• Event Snapshots: IACC America’s Connect 2017

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    1. Rooftop mingling. 

  • Event Snapshots: IACC America’s Connect 2017

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    2. Eric Bracht, right, is the winner of the Award of Excellence; left, IACC-Americas president Sean Anderson.

  • Event Snapshots: IACC America’s Connect 2017

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    3. The Doris Sklar Scholarship Award is presented to Kate Blumenthal; right, Sean Anderson; left, Dr. Jukka Laitamaki. 

  • Event Snapshots: IACC America’s Connect 2017

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    4. Copper Skillet Junior winner Mary Palecek with Alex Cabanas, IACC president.

  • Event Snapshots: IACC America’s Connect 2017

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    5. The Global Distinguished Service Award was presented to TJ Fimmano; left, Alex Cabanas; right, Karen Fimmano. 

  • Event Snapshots: IACC America’s Connect 2017

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    6. Tom Cappucci, winner of the Mel Hosansky Award for Distinguished Service. 

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    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    7. Pyramid Award winner Cindy Novotny with Sean Anderson. 

IACC, the long-standing association that includes 375 small-to-midsized meeting venues worldwide, held its annual conference at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center on April 4-6. Highlights included the Global Copper Skillet, a Culinary Mystery Food & Beverage Tour, and an MPI Meeting Planner Workshop. During the IACC America’s Connect conference, IACC and MPI (Meeting Professionals International) announced that they have formed a fiveyear global partnership to share eventhosting and learning platforms, including education and research initiatives that will be presented at annual conferences, regional events and online. 

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On June 21, the MPI Southern California Chapter marked its 40th anniversary as members gathered for their annual installation gala at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. After a welcome reception in the Wetherly Garden, where cocktails were hosted by Mulholland Distilling and sparkling wine by South Coast Winery, guests moved into the ballroom for the awards program and dinner and the swearing in of the 2018-19 Board of Directors. The evening concluded with a lavish dessert reception in the Orchid Room.