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Bahamian Event Design Firm Selected to Curate Exclusive Meetings Industry Leadership Forum

Events Design @ Sea powered by Cacique International, a leading Bahamian destination management and event production company, has been chosen to design the event experience for leaders of the North American meetings, sports and motivation industries at the 2017 Northstar Meetings Group Leadership Forum.

This exclusive annual networking event brings top executives together to exchange ideas and develop strategies that will guide the future of this billion-dollar global industry. This year’s forum will be held from December 10 - 13 at The Resort at Pelican Bay, an ultra-luxurious Five Star, Five Diamond sanctuary nestled in Southern California’s Newport Coast.

Shawn Sawyer, President & Creative Director of Events Design @ Sea, expressed his delight at being selected to participate in this year’s event.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Events Design @ Sea has been chosen to take charge of such an integral part of this year’s Northstar Meetings Group Leadership Forum. Over the last 20 years, we’ve designed exceptional event experiences for discerning clients around the world and much of what we’ve done has lead us to this moment. This opportunity truly solidifies our company’s position as a global industry player and reminds the rest of the world that we have the expertise and design savvy to produce incredible meetings and event experiences right here in the Bahamas.”

This three-day, invitation-only experience includes dynamic education sessions, exciting leisure activities and exclusive networking opportunities. Speakers include Roger Dow, President & C.E.O. of the U.S. Travel Association; Nan Marchand Beauvoir, Managing Director of Meetings Mean Business; and Theresa M. Thomas, Senior Vice President, Powered by iJet.  Events Design @ Sea will orchestrate the flow and rhythm of the program while infusing each section with its unique brand of creativity to present a seamless, sophisticated, and memorable experience.

Danielle Cirami-Gillis, Vice President of Events & Trade shows for Northstar Meetings Group, explained why Events Design @ Sea was chosen to spearhead the design of this year’s forum.

“This Leadership Forum is the pinnacle event of the year for Northstar Meetings Group and will be attended by the heads of some of the most influential brands in the world. The team at Events Design @ Sea has impressed many of our attendees and their clients over the years with their deep understanding of the clients’ needs, unwavering attention to detail and flair for design. We’re pleased to have them on board and look forward to seeing their expertise and ingenuity on display.”

Events Design @ Sea is powered by Cacique International, the leading destination management and event design company in the Bahamas.  With a twenty-year legacy of crafting exceptional experiences for clients around the globe and a reputation for transforming the Meetings, Conferences and Incentives Industry, the accomplished team at Cacique International is proud to turn its expertise towards the exciting world of luxury charters and cruise ships through Events Design @ Sea. Share in the experience and learn more about Events Design @ Sea at

Photo Caption: Shawn Sawyer, President & Creative Director of Events Design @ Sea powered by Cacique International, will lead his company’s team in designing the event experience for meetings industry leaders at the 2017 Northstar Meetings Group Leadership Forum.