Patrick Tuttle, Director of Joplin CVB
Tuesday, May 19 | Breakfast Keynote Session | 8:00am-9:15am
Eliminating Crisis in Event and Meeting Planning
This topic focuses on how to stay vigilant to the key elements of any planning effort – Time, Objective, Attendance, Limitations, Location and Conflicts. Participants will learn the Crisis Prevention Model which, when applied to event management, will help pinpoint areas where crisis will most likely occur so focused planning can save the day.
Patrick Tuttle is the director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau for the City of Joplin, Missouri. He started just weeks before the May 22, 2011 EF-5 tornado ripped through one-third of his community.
Patrick was in the United States Air Force for 20 years, where he served in the Office of Protocol at various command levels. This afforded him the opportunity to manage events on three continents and four countries.
He has been in events and meetings management nearly his entire life; certainly since 6th grade. He has been training and writing on the profession since retiring from the Air Force in 1995.
Prior to his current position with the City of Joplin he managed profit and not-for-profit events and taught employee development at a junior college.
On May 19, 2015, he will be presenting Eliminating Crisis in Meeting and Event Planning. In his own words, “These aren’t all the answers, but a great discussion of proven practices that will empower planners at all levels of expertise. We never want a Crisis to occur, but we must always be aware of its presence.”