If only we all had hindsight on how 2020 was going to play out. A worldwide pandemic, a severe financial impact on the hospitality and meetings industry that directly affected many of our colleagues, calls for racial justice, and a contentious election season all swirling around simultaneously.
With many virtual meetings under our belts, and hybrids now becoming more common, we’ll examine the landscape going forward from a city’s perspective.
Join us November 19 when our special guest, Samuel Thomas, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Events DC, will discuss what DC and other cities are doing to reintroduce events. What are the risks and opportunities for live and hybrid events, social distancing and other protective measures in large and small venues, and other best practices that are being implemented. Samuel will discuss how municipalities, venues, and convention centers are adapting to accommodate the needs of meeting planners.
Samuel Thomas, Senior Vice President and General Manager
Samuel is currently responsible for Event DC’s Convention and Meetings Operations Division, including facility operations, public safety, policy and procedure management, labor relations, change management, succession planning, recruitment/selection and training. Samuel is widely recognized for cultivating government and business partnerships throughout the District of Columbia and for developing national and international relationships as an innovative and motivational leader for the award-winning Walter E. Washington Convention Center.