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 95

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.

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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 138

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.

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The Sporting Shake-Up: How Bournemouth 7s Festival Organisers Are Making a Huge Comeback This Summer

Eventbrite UK

Launched in 2008, Bournemouth 7s has grown from 6,000 attendees to the world’s largest sport and music festival, attracting over 30,000 people to the South coast. For the first time since the pandemic began, festivals are making a comeback – one such event is Bournemouth 7s Festival.

2008 78

How can brands bring back the boogie this festival season?

Event Industry News

Formerly senior logistics manager for Jack Morton Worldwide, Adam Goodman founded full-service creative agency ACA Live in 2008.

2022 61

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 […].

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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 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

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

How to Protect Your Staff From Noise at Gigs and Festivals

Eventbrite UK

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

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 58

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.

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 70

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

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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. Grass Roots Meetings & Events will deliver the latest version of their highly respected Meetings Industry Report this summer.

2008 40

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. .

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 47

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 61

Wroe power at JL Lighting

Event Industry News

Mike Wroe, the new non exec chairman at JL Lighting (JLL), was CFO at Just Eat from 2008 to 2016, a period which saw the business move from “a couple of million” in turnover to nearly half a billion.

2016 54

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.

2002 54

Following California’s Reopening, Visit Anaheim Confirms 55 Events in 2021

Smart Meetings

Anaheim, USA – July 29, 2008: people visit disneyland and walk over commemorative bricks with names in terracotta in Anaheim, USA. “The reopening of California has allowed our industry to take a giant step toward recovery,” says Jay Burress, president and CEO for Visit Anaheim.

2021 83

Visit Seattle CEO, Tom Norwalk, Retires

Smart Meetings

Norwalk joined Visit Seattle as senior vice president of sales and marketing, and was promoted to president and CEO in 2008. Tom Norwalk has ended his 15-year tenure with Visit Seattle. He was the organization’s president and CEO. This has been a dream come true for me and my family.

2022 83

Standon Calling: Hertfordshire festival confirmed to take place in July

Event Industry News

The festival had its origins in a garden party for about 40 people in 2001, and by 2008 it had grown to a festival for 2,500 people. The music festival Standon Calling has confirmed it will take place in July.

2001 61

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

MeetingPlay and Aventri Merge as First Big Event Tech Deal of 2022

Smart Meetings

Aventri, which was founded in 2008, had grown into a global provider of data-driven solutions for event sourcing, marketing, registration, onsite technology, data security and reporting.

2022 87

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.

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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., 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.

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ExecSpace reports 500% growth as business events ramp up

Event Industry News

Founded by entrepreneur Emma Little in 2008, the company’s UK client base includes Addleshaw Goddard, Phoenix Group (along with their Standard Life, ReAssure and Sun Life brands), Mazars, abrdn and RSM.

2022 52

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.

2020 71

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 61

Olympic Venues: Abandonment, Decay and Renewed Life

Smart Meetings

The pandemic-postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic games are just a few days away and perhaps you’re thinking, “How will these venues be used post-event?”.

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Steve Heap receives Industry Legend Award

Event Industry News

MCM was also involved in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award from 2008 to 2011, has promoted concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and grown its own MCR record label.

2022 54

Amplify and Wonder forge partnership to reimagine and redefine the world of B2B experience

Event Industry News

Amplify – the global creative agency that joins the dots between people, brands and culture – is further extending its B2B experiences offering by partnering with Wonder , the award-winning B2B and B2E (business-to-employee) events innovator whose clients span Adobe, Android, Klarna and Google for Education.

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8 Smart Moves at Destinations International, Travel Santa Ana and More

Smart Meetings

In 2008, Nostrand was named one of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in the industry by HSMAI. Julie Holmen. Destinations International appointed Holmen to lead the organization’s membership engagement strategies. Holmen recently worked as director of strategic alliances for MPI.

2021 83

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.

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.

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ExecSpace targets further growth

Event Industry News

Founded in 2008, the Edinburgh-based company’s UK client base includes Addleshaw Goddard, Phoenix Group (along with their Standard Life, ReAssure and Sun Life brands), Mazars, abrdn and RSM.

2022 54

Goldenvoice names Mark Girton head of Special Events for Empire Polo Club

Event Industry News

The former General Manager of Blossom Music Center in Ohio (under House of Blues Concerts/Live Nation), Girton joined AEG Presents in 2008 as the original General Manager for The Novo, located at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

2022 61

TRNSMT and T in the Park organisers reveal plans for major outdoor festival in 2022

Event Industry News

An official announcement said: “Connect 2022 is an entirely new festival experience but retains many of the qualities of its namesake from 2007 & 2008. Organisers of TRNSMT and T in the Park have revealed plans to stage another major outdoor festival next year.

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