Virtual Experiences Expert Panel Discussion

On June 22, 2020 SportsEvents and ConventionSouth, two of the most trusted resources for event planners, hosted a virtual panel discussion on the use of site visit/tour software and platforms to create virtual experiences for planners.

With the dramatic changes that have disrupted the event industry recently, it is more important than ever to provide planners with an alternative to in-person visits to make their location decisions. Virtual site visit/tour experiences will also be a real benefit to the event planning process in conjunction with in-person visits moving forward.

View the recording to gain valuable insights from our experts who provide advice on the options available, their applications and their benefits, along with destination/venue representatives who currently offer virtual experiences give their perspective on their use.

Speakers

Gordon Boyes CEO, @Concept3D

Based out of Colorado, Gordon has been with Concept3D for over 4 years overseeing the expansion not only into the hospitality, healthcare, and CVBs markets but the introduction of additional features and functionalities to create interactive digital experiences for onsite and marketing opportunities.

Robin Daniels, CMO @Matterport

Robin is CMO at Matterport where his responsibilities include all marketing, brand, communications and go-to-market initiatives to bring the Matterport vision to life across all channels. Before joining Matterport, Robin was CMO at WeWork. Prior to that, Robin held leadership positions at LinkedIn, Salesforce, and Box, and works with many start-ups as an advisor and mentor. Robin is passionate about the intersection of technology, the physical world, and community, and how they come together to create greater impact for the individual and for the world. Having spent two decades at cutting-edge tech companies across the US and Europe, Robin can often be found speaking or writing about leadership, technology, impact, and fulfilment. Robin was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he also went to school.

Daniel Kraus CEO, @Threshold 360

Daniel Kraus is an entrepreneur, published author, and CEO of Threshold 360. Daniel has previously held senior leadership positions at Microsoft, Nokia, and a range of successful startups, including two that he co-founded. Daniel holds a B.S. in Physics and M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University.

Stephanie Naegele, Vice President of Sales Operations @Visit Orlando

Stephanie Naegele is Vice President of Sales Operations for Visit Orlando. She has been with Visit Orlando since 2014. Stephanie provides leadership and overseas operations in the key areas of Business Development, Group Development team, Special Markets, Pharmaceutical, Corporate/Incentive and Intermediary Accounts to fulfil Visit Orlando’s mission to drive incremental visitation from a portfolio of different group markets.

Jennifer Rothman, International, Domestic & Sports Sales Manager @Discover Long Island

Jennifer Rothman joined the Discover Long Island team in 2006 as an Administrative Assistant. In 2008, Rothman began the role of Sports Development Manager. With a lifelong passion for sports, she has spent the past 12 years increasing Long Island’s awareness as a prime sporting event destination hosting events including Synchronized Swimming, USGA Golf Championships and NCAA Championships. Jennifer further enhanced her skills, taking over the International & Domestic travel and sales markets for Discover Long Island in 2019 while still contributing to sports development for the region. Rothman works with tour operators and agents across the world to generate increased long haul tourism to Long Island contributing to its $6 billion dollar yearly tourism economy.

Sponsors

Concept3D

Concept3D is an interactive map and virtual tour platform that works with companies to visualize their place in a three-dimensional world, believing that people solve problems by seeing them. As leading experts in 3D rendering and virtual reality, they incorporate wayfinding, data visualization, asset tracking, accessibility options, and planning tools into client’s maps and virtual tours. Concept3D has over 450 clients across, hospitality, higher education healthcare, municipalities, and telecom.

Matterport

Matterport is the leading 3D capture, collaboration, and sharing platform used by companies in more than 80 countries, including real estate, construction, architecture, hospitality, tourism, museums, and much more.

Threshold 360

Threshold 360 is an industry-leading Platform for virtual tour creation & delivery. With over 100 customers in the Travel and Hospitality markets, Threshold helps customers tell the story of their destinations, and dramatically increase online engagement and conversion.

Discover Long Island

Long Island is a year-round destination with easy access to New York City and diverse attractions from the famed beaches of the Hamptons, Fire Island and Jones Beach, to historic Gold Coast Mansions, award-winning vineyards, eclectic dining, boutique shopping and charming downtowns.

Visit Orlando

Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States and Theme Park Capital of the World®. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, Visit Orlando represents 1,200 member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida’s tourism community.