Informal, data-driven live think-tanks for the Meetings & Events industry
JOIN US l Upcoming COLLECTIVE #MICEBEAT live session
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 - 5pm CET live via Linkedin and Youtube
Join us, discuss with us, hear from leading industry experts, and connect.
Let's take stock of where we as an industry are, where we need to go and how we will get there.
Tracy Scott, Chief Executive OfficerHotel Division at CWW; and Lidia Sakarapani, Head of Sales & Marketing at Principal Global Events will join and share their insights and views. The session will be co-hosted by Lea Jordan, Co-Founder at techtalk.travel and Rita Machado, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Great Hotels of the World.
#MICEBEAT Guests - Leading industry partners sharing their insights and know-how
Lidia Sakarapani, Head of Sales and Marketing at Principal Global Events
Lidia Sakarapani is the Head of Sales and Marketing at Principal. Global events and London DMC. She has been leading the London office Sales and Marketing team at Principal for over 6 years but has lived in London for 9 years. During her time here, and before joining the Principal team, Lidia worked on projects such as the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, The World’s 50 Best Restaurant List and subsequently helped to launch Asia’s and Latin American’s 50 Best Restaurant Lists. Prior to London, Lidia lived and worked in events in China for just under 8 years and her background is in sport marketing, event logistics, sponsorship, marketing and sales. She is fluent in English, Chinese Mandarin and Spanish. As well as working hard in her current role Lidia, is a mother, an entrepreneur and self-confessed shoeaholic!
Tracy Scott, Chief Executive OfficerHotel Division at CWW
With sales, management & leadership experience of over 20+ years within the hospitality industry. Having worked in commercial roles alongside independent hoteliers in consortiums, to strategic business development positions within larger hotel brands, nationally & globally. Now as VP Hotel Client Development for CWW, a global network of entrepreneurs, we work together on the implementation of common goals for the clients. With the key focus & ability to find strategic & bespoke sales solutions for our partners, we think global & act local.
COLLECTIVE #MICEBEAT Hosts
Rita Machado, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Great Hotels of the World
Lea Jordan, Co-Founder at techtalk.travel
COLLECTIVE #MICEBEAT Guest Speakers
Kristi White, Vice President Product Management at Knowland
As a hospitality veteran by trade with three decades of experience in the hotel and revenue management side of the industry, Kristi has a pulse on the needs of hospitality meetings business. She has advised hundreds of hotels worldwide on improving their group strategy, hotel performance, and overall profitability. She is a recognized expert in hospitality revenue management, business intelligence and industry analytics. A frequent speaker at industry conferences and universities, Kristi is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the HSMAI Revenue Management Special Interest Group.
Knowland is the leader in AI-powered group business data for hotels, convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), conference centres and other meeting venues and the driver behind adopting a Proactive Group Sales Strategy. With the industry’s largest historical database of actualized events, thousands of customers trust Knowland to sell groups smarter and maximize their revenue. Knowland operates globally and is headquartered in Rosslyn, VA.
Luke Stevenson, Regional Sales Manager at Encore Global (formerly PSAV)
With close to 20 years of experience within the live event industry, Luke comes from a diverse background in technical, commercial and venue operations. He has held various roles during his time at Encore Global including Technician, Account Manager and Technical Producer where he developed long-standing relationships with numerous high profile clients while delivering large scale corporate events throughout the UK and Europe. In his current role as Regional Sales Manager, Luke provides sales leadership for Encore teams within the UK Hotel & Venue Partnerships network that include some of the world’s most iconic hotels.
About Encore Global
Encore Global creates memorable experiences that engage and transform organizations. As the global leader for event technology and production services, Encore’s team of creators, innovators, and experts deliver real results through strategy and creative, advanced technology, digital, environmental, staging, and digital solutions for hybrid, virtual and in-person events. Encore operates in more than 20 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and Asia Pacific. Encore is the trusted partner of choice for leading hotels and venues worldwide and was named to the Forbes 2018 and 2019 America’s Best Employer list.
#MICEBEAT l 27 April 2021 with Kristi White and Luke Stevenson
Kristi White, Vice President Product Management at Knowland, and Luke Stevenson, Regional Sales Manager at Encore Global (formerly PSAV), joined this Collective #MICEBEAT lead-off discussion and shared their insights and know-how.
Kristi White shared data insights and discussed its implications for the meetings and events industry with the audience. Luke Stevenson gave an overview of what to consider when organising, and selling hybrid events, as well as highlighted a few key drivers that guarantee successful delivery.
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About COLLECTIVE #MICEBEAT
The COLLECTIVE #MICEBEAT - a series of informal, data-driven live think tanks focusing on the Meetings & Events industry's future featuring leading international industry partners, is curated and presented by Great Hotels of the World and techtalk.travel. Let's take stock of where we as an industry are, where we need to go and how we will get there.
The sessions will be streamed live on Linkedin and Youtube - The respective broadcast links will be available 1 week prior to the actual live session.
Great Hotels of the World is a leading representation company for independent upscale and luxury hotels and a Founding Member of techtalk.travel.