The Business Centre Goes Live

Arlo Training & Events Software

The Business Centre is a Wellington-based provider of services that offers; Direct business advice and support. Access to Business Coaches and a wide range of Industry Experts. Financial and Accountancy services that are affordable yet provide the relationship and support small businesses need to succeed. Channels to help small businesses advertise and promote offers to one another.

2009 20

Xero and SaaS

Arlo Training & Events Software

Recently Software as a Service (SaaS – see here for a great explanation of the term) in New Zealand got some fantastic validation with Xero , the online accounting application, releasing some fantastic sales figures, along with news that they’d successfully raised another $23million in funding. On a personal level we’re really happy with Xero’s success – they’ve been something of an inspiration to us, showing how successful software businesses can be built from New Zealand.

2009 20

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A Guide to Serving F&B on the Exhibit Floor

PCMA Convene

During the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease in Vienna, discarded cups became such a nuisance that AIM chose to ban F&B samples at all of its future shows. During the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease in Vienna, one of the exhibitors served heavily garnished, nonalcoholic fruit drinks. “We

2009 44

Slowing Hotel Growth Could Be Worst in 10 Years

PCMA Convene

hotel industry is cooling off, data tracker STR forecasts, setting the stage for the lodging industry’s worst stretch since 2009. Wall Street Journal. Growth in the booming U.S.

2009 52

Creating The Highly Energized And Engaged Conference Participant

Velvet Chainsaw

2009 ; Hidi & Baird, 1996 ; and Mitchell, 1993 ). Too often our conference programming fosters helpless patterns of attendee responses ( Dweck & Master, 2009 ). Are 50%-80% of your conference attendees in your programming at any given time?

2016 390

Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free

Velvet Chainsaw

The dynamics that we’re seeing impact conferences and their business models are very similar to the Freemium movement we experienced way back in 2009.

2020 314

Renegotiating Live Event Agreements When All Parties Are Innocent Victims

Velvet Chainsaw

The previous low for occupancy was during the financial crisis in 2009 when occupancy was 55 percent. This is the third in a series of blogs posts, written collaboratively by our team, which uncover lessons learned in advising dozens of our clients on their events in the time of COVID-19.

2020 254

The creative event design tool that all #eventprofs should use

Conferences that Work

With this tool, you can generate something truly original — like in 2009, when Jill and Kevin Heinz invented a brand new trope: the wedding entrance dance. Here’s a powerful tool you can use to generate creative event designs. You can use this tool for every aspect of event design. Stylists working on the look and feel of an event often use it to stimulate fresh thinking about the venue, the décor, the lighting, the food and beverage, entertainment, and so on.

DES Spotlight: Victoria Fanning

PCMA Convene

Victoria Fanning is a senior manager of online event production with MGMA and has been planning digital events since 2009, with a current focus on medical meetings.

2009 52

SpotMe to open new office in New York City

Event Industry News

Image: New York, New York, United States – October 9, 2009: People walk past Noguchi’s Red Cube in front of the HSBC bank building in New York.

2009 60

Ryans Cleaning: Working hard to keep venues litter free and in perfect condition

Event Industry News

Ryans Cleaning are event cleaning specialists with offices in Birmingham and Ireland and they have been cleaning Hyde Park since 2009. The company’s first gig at Hyde Park was none other than the 2009 British Summer Time Event and since then have worked a whole host of vibrant and diverse events. 2012 was an especially […]. The post Ryans Cleaning: Working hard to keep venues litter free and in perfect condition appeared first on Event Industry News.

2009 40

Event Technology Awards 2016 judge’s spotlight: Alex Barbero

Event Industry News

Passionate for consumer technology, Alex has been linked to the events industry since he was 18, in Grupo eventoplus since 2009. Joining the Event Technology Awards judging panel for 2016 is Alex Barbero – Technology Evangelist & Senior Sales Executive at Eventoplus.

2016 65

Warrington Wolves sign security contract with Showsec

Event Industry News

The crowd management and event security company has already worked at The Halliwell Jones Stadium since 2009, and has been the Wolves’ primary security supplier for much of that time.

Royal College of Physicians achieves BDRC VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation

Event Industry News

Having first achieved the prestigious accreditation in 2009, The RCP has once again achieved the gold standard for the VenueVerdict Event Planner Feedback module in 2016 after consistently providing customers with an exceptional experience when visiting […].

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Casablanca Catering Hire

Event Industry News

Casablanca Catering Hire was formed in 2009 and is now one of London’s biggest and busiest catering hire companies. We have a very large stock of catering equipment from glasses to cutlery, crockery and linen.

2009 52

The job you’ll be doing in the future hasn’t been invented yet

Conferences that Work

I decide to write a book about it, and in… 2009: I self-publish Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love. “The job you’ll be doing in the future hasn’t been invented yet. ” This is old news. The story of my professional life 1977: I earn a Ph.D.

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WRG promotes Maddy Allen to management team

Event Industry News

Allen joined the agency as a project co-ordinator in 2009 and has worked her way through the ranks in production and client services. WRG has promoted Client Director Maddy Allen to its management team.

2009 52

How to implement participant-driven breakouts in Zoom — Part 2

Conferences that Work

Conferences That Work [2009] (Chapter 25, pages 260-265). Part 1 of this series of posts gave an overview of what’s involved in implementing participant-driven breakouts in Zoom. Read it before diving into this post!

2020 195


Event Industry News

Becoming a Community Interest Company in 2009, we have been organising conferences, events, dinners, meetings, exhibitions and network events. We’re different. Unlike most event management companies, we are a not-for profit organisation.

2020 65

The Unlikely Lads: The story behind Burberry’s “Dirty Great Scaffold”

Event Industry News

Artist Graham Hudson, 41 and Matt Bowler, 36, first met at MK Gallery in 2009 where Graham was commissioned to install his work titled ‘A Considerable Extension in Time and an Insignificant Extension in Space’ which consisted of a multi-levelled framework of scaffolding and pallets.

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Apple’s App Store Policy for Event Apps


We’ve Been Riding Shotgun with Apple Since 2009. We’ve been riding shotgun with Apple since 2009, as the first native app developers in the event space. As mobile app developers, we understand that our products must work with another company’s technology and processes. So it’s just good business to recognize who is in the driver’s seat. It’s always been our strategy to stick with their policies and best practices, and to work on our client’s behalf to maintain compliance.

What’s the Economic Impact of the Meetings Industry?

PCMA Convene

These are among the takeaways of “The Economic Significance of Meetings to the US Economy” report, which updates the 2009 report by the same name, from Oxford Economics, the Events Industry Council, and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, released in February.

2018 98

Silent Conference

Event Industry News

Since 2009, we’ve been making a lot of noise in the conference industry, without making a sound. When we started, the concept of using headphones at a conference was barely feasible.

Event Tech Spotlight: DelegateManager

Event Industry News

Company name: DelegateManager Founded: 1 st January 2009 Web address: About: DelegateManager is a customisable event registration system, allowing event hosts to format their registration process and fields, all in their own branding. It offers a range of features, including customisation, email campaigning, on-site check-in, audience feedback capture, data exporting and host announcements.

Dave Beachnau Is Detroit’s Good Sport

Connect Your Meetings

An avid sports fan, Beachnau counts scoring the 2009 Final Four—at the height of Detroit’s financial problems—as his biggest accomplishment. Dave Beachnau is the Detroit Metro CVB’s new vice president of sales, marketing and sports.

Integra Planner launches new event management system for organisers

Event Industry News

The software was initially created to enable them to plan and organise Team London at the Various Voices London 2009 Festival.

2020 73

Embracing the Digital Opportunity

PCMA Convene

Victoria Fanning, CMP, DES, senior manager for online events with MGMA, the Medical Group Management Association, has worked in the digital meeting space, producing online content, since 2009.

2020 63

Apple App Store Approval Updates


Core-apps has been one of Apple’s top developers since we started in 2009 and we know Apple’s guidelines very well. This notice is to make all of our current and future client’s aware of some information that is being circulated in the events industry by various mobile app developers regarding Apple’s app store. Many of these mobile app developers have been getting their apps rejected by Apple.

2009 60

Friends don’t let friends give away their content

Conferences that Work

As a result, this website is now the largest source of client inquiries for my consulting and facilitating services — something I would never have predicted when it went live in 2009. Friends don’t let friends give away their original content to third-party platforms.

2017 170

Evolution Dome partners with Events in the Sky

Event Industry News

Operating in the UK since 2009, Events in the Sky is part of the global Dinner in the Sky Group with partners in 62 countries worldwide, creating extraordinary experiences by suspending a Sky Table 100ft in the air, using a mobile crane, for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

2009 83

What You Need to Know about Apple’s New App Approval Rules


We started in 2009 and have produced thousands of apps. Have you heard the news? Apple has updated their app store regulations and many event apps are being rejected because they fail to meet the new guidelines. Apple’s new rules specifically target spam apps to keep them from filling up the app store. The additions they added to their rules ban “cookie cutter” or “template style” apps. Sometimes these are also referred to as “white label apps”.

Event Management Platforms: Technology and The Experience of Planning Events


In 2009, having a website that could register attendees was really all you needed from your event management software. Learn about the top event management platform that event planners are using to save time and effort when managing their meetings and events.

Why Data Ethnography Matters

PCMA Convene

In 2009, tech ethnographer Tricia Wang spent some time in China, living with migrants, working alongside street vendors, and crashing at internet cafés. Without it, Wang argues, companies are basing important business decisions off incomplete data — like Nokia was in 2009.

2017 111

Mike Dominguez’ Predictions for 2019

Smart Meetings

Since 2009, hotel room occupancy has increased steadily and is now breaking records with average occupancy at 65.5

2019 69


PCMA Convene

Zkipster , launched in 2009, is an application that I have loved for years. I remember my most frantic check-in process at the start of my career — flipping through tens of printed Excel sheets, trying to locate a high-profile donor’s name.

2016 63

Events In the Sky partner with Evolution Dome for the Summer’s hit dining experience in London

Event Industry News

Operating in the UK since 2009, Events in the Sky is part of the global Dinner in the Sky Group with partners in 62 countries worldwide.

2009 75

Big Plans for the Meetings Mean Business Initiative


Designed to continue the progress and momentum of the first 10 years of the group's advocacy work—the coalition came about at the start of the Great Recession in early 2009—this year's plans focuses on four areas.

2009 84

Event design is not just visuals and logistics

Conferences that Work

In 2009, Jill and Kevin created the JKWeddingDance for their Big Day, and the traditional Western wedding was enriched forever. I love David Adler ‘s creativity, support, drive, ingenuity, and enthusiasm.

2016 170

Copper Canyon Grill


In 2009, the Copper Canyon Grill team realized the need — and opportunity — to start an “upscale casual” restaurant that served dishes all made from scratch and served in a fun atmosphere. The Copper Canyon Grill team has always offered private dining, but it wasn’t until they opened their Orlando location that they realized the real potential for events.

2009 20

Leeds & Reading Festival bosses back Extinction Rebellion

Event Industry News

It has been on our agenda from around 2008 and since 2009 we have been measuring our carbon footprint.”. Festival Republic, the owner of major festivals such as Leeds, Reading and Download, has offered support to environmentalist group, Extinction Rebellion (XR).