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The event industry has taken a serious beating from the COVID-19 pandemic. The world's concept of gathering has changed, and it's clear that virtual events are starting to represent the "new normal". Though the crisis has been challenging, the experience has also provided unique opportunities and avenues for the event industry.

EventBank brings you industry experts that will share and educate, while clearly demonstrating the leading and driving role of our industry to grow together and become a global force once again on our new normal.


12 PM - 12:05 PM
Welcome Remarks
12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
Reinventing the Events Industry Under the New Normal
12:20 PM - 12:35 PM
Event Technology: The New Normal In Event Planning
12:35 PM - 12:50 PM
Monetizing Your Virtual Events: Tips and Best-Practices
12:50 PM - 1 PM


  • Anne Gill (President & CEO of Tempe Chamber of Commerce)

    Anne Gill

    President & CEO of Tempe Chamber of Commerce

    Anne Gill, IOM, is the President & CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. Gill is an innovative nonprofit leader recognized for her work in business advocacy, organizational excellence, development and community outreach.

    Gill serves on the boards of the Western Association of Chamber Executives, Arizona Chamber Executives (Past Chair), Tempe Tourism Office, Tempe Leadership Council, Rio Salado Foundation, Friends of Public Radio Arizona, and Rio Salado College President’s Community Advisory Council.

    Gill is a graduate of the US Chamber Foundation’s Institute for Organization Management, and recently completed their Business Leads Fellowship. She holds a B.A. in International Business.

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  • Nick Dugdale Moore (Regional Manager at UFI - The Global Association for the Exhibition Industry)

    Nick Dugdale Moore

    Regional Manager at UFI - The Global Association for the Exhibition Industry

    Nick is the Regional Manager for Europe at UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry. He is responsible for UFI’s more than 300 members in Europe, organising the annual UFI European Conference and promoting and representing the European exhibition industry internationally. A fluent speaker of Spanish and Portuguese, he set up UFI’s Latin American Chapter in 2014. Prior to joining UFI Nick spent 4 years at Reed Exhibitions International Sales Group (ISG).

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  • Eric Schmidt (CEO & Co-Founder of EventBank)

    Eric Schmidt

    CEO & Co-Founder of EventBank


    As CEO of EventBank, Eric L. Schmidt is focused on delivering cloud solutions that transform the way professional communities enable and enrich relationships. EventBank has office in 10 countries and clients in over 50. Eric’s focus is to continue building the best product for EventBank’s clients and expanding the company’s presence in emerging and developing markets around the world. Over the last 18 years, Eric has founded and incubated several companies from the ground up; including China Entrepreneurs which was the top community organization for more than 50,000 entrepreneurs, hosting more than 100 conferences annually.

    Eric was an elected member of American Chamber of Commerce in China's Board of Governors for three years (2017, 2018 & 2019) and is recognized as an authority on digital transformation and business in Asia. He has been featured in media such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Baron’s, BBC, CCTV, China Daily, and numerous other outlets.

    Eric once traced Marco Polo’s route from Beijing, China to Venice, Italy, 100 days by bicycle – he was appreciatively sponsored by Nike and Philips. He also previously lived in China (17 years) and Guatemala.

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UFI is the leading global association of the world's tradeshow organisers and exhibition centre operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry.


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