• Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     
  • Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

     
    POSTED July 17, 2018
     

Nearly 500 people from Illinois and the greater Midwest gathered at the stunning Palmer House Hilton Feb. 26-28 for the annual Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. During the three-day event, attendees had the chance to hear from key industry officials, including an opening keynote from Carroll Rheem, vice president of research for Brand USA; a luncheon talk on crisis management and tourism security from Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, founder and president of Tourism & More; and an address by Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, at the closing breakfast. Dynamic, thought-provoking breakout sessions included topics like pitching your destination to the media, secrets to better selling and creating a video marketing strategy. On Tuesday evening, a networking after-party at the SNL Experience inside Museum of Broadcast Communications was a hit.  

The New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), along with the Banquet Event Strategic Task Force (BEST Task Force), held an in-person gathering in August, their first since the start of the pandemic.

 

The Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) hosted its first inperson event since the pandemic began at The Medalist Golf Club in Marshall. MSAE’s goal was to host a fun networking opportunity that followed COVID guidelines, and helped members gain confidence attending in-person events again.