2019 Suppliers of the Year: Rising Star

Nani Almanza

Visitor Services Manager, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Definition of Hospitality
Experiential, Responsible, Community

Why I Get Up in the Morning
I have the opportunity to not only inform planners of the multitude of things to do, services, and venues in our destination, but to also inspire them to build an experience for attendees unlike any other, using Monterey County’s distinctive geographic beauty and unique intellectual capital.

Proudest Achievement
Being recognized as one of Destinations International’s 30 Under 30 for 2019, receiving a scholarship to attend the Destinations International Annual Convention in St. Louis this past July, and getting the unique opportunity to perform in the very first DI house band on opening night!

Nani was nominated by Destinations International.

Alison Heathcote

Project Manager, Personify

Definition of Hospitality
Generous, Passionate, Esteemed

Why I Get Up in the Morning
As a past event planner myself, I love when I can work with my clients using Personify’s tools to come up with the most efficient and effective workflow for their shows and therefore give them the most help and time back so they can continue to make their shows great.

Proudest Achievement 
Leveraging event experience to help the director of exhibitions manage two weeks of shows at South by Southwest, dealing with whatever inevitably came up.

Alison was nominated by IAEE.

See the rest of the 2019 Suppliers of the Year

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