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.
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.
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.”
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.
Meeting Mentor Tip #1"When kicking off a new project, outline everyone’s responsibilities. This will establish a clear flow for follow-up questions and research."
Meeting Mentor Tip #2"Always collaborate with your client to assess their goals. Bring them in on the process and how things work. It’s important to have an honest discussion about what’s possible with their budget.”
Meeting Mentor Tip #3"Use technology to connect people at events. Technology makes an event successful when it brings people together, so that they can collaborate and interact to make change.”
Meeting Mentor Tip #4"Use social media as a way to connect with people. Instead of talking about your awards or achievements, use the opportunity to show your personality and tell your story.”
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.
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.