The Future of Meetings & Events – James Daniels

Will we ever meet in person again? Out guest today is quite confident that we will. In fact, he is so confident that he is betting his company on it.

James Daniels is President & CEO of The Meeting Designers, an internationally recognized events management company founded in 2005 and entrusted with the planning and execution of over 200 programs a year.  James previously held national account sales roles with both Hilton and Wyndham Hotels.  Customers of The Meeting Designers range from corporations and associations to non-profits and social groups.   Some legacy clients have nicknamed him “The Olivia Pope of the Meetings Industry,” as they rely on him to be their “fixer” when holding events.  James rotates between his residences in Houston, TX and The New Orleans French Quarter, where he’s a proud “WHODAT” NOLA Saints Football fan.    

In this episode we discuss what it takes to create an exceptional meeting and the power of the in-person meeting. James reminds us that Zoom has its place, and today Zoom meetings are a band-aid for what we really want, need, and crave. Eventually the band-aid must come off. It might hurt a bit, and stick a little, but true healing comes when we once again gather to commemorate, learn and celebrate.

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