Venues, caterers, restaurants and purveyors are helping get perfectly good food into the hands of those in need through We Don’t Waste.
How did Denver-based Catering by Design celebrate its 20th anniversary? Owners Cade and Ingrid Nagy’s answer was BASH 20, an allout, in-your-face culinary adventure held on March 24. The Catering by Design team and sister company, By Design Event Décor, created never-before-experienced food stations and decorative lounges that transformed Denver’s Mile High Station into a showcase of what’s new. A jerky gallery, elevated chandelier dessert buffet, 7-foot-tall rubber duck and threedimensional paint-bynumbers experience were among the many wonders of the night.
Meeting Professionals International, the official sponsor of Smart Monday, has added five new programs to the inaugural day of IMEX America.
Paws for a Break
MPI is teaming up with Love Dog Adventures—a Las Vegas animal-assisted therapy program. Designed as a stress-reducing activity, several dogs will be present during Smart Monday for attendees to cuddle with. These puppy sessions are quickly becoming a hot new trend and have been featured in a number of World Education Congresses. Puppy Cuddling is sponsored by Visit Norfolk.
Q&A With Event Director Jaime McAuley
The growth of Colorado’s Meetings week over the past eight years or so has been fun to watch. It’s a week of gathering during the magazine’s Best of Colorado readers’ choice awards party and the Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado’s Educational Conference and Trade Show. A lot of networking and business gets done over a three-day period in Denver, so it’s a win-win for everyone.
The MIC Educational Conference and Trade Show not only elevated attendance numbers, it showed how shaking up tradition can skyrocket energy and enthusiasm for all involved.
Do you have conferences you look forward to every year? Ones where you learn, see a lot of people you know in the industry, and have fun? That is a special combination and one that can almost guarantee planners decent attendance numbers. The two conferences I nearly always attend are the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference, held just a few days ago in Mt.
A stellar PAMPI event is just around the corner.
Taking place Aug. 19 at the Franklin Institute the “The Art of Connecting People” is free for PAMPI members and is sure to be an enlightening opportunity.
Jessica L. Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, president and chief connector, Seven Degrees Communications, LLC., will discuss ways in which to get people excited with volunteering and membership organization and how to maintain that enthusiasm.
Jillian Livingston had a special night to plan. Eclectic Hive, which she started just under three years ago, had a successful year and to celebrate Livingston wanted to throw an appreciation dinner for 40 of its top clients and collaborators. But how do you create an event to impress a roomful of industry professionals? Eclectic Hive managed to do so by going back to the basics and completely reinventing them.