August 2018


Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Eric Klein Shares Insights on Culinary Wellness

Take one look at a delightful dish crafted or co-crafted by Eric Klein, vice president of culinary for the famed Wolfgang Puck Catering (WPC) and former executive chef at Spago Las Vegas, and “simple” is hardly the word that comes to mind. More like “complex,” maybe even “fantastical.”

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Coastal Adventures Await Thrill-Seeking Attendees

Yes, cageless shark diving is a thing. As is moonlight ziplining and skateboarding on water, aka flyboarding. All around North America, the variety of coastal adventures available to groups offers intriguing diversions from the confines of a meeting room.

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Puppy Love: A Story of Loss, and Being Found, on the Conference Floor

After finding herself tasked with planning a portion of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers' 2018 Annual Member Meeting, Jill A. Notini turned to Lulubelle Animal Rescue and brought in some adorable puppies!

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Key Association Meeting Trends to Leverage

SmithBucklin Events Director Benjamin Rabe shares his essential assocation meeting trends and tips.

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Washington Brings the Fun With Nighttime Activities

Entertaining outings and team-bonding opportunities are available throughout Washington for groups interested in a fun evening away from the convention center or host hotel. Among the possibilities? Everything from escape rooms and group dining to laser tag, mixology classes and bioluminescent sea kayaking will positively punctuate a day of meetings in the Evergreen State.

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Michael Goodman Satisfies Refined Palates at Four Seasons Las Vegas

Satisfying the refined tastes of a worldly clientele has been a daily occurrence for Michael Goodman, executive chef of the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, a 30-year veteran of the top-shelf luxury brand in locations stretching across the globe.

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Shattering Conventions: The Nerds Come Out at Night

When I first agreed to speak at Nerd Nite East Bay in Oakland, California, I thought I could get away with reading an especially gnarly passage from the book version of Shattering Conventions, crack a couple of jokes and answer a question or two. I was totally wrong about this.

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Sheraton Hotels Debuts New Brand Vision in NYC

Marriott International unveiled a new vision for Sheraton Hotels and Resorts. The brand announced its new look will transform the lobby and public areas into gathering places for locals and guests.

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Teneo Identifies 6 Major Concerns on Planners’ Minds

Teneo Hospitality Group identified the top concerns and trends within the meetings industry so far in 2018, according to its recent poll of planners in the U.S. The results presented by Teneo identify budgets, quality control, cost and reliability of audiovisual and technical services, security of content and the challenges of meeting increasingly complex dietary demands as the most prominent concerns of planners.

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