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Hilton Releases Educational Videos for Meeting Planners

Hilton Worldwide recently launched Hilton Elevated Discussions (HED Talks) to help meeting planners learn trends and best practices in the meetings world. The video series uses meeting industry professionals and travel industry influences as speakers to provide insights and ideas.

Notable speakers include Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association; Bernard Quancard, president and CEO of the Strategic Account Management Association; Deborah Sexton, president and CEO of the Professional Convention Management Association; Bobby Heard, association executive director at the American College of Emergency Physicians; and Marie Hunter, senior director, meetings, conferences and events for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

“Hilton takes pride in representing the most connected meeting, travel and business experiences, but it’s understanding what’s important to our customers and providing them with solutions, tools, insights and information that makes the difference,” said Mark Komine, senior vice president and head of sales for the Americas. “The HED Talks videos create an opportunity for planners and thought leaders to share peer-to-peer best practices, which isn’t being done by others in the industry.”

Planners can watch videos by browsing the four areas of focus: Building Connections, Driving Results, Creating Experiences and Doing It All Responsibly. Hilton will add more videos and focuses and new trends and best practices are identified.

HED Talks address the importance of face-to-face connections, as well as how planners can overcome the challenges of limited time and budgets to ensure a return on investment.

For more information on HED Talks or to view the series, visit