Sherpa: developing and deploying innovative and robust solutions to support the most complex events since 2009

Event Industry News

Sherpa has been at the forefront of event technology since 2009; developing and deploying innovative and robust solutions to support the most complex events.

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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
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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

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

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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. Wall Street Journal ). Read More. Industry Trends News Junkie

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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? Or are they filling the hallways, hotel spa and lounge, local restaurants, coffee shops and bars conversing with others? Or are they visiting the local tourist attractions?

2016 318

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.

2018 207

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 347

Julie Davidson – DRPG Director of Strategy & Comms

Prestige Events Magazine

Including working at agencies Imagination and Logistik before joining DRPG in 2009. With great sadness and loss to the industry to announce Julie Davidson, DRPG Director of Strategy & Comms passed away on Thursday 27th May 2021 at the age of 56.

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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 329

The liberation of ignoring sunk costs

Conferences that Work

To my surprise, when I published Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love in 2009, I found myself professionally involved in the meeting industry. Are you stuck in a career or life that you are reluctant to leave because it would involve ignoring sunk costs ?

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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. The DES Spotlight highlights a specific Digital Event Strategist graduate that has been transforming digital and hybrid events to benefit not only their organization, but also their audience.

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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.

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Which meeting design books should I buy?

Conferences that Work

I wrote Conferences That Work , published in 2009, because in 1992, after decades of convening and running traditional conferences, circumstances forced me to invent a new kind of meeting. Here are five meeting design books I especially recommend.

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. This is the place, where the movement “Occupy Wall Street” starts again with spring occupation on July 13 of 2011 SpotMe, the leading technology and service provider of […]. The post SpotMe to open new office in New York City appeared first on Event Industry News. Editor's Choice Event Technology News

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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. From 2012 he has combined his business with technological diffusion in the industry, […]. The post Event Technology Awards 2016 judge’s spotlight: Alex Barbero appeared first on Event Industry News.

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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. in applied elementary high-energy particle physics. Get a post-doc position and move to the United States. Work at major U.S. particle accelerators for a year. Leave academic research forever.

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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. Showsec has signed a new two-year contract with Warrington Wolves to provide security services for all upcoming home games. However, this is the first time a permanent contract has been in place. The post Warrington Wolves sign security contract with Showsec appeared first on Event Industry News.

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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 […]. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) today announces that the venue has been awarded BDRC’s VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation.

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5 Best Places to Grab BBQ in Cypress

UNATION

Brook’s Place opened its doors in Brooks’ Place was founded in 2009 with its first location in Katy TX. Looking for mouth-watering bbq in Cypress? Look no further because we have an amazing list of the 5 best places to grab bbq in Cypress!

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Apple’s App Store Policy for Event Apps

Core-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.

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. Our dishwasher is state of the art ensuring all our glasses and cutlery are delivered sparkling clean and table ready. […]. The post Casablanca Catering Hire appeared first on Event Industry News. Catering Directory

2009 40

How Bitcoin Blew Up Only After its Champions Met IRL

PCMA Convene

A new financial system concept outlined in a 2009 white paper grew into the annual North American Bitcoin Conference, which drew 6,000 participants to Miami in 2018. In early 2009, a white paper started floating around the internet.

2021 52

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. This is the first senior placement made by Russ Lidstone since he joined WRG as CEO earlier this year. As Client […]. The post WRG promotes Maddy Allen to management team appeared first on Event Industry News. Brand Marketing

2009 40

Apple App Store Approval Updates

Core-apps

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

Will Constant Mask Wearing Save the Meetings Industry?

SmartMeetings

Bird Flu broke out in 1997, followed by SARS in 2003 and Swine Flu in 2009. Remember conferences and events before COVID-19, mask wearing and social distancing? Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

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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 217

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. That’s about all you can say is new about the Motor City veteran. Beachnau has spent almost the last quarter-century promoting Detroit in various roles within the DMO.

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

Core-apps

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”.

PCC

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.

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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. I’ve been saying this for years, but do people listen? No they don’t. Let me be clear, by all means share your content for free on any of the gazillion social media platforms available.

2017 131

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. Sacks compared the 2016 findings with data from 2009 when the report was first conducted. If we go back in time to 2009, there were experts that were foretelling the death of the meetings industry.

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Event Tech Spotlight: DelegateManager

Event Industry News

Company name: DelegateManager Founded: 1 st January 2009 Web address: www.delegatemanager.com. 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.

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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. Graham Hudson’s considerable extension in time and an insignificant extension in space, MK Gallery (2009). Graham Hudson and Matt Bowler in Milan (2009). Featured Image: Matt and Graham, 2018.

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Now is the time to rethink and restart the events industry: Interview with Angeles Moreno, Managing Partner at the Creative Dots

The MICE Blog

I went through the dot-com crisis, 9/11 and the financial crisis in 2008, which impacted us significantly in 2009. We had a strong year in 2008, and in January 2009, we began getting cancellations one after another. By the end of 2009, things were recovering.

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New MD to spearhead event management firm’s UK expansion

Event Industry News

Stadium was formed in 2009 and provides traffic management, event services and training, as well as rental of security barriers, the hiring of stewards and SIA security staff for events.

2009 70

Who Are the Most Popular Speakers and Why?

PCMA Convene

Sinek, who has given two TED Talks — “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” in 2009, and “Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe” in 2014 — was a Main Stage speaker at PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020, held in January in San Francisco.

Copper Canyon Grill

GatherHere

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.

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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 77

Hubilo’s Events Reimagined delivers a Netflix event experience and presents the next generation of virtual and hybrid events

The MICE Blog

In 2009, Myspace was the first company in the social media space to begin stealing a real share of marketing budgets, such as from television and radio. On 14th July, Hubilo hosted their first virtual event and presented the next generation of virtual and hybrid events.

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