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Betsy Bondurant

Bondurant Consulting


Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE offers a unique 360o perspective with over 30 years industry expertise in hotel sales, meeting & trade show management, and procurement, including 17 years of direct involvement in the discipline of Strategic Meetings Management (SMM). This diverse background positions Betsy uniquely for the successful development and delivery of projects in the category of meetings, events, and trade shows. Betsy began her career in food and beverage in 1977, transitioned into hotel sales and ultimately found her passion in meeting and trade show management. During her 15 year tenure at the world’s largest biotech company. Betsy developed and implemented a pioneering corporate-wide Strategic Meetings Management program. In 2007, she moved from the corporate meeting world into niche consulting, dedicated to providing unbiased appraisals and recommendations for SMM programs. In addition to her current work with Fortune 500 companies, Betsy is considered a Subject Matter Expert, and as such, has authored many articles, developed educational content, and presented to audiences in North America, Europe and Asia. Betsy holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has been an active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) since 1994; and has served as a member of the International Board of Directors. Betsy is also a volunteer leader in GBTA, PCMA and is a member of the Events Industry Council APEX Standards Committee. Additionally, Betsy has participated in many industry advisory boards, panels and forums. Bondurant Consulting has held a certification as a woman-owned business from Women’s Business Enterprise National Council since 2011, thus qualifying her as a diversity supplier. In 2016, Betsy was recognized as one of the Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry by Meetings and Conventions Magazine. Additionally, Betsy has been recognized as one of Business Travel News “Best Practitioners” and honored as one of Meeting News “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry”, and was awarded MPI “Chairwoman’s Award” in 2010.


Presenting on the following days:

Tuesday, June 5 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Strategic Meetings Management Refresh

Monday, June 4 | 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
IND in INDY: Independent and Third-Party Planners Summit