What’s something you’ve seen at IMEX America that you will use when you return home?
“It’s fantastic to see people again and not doing everything via Zoom or Team meetings. Seeing people build those relationships. (It’s made me realize) when those opportunities arise—whether it’s at IMEX or a corporate meeting—it’s important for me to be there and not try to be there electronically. I’ve seen how much people miss this networking face-to-face opportunity.” — Jeff Guy, JGUY Hospitality Consulting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Connections, really. I’ve had great connections for destinations or the suppliers. It’s great to connect with industry people I’ve met virtually and see them in person.” — Aja Bradley-Kemp, Conversate Collective, Sacramento, California
“Hyatt Hotels is partnering with Swapcard on an online virtual platform. So if you book in a Hyatt Hotel and you’re doing a hybrid meeting, they’ll provide the platform for free.” – Jenny Rivera, Planner Hero, Bothell, Washington
“I realized all the resources available and different platforms that can assist my business and make my life easier. I’m in business for myself and I found people that can take care of the logistics for me. It’s my first time here and it’s a bombardment of information. It’s a lot of resources in one place.” – Carlos Rudas, Just U Concierge Services, Arlington, Virginia