2016 v 2006: What’s Changed Over the Last 10 Years in Event Management?


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JotForm 4.0: Easy Custom Forms for Your Event [Review]


the redesigned interface of the WYSIWYG form builder, originally founded in 2006. JotForm 4.0 is the redesigned version of the custom online form builder, with lots of new and improved features. Here is our review. JotForm 4.0: What Is It? February 1st saw the launch of JotForm 4.0,

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A blast from the past: The influence of the wealthy in politics

Smart Meetings

Dipping into past blog posts I came across my 2006 comments on the cultural differences between Japan, Australia and the US around attitudes toward the wealthy.

cievents celebrates 10 years of growth in the UK events market

Event Industry News

Through offering innovative events, incentive programmes and engaging content, cievents has gone from hosting 19 events in 2006 to overseeing 176 in 2016. cievents, a strategic events management agency for the corporate market, is celebrating its 10th year of operation in the UK market.

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Danco secures Latitude contract

Event Industry News

Celebrating what could be considered the best aspects of music, film, culture, poetry, theatre and everything in between, Latitude Festival began its journey in 2006.

Something is rotten in the state of meeting industry education

Conferences that Work

A recent thread on the MECO community (a great resource for meeting professionals since 2006) describes numerous recent basic logistical failings, and points to what I see as symptoms of fundamental problems with meeting industry associations at the national level. Over the last five years I’ve heard increasing concern from the meeting professionals community about the deterioration of the quality of our national industry conferences.

Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down

Smart Meetings

Looking back over the past decade, ICCA says the average number of attendees to an international association meeting decreased from 672 in 2006 to 404 in 2016.

Q&A: Stacy Ritter, President and CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

Connect Your Meetings

She’s played a part in shaping the direction of the Greater Fort Lauderdale area over the last two decades, serving first as a legislator in the Florida House of Representatives (1996-2004) and then as Broward County commissioner from 2006 to 2016.

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The surefire way to engage all your attendees.


TrivWorks, started in 2006 in New York City. Most conferences and events attract a diverse audience. Finding ways to fully engage these audiences may seem daunting. One activity has been proven to successfully bring all attendees together with unparalleled success.

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Which is the Greenest Airport of Them All?

Smart Meetings

Logan International Airport (BOS), Boston: Terminal A was first in the United States to receive LEED certification (2006), recycled materials used for construction, heat-reflecting roof.

Silence Really Is Golden

PCMA Convene

For example, when physician Luciano Bernardi did a study in 2006 on the physiological effects of music, he found the most striking finding took place between musical tracks.

4 Lessons from Pokémon Go To Make Your Conferences More Engaging


Nintendo is a Japanese company and is not surprising that their original Nintendo console and Wii launched in 2006, both involve being active on your feet. In 1996, children all over the world just wanted to catch ’em all.

A Teachable Moment for Implicit-Bias Training

PCMA Convene

Back in 2006 I helped to coauthor a report, “Visible Invisibility: Women of Color in Law Firms,” and before that I accidentally found myself on the [ABA’s] Commission of Women in the Profession.

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Red Events is a story about love, passion and an apple tree!

Canadian Special Events

In 2006 Spoilt Red Weddings purchased Gaps the Prop Shop, a local firm which had a substantial stake in the corporate décor/ tv and movie set business. In 2000, Gill Boyd had a dream of offering modern wedding decor for Calgary brides.

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LAX Breaks Ground on $1.6 Billion Terminal

Smart Meetings

Former Mayor James Hahn planned a large development project in 2006, but it was opposed by neighborhood groups. Rendering courtesy of LAWA. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) broke ground on a $1.6

What to Give? Think Socially Responsible and Personal

Smart Meetings

OluKai, which makes sustainable, Hawaiian-inspired footwear, has been giving items to local communities since 2006, when it delivered its first pair of sandals.

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The Woman Behind Chicago’s Most Creative Event Space

Smart Meetings

In 2006, 2012 and 2013, Catalyst Ranch won the Most Unique Venue and Best Conference Venue, respectively, in Illinois Meetings & Events Best Of Awards. How does a vibrant, whimsical event space celebrate 14 years of successful meetings?

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Pieter Swart Never Stops Learning

PCMA Convene

The most valuable industry-specific courses were Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in 2006 and Certification in Meeting Management (CMM) in 2010. Pieter Swart, CMP, CMM Founder and Managing Director, Conference Consultancy South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.

2018 83

Some Tips for Better Managing Meeting Planning: Use the Right Tech, Making them Invite-Only, and More


The first university to offer an Events Management degree was the University of Central Florida in 2006. Managing meeting planning is one of our biggest struggles as event planners.

Travel Is Up in New Orleans

Smart Meetings

The 2016 economic data offers a stark contrast to the dramatic decline that resulted in 2006, after Hurricane Katrina ravaged The Big Easy. Travel to New Orleans is bustling once again.

Bibles are Disappearing from Hotel Rooms: What Planners Need to Know

Smart Meetings

As recently as 2006, they could be found in 95 percent of hotels. Religion is a very tricky topic in modern America. Ideally, there would be a simple way to make everyone feel accepted and accommodated. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy.

Do Your Members Trust You?

PCMA Convene

Two institutions — newspapers and organized religion — hit record lows in the survey, while confidence in banks plunged from 49 percent in 2006 to 27 percent in 2016. Faith in institutions is at near historical lows.

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Best Food-Truck Catering for Your Next Event

Smart Meetings

Established in 2006, Rasta Rita is a vintage GMC margarita truck serving up fresh, organic margaritas and specialty cocktails in Southern California. Food trucks are fun, convenient, serve delicious food at a fraction of the cost of a sit-down meal, and are a great addition to any event. Is it any wonder, then, the concept has caught on big time, with an ever-expanding fleet of these kitchens-on-wheels in operation on any given day? Here are some mobile catering stars across the country.

In the Wake of Hurricanes, It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

Smart Meetings

The 2006 Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act did mandate that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) consider the needs of pet owners when developing disaster preparedness plans. Photo credit: Southwest Airlines.

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Happy 75th Birthday U.S. Travel Association

Smart Meetings

2006: Industry business leaders form the Discover America Partnership to facilitate increased travel to U.S. 2006: First Travel Leadership Summit (now Destination Capitol Hill) held to convene travel industry advocates with lawmakers. Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC. Back on Oct.

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Are You The Elbow in Time’s Person of the Year Cover? How Planners can Help Women Behind #MeToo

Smart Meetings

Despite the 1999 change to “Person of the Year,” only four women have won the title— two more times than inanimate objects (the personal computer and the environment) and three more than when the world collectively won as “You” in 2006. Billy & Hells for TIME. Did you hear the news?

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Paris Hilton Launches Luxury Hotel Line

Smart Meetings

Paris’ younger sister Nicky Hilton Rothschild, a fashion designer, socialite and model, tried to lend her name to a line of branded hotels separate from the family’s properties in 2006, however the Nicky O hotel projects in Miami and Chicago never materialized.

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Get InsPIred to Take A Slice Out of Pi Day

Smart Meetings

Florida adopted key lime pie as its official pie in 2006, and Key West is known as the place to go to sample the sour-sweet dessert. Bring your ap-PIE-tite to meetings today! It’s March 14 (3/14), which means it’s Pi Day, the annual celebration of the mathematical constant 3.14.

The Designs of Bloor Street Entertains

Canadian Special Events

In 2006, it formally became part of the EVT program curriculum as a capstone project. “We Bloor-Yorkville’s iconic storefronts in Toronto were transformed into luxury dining spaces for CANFAR’s annual 21st Bloor Street Entertains.

6 Smart Moves at Visit Indy, Le Pavillon Hotel, Kimpton Solamar & More

Smart Meetings

Willis began his career in hospitality when he joined Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in 2006 in the Washington, D.C., Krysten Douglas Visit Indy has promoted Krysten Douglas to senior sales manager, D.C. market. Douglas will work closely with organizations in D.C.,

‘I Never Let Anybody Hold Me Back’

PCMA Convene

After about seven years, she moved into the entertainment world, joining Caesars Entertainment as a project manager in 2006. Karyn Steenkamp.

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Seneca Designs for CANFAR’s Bloor Street Entertains

Canadian Special Events

In 2006, it formally became part of the curriculum as a capstone project in the EVT program. By Emily Milic, Seneca College.

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Everything You Need to Write an Effective Event Planning Business Plan

Capterra Event Management

This number increased from 11% in 2006. You’ve gathered your resources, assessed the market, found your ideal business partners, and you’re well on your way to starting your own event planning business. But to make this business a reality, you need funding.

6 Things Planners Can Learn from Awards Season

Smart Meetings

The Beverly Hilton popped the cork on more than 1,500 Moet & Chandon Imperial minis, and 125 cases of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 and Moet Rose Imperial magnums. The red carpet rolled out at the top of the New Year on Jan.

ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities

Smart Meetings

In one decade, the number of association meetings has doubled from less than 6,000 in 2006 to more than 12,000 in 2016.

How the National Urban League Provides Minority Entrepreneurs With New Opportunities

PCMA Convene

In 2006, the organization launched the first of 13 nationwide Entrepreneurship Centers, which provide minority entrepreneurs with counseling, mentoring, and training. Small Business Matters during the National Urban League Conference, St. Louis, July 29, 2017. Photo: Brian Branch Price.

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Leaving More Than Money Behind

PCMA Convene

Since 2006, for example, the World Diabetes Congress has been held in four BestCities destinations: Cape Town, Dubai, Melbourne, and Vancouver.

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Meeting Planners’ Guide to Golden Olympic Venues

Smart Meetings

Turin, Italy (2006). Olympic Day is celebrated annually on June 23 rd. Meetings professionals can infuse the Olympic spirit into their next event by selecting a venue that has hosted the world’s greatest sporting competition. London, England (1908, 1948 and 2012).

8 Pieces of Remarkable Hotel Art

Smart Meetings

The James Chicago The James Chicago Artwork: Since its 2006 opening, The James Chicago has been known for its art. What do you think of when you hear the term “hotel art”? Imitation watercolors, lifeless nature and mass-produced splatter likely come to mind.

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Alaska and Southwest Tops for Airline Customer Service

Smart Meetings

percent in 2016, driving satisfaction rates for costs and fees to reach its highest level since 2006. Between the outrage caused by Spirit’s recent spate of cancellations and United’s overbooking debacle, most probably assume that customer satisfaction rates have plummeted for U.S. airlines.