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You Need Event Service Profs More Than Ever. Here’s Why

We put out fires, adjust on the fly and juggle multiple items at a time. We are trusted partners with meeting planners, who rely on us from event conception to … Continue reading "You Need Event Service Profs More Than Ever. Here’s Why"

7 Ways CSMs Can Help Planners as the Meetings Industry Reboots

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that change is the only constant. Ask a meeting planner. In a little more than a year, events and conferences have gone from in-person … Continue reading "7 Ways CSMs Can Help Planners as the Meetings Industry Reboots"

ESPA Leader Julie Brakenbury Details the Role of Event Service Profs in the Recovery

Event service professionals, who facilitate meetings and conventions as a liaison between facilities, destinations and meeting planners, have taken it on the chin during the pandemic as in-person meetings came … Continue reading "ESPA Leader Julie Brakenbury Details the Role of Event Service Profs in the Recovery"

The Role of Event Service Professional Evolves During Recovery

Like most meeting planners, Diane Haggerty, CMP, has questions about her first event that will include in-person attendees during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is planning a hybrid event in June … Continue reading "The Role of Event Service Professional Evolves During Recovery"

ESPA Welcomes New President and Board Members, Honors Leaders

Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA) has welcomed Julie Brakenbury, CGSP, as its new president. Brakenbury is director of destination services for Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau in North Carolina. … Continue reading "ESPA Welcomes New President and Board Members, Honors Leaders"

4 Steal-Worthy Strategies from One Association’s Virtual Conference

The pressure is on when you’re planning a conference for event professionals. So when the Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA)—a 33-year-old association representing CVB, hotel and convention center leaders across … Continue reading "4 Steal-Worthy Strategies from One Association’s Virtual Conference"

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