Via Forbes
By Roger Sands
February 22, 2019

Mastermind by Marriott is a peer-to-peer mentoring community. It is an investment we are making in the meetings industry. As an industry, we understand the deep value in face-to-face meetings and free-form discussion, and we thought it was time to extend that same value to our meeting planners themselves. My vision is to create an environment where meeting planners feel inspired, empowered and connected to a community who really has their back. I would love to see meeting planners fired up to try new things, embrace change and lead trends because now they have the resources to do so.

Conventions and meetings are big business for the hospitality industry. Spurred by rapid advancements in technology, hotels and convention centers are pulling out all the stops in their efforts to attract a coveted piece of the convention and meetings pie.

Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network (“CRN”) has just announced the future launch of Mastermind: a peer-to-peer community for meeting planners. In March 2019, the digital platform will debut with a goal to help planners feel connected, empowered and inspired while building new skills and meaningful long-term relationships.

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