SFSU Students Learn from Medical Meetings Management Professional, Devon Shaw of Bright Meetings & Events

Devon Shaw, CMP and BME Partner teaches workshop on meetings and events career and industry choices to students at San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA, April 17, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Students of the San Francisco State University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Department (HTM) gained unique insider insights into the meetings and events industry on Wednesday, April 6 on the SFSU campus in San Francisco during a workshop led by medical meetings management professional, Devon Shaw.

Shaw’s workshop gave students a window out into the “real world” of meetings and event management; including the differences between corporate, association, and third-party arenas. The course focus was to educate students on the choices they will have as professionals and the challenges they will face as meeting planners.

Alexandra Capitolo, a sophomore HTM student at SFSU noted, “Our major lacks detailed courses in meeting planning, so Devon's workshop was incredibly beneficial to all of us.” Another student, Lindsey Gallo commented, “Every student left in awe of all of the new information we had just received and was excited about the information Devon gave us on how to get into the industry and stay informed.”

“I find it inspiring to work with these bright and eager students,” says Shaw. “The meetings industry is a huge part of the economy and the next generation of planners that are entering the workforce will play an important role as our industry continues to evolve.”

The students are scheduled to graduate in 2013 from SFSU’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Department program. The HTM offers an accredited Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management designed to provide study in a core of business foundation and professional hospitality management courses, and a choice of interdisciplinary elective emphases.

Devon Shaw, CMP is a founding partner at BME and a seasoned professional with extensive experience planning and executing meetings and events, both large and small. Her knowledge of corporate, association and medical and pharmaceutical meetings – along with her involvement in industry associations - brings a wealth of resources to the SFSU students as well as her clients at BME.

Bright Meetings & Events (BME) is a full-service meeting and event management company that specializes in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical industries.

For more information, please contact:

Bright Meetings & Events

Annette Hunter

Devon Shaw

Bright Meetings & Events is a full-service meeting and event management company that focuses on the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical industries.

Our expertise has been built through years of planning meetings in the health and wellness, bio-pharmaceutical, technology and educational arenas both in internal departments and as an external resource. BME’s strong focus on compliance issues assures our clients that their meetings will not only be within the letter, but the spirit of all regulatory guidelines.

Every meeting is a communication tool and a reflection of your company. The end result is just as important as the road that takes you there. That is why we are committed to ensuring that your business objectives are met every step of the way. We design innovative programs to fit your audience and keep you compliant with the latest regulations. Our focus is to deliver fresh and effective ideas that have the maximum impact at your events.

Bright Meetings & Events
Annette Hunter