Current Issue - September 2014

More than ever in the global marketplace, you can’t afford to be naive about food and wine—the international currency for connection. What you serve at events should be seen as part of your company or organization’s brand-development strategy, says Eddie Osterland, the first American to attain the prestigious title of Master Sommelier. In our cover story, Osterland offers just a small sample of the delectable F&B advice he’ll be pouring out at the upcoming Smart Meeting at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona.

Other highlights from the September issue include a preview of IMEX America, feature stories on green meetings and sports venues, and an update on Hilton Worldwide’s latest developments. Readers will learn about how technology is making it easier than ever to rent event space and sell hotel block, as well as what Vienna, Greater Orlando, Mexico City, Denver and other great destinations have to offer.

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