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Event Snapshots: The California Society of Association Executives Seasonal Spectacular

The California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE) staged Seasonal Spectacular, its annual trade show, in December at the Sacramento Convention Center. Members of the 1,200-person organization, the third-largest SAE in the nation, turned out in force to see what more than 200 exhibitors from throughout the state had to offer.

Event Snapshots: Riverside Convention Center Celebrates Reopening

After a 21-month, $43 million expansion and renovation, the Riverside Convention Center showcased its transformation with a gala preview for more than 1,000 guests at the end of February and a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 1. The convention center is almost entirely new, with an expanded main exhibit hall and 20 meeting rooms accommodating groups from 20 to 3,000. The center now has 65,000 square feet of usable indoor space, upper and lower concourses and an events plaza with nearly 15,000 square feet of outdoor space.

Event Snapshots: Tourism Confab

The Travel & Tourism Marketing Association and The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board gathered for a luncheon in January at The Garland Hotel in North Hollywood. Ernest Wooden Jr. president and CEO of LA Tourism, was the keynote speaker, delivering the welcome news that tourism is thriving in LA.

Event Snapshot: MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Fundraiser

The Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Chapter of Meeting Professionals International went “Under the Sea” for its first annual crab feed. The fundraising event was held January 21 at the Dante Club in Sacramento and attended by about 130 MPI members and guests.

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