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 111

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. Will the industry react in the same way or will things change for good? It is fair to say that we share a common need […]. The post How Will Event Planners React To The Coronavirus Crisis? by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link]. Event Management EventProfs eventindustry eventmanagement

2020 152

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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 152

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. It’s a good thing that meeting planners are one of the most resilient bunches of people I know! virtual events

2008 43

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.

2008 127

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 86

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

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

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

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

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

Tarsus Group acquires remaining stake in Chinese joint venture

Event Industry News

Hubei Hope Exhibition was the first acquisition made by Tarsus in China in 2008 and saw a 50/50 joint venture established which has endured since.

2020 56

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

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

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

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. EMA is a not-for-profit industry association exclusively for in-house corporate event planners.

2020 57

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 32

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

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.

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 64

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. Exhibit 3Sixty, the Coventry-based, full-service exhibition contractor, has become one of the first ESSA member companies to become ESSA Accredited.

2008 48

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

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

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 146

Event Tech Awards appoints new caterer for 2018 edition

Event Industry News

Crouch/Maher catered for businesses across the boroughs at the same time, and the events market, where the business has been focused, exclusively, since 2008. In the business for 30 years, Boulevard Events will bring its unique style and substance to Troxy on November 7. “I I like it when people mention how long we’ve been a part of the industry. You don’t tend to last very long unless you’re selling something that’s worth buying,” Event Director, Mark Maher, says.

2018 85

GL events supports Festival Vision

Event Industry News

The GL events Group, for example, launched its sustainable development policy in 2008 and, here in the UK, we go above and beyond our commitment to ISO 14000 Environmental standards; supporting local economies and communities wherever we can while measuring and addressing our impacts across as many areas of the business as possible.

2025 70

Using Swag to Bring a ‘Physical Dimension’ to Virtual Events

PCMA Convene

The company launched in 2008 to provide brands, expo booths, and events with personalized merchandise to distribute to employees, clients, and attendees. Swag stands for Stuff We All Get — which is no longer true now that most events continue to take place online.

2020 71

The ACC Liverpool Group appoints new corporate services director and deputy chief executive

Event Industry News

The ACC Liverpool Group has generated more than £1.7bn in economic benefit for the city region since it opened in 2008, welcoming more than 7.2 The ACC Liverpool Group has appointed Faye Dyer as corporate services director and deputy chief executive. She will lead the organisation’s corporate services team which includes finance, HR, IT and procurement and will join the leadership team responsible for progressing the strategic direction of The ACC LiverpoolGroup.

2005 55

Sustainable events are Universal Live’s number one priority

Event Industry News

Set up in 2008, Carpet Recycling UK has increased diversion rates from 2% – 44% by 2018 diverting over one million tonnes of carpet waste; this is the equivalent to 57,000 football pitches. Technical production specialist, Universal Live has pledged to recycle 100% of carpets used at their events by the end of 2019.

Podcast: Dan Mason & Andy Sexton from 2LK discuss experiential marketing

Event Industry News

Touching on the history of marketing, Dan and Andy took us back to the economic crash of 2008 during which traditional marketing strategies such as print journalism took a substantial hit. Dan Mason, managing director, and Andy Sexton, creative director from 2LK, joined Event Industry News for this week’s podcast to discuss the company’s 25-year history.

2008 50

The Intersection of Augmented Reality, Social Media and Events is Finally Here


While still early stage, allowing third-party developers to create branded AR filters for Instagram’s billion-plus user base could have as much of an impact on social media and content marketing as when Apple opened up their platform in 2008. .

Essential! Support the $1 Trillion Meetings Industry, Restart America


Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC), which was formed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, is leveraging the voices of corporate executives, policymakers and industry leadership to showcase the important role meetings play in helping people safely return to getting business done.

2020 110

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

SHOT Show Aims for Hybrid Event in January in Las Vegas

PCMA Convene

Since 2008, the industry has grown 100 percent in terms of jobs and 213 percent in economic impact, according to the report. NSSF—The Firearm Industry Trade Association, which owns and sponsors SHOT Show, will decide by Dec. 1 whether the trade show will go on in January as planned.

2020 92

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 165

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 76

Meetings Industry Association appoints sustainability ambassador

Event Industry News

Following his appointment as general manager of 15Hatfields in 2008, Warren has spearheaded a campaign to make the venue one ofcentral London’s most sustainable. The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has appointed leading venue sustainability expert Warren Campbell as an ambassador to its council to champion sustainability.