Amy Riley, senior director of business sales from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, welcomes the group to the opening education session at MGM Grand.
Mike Dominguez, senior vice president corporate hotel sales for MGM Resorts, shares some insights on group business trends.
Las Vegas' most-requested speaker, Dan Lier, gets people pumped up for the three days ahead.
Incentive Research Foundation President Melissa Van Dyke shares some just-released findings from a joint survey with MeetingsNet.
Troy Halsey, author of The Freelancer's Guide to Event Design, not only spoke about designing meetings for the senses but incorporated some techniques into the opening event.
Mingling poolside at the opening reception at the MGM Grand’s Talent Pool
At the opening event, attendees have a chance to pick out their own pair of Maui Jim sunglasses.
Everyone found a nice pair of Havaianas in their size in their golf bags at the end of the evening.
A relaxing morning for non-golfers at the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa. Non-golfers also got to go behind the scenes at Blue Man Group and try NASCAR racing at the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
Attendees get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to try their hand in a real NASCAR racing car at the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
Glenn Tomlinson, president, Meeting Professionals Expectations
Winning the honor of overall best foursome (from left): Victor Lacovone, president, Novashpere; Miguel Piedra, principal, managing partner, Rock Orange; Tom Meissner, president, iCoStore; Curtis Smith, general manager (West Central), Crown Imports LLC
The winning Cosmo team: Sern Andersen, strategic account executive, Maritz Motivation Solutions; Danny Salas-Porras, planner, SXSW (South by Southwest); Sam Canova, senior vice president, Meeting Sites Resource; Brian Payne, senior account executive, Cosmopolitan
The winning Venetian team: Chris Johnson, account director, event solutions, BIWorldwide; Cindy Kramer, senior buyer/business loyalty, Aimia; Sarah Brady, senior travel buyer, Creative Group Inc.; Nick McCoy, sales manager, Venetian/Palazzo
Coveted prize: Bulova watches
Ebullient winner of the non-golfer prize: Tricia Barry, event manager, corporate communications, NeuStar
The trophies lined up in a row at the closing reception at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Karen Petty, director of national accounts for the Venetian, with Bulova's Tripp Lewis, western region manager, and Adrienne Forrest, vice president of group sales
Japanese delicacies from Nobu Las Vegas, located at the Hard Rock
MeetingsNet's Lisa Perrin, who organized the flawless event.