Meeting Planner Seminar

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30 June 2020 | 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The Venue

Marriott Delta Allen
777 Watters Creek Boulevard
Allen, Texas, USA
Maps and transportation

The Schedule

11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Lunch + IACC Copper Skillet Competition Finale 
1:15 pm – 3:00 pm | General Session: New Foods You are Likely to See in Tomorrow’s Menus* 
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm |  Refreshment break and networking 

 *This session is approved for 1.75 clock hours toward the CMP credential. 

The Copper Skillet Finale
Enjoy lunch and a show before the panel! 

Your admission to the seminar includes a ticket to the IACC Copper Skillet finale, where finalists from around the globe compete live to be named top venue chef of the year! Marriott Delta Allen will serve up scrumptious food and drink as you enjoy the culinary showdown with fellow meeting planners and representatives from IACC venues throughout the world. What better way to inspire a creative afternoon focused on the future of food and beverage?

Thank you to our sponsors!

About the Panel 

The way we look at food is changing right across the globe and conferences and event food and beverage is no different.  Influenced by a number of factors including health and wellbeing and foods sustainability and impact on the environment.  The collective minds of some of the meetings industry’s experts on the evolvement of the culinary offer, they will introduce participants to some foods they will not have seen on their conference menus before. If you do not know your Chia seed from your adzuki bean, then this session is for you.

Learner Outcomes
  • Recognize important ingredients which will ensure planners achieve their sustainability and environmental meeting goals.
  • Consider the role food and beverage plays and its powerful impact on your delegates feelings of inclusion, satisfaction and excitement. 
  • Sample new foods, understand their positive impact and be at ease with introducing new exciting food and beverages that will delight your delegates.

Patrick Berwald
Vice President

Food & Beverage 
Benchmark, a Global Hospitality Company

Murray Hall
Executive Chef
BMO Institute for Learning

Mariela McIlwraith
Director, Industry Advancement
Events Industry Council

Jessie States, CMP, CMM
Director of MPI Academy 

Tracy Stuckrath
thrive! meetings & events


Greg Offner
Disruption Expert

Mike Van der Vijver
Meeting Designer and Advisor
Trainer and Coach

Refreshments and Networking 

Cheers to the future of Food and Beverage!End the day right with a refreshment break and networking. 

We look forward to an impactful event and hope you’ll join us! 

If you have any questions, please email our team at conference@iacconline.org