7 LGBTQ inclusion, Cvent’s top hotels and
outstanding outdoor design trends
9 Top Chefs // John Zaner, Executive
Chef, St. Anthony Hotel, San Antonio
10 Movers & Shakers // Who’s going
where and a profile of John H.
11 Making a Difference // Jim Spellos,
Meeting U.; Rock and Wrap It Up!
12 MPI WEC 2018 // Indy set an authentic
stage for a completely redesigned WEC
14 Meetings Today LIVE! MidAmerica //
St. Lou shined on many levels
126 Shattering Conventions // Bumping
Into Bots at the Maker Faire
20 // 2018 Meetings Trendsetters
By Meetings Today Staff
Our annual list of who makes the industry tick.
26 // The Gift of Fab
By Lori Tenny
From essential oils to nutritious cookbooks,
health-oriented amenities are a great way to
bring wellness into agendas.
28 // Big-Hearted in Indy
By Lori Tenny
MPI’s 2018 World Education Congress in
Indianapolis was a model for innovative ways
to give back through CSR initiatives.
32 // Cities to Watch
By Marlene Goldman
Planners share their top picks for evolving, up-and-coming U.S. destinations to consider for
40 // Resorts & Incentives:
By Kate Cripe
Authentic local offerings and wellness options
are among the most sought-after experiences in
2018, according to industry experts.
CSR INITIATIVE, MPI WEC 2018, INDIANAPOLIS
AERIAL YOGA, MIRAVAL TUCSON
MEETINGS TODAY LIVE! MIDAMERICA, ST. LOUIS