It wasn’t envy that turned NYC’s skyline green. Notable buildings across New York City (Javits Center Crystal Palace, Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, One Bryant Park, One Five One, One World Trade Center, Pier 17 and Landmarked Coney Island Parachute Drop) were lit green on Sept. 23 in awareness of the 10th Climate Week NYC.

Climate Week NYC is the largest climate week in the world, with over 140 events and approximately 10,000 attendees from over 40 countries. The event sees international leaders from across the public, private and government sectors gather to showcase and discuss global climate action in New York City, with support from NYC & Company.

At the same time, NYC & Company’s Convention Development team visited four European cities (London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam) to showcase the city’s commitment to becoming “the Capital City of a Responsible World” to influential European buyers for its 2018 annual European MICE Road Show.

“Having welcomed 6.2 million delegates who chose to ‘Make it NYC’ in 2017, we’re inspired to educate leading event professionals in Europe—our most valuable international visitor market—on the city’s pledge to be sustainable and to showcase how travelers to New York City can get involved in protecting our destination and the planet,” says Jerry Cito, senior vice president of convention development, NYC & Company.  

Imagine a playground for event professionals–where there’s no pressure to be somewhere or to stick to an agenda—and you’ve got Haute Dokimazo, HD for short. “There’s a time and place where education needs to happen, but we also, as senior event managers, sometimes need to talk to each other,” says Liz Lathan, chief experience officer at Haute Dokimazo.

 

“Cannabis can have a presence in the dinner entrées and the desserts at an event. One of our panel experts from the event, Chef Sunflower [aka Enid Parham], plans the meals with ‘microdoses’ of cannabis so there is not too much consumed at one time,” says Connie Seibt, event manager and vice president of programs and education, ILEA Detroit. “It should be planned ahead for the type of cannabis to infuse in the foods, i.e. providing a relaxing mood versus high energy.

 

Mason Creative sheds light on a combination anniversary celebration and trade show event.