Top 10 Innovative Brands 2017: #10 Refinery29


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


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


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!

2017 117

Doing peer conferences right

Conferences that Work

After I talked about my meeting design work with pioneer tester James Bach at the 2004 Amplifying Your Effectiveness conference, the testing community somehow adopted the term peer conference for their get-togethers. Software testers do peer conferences right!

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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.

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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.

2016 121

Provision Events – Your 3D Design and Digital Studio

Event Industry News

Having designed, produced, and delivered physical and digital experiences for some of the world’s biggest sports brands and events since 2004, recent investment and development in Provision Events Virtual Design studio, means they are a truly one-stop-shop for your next project.

2021 73

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 […]. Secret Garden Party (SGP) has been one of the coolest, funkiest, most respected and well-loved independent arts and music festivals on the UK scene.

2004 40

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

2004 40

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

2004 40

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.

2002 54

Collaborate, experiment, and innovate in Toronto

Smart Meetings

In addition to the facility’s GREENSmart initiative, which started in 2004 and focuses on implementing sustainable development practices across the site, its Enercare Centre and Beanfield Centre venues have earned LEED Platinum and Silver certification, respectively. .

2022 52

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.

2016 61

Provision Events: specialists in sport fan activation

Event Industry News

Since 2004, Provision Events have delivered over 1,400 activations across a variety of sports, such as golf , tennis , rugby , football and cricket. Provision Events boast the reputation of being one of the world’s leading full-service sport activation agencies.

2021 Sponsorship Marketing Awards (SMAs)

Canadian Special Events

The Sponsorship Marketing Council Canada (SMCC) was created in 2004 to drive advancements in the fi eld of sponsorship marketing. Redstone Agency , rocks the SMA’s.

Wyboston Lakes Resort to host UK IACC Copper Skillet competition

Prestige Events Magazine

The event was created in 2004 to highlight the artistry and skills of IACC-member conference venue chefs from around the world and reward their contribution to the conference experience. IACC will stage its annual UK Copper Skillet competition at Wyboston Lakes Resort on 4 February.

2022 52

Steve Heap receives Industry Legend Award

Event Industry News

In the decades since, MCM has promoted music events, worked on community arts festivals, including, from 1986 to 2004, the Sdmouth International Festival in Devon.

2022 54

Olympic Venues: Abandonment, Decay and Renewed Life

Smart Meetings

The pandemic-postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic games are just a few days away and perhaps you’re thinking, “How will these venues be used post-event?”.

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Sport Activations: How Provision connect brands with sports fans worldwide

Event Industry News

As an effective form of experiential marketing, the Provision team have implemented their activations at over 1500 events globally since 2004, including roadshows and fan zones across multiple sports.

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.

2018 77

How Soma Intimates Uses Pop-ups to Inform Future Product Designs

Event Marketer

Since its establishment in 2004, intimates apparel brand Soma has built more than 250 boutiques and outlets in locations nationwide, but New York City isn’t one of them. Soma’s top regional bra-fit specialists were enlisted for the pop-up experience.

2022 88

Tarsus Group announces new senior appointments

Event Industry News

Mark previously held senior finance roles at NBCUniversal in London having qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 2004. Tarsus, the global B2B events and media group, has announced the appointment of Dan O’Brien as chief operating officer.

2021 67

3 ways Event Specialists has become the “Superhero” of events

Event Industry News

A lot has changed since we launched in 2004. A “superhero” may not wear a cape in the Event industry, but the best Event partner can save the day.

2022 89

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.

2005 63

Smart Moves in Lahaina, Tampa and More

Smart Meetings

In 2004, Lloyd joined her current DMO and served most recently as its housing services manager. Stephanie Burdette. Mr. C Beverly Hills welcomed Burdette as assistant general manager. Burdette most recently held the role of director of front office at Ojai Valley Inn in California.

2022 80

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.

Cambridge Rock Festival moves to East of England Arena

Event Industry News

The classic rock and blues, the Cambridge Rock Festival, will be relocating to the East of England Arena and Events Centre, 18-21 June 2020, in a move to make use of the extensive and permanent facilities at the Peterborough venue to grow the festival.

2020 67

Day in the Life of a Wedding Planner with Simone Sant-Ghuran

The Planner's Lounge

I started in 2004 and we were the first wedding website in the country (before that, wedding vendors used to promote themselves strictly offline or in traditional media like newspapers and the yellow pages. Welcome to our “Day in the Life” series!

2022 60

MINA Group


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

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.

2020 123

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.

2004 40

Why is the events industry decades behind the curve?

Prestige Events Magazine

US electric car maker Tesla Motors started work on the Tesla Roadster in 2004, which was first delivered to customers in 2008. The Harvard Business School credits the 1990’s as when sustainability in business finally came to meet head-on the longer term trend in consumer society.

2021 52

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.

2020 52

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.

2020 52

How to improve your event with near-field technology

Event Industry News

It gained more recognition in 2004, when Philips, Sony, and Nokia joined forces to form the NFC Forum , a nonprofit organization that raises awareness regarding the convenience of NFC. . Revolutionary technologies are pushing boundaries and taking us to places we couldn’t have imagined.

2022 88

The Events Expert Interview Series #14: Serena Holmes


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 43

Event Tech Live US & Canada wraps day one

Event Industry News

Introducing RFID in 2004 was up there with the big risks we took but we saw the reward immediately and I would encourage people to take those risks.”.

2021 57

The 6 Best Virtual Conference Platforms

SpotMe Blog

Inxpo (founded in 2004) is a webcasting solution. Our guide to the best virtual conference platforms helps you pick the right virtual solution. There has never been a wider selection of tools to create virtual events. This level of choice is both an opportunity and a burden.

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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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Pixl Evolution welcomes industry veterans Jo Beirne and Chris “Beef” Johnson to new Touring division

Event Industry News

Chris, known as “Beef” throughout the industry, started his career at a small live events company back in 2004. Pixl Evolution is delighted to welcome Jo Beirne and Chris “Beef” Johnson to its new Pixl Touring division.

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