What's Coming - June 2013

Photo courtesy of AKA Beverly Hills

JUNE MEMBER MIXER, JUNE 20

Please join us on Thursday, June 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for an opportunity to be first to see the new AKA Beverly Hills' outdoor terrace with spectacular panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills.

Enjoy a wine tasting and two glasses of wine hosted by Malibu Discovery Tours, hors d' oeuvres hosted by Morton's The Steakhouse, and dessert hosted by Chocbite, all while networking with other LA Tourism members and industry peers. Tours of AKA Beverly Hills will be available throughout the event.

AKA Beverly Hills is an exclusive, contemporary residential oasis that balances the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury condominium. Situated at Crescent Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, this premier location is within walking distance to the world-famous Rodeo Drive, Via Rodeo and Robertson Boulevard, a shopping paradise.

JOIN US AT THE BIZBASH IDEAFEST JUNE 19 AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A “MEMBERS ONLY” DISCOUNT TO PARTICIPATE

For the third consecutive year, LA Tourism is partnering with BizBash for its annual Expo on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More than 1,200 event planners and event pros in the industry are expected to attend the Expo for a full day of idea sharing and learning, networking, and seeing the latest and greatest event venues, catering, entertainment, technology, rentals, tents and transportation. BizBash IdeaFest attendees are passionate about planning corporate, social, and nonprofit events and meetings and include independent meeting and event planners, in-house corporate planners, wedding and social event planners. Hundreds of exhibitors have used BizBash IdeaFest to showcase their offerings, gain new clients, and build successful new relationships. For more information, visit www.bizbash.com/bizbash-events/idea-fest/2013/los-angeles. LA Tourism is extending a “Members Only” opportunity to purchase booth space at a deeply discounted rate and non-exhibitor attendees will receive 20% off tradeshow floor pass. For more information please contact Mondi Valiyee at [email protected] or (310) 862-1346 or inquire online at FLOORPLAN: http://www.expocad.com/host/fx/bizbash/bbla13/default.html 

OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS - JATA TOURISM FORUM & TRAVEL SHOWCASE

There is a great opportunity for LA Tourism members being offered by the LA Tourism/LAWA Tokyo Office. Members are invited to attend or participate in the annual Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Tourism Forum & Travel Showcase, one of the largest tourism events in Asia, taking place Sept. 12-15 in Tokyo. The Travel Showcase features two events a marketing conference where tourism professionals will discuss a single theme in depth, and a trade fair and exhibition, with a travel trade day offering business talks and information exchange. Other days are open to the general public for promoting products and services to general consumers. The cost to participate for brochure distribution is $500, and $2,000 to share a booth. If you are interested in participating in the Forum, please contact Tamy Ly at [email protected] or (213) 236-2371. For more information about JATA and the event, please visit www.tabihaku.jp/2013/en