Category Archives: Q&As

Q&A with Juan Vela, VP of Velas Resorts

We spoke to Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, to talk about how the hospitality fits into today’s fast-paced world, how to make events unique, and why events are so important to the hospitality industry.

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Q&A with David Bruce, Founder of Meeting Planners Unite

Meeting Planners Unite started as a reaction to Marriott International—and two months later, to Hilton Hotels & Resorts—when these hospitality giants cut third-party planner commissions. But it has already become so much more. We caught up with the founder just after he was wrapping up a conference call to ask a few questions, including where the industry goes next.

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She Really Means Business

When IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer saw the results of a survey IMEX conducted with the German magazine tw tagungswirtschaft last year about women in the event industry, she knew she had to do something.

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Las Vegas CVA Advocates for Expansion

Advocacy is a critical role for new Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Hill as he works with a reorganized executive team to manage a major expansion of the Convention Center District.

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Secrets from a Hotel Designer: Q&A with Barbara Best-Santos

Caesars Entertainment is redesigning 10,000 guest rooms in Las Vegas and thousands more in Atlantic City and across the rest of the country. At The Flamingo Las Vegas alone, $90 million is going to make 1,270 rooms glitter and shine like champagne with vibrant hues of gold and bright pops of flamingo pink. We asked Barbara Best-Santos, associate principal at Forrest Perkins, which managed the design of these rooms, how they determined what would greet visitors when they arrive for their next conference.

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Q&A with Mike Mason of etouches

Q&A with Mike Mason, Vice President of Sourcing and Hospitality Solutions, etouches Home: Orlando Education: Central Michigan University Accolades: Named “Visionary” in Smart Meetings 2016 Supplier of the Year Awards Affiliations: Served on ASAE board of directors and was a member of MPI marketing committee Prediction: “I don’t see meetings ever going away.” You have…

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