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Opening Reception draws a big crowd

There is always time to talk, network, reaquaint and meet new friends and colleagues at the IHRSA Convention & Trade Show.

But it is at the Opening Welcome Reception, this year sponsored by ABC Financial, that allows the thousands of attendees to do it a relaxed atmosphere without the fear of having to cut a conversation short in order to get to the next educational session, workout or trade show.

On Wednesday night at the Marriott Marquis & Marina there was no shortage of conversations. And no matter where you looked you saw new friendships and even partnerships being formed with shaking of hands, or kisses on the cheeks as is custom in many cultures.

And we can't forget the food and drink. Stations were set up with appetizers for all palates, while the bar had a great selection of beers and wines.

Everyone was having such a great time that the event may have even stretched passed its original end time.

For more photos on the recpetion, and every IHRSA 2014 event, visit the IHRSA Flickr page.