September 2018


Civana and 1440 Multiversity Usher in a New Era of Well-Being for Attendees

Civana, set in the desert town of Carefree, Arizona, is the first sustainable wellness resort in Greater Phoenix/Scottsdale, while 1440 Multiversity is set amid the majestic redwoods of Scotts Valley, California, in Santa Cruz County.

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2018 Sustainable Events Trends: Zero Waste, Service Projects and Partner Collaboration

The ways in which events are becoming sustainable, sometimes to the goal of zero waste, are increasingly innovative and exciting.

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How IMEX America’s Smart Monday Is Advancing Meetings Education

Entering into its eighth year, IMEX America’s Smart Monday Powered by MPI delivers a full day of free education Oct. 15 available for registered IMEX America meeting planner attendees. The day focuses on the professional development that is critical for many planners to justify even getting out of the office to travel to Las Vegas to attend the Oct. 16-18 main event that focuses on buyer-supplier appointments. The two key MPI staffers who take a leading role conceptualizing Smart Monday are Lori Pugh, manager of global education and event production, and Jessie States, head of meeting innovation.

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ABCs of AV: Saving Big on Audiovisual Services

Meeting and event audiovisual is one of those things as an attendee you often don’t notice until it blows you away—or blows up a meeting when it doesn’t work. Following are some key observations by meeting planners and AV suppliers on how planners should enter the audiovisual void and negotiate with confidence, with an eye on the bottom line.

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Executive Chef Lyndon Honda Was Raised on Fusion Cuisine

Hawaii was fusion before fusion was cool. It’s long been a way of life on the Hawaiian Islands, which sit at the midway between East and West and showcase a truly multicultural society. “I blend a lot of styles,” said Oahu native Lyndon Honda, executive chef at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. “Hawaii’s been doing that fusion cuisine since the turn of the [last] century.

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Shattering Conventions: Cocktail Robotics Grand Challenge

At the Cocktail Robotics Grand Challenge kooky inventors and their booze-slinging bots compete for $1,000 in prizes, but the whole thing starts with a mechanized cocktail party. Can these robotic bartenders keep up with their human counterparts? Bob Calhoun investigates.

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Caesars Forum Conference Center Breaks Ground in Vegas

Caesars Entertainment broke ground on its $375 million, Caesars Forum conference center on Monday, July 16, during a ceremony for trade press, industry executives and Caesars staff members. The ceremony was also livestreamed by Caesars so that people could tune in from all over the world.

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