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Industry Summit/Global Meetings Industry Day

April 4, 2019
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport
7900 NE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR
Stephanie Kennedy
Phone: (503) 626-8197

Registration is now closed.  You may register onsite.

10:00 am - 11:00 am - Registration, Networking in Marketplace
11:00 - 12:00 pm - Hot Technologies Session
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Networking in Marketplace, Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 pm - Critical Excel Tools for the Meeting Professional Session
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Reception in Marketplace

Speaker: James Spellos

Hot Technologies 2019

How are you keeping up with the technological advancements that impact your job and career? Do you find that you're barely able to keep pace with the latest  developments  within the hospitality  industry? This session reviews what's new and way cool in technology within the meetings industry in this fun,

fast-paced look at what's here for us to use now and what's coming in the  near  future, inducting  the latest information about virtual & augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and other important tech trends.

After participating in this session, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the most critical tech tools that are impacting meeting planning and supporting the hospitality industry
  • Understand the five major tech disruptors affecting our Industry
  • Recognize how new technologies such as virtual & augmented reality are having an impact on the hospitality Industry

Critical Excel Tools for the Meeting Professional

Excel can perform so many functions for the meeting professional, from handling budgets, registration, calculating sleeping room rates & determining registration fees. This session is your opportunity to explore all of the functionality that Excel has to offer and take home with you tools to save you and your organization time and money.

By attending this session and you will work with and receive over 20 spreadsheets, lnduding ones designed explicitly for the meetings industry.

After participating in this session, the attendee wlll be able to:

  • Identify and use over 15 _advanced Excel tools to assist with registration, housing, speaker management and other event functions
  • Customize graphs and other conditional formatting features for support in marketing your facility or event
  • Identify and use advanced tools such as Pivot Tables and working with multiple worksheets A working knowledge of Excel is strongly recommended to attend this course.

Make Important Business Connections with our Members!

Marketplace Tables are now available for the April GMID Meeting.  Reserve today as space is limited.  Tables are $299 for members and $349 for non-members.

Reserve your table at when you register for the April meeting.

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