Webcast: What's in Store for Meetings and Events in 2021?

After the most challenging year the industry has faced in memory, we set our sights on opportunities to turn things around in the year ahead.


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This event originally took place Dec. 1, 2020.

After one of the most challenging years the meetings industry has ever faced, what can meeting planners expect as we head into the new year? When will we see more signs of recovery? During this interactive webcast, industry experts: 

  • Share forecasts for industry segments
  • Detail the next steps toward recovery
  • Help planners adjust to meet the needs of a changing landscape



Earns 1 Hour of CMP Credit 




Michael Shapiro, technology editor/senior editor, Northstar Meetings Group


emmy-hise-squareEmmy Hise

Senior Consultant, Consulting and Analytics, STR

Emmy Hise is a senior consultant in the Consulting and Analytics division for lodging-data provider STR (STR was acquired in October 2019 by CoStar Group, Inc., a provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces). Emmy has more than 13 years of experience in the lodging sector through various roles, including operations, business development with experience on the disposition and acquisition side, hotel performance optimization, and hotel data analytics. 


hannah-kellyHannah Kelly

Vice President & Head of Meetings Management and Life Sciences, BCD Meetings & Events

As a vice president at BCD Meetings & Events, Hannah develops meeting programs to help organizations achieve their objectives. She is deeply passionate about the events industry and has expertise in meetings management, event management and production, accommodation and professional conference organization, in both sales and operations leadership capacities. With more than two decades of experience in the MICE industry, Hannah is a collaborator at heart — laser-focused on delivering results and inspiring people to achieve through coaching, personal mentoring and talent mapping.