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Is on the Agenda
Above: Break bites at The Mansion
Our Meet Well Summit was packed with ideas for healthier events.
By Barbara Scofidio
wenty meeting planners who
are passionate about integrating
wellness into their meetings
joined Prevue and the Incentive
Research Foundation (IRF) for the second
annual Meet Well Summit at MGM Grand
Las Vegas' StayWell Conference Center this
From the start, this was no ordinary
conference. Attendees checked in privately
at the StayWell lounge before heading
to their StayWell rooms, fitted with such
amenities as air purification, circadian
rhythm lighting and Vitamin C showerheads.
There, they were greeted with a special gift:
a yoga mat and invite to attend "meeting
planner yoga" the next morning.
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The hotel also created a serene Zen
lounge where attendees could sip fruitinfused waters and teas. That evening, at
the opening reception at The Mansion,
all dishes had ingredients posted on a sign
next to them-a special touch created just
for our meeting.
Attendees wore exercise clothes and
donned slippers given by the hotel on
"Education Day." During lunch, hotel chefs
shared the philosophies and practices
behind the special StayWell menu, a
tasty selection that's healthy, too, and
a whiteboard listed ideas for integrating
wellness into meetings.
Summit highlights included a
presentation by Debra Duneier of EcoChi
on how to use the ancient art of feng shui
to design meeting room layouts; a session
where Dianne Devitt of DND Group shared
tips for injecting wellness into the agenda;
and pointers on how to dissect banquet
menus to do away with unhealthy choices
and allergens from Thrive! Meeting and
Events' Tracy Stuckrath.
Many thanks to our hotel partner, the
MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino,
our sponsors, Caesars Entertainment,
LaFonda on the Square, Playa Hotels
& Resorts and Sandals Resorts, and our
amenity partner, Cultivate, which provided
each attendee with a pair of Olukai sandals.
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