Creating a Return to Live Events Playbook: KPMG

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Overview

KPMG’s Future Meeting Playbook (FMP) provides their event teams of 60+ professionals with a standardized roadmap to produce over 3,000 events, with a 267% increase in their virtual events. 

This on-demand video breaks down KPMG’s planning methodology to return to live events, including strategies to manage expectations, train teams, and communicate decisions regarding virtual, hybrid, and in-person meetings to stakeholders, attendees, and vendors.   

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain knowledge of how future planning strategies increase stakeholder “buy-in,” streamline communications, increase planning time, and decrease rework
  • Develop a staged approach to returning to in-person events, including KPMG’s 4-stage approach, identifying if an in-person meeting is a right choice and planning for the future
  • Identify what to include in your “green light” checklists

Course Information

Estimated Time: 12 mins

CMP Credit Hours:

Eleni C. Thomas

Eleni Thomas is a Director of Strategic Event Delivery with KPMG’s Events & Meetings (E&M) organization. Eleni has over 15 years of strategic meeting & event management, team leadership and stakeholder relationship experience. Prior to joining KPMG, she managed the events team for international law firm, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP.  

At Weil, Eleni created memorable event experiences that focused on relationship development and left impactful impressions with internal and external clients. She brought that experience with her to KPMG where she leads a team of 30 meeting professionals dedicated to learning programs, Alumni, Community Impact as well as oversight of the Meeting Planning Team which supports all firm event types. In her role she serves as Executive Sponsor to KPMG’s Onboarding and Training Board.

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Gayle Majeski, CMP

Gayle Majeski is a Director of Strategic Event Delivery with KPMG’s Events & Meetings (E&M) organization and leads a team of 30 meeting professionals dedicated to clients & markets, leadership, strategic alliances & executive education events. In her role she serves as Executive Sponsor to KPMG’s E&M Employee Process Council and Mentoring Committee.

Gayle has over 20 years of strategic meeting & event management, team leadership and stakeholder relationship experience. Prior to joining KPMG, she oversaw global events at multinational law firm Baker McKenzie. While there, Gayle made great strides to elevate her team’s profile and innovate to improve operational efficiencies. The firm recognized her positive impact with awards in client service. She has also held roles with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Dade Behring, the Bank Administration Institute and McDermott Will & Emery. 

She is a Certified Meeting Professional, has served on the Meeting Professionals International, Chicago Area Chapter Board of Directors and has held other leadership positions within the organization. 

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