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Webcast: The Small-Meetings Guide to Working with CVBs/DMOs

In this webcast, we offer planners tips for working more effectively with CVBs/DMOs to create experiences that leave a big impact on attendees.

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Almost every CVB/DMO has a dedicated small-meetings department. Sponsored by the Oklahoma City CVB, this webcast offers planners of such gatherings tips and best practices to more effectively work with such departments, with the aim of diving deep into the host destination to create experiences that will have a big impact on attendees.

This webcast originally ran in June 2019.



Alex Palmer, deputy editor, Northstar Meetings Group 


Cathy Mariano, CMP
Director, Program Operations, Bishop-McCann

cathy-marianoCathy Mariano brings more than 14 years of industry experience to her role as director of program operations at Bishop-McCann. Having planned many successful meetings and events for her company, she was the recipient of last year's Bishop-McCann Challenger Award. Mariano previously worked with the Hyatt Hotels Corp. and is known for building positive, long-lasting relationships and for creating memorable experiences in a collaborative and meaningful way. 


Alison Milgram, CMP, DES
Director of Events, PCMA

alison-milgramAlison Milgram collaborates on PCMA's Convening Leaders, EduCon and the Asia Pacific Annual Conference, working to educate and inform the business events industry through education, networking and experiences. She joined PCMA's Events team in 2014 to help elevate the organization's food-and-beverage experiences, work with the PCMA Foundation team on the Visionary Awards and manage event logistics for the Global Professionals Conference.