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What ‘Black Lives Matter’ Means to the Meetings Industry

Black meeting professionals share their thoughts on the recent protests and how the industry should respond.

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The past two weeks have seen large-scale demonstrations in almost every major U.S. city and across the world as hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd, and the need for widespread police reform. The events have not only renewed demands for major changes, but have put the spotlight on the country’s ongoing discrimination against people of color, and black people in particular.
 
dunn-ferguson-squareOn this episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, we hear from industry insiders on the protests, their own experiences, and the need for greater diversity in the meetings industry. Among those who share their thoughts are Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC and national chair for the U.S. Travel Association (left), Jason Dunn, group vice president of diversity sales and inclusion for the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau and chair of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (right), and Larry Alexander, president and CEO of the Detroit Metro CVB.

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