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Tea Time Chats – Informal Conversations with Industry Leaders

Tea Time Chats are monthly recorded calls with various industry friends and leaders to talk about the meetings and events industry, as well as a personal look at the habits, successes and challenges of our respected colleagues.

Videos here are edited versions of the original full-length videos broadcasted live.

January 19, 2021 – Stephanie Lynch

Listen in as we discuss
✅ How she melded her passions with her professional brand
✅ How our brands can change, and how they stay the same
✅ What she’s reading


November 25, 2020 Joanne Henry, ConferenceDirect

Joanne and I discuss things like:

✅ What she’s doing to stay busy during 2020

✅ What she’s been doing to help her clients (and mine!) during this time

✅ How we’re coping with COVID19 and family obligations


October 21, 2020 – Theresa Gatto, Ottawa Tourism

Theresa and I discuss things like:

✅ The great work being done by Meetings Mean Business Canada and a number of other coalitions working on behalf of the meetings and events industry

✅ How each person can help promote the importance of the #meetings industry

✅ Why she volunteers!

✅ What she does to stay grounded and well during this chaotic time

September 22, 2020 – Tenielle Bogdan, Regina Hotel Association

Tenielle and I discuss things like:

  • Advocacy on the provincial level
  • Toxic optimism
  • Virtual tradeshows and reimagining events
  • Looking ahead to travelling again in the meetings and events industry

August 25, 2020 – Jennifer Spear, Clean Slate Strategies

Jennifer and I discuss things like:

  • Pivoting (yes, I used that word) in the meetings and events industry
  • Getting older (at least for me….)
  • Being unscripted vs being structured
  • Launching new projects during COVID
  • Looking ahead to recovery for the meetings and events industry (and travelling again)….


May 1, 2020 – Heather Reid, Planner Protect

I had the great honour and pleasure of sitting down with Heather Reid, Planner Protect earlier this week to discuss the state of the meetings industry amidst COVID19, as well as her Chronicles project. Heather and her friend Heidi Wilker are chronicling the lessons learned by event and meetings industry professionals through COVID19.


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