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    1. Renee and Eric Hirschhorn. 

    <p>1. Renee and Eric Hirschhorn.&nbsp;</p>
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    2. Al Lewis and Auna Hay. 

    <p>2. Al Lewis and Auna Hay.&nbsp;</p>
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    3. Jeff Crilley and Victoria Snee. 

    <p>3. Jeff Crilley and Victoria Snee.&nbsp;</p>
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    4. Siobhan Raies and Raquel Raies, The Macallan National Brand Ambassador. 

    <p>4. Siobhan Raies and Raquel Raies, The Macallan National Brand Ambassador.&nbsp;</p>
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    5. David Kim, Julie Hoang, Julie Kim and Hans Yoo. 

    <p>5. David Kim, Julie Hoang, Julie Kim and Hans Yoo.&nbsp;</p>
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    6. Jia Quing Wang and Gloria Wang. 

    <p>6. Jia Quing Wang and Gloria Wang.&nbsp;</p>
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    7. Fehmi Karahan, developer, president and CEO of The Karahan Companies; Terri Dolan, retired Marriott International executive; and Bob Bula, Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West general manager. 

    <p>7. Fehmi Karahan, developer, president and CEO of The Karahan Companies; Terri Dolan, retired Marriott International executive; and Bob Bula, Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West general manager.&nbsp;</p>
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    8. Rebecca Davis, Looney and Associates; Chris Judy, Plano artist; and Tori Knopp, Looney and Associates. 

    <p>8. Rebecca Davis, Looney and Associates; Chris Judy, Plano artist; and Tori Knopp, Looney and Associates.&nbsp;</p>
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    9. Sam Moon, owner and developer of the Renaissance Dallas at Legacy West Plano; and Sydney and Scott Wandsgans.

    <p>9. Sam Moon, owner and developer of the Renaissance Dallas at Legacy West Plano; and Sydney and Scott Wandsgans.</p>

The Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel celebrated its grand opening in September. The hotel includes 15 floors, 288 rooms, 16 suites, 19 meeting rooms and 30,000 square feet of ballroom and event space. Located next door to the newly developed Toyota Motors North America headquarters and the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, the hotel features a provocative and diverse collection of art that underscores its inventive West of Zen design theme. Through the hotel’s design, hotel owner and developer Sam Moon Group of the handbag and accessories empire, sought to honor the company’s Korean roots. The theme also extends a welcome to international guests traveling on business to the multinational corporations headquartered within the Legacy West corridor, and incorporates north Texas influences. 

Consumer behavior expert and author Shawna Suckow, CMP, shared her industry insights during the Meeting Planners International (MPI) Michigan Chapter’s annual Mid-Winter Symposium and Silent Auction in February.

Suckow’s “Meetings 3.0” session focused on the evolution of technology, culture and generations that have led to changes in what audiences now demand and how planners must react to those changes. Her afternoon presentation assessed event practices that need to be disregarded because many of them no longer effectively serve planners or their clients. shawnasuckow.com/blog

 

The 19th annual Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Educational Conference & Trade Show on March 12-13 was held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver and featured two days of networking, education and an expo. MIC of Colorado is a coalition of 13 professional organizations related to the meetings and events industry.

 

More than 500 representatives of the meetings and events industry gathered on March 11 at Mile High Station and Ironworks in Denver to celebrate the 13th annual Colorado Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers’ choice awards and Hall of Fame induction. Thank you to our event sponsors and partners!