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INDUSTRY VETS REVEAL WHAT TO DO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG AT AN EVENT
When things go wrong unexpectedly at a meeting or convention, veterans in the industry will tell you the most important thing to remember is not to panic.

After months of planning, the day has arrived for your event and, as luck would have it, the keynote speaker’s plane is delayed, there is a power outage, there’s a fire in the kitchen, the Wi-Fi is down, there are transportation mishaps, the audio equipment doesn’t work, the caterer’s truck broke down, parking is a nightmare, there aren’t enough rooms, your event is outside and it’s raining like cats and dogs, there’s not enough food, and most importantly, the bar is down to its last bottle of wine. And that’s all in the first hour!
BLACKS IN PR AND ADVERTISING AND THEIR IMPACT ON HOW BUSINESS IS DONE IN THE HOSPITALITY/TRAVEL/MEETINGS INDUSTRY
The lack of racial diversity and inclusion in the hospitality/travel/meetings industry has resulted in only a handful of Black-owned public relations firms and advertising agencies actually having a seat at the table and influence over creative content.
APEX AWARDS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE
The COVID-19 pandemic may have put meetings and conferences on temporary hold, but that by no means negates the need to acknowledge the work and accomplishments of industry leaders who have positively impacted travel and tourism. So the 2020 Apex Awards for Distinguished Service, sponsored annually by Black Meetings & Tourism Media, were nonetheless presented to seven outstanding recipients.
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