7 Event F&B and design trends and a new
app that tracks attendee behavior
8 Top Chefs // Roy Ellamar, Executive
Chef, Harvest at Bellagio, Las Vegas
10 Movers & Shakers // Kiki L'Italien, a
career tip and who's going where
11 Making a Difference // The business
of philanthropy is a way of life for
CSRConnections' Tammy Runzler
12 Incentivize! // Gifts and products for
planners you can win!
154 Shattering Conventions // Mutants on
trial at San Diego Comic Fest
14 // Top of Mind
By Lori Tenny
Deepak Chopra deciphers well-being and the
many benefits of incorporating it into meetings
agendas and meeting planners' lives.
18 // The 'Art' of Hospitality
By Jeff Heilman
It's getting hard to distinguish luxury hotels
from fine-art museums, as upscale properties
and even entire brands embrace the aesthetic.
24 // Site Selection: Best Practices
By Edward Schmidt Jr.
Four planner pros share must-know tips for
choosing the right venue, from AV and Internet
to group demographics and site visit strategies.
27 // Going Local
By Maria Lenhart
New and expanded convention centers
are celebrating a connection with their
communities instead of shutting them out.
DEEPAK CHOPRA LEADS A MEDITATION AT LAKE NONA IMPACT FORUM, ORLANDO
SOARING IN THE CLOUDS,
AVENIDA HOUSTON ART EXHIBIT
21C MUSEUM HOTEL, OKLAHOMA CITY
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