ConferenceDirect partnered with Visit Huntington Beach and The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel (pictured above), for CD Forum held Nov. 27-30. CD Forum is an event ConferenceDirect conducts annually for their top corporate customers, partners and associates to gather for education and networking opportunities.
CD Forum provided attendees with industry updates from Michael Dominguez, senior vice president & chief sales officer at MGM Resorts International; experiential event design techniques from Shannon Morrison, chief creative officer at IM Creative; and a keynote about how to communicate and connect better from Colette Carlson, founder at Speak Your Truth, Inc. “It was an honor to host CD Forum in Huntington Beach this year,” says Kelly Miller, president & CEO of Visit Huntington Beach. “It allowed us the opportunity to showcase a destination that continues to evolve in the meetings and events space, while staying true to the authenticity that will always be at our core. Over the past three years, Surf City USA has expanded with new offerings, first-to-market restaurants and shops that everyone can enjoy.”
Attendees were able to immerse themselves into the culture of Huntington Beach, Surf City USA, from sunrise yoga and an afternoon painting class to designing custom flip flops and wine tasting, a true California combination.“Our partners at Visit Huntington Beach and The Waterfront Beach Resort collaborated with us to produce an extremely productive and valuable CD Forum event,” says Brian Stevens, CEO of ConferenceDirect. “We are very appreciative to have excellent partners in Huntington Beach to showcase their great destination to all of our attendees.”
Based in West Hollywood, Calif., ConferenceDirect is a full-service global meetings solution company whose portfolio of services includes: Site Selection & Contract Negotiation, Conference Management, Housing & Registration Services, Mobile App Technology and Strategic Meetings Management programs. Their 350+ associates manage more than 11,000 meetings, conferences and events representing 3.88 million room nights annually for more than 2,500 customers. For more info, visit www.conferencedirect.com.