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 lead - ing 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.  

On October 17, 2018, Northwest Meetings + Events celebrated its Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards at the world-class King Street Ballroom & Perch. The event included the magazine’s first inductees to our new Hall of Influencers: Niki McKay, Julie Dodds, Maria Corvallis and Rhonda Pedersen.


Sixty-two guests gathered for the Northeast M+E Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards on Aug. 16 at Upstairs at The Pennsy in New York City. The event’s presenting sponsor was Kalahari Resorts & Conventions; the bar sponsor was Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center; and the “green” carpet sponsor was Topgolf. Event partners included Acute Inflections, Jamie Rosler from ComedySportz, Drawing Booth, Eclipse Events, Flowerful Events, Pat LaFrieda, The Pennsy Food Hall, Sabi Sushi and Wizard Studios


It’s all in a day’s work for Julie Sawitz, the 21 Club’s director of private dining.