On day one of IMEX America 2023, Smart Meetings TV Correspondent Mike Lyons caught up with several hospitality friends to find out what’s new.

This includes Frank Passanante, senior vice president of Hilton Worldwide; Nick Kopach, senior director of national event sales at Topgolf; Debbie McCune, director of sales and vice president for Travel Salem; Chrissie Bertch, general manager for Salem Convention Center; Kim Grewe-Powel, CEO of Oregon State Fair & Expo; Tony Yousfi, chief sales manager at The Venetian; and Michael Massari, chief sales officer for Caesars Entertainment.