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


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Greater Boston CVB Picks New Chief Executive

PCMA Convene

The Greater Boston CVB’s board picked Martha Sheridan, who has led the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO since 2006, to become its new CEO. ( The Boston Globe.

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.

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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.

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.

Are We Creating The Wrong Type Of Conference Experiences?

Velvet Chainsaw

2006). Everyone’s talking about the need to create customer experiences. Yes, including us, the Velvet Chainsaw team.). It’s as if Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore’s Experience Economy is just now hitting its stride—for conferences at least.

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.

PapaKåta introduces the PapaShop at The Showman’s Show- made by event professionals for event professionals

Event Industry News

Parent company, PapaKåta, was founded in 2006 as one of the UK’s first providers of Tentipi Teepees for outdoor events, providing both Teepees and American Sperry® Tents.

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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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McConnell Hospitality Group


In 2006, Culinary Institute of America graduate Jason McConnell decided to create his own restaurant concept in Franklin, Tennessee, right outside of Nashville. Since then, the McConnell Hospitality Group has grown to include three full-service restaurants, a catering company, as well as a private events venue. To help make their event management process better, the McConnell Hospitality Group turned to Gather to: . Streamline internal & external communication.

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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.

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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.

Promoting Bands and Gigs on Twitter


Since 2006. The internet has always been a brilliant way to share music and since the advent of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, there are now even more opportunities for promoting bands and gigs online. Twitter is still a largely underrated tool for finding and sharing music but that looks set to change as Twitter is slowly boosting the site functionality to include hosting images, video and music on their site.

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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

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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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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Event Tech News: Eventbrite IPO, PSAV Gets Acquired and More

Endless Events

The company launched back in 2006 and was the first of its kind to cater to small businesses. This week, we have some event tech news for those interested in the behind-the-scenes of event companies. To start, we’ve discovered that PSAV was recently acquired by Blackstone.

Meeting Mentors: Lauren Kramer Follows Her Entrepreneurial Ambitions

PCMA Convene

Starting my own business in 2006 was a leap of either stupidity or faith, but it was a dream and I’m glad to still be standing. Lauren Kramer believes the future looks bright for the business events industry.

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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.

Fashion meets technology as Epson and Richard Quinn collaborate at London Fashion Week 2018

Event Industry News

million since 2006. Epson – the world’s leading projector manufacturer – provided stunning high lumen laser projection mapping to support the launch of Richard Quinn’s new 2019 fashion range at London Fashion Week earlier this week (18 September.)

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.

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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How to Plan A User Conference: Tips From Event Experts


As Community Events Manager, Danielle oversees all Moz ’s events and sponsorships, including the annual MozCon Conference, which began in 2006. What goes into planning a user conference? Gain tips from event experts who’ve successfully launched and scaled their own SaaS user conferences.

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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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#MeToo Movement Has a Huge Impact on Events

Connect Your Meetings

While Milano’s hashtag campaign reignited the issue, “Me Too” was initially coined by social activist Tarana Burke in 2006. #MeToo has become an all-too-daily topic on news channels. It’s inspired celebrities and public figures to unite in adopting a dress code for Hollywood events. And it’s been the impetus for widespread movements around the world. Sexual harassment and assault certainly isn’t a new issue, but the way we’re talking about it is.

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.

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Event Technology Awards Judges’ Spotlight: Andy Sexton

Event Industry News

I was lucky enough to work at some great agencies and learn the trade from some of the best before joining 2LK as a 3D designer in 2006. Joining the Event Technology Awards 2018 judging panel is Andy Sexton, Creative Director at 2LK. How did your career lead you to your current job? Initially trained as a product designer, it’s in my nature to always consider the user experience first, which is something that’s shaped my entire career.

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.

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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.

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.

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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‘The Conversation is the Relationship’

PCMA Convene

Most of us increasingly rely on email, texts, Slack messages, and other digital platforms to communicate at work — instead of having face-to-face conversations.

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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.

Agency Spotlight: Cook & Associates

Event Industry News

We are proud to have worked with long-standing client Qatar Airways since 2006 at over 30 shows and across 10 countries! This article is brought to you in association with Macroart.

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4 Effective Examples of Twitter Event Promotion


The social platform launched in July 2006 to little fanfare but blew up at the 2007 interactive, film, and music conference — South by Southwest, when Twitter usage jumped from 20,000 to 60,000 tweets per day. Using social media to promote your next live event? Of course you are.

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.

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

Event Industry News

The FIFA Green Goal programme aimed to make the 2006 World Cup the most environmentally friendly ever, attempting to offset the 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions predicted to be generated by the event. By Peter Ward, Director at WeTrack. Hello from WeTrack!

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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.,

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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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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