• Event Snapshots: MPISCC Hosts Its Annual Gala at The Beverly Hilton

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Hosts Its Annual Gala at The Beverly Hilton

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Hosts Its Annual Gala at The Beverly Hilton

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Hosts Its Annual Gala at The Beverly Hilton

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Hosts Its Annual Gala at The Beverly Hilton

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Hosts Its Annual Gala at The Beverly Hilton

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Hosts Its Annual Gala at The Beverly Hilton

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Hosts Its Annual Gala at The Beverly Hilton

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Hosts Its Annual Gala at The Beverly Hilton

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

“Let’s give them something to talk about” was the theme when the Southern California Chapter of Meetings Professionals International (MPISCC) gathered at The Beverly Hilton on June 7 of their 2017 Board Installation & Awards Gala. The evening lived up to that message with entertainment by The Amani Experience and Hey Miser DJ, opera singer Kala Maxym, the band STADIUM, and a surprise performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. The threecourse dinner was complemented by pairings from Carmel’s award-winning Folktale Winery & Vineyards.

Perhaps your attendees have hopped on those electric bikes and e-scooters that are scattered all over metropolitan areas throughout California. That’s old news, no question. Yet it’s a sure bet they’ve never been on a Vintage Electric Cruz Bike, because only 250 of them ever have been made. Mad Dogs & Englishmen Bike Shop in Carmel has a fleet of these smile generators, as well as a fleet of knowledgeable guides to lead scenic group tours. 

 

 

The annual education luncheon and trade show of the Sacramento Sierra Nevada chapter of Meeting Professionals International brought out many fancy hats and the smaller accessories known as “fascinators,” a nod to the “Derby Days” theme. Held in the Clubhouse at the Cal Expo racetrack, the event’s bar served up mint juleps, another merry bow to the theme.

 

California is one of the most abundant agricultural regions in the world, but a startling number of residents aren’t always sure where their next meal will come from. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, one in eight Californians struggles with hunger. The situation is especially startling for children; one in five is food insecure.

Hunger is not a supply problem, it’s a logistics challenge. And the meetings and events industry is full of logistics-minded people who are in a position to chip away at it.