Global Events Partners, which represents destination management companies in 72 destinations, held its annual Summit Meeting this summer in New Orleans. Among the 200 participants from 30 countries were (from left) Chris White, GEP chairman and CEO; Jim Schultenover, Krisam Group president; Sigrun Sigurdardottir, vice president of sales, GEP Europe and Krisam Group Europe; Jennifer Patino, president, Baskow Associates, Las Vegas; Bonnie Boyd, president, BBC, Bonnie Boyd & Company, New Orleans; Giuseppe Lepri, president, Newtors Events, Florence, Italy; Anna Pinto, executive director, Micato Safaris, Kenya; and Stefan Herzl, president, Panorama Tours & Travel, Salzburg, Austria.