8 Meetings with a twist, trends in small
meetings, setting world records and
simple ways to go green
11 Top Chefs // Mike Shetsky, SER Steak +
12 Movers & Shakers // Edward Harris
profile, a career tip and who's going
13 Making a Difference // Dianne Davis
helps ex-inmates adjust to a new life
14 Incentivize! // Gifts and products for
planners you can win!
102 Shattering Conventions // Zombie
Makeover Edition! 16 // In Balance: Renewing
By Lori Tenny
Four wellness-oriented resorts are ideal for
groups keen on unplugging and recharging.
18 // Meet and Repeat
By Fred Gebhart
SMERF groups continue to be a mainstay of the
meetings and conventions market.
20 // F&B: Trending Now
By Jeff Heilman
Four culinary gurus weigh in on sustainability,
experiential-driven dining and other hot topics
on the food and drink scene.
23 // Hitting the High Notes
By Carolyn Blackburn
Seven notable opera houses around the world
set the stage for stellar special events.
26 // Urban Resorts
By Maria Lenhart
From lazy-river swimming pools to rooftop
bars with fireplaces, resort-style amenities at
downtown properties aim to give attendees a
51 // Gateway to the Future
By Tyler Davidson
St. Louis is renovating its history while
bringing planners and attendees a vision of
the future through an innovation economy.
THE CITY MUSEUM,
CHUCK OCHELTREE, THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER,
PENDRY SAN DIEGO