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.
SWIAEE had its first in-person meeting in 15-months. Hosted by International Market Centers, fifteen tradeshow organizers and suppliers toured The Expo at World Market Center with a reception following. Read what happened in a picture story on the SWIAEE blog: 15 Months Later, An In-Person Meet-Up (swiaee.com)
A lively and informative discussion with executives representing four of California's largest convention centers and the Exhibitions and Conference Alliance. Video recordings will be available soon.
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
This fun, interactive Social Meet-Up featured a global introduction to whiskys from world expert Mahesh Patel and event attendees were treated to live entertainment by Nashville-based Australian Carl Wockner.
In this Educational Meet-Up, Matthias Baur, Founder of Exhibitions Think Tank, discussed improving the trade show experience based on global group discoveries for the events industries.
James Beard Finalist Chef James Trees of Esther’s Kitchen (Las Vegas) prepared his favorite cocktail and afternoon snack LIVE at the June 2020 Social Meet-Up. Special guest Eric Gladstone of Feast of Friends and the Vegas Unstripped Food Festival joined the event.
The June 2020 Educational Meet-Up featured thought leaders with experience in developing successful hybrid events. They shared key insight into creating truly 365-day trade shows.
Chef Berrios of Mercato della Pescheria selected two of his favorite dishes from his repertoire of award winning cuisine and prepare it LIVE for the SWIAEE community at the May 2020 Social Meet-Up. Event attendees learned new recipes and asked questions directly to the chef.