After a day of workshops, business meetings and appointments, event planners are discovering Las Vegas event venues.
On Monday, in a spacious function room at the Palazzo Hotel, the MPI Planner Welcome Reception, sponsored by Toronto Tourism, kicked off a week of events. Event and meeting planners were welcomed by Blake McGrath, former So You Think you Can Dance contestant and host of So You Think You can Dance Canada. Crowd-pleasing numbers all choreographed by Blake represented a range of dance styles including ballet, Bollywood, hip-hop, and dancehall-style reggae.
Later that night, to support research and industry related educational programs, Site Night North America was held at the Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Beach Club, a 60,000-square-foot venue with an upscale European party ambiance. The club has a pool, infinity hot tubs, cabanas and lush vegetation. Site Night's silent auction featured excursions ranging from 5 nights in Bangkok to 9 nights in Argentina.
On Tuesday, at the end of the first day of IMEX America, exhibitors had an opportunity to unwind at the Cvent reception at the Palazzo's Dal Toro Il Ristorante. The crowd mingled and networked around exclusive luxury cars.
Cvent Reception, IMEX America
Attendees had a chance to meet Cvent Chairman & CEO, Reggie Aggarwal and other members of his team.
Reggie Aggarwal, Chairman & CEO, Cvent
Then, it was across the street to the Beatles Revolution Lounge at The Mirage Hotel for the Visit London bash sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Airways. It was an evening of laughter, dancing and of course, some cheeky fun in the 5,000-square-foot lounge with a psychedelic feel.
On Wednesday, the MPI Foundation Rendezvous, an evening of pure fun, will take place at Caesars Palace's Pure Nightclub, which E! dubbed the #1 nightclub in the U.S. IMEX America delegates will take over the 40,000-square-foot venue that is really 4 clubs in one.
Add to these the receptions for hosted buyers by their official hosts and happy hours on the showroom floor. IMEX America has been a chance to work and play hard, network and discover new venues for incentive travel, special and corporate events.
Fairmont, Swisshotels, Raffles Hosted Buyer Reception
Lavo Night Club, Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas