• Event Snapshots: Pennsylvania M+E Best of 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
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    Marilyn Sukonick-Zeff and Nina Scimenes.

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    Maureen Hennessey and Sara Mainhart.

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    Rochelle Moneta and Kristen George.

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    Nick Pawlow, Todd Farally and Laila Ea.

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    The Spooky Nook crew took home three awards.

  • Event Snapshots: Pennsylvania M+E Best of 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

     
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    David Jackson and Aaron Duff.

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    Maureen Dee, Leah Marino and Ije Nwokomah.

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    Rich McCadden and LauraLee Wren.

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    Carolyn Muldoon, Sarah Anello and Sara Mainhart

The Pennsylvania Meetings + Events second annual Best of 2017 readers’ choice awards were held at The Fuge in Warminster on Oct. 4. The event was attended by 85 industry insiders who anxiously awaited the announcement of each category’s winners, selected online by the readers of the magazine. The Fuge, home to the centrifuge where the astronauts trained to adjust to the G-force of the rockets, played up its otherworldly theme with blue-and-white lighting and space-themed accents, including a bar tucked inside the base of the centrifuge.

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.