• Event Snapshots: Hospitality Fest

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hospitality Fest

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hospitality Fest

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hospitality Fest

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hospitality Fest

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hospitality Fest

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hospitality Fest

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hospitality Fest

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Hospitality Fest

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     

Lucky Strike served as the host venue for the third-annual Hospitality Fest, which gathered more than 750 meeting and event planning professionals for a four-hour evening event. With the goal of spotlighting options across Chicagoland for holiday parties, 74 table sponsors showcased ideas for F&B, event spaces and corporate activities. The teams and volunteers wore bowling shirts with presenting title sponsors’ names on the front to create a fun, laidback atmosphere. Hospitality Fest also included several 20-minute TED Talk-like education sessions on topics like customer service, branding and mentoring. The event was organized by Jim Grillo, CMP, who founded Hospitality Fest to replace the Here’s Chicago Meeting & Event Industry’s End of Summer Bash.

The New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), along with the Banquet Event Strategic Task Force (BEST Task Force), held an in-person gathering in August, their first since the start of the pandemic.

 

The Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) hosted its first inperson event since the pandemic began at The Medalist Golf Club in Marshall. MSAE’s goal was to host a fun networking opportunity that followed COVID guidelines, and helped members gain confidence attending in-person events again.