• RSVP for the 8th Annual Readers' Choice Best Of Awards

     
    POSTED March 18, 2013
     

Congratulations to the finalists for the 8th annual Michigan Meetings + Events' Readers' Choice Best Of Awards! We look forward to celebrating each of you at our Best Of Awards party on Thursday, May 16 at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Registration for this year's event has closed but walk-in guests will be accepted at the door. See you there, cheers!

8th Annual Readers’ Choice Best Of Awards Party
Thursday, May 16
6-8:30 p.m.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

>> Reserve a room for the big night! Our friends at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel are offering our guests a great deal for the night of the party. Visit Amway Grand Plaza Hotel for more information!

Take a peek at our list of Finalists (they're in alphabetical order) and view last year's Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees. Also, a big thank you to this year's Best Of Awards party partners and sponsors:

 

                              
              
        
                           
   

The American Homebrewing Association has recently announced seven rising homebrewing destinations in the US.

“Craft brewing and homebrewing have long supported one another: a thriving craft beer community nurtures a healthy, growing homebrew culture and vice-versa,” says Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “Some cities are legendary for such pro-am symbiosis, while others are gaining well-deserved reputations as up-and-coming homebrew hot spots.”

 

IMEX America, an expo for the travel, meetings and events industry, took place in Las Vegas on Oct. 10–12. There, Hilton announced and launched their new initiative, WowMakers, which will help recognize the hardworking professionals in the hospitality industry.

The program is intended to celebrate the 100,000-plus professionals in the industry by sharing their stories and helping them connect with others in the business—giving them the recognition they deserve.

 

According to recently published figures, IMEX America 2016 has officially broken multiple records. The event, which was held Oct. 18–20, had an attendance increase of 14 percent from last year.

There was a 6 percent increase in the attendance of hosted buyers, making up 3,216 from 60 countries. About 10,000 buyers attended group appointments and prescheduled appointments were upwards of 60,000—far more than the numbers gathered in 2015.