The event industry is constantly changing. We stay relevant through networking with event industry partners — really keeping our hands in the industry, observing what trends are emerging...”


Elizabeth Panciera has a wide range of industry experience working in event and meeting management. Her experiential background encompasses destination management, corporate team building development, incentive planning, sales/sponsorships, and marketing. The focus of her research is sustainability in relationship to events and meetings.

Panciera earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hospitality Marketing and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sports, Entertainment, Event Management from Johnson & Wales University.

Panciera has served on the Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International (MPI), New England Chapter — most recently as Vice President of Membership. Her volunteer involvement includes serving on the events committee for FirstWorks, speaking on industry panels, and mentoring young women in the events industry.

Sample Courses

  • SEE 2020: Business Event Management
  • SEE 3160: Sponsorship, Sales and Relationship Management
  • SEE 3041: Special Event Protocol 


  • American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)
    Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)