Top 10 Innovative Brands 2017: #10 Refinery29

BizBash

Launched in 2004, Refinery29 has grown from a fashion-focused website to a lifestyle brand that speaks to a key demographic—millennial

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Event Design Rebels 2018: Jon Retsky & Michael Kuhlmann

BizBash

Founded by Jon Retsky and Russell Holt in 2004 in San Francisco, Got Light (@gotlightsf) creates dramatic environments with light, audio

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How To Market Your Event Using Facebook’s Latest Features

EventMB

Since its inception in 2004, Facebook has constantly upped the ante, adding several new useful features every year. How to use the latest Facebook features to engage attendees, create FOMO and sell more tickets to your event. Eventprofs have been using Facebook to promote events for over a decade. 2017 was no different and as […]. The post How To Market Your Event Using Facebook’s Latest Features by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. EventMB NOW!

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Feedback Frames—a low-tech tool for anonymous voting

Conferences that Work

tool Idea Rating Sheets in 2004 (originally called “Dotmocracy”) to “make it easier to find agreements in large groups” He has been a Senior Public Consultation Coordinator for the City of Toronto since 2010, and is working to crowdfund his invention. Jason Diceman is developing a novel tool for anonymous voting — Feedback Frames.

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A free guide to creating peer conferences

Conferences that Work

I believe the software testing community adopted my term “peer conference” for their get-togethers after a conversation I had with pioneer software tester James Bach in 2004. The Association for Software Testing (AST) has just issued a free guide to creating peer conferences. Reminiscent of my first book, Conferences That Work , AST’s guide provides a comprehensive entry-level guide to starting, preparing for, and running a peer conference.

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drp hosts Channel 5’s The Gadget Show at their 212 studios

Event Industry News

Launched in 2004, and now in its 26th series, The Gadget Show has aired over 300 episodes and focuses primarily on consumer technology. The latest series of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show is being filmed at drp’s 212 studios in Hartlebury, Worcestershire. Craig Charles, Georgie Barrat, Jon Bentley and Ortis Deley present the tech-topical series. The […]. The post drp hosts Channel 5’s The Gadget Show at their 212 studios appeared first on Event Industry News. Brand Marketing News

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Casablanca Marquee Hire

Event Industry News

About Casablanca Marquee Hire Casablanca Marquee Hire was started in 2004 and has since grown to be one of London’s leading marquee, furniture and event hire companies. We have a very large stock of marquees and gazebos for hire which are suitable for many types of events from small London back garden weddings to large […]. The post Casablanca Marquee Hire appeared first on Event Industry News. Directory Marquee Hire

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Casablanca Table Hire

Event Industry News

About Casablanca Table Hire Casablanca Table Hire has been operating since 2004 and is now one of London’s premier hire companies. We have a very large stock of tables from 4ft and 5ft trestle tables to round dining tables and poseur tables. You can contact our friendly office staff Monday to Saturday or you are […]. The post Casablanca Table Hire appeared first on Event Industry News. Directory Table Hire

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Drop This Healthy Buzzword Into Your Lexicon: Sportspitality

Connect Your Meetings

A 2014 survey from American Hotel & Lodging Association reported 84 percent of hotels had a fitness center or exercise room, up from 63 percent in 2004. Say hello to the latest industry buzzword: sportspitality. As more people become conscientious about taking care of their health on the road, hotels are stepping up their fitness game.

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How to Choose Your Event Niche

Event Planning BluePrint

I started my event planning business in 2004 from my kitchen table with less than $500 and very little experience. We’ve all had big decisions to make, right? Whether it’s about starting an event business, working for an event company, or what kind of clients to work with. You’ve got important decisions to make about who to work with but you’re torn because you want to plan events. Period.

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Virtual Events are content. So let’s make some good internet!

Expo Pass

Wizard World Virtual Experiences just released a reunion panel for the 2004 cult-classic film Napoleon Dynamite. (3 Minute Read). Every second of every event is content. Content for organizers. For presenters. And even for the audience.

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Bestival’s future uncertain as event faces administration

Event Industry News

Rob Da Bank’s annual music event launched in 2004 and has welcomed the likes of The Cure, Massive Attack, Outkast and Florence & The Machine as headliners. Bestival‘s future could be in jeopardy, with reports suggesting that the company behind the festival is being put into administration. Originally taking place in the Isle of Wight, the festival relocated to Dorset in 2017.

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The Meetings Industry Association appoints new vice chair

Event Industry News

He was also named UK Catering Manager of the Year in 2004 by Cost Sector Magazine. The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has welcomed Nigel Collett, director of 1 Wimpole Street, to its board as vice chair. Nigel was officially voted into the position during the mia’s latest council meeting earlier this month. He takes over as vice chair from Rowan Kitching, director of events at the Honourable Artillery Company.

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Excell Electrical

Event Industry News

Excell Electrical is a specialist temporary power provider, established in 2004. We have focused on delivering bespoke, tailored projects for our clients throughout the UK.

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People on the Move

PCMA Convene

D’Angelo has been with Hosts Global since 2004, when she joined the company as an intern. Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Gene Hagberg. RLH Corporation, formerly Red Lion Hotels Corporation, has named Gene Hagberg its new director of global sales. Chuck Carter retired from the role after 30 years with the hotel company. Hagberg will lead the company’s leisure business, which includes group tour and travel.

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MINA Group

GatherHere

His San Francisco-based company the MINA Group has grown from a single location in 2004 to more than 26 restaurants nationwide. James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef Michael Mina is an empire in his own right. With a name as well known as Mina’s, it is imperative that everything they do, including private events, reflects the excellence that made them famous. To support rapid growth, The MINA Group turned to Gather to: Expedite communication . Increase leads.

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Restaurants That Are Now Open For Dine-In In Pennsylvania

EventUp

Open since May 2004, Paddy Whacks is Northeast Philly's favorite Irish Sports Pub.

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Cambridge Rock Festival moves to East of England Arena

Event Industry News

Launched in 2004 the Cambridge Rock Festival has always been a family-run, family-friendly, music festival, in its first incarnation, it was known as the Rockinbeerfest, and was held at Huntingdon Racecourse with the first headliner being Dr Feelgood and The Stranglers and Wishbone Ash also headlining that year.

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5 Sales Tips Every Event Planner Should Know

Event Planning BluePrint

After starting my event planning business in 2004, I knew my Bachelor’s Degree hadn’t prepared me to run my own business. What I needed was real-world experience. Sales experience. So for a year I juggled a full- and part-time job to get the experience I needed, to learn how to sell and to understand why people buy.

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Floating Solar Conference Dives Into Pioneering Tech

PCMA Convene

Solarplaza, a Rotterdam-based knowledge and networking platform that has covered sustainable energy in white papers, webinars, and conferences since its inception in 2004, began to notice interest in floating solar bubbling up in 2018. The first global conference dedicated to floating solar panel technology set sail in Amsterdam in 2019. Illustration by Carmen Segovia). Floating solar panel technology had a breakout year in 2019. “We’ve

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Ruth Napp takes over Simply Hire

Event Industry News

Ruth began her career with Simply Loos as a hire controller in 2004. Last month, Ruth Napp, the managing director at Simply Hire, became the owner after purchasing the waste management solutions company. When she was aged just 21, Ruth was headhunted to join Simply Hire by the former owner who spotted her potential at a young age. Simply Hire encompasses two businesses, Simply Loos and Simply Environmental Services.

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The Events Expert Interview Series #14: Serena Holmes

G2Planet

1) Can you tell us a little bit about how you decided to join Tigris Events back in 2004, and how it's grown over the years? We've been interviewing some of the smartest, most interesting event professionals around--sharing their insights, advice, and unique experiences. This week we sat down with Serena Holmes , the President and CEO of Tigris Events - who's showing us the incredible power of women in the workplace!

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Scared to Make Your Event Planning Dreams Come True?

Event Planning BluePrint

” And in the beginning, when I started my event business in 2004, I wasn’t sure which direction to go. Since I was young, I’ve been a believer in following your heart and your dreams. No matter what everyone else says or thinks. This isn’t always easy. After all, I’ve heard it all. “It’s too risky. How will you pay your bills.” ” “Don’t you want health benefits?” ” “Will you actually make any money?” ” “What if you fail?”

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People on the Move

PCMA Convene

He previously served as GES executive vice president since 2011 and in various global leadership roles since 2004. Dunn joined the CVB in 2004 and has since led efforts to enhance business with the national multicultural meetings market. Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Stephanie Klett. Stephanie Klett, Wisconsin’s secretary of tourism for the past eight years, has been named president and chief executive officer of VISIT Lake Geneva, effective April 8.

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Level Up Your Meetings in Arcade Bars

Smart Meetings

The first location, in New York, opened in 2004. Some things just go well together, like peanut butter and jelly. You can probably name a few other combinations, but one you probably weren’t thinking of is classic video games and bars. Arcade bars have been around for more than a decade, but they have become more popular in recent years, and with good reason. Let out your inner child in these nostalgia-inducing adult playgrounds. Related: 5 Fabulous San Francisco Rooftop Bars.

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A Conference for the Science Behind Emotions

PCMA Convene

The inaugural event was held in 2004 in Amsterdam, and the conference has been held every other year except for 2008 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Lille, France; Canterbury, England; Berlin, Germany; and Leiden, Holland. Illustration by Carmen Segovia. The heart wants what the heart wants. But why?

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People on the Move

PCMA Convene

market between 2004 and 2008. Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Adam Crocini. Hilton has appointed Adam Crocini to the role of vice president, food and beverage, Luxury and Lifestyle Group. In this newly-created position, Crocini will serve as chief strategist for all food and beverage-related initiatives at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, and Canopy by Hilton.

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How New Federal Overtime Changes Will Affect You

Connect Your Meetings

Department of Labor announced it was raising the salary-exemption cutoff for paying employees overtime, the first such action since 2004, from $23,660 to $47,476 annually ($455 to $913 per week). In a typical December, friends and co-workers join together for a month’s worth of parties, gift giving and good cheer. This year’s mood, however, may prove less than merry for some in the faith-based hospitality and meetings community. In May, the U.S.

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Patel and Visit California Make History

SmartMeetings

Patel was elected chairperson of the California State Lodging Association in 2004. Sima Patel made history this month when she was voted chair of the Visit California board of directors, becoming the first Indian woman to chair a national or state lodging association in the United States. “I I am humbled to be elected to such a prestigious role within Visit California,” Patel says.

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Investors in People award creative comunications group DRPG the Platinum standard

Event Industry News

Since first receiving accreditation in 2004, DRPG have improved at every three-year re-evaluation through Bronze, Silver, Gold and now Platinum showing continuous improvement within the business. DRPG are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the highest accreditation from the Investors in People scheme.

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Geena Davis Offers a Faster Fix for Gender Imbalance

PCMA Convene

In 2004, Davis founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, to conduct research and compile data on women and girls in the media. Unconscious gender bias “is everywhere, like a fog,” says actor Geena Davis during Convening Leaders 2019 in Pittsburgh. Jacob Slaton). For Geena Davis, the issue of gender bias hit home when the Academy Award-winning actor sat down with her then-two-year-old daughter to watch her first preschool television show.

2004 66

5 Sales Tips Every Event Planner Should Know

Event Planning BluePrint

After starting my event planning business in 2004, I knew my Bachelor’s Degree hadn’t prepared me to run my own business. What I needed was real-world experience. Sales experience. So for a year I juggled a full- and part-time job to get the experience I needed, to learn how to sell and to understand why people buy.

2016 74

The UnExpo Experiment

Conferences that Work

Fun fact: the testing community often uses my term “peer conferences” for their get-togethers, due to a chat about meeting design I had with tester James Bach at the 2004 Amplifying Your Effectiveness conference.) During my 20+ years as an IT consultant and developer, I fell in with a delightful international crowd of software testers: those all-important people responsible for the impossible task of making sure that software works the way it’s supposed to.

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The Sustainable Event Awards – Meet the Judges: Raquel Noboa

Event Industry News

Worst moment would have been while working in The Maldives in 2004 and the Tsunami of Boxing Day hit our island. The Sustainable Event Awards Celebrate Excellence in Event Sustainability. The judging panel for the inaugural awards is a stellar line-up of experts and we’d like to introduce them to you in our Meet the Judges series, this week we present Raquel Noboa, founder of Fifty Shades Greener. What experience can you draw upon to successfully judge the SEAs?

7 Ways to Stay Flu-free on Airplanes

SmartMeetings

A Canadian study published in 2004 found passengers were 113 times more likely to have caught a cold during a five-hour flight between San Francisco and Denver than during normal daily life. Another reason to be thankful: You haven’t come down with the flu. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) fudges when asked how bad this year’s flu season will be. “It’s It’s not possible to predict,” admits CDC’s website.

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7 Ways to Stay Flu-free on Airplanes

SmartMeetings

A Canadian study published in 2004 found passengers were 113 times more likely to have caught a cold during a five-hour flight between San Francisco and Denver than during normal daily life. Another reason to be thankful: You haven’t come down with the flu. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) fudges when asked how bad this year’s flu season will be. “It’s It’s not possible to predict,” admits CDC’s website.

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Travel Is Up in New Orleans

SmartMeetings

billion in visitor spending last year represents a 51 percent increase since 2004, the year before Katrina. Travel to New Orleans is bustling once again. A study conducted by the University of New Orleans (UNO) Hospitality Research Center concludes the city hosted a record-breaking 10.45 million visitors last year. That represents a 6.9 percent increase over 2015 and the largest number of visitors to the city in more than a decade.

How New Orleans Recovered after a Natural Disaster

Smart Meetings

Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors of Society of Hosts at Florida State University, which named him Alumnus of the Year in 2004. When disaster strikes a destination, one of the major casualties is often the image of the area in the eyes of national media viewers for years to come. Whether it is hurricane, earthquake, volcano or fire, the pictures of devastation are everywhere—but that negative news could have an upside.

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Houston’s Super Bowl Showcase

SmartMeetings

That was in 2004, when quarterback Tom Brady led the Patriots to victory over the Carolina Panthers to secure his second championship.). This week, the epicenter of the sports world shifts to Houston, site of Super Bowl LI. The city expects to welcome approximately 140,000 visitors to the parties, concerts and celebrations leading up to the big game on Feb. 5, which pits the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons in a battle for the NFL championship at NRG Stadium.

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Restaurants That Are Now Open For Dine-In In Tennessee

EventUp

Frothy Monkey has been a staple in the Nashville community since 2004. Post-coronavirus, restaurants are slowly reopening in various stages — which started with takeout and delivery and has evolved into partial capacity for dine-in— in order to ensure a safe experience until the days of everyone operating at full capacity.

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