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Meet the Meeting Mentors

Crowne Plaza® believes in using the power of human connections to create meaningful experiences. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of experts, the Crowne Plaza Meeting Mentors. This advisory team is sharing their expertise in meeting and event strategy, design, technology and social media with our Crowne Plaza Meetings Directors to help them elevate your next event. Learn more from our Meeting Mentors as they share their tips and tricks to make your next event more than a meeting.

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Christy Lamagna Master Event Strategist

As a strategic meeting planning powerhouse, Christy stops at nothing. Over the course of 26 years in the industry, Christy started her own strategic planning firm to help meeting planners gain recognition for their efforts and success.

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Julian Lwin Experiential Design Director

Julian is the Owner and Creative Director of the award-winning Lwin Design Studio. With an eye for style and design, Julian and his team tackle alternative and imaginative projects in product development and multi-dimensional spaces.

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Tahira Endean Event Design & Technology Expert

Tahira is the master of implementing technology to improve human experiences. She was awarded one of the “Top 5 Women in Event Technology” and has written a book called “Intentional Event Design.”

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Michaela Alexis Personal Branding Expert

Michaela is a content superstar on social media. She advises brands on how they can broaden their reach on social media by making genuine connections. Michaela knows “being yourself” is always your best selling point.

Quick Tips and Tricks From the Meeting Mentors

Our Meeting Directors Can Help You Make It Happen

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Meetings Director Boot Camp

Crowne Plaza® believes in investing in their Meetings Directors. Through an ongoing program, our team can become MPI-trained and ultimately certified. Hear more from our Meeting Directors at our latest training in Chicago.


Stories From the Meetings Directors

Sariah Espinoza, a Crowne Plaza® Meetings Director, tells us how she implemented a special golden key program to empower meeting planners to recognize staff for their exceptional service.

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At Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts we believe it's time to meet differently.

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