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Protecting your event industry business from financial ruin - lessons learned in the age of COVID

Kristin Banta  (CEO and Creative Director, Kristin Banta Events)

David Merrell  (CEO/Creative Director, AOO Events)

Clint Upchurch  (Event Producer, independant)

Stavros  (Director of Business Development, M Culinary Concepts)

Location: Ballroom B

Date: Tuesday, July 20

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, All Access Pass, CS Conference Pass, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track: Bridge (speaks solidly to both caterers & event professionals), TSE-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accrediting: CMP

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Protecting your event industry business from financial ruin - lessons learned in the age of COVID - a panel discussion with moderator, Clint Upchurch, featuring Kristin Banta, Stavros, and David Merrell. The team will discuss:
1) The current economic climate - what has taken place over 2020 specific to the event industry and how it impacted each of their businesses.
2) Previous industry hardships, how each managed to keep their businesses afloat in the past and what unique challenges were brought on by the pandemic.
3) Steps that were taken to ensure a stronger position going forward, new procedures and practices post-COVID and what new goals have arisen.