• calendar Thursday Talks
    April 8, 2021
  • clock 08:00 AM to 08:45 AM PST
    (11:00 AM to 11:45 AM ET)

Survive, Revive and Thrive in Hospitality & Entertainment Industry: Government Initiatives

How government initiatives can help the industry as it recovers from the impacts of the pandemic? In this webinar, a panel of experts will explore the ways in which government can contribute to industry resilience and recovery in these challenging times.

The webinar will cover many aspects such as:

  • Influence of government policies on the Hospitality & Entertainment industry
  • What steps the government can take to help the industry?
  • Need of an open dialogue between the public and private sectors



Patricia Olinger

Executive Director, GBAC (ISSA) linkedin

Ms. Patricia (Patty) Olinger is the Executive Director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. GBAC is recognized worldwide, as a leader in training, education, and certification for Biorisk management, Forensic Restoration ® , decontamination and infection/contamination control disciplines. GBAC is also the creator and administrator for the GBAC STAR TM facility accreditation program. A program designed to assist facilities, institutions, companies and governments to Prepare, Respond & Recover from events involving infectious diseases including pandemics. Patty has been involved with the development of international standards for biorisk management for over 20 years and is the current convener (team leader) for the ISO working group that developed the ISO standard for Biorisk Management, ISO 35001:2019.


Charles Pappas

Senior Writer, Exhibitor Magazine linkedin

Charles Pappas has covered the expo industry for Exhibitor Magazine since 2002 and is its defacto historian. Previously, he was the investigative reporter for Yahoo Internet Life, a columnist for Alexa.com, and a technology writer for Small Office Computing, Home Office Computing, and other publications. In the last few years his articles have won numerous national/regional ASBPE, MAGGIE, and TABBI awards. His previous books include “Flying Cars, Zombie Dogs, and Robot Overlords,” a probe of how world expos and trade fairs shaped history, and “One Giant Leap,” a look back at the inventions of the space race that changed lives on Earth.