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.

2009 52

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

2009 40

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

2009 40

Humanity’s problem is a meeting problem

Conferences that Work

In 2009, the biologist E.O. 9 September 2009. Wilson described what he saw as humanity’s real problem. I think it’s also a meeting problem: “The real problem of humanity is the following: we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology.”

2021 196

Podcast: Scottish Event Campus: Net Zero by 2030

Event Industry News

A key part of the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) since January 2009, Dawn Lauder has been head of international conferences at the venue for nearly six years.

2030 65

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 263

U.S. Travel Names Geoff Freeman President and CEO

Smart Meetings

Travel , Freeman headed the work that led to the establishment of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, which created Brand USA, U.S. Travel Association has announced that Geoff Freeman will be taking the role of president and CEO.

2022 83

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 154

9 Smart Moves in California, Florida and More

Smart Meetings

Her accolades include 2009 Spirit of NACE Mary Margaret Traxler Award and 2018 CRVA Partners in Tourism Hospitality Professional of the Year award. Todd McAninch. McAninch is general manager for Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine in California.

2021 83

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 280

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 277

The East of England Arena welcomes over a thousand boxing fans to fundraising event

Event Industry News

UWCB has been organising white-collar boxing events nationwide since 2009 and has raised a colossal £24m for Cancer Research UK in that time.

2022 65

Eventmaker

Event Industry News

Since 2009, Eventmaker has simplified the organization of events for more than 1,000 organizations (Palexpo, UFI, Comexposium US, British Film Institute, European Society of Cardiology, LVMH, Dior, L’Oréal, Thales, Havas Group, PublicisLive).

2022 56

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

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.

2009 40

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.

2009 52

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 ?

2021 169

Ticketbud is not a ticket reseller. We help event organizers with registration and ticket sales

TicketBud

Based in New York, NY and founded 2009. Ticketbud is created with event organizers in mind. Our platform makes it easy to take registrations and sell tickets to your events. We are not a place for people to resell a concert ticket.

2022 78

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

2009 46

Changing lanes at Brooklyn Bowl

Event Industry News

A sought-after mix of live music, award winning food and bowling, since its 2009 launch Brooklyn Bowl has spawned three other venues in the group, one in Vegas, one in Nashville and one in Philadelphia.

2022 56

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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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.

2009 53

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.

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.

2009 43

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.

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.

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

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

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”.

2017 85

The State of Sustainability: From Venue Perspectives to the ‘Pandemic Effect’

Event Marketer

MGM Resorts International continues to grow its sustainability commitment, which began in 2006 with the construction and development of the CityCenter resort complex that officially opened in 2009. As corporations pledge to be more sustainable, the event industry seeks lasting solutions.

2022 81

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?

2021 85

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 130

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.

2020 70

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 190

Celebrate Ada Lovelace at De Vere Horsley Estate

Prestige Events Magazine

Every year the second Tuesday of October marks Ada Lovelace Day (12 th October 2021), founded in 2009 in recognition of Ada’s ground-breaking contribution to computer technology, and to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).

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Why?

Conference Care

His TED talk in 2009 is the third most watched in the world.