Published on : Saturday, March 30, 2019
Marriott International understands that events are big business for the hospitality industry. The largest hotel company in the world, intends to attract a piece of the coveted convention and meetings pie. Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network (CRN) has announced the upcoming launch of Mastermind, a peer-to-peer community for meeting planners.
Mastermind groups will consist of eight to ten meeting planner peers paired with a Marriott CRN executive as their mentor as well as a Marriott subject matter expert. In March 2019, the digital platform will debut and help planners feel connected, empowered and inspired while building new skills and meaningful long-term relationships. With a diverse portfolio of venues, Marriott is committed to collaborating with planners on the journey to innovate.
Mike Wainwright, Vice President of Sales, Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network said: “Meeting planners have the desire to push the envelope and inject creativity into meetings based on the changing demands of their customers”. They will debut new properties, offerings, experiences and tools to further enhance our dedication to planners.
Each month, the group will meet with a new Marriott expert according to the discussion topic. The Marriott mentor remains with the group, ensuring consistency and connection.
Mastermind planners will have direct individual access to experts and mentors as well as the digital Mastermind Lab, a live page where members can engage in conversation, pose questions and share content.