Gregg H. Talley, FASAE, CAE, of U.S.-based Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG), was recently named one of the Top 25 Influencers of the Meetings Industry by Northstar Meetings Group.
Selected by the editors of Meetings & Conventions magazine, the list features industry professionals who have exemplified creativity, innovation and leadership. For this year’s list, in the wake of Covid-19 and the increased awareness of racial injustice in the meetings industry, the editors chose leaders who responded to these challenges
with solutions for the greater good. These solutions included political action and creating new standards for virtual events.
As the President and CEO of TMG, Gregg Talley’s success relies on the consultative approach he uses with clients—that currently stands at 32 national and international associations. Talley believes associations need strategic partners, not administrators, particularly in the current climate.
Talley was also chair of the Board Congress Task Force for the 59th Annual Meeting of the International Congress and Convention Association, taking place in Taiwan this November and online. Talley was responsible for brainstorming with the board on the vision for this hybrid event, and then collaborating with the various stakeholders to deliver on the vision.
Talley is also past president of the World PCO Alliance. Founded in 2009, the World PCO Alliance provides leadership in meeting management through the delivery of streamlined and effective meetings around the globe.