October 01, 2017

Meetings & Conventions third annual Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry shines the spotlight on these outstanding professionals wo've demonstrated extraordinary talent, leadership, creativity and advocacy in the field. "Most of the time, planners tend to assume that the event venue has responsibility," says Theresa Thomas, senior vice president of Powered by iJET. But in too many cases, she adds, planners aren't really doing their due diligence to ensure the venue has things covered. Executives realize this needs to change and planners can benefit themselves and their organizations by stepping up collaborative preparedness efforts.