Category Archives: Q&As

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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Q&A with Tania Armenta of Visit Albuquerque

Tania Armenta, President and CEO, Visit Albuquerque Education: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a journalism and mass communications, advertising and public relations degree Career: 19 years with Visit Albuquerque Affiliations: US Travel Association-Destinations Council, New Mexico Hospitality Association, Central Region Tourism Board Advice for Event Professionals: Blending unique cultural and outdoor experiences with meetings and…

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Have You Tried Injecting a Little Obscurity in Your Meeting?

Atlas Obscura takes over Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. Photo by Steven Acres. When was the last time you staged a meeting for 1,600 people in a cemetery at night? That is exactly what Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras did at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Participants, wielding maps of the 478-acre space, happened upon musical performances, readings,…

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