US General Manager, Swapcard
I have been a pioneering entrepreneur in the event industry since 2005. I have a history of creating and growing innovative event technology businesses and spurring widespread adoption by meeting professionals. I helped lead two previous companies to successful acquisitions: CrowdCompass by Cvent and Thriva by the Active Network (later acquired by Vista Equity Partners and merged with Cvent). I currently run Swapcard's US business where virtual event technology has quickly become an event necessity. I have spoken at numerous event industry conferences around the world including ones organized by PCMA, MPI, ASAE, IAEE, ILEA, Site, IMEX, IBTM, International Confex, PCOA, IAVM, AMA, and Fest Forums.
Have you ever experience discrimination in the events industry? Melva and Ashanti have both experienced challenges in their fields because of their skin color, and they will share their stories while inspiring the whole community with their success. Nothing of off-limits in this open and honest discussion about what is currently happening and what we can do as an industry to improve.
These organizers were in the same boat you are. They had to learn to manage virtual event content production and everything that comes with it! And they had to learn quickly. But guess what, they did it! They pulled off really successful events. Dorien and Caroline had different production methods, and they're here to tell you about them. You'll get to hear it straight from the horse's mouth!