See Inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s $1,500-Per-Ticket Wellness Summit


Since launching Goop as a newsletter in 2008, actress Gwyneth Paltrow has grown the concept into a successful lifestyle brand

2008 110

How Will Event Planners React To The Coronavirus Crisis?


If you have been in the event industry long enough, you may remember striking similarities between the lead up to the financial crisis in 2008 and the Coronavirus emergency.

2020 199

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We’re Bringing 20 Back


One of the most innovative formats we covered in 2008 (this is how […]. EventMB is delighted to announce an explosive line up for the ibtm world Innovation zone. See us in Barcelona to experience EventMB offline. And yes, we’re bringing 20 back. Pecha Kucha – a perfect example of embracing a fashion and ditching it without reason. The post We’re Bringing 20 Back by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link].

2016 153

Business Unusual:  Virtual Events & COVID-19


In the last few weeks, I have been consistently reminded of the feeling I had in 2008 when I was leading a variety of high-tech meetings while the events world was falling apart due to the economy.

2008 56

How to live your life

Conferences that Work

” —Stephen Jenkinson in the 2008 documentary Griefwalker. Two important truths from Stephen Jenkinson : “…it’s the awareness of death — and not happiness or positivity or stoicism — that allows us to live fully in the time that we have.” “…live your life as someone who has an enduring obligation to that which has kept you alive.” ” —Stephen Jenkinson, in an interview in The Sun, August 2015. Photo attribution: Flickr user x1klima.

2017 129

etouches: New Tech to Source Better Venue Deals [Review]


etouches is a well-loved brand within the event industry, established in 2008. The etouches strategic sourcing solution enables event planners to book venues and negotiate better deals, faster. Here is our review. etouches Strategic Venue Sourcing Solution: What Is It? etouches offer a complete event management platform, with a suite of modules for event managers. Click here […].

2008 89

How to Protect Your Staff From Noise at Gigs and Festivals


Under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations, which came into force in 2008, event organisers must follow safety guidelines when exposing […]. If you work on music events, you might think noise is just part of the job, but did you know, event organisers have a legal responsibility to protect the hearing of their staff? The post How to Protect Your Staff From Noise at Gigs and Festivals appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

2008 76

Unbridled agency on the fast track

Event Industry News

Launched at the turn of the century, initially focused on event logistics, Unbridled acquired a travel agency in 2002, going on to add registration to the mix in 2004, creative services in 2007 and production 2008, since when the company has enjoyed a “wild ride” in growth.

2021 56

Behind the TRO white paper treasure TROve

Event Industry News

Conceived as an event management and production agency nearly 40 years ago, around the automotive sector, TRO joined Omnicom in 2008 focused on designing and delivering live experiences for clients including Adidas, Volvo, Nike, Molson Coors and Under Armour. .

2021 63

Camp Bestival to go ahead as planned, says organiser Rob da Bank

Event Industry News

Camp Bestival, a family-friendly festival, had previously been held annually on the Lulworth Estate since 2008. Organisers of the Camp Bestival music festival say it is expected to go ahead as planned this summer.

2021 88

Record turnover for The ACC Liverpool Group

Event Industry News

Image credit: Ant Clausen The ACC Liverpool Group has achieved its highest annual turnover since opening in 2008. The company, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena, Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Pullman Liverpool hotel and TicketQuarter, delivered a turnover of £25.8m, compared to £17.2m for the previous 12 month period. Figures are based on audited accounts […]. The post Record turnover for The ACC Liverpool Group appeared first on Event Industry News. Exhibition News News

2008 48

Reed Exhibitions announces Anna Dycheva-Smirnova as CEO of Reed Exhibitions UK

Event Industry News

Dycheva-Smirnova joined Reed Exhibitions as Deputy General Manager of Reed Exhibitions Russia in 2008 and became CEO of Reed Exhibitions Russia in 2017.

2021 65

Wight Fencing at British Summer Time 2017

Event Industry News

Wight Fencing stretches much further than its original 2008 precept, which was to provide barriers to the burgeoning Isle of Wight Festival (IWF). Launched by IWF management to provide for the event’s unique, offshore requirements, and buoyed by its success there, Wight Fencing has gone on to provide for some of the biggest events on […]. The post Wight Fencing at British Summer Time 2017 appeared first on Event Industry News. Editor's Choice Features Festival & Outdoor News

2017 48

New Year is getting cheaper as ticket prices fall 38% over past 10 years

Event Industry News

Exclusive data from event guide and ticketing outlet, Skiddle, reveals that the price of a ticket for a New Year’s Eve event has dropped year on year since 2008 across all regions of the UK. Birmingham has seen the biggest drop in ticket prices over the past 10 years, falling by £39 on average since 2008. In 2008, the average price of a ticket was a whopping £84, compared to £57 in 2013 and £55 in 2017. Happy New Year? It is for our bank balances!

2008 61

Podcast: INVNT CEO Scott Cullather reflects on a decade of growth

Event Industry News

Scott launched INVNT in 2008 with a clearly defined ambition to create a global agency that would deliver innovative and dynamic events for the world’s leading brands. The Event Industry News Podcast once again goes trans-Atlantic for this week’s episode, as host James Dickson links up with CEO of INVNT, Scott Cullather.

2008 72

Enterprise Europe Network: Launch Conference


An annual event that began in 2008, the goal for this year’s conference was to unite both old and new partners of the Network to strengthen the organization as it looks forward to its next five year chapter Picture: Simon Pugh From June 8th to 9th, Brussels was teeming with over 800 people from 57 countries attending the Enterprise Europe Network Launch Conference.

2015 48

David Pegler leaves ExCeL London

Event Industry News

David joined ExCeL in 2008 as Managing Director and, following the appointment of Kevin Murphy as Chairman, was appointed Chief Executive Officer in early 2013. ExCeL London has announced that David Pegler, CEO, has left the company. ADNEC has announced that ExCeL’s Executive Director Exhibitions, Jeremy Rees, has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer with […]. The post David Pegler leaves ExCeL London appeared first on Event Industry News. Exhibition News News

2008 40

QuickMobile. One event app to do more than you can imagine

Event Industry News

In event apps, QuickMobile is undeniably a major player—the company introduced the first attendee-management event app in 2008. Today, QuickMobile creates custom-branded, single- and multi-event apps for event professionals across the field. With a flexible, easy-to-learn app-builder platform, a 24/7 support team, and an array of features including live analytics, audience polling, networking tools, and […]. The post QuickMobile.

2008 50

Grass Roots Meetings Industry Report set to return

Event Industry News

The independent report, which was originally published on an annual basis between 2008 and 2012, details key procurement trends, statistics, facts and insights sourced from planners and buyers in the meetings and events community. Grass Roots Meetings & Events will deliver the latest version of their highly respected Meetings Industry Report this summer.

2008 40

Now is the time to rethink and restart the events industry: Interview with Angeles Moreno, Managing Partner at the Creative Dots


You had an event management agency during the 2008 crisis and lost 50% of your business in one week. I went through the dot-com crisis, 9/11 and the financial crisis in 2008, which impacted us significantly in 2009.

2020 83

Natwest Everywoman Awards 2020 finalists announced

Event Industry News

women self employed, representing an increase of around 300,000 since before the 2008 financial crash [1]. Historically, women have made up just over a quarter of the self-employed, but since the 2008 downturn 58% of the newly self-employed have been female.

2020 60

Point of View: Laura Miller


A Nothing beats seeing your team win at Wembley and I was very fortunate to experience the ultimate day out back in 2008 – I saw my own hometown team (Hull City) promoted to the Premier League via the Wembley Play Off Final on the Saturday then going back the next day to watch my club I worked for Doncaster Rovers, beat Leeds Utd to be promoted the Championship on the Sunday. Laura Miller. Director of the Match Group at VIP Matchdays.

2021 40

Diversity In Events 2021 With William S. Matthews

Endless Events

In 2008, he launched his very own event planning business, RSVP with Will. But when you’re about ten years too late, I wonder why didn’t you do this possible when the US elected its first Black president back in 2008.

2021 71

Experience agency, Imagination, announces global innovation appointment with Stephen Van Elst

Event Industry News

Carving out an illustrious international career, Van Elst has created award-winning work for some of the world’s leading brands including Ford, Nissan, Cisco, Nike, Pepsi and the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Global experience agency, Imagination, yesterday announced the appointment of Stephen Van Elst to the role of global innovation director for its relationship with Ford Motor Company and creative director in Imagination’s Immersive Studio.

2008 70

Construction Employers Add 8,000 Jobs In November, Hourly Earnings Rise


Construction employment increased by 24,000 jobs in November to the highest level since November 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that tight margins are keeping firms from paying even more to attract hard-to-find workers, noting that efforts to cut tax rates should help lead to higher average hourly earnings for the sector.

2008 40

EMA Launches COVID-19 Forum to help members and gathers corporate opinion and information

Event Industry News

As much as we are pulling together as an industry to avoid cancellations, we are driven by the decisions of business and as we learnt in the crash of 2008, events are a very easy element to cut in times of crisis.

2008 75

Sustainability and Covid-19 – AGF Festivals seek audience insight

Event Industry News

This survey follows on from the AGF surveys of 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2013 and aims to find out what audience attitudes are now in the midst of the pandemic.

Why social and gaming features are and will continue to be important in event apps in 2020


A professional 22 year old working in 2008, when the App Store debuted, is now in a senior management buying position and a decision maker for their organization at 33 years of age. Jujama’s Social Feed. Social and gaming paradigms in mobile apps are now the norm. Likes, follows, hashtags, trending topics, points, in-app-purchases – all of these have been invented and cemented into the minds of working professionals in just the last decade.

2008 40

PODCAST RECAP: @LizKingEvents and @EdWaffles Interview @JSpellos from Meeting U


They released their first CD, “Welcome to the Neighborhood” in late 2008, and is back in the studio recording new songs for a new release. James Spellos from Meeting U. James Spellos is the President of Meeting U., whose mission is to help people become more productive and comfortable with technology. Jim delivers over 150 seminars annually on how to use technology more efficiently. In 2015, Jim was named one of the Meeting Industry’s trendsetters by Meetings Focus magazine.

2008 33

Event Producer Debra Owens Is Light on Her Feet

Connect Your Meetings

When the economy tanked in 2008, Owens was laid off and had some decisions to make. Every four years since 2008, Owens’ team has also produced the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s weeklong quadrennial General Conference. Debra Owens knows a thing or two about event production. Most of it she learned on the fly. Owens, who the St.

2008 50

Cashless over contactless

Event Industry News

Since 2008, Weezevent has worked with more than 400 major events in the implementation of their cashless solution in Europe. For a decade, Weezevent has been the dominant force in France with its self-service ticketing platform, seamless access control and cashless solution. Hertfordshire’s annual music festival, Standon Calling, moved to Weezevent, underlining the ambition to repeat the success seen in Europe.

2008 62

Exhibit 3Sixty secures ESSA Accredited status

Event Industry News

Formed in 2008, Exhibit 3Sixty provides boutique services to organisers and exhibitors in the UK, including exhibition stand design and build, shell scheme, furniture hire and electrical services.

2008 63

Dealing with protesters at an event

Gallus Events

In 2008 I was running the commercial department for the Council of Mortgage Lenders at the time and we were very conscious that our annual “celebration” could be a target for demonstrators. How would you cope with protesters or demonstrators at your event? The world is watching our events. Our conferences, exhibitions and dinners can be magnets for protesters and demonstrators.

2019 147

Tips to Keep Women Secure on the Road


adjacent room at Nashville Marriott in 2008. Maiden Voyage was founded in 2008 by a British woman, Carolyn Pearson, following a business trip to Los Angeles in which she missed an opportunity to explore the city because she didn’t feel comfortable doing so alone. Inspired by Her. Photo credit: M Gallery.

2018 81

How We Pivoted to Produce Virtual Events

Meeting Tomorrow

Clients were turning to us because we’d been producing virtual events since 2008, and also brought a deep understanding of live events. Google’s developer conference. Adobe Summit. One by one, the headlines rolled in as major companies cancelled their events in early March.

2020 67

Virtual Meetings Lower Costs … and Interaction

Conferences that Work

“It was no coincidence that the CSX Corporation held its 2008 meeting at a remote rail yard in New Orleans, the same year it was the focus of a shareholder activist putting up a proxy fight. “Intel’s annual meeting was entirely virtual. There was no in-person gathering site, the questions were submitted in advance, and management and the board made all of their presentations online.”

2016 170

Make Like an Architect and Drive Your ROI

Connect Your Meetings

While the term has been around for a while now—in 2008, Maarten Vanneste, CMM and president of the Meeting Design Institute authored a book , “Meeting Architecture, a manifesto,” which is dedicated to the process—it’s still important today. Live experiences are core to every business, and many companies are choosing to increase the number of events they produce for their audiences each year. People want more face-to-face experiences.

2008 40

Podcast: Practical uses of technology at Bournemouth 7s Festival

Event Industry News

Launched in 2008, Bournemouth 7s is an annual sport and music festival that welcomes 30,000 guests and hosts five different sports – rugby, netball, dodgeball, hockey and volleyball. On this week’s podcast, our host, James Dickson is joined by two guests from separate companies working collaboratively to organise Bournemouth 7s Festival. Craig Mathie, from Bournemouth 7s and Steve Jones, from FesTech, describe the practical uses of technology at events.

2008 67

Making a Marketing Shift for Digital Events

PCMA Convene

Long before he became national events manager for media website Thrillist in 2008, he helped organize his high-school prom and threw events for fraternities in college. “I

2020 79

Zerista shortlisted for 2 Event Technology Awards

Event Industry News

Founded in 2008, Zerista (a Simpleview brand) created a customisable event app that is backed by its world-class support team. Looking for a go-to event technology solution that maximises pre- and post-event engagement gives personalised matchmaking and networking solutions and offers year-round marketing? Zerista’s event app encompasses all this and more.