Judy Payne is the Director of Meetings & Travel at GameStop, the largest video game retailer in the world. With 17+ years in events, she creates passion, excitement and education in over 50 events annually in the US and Canada. The SMM program expands across all event-genres from board meetings to incentives, and from conferences to comic cons.
While hosting roughly 12,000 multi-generational attendees, Judy’s objective is to excite, engage and empower her attendees throughout their award-winning events. From gamification to socialization, the event is fun and exciting – on a shoestring budget.
Judy manages the travel program and policies for a fortune 300 company to help reduce overall company costs and enforce compliance. While supporting a diverse leadership team, Judy defines programs to increase moral and align with business objectives each year.
Judy also sits on several Customer Advisory Boards, is a PCMA Gulf States Chapter board member, and speaks on industry topics at PCMA chapter events, Convening Leaders and Business Travel New events. Travel is a passion. She enjoys adventures with her family and finding the best restaurants across the US where ever she goes.
Show Accolades: “Mind-Blowing Set Design & Staging” by PCMA 2018. Nominated for 4 awards in 2014 including “Best Show”, “Best Corporate Meeting” and “Best Use of Social Media” by Expo Magazine in 2014. Named one of the “Top 25 Fast Growth Shows of 2013”. Awarded “Best Innovative Sponsorships” and nominated for “Best Interactive Exhibit” by Expo Magazine in 2013.
Professional Accolades: Winner of SPIN 40 over 40 for veteran planners 2018. Named “ChangeMaker 2015” by Meetings Net Magazine. Name Expo Elite by Expo Magazine in 2014.
A recent study has showed that Fortune 500 companies spend roughly 80% of the M&E spend on small meetings. The problem lies with the tools and determining ancillary costs to view the total spend of the event. The process is painstaking and time consuming. We’ll look to leaders for solutions and what companies have formed digital resolutions to solve your small meeting needs.
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Judy.