By Sinan Kanatiz, Founder & Chairman of the IMA
Last Thursday night was the setting of what could arguably be one of the greatest dinners of all time, with over 20 global leaders in attendance, representing different industries including tech, hospitality, real estate, defense, artificial intelligence and Internet marketing. Bree Jacoby, House of Style put on an exquisite Men’s Fashion Show to share her upcoming line with several of our friends.
Together, we had a five course gourmet dinner crafted by Brian Bornemann and Laura Klein, followed by a modeling showcase of the latest outfits for the modern executive fashioned by Bree Jacoby, home of style. IEC co-sponsored the event and I was proud to share the moment with our organization’s co/founder Kevin Maloney. The evening ended with a fire dancing show and cigar display that left everyone wanting more.
The dinner was paired with a tasting of rare Clase Azul tequilas, as well as a multi wine pairing by Aperture Wines facilitated by wine impresario Jesse Katz who flew in for the affair.
The blend of good conversation, quality spirits, and entertainment made for one of the most memorable and impactful dining experiences ever. It is moments like these that empower the work I do, bringing leaders together around common purpose, goals and network. All of whom support philanthropy, giving back and helping the next generation.
Among the individuals in attendance included Bree Jacoby, Kevin Maloney, Craig Atkins, Larry Armstrong, Shawn Dougherty, Bob Olson, Thomas Horton, Matt Greco, Kevin Dunlap, Tim Smith, Reed Dickens, Palmer Luckey, Rob Hutter, Chris Brearton, Josh Kreitzer, Bill Lyon, Joe Stapleton, Steve Craig, Peter Desforges and Jeremy Krout.