Join us on September 19th at 12:15 PM for a virtual event hosted by ILEA-NCC, "Thriving Through Anything: Discover the Latest Trends, Tips, and Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Business!" Our expert speakers, Scott Streeter from Travel SF and Pilar Mustafa from Terramar, will provide valuable insights on how to navigate the current economic climate and recession-proof your business.

In this event, you will learn about the latest trends, tips, and strategies that will help your business not only survive but thrive during tough times.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and network with other professionals in the events industry. Register now and join us for an informative session on how to succeed in today's challenging economic environment.

This event is free for members but you MUST register to receive the Zoom link! 

Date & Time
September 19th, 2023
12:15PM - 1:15PM
Speaker Intros
Speakers to begin on time so be sure to sign in early so you don't miss a thing!
12:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Thriving Through Anything: Discover the Latest Trends, Tips, and Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Business!
1:00 PM
Have any juicy questions for our panel? Now's the perfect time to ask away!
1:15 PM
Event Concludes
Thank you for joining us! 
Pilar Mustafa

Terramar DMC
Director of Sales, Napa & Sonoma
Pilar has 20 years of professional event experience ranging from corporate planning and production in Texas and New York to luxury winery event and wedding planning throughout Napa and Sonoma for the past 13 years. Her favorite things include a really amazing cup of coffee, making lists (with a pretty gold pen, of course), and seeking out the best glass of Pinot Noir in Northern CA wine country.

Ame Hernandez

Sr. Events Program Manager

As a Senior Events Program Manager at LinkedIn, Ame develops event strategies and plans & produces large-scale events that aim to improve diversity and inclusion in the tech space. With over 10 years of experience in the events industry ranging from non-profit, tech, and weddings, Ame has developed a passion for creating memorable and meaningful experiences that connect people and inspire action.
In addition to her role at LinkedIn, she also owns a small business called Amersive Events and is a Past President of the ILEA Northern California Chapter.
Scott Streeter

San Francisco Travel Association
Vice President, Global Partnerships
Native San Franciscan and destination marketing specialist with over 10 years of partnership experience specializing in brand relationships, community relations, and revenue growth.

Program Director, Economic Development
Ms. Mataka comes to SFHDC after serving as a Project Manager at En2action, a community and economic development nonprofit with a history of providing technical assistance, community engagement, and capacity-building services to small businesses and merchant groups in the Fillmore, and City-wide. Previously, Ms. Mataka was the Development and Communications Manager at La Cocina, a nonprofit culinary incubator supporting racial, gender, and economic equity. Ms. Mataka was raised by a single mother in a family that struggled with substance abuse, incarceration, and poverty. She cares deeply about improving working class families' ability to move up the economic ladder, and creating economic opportunities for communities of color who are disproportionately affected by our nation's staggering income inequality.
Q: Will there be time for networking?
A: Not this time! We expect to start promptly at 12:15PM So we can soak in all of the knowledge from our speakers!

Q: Is this event free for members?
A: Yes! ​​​​

Q: How will we sign on for the virtual event?
A: We will send a Zoom link prior to the event! Please make sure you're logged in and your Zoom is updated so you don't miss anything!

Q: Do I have to be a member to attend?
A: No! You can purchase tickets to attend here!
Who's Coming?
Need any accommodations, please contact us at [email protected]

Need help attending this program? We understand that our community's financial situations may differ during this time. We are here for you. If you need financial assistance to attend this event, please contact [email protected].

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