Magnificent events require a coordinated effort by all players and these hospitality stars delivered

Events are a contact sport and sometimes the key players are the people you don’t see on the conference floor—the visionaries, the leaders, the doers and the rising stars. In some instances, they created the infrastructure that supports our meetings. Some manage the logistics of bringing together spaces, staff, F&B, transportation and technology that keep it running smoothly. Others help us find the right resources in a destination to meet our goals. All of them were nominated because they were there for a planner when they were most needed.

Let’s meet the suppliers of the year for 2017 and at the same time celebrate all the people in the hospitality sector who contribute so much each day to bringing awesome events to life. Together, we make the world more connected and that is a very good thing.