase event sponsorship.

January 28 is the Annual State of the Industry educational luncheon, and 2020 is sure to deliver!

We will begin the day with two stellar workshops: DMO Best Practices for Suppliers and Full-Throttle Goodness: Fueling Events with Passion, Power & Purpose.

Then it’s on to the main event.

Join us for one of our most powerful education events of the year, the 2020 State of the Industry Educational Luncheon. This year we bring together some of the most inspirational women of the meetings and hospitality industry to share their leadership journeys with our chapter. While the global meetings industry has always been predominantly female, women today are still grossly under represented in senior leadership positions.

During this luncheon these women will share powerful stories and personal testimonies and inspire us to ignite change within our own organizations.

  • Challenges faced in the workplace today
  • Balancing personal lives with careers
  • Breaking glass ceilings
  • How women can put themselves forward for leadership roles

Click here to learn more about our incredible speakers and the other fun activities we have planned throughout the day!

Industry News
While there are more options than ever for meetings to occur virtually, a reported 30% of marketing budgets in 2020 are expected to be spent on live events, and face-to-face meetings still hold a crucial part in creating lasting, meaningful connections. And while the coming year will certainly see more virtual offerings, event marketing remains a large priority for brands seeking to invest in these connections.
Here, several industry insiders offer their thoughts on the growing importance of using tech to create a better meetings experience, implementing automation, prioritizing the mobile experience, embracing 5G and much more in 2020.
Levity Entertainment Group
New York Food Company

As the events industry continues to move at an ever faster pace, meeting planners are being asked to find creative ways to develop innovative event experiences.

More than ever, companies are wondering what the latest trends are for their events?

As companies drive to create innovative event experiences, planners to continue to search for inventive ways meet new demands.

Check out these industry news articles on the future trends in meeting and events for 2020 by clicking here!