Top 40 Event Designers 2017: Lewis Miller


Miller launched his own floral design company, Lewis Miller Design, in 2002. Operating out of New York, Lewis Miller Design

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News: The Stevie Awards Recognize etouches for its Technology, Customer Service & More


They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. The etouches team is honored to share that we've one three Bronze Stevies during the 2018 American Business Awards! The Stevie Awards are the world's premier business awards.

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Words will never hurt me

Conferences that Work

In 2002 I attended the Problem Solving Leadership Workshop led by Jerry Weinberg and Naomi Karten. Growing up, just about every child experiences name-calling. I certainly did.

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Humanity’s problem is a meeting problem

Conferences that Work

Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Economics, wrote a long book about this. In 2009, the biologist E.O. Wilson described what he saw as humanity’s real problem.

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Why Onsite Tech Will Never be a Self-Driving Car


In 2002, iRobot released the Roomba , a robotic vacuuming system that cleans your floor without you ever having to lift a finger. In General Motor’s 1939 exhibit, Norman Bel Geddes created the first self-driving car , designed to operate without anyone behind the wheel. In 2011, McDonald’s began testing touch screen menus , allowing diners to order and pay for their food without speaking to the cashier.

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new venue opening: the grand hotel


this hotel first opened its doors in 1897 and had an impressive history in the growth of birmingham city center, before it closed its doors in 2002; luckily saved from demolition but left untouched for over a decade.

Unbridled agency on the fast track

Event Industry News

Launched at the turn of the century, initially focused on event logistics, Unbridled acquired a travel agency in 2002, going on to add registration to the mix in 2004, creative services in 2007 and production 2008, since when the company has enjoyed a “wild ride” in growth.

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Imago Venues welcome new CEO, Spencer Graydon, and bid a fond farewell to Kay England

Event Industry News

In 2002, Kay became Chief Executive and oversaw the expansion from a 100-bedroom conference centre to the multi-million-pound venue portfolio they are today.

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Ask Me Anything About Conference Panels — Thursday, July 21, 4-6 pm EDT Blab!

Conferences that Work

Among her other talents, Kristin has presented to over half a million people around the world, and retired from the US Coast Guard Reserves in 2002 as a Lieutenant Commander! Do you dread having to listen to one more boring panel? Have you been asked be a panel moderate or panelist, and wonder what to do? Do you want to learn how to make conference panels much, much better? Then we’ve got a Blab for you!

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The Complete Guide to Park City, Utah

Connect Your Meetings

Before Park City became the home of world-class mountain resorts, the Sundance Film Festival and a venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, it was a mining town. The UOP hosted five events during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, and the legacy lives on with The Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show. It was discovered in 1868 by soldiers stationed in Salt Lake City hunting for silver. It’s 35 minutes away from Salt Lake City and sits 7,000 feet above sea level in the Wasatch Mountains.

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Common Contract Mistakes

Connect Your Meetings

Meeting News magazine named her one of the 25 most influential people in the meeting industry in 2002 and 2006, saying: “More than anyone else, she is the legal voice for the industry.” Register now for “Common Contract Mistakes” Sometimes little errors can cause big problems.

CalSAE Seasonal Spectacular Brought the Festive

Smart Meetings

CalSAE is already the product of four regional societies merging in 2002. The holiday spirit took over Sacramento’s renovated SAFE Credit Union Convention Center last week as 400 association meeting professionals came together during the return of CalSAE ’s Seasonal Spectacular event Dec.

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Nineteen Group to launch Retail Technology Show

Event Industry News

Taking place at Olympia, London on the 26-27 April 2002, Retail Technology Show will bring together the world’s most innovative solution providers and retailers from across Europe. In line with ambitious growth plans Nineteen Group has announced the launch of Retail Technology Show.

Celebrate the Ryder Cup 2021 at The Belfry

Prestige Events Magazine

The Belfry hosted the coveted Ryder Cup in 1985, 1989, 1993 and 2002 on its legendry Brabazon Course firmly placing The Belfry on the global map. The Belfry has hosted the Ryder Cup four times.

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Inglenook Seduces Groups with Storytelling and Savoring What Napa Can Be

Smart Meetings

In 2002 the first vintage was made in the newly refurbished winemaking facilities. If you are of a certain age, as I am, the words that spring to mind at mention of Inglenook are…jug wine. For those too young to relate, think of that as wine in a growler.)

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The Case for Incentivizing Everyone


He has been in events, meetings, and incentives since 2002. Traditionally, incentive trips were exclusively for salespeople and executives. They would go to an exotic locale, get a little bit of sun and celebrate their big wins.

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A few amazing in-person events to go to (and learn from) this summer.

Expo Pass

An interesting note about Dragon Con, they created DragonCon TV back in 2002, which consisted of attendee-produced videos that played and streamed during the event. It’s official, in-person events are back together this summer.

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NEC appoints Stefanie Corinth as Senior Vice President of Sales EMEA

Event Industry News

Joining NEC in 2002 as Sales Manager for Germany for NEC-Mitsubishi, she has held numerous roles from Sales Director Central Europe for LCD displays to General Manager Sales Central Europe for displays, projectors and digital cinema.

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Are You Responsible for Mask Policing at Events?


Secret Service special agent who has experience protecting four presidents and their families and was a security coordinator for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics.

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[Webinar] Everyday Meeting Disasters: Creative Work Arounds—and Smart Planning Strategies to Save Your Event


Skalski has been with Creative Group since 2002 and planned meetings in Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia and the U.S. Webinar live date: September 25, 2018 at 2pm ET / 11am PT. This program has been submitted to the Events Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review. Webinar live date: September 25, 2018 at 2pm ET / 11am PT.

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Europe Faces Record-Breaking Heatwave


Rahmstorf also points out that “the hottest summers since 1500 AD in Europe were: 2018, 2010, 2003, 2016, 2002.” Photo by Pedro Kümmel on Unsplash. As we officially welcome summer, things are really heating up—especially in Europe. Although there have been a series of heatwaves in Europe over the past few years, meteorologists expect one in the coming days that will shatter historic records.

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Instead of Live-Streaming, This SXSW Event Turned up the Volume on Its Content Strategy

PCMA Convene

Curated by The Fader, a music and lifestyle publication, the experience has been part of SXSW since 2002. The Fader presented “Quarantine Cooking with Childish Major,” in which the rapper showed how to make his chicken “low mane,” as he called it.

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The Woman Behind Chicago’s Most Creative Event Space


Back in 2002, what she accomplished was not often heard of: a woman-owned start-up business. How does a vibrant, whimsical event space celebrate 14 years of successful meetings? How else than with an equally unique anniversary party? On November 14, Catalyst Ranch, Chicago’s most creative meeting and event space, will be celebrating “A Most Interesting Affair,” a perfectly fitting.

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New Year, New Look! - Four of our historic yachts in Newport Beach and Marina del Rey underwent fresh and exciting remodels.


Since the yacht was launched in 2002, she has represented the very pinnacle of coastal contemporary yacht design. 2002) starring Pamela Anderson, Dream Maker featured in scenes for a high seas diamond heist. The Zumbrota in Marina del Rey was originally commissioned by circus baron Charles Ringling. in 1918, Zumbrota was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. This remarkable pleasure craft is still sailing the marina and looking better than ever.

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Medical mega-congress is set to arrive @HUNGEXPO Budapest in 2019

Event Industry News

The last time a similar scale event was held in Budapest was for the European Diabetes Congress (EASD) in 2002. After 33 years, the ERA-EDTA (European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association) Congress is returning to Budapest in 2019. The event was held in the Hungarian capital in 1986 and since then Budapest has changed significantly.

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Terrorist Attack Impacting Travel Plans? You May be Insured


The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 requires insurance companies to make terrorism insurance available for businesses, but coverage can vary and not all businesses purchase it. In the days after a van drove into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain, killing 17 people and injuring more than 100 others, many already traveling in the area—and many more planning trips—were left wondering what to do in the face of an incident that was labeled a terrorist attack.

Retailers: Hoteliers of the Future

Smart Meetings

West Elm, founded in Brooklyn in 2002, plans to open a line of hotels in 2020. The hospitality industry is booming, and retailers are taking notice. Brands known for being luxury watchmakers, specialists in home decor and pushers of simple apparel are all trying their hand in the hospitality industry. As consumer’s expectations for quality products and service continue to heighten, so is their demand for an engaging experience.

Approaching its 20th birthday, Media Vision’s branding gets a new look and feel

Event Industry News

Media Vision was founded in 2002 in the San Francisco Bay Area, but the company’s defining milestone came in 2006 when it began a long-term partnership with respected AV manufacturer, TAIDEN.

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Greenbuild Goes Global

PCMA Convene

USGBC is determined to help meet that demand, so this year the organization is expanding Greenbuild — which has been held in the United States all but one year since launching in 2002 — into India and China. “We’re The world’s largest show dedicated to green buildings is about to get even bigger. Half of all of our new LEED projects are happening outside of the U.S.,” said Kate Hurst, vice president of community advancement, conference, and events for the U.S.

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Greenbuild Goes Global

PCMA Convene

USGBC is determined to help meet that demand, so this year the organization is expanding Greenbuild — which has been held in the United States all but one year since launching in 2002 — into India and China. “We’re The world’s largest show dedicated to green buildings is about to get even bigger. Half of all of our new LEED projects are happening outside of the U.S.,” said Kate Hurst, vice president of community advancement, conference, and events for the U.S.

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5 Event Planning Magazines to Inspire Your Next Event

Social Tables

This magazine was founded in 2002 to bring content to those that serve the event marketing side of the industry. The inspiration for your events can come from just about anywhere: event planning magazines, colleagues, other events, or social media. By weaving in relevant, current trends, you’ll be able to gain an edge in the market over competitors. These event planning magazines, both digital and print, can help inspire your next big event idea.

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EventBank Announces First Partnership in Hong Kong with Crossover International

EventBank Insights

Established in 2002, Crossover International Company Ltd. HONG KONG – November 8, 2017 – EventBank, a leading cloud-based engagement management technology company, today announced that it has partnered with Crossover International, a technology consulting company specializing in software development, event management, and business & ICT consulting for government and non-profit organizations such as associations or chambers of commerce.

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4 Legislative Issues to Watch


PIR has managed domain registry since 2002. Parking, certification, health care and web domains are in the crosshairs. 2020 is bringing a continued period of change to Washington, D.C.,

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Eventful joins Cheerful Twentyfirst to strengthen Group’s offering

Event Industry News

Founded in 2002 by Caroline Lumgair, Eventful provides venue sourcing, event design and management and incentive travel services, primarily in the luxury events sector. Aeorema Communications plc, the owner of creative agency Cheerful Twentyfirst, has announced the acquisition of London-based boutique events agency Eventful Ltd. .

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12 Black-Owned Experiential Agencies You Should Know About


Since 2002, MVD Inc. Black-owned experiential agencies with extensive B2B and B2C portfolios. Featuring Beyond 8, Andrew Roby Events, W.P. Miller Special Events, and other leading firms. We already have extensive lists covering US experiential agencies and UK event agencies.

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Bristol Music Trust strengthens board with new Trustees

Event Industry News

Tony Cherry (Pictured left) is a partner at the international law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP and has been in Bristol since 2002 including six years as Regional Senior Partner and is also a director of the Cabot Learning Foundation, chairing the Boolean Maths Hub and Summerhill Academy Council. Bristol Music Trust, the charity that runs Colston Hall, has announced the appointment of five high-profile members to their board of trustees who will steward the Hall through the £48.8m

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Top 17 virtual event management companies (event planners) to partner with in 2020 and beyond

Hubilo Blog

Established in 2002, GPJ India is one of India’s leading experience marketing agencies and is built on a reputation of sound strategic thinking and innovative experience marketing solutions that have led to winning many industry awards and best practice awards.

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The Unlikely Lads: The story behind Burberry’s “Dirty Great Scaffold”

Event Industry News

The world of fine art and fashion is a far cry from Matt’s roots as a scaffolder from Great Linford, where he set up his own scaffolding company Buckinghamshire Scaffolding Specialists (BSS) in 2002. Featured Image: Matt and Graham, 2018. This September, in the centre of Burberry’s flagship London store a “dirty great scaffold” has been unveiled, built to showcase designer Riccardo Tisci’s new Autumn collection.

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Designing participant journeys with Carina Bauer, IMEX Exhibitions

Event Industry News

In 2002, Carina was appointed marketing and operations director for IMEX in Frankfurt. The fourth lecture in the University of Westminster’s autumn Event Design Lecture Series takes place on Monday 4 th November. The lecture, by Oxford University politics graduate Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Exhibitions, focuses on how to design participant journeys. IMEX is arguably the premier exhibition for event professionals around the world and takes place in both Frankfurt and Las Vegas each year.

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A Passion for Innovation


In 2002, Bright started Smart Meetings with the goal of becoming meeting planners’ top resource for industry news and information. The top movies for 2002 included “Minority Report” with the eternally youthful Tom Cruise.

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