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Smart Moves: Food and Beverage

Smart Meetings

David Nowak Hawaii’s Hilton Waikoloa Village named Nowak director of food and beverage. Nowak most recently worked as food and beverage specialist at Premier Hotels & Resorts in Guam. The post Smart Moves: Food and Beverage appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Mike Dominguez: Hotel, F&B Prices Aren’t Going Down, and Other Predictions for 2023

Smart Meetings

As meeting professionals begin to plan events for 2023, Mike Dominguez, president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), joined Editorial Director JT Long for his annual Smart Chat Live! predictions conversation about the trends meeting profs need to prepare for in 2023.

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Fiery Flavors and Upcycled Fare: Inside 2023’s Top Culinary Trends

Event Marketer

According to both reports, the fried chicken sandwich wars wage on, rich comfort food is in again, globally inspired dishes are on the rise and menu simplification tactics like cutting menu items and SKUs—particularly considering inflation—continue to drive food and beverage strategies.

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6 Best Cvent Alternatives and Competitors in 2023

Eventtia

Meta Description Discover the best Cvent alternatives and competitors in 2023 with features, pricing, and reviews. 6 Best Cvent Alternatives and Competitors in 2023 The events and meetings industry has experienced rapid growth in the past decade. This article will explore the top 6 best Cvent alternatives and competitors in 2023. Read on to learn more about the top Cvent alternatives and competitors in 2023.

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How to Plan a Company Retreat in 8 Simple Steps

Social Tables

Allocate portions of your ultimate budget to cover different expenses: event venue, accommodations, food, transportation, and other event fees. Step 6: Hire caterers If your retreat venue does not include food and beverage service, that will need to be booked separately.

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What are BEOs and Why do Event Pros need them?

Planning Pod

Food & Beverage packages. Food & Beverage service times, delivery information and locations. If you’re an event planner or other event professional who has ever wondered what a BEO is or why event pros need them, keep reading.

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How Hotels Scrambled to Staff the Return of Events

Smart Meetings

New roles include a corporate food and beverage department and hiring of two corporate F&B managers and two task force F&B managers who will provide property teams with dedicated, on-site assistance and elevate the overall hotel experience.

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Q&A: What Does an Event Planner Do?

Social Tables

Many event planners come from other industries, such as hospitality, food and beverage, account management, and even corporate industries like accounting or marketing.

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Sustainability scrutiny

Prestige Events Magazine

Do they cover core areas: key areas e.g. energy, water, waste, travel, purchasing, suppliers, food & beverage Do they align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals? On the sustainability journey, it’s essential to ask questions along the way.

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Smart Moves in Las Vegas, Austin and More

Smart Meetings

Birch is chief operating officer for Fontainebleau Las Vegas , scheduled to open Q4 2023. Doren is general manager of Rum Room and Venu , Miami Beach Convention Center’s new restaurant and event space, slated to open early 2023. Bryan Miller, CVE.

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Considerations when making hospitality innovations fit for purpose

Prestige Events Magazine

The plan was for the two markets to exist harmoniously together, which proved a great success – with food and beverage spending doubling over the summer period. By Sarah Brewster, Director at Stonehouse Court.

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Smart Moves in New Orleans, Atlanta and More

Smart Meetings

Hailey Claudio. Claudio is assistant director of rooms for The Windsor Court in New Orleans. Claudio joined the property in June 2021 as director of front office.

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Hotel-Labor Issues Bring Immigration Policies, Robots to the Fore

MeetingsNet

vacuuming robots that allow housekeepers to spend nearly their entire shift focused on other tasks), food and beverage, and security. Eighty-five percent of AHLA member properties say they are “somewhat or severely understaffed.”

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Magnet Wall Draws Git Merge Attendees to Networking Space

Convene by PCMA

The magnet wall served as the focal point of a dedicated networking space adjacent to the food and beverage area where attendees could “Git Their Game On” — outfitted with lounge seating, tabletop games, puzzles, and magnetic darts, Tarnacki said.

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Company Retreat Planning 101: 8 Elements for a Great One

Smart Meetings

Food and beverage. Corporate retreats have long represented occasions for staff members to gather in relaxed settings to conduct work duties.

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Key Takeaways from Survey on 2023 Event-Planning Trends

MeetingsNet

This is according to nearly 300 planners who responded to the 2023 State of the Meetings Industry survey from events-industry research firm Knowland in conjunction with third-party planning agency Conference Direct. Steeper F&B and AV costs? Absolutely. Timely responses from hotels?

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Here’s Why Your Event Budget Needs to Increase in 2023

Endless Events

A war in Ukraine , an inflation surge, and supply chain issues will impact event budgets in 2023. . Of course, our event marketing budgets will need to be higher in 2023 than in 2021 or 2020. Let’s start with the more uplifting reason why you should increase your event budget in 2023.

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The ultimate event planning checklist for 2023

Socio Events

Supply plenty of food and beverages in the green room for their pleasure. The post The ultimate event planning checklist for 2023 appeared first on Webex Events (formerly Socio). Event planning is full of surprises, which is why it pays to be ten steps ahead.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort reports record results with strong outlook for 2023 

Prestige Events Magazine

Business on the books at the six-month point is up by 47% on 2019 with a solid base already in place for 2023.

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The 2023 Event Sponsorship Guide: Get The Perfect Sponsors For Your Event

Nunify

Sponsors fund your events, offer in-kind benefits such as food, prizes, and host activities to engage your audience. Food & Beverage sponsors. For in-person events, food and drinks are a must, and you can have sponsorship for the same.

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Tahoe South Events Center to Usher in Next Stage for Meeting Profs

Smart Meetings

The summer of 2023 will herald a new era of meetings in South Lake Tahoe with the arrival of the over $100-million Tahoe South Events Center. The events center’s projected date of completion is July 6, 2023.

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Confection Convention: Sweets & Snacks Expo Returns as First Post-Pandemic Food Show

Event Marketer

The Sweets & Snacks Expo—a gathering that draws the biggest brands in candy, chocolate and snack foods sold at major retailers—made a sweet return as the first post-pandemic food show, taking place June 23-25 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

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Resorts World Las Vegas Opens Today—and Hilton Isn’t Stopping There

Smart Meetings

When fully built out, Resorts World will house more than 40 F&B options, touching on nearly every type of food you and your group could possibly want, from sugar boba milk at Tiger Sugar and Singaporean snacks at Mamak to Chef Ray Garcia’s Latin cooking at ¡Viva! It happened.

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Making Up for Fewer Skilled Workers at Your Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

To best prepare you, here are eight kinds of curveballs other meeting professionals have been thrown so far in 2022, with expectations extending into 2023— and how to deal with them.

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75+ Ideas to Cut Meeting Costs

MeetingsNet

How to stretch your event budget for food and beverage, event tech, ground transportation, and venues. Somehow, though, they don’t seem to understand that those same pressures are raising costs for almost every line item in the 2023 meetings budget.

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Spruce Peak | The New Englander's Perfect Getaway

Brilliant Event Planning

They also have an outstanding culinary team who is committed to providing the best selection of farm-fresh-food and beverage for you and your guests. However, with our 2023 weddings on the horizon, it was time for us to get back to work.

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Smart Moves in Laguna Beach, Dubai and More

Smart Meetings

Before working in sales and marketing, he spent 15 years in food and beverage roles with Hyatt. Alexander is general manager for Dorchester Collection’s The Lana, Dubai , slated to open September 2023. Wagner Muhly.

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Emirates Old Trafford events drive £27 million boost to the Greater Manchester economy

Event Industry News

2023 is going to be even bigger and better, on and off the pitch. 2022 has been a major success story for Emirates Old Trafford and 2023 promises to be even better with an Ashes Test Match scheduled for local residents and fans from around the world to enjoy.”.

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New and Renovated: Austin Exploration and Sunny Shores

Smart Meetings

It combines remixed comfort food with a chic mid-century modern indoor and outdoor seating. A restaurant and café on the ground floor will launch with the grand opening in September and will include community-driven food and beverage concepts. Thompson Austin.

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Results from a Healthy IMEX Challenge

Smart Meetings

Participants tracked steps and earned points for eating plant-based food or taking a walking tour using an app. Bartenders often had non-alcoholic, functional juice-based beverages available. Read More: Planning Starts for IMEX America 2023.

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Smart Moves in Colorado, Florida and More

Smart Meetings

Ramírez is food and beverage manager at Royal Uno All Inclusive Resort & Spa , a new Cancún property by Royal Resorts to open in June of this year. Ramírez has 15 years of hospitality and food and beverage management experience at Mexican hotels and resorts.

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Smart Moves in Colorado, Florida and More

Smart Meetings

Ramírez is food and beverage manager at Royal Uno All Inclusive Resort & Spa , a new Cancún property by Royal Resorts to open in June of this year. Ramírez has 15 years of hospitality and food and beverage management experience at Mexican hotels and resorts.

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Hotels Chase the Money, Leave Groups in the Lurch

MeetingsNet

Grimes is also seeing contract issues around food-and-beverage pricing, where rapid inflation is causing some hotels and caterers to ignore certain terms of their contracts because of rising costs. Does your hotel contract make it easy for a hotel to relocate your business?

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Zoom Makes 2 Moves to Get in on More Hybrid Meetings

MeetingsNet

In another development, Zoom has teamed up with AMC Theatres to allow at least 17 AMC locations around the country to become “Zoom Rooms” sometime in 2023, where business groups can gather to participate in events taking place in other locations.

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OceanDiva London

Event Industry News

Oceandiva London, a revolutionary co2 neutral event venue on the river Thames will be the hottest new opening in the UK for 2023. With sustainability at its core, Oceandiva London will be Smart Group’s exemplary new venue set to make an example for sustainable events across the world.

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Smart Moves in Texas, Wyoming and More

Smart Meetings

He has worked in various leadership roles at Four Seasons since 2000, such as assistant food and beverage manager, director of sales in multiple locations and director of marketing, among others. Most recently, Giang was executive assistant manager of food and beverage at Alma Resort.

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Smart Moves in Hawaii, Virginia and More

Smart Meetings

1, 2023. Before this, he was director of rooms for Hyatt Regency Seattle, where he worked on the opening team in 2018, as well as director of food and beverage for Grand Hyatt Denver. Vanessa Williams. Williams is general manager for Vinoy Renaissance St.

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IMEX 22 Welcomed Record Number of Attendees

Smart Meetings

Fontainebleau will also be opening a Las Vegas location in 2023, boasting 550,000 sq. ballroom, a 90,000-square-foot theater, a 25,000-square-foot Meridian Garden, 57 meeting spaces, 3,700 guest rooms and 27 different food and beverage outlets on the 25-acre property, soon to be announced.

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Smart Moves in New York, Colorado and More

Smart Meetings

McCarron is general manager and Yurko is director of sales and marketing for Conrad Orlando, slated to open summer 2023. No stranger to the Greater San Diego area, Aston also worked as director of operations at Hyatt Regency La Jolla, as well as director of food and beverage before that.

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Tips for Managing the High Cost of Planning Events in New York

All Seated

“In New York, we have seen clients spend double what they spent for the exact same event pre-pandemic, and that would be inclusive of venue, food, AV, and other expenses,” says Liz King Caruso, CEO at techsytalk. Start Fresh for 2023.

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