Designing Immersive Event Experiences in Florida

Watch as our industry experts group experiences that are integrated into a destination create lasting memories for attendees. That means designing an event with touchpoints that are integral to the destination.

Featured Speakers:

Leigh Ann Krohmer
Senior Design and Development Manager, 360 Destination Group

A native Floridian, Leigh Ann brings over 15 years of experience delighting clients in the Sunshine State and holds a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida. Leigh Ann holds her CMP and DMCP accreditation. Leigh Ann is also a recipient of Connect Meeting’s “2020 Corporate 40 under 40”. She has been with 360DG since 2015. Her primary focus is working alongside 360DG’s Sales and Ops teams curating indelible experiences built around each client’s specific program objectives.

 Steffi Kordy, Owner, Cocoon Incentives LLC

Steffi Kordy
Owner, Cocoon Incentives LLC

Steffi founded her company with the tagline “Think Outside your Cocoon” in 2011 after moving to Florida from Chicago, where she worked for a DMC for several years. She enjoys creating custom itineraries highlighting the uniqueness of the location and always adding “the cherry on top” to wow her clients.


Originally from Germany, she has lived on five continents working in the hospitality industry and speaks six languages. She has written several books on travel, culture and trends.

Paget Kirkland President, Kirkland Event & Destination Services

Paget Kirkland
President, Kirkland Event & Destination Services

Paget Kirkland is President and Founder of Kirkland Event & Destination Services, a leading full-service destination management company (DMC) based in South Florida. Founded in 2006, her company caters to the meeting and event needs of national corporations as well as social clients, hosting in Florida. Alongside her 8 full time employees, and nearly 150 contract field staff, Kirkland facilitates multi-million dollar programs and events annually. Her greatest compliment is repeat business, and on many occasions, her clients have enlisted her expertise across the country based on their exceptional experience with Paget and her team.


Kirkland Events is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and has earned the stellar reputation and trust of every top hotel brand as a creative and reliable partner. In addition to Kirkland Events, Paget and her husband also own the transportation companies, Palm Beach Tours & Transportation, Inc and Molly’s Trolleys.

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