Special Events

Special Events News Briefs for May 5, 2010

Speak up Your colleagues will tell you: “There is nothing more compelling than sharing and learning from my peers, and presenting at The Special Event provides me that opportunity,” says Harith Wickrema, president of Harith Productions. Frank Andonoplas, MBC, owner/designer of Frank Event Design, agrees: “The Special Event allows me to give back to the event community, inspire others and see others succeed.” You can get all the benefits of being a speaker—but only if you speak. Submit your speaker proposal for The Special Event 2011 by clicking here

Arizona industry gets support Arizona events and meetings are getting support from hospitality industry leaders, including the U.S. Travel Association, which has called for an end to the convention boycott staged in response to the controversial new immigration law. Our sister publications—MeetingsNet—has the full story; click here for more …

Rotten tomato prices Think you're paying too much for tomato products? You're probably right. U.S. authorities filed felony charges last week against a major California tomato processor, charging that it and others fixed or rigged prices on tomato products sold to major U.S. processors. According to the Los Angeles Times, the feds are ramping up scrutiny of the food sector out of concern that an increasingly consolidated food industry is driving up prices.

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