• Event Snapshots: IACC America’s Connect 2017

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    1. Rooftop mingling. 

    <p>1. Rooftop mingling.&nbsp;</p>
  • 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.

    <p>2. Eric Bracht, right, is the winner of the Award of Excellence; left, IACC-Americas president Sean Anderson.</p>
  • Event Snapshots: IACC America’s Connect 2017

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

    <p>3. The Doris Sklar Scholarship Award is presented to Kate Blumenthal; right, Sean Anderson; left, Dr. Jukka Laitamaki.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: IACC America’s Connect 2017

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

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

    <p>4. Copper Skillet Junior winner Mary Palecek with Alex Cabanas, IACC president.</p>
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    5. The Global Distinguished Service Award was presented to TJ Fimmano; left, Alex Cabanas; right, Karen Fimmano. 

    <p>5. The Global Distinguished Service Award was presented to TJ Fimmano; left, Alex Cabanas; right, Karen Fimmano.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: IACC America’s Connect 2017

     
    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

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

    <p>6. Tom Cappucci, winner of the Mel Hosansky Award for Distinguished Service.&nbsp;</p>
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    FROM THE Summer 2017 ISSUE
     

    7. Pyramid Award winner Cindy Novotny with Sean Anderson. 

    <p>7. Pyramid Award winner Cindy Novotny with Sean Anderson.&nbsp;</p>

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. 

California is officially out of its drought, thanks to a very rainy winter, and among the many wonderful benefits is a spectacular flower season. Nowhere is this more resplendently in view than at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. I recently spent a couple of gorgeous hours touring the 50 acres of the working farm that are devoted to the Tecolote Giant Ranunculus, also known as the Persian Buttercup or Ranunculus Asiatic.

 

Scott Hermes is bringing innovation and deep knowledge of the meetings industry to his new role.

 

This island oasis, just 22 miles from LA, is packed with amenities and adventures for unforgettable meetings.