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 165

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 169

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 60

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 150

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

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.

2008 64

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 44

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

2019 56

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 213

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

2019 57

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.

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 68

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.

2019 61

Smart Conference Rooms Push Meetings to the Cutting Edge

Smart Meetings

A venue built inside the city’s old Federal Reserve building, The Bentley Reserve originally opened in 2008. Fairmont, The Queen Elizabeth, Lobby Level Agora.

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

Agency Spotlight: INVNT

Event Industry News

Formed: 2008. Formation: INVNT was established in the summer of 2008 – at the height of the financial crisis – with the aim of challenging and changing perceptions, attitudes, and behaviours. This article is brought to you in association with Macroart.

2008 95

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.

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.

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.

2016 65

CloserStill Media announces growth investment from Providence Equity Partners

Event Industry News

Phil Nelson, Commercial Director and co-founder of CloserStill, said: “Since founding the business in 2008, we have been fortunate to expand within our attractive sector verticals and I am thrilled with the results made possible by the dedication and creativity of our colleagues. Funds advised by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) have signed an agreement to invest in CloserStill Media (“CloserStill”), one of the world’s leading independent organisers of trade shows and events.

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.

2016 82

Announcing Partnership with Tripleseat!

All Seated

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

2008 52

The ACC Liverpool Group appoints new chair of the board

Event Industry News

ACC Liverpool first opened its doors in 2008. The ACC Liverpool Group has appointed Max Steinberg CBE as its new chair of the board. The organisation confirmed that he will take over from the previous chair, former Liverpool Football Club chief executive Ian Ayre, who left in June 2018. Steinberg recently stood down as chief executive of regeneration agency Liverpool Vision after eight years, following a restructure at Liverpool City Council.

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

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.

Four Tips for Planning a Memorable Last-Minute Holiday Party

Connect Your Meetings

Louis location since 2008. For planners who procrastinate, there is still time to create a quality holiday celebration.

2008 65

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 94

Women Who Tech Working to Get Funding for Women-Led Startups

PCMA Convene

Women Who Tech, which was founded in 2008, is working to close the funding gap and draw global attention to gender bias in venture-capital funding. Women Who Tech Startup Challenge finalist Pae Natwilai speaks at the event.

Paris 52

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.