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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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 52

BPM | PRO shuts its doors as organisers launch four new market-focused shows

Event Industry News

The landmark event, which started life as the DJ-focussed BPM back in 2007, has grown into a full-scale […].

2007 75

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 66

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.

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

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.

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 301

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 66

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 68

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

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.

2018 83

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.

Ohio 112

Refocus & Prioritize – Pareto Principle

Arlo Training & Events Software

Teich & Faddoul, 2007 ). Are you running your training or events business but finding yourself weighed down in administration and time consuming tasks? These tasks consume the time you have available to engage in activities which will grow your business.

2007 74

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

What Does Frances McDormand’s Acceptance Speech Have to Do With Events?

PCMA Convene

From 2007 to 2015, Smith’s research team had viewed the top 800 grossing films in the U.S. After Frances McDormand’s acceptance speech at last night’s Academy Awards, host Jimmy Kimmel joked that it should itself be nominated for an award.

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.

How event staffing agencies must adapt to the growing freelance workforce

Event Industry News

In 2007 an offer to move to Norway lead to Greg’s instrumental role in building Scandinavia’s biggest communications agency. by Greg Lusk, Founder of Liveforce.

2018 66

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

Smart Meetings

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.

Human Trafficking Victim Rebecca Bender Fights Back

Connect Your Meetings

In 2007, the feds raided one of the homes, and the trafficker took a plea deal on a tax evasion charge. In the near decade since Rebecca Bender freed herself from a six-year nightmare involving sex trafficking, she’s devoted her life to educating Americans about the dangers of a sordid industry that can enslave young people. The 36-year-old Oregonian, founder and CEO of the Rebecca Bender Initiative shared her story with Connect, as well as what people don’t know about human trafficking.

2007 53

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 market and parlay into a new business. “We The initial test product came out in 2007.

2007 56

How to Tackle Big Issues at Small Meetings

PCMA Convene

Shortly after Roger Dower became president of the Johnson Foundation in 2007, he wanted to explore what it takes to host meaningful meetings. Wingspread was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936.

2018 60

How the International Baking Industry Expo Keeps from Getting Stale

PCMA Convene

Most operations are outsourced—including attendee acquisition, communications, and public relations, which since IBIE 2007 have all been handled by MDG, a tradeshow marketing agency headquartered in San Diego. . IBIE 2007 “maybe had 12” education seminars, according to Wells.

2007 56

Inspired Spaces 2017

Canadian Special Events

The event, which has been running since 2007, requires students to select a mock client, choose a venue, develop a theme, source a caterer and define the details of the decor. Seneca Students Create Inspiring Spaces For Annual Competition.

2017 52

The Most Important #Hashtag Rules for Event Managers


This was back on August 23 rd, 2007 at a time when Twitter was the super innovative network and many influential internet personalities were rising to fame. Internet activist Chris Messina had an idea – let’s use the # symbol for groups!

2007 52

Improving the Odds for Teachers

PCMA Convene

The initiative started at JSM 2007. Ten years ago, the American Statistical Association (ASA), the world’s largest community of statisticians, invited local middle-school math and science teachers to a “Meeting Within a Meeting” at its annual conference in Salt Lake City.

2022 87

Convene’s 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey

PCMA Convene

recession hit December 2007, through post-recession (mid-2009), to the recovery. million in 2007 to $7 million today. Every year, when we compile the latest Meetings Market Survey results, we compare them to the previous year’s survey.

2015 85

Celebrating International Sushi Day (June 18)

Plan Your Meetings

This tale into my first dip into sushi was originally published in the September 2007 issue of The Meeting Professional.]. This Sunday (June 18) is International Sushi Day—and I’m betting you didn’t even realize that was a thing.

Japan 52

7 Outstanding Trade Fair and Congress Websites


Since early 2007, with ‘only’ 700 bloggers, re:publica has developed into one of the world’s leading events for the digital economy. A website plays a decisive role in the battle of gaining customers’ attention.

Utah 52

Paris Hilton Launches Luxury Hotel Line

Smart Meetings

When she was younger, Paris Hilton was primarily known as a socialite who starred in a series of reality television shows—the most famous being “The Simple Life,” which aired from 2003 to 2007.

Paris 59

Clothing Swap Meets Pop Up at Hotels and Conferences

Smart Meetings

Following the success of their Take Off Your Clothes swap event in Montreal in 2007, The SWAP Team formed a non-profit group to tackle the issue of clothing waste. One man’s (or woman’s) trash is another’s treasure.

The Making of Tomorrow’s Leaders

PCMA Convene

since 2007, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. C ollege graduates from the class of 2016 can toss their caps in the air this year with a little more confidence: 67 percent of employers plan to hire them. That’s the highest percentage.

2007 52

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.

2007 42

Gather’s Custom Confetti Physics Engine


2007. April Product Update: Using Sweat, Tears, and Havoc.js to Make Events Fun for Everyone Involved. At Gather, we pride ourselves on dreaming up an optimal user experience first, then working towards the technology required to deliver on that dream.

2005 41

16 Event Resources to Plan Your Next Great Event

Capterra Event Management

Julius Solaris started Event Manager Blog back in 2007, and it is, according to him, the first blog for event professionals. Update: 7/19/2016: This piece has been updated to reflect comments and new software options since the article first went live.

2007 75

4 Reasons You Need Content Marketing


In 2007, spending precious time watching ads for products would be laughed at, but now it’s the norm. We’ve talked about all kinds of marketing for events on this blog, but one has been missing - until today.

2015 52

Chicago Chosen to Host ASAE in 2018

Smart Meetings

Our last visit in 2007 resulted in the largest association attendance in ASAE’s history with more than 3,700 executives. After more than 10 years, Chicago has been chosen to host American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Exposition in 2018.

2018 62

Singapore Hosts a Meeting for Young Radiology Professionals

PCMA Convene

In Berlin in 2007, the closing party was held in an authentic performance hall from the 1950s, with spiral staircases and doors opening onto a patio and a pond.

Host a Fashionable Event at Infamous Versace Mansion

Smart Meetings

The venue has been used for many high-profile events, including an official Super Bowl soiree in 2007. It has been two decades since the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.

U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders Adds Caroline Beteta, Christopher J. Nassetta

Smart Meetings

Nassetta, who joined Hilton as president and CEO in 2007, has led the company through a major transformation, rallying employees around the shared goal of being “the most hospitable company in the world.” The U.S.