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 166

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.

2016 281

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.”

2008 170

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?

2008 153

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

2008 63

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).

2017 63

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.

2008 52

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.

2008 52

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.,

2008 42

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 46

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

Award-Winning MICE Hotel and City Landmark in the Heart of Beijing


The hotel is routinely selected as the trusted host of parties and events such as the 2008 Olympic delegations, visiting APEC diplomats, heads of state, and, most recently, the 2017 Belt and Road delegations and the 2018 Forum on China-African Cooperation.

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

Tips to Keep Women Secure on the Road

Smart Meetings

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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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.

2016 220

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.

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?

2018 70

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.

2008 46

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.

2008 63

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.

Announcing Partnership with Tripleseat!

All Seated

Tripleseat was founded in 2008 by Jonathan Morse and Kevin Zink.

2008 52

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

Smart Meetings

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

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.

2008 56

Christina Wong: From Pope to DNC

Connect Your Meetings

Along the way, she has worked on large-scale local events, such as the Phillies World Series Championship Parade & Celebration in 2008 and Philly 4th of July Jam, as well as programs all over the country. “I Politics and religion usually don’t mix, except in Christina Wong’s world.

2008 67

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.

Travel Portland’s Karen Martwick Plays Her ACES

Connect Your Meetings

I came on in 2008 to help make it happen, both for the visitors guide and our convention and meeting planners guide.

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.

Food allergies and the ADA

Plan Your Meetings

To fix this, the Americans with Disabilities Act was amended in 2008. As a mom, I wouldn’t dream of bringing peanut-laden snacks for my sons after being told there was a child in the class with a serious peanut allergy.

2016 92

When Is the Contractor’s Termination for Default Proper? When It Does Bad Things.


Sometimes you “do” bad things. Sometimes you “look like” you do bad things. Just look at the difference between Bad-boy Jack and my youngest daughter, Haven, who just “looks like” she’s up to no good.

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”?

etouches announces rebrand to Aventri

Event Industry News

Since 2008, etouches has provided event management and venue sourcing solutions to a broad set of customers worldwide. etouches, the leading global provider of innovative event management software solutions, announced today it is rebranding to Aventri.

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What Trump Means for Meetings and Travel

Connect Your Meetings

As we all know, conferences and meetings were the first to get the ax when the economy went south in 2008. Having made a fortune in hotels and casinos and dabbled previously in airlines, President Donald Trump has the potential to be the meetings and events industry’s best friend.

Why Seeing Shows That Compete For Your Audience As Rivals is an Outdated Approach

PCMA Convene

Sure, it was an attempt to shore up their events, both of which had been hit hard by the housing-market crash of 2008, but their overall goal was to broaden their respective audiences’ business opportunities.

Lessons from Romanias Famous Theatrical Street Festival

Canadian Special Events

2008 started with a challenge that is to change for several days, the way the city lives, so just to get to the people who live in them and to trigger a schimbare- be it state their spirit or the way they relate to Bucharest.

Putting a Stop to Workplace Bullies

PCMA Convene

WHY WE LIKE IT While the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements to end sexual assault and abuse have gathered strength in recent months, IAWBH has been at the forefront of this particular battle since it was founded at a scholarly conference in Montréal, Canada, in 2008.

2018 58

Swoogo Celebrates Fast Growth with 50 th Customer @swoogo


You wouldn’t buy a cell phone from 2008 – why would you buy event software from then? Westport, Connecticut August 11 2016. Event marketing software newcomer Swoogo announced the acquisition of their 50 th customer today.

The surefire way to engage all your attendees.


When the economy collapsed in 2008 many companies required employees to do more without being compensated. Most conferences and events attract a diverse audience. Finding ways to fully engage these audiences may seem daunting.

2006 130

Agency Spotlight: TRO

Event Industry News

The board of five shareholding directors forecast the internationalisation of experiential marketing and joined Omnicom in 2008 to accelerate our ability to meet future client need. This article is brought to you in association with Macroart.

An Inside Look at the PANDORA Event Team with Martina Berlin


I was born in Sweden and lived in Indonesia and Japan for 10 years before moving to England in 2008 to study Event Management at Bournemouth University.

Fort Worth Music Venues That’ll Get Attendees on Their Feet

PCMA Convene

Voted the best live music venue in the city since 2008 by Fort Worth Weekly , Lola’s regularly welcomes top touring bands, in addition to hosting a ton of local talent. Willie Nelson performs at Billy Bob’s Texas.

Texas 63

The Woman Behind Chicago’s Most Creative Event Space

Smart Meetings

In 2008, Catalyst Ranch was named to Inc. How does a vibrant, whimsical event space celebrate 14 years of successful meetings? How else than with an equally unique anniversary party?

Marriott Cuts Third-Party Commissions, Faces Criticism

Connect Your Meetings

After dropping to $18 in 2008, the value is more than $144. Marriott International’s decision to cut third-party planners’ commissions by three percent struck a nerve throughout the events industry. While not entirely unexpected, reaction ranged from harsh to wait-and-see, sometimes within the same conversation. The reality is the market will dictate whether Marriott overstepped its bounds in dropping third-party rates from 10 percent to seven percent, effective in late March.

6 B2B social media marketing tips for eventprofs

Plan Your Meetings

In fact, since the 2008 economic meltdown, decision-making authority has been moved higher and higher in many companies. For some time now, there has been a lot of discussion on social media channels about the effectiveness of business-to-business (B2B) social media marketing.