Goodbye Quicken 2007 – Hello SEE Finance!

Conferences that Work

I have switched my personal finance software from Quicken 2007 to SEE Finance. For twelve years, I used the venerable Quicken 2007 to manage my personal finances; a lifetime for software these days. Later Quicken versions never matched the functionality of the 2007 version, which has consequently remained extremely popular. If you don’t upgrade macOS (or keep a machine to run Mohave or an older version) Quicken 2007 can still be used.

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Event Design Rebels 2018: Roland Rom Colthoff


Principal Roland Rom Colthoff founded RAW (@rawdesignto) in late 2007 “to have a working culture that matched my personal and

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EventMB is now part of Skift!


I started EventMB in 2007 from a desk in my apartment in Southern Italy. Today is a great day. I am very happy to announce that EventMB has been acquired by Skift. I was very excited from day one, but I would be lying if I said that I always knew it was going […]. The post EventMB is now part of Skift! by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on [link]. Event Management eventplanning #eventprof eventmanagement

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This is Why You Should Change the Way You Think About Events


In one of his incredibly valuable articles, Gary Vaynerchuk recently said, “My biggest problem right now, in general, is that I feel that the far majority of people in business organizations and media companies all across the board are storytelling in 2017 like it’s 2007.”

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Top 3 Charging Stations for Convention Centers


Not long after the late Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone in June 2007, analysts started to ponder how advanced mobile devices would change business meetings. At one point, futurists believed that the convention and trade show industry would take a hit because of increased connectivity; the crux of this. The post Top 3 Charging Stations for Convention Centers appeared first on InCharged.

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PlanningPod: Getting the Planning Process “Down Pat”

Planner WIre

When Jeff Kear and Steven Feingertz decided in 2007 to leave the marketing and ad agency they started in 2000, they felt burned out and wanted to create their own product to… Continue. Event Technology Software

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National Theatre to install rooftop entertainment space

Event Industry News

The new space will replace The Deck, a temporary structure originally built in 2007, and will be developed to cater for the growing demand […]. Image: Belinda Lawley The National Theatre has been granted planning permission by Lambeth Council to build a new rooftop entertainment venue, opening in Summer 2018 for an initial 25 year period.

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Podcast: Special Edition with industry guru, Katie Morhen

Event Industry News

Starting her event career in 2007 with Reed Exhibitions, my guest this week, Katie Morhen, has helped some of the largest exhibition organisations drive attendance and increase sales. Founder of 52eight3, a specialist marketing agency, the company recently announced the launch of a new free-to-attend training event aimed to support marketers and connect the wider exhibition community. The need for effective liaison between sales and marketing teams is more important than ever.

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For $14,500, Sri Lanka Resort Serves Dessert — with Jewel

PCMA Convene

The Fortress Resort and Spa has sold only two of its Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence desserts since 2007. But don’t worry if you can’t meet the price; the resort has sold just two of them since introducing the Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence in 2007, Ruwanthika said. If you’re traveling to Sri Lanka and want a dessert with a little sparkle, we have just the treat. But it may be too rich for the average sweet tooth.

Celebrating 10 years of Manchester Central

Event Industry News

Last week, Manchester Central celebrated its 10th anniversary since rebranding in 2007. Around 150 clients and partners from across the UK and overseas travelled to Manchester to celebrate with the team. Upon arrival, an electric string quartet played classic Manchester anthems while guests mingled with Manchester bee-themed cocktails in hand. Guests were then treated to an […]. The post Celebrating 10 years of Manchester Central appeared first on Event Industry News.

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IMG retains Hyde Park Winter Wonderland contract through 2023/24

Event Industry News

PWR Events, which was acquired by global sports, fashion, events and media leader IMG in 2015, has been promoting and managing the UK’s leading Christmas-themed destination since its launch in Hyde Park in 2007. IMG-owned PWR Events has been awarded the contract to continue to manage and produce Hyde Park Winter Wonderland for the next six years, through to 2023/24, by The Royal Parks.

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ETL replay: how live-streaming can help improve event revenue

Event Industry News

Offering his audience some context, William described his first online event back in 2007, which cost viewers the same amount as it did to physically attend. Many companies today still experience these concerns just as he did in 2007. Starting with one event in 2007, William now runs several online events. This footage has been kindly captured by our friends at First Sight Media –

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ESSA Celebrates 10th Anniversary AGM on the Thames

Event Industry News

Held aboard the Jewel of London, the river boat which hosted the inaugural ESSA AGM in 2007, the meeting enjoyed unprecedented attendance, with […]. The assembled delegates on board the Jewel of London Members old and new took to the River Thames on April 27th, for the Event Supplier and Services Association’s (ESSA) 10th anniversary AGM.

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Tech Mergers Could Simplify Virtual Meeting Management


It launched in 1995 and was acquired by Silicon Valley-based Cisco in 2007. Cisco’s announcement in November that it was buying the virtual interaction company Slido may have been a foreshadowing of event tech mergers to come in 2021 according to event tech experts.

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MDG ATMe haze generators go along for The Ride with Catfish and the Bottlemen

Event Industry News

The band, which formed in Llandudno, Wales in 2007, first had success with […]. Two of the very latest MDG haze generators, the ATMe, recently joined up-and-coming British rock band, Catfish and the Bottlemen, playing medium to large arenas during a three-week tour of the UK in support of the band’s second studio album, The Ride. The post MDG ATMe haze generators go along for The Ride with Catfish and the Bottlemen appeared first on Event Industry News. Concerts & Tours News

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Top 5 Event Planners: Houston

Social Tables

It has been listed as a Top Ten Independent Planner by the Houston Business Journal since 2007. Elias Events. This event planning firm prides itself in “eclectic creativity” and creates stunning events with an emphasis on design. Soiréebliss! Events. An award winning boutique event planning firm that provides a modern, creative approach to event production. The experts at Soiréebliss will make sure that your event matches your style and budget. Join the movement for a better event.

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28th Annual Meetings Market Survey: Slower Growth Ahead

PCMA Convene

Moving on to a broader analysis, throughout the survey results you will see, there are more than a dozen places where we’ve included Annual Meetings Market Survey results from 2007 (published in the 2008 March issue of Convene ) up to present-day results from the survey conducted in late 2018. million, is closer to the 2007 budget figure of $5.4

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GL Events announces acquisition of two companies in Dubai: Wicked and Flow strengthening the Africa – Middle East Region

Event Industry News

Created in 2007 and 2010 in Dubai, these companies are today leading providers of premium event solutions in the United Arab Emirates: temporary structures and indoor fixtures, power and cooling units. GL Events, the integrated event industry group, announces the acquisition of 70% of the companies Wicked and Flow.

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The Ultimate Guide To The History Of Event Tech

Endless Events

It was 2007 when the iPhone was released, but it takes a little while before people start using it. We’re taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting the history of event tech! And what better place to do it than the Event Tech Podcast? Over the course of several episodes, we’ve covered everything event tech-related. From Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to cybersecurity for events and virtual event platform reviews , this podcast has done it all.

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MICE Innovations Impacting the Industry

Connect Your Meetings

Amazon released the Kindle in November 2007, which essentially eliminated the need to purchase books from the retailer that were delivered through the mail, thus reducing sales for that division. Why does innovation often come from outsiders to an industry? The question intrigues me, in part because I was once an outsider to the MICE industry. Before moving into events, I spent a decade working in corporate America in various roles (finance, operations and compliance).

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25th million ticket sold in a year of firsts at The O2 arena

Event Industry News

It’s been crowned the number one venue every year since opening in 2007 and now The O2 arena celebrates over 25 million tickets being sold. The venue has hosted over 2,000 individual performances since opening in 2007 and now averages over 200 events a year which cover music, sport, comedy, family entertainment and e-Sports. The milestone comes after a run of sell out shows from Ariana Grande, Travis Scott and Muse over the summer. .

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Got Shrinking Room Blocks?

PCMA Convene

First a look at the numbers, taken from a decade’s worth of data gathered in Convene ‘s Meetings Market Survey: The average room pickup in 2007 was 6,009 — in 2016 it was 3,449. Meanwhile, the average number of attendees in 2007 was 4,400, while in 2016 it was 5,201. . Over the years, the percentage of rooms picked up by organizations has remained steady in the mid-80 percent range.

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Westminster Venue Collection appoints three new board members

Event Industry News

Together with his husband, renowned fashion photographer Carlos Lumiere, Stephan founded the Lumiere collection in 2007 and has curated the illustrious Embassy venue on Grosvenor Place over the past 12 months into a stylish set of event spaces, hot on interior design. Westminster Venue Collection, featuring 33 venues in the iconic borough of Westminster, has appointed three new board members to its panel of industry experts.

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Say Hello to the New Salt Lake City International Airport

PCMA Convene

Since 2007, SLC has been the #1 on-time airport in the United States (even during the winter months), which means you and your attendees are less likely to encounter agenda-wrecking flight delays. The United States’ most on-time airport is stepping into the future. They say getting there is half the battle—but few airports are as reliable as Salt Lake City International. Served by all major U.S.

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New Rules of Revelry: Justin Bolognino of META

Connect Your Meetings

Back in 2007, the team behind New York’s Brooklyn Bowl bought into his startup marketing strategy—no ads, no money, just the (then unknown) social media—and by its second year in business, Brooklyn Bowl was the 10th most-searched keyword on Google. Spend a few minutes with Justin Bolognino and your creative spark ignites. His passion for meetings and events is contagious.

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Think You Are Using Secure Event Apps? Think Again!

They hope that, in the coming few years, this new product of theirs will become the flagship proposition of the company (think Steve Jobs at the Apple-iPhone launch of 2007). Imagine that you are a well-known event management company. Your Fortune 500 client has given you the responsibility of hosting their annual shareholder’s conference. Unknown to most of the attendees, the upper echelons of management has a surprise in store for them.

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Mike Dominguez’ Predictions for 2019

Smart Meetings

From 2007 to 2018, transient room growth increased from 123 million to 173 million rooms, a 50 million room increase. “We have not been [here] before,” said MGM senior vice president of MGM Resorts International Mike Dominguez, in a recent Smart Meetings webinar , referring to the state of the hotel industry going into 2019. The hotel industry has seen consecutive record occupancy numbers over the last few years and it is projected to continue.

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Robyn Benincasa’s Amazing Race

Connect Your Meetings

Robyn Benincasa’s right leg gave out with three days remaining in the 2007 Adventure Racing World Championship in Scotland. Her teammates put her on towlines to make sure they finished the grueling race. It marked the end of the line after 17 years atop the field in one of the planet’s hardest competitions. But Benincasa says the biggest disappointment was not that her career in adventure racing was done—it was coming in sixth place.

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4 Wedding Tech Trends on the Radar This Year

All Seated

Since its start in 2007, the Academy has launched the careers of over 4,000 wedding planners with their certification courses, and Kylie has devoted her time to empowering other CEOs and entrepreneurs to build a meaningful, powerful career.

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Delegate Select

Event Industry News

When it comes to 1-2-1 meetings at events, Delegate Select, founded in 2007, is one of the most innovative event software companies in the world. Our flexible end-to-end platform is used to power hundreds of high profile events of many different formats — including conferences, exhibitions, buyer-supplier forums, peer-to-peer summits and hosted buyer programs.

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Breckenridge Distillery


In 2007, physician (and whiskey enthusiast) Brian Nolt founded the company after cashing out his life savings — he banked on himself, and on the pristine Breckenridge water they use in their spirits for proofing and blending — and unsurprisingly found success. Nestled among the snowy peaks that populate picturesque Breckenridge, Colorado, lies the world’s highest distillery. Thanks to this accolade, it only seems fitting that they dubbed themselves Breckenridge Distillery.

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Way Out West to become the first climate-transparent festival

Event Industry News

Since the inception of Way Out West in 2007, sustainability has been high on the festival’s agenda, and in 2013 it became the first Swedish festival to be certified as a sustainable event according to ISO 20121. Way Out West is a Swedish cultural encounter, welcoming over 100,000 visitors to Gothenburg for three days of music, festivities and culture.

Top 3 Charging Stations for Convention Centers


Not long after the late Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone in June 2007, analysts started to ponder how advanced mobile devices would change business meetings. At one point, futurists believed that the convention and trade show industry would take a hit because of increased connectivity; the crux of this conjecture was that the ease of two-way video conferencing would do away with the need for business meetings and face-to-face interaction, but we know that never happened.

Guidebook and Our Customers for the Win!


The EN Awards launched in 2007 to recognize success and achievement in the international event industry. Over the past several months, Guidebook won numerous awards for its innovation and leadership. It’s amazing to see and also very humbling to be nominated alongside companies including Google and others whose impact is unquestioned in the industry.

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Sustainable Venue Spotlight: Croke Park

Event Industry News

Their sustainability journey began in 2007 when the team at this iconic venue realised Croke Park had an important part to play in managing their impact on the natural world and influencing others to do the same.

Spearin Doctrine: A Construction Case Described in A Tweet!


In 2007, the Ohio Supreme Court rocked the construction law world by significantly limiting the application of the Spearin Doctrine. I read in my Twitter feed this morning about a recent case where the Missouri Court of Appeals formally adopted the Spearin Doctrine. I immediately wondered if I could explain the Spearin Doctrine in less than 140 characters. Here you go: US v. Spearin: Owner designs. Contractor builds. Owner accepts. Work sucks. Owner sues. Contractor absolved.

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From International Acts to Vendini, Behind the Scenes with Stéphane McGarry


He also helped produce the Canada Day celebrations in the Old Port of Montreal from 2005 to 2007, which attracted more than 60,000 people annually. By now, it’s no secret that Vendini employees have a passion for the arts and the development and innovation of our product. Employees located all over North America have helped us expand and reach new heights. In the past decade, we’ve further established our presence in Canada through strategic acquisitions like Boxxo and Crowdtorch.

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Convene’s 27th Annual Meetings Market Survey

PCMA Convene

In November, the economic recovery since the 2007–2009 recession was in its eighth year, and “showing little signs of fatigue,” according to Reuters. Moving on to a broader analysis, on the following pages, there are more than a dozen places where we’ve included Annual Meetings Market Survey results from 2007 (published in the 2008 March issue of Convene ) up to present-day results from the survey conducted in late 2017 — a broader overview we started last year.

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40 Under 40: Samantha Huff

Connect Your Meetings

Since its inception in 2007, we have reached over 390,000 youth participants. Samantha Huff, 31, works in Lincoln, Nebraska, as p rogram and planning manager at Golf Course Builders Association of America. As a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree, Huff discusses her passion for the events industry. Connect with Huff on Twitter and Instagram. What I do: I’ve had the good fortune of helping our members, comprised of golf course construction companies and suppliers, succeed in business.

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Grass Roots Meetings Industry Report wins Business Travel Journalism Award

Event Industry News

Originally published in 2007 the MIR is a compendium of industry trends, data and venue information. The Grass Roots Meetings Industry Report was judged best meetings and events supplement at the 15 th Business Travel Journalism Awards on Thursday 4 th October. The report was produced and edited by Tom Lambregts, marketing manager at Grass Roots Meetings & Events; Mark Harris of the Travel Intelligence Network, and Des McLaughlin at Mac-D Consulting.

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