2018 Meetings Management Trends & Open Forum 

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT 
Duration: 1 hour

Meetings on your mind for 2018? You're not alone. In this webinar, BTN will bring three big meeting industry names to the table to talk about what's ahead for 2018. Whether it's pricing and revenue management, emerging technologies, program globalization or attendee experience, our panel will give educated answers to your questions as well as define the trends that they see coming down the pike and how they will affect your meetings program.

Key Takeaways:

  • Meetings trends that will impact your programs in 2018
  • Emerging meetings technologies and how you can take advantage
  • Answers to your questions about strategic meetings programs

About the Panelists

Tony Wagner leads a 500+ member team across 10 countries in the Americas and the South Pacific for Carlson Wagonlit Travel Meetings & Events. Plus, he manages the organization’s global account base. He is responsible for sales and customer management, operational delivery, strategic planning, financial performance, and talent management—and for driving all of that in the context of the meetings and events business. Tony has been with CWT M&E for more than 20 years and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Linda McNairy leads the global technology and transformation team for American Express Meetings & Events. Prior to assuming this role in 2016, she led the North American Sales and Business Development team. Linda has a passion for the meetings & events and is dedicated to elevating the industry, creating solutions for her customers and developing the people around her. Her over 20 years of experience include direct corporate planning as well as a variety of roles as a supplier. Linda has served on the GBTA Meetings Committee and on a variety of committees and task forces for GBTA, MPI and PCMA.

Corbin Ball With 20 years' experience running international technology meetings, Corbin Ball is also a highly acclaimed speaker and meetings technology consultant. Corbin has served on numerous hotel, corporate, convention bureau and association boards. He is the only person to have received both the MPI International Supplier of the Year and the MPI International Chapter Leader of the Year awards. Corbin has been named as one of "The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" five times by BTN's sister publications Successful Meetings and MeetingNews.

Elizabeth West is the Editor-in-Chief of Business Travel News and Travel Procurement magazines. She has researched and reported on the and business travel and meetings industries for 15 years. She has developed online education forums for business travel and meetings managers, and frequently moderates education sessions at industry conferences. Prior to her work with BTN, Elizabeth was the Director of Content Solutions for ProMedia.travel, a startup business travel media company that merged with BTN in 2011. She also served as the Editor-in-Chief of MeetingNews magazine and has produced editorial, research and educational content in partnership with numerous business travel industry suppliers and associations.

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Tony Wagner
Vice President,
The Americas and South Pacific Region,
CWT Meetings & Events

Linda McNairy
Global Vice President,
American Express Meetings & Events

Corbin Ball
Corbin Ball & Associates

Elizabeth West


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