8 Pop goes the Marriott and 20 association
trends for 2017
9 Guinness World Records // Record-breaking meetings make their mark
10 Making a Difference // Allison Beers
donates her time to a variety of causes
11 Top Chefs // Chris Ferrier, The National
Conference Center, Leesburg, Va.
12 Movers & Shakers // David Kliman, a
career tip and who's going where
13 ICYMI // The Pearl, a hot San Francisco
venue, and Cvent's Reggie Aggarwal on
the Lanyon merger
14 Incentivize! // Gifts and products for
planners you can win!
146 Shattering Conventions // How much
is too munch? A forkful of fancy food
16 // Engaging, Eclectic and
By Jeff Heilman
Experiential and immersive events are key
elements in 2017 corporate meetings trends.
22 // Negotiate Like a Pro
By Fred Gebhart
Five experts share insights on mastering the art
of the hotel deal like a seasoned professional.
24 // Resort Rejunvation
By Maria Lenhart
Properties throughout the U.S. are increasingly
bringing the spa and other innovative paths to
well-being into the meetings agenda.
85 // Winning Ways
By Carolyn Blackburn
Chicago, home of the 2016 World Series
Champions, scores big with Wrigley Field and
other great sporting venues for off-site events.
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