• 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>
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    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>
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    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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    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. 

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