02 | How Next-Gen meeting planners managed a non-event 2020 and what’s ahead

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Hospitality event planners were rocked and shocked in 2020 as they watched the rapid spread of COVID-19 devastate the meetings industry. In Episode 2 of NextGen in Lodging podcast co-host Omari Head leads a conversation with Mike “Orie” Mosley, a multicultural event planner and DJ, and Airlia Perez, a meeting planner focused on business retention and loyalty. The young professionals tell of their biggest challenges and how they’ve found inspiration to keep moving forward toward business recovery in 2021 and beyond.

Mosley is a publisher and influencer marketing manager at Mirror Digital and a DJ and creative director for Afrotrak. His passion is producing multicultural experiences that bring people to together through music, food and sports.

Perez is associate marketing manager of retention and loyalty at Hiscox Insurance, a small-business insurer where she plans events to drive business growth. She’s also a weekend warrior in event planning at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and the USL’s Atlanta United FC.

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