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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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.

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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 […].

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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 […].

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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 […].

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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.

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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. .

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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.

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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.

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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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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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New Year New Tech: What You Will Need to Get 2019 Started Right

Expo Pass

5G may turn out to be the Big Thing for 2019 , as smartphones were in 2007. (5 Minute Read). New Year New Tech: What You Will Need to Get 2019 Started Right. It’s hard to believe we are almost halfway through January, and it’s almost even harder to believe that we are living in the year 2019!

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

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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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7 Smart Moves—at Hilton, Teneo Hospitality Group and More

Smart Meetings

He’s been part of the staff since the hotel opened in 2007, initially serving as assistant rooms division manager. More : 7 Smart Moves—at Mahekal Beach Resort, Kimpton & More.

The Unlikely Lads: The story behind Burberry’s “Dirty Great Scaffold”

Event Industry News

In 2007 his work All My Exes Live in Tesco’s caught the attention of art philanthropist Charles Saatchi at whose gallery Hudson showcased. Featured Image: Matt and Graham, 2018.

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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.

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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.

‘It’s About Learning Through Play’

PCMA Convene

Torpe has managed the event designed around that goal, called Build the Change, since it debuted in 2007. Originally known as Build Your City — a nod to the LEGO company’s numerous city-themed building sets — the event debuted in four museums across Denmark on the same day in 2007.

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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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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.

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7 Outstanding Trade Fair and Congress Websites: Inspiration and Checklist


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.

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.

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.

Leadership Success Via Team-Oriented Work Culture

PCMA Convene

When we outgrew our national office, we built and moved to a new building in 2007 [in Rockville, Maryland]. Arlene A. Pietranton, Ph.D.,

Paris Hilton Launches Luxury Hotel Line


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.

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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.

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The Top 2017 Sea Otter Products We Loved! Part 2


This Santa Cruz, CA native company has been manufacturing high-quality bicycle components since 2007. Sea otter was just a few weeks ago and we can’t stop talking how cool this event was because we just couldn’t get enough of it!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Clothing Swap Meets Pop Up at Hotels and Conferences


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.

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.

Guest Blog: 30 ways to hold a successful event

Event Industry News

In 2007, Live Productions was merged with Eclipse, creating a £9m company with a greater market share. Written by Robin Purslow, Managing Director of Eclipse.

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