Rows of palm trees commingled with gushing fountains greeted attendees of ATMIA West, Oct. 28-30, in Indian Wells, CA.
As striking were the welcoming trees and water display, the conference location-the Hyatt Grand Champions-was itself spectacular and immaculately maintained.
As if the hotel accommodations themselves weren’t enough of a treat for ATMIA visitors, a surrounding ring of mountains provided additional splendor.
Dare we include one more outside shot? The green of the palm trees provided terrific contrast against the bright, clear desert sky.
Of course, people hadn’t flown for many miles and sacrificed valuable work time just to enjoy the scenery. the ATMIA execs met immediately and discussed ways to improve their service to the ATM industry in a North American Board meeting.
ATMIA President Tom Harper sits next to Lana Harmelink, the association’s international director of operations.
Harper chats with Sandra Hartfield, president and CEO of Palm Desert National Bank’s Electronic Banking Division. PDNB was a generous and gracious co-presenter of the ATMIA West.
Harmelink joins Mark Coons, president of American Special Risk and vice-president of ATMIA, at the ATMIA North American Board meeting.
Dan Palczynski (left), business development manager for NCR, chats with Eric Sternberg, marketing vice-president for Tranax.
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PDNB’s Hartfield (left) receives an award from ATMIA’s North American Board, presented by Harmelink.
Scott Tucker (left), a regional sales manager for Tidel, shows a product to Ben Wheeler from METALfx.
Lynk Systems’ Katie Lefebvre (account executive) and Melanie Chewning (vice-president of the ATM division) do booth duty between presentations.
The jar of cash was an appropriate centerpiece at the Cash Connect booth.
Malissa Smith demonstrates a machine made by her company, Tranax Technologies.
Jason Kuhn (right), general manager for WRG, talks about the guts of one of his company’s machines.
John Willmon, vice president of business development for Columbus Data Services, and Marilyn Kilcrease, president of Creative Card Solutions, chat at the CDS booth.
The De La Rue Cash Systems booth...
Enjoying some laughter and brewski at the opening reception.
Dan Palczynski (right), business development manager for NCR, shows off a company product.
Not only did Palm Desert National Bank co-present ATMIA West, representatives brought some really cool give-aways.
The Pulse EFT booth.
Time for a quick pose while networking ...
Folks from Concord chat with a visitor.
The Genpass booth ...
Hanging at the Tidel booth ...
Jason Kuhn (right), general manager for WRG, stands next to one of his company’s machines.
Hilarity ensued any time MC Dennis DeBondt, a magician/comedian, took the microphone.
Taking notes bright and early at the first presentation of the conference.
The fantastic California desert weather made for some lovely break time outside the Hyatt Grand Champions.