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. Can import my historic Quicken 2007 data (~50,000 transactions!).

2007 156

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

2018 104

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 […].

2007 199

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.”

2007 109

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.

2007 40

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.

2007 36

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.

2007 79

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 […].

2007 67

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.

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.

2007 60

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 […].

2007 56

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.

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 […].

2007 60

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. .

2007 40

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.

2019 106

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.

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.

2007 40

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?

2007 82

What’s the best learning model for conference sessions?

Conferences that Work

Quotes from David Weinberger, Everything Is Miscellaneous , Times Books, 2007. We don’t usually think about the learning models we employ during conference sessions, and I believe our events would be better if we did.

2016 302

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.

2016 85

More songs of love and hate

Event Industry News

Britannia Row has long delivered telling answers to taxing questions at the Summer Series, including Mogwai’s request for surround sound in 2007. Released in 2007 it’s loaded with observations about the state of this country too.

2007 75

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. .

2007 69

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.

2024 82

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.

2007 72

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.

2019 69

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.

2007 49

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.

2007 40

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.

New key hires across 2 UK offices increase MCI UK’s strategic growth

Event Industry News

Therese Dolan joins as director association management and consulting services with over 14 years’ experience in the conference and events industry, moving into the Association and PCO sector in 2007.

2007 70

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.

2005 54

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. million in 2007 to $6.6 TOP OUTSOURCED ITEM, 2007–2017. 2007 Event-supply rentals.

2016 85

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.

2017 106

New Podcast – Actionable Steps: Help End Human Trafficking


A 20-year leader at CWT, Tony has held numerous commercial roles in business travel before taking the role as VP for CWT Meetings & Events in the United States in 2007. In this episode of How Great Events Happen , Cody and Brooke sit down with Tony Wagner from CWT Meetings & Events to discuss our role as industry professionals to help put an end to this human right’s violation. What to Listen for: What is human trafficking?

2007 28

2019 40 Under 40: Heather Wakefield, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society

Connect Your Meetings

metro area in 2007, I had the opportunity to start working in a medical specialty association on educational programming. Heather Wakefield, 39, works remotely in Nashville, Tennessee, as a s enior manager of education and events at Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.

2019 52

MCI Group Canada Inc. announces Natasha Hilliard as new director, institutional division in Vancouver

Event Industry News

Following 10 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts across Canada, she joined MCI Group Canada in 2007 as a sales manager before being promoted to director, association relations. MCI Group Canada Inc.,

2007 56

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.

2007 20

Leftovers from MGM Buffets will be Transformed into Ingredients for 800,000 Meals


17, MGM Resorts announced that the property will be donating surplus hot meals to Three Square, a southern Nevada food bank the hospitality company founded in 2007.

Annual Review

PCMA Convene

We’ve stayed small and flat in terms of attracting international attendees to our largest events: 7 percent of registrants in 2007, and 7 percent again in 2016. Getting and giving annual performance reviews doesn’t top my “Things I’m Most Comfortable Doing” list.

2007 52

The Next Big Thing in Conference and Corporate Event Technology

Coterie Spark

And while the palm and blackberry had their day in the sun, the launch of the iphone in 2007 takes us down to 12 years of intense, immediate, technological access, growth and integration.

Lumiere London is proud to announce the opening of its latest venue, The Embassy, on the prestigious Grosvenor Place in Belgravia

Event Industry News

Founded in 2007, Lumiere London started originally as Carlos’ photographic studio in the illustrious Menier Chocolate Factory in London Bridge and over time expanded into an event space used by third parties for filming, photography and corporate events.

2019 82