Lisa Perrin welcomes guests
MeetingsNet sales representative and Las Vegas Corporate Invitational director Lisa Perrin welcomes guests to the event.
Westgate's Michael Luther
Michael Luther, vice president of hotel sales for the Westgate Resort, takes the stage.
Westgate's David Siegel
David Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, welcomes guests to the property and shares the hotel's philosophy of excellent service.
Kellie Hanley of AWG
Kicking off the panel, Kellie Hanley--president of AWG Destination Services and FabLab Event Laboratory of Las Vegas--takes the stage to review the essential elements of inspiration, innovation, integration and immersion.
The magic of projection mapping
Hanley presents stunning examples of tech innovations such as projection mapping and LED photo activations.
Hanley on entertainment
Hanley also stresses the importance of using innovative entertainers who engage the audience with dazzling performances.
MGM Grand's Gregg Herning
Herning on 'Stay Well'
Herning shares the astonishing impact of the "wellness" trend, a $2 trillion industry that is shaping the hotel experience.
He outlines MGM's "Stay Well" initiative, which covers scores of touch points--from food to air quality to ergonomic furniture--affecting the guest experience.
Go beyond the ballroom
Herning also urges attendees to consider alternative spaces for events, going beyond the ballroom.
Marvin Dickerson of 100 Black Men of America
Patti Shock on food trends
Patti Shock, CPCE, CHT, professor emeritus at UNVL, shares fun food trends--from edible centerpieces to snow cone stations to apple tastings.
Shock shocks attendees
Shock entertains both the audience and the panel with her take on the emerging role of marijuana--like it or not--at events and meetings.
Let's be blunt
Attendees take images of Shock's presentation--including the "weed at weddings" shot.
Lisa Hurley share event trends
The event 'hero'
Hurley notes big trends including incorporating technology, the importance of guest interaction, and making the brand the "hero" of the event.