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Webinar on Event Industry Employment July 28

Meeting and event industry professionals are facing a new employment landscape as the industry looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic—not only for job seekers, but for management as well. The Event Leadership Institute and McVeigh Global Meetings and Events will tackle all sides of the challenge during a webinar July 28 at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT).

The webinar, “A Candid Discussion on Employment: We Can Work it Out—Together” will bring together leaders from third-party meeting and event companies to discuss employee-level employment updates that will help unlock opportunities and strategies for planners and suppliers who have been displaced during the COVID pandemic.

The effects of the pandemic on employment in the industry have been widespread. The World Travel & Tourism Council reported that the pandemic resulted in the loss of nearly 62 million jobs in the industry globally. Now, many in the sector are trying to fill jobs and are finding it difficult, which has ripple effects for anyone planning meetings and events.

In this webinar, industry leaders will discuss their experiences and employee-level updates as well as how they are investing in social purpose to unlock opportunities in their workforces and communities. They will share developing employment strategies, the influences that have made staffing challenging during and after COVID-19, which skills are in demand and how people can up-skill, how DEI plays a role in hiring and more.

Facilitated by Jeff Guberman, HMCC, CEO of McVeigh Global Meetings and Events, the impressive list of panelists includes:

  • Tina Madden, Co-CEO, Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc.
  • David Peckinpaugh, CEO, Maritz Global Events
  • Todd Taranto, President, Cadre and Owner, Meetingjobs
  • Sebastien Tondeur, CEO, MCI Group

Additionally, event professionals will offer testimonials on their on-the-ground experiences of job displacement and recovery. They include:

  • Joe Capone, Business Development Director, McVeigh Global Meetings and Events
  • Mozelle Goodwin, CMP, HMCC, Global Account Professional, Goodwin Consulting
  • Deborah Hinson, Founder, The Hinson Group

For further information or to request access to the webinar, please contact: Kristin Veach at kristin@eventleadershipinstitute.com or 630-338-3972.

Since 2010, the Event Leadership Institute has provided expertly designed online education, training and professional development programs for event and meeting industry professionals. ELI’s extensive catalog of instructor-led certificate courses, webinars, on-demand video class library and other resources give planners, small teams and large organizations the knowledge, practical insights and skills to succeed professionally and personally. For more info, visit eventleadershipinstitute.com.

McVeigh Global Meetings and Events, LLC is an award-winning, top 25 provider of innovative, cost-effective meeting management and event production solutions on a global stage for the MICE industry. Focused on creating human connections throughout the world, the company has team members in 25 countries with meetings and events experience in more than 70. Global service groups provided by MGME include Creative Solutions & Event Production, Meeting, Incentive & Convention Management, Air Travel Management, Hotel Sourcing Solutions, SMM Consulting Services (Strategic Meeting Management), Association Management Services, each operating either independently or seamlessly integrating as one group in partnership with clients. For more info, visit www.mcveigh.com.

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