• Event Snapshots: MPI WEC Opening Night and Rendezvous Celebration

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI WEC Opening Night and Rendezvous Celebration

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI WEC Opening Night and Rendezvous Celebration

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI WEC Opening Night and Rendezvous Celebration

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI WEC Opening Night and Rendezvous Celebration

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI WEC Opening Night and Rendezvous Celebration

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI WEC Opening Night and Rendezvous Celebration

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI WEC Opening Night and Rendezvous Celebration

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

MPI WEC’s Atlantic City arrival began with a bang at the Opening Night Celebration on the sand. It was a beach party to remember (the flip-flops at the entrance were a definite hit with the heel-wearing female attendees!) A few nights later, Train’s concert at WAV Nightclub was a hit.

The New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), along with the Banquet Event Strategic Task Force (BEST Task Force), held an in-person gathering in August, their first since the start of the pandemic.

 

Unprecedented times call for strategic measures. With so many planners wondering how best to plan for the event-specific challenges posed by COVID- 19, industry leaders and top associations have stepped up to offer a road map with trainings on everything from cleaning protocols to new contract clauses.

 

Retreats and off-site meetings present wonderful opportunities for groups to collaborate, strategize and build relationships away from their normal office environments. With proper planning, these sessions can be highly effective and even pivotal in setting a new direction. However, off-sites may present some unforeseen challenges that can quickly deflate the energy in the room if not anticipated and addressed in advance.