Webinar: Making Your In-House Event Team Indispensable


As we head into 2023, leaders of in-house event teams face many headwinds, including a looming recession, talent shortages, rising costs, reductions in business travel, and the ongoing challenge of proving event R.O.I. in a rapidly shifting environment.

As companies scrutinize costs and consider layoffs, it’s critical for in-house teams to prove the value of their departments to senior stakeholders.

In this webinar, a seasoned panel of heads of corporate events will discuss these challenges and share solutions for positioning their teams as trusted advisors, making them indispensable to their organizations’ success.

Learning Outcomes

In this webinar you will learn to:

  • Nurture and develop a strong and resilient team
  • Prove your team’s value to in-house stakeholders
  • Hone an innovative & entrepreneurial mindset
  • Become trusted advisors and not order takers

Course Information

Estimated Time: 1:30

Speaker: Howard Givner Headshot

Howard Givner

With over 20 years of industry experience, Howard is a widely recognized expert and innovator in the field of special events, meetings and small business growth strategy. Howard is the Founder and Executive Director of the Event Leadership Institute, provider of best-in-class training and education for the events industry, through online, on-demand video classes, interviews with industry leaders, white papers, webinars and live events.

Howard is the founder of Paint The Town Red, Inc., and the former CEO of North America for Global Events Group, the 13th largest event agency in the world, which acquired Paint The Town Red in 2008. During his tenure the company won over 30 industry awards. He is a Past President of the ILEA (International Live Events Associate) NY Metro Chapter; has served on the board of directors of MPI (Meeting Professionals International) Greater NY Chapter as VP of Education; has served on the Advisory Board of Special Events Magazine; been a judge of the Gala Awards & HSMAI’s Adrian Awards.

He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on a wide range of topics. He currently writes the monthly In Business column for Event Solutions magazine. He has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, National Public Radio, ABC News, The Apprentice, and USA Today, in addition to numerous trade media.

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Tammy Kockaya

Tammy Kockaya, CMP, CMM, is the Chief Strategy & Growth Officer with the Event Leadership Institute, the premier education and professional development provider for event professionals. She has been a leader in the events industry for 20+ years as an in-house corporate event professional, from her start as a meeting planner with CEB (now Gartner) to leading a 20+ team of meeting and event professionals with KPMG LLP. Before the events industry, Tammy worked in higher education as student affairs professional with the University of Maryland College Park. As a result, she has a depth of experience driving complex projects and strategic initiatives, developing relationships with stakeholders and vendors, and developing talent.

Tammy joined the Event Leadership Institute in January 2021 as a freelance consultant executing on projects and initiatives, developing strategic partnerships, and building the business development function. In addition, she hosts and moderates panel discussions for the monthly webinars and has been engaged in developing new curricula and educational offerings for ELI.

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