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Leadership Lunch

Thursday, July 22 11:45 am – 1:45 pm

Co-Chair: Bill Hansen, Bill Hansen Catering & Event Production

Co-Chair: Suzanne Pallot, Source Miami


Join industry leaders to discuss current and future issues to help drive the industry forward.

Leadership Lunch Co-Chairs

Bill Hansen

A leading catering, wedding, and event expert and Founder and CEO of one of South Florida’s top catering firms, I provide entertaining solutions for my clients that delight their guests with passion, quality, teamwork, and innovation. The secret to my 40+ year longevity in the catering and events industry--pleasing high-level clients including FedEx, HBO and UBS--lies in hard work, unbridled passion, and never cutting corners in the food or the staff it takes to make things party-perfect.

Since founding Bill Hansen Luxury Catering and Event Production (then Bills’ Catering with my best friend, Bill Hendrich) in 1980, I have written two books, conducted over 20 catering boot camps across the country, have spoken at scores of national industry meetings, and served as an expert witness in at least ten legal cases in the hospitality realm. I have also taught Catering Management at Florida International University since 1990 and have consulted for caterers all over the country.

Suzanne Pallot

Suzanne Pallot is an Event Services Professional with over 30 years of experience in all areas of event services: 
Social/Corporate Event Planning including Design and Production 
Project/Day of Coordination 
Experiential Activations 
Destination Management 
Culinary Consultation 
Venue Management 
Source Miami provides event services and offers an outsource option for other event and meeting planners when they require additional experienced staff for their programs and events. We work with only qualified venues and vendors and with our long term relationships can offer cost effective and comprehensive solutions to successfully produce and execute the client’s program.