Between The Sessions Podcast

Tips, Insights and Trends from Meeting Industry Professionals

Presented by The Palm Beaches
Part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network

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Between The Sessions is the podcast for event and meeting planners.
Whether you’re involved in planning events for 10 to 1000, for your association, company or organization, Between The Sessions is the premier show for the business events industry, with top insights, innovative solutions, forward-thinking content and inspiring ideas. Between The Sessions is the most relatable, inspiring, supportive show for our industry.
Join us for open conversations, tips and insights from industry leaders, peers and experts.
Available everywhere you listen to podcasts. 
New episodes every other Thursday.

Between The Sessions Podcasts

Welcome to the very first episode of Between the Sessions, a podcast all about the meetings industry! Join host Suzanne Boyd as she speaks with the co-chairs of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, Martha Sheridan and Stephanie Glanzer, for a thought-provoking conversation about Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), the importance of the live events industry, and trends & opportunities that are currently impacting the meetings industry. To begin, Jorge Pesquera, President & CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches, joins Suzanne for a quick chat about the industry and destination, and what GMID means for The Palm Beaches.

When moving your large-scale event from a hotel to a convention center or citywide meeting, there are a lot of factors to consider. Carol McGury, the Executive VP of Event and Education Services of Smithbucklin, joins Suzanne on this episode of Between the Sessions to discuss citywides and how valuable they can be. Carol also provides her own insights into the meetings industry and helpful tips for other event planners.

Chris Flowers, senior director of sales at Cvent, joins Between The Sessions to talk about how Cvent can help meeting planners source event venues and destinations. Listen to learn more about booking trends in the meetings industry, how sourcing has changed since the pandemic and how planners can leverage insights from Cvent’s latest data. Chris also discusses Cvent’s $4.6 billion acquisition by Blackstone and how that will affect planners in the future.

Sherrif Karamat, President and CEO of PCMA and CEMA, joins Between the Sessions to talk about meetings industry trends and challenges. From the impact of AI on meetings and business events to discussing strategies for continued innovation and growth, as well as the benefits of networking with new people at face-to-face events, Sherrif sheds light on the important topics facing business event professionals today.