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    1. Tim Carr, deputy director of operations, Meydenbauer Center. 

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    2. Michael McQuade, president, Emerging Sales Professionals Association. 

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    3. Artful demonstration of fidget creation. 

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    4. Julie DeWeese, senior sales manager, Oregon Convention Center. 

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    5. (Facing camera) Ginny Solomon, sales manager, Travel Tacoma. 

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    6. Joan Eisenstodt, Eisenstodt Associates, LLC - Meetings & Hospitality Consultant, facilitator and trainer. 

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    7. Emerging Sales Professionals Steering Committee: Tracy Thornton, Lynnwood Convention Center; Jane Kantor, Meydenbauer Center; Michael McQuade; Joan Eisenstodt; Julie DeWeese; Brent Grant, Washington State Convention Center; Ginny Solomon; Chris Gowe, Vancouver Convention Centre (BC); Joe Hammill, Seattle Center. 

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    8. Symposium lunch. 

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    9. Post-event reception.

This past May, the Emerging Sales Professionals Association (ESPA)—a Washington state nonprofit corporation that provides professional development training for sales staff from publicly owned convention and meeting venues—held its sixth Emerging Sales Professionals Symposium, ESP6, at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. ESPA members include sales professionals at all levels from convention and meeting venues in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The association organizes educational programs each fall and spring. For more information, contact Michael McQuade with the Washington State Convention Center at michael.mcquade@wscc.com.

The 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference took place on April 16-18 at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The three-day conference, hosted by former White House Director of Events Laura Schwartz, included educational sessions, panel discussions in the form of campfires, workshops, culinary tours and tastings, as well as the annual Global Copper Skillet competition. 

 

The Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado hosted a record 1,210 registered attendees for its 18th annual conference and trade show on March 13-14 at the Colorado Convention Center. MIC of Colorado is a coalition of 13 professional organizations related to the meetings and events industry.

 

Approximately 480 representatives of the meetings and events industry gathered on March 12 at Denver Place in downtown Denver to celebrate the 12th annual Colorado Meetings + Events Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards and Hall of Fame induction. The event served as the kickoff for Colorado Meetings Week in tandem with the MIC of Colorado Educational Conference and Trade Show. Thank you to our event sponsors and partners!