Get Back To Your Senses Virtual Showcase, May 11-12, 2021

It’s Time To Plug Back In, Darlings!

Join us May 11 or 12 for our Spring 2021 Virtual Showcase of some of our favorite destinations! We are offering 4 half day segments over two days, so you can choose the day and time that best fits your schedule.

Each session features something for all of your senses... a stellar line-up of hotels, resorts, and destination experts, an opening session with Mike May, representing the IRF, to bring you up-to-the-minute M.I.C.E. industry trends, and breaks featuring event photography and theming tips by the pros!

No matter which session you choose, you are invited to join our fragrance expert, Viktorya Martynova, at midday, as she takes you on a “scent-sory” experience of fragrances from around the world.

Something For All Your Senses…

Each session includes exciting ways to learn!
Mike May, CMP, CITP, IP - President, Brightspot Incentives
TOUCH – “All The Feels!” Getting Back To In-Person Events
Mike May, CMP, CITP, IP
President, Brightspot Incentives

A keynote by one of the most informed leaders in our industry. As a trustee of the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), Mike will share the most up-do-date findings concerning in-person events, travel insights, and meeting trends.

Máirtín de Cógáin - real cork, boy.
SOUND - “The Sounds of Ireland”
Máirtín de Cógáin - real cork, boy.

Máirtín de Cógáin is a singing, dancing, story-telling bodhrán player who also is a noted playwright and actor. He performs in his native Ireland and all over the U.S…. An infectious personality, Máirtín will lead us in story and song during our Irish Pub Night! Presented by Odyssey International DMC.

Viktoriya Martynova - Founder, La Parfumerie
SMELL - “Finding the Scent of Your Soul”
Viktoriya Martynova
Founder, La Parfumerie

A journey around the world in fragrance! An interactive ’scent-sory’ experience, led by Viktoriya Martynova of La Parfumerie. *Be one of the first planners to register for our event and receive a gift box of the perfumes we’ll be exploring!

Kelli Price - Event Photographer
SIGHT - Photography & Events
Kelli Price
Event Photographer

Kelli will lead us through a brief but lively workshop on event photography.

Tuesday: Event Photography Masterclass
When there isn’t a budget for a professional photographer, how do you capture your event with the best pics and the quickest snaps while still managing everything else?

Wednesday: Master Your Headshot
Still using an outdated photo for your Zoom profile? Looking for a fun, new Facebook profile? You can do it yourself today!

Sam Bixby - Event Planner, Travel Blogger
SIGHT- Photography & Events
Sam Bixby
Event Planner, Travel Blogger

‘In the Mood!’ Creating Memorable Themed Events by Engaging All Your Senses

Whether virtual or in-person events, diving into the thought, research and creative process for coming up with the details of a theme by using imagery, history, food, and music.

Sam will also share how she ‘sets the mood’ to create a character for our weekly RealTime Retreats Destination Deep Dive series, and give you some tips on how to create a self portrait in character and costume!

Shaker & Spoon and Odyssey International DMC
TASTE - Cocktail Hours
Presented by Shaker & Spoon and Odyssey International DMC

As an attendee, you’ll receive a gift box from Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club with all the ingredients (except alcohol) to make four servings of one of their bespoke cocktails! Guest bartenders will lead us through the fun.

Tuesday’s theme: Irish Pub Night
Wednesday’s theme: El Caballero

 Maui Jim Sunglasses
STYLE - Maui Jim Sunglasses
Kelly McAlister & Inge Campbell - Maui Jim

Appeal to your sense of style as Kelly and Inge bring attendees up to date on the latest frames, lenses, and of course, creative ways of corporate gifting!

If you’re lucky, you just might win one of their Maui Jim gift baskets during our prize drawings!

AM Resorts
ADVENTURE - Travel Prize Packages
AM Resorts - Secrets St. Martin, Secrets Moxche Playa del Carmen, Secrets Royal Beach, (and the brand new) Secrets Bahia Mita Surf & Spa Resort

What better way to appeal to your sense of adventure?!

Be present during our prize package drawings following the last showcase of each segment, and you’ll have the chance to win a travel package to one of the luxurious Secrets all-inclusive properties!

We can’t wait to see you!

We’ve put a lot of thought and effort into this virtual showcase to make sure it’s ‘edu-tational’ for you! We hope that you’ll join us for a few hours to engage with our valued destination partners, network with other industry professionals, and simply kick up your heels and have a great time!

Carol Own and Whitney Bradley toasting

(l to r) Whitney Bradley & Carol Owen
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Maui Jim
Kelli Price Photography
Shaker Spoon
La Parfumerie
Odyssey DMC International
Black Dog Travel
Mairtin Music
Incentive Research Foundation
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Whitney Bradley: (864) 420-5986

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