• Event Snapshots: MPIGNY’s 32nd Annual Auction & Mixology Madness

     
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    1. The stage is set! 

  • Event Snapshots: MPIGNY’s 32nd Annual Auction & Mixology Madness

     
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    2. Perusing the auction items. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPIGNY’s 32nd Annual Auction & Mixology Madness

     
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    3. Beth Berry-Laurelia and Beth Shafer. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPIGNY’s 32nd Annual Auction & Mixology Madness

     
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    4. Kyle Tingley. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPIGNY’s 32nd Annual Auction & Mixology Madness

     
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    5. Carol Malinky, Kerry McMahon, Jennifer Cancro-Caputo and Stephanie Zapata. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPIGNY’s 32nd Annual Auction & Mixology Madness

     
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    6. Ana Madden, Jim Dietz and Patricia Mescall. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPIGNY’s 32nd Annual Auction & Mixology Madness

     
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    7. Shannon Shepard, Samantha Nash, Dhara Brahmbhatt, Christina Leamer, Sherrin Thomas and Alex Teran. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPIGNY’s 32nd Annual Auction & Mixology Madness

     
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    8. Gabrielle Donchez and Matt Schechter. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPIGNY’s 32nd Annual Auction & Mixology Madness

     
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    9. A sampling of the stations. 

MPI Greater New York held its 32nd Annual Auction & Mixology Madness on Nov. 7, 2017. The event was held at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square. Despite the downpour, crowds came out to sip and sample from seven vendors competing for the best cocktail as well as bid on a wide variety of silent auction items ranging from gift baskets to hotel stays. Northeast Meetings + Events was a competitor and featured a cocktail blending apple cider, vodka and Fireball for a fiery kick. 

At the end of 2017, the NYC & Company 17th Annual Visionaries & Voices Gala was held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. The annual event celebrates iconic individuals and institutions that embody the vibrancy and vitality of New York City. The 2017 event honored “The Greatest Showman,” a new film from 20th Century Fox; SPE Partners and the new National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey; and the NFL and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group for the new NFL Experience Times Square.

 

Nearly 500 people from Illinois and the greater Midwest gathered at the stunning Palmer House Hilton Feb. 26-28 for the annual Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. During the three-day event, attendees had the chance to hear from key industry officials, including an opening keynote from Carroll Rheem, vice president of research for Brand USA; a luncheon talk on crisis management and tourism security from Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, founder and president of Tourism & More; and an address by Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, at the closing breakfast.