NACE Las Vegas Board Installation and Awards Dinner

November 15, 2017
6:00 PM PST to 8:30 PM PST
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Keep Memory Alive Event Center
888 W Bonneville Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106
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We hope you will join us for our annual awards dinner and installation on November 15th, 2017 to congratulate Harvey Stern as the 2017 Honoree. In addition to the awards and board installation, there will also be a silent auction.  This year, the NACE Las Vegas Chapter will be donating 25% of the silent auction proceeds to the Fundraiser for Las Vegas Victims' Fund by Steve Sisolak.


NACE Las Vegas Board Installation and Awards Dinner

This November 15th, the National Association for Catering and Events Las Vegas is recognizing Harvey Stern, CMP, CPCE, for his outstanding contributions and support for the Las Vegas Chapter of NACE, the Foundation of NACE and the hospitality industry.


Harvey Stern, CMP, CPCE

Executive Director of Catering and Banquets, Bellagio Resort and Casino


Harvey Stern, CMP, CPCE, is the Executive Director of Catering and Banquets for Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this role, he is responsible for a team of 500 in the areas of Catering, Sales and Banquet Services for Bellagio’s more than 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention facilities, the resort’s unique meeting venues such as the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and off-property catering.

Some of his activities at the AAA Five Diamond resort include strategic planning among the six departments within Catering and Banquets, collaboration with all divisions of the Resort, creation, and implementation of new event concepts and oversight of seamless events from inquiry to execution.

Stern began his career with Bellagio as Director of Catering and Banquets in November 2002 and was promoted to Executive Director in November 2011. Prior to joining Bellagio, he was Director of Catering and Food and Beverage at the Standard Club in Chicago from 1992 until 2002, the Senior Catering Manager and opening team member of Four Seasons Hotel Chicago from 1989 until 1992, and assistant to the Director of Catering of The Pierre, a Four Seasons Hotel in New York, from 1984 to 1988.

He is currently a member of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE). Stern serves on the Boards of One Night for One Drop as the Culinary Chair and the Foundation of NACE as the treasurer.

Among his achievements, Stern received the 2011 Sarah Margaret Gillam Award from Rochester Institute of Technology, was selected for MGM Resorts’ Executive Leadership Program, was a member of Bellagio’s Green Committee and Bellagio CSR Board and served as the 2014 Chairperson and an MGM Resort’s Diversity Champion since 2004.

Stern earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Food and Tourism Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1984.


Celebrate the achievements of our members.

Awards will be handed out for the following categories:

  • Best Meeting Venue of the Year
  • Las Vegas NACE Member of the Year
  • Wedding Professional of the Year
  • Catering/Conference Services Professional of the Year
  • Event Professional of the Year
  • Chapter Rising Star of the Year
  • President's Award
  • Legacy Award



 Red Carpet • Reception • Silent Auction • Dinner • Awards

Attire: Black Tie Optional

Registration: 5:45 pm     |     Reception: 6:00 pm     |     Dinner: 7:00 pm



  • $70.00 Members/Student Members - $80.00 after November 12
  • $85.00 Non-Members - $95.00 after November 12
  • Sponsorship and ad sales are now closed for this event


Hosted at

Keep Memory Alive Event Center 

From the mind of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the breathtaking Keep Memory Alive Event Center is as iconic as it is unique. Nestled in the downtown Las Vegas Symphony Park neighborhood and just minutes from all Las Vegas Strip Hotel & Casino properties, the Keep Memory Alive Event Center is truly a one-of-a-kind facility. Think of us as a blank canvas for your event; where extraordinary dining, an incomparable attention to detail, and the city’s most innovative LED light presentation come together to create a truly unique experience.


NACE is proud to collect toy donations to benefit the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada and Olive Crest, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected children.  Please bring new and unwrapped toys for donation. 

Thank you for supporting this most worthy cause!






For sponsorship opportunities to showcase your service or product please contact


$70.00 NACE Members
$80.00 after 11:45 pm November 12

$85.00 Non-Member Ticket
$95.00 after 11:45 pm November 12

$70.00 Student Member - Student ID is required
$80.00 after 11:45 pm November 12

$850.00 Reserved Table of 10 ($75.00 Late Fee after 11:00pm November 12th)
$935.00 after 11:45 pm November 12


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