40 INCENTIVE CITY
Toronto has established a worldwide following
from corporations seeking to reward and
re-energize their employees.
44 ENERGIZED IN AUSTIN
The choice of Austin for a software supplier’s
first-ever citywide introduced some logistical
challenges, but resulted in high marks from
18 MIRTH MESSENGER
IMEX America keynote speaker Tami Evans
says that if your audience is laughing, then
they are also listening.
20 A PASSION THAT CONTINUES TO
Gary Murakami learned about the hospitality
industry through his mother, and has always
been fascinated by its intersection of culture
22 PEACE IN THE HEART OF TEXAS
If you don’t have an Austin anecdote then you
haven’t experienced this culturally significant
24 HARMONY THROUGH GASTRONOMY
Interactive F&B experiences for groups are a
recipe for success.
26 LEARN, CONNECT AND GROW
Cynthia Lamont says budget restraints in the oil
and gas industry make conference attendance
a challenge, but an MPI Foundation scholarship
helped her attend the World Education
28 ROCK AROUND THE ROCKS
VISIT DENVER builds a massive scale replica of
the city’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre for a festival
32 OVERCOMING FEAR
Want to ensure success? Learn to rebound
from failure, build resilience and try again.
34 THE SEED OF ALL INNOVATION
A well-thought-out meeting structure will
help fuel your own creativity—and the
creativity of your attendees.