Golfers from across the US spent an exciting day of golf at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, CA. The tournament began at noon with the popular Tiger/Phil Closest to the Hole competition and raising funds for the IAEE National DE&I Scholarship. An 18-hole scramble followed with golfers and non-golfers enjoying a cocktail reception filled with raffle prizes and a silent auction benefitting the California Family Life Center.
Guests from Las Vegas and Southern California participated in not one, not two, but three exciting tours in one afternoon! Starting with the LVCC Loop at LVCC North Convention Center, guests rode took a Tesla to the West Hall for a tour of the LVCC Expansion. Afterwards, there was a hosted walk through of InfoComm. The afternoon ended with a networking experience at the Renaissance Hotel.
Panelists from the hospitality industry, including sports, entertainment, events, trade shows, and weddings shared their insights to a room filled with students enrolled in UNLV's William F. Harrah Hospitality College program and event professionals. Afterwards, the group enjoyed a fun gamified networking experience on the beautiful Hospitality Hall patio overlooking the Las Vegas Strip.
In the first Educational of 2022, Robyn Davis of Exhibitors WINH LLC and winner of the 2021 Bob Dallmeyer Educator of the Year award, shared the 5 phases of the exhibitor journey, identified a variety of communication mediums and methods to make messaging resonate, and 10+ topics to empower exhibitors to use every opportunity show organizers and suppliers provide.
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Following careful deliberation and months of monitoring national, state, and local health directives, the SWIAEE board decided to move forward with the 32nd Annual golf tournament at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, CA. While golfers were on the links, non-golfers participated in a light fitness program and Cornhole Tournament. Click the link to go to the full press release.
Lori Jenks, DES, moderated an enlightening conversation with Jackie James and Dana Hicks, Show Directors of World of Concrete and TISE respectively, the first two large-scale B2B events to trade in Las Vegas the first half of June. Discussion included exhibitor and attendee response, working with vendors and suppliers who are also ramping up, and planning trade shows in the months ahead.
Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers hosted a tour of Las Vegas Market and toast the future with IAEE!
A lively and informative discussion with executives representing four of California's largest convention centers and the Exhibitions and Conference Alliance.
Chef Thomas Griese of the critically acclaimed JING in Las Vegas, NV took us on a cooking adventure sharing with the viewers a ginger vinaigrette salad and a Dan Miso marinade cod. SWIAEE Board Member Steve Walker made a surprise appearance and shared the latest news on the progress of in-person events in Las Vegas.
The Southwest and Northern California chapters of IAEE collaborated on this Fall inspired social meet-up. Bouchaine Winery hosted a virtual wine tasting, Brazilian Jazz pianist Stephanie Orez serenaded us, and Chef Lisa Cameron stirred up an incredible galette just in time for Thanksgiving.
Dawn Rasmussen, CMP, shared strategies and tips to freshen up our LinkedIn profiles to attract new business contacts or land that next job. We learned how to customize our profile ID, write an eye-catching headline, and use keywords to get indexed on search engines