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The Bondurant Consulting Difference:

Betsy Bondurant‚ CMM, CTE offers a unique 360° perspective with over 30 years industry expertise in hotel sales, meeting & trade show management, including 12 years of direct involvement in the discipline of Strategic Meetings Management. This diverse background positions Betsy uniquely for the successful development and delivery of projects in the indirect category of meetings, events and trade shows.

Betsy began her career in restaurants in 1977, transitioned into hotel sales and ultimately found her passion in meeting and trade show management. During her 15 year tenure at the world's largest biotech company, Betsy developed and implemented a pioneering corporate-wide strategic meeting management program. This experience also provided her deep insight into the regulations affecting the Life Sciences industry. In 2007, she moved from the corporate meeting world to consulting, much of which has been within procurement organizations. In addition to her current work with Fortune 500 companies, Betsy is considered a Subject Matter Expert in the area of Strategic Meetings Management Programs and as such, has authored many articles, developed educational content, and presented to audiences in North America, Europe and Asia.

Betsy holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has been an active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) since 1994; having served on many of international committees, as a member of the International Board of Directors and is currently the chair of the Knowledge Advisory Council. Betsy believes in giving back, and as a result has participated in a number of industry advisory boards, panels, and forums. In 2009, Betsy was one of the first to achieve MPI's Accredited Trainer designation. Betsy has been recognized as one of Business Travel News “Best Practitioners” and has been honored as one of Meeting News “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” and recently was awarded the 2010 MPI "Chairwoman's Award".

betsy@bondurantconsulting.com

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Where to find Betsy in 2012

In order to keep her 360° industry perspective cutting edge, Betsy participates in a spectrum of industry events each year that allow her to stay ahead of trends, share her expertise or simply give back. In 2012, you can find Betsy at:

  • PCMA - San Diego, CA January 8-12
  • MPI GCMBE II Training - Beijing, China February 18-22
  • MPI GCMBE II Training - Taipei, Taiwan February 24-28
  • Cvent Corporate Meetings Summit - Washington D.C. February 29 - March 2
  • CBI Pharmaceutical Meeting Management Forum - Orlando, FL March 25-28
  • Elite Meetings Alliance - Dallas, TX April 22-24
  • Lanyon Meeting - Phoenix, AZ May 22-24
  • AIBTM - Baltimore, MD June 19-21
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council Annual Conference - Orlando, FL June 19-21
  • GBTA convention - Boston, MA July 22-25
  • MPI World Education Conference - St. Louis, MO July 29-31
  • ASAE Annual Meeting - Dallas, TX August 11-14
  • GBTA Europe Conference - Budapest, Hungary September 19-21
  • IMEX America - Las Vegas, NV October 9-11
  • Site So Cal Holiday Auction  December 10-11
  • CBI West Coast Life Sciences Meeting Forum - San Diego, CA December 11-12