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Saving the Live Events Industry

September 9, 2020

Saving The Live Events Industry

The live events industry is suffering. In this episode, host Reyna Caraveo and guest Tacy Infante of Meritage Events discuss the mission of the Live Events Coalition, how event professionals are coming together to produce powerful #emptyevents, and what you can do to support us in saving the live events industry.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The Live Events Coalition purpose, mission, and goals.
  • Local efforts of the Texas Live Events Coalition and #emptyevents.
  • Ways event professionals can be involved and continue to raise awareness.
    1. Write a letter to your elected officials
    2. Become a member of the Live Events Coalition
    3. Share efforts and about the Coalition on social media

Where to Follow and Join as a Member

Texas Live Events Coalition
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Website

National Live Events Coalition
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Website

About Our Guest:

Tacy Infante is Co-Owner & Vice President of Meritage Events with offices in Dallas and Austin, Texas. Tacy has been in the live events industry for over twenty years with clients flocking to her for her fresh perspective and bold vision. She has the innate ability to see both physical and virtual spaces as creative playgrounds and lives to craft memorable moments for both clients and attendees.

Now, more than ever, Tacy’s role in her company is vital. She leads the team’s strategic sales and marketing initiatives along with continuing education. Never intimidated, she is constantly on the lookout for the cutting edge and “trending”; embracing the shift to digital + hybrid meetings and quickly becoming a thought-leader in the industry.

Tacy has earned a number of awards from the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and Texas Meetings and Events Magazine and boasts the award for “Best Planner” in 2010 and 2015 from ILEA. Tacy is a member of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI), Austin DMC Roundtable, Texas Live Events Coalition and in involved in many local volunteer efforts.

Are you looking to grow your event team? Check out the latest episode about Opening the Doors for Entry Level Event Professionals.

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