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

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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.”

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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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.,

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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.

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7 Smart Moves at Hilton Santa Barbara, Viceroy Chicago and More

Smart Meetings

Before her time at Viceroy, she held nine positions at Trump International Hotel & Tower over the course of nine years, from housekeeping manager in 2008 to hotel manager in 2016.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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People on the Move

PCMA Convene

market between 2004 and 2008. Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Adam Crocini. Hilton has appointed Adam Crocini to the role of vice president, food and beverage, Luxury and Lifestyle Group.

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.

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A Conference for the Science Behind Emotions

PCMA Convene

The inaugural event was held in 2004 in Amsterdam, and the conference has been held every other year except for 2008 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Lille, France; Canterbury, England; Berlin, Germany; and Leiden, Holland. Illustration by Carmen Segovia. The heart wants what the heart wants.

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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The Top 20 Event Planning Books to Read Right Now


The spectacular opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 are used as an illustration of how Asia has emerged on the world event stage and now successfully plans and hosts even the largest events.

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Rohit Bhargava’s 3 Ways to Better Serve Your Audience

PCMA Convene

When Domino’s Pizza began reinventing itself —introducing the Pizza Tracker in 2008 so customers could track every stage of their order in real time and tweaking its recipe in 2009 — smaller pizza chains were worried about going out of business, Bhargava said.

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7 Smart Moves at Kimpton Goodland, Grand Velas Los Cabos and More

Smart Meetings

He’s been with the company since 2008 when he started as a bellman at Kimpton Hotel Madera while he was in college. More: 7 Smart Moves at Four Seasons, Visit Music City and More. Zachary Jellson Kimpton Goodland in Goleta, California, welcomed Jellson as general manager.

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Will Airline Pilot Shortage Cripple Second-Tier Markets?

Smart Meetings

11, 2001, and during the 2008 financial crisis, the aviation industry suffered and airlines merged. Everyone loves to complain about air travel today. Cramped cabins. Added fees for everything. But what if there was no pilot to fly the plane? That’s the scenario the U.S.

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.

Insights from Meetings and Event Technology Expert: QnA with Corbin Ball

Hubilo Blog

2008: The first mobile event apps emerge (multiple vendors). Working in the events industry, building contacts with event influencers becomes one of the priorities for us.

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IMG appointed Exclusive Sales Agent for UEFA EURO 2020™ Official Hospitality

Event Industry News

IMG has a proven track record as a successful UEFA sales agent, the two organisations having worked together during UEFA EURO 2008 in Austria and Switzerland, the 2011 and 2013 UEFA Champions League finals in the UK; and UEFA EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, has been appointed as the exclusive sales agent for UEFA EURO 2020 Official Hospitality in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

New Event Forecast: Stable Growth in 2019

Smart Meetings

A decade after the 2008 recession, the industry appears to be stable, with steady growth on the horizon according to a new report from American Express Meetings & Events (M&E), a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT).

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M&S Bank Arena launches in Liverpool

Event Industry News

The venue has hosted over 1,300 performances since it first opened its doors in 2008. M&S Bank has today become the official naming partner of the Liverpool Arena. The city’s number one venue for entertainment is now named the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool and a full rebrand of the venue is underway.

M&S Bank Arena unveils new branding

Event Industry News

The venue has hosted over 1,350 performances since it first opened its doors in 2008. The M&S Bank Arena Liverpool rebrand has been unveiled after M&S Bank became the official naming partner of the city’s number one venue for entertainment.

VisitScotland’s latest INNOVATETHENATION to focus on Fintech

Event Industry News

Rory Archibald, Associations & Sectors, VisitScotland Business Events said: “Scotland is fast becoming a leader in the FinTech industry and since 2008 the sector has attracted £37 million worth of investment. VisitScotland Business Events will hold its latest INNOVATE THE NATION event during the inaugural FinTech Scotland Fortnight 2018 at CodeBase, located in Stirling’s digital district on Monday 24 th September.

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TRO promotes senior leaders

Event Industry News

One of the original shareholders of the TRO business, O’Loughlin was pivotal in the sale of the agency to global marketing communications group Omnicom back in 2008. Global brand experience agency TRO has announced two key senior leadership appointments.

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Why Event Apps Take Your Event to the Next Level


In July 2008 (almost exactly 10 years ago) the first mobile app was published and Apple launched the App Store. Why Event Apps Take your Event to the Next Level. Wow–it’s been almost 10 years since the App Store opened! It’s hard to think back to a time when iPhones didn’t exist. Thus, introducing the world to the mobile app. Little did we know the impact these apps would have on our relationships, businesses and day to day life. Remember the Apple slogan “there’s an app for that”?

SpotXchange and Audience Partners Roll Out Voter-Targeted Video Advertising Ahead of Midterm Elections

Audience Partners

Since 2008, Audience Partners has connected offline political databases with anonymous online advertising for superior audience targeting. SpotXchange has seen spend for political video advertising increase 700 percent from 2008.

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Top 2019 Largest Expos in the U.S


Since 2008, the expo has given the Green Car Technology Award to the most visionary vehicles. When you look at a list of the top expos of 2019, it becomes obvious that Americans love cars. Automobile trade shows dominate America’s expos.

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Hot Technologies 2018

Connect Your Meetings

They released their first CD, “Welcome to the Neighborhood” in late 2008 and is perpetually in the recording studio working on their next project. Register now for “Hot Technologies 2018” How are you keeping up with the technological advancements that impact the meetings industry?

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Crewsaders celebrates 10th Anniversary

Event Industry News

From its small beginnings in Birmingham in 2008, the company has grown into a national company with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London Manchester and Scotland employing over 400 permanent staff and freelancers. Crewsaders the crewing and staffing company that provides services to the corporate events and meetings industry is celebrating 10 years in business.

Coming Up: Hollywood Producer Austin Johnston Shares His AV Secrets for Events

Connect Your Meetings

He started design, management and production company AKJohnston Group in 2008, and despite launching during the Great Recession, his company has grown 300 percent every year for the last eight years. Coming up at Connect: We’re hosting a webinar you won’t want to miss.

Risk360: Communications Policy


In 2008, a terror group attacked a hotel in Mumbai and held hostages for three days. Risk-reduction actions for safer events in 2019.

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INVNT boosts offering with launch of new content agency HEV?

Event Industry News

We launched INVNT in 2008 to fulfil an unmet need in the live events business, and we see a similar opportunity with HEV?. INVNT, the global live brand storytelling agency TM , has bolstered its offering with the launch of HEV?,

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Moët & Chandon Dining Experience set to wow at The July Festival in Newmarket

Event Industry News

We have paired this with a Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2008, which has a longer time in the cellars, to develop more intense flavours and a fuller body and stands well with this dish.

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