About the Event
Please join us during this exclusive ConnecTALKS for a collaborative webinar discussing current challenges, growth, opportunity, and insights into the weddings industry and letting the Covid-19 crisis be a lesson from our past to propel us into our new future.
Tuesday, 07th April - Day One
ConnecTALKS: The Recovery of the Weddings Industry with Lauren Grech, CEO & Co-Founder of LLG
Over the last several weeks, as the Covid-19 crisis hit communities all over the world, event vendors have faced unprecedented challenges. Whether you are a corporate or social planner, or a vendor or hotel employee, everyone has been impacted by the thousands of postponements and cancellations within the events industry. During this time, we did what we knew best, we provided excellent customer service to retain and preserve our customers, our attendees, our relationships and our industry’s reputation. We paid back deposits, accepted revenue loses on postponed dates, we forwent postponement fees and I’m sure the list goes on.
Looking ahead, for the remainder of 2020 and beyond, how do we navigate the long-term effects of this crisis? How can we continue building consumer trust in our industry? How can we use this as an opportunity to learn and grow as a community? What changes does our industry need to instil to continue modernising and advancing technologically? How can we use our newfound insights to change operating models and contractual agreements for event professionals?
A Little Bit About Lauren
Lauren is the CEO and Co-Founder of LLG a global agency which operates within five independent industries: hospitality, tourism, media, education, and weddings. Lauren has been recognised by Luxury Daily; named Corporate & Incentive Travel’s Most Influential Women in the Meeting Industry for 2019; and PeopleMaven’s Up-and-Coming Founders and Top Wedding Planners in the United States. Martha Stewart recognised her event designs as one of the top trends for 2018, and she is an exclusive invitee to Vanity Fair’s 2019 New Establishment Summit. In 2019 alone, she secured over $1 million in corporate-sponsored travel to discover new destination wedding venues and trends. Her expertise has been published in over 100+ unique publications worldwide.