The hottest hotels, conference spaces, restaurants, cultural spaces, and more to open for events and entertaining this year. In San Francisco, a number of significant event and meeting venues opened this year.
Experts from restaurants, catering businesses, and hospitality companies share their predictions for the new year. According to industry experts and pros, the new year will see a continuation of current trends like sustainability and special dietary options, as well as bring about the return of bread and a rise in fermentation and CBD cocktails.
Instagram museums with no purpose, thought leadership without thought, and unreasonable deadlines are some of the practices event professionals say should stay in 2018. Each year, the event industry sees a number of prominent practices that serve to elevate events—and an equal amount of practices that do the exact opposite.
As the calendar page turns, we look back on some of the stories and moments that shaped 2018. Celebrating the 27 million lives saved. Honoring those we have lost. Amplifying the voices of people and communities most affected by the epidemics. Welcoming new leadership and partnerships. And accelerating investment and innovation to achieve a future free of the burden of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria.