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    Sean Anderson, president, IACC Americas. 

    <p>Sean Anderson, president, IACC Americas.&nbsp;</p>
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    A local artist maps out thoughts from The Great Food & Beverage Debate. 

    <p>A local artist maps out thoughts from The Great Food &amp; Beverage Debate.&nbsp;</p>
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    Donuts at a breakout session. 

    <p>Donuts at a breakout session.&nbsp;</p>
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    Laura Schwartz leads a breakfast session. 

    <p>Laura Schwartz leads a breakfast session.&nbsp;</p>
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    The Great Food & Beverage Debate panelists Felix Maietta, Chase Center on the Riverfront; Ron Stoddard, Summit Executive Centre Chicago; Laura Schwartz; and Cindy Novotny, Master Connection Associates. 

    <p>The Great Food &amp; Beverage Debate panelists Felix Maietta, Chase Center on the Riverfront; Ron Stoddard, Summit Executive Centre Chicago; Laura Schwartz; and Cindy Novotny, Master Connection Associates.&nbsp;</p>
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    Dhruba Dutta Bhatta of Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Australia) competes in the Global Copper Skillet competition. 

    <p>Dhruba Dutta Bhatta of Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Australia) competes in the Global Copper Skillet competition.&nbsp;</p>
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    Copper Skillet judges included chefs Walter Staib and Thomas Macrina. 

    <p>Copper Skillet judges included chefs Walter Staib and Thomas Macrina.&nbsp;</p>
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    Leanna Higgs, Wyboston Lakes, United Kingdom (Copper Skillet Junior Category Chef winner); Alex Cabanas, global president, IACC; and Brian Wagner, Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center, United States (Copper Skillet Senior Category Chef winner).

    <p>Leanna Higgs, Wyboston Lakes, United Kingdom (Copper Skillet Junior Category Chef winner); Alex Cabanas, global president, IACC; and Brian Wagner, Chauncey Hotel &amp; Conference Center, United States (Copper Skillet Senior Category Chef winner).</p>
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    Canadians show their support and pride at the Global Copper Skillet competition.

    <p>Canadians show their support and pride at the Global Copper Skillet competition.</p>

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. 

This creation is one of the distillery’s most requested drinks and perfectly refreshing in the summertime.

INGREDIENTS:
— 1.5 oz. Bluecoat American Dry Gin
— .25 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
— .5 oz. fresh lemon juice
— .75 oz. Penn’s Woods Syrup*

*Combine 40g fresh dill, 20g fresh basil and 10g dried coriander into one quart of simple syrup. Blend mixture, strain, and store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

 

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) Dallas Chapter spread some holiday cheer at its annual Holiday Giveback. The organization chose to work with Senior Source and the Diversicare facility. Members of the group held a party for the facility complete with caroling, live music, holiday crafts and bingo—and of course plenty of cookies and punch. The group also collected items for Diversicare’s wish list, along with a $5 donation from each member who registered for the networking happy hour that followed the party.

 

On Jan. 3, the Moscone Center celebrated its long-awaited opening with a gala. You can read our story about the renovated and expanded convention center here. –Photos courtesy of San Francisco Travel