Join us for a planner panel and find out what planners are looking for from venues right now, when they expect in-person events to return, and what they are doing in the meantime. Gain insights that can help your restaurant, hotel, or unique venue get back to business for in-person events and ask the questions you’ve always wanted answers to!
Wednesday April 7, 2021, starting at 1:00 PM EDT
Moderator: Latha Youngren
VP of Marketing, Tripleseat
Kristi Allan, CMP
VP/Sr. Manager of Events, AllianceBernstein
Kristi started her career with AllianceBernstein back 2010 and currently plans and manages events across the US ranging from high-level executive meetings to multi-day conferences and top sales incentive trips. She takes great pride in bringing a vision to life, building relationships with clients and industry professionals and creating unique experiences for attendees. Kristi loves incorporating local elements to create authentic experiences through customized menus, local entertainment, and exceptional venues. Prior to working in events, Kristi has a background in paralegal studies and business administration. She is natural leader who is passionate about events, music, travel, making connections and giving back.
Mai Miller
Co-Founder + VP of Client Services, The New Normal
Event designer + producer creating once in a lifetime events for your brand, corporate team or social gathering. Powered by gratitude and relentless optimism. With over a decade of experience I have created unforgettable and unrepeatable events both nationally and internationally. I believe kindness is a superpower and that an exceptional event is the manifestation of curated and thoughtful collaboration. Designed Howard Stern's first ever virtual holiday party in 2020 and will continue to pivot with every curveball life throws us! Humbled and honored to be featured on The Gary Vee Audio Experience podcast, Hopskip newsletter, and Partyslate website.
Natalie Thomas
Co-Founder, MTG Hospitality
Since its establishment in 2015, MTG has managed over 300 conferences, events, and tradeshows. As an events and customer service firm specializing in full-service event management; including rental consultation for Great Falls National Historic Park in New Jersey, D.C. United’s Audi Field, James Madison’s Montpelier in Virginia, The Congressional Club; and management of two DC unique venues: The United States National Arboretum and D.C. Association of Realtor’s 1615 @ Dupont.

MTG is led by co-founder, Natalie Thomas. Natalie’s first events job was in 2004 coordinating Fox Entertainment Group’s DC events. Natalie serves on the Board of the largest association representing meeting professionals – MPI Potomac.
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