ABOUT MEET VIRTUALLY
Who we are
Meet Virtually is a digital experiential events agency connecting consumers and corporations with exclusive experiences from around the world. They focus on corporate groups and are able to execute strategic and seamless virtual gatherings, meetings and events of all sizes. As an extension of Myght Travel Network and accredited by the American Society of Travel Advisors, their knowledgeable Virtual Experience Concierge team offers full-service digital events consultation.
Experience Design &
Engagement Tools & Experiences
Leaders Within The Travel, Corporate Meetings
& Live Events Industry.
Our mission and vision are simple, to revitalize the virtual experience and strengthen the human connection.
Michael is fully invested in the Events Industry. That’s what brought him to New York City from his home in Boston 6 years ago. He spent the first part of his career in New York working for one of the country’s top event designers as Business Development Manager. He transitioned to the Wildlife Conservation Society where he led a team hosting corporate events at the Central Park Zoo. Today, Michael finds himself back in the design world with ZAK Events as their Manager of Business Development.
Michael has been involved with the International Live Events Association, ILEA NY-Metro Chapter for 5 years now and has been serving on the board as an officer on the Communications Committee. In June, he will be promoted to serve as Vice President of Communications.
In 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic, Michael saw an influx of online live virtual events for the Live Events Industry and an associated need. As a result, he co-founded CueScape, an online directory of live virtual events for the events community. His mission is to cultivate the best virtual experiences through this partnership for Meet Virtually’s customers.
Travis has over a decade of experience in the meetings and events industry. He focused his career in global hotel sales and corporate meetings and events. By the age of 30, he had traveled to over 20 countries across 6 continents. His wanderlust is not ending anytime soon - especially in the digital world.
With the rapid adaptation of virtual meeting technology - his goal is to connect people from around the world through meaningful virtual experiences.
Drawing on his knowledge of the meetings industry as a planner and supplier, Travis co-founded Meet Virtually to bring the experience of being in a destination to life in the virtual world.
He is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) through the Convention Industry Council and is an active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), International Live Events Association (ILEA), Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and currently serves on the MPI Greater New York Board of Directors.
Javier Valdez is a serial entrepreneur, and current founder and CEO of Myght Travel Network, Inc., a travel consulting company and host agency focused on creating socially and environmentally responsible travel experiences and supporting new travel agency entrepreneurs with a focus on sustainability.
Javier founded Myght on the belief that thoughtful partnerships between socially conscious organizations, professionals and travelers have the power to transform the tourism industry into a force for good.
Before founding Myght and co-founding Meet Virtually, Javier spent over 10 years working at a global hotel chain and gained experience in operations, revenue and sales, and event management. He holds a bachelors degree in Tourism and Business Management from Arizona State.
In addition to creating positive change in the tourism industry, Javier is passionate about giving back to his local community. Javier understands the life-changing power of education and travel, therefore dedicates a portion of Myght’s time to support youth travel-focused non-profit initiatives. Javier is also a supporter and board member of FLYTE, a youth travel nonprofit.
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