Ideas to steal: DMC representatives sported their state or country's flag at the opening night reception at Bellagio's HYDE nightclub.
Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome!
Catherine Chaulet, president of DMC Global Partners, welcomes the audience to Connection 2017.
Try to Keep Up
Michael Dominguez, chief sales officer, MGM Resorts International, lead the audience through a breathless keynote on "The Pace of Change" at Connection 2017, Las Vegas.
Let the Ideas Flow
Danene Dustin of Morris Meetings & Incentives (left) and Margaret Stafford of the American Bar Association (right) host a seminar on creativity.
Try This at Home
Andrea Wild, account manager for incentives in Southern Africa for The Winners Group, shared creative ideas at Connection 2017.
Lori Chalk (left) and Lisa Romano (right) of District Experience in Washington, D.C., talk with a meeting planner.
You Keep on Shoutin'
Recording "Rock and Roll All Nite" by Kiss at the Studio at the Palms
Clémence Thiry of EC Travel prepares to do the SlotZilla Zipline in downtown Las Vegas.
Party at the Park
Attendees enjoyed Friday night at Beerhaus at the Park, just steps away from the weigh-in for the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight at the T-Mobile Arena.
Who Wore It Better?
Don't answer that! Clémence Thiry (right) of EC Travel in the U.K. and MeetingsNet's Hannah Kinnersley share the same taste in dresses at Friday night's event at the Beerhaus at MGM Park.
Worth Waking Up For
The planner-requested hotel negotiation seminar took place early on Saturday morning. From left: Catherine Chaulet, Global DMC; Mustafa Yalcin, Universal Travel Services; Megan Archambeault, MGM Grand Las Vegas; Mark Sergot, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI); Azalea Hernandez, Fiesta Americana Puenta Vallarta; Virgil Napier, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa.
Global Planner of the Year
Linda Pasquale (left) director of meetings and travel at Allegis Group, is awarded Global Planner of the Year by Catherine Chaulet, who said, "We love working with you!"
Riley Sassano (left), Global DMC Partner's vice president of global sales, and Catherine Chaulet, president, congratulate Brie Richards of Spear One on winning the Rising Star Award for her fresh perspective.
International Partner of the Year
Bernard O'Reilly, chairman and CEO of Joe O'Reilly Ireland DMC (center, with award) celebrates winning International Partner of the Year.
Michael Schillinger, CEO and founder of IMS Vienna, and Lynda Lithgow, senior project manager for global event management at Johnson & Johnson, reconnect at the final night party of Connection 2017.
U.S. Partner of the Year
Deana Mitchell of Realize Colorado (left) was overcome with emotion when accepting her award from Stacy Tischler. Catherine Chaulet quipped, "We make all our partners cry!"
Final Night Party
Planners pose in front of a green screen for the final night party.
Jose Luis Viveros of Iconn Services, Mexico hangs with an Austin Powers impersonator at the final night party.
I Got You Babe
Cher and Lady Gaga impersonators rocked the crowd at the final night party at the Bellagio.