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

2004 104

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.

2016 197

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.

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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.

2004 63

Colour Sound keeps the Secret

Event Industry News

Staged at Abbot’s Ripton near Huntingdon, UK since 2004 by Fred Felloes it was hand-crafted as a boutique alternative to the established mainstream music festivals … as is known for its […].

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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.

2004 52

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.

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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.

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.

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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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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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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.

2016 104

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.

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).

2019 87

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.

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.

2019 65

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!

2004 42

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.

2016 113

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.

2004 21

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

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.

2019 84

Robe MegaPointes and Spiiders Jazz It Up in Dubai

Event Industry News

Established in the UAE in 2004 by Abeesh Pushkaran, the company has built a prominent presencethroughoutthe Middle and Far East which is driven by a vision and commitment to delivering cool and creative results to an ever-increasing and diverse client base.

2019 64

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.

2018 120

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.

2004 85

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.

2016 68

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.

2004 82

Working a Day Job While You Start Your Event Planning Business?

Event Planning BluePrint

In 2004, I started my event business while I was working and in school. I want you to hear Sarah’s story. Sarah started her event planning business earlier this year and she’s still employed by someone else. Sarah is trying to shift from being an employee to planning events full time.

2016 113

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

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.

KRACK: What Planners Need to Know

SmartMeetings

It’s technical, but basically it means he discovered a key flaw in something called Wi-Fi Protected Access 2, or WPA2, which has been the go-to option to protect your data over Wi-Fi since 2004.

Texas, West Virginia Chefs Win Copper Skillet Awards

SmartMeetings

The Copper Skillet Competition was introduced in 2004 to highlight artistry and skill of the best chefs from IACC-member conference centers around the world, and to honor their contributions to the shared goal of providing an outstanding conference venue experience. Roanoke, Virginia.

4 Smart Moves at Hyatt, Hotel Ivy and More

SmartMeetings

Frederico started her career in 2004 at The Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix, Arizona, as the meetings and special events coordinator where she worked for a decade. Dana Orlando . Wischermann Partners appointed Dana Orlando as general manager of Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Orlando will lead the operation of the historic downtown hotel located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Your Story Blog Series: Corinne Kessel, CSEP

Event Leadership Institute

Having worked in the business since 2004, Corinne’s career has grown from administrative tasks to business ownership and entrepreneurship.

2004 52

Say Farewell to Virgin America

SmartMeetings

Business magnate Richard Branson created Virgin America in 2004 to launch an entirely new type of airline, as demonstrated by the lively ambiance (pink and purple lighting, hip background music) and extra amenities such as free Wi-Fi and on-demand food orders.

Gather’s Custom Confetti Physics Engine

GatherHere

of the 2004 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics symposium on Comp. April Product Update: Using Sweat, Tears, and Havoc.js to Make Events Fun for Everyone Involved.

2005 41

Guest Blog: The mega-event industry’s relationship with its own carbon footprint

Event Industry News

Per an Ecological Footprint analysis of the 2004 FA Cup Final, travel contributed to 54% of the total carbon footprint. By Peter Ward, Director at WeTrack. Hello from WeTrack! Our previous guest blog considered the mega-event industry from the perspective of risk.

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Guest Blog: 30 ways to hold a successful event

Event Industry News

Robin left Aztec Events in 1999 to launch Corporate Audio Visual (CAV) which he re-branded as Live Productions in 2004 after establishing it as a leader in the venue managed market and corporate production specialist. Written by Robin Purslow, Managing Director of Eclipse.

2019 76

5 Reasons for Planners to Celebrate Facebook’s 2 Billion User Milestone

SmartMeetings

Well it’s been exploding year-over-year since its launch in 2004, but the social media mogul has just reached new heights. Facebook ’s popularity has officially exploded. When Facebook released its statistics in May , the number of monthly active users was 1.94 billion.

2004 75

‘It’s About Learning Through Play’

PCMA Convene

In 2004, the LEGO Group was facing a crisis. Sales had plummeted and the Danish company lost more than $200 million in a single year. As debts continued to stack up, bankruptcy seemed inevitable. LEGO set out to rebuild itself.

2007 52

Cincinnati USA: Driving Diversity

Connect Your Meetings

From 2001 to 2004, no multicultural conventions came to The Queen City, says Jason Dunn, vice president of multicultural and community development for Cincinnati USA. The tale of how Cincinnati came to become one of the country’s leaders in diversity initiatives is a bit of a comeback story. In 2005, the CVB made a purposeful effort to go after them, working to correct the issues that were turning those groups away.

2001 64

7 Free and Open-Source Digital Signage Software Options For Your Next Event

Capterra Event Management

Xibo began as a university project in 2004 and since then has been supported and developed by Spring Signage. In the era of everything going digital , it should come as no surprise that advertising, including traditional signs and billboards, is eager to get in on the action.

Interviews with Planners – Ruby Benoit

Eventinterface

I supported the planning of the USA Hospitality House where over 600 US athletes, sponsors, and VIPs converged over 17 days during the 2004 Olympic Games.

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