• Event Snapshots: IACC Americas Connect

     
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    Sean Anderson, president, IACC Americas. 

    <p>Sean Anderson, president, IACC Americas.&nbsp;</p>
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    A local artist maps out thoughts from The Great Food & Beverage Debate. 

    <p>A local artist maps out thoughts from The Great Food &amp; Beverage Debate.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: IACC Americas Connect

     
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    Donuts at a breakout session. 

    <p>Donuts at a breakout session.&nbsp;</p>
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    Laura Schwartz leads a breakfast session. 

    <p>Laura Schwartz leads a breakfast session.&nbsp;</p>
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    The Great Food & Beverage Debate panelists Felix Maietta, Chase Center on the Riverfront; Ron Stoddard, Summit Executive Centre Chicago; Laura Schwartz; and Cindy Novotny, Master Connection Associates. 

    <p>The Great Food &amp; Beverage Debate panelists Felix Maietta, Chase Center on the Riverfront; Ron Stoddard, Summit Executive Centre Chicago; Laura Schwartz; and Cindy Novotny, Master Connection Associates.&nbsp;</p>
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    Dhruba Dutta Bhatta of Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Australia) competes in the Global Copper Skillet competition. 

    <p>Dhruba Dutta Bhatta of Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Australia) competes in the Global Copper Skillet competition.&nbsp;</p>
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    Copper Skillet judges included chefs Walter Staib and Thomas Macrina. 

    <p>Copper Skillet judges included chefs Walter Staib and Thomas Macrina.&nbsp;</p>
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    Leanna Higgs, Wyboston Lakes, United Kingdom (Copper Skillet Junior Category Chef winner); Alex Cabanas, global president, IACC; and Brian Wagner, Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center, United States (Copper Skillet Senior Category Chef winner).

    <p>Leanna Higgs, Wyboston Lakes, United Kingdom (Copper Skillet Junior Category Chef winner); Alex Cabanas, global president, IACC; and Brian Wagner, Chauncey Hotel &amp; Conference Center, United States (Copper Skillet Senior Category Chef winner).</p>
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    Canadians show their support and pride at the Global Copper Skillet competition.

    <p>Canadians show their support and pride at the Global Copper Skillet competition.</p>

The 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference took place on April 16-18 at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The three-day conference, hosted by former White House Director of Events Laura Schwartz, included educational sessions, panel discussions in the form of campfires, workshops, culinary tours and tastings, as well as the annual Global Copper Skillet competition. 

This creation is one of the distillery’s most requested drinks and perfectly refreshing in the summertime.

INGREDIENTS:
— 1.5 oz. Bluecoat American Dry Gin
— .25 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
— .5 oz. fresh lemon juice
— .75 oz. Penn’s Woods Syrup*

*Combine 40g fresh dill, 20g fresh basil and 10g dried coriander into one quart of simple syrup. Blend mixture, strain, and store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

 

PCMA’s flagship event, Convening Leaders, brought industry professionals from 36 countries to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 6-9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. “We built this conference around the theme Disrupt + Deliver because that’s what the industry needs and wants,’’ says PCMA President and CEO Sherriff Karamat. “We leave here with a greater commitment and better understanding of how business events can and must drive economic and social progress.’’

 

These properties are contemporary, quirky and rich in local flavor.