22 Crazy Global Events


Jump into the bizarre and see what crazy events are going on around the world. Whether it is tradition, culture, fun or revelry, we kid you not, these curious events are real! Events are a great way to celebrate life and create unforgettable memories and experiences.

Leading global event management platform, etouches, is acquired by HGGC

Event Industry News

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Global event planners struggling to leverage technology to enhance attendee satisfaction

Event Industry News

etouches, today announced the results of a global survey analyzing the top pain points event planners encounter throughout the event lifecycle. The post Global event planners struggling to leverage technology to enhance attendee satisfaction appeared first on Event Industry News.

[CTRL] + [ALT] + [DEL] : A Collaborative Global Event Reboot


The Coming Together of Event Minds. This conference was posed to be the ultimate brain date with the best minds and personalities in the live event industry that continue to disrupt and help shape the future of events and experiences. Andrea Michaels – Extraordinary Events.

Transforming a Biennial Congress Into an Annual Global Event

PCMA Convene

The nearly 50-year-old organization recently announced that it will alter the format and timing of its meetings, moving from an every-other-year Congress to an annual Global Congress , starting in 2019. The Global Congress will continue to take place in convention centers because of its size.

The 8th Global Event Awards – Reimagined and Now Open for Entries

Event Industry News

For the 8th year running, Eventex Awards will highlight the top achievements by event professionals, meeting planners, promoters, and live communication professionals in producing cutting-edge event experiences.

The Oval Office wins three Silver Global Event Awards

Event Industry News

During the Award Ceremony of the 7th edition of the Eventex Global Event Awards, live communication agency The Oval Office was awarded three Silver Awards. The post The Oval Office wins three Silver Global Event Awards appeared first on Event Industry News.

Event Marketing: C-Suite Strategy Talks

PCMA Convene

They’re looking for something very personal, they’re looking for individual connections, they’re looking for a curated experience,” Neal says, “and we like to think of designing, instead of a 2,000-person event, an event for 2,000 different individuals.”.

Airline Food: An Around-the-World Comparison


Check out these meals served by 15 global airlines on their 2016 flights. Food & Beverage Global EventsBest bet: The dessert from Qantas! read more.

Do Meeting Planners Provide a False Sense of Security?


Two presenters at the recent Global Business Travel Association Convention say the same focus has not been turned on meeting attendees. Financial/Insurance Meetings Risk Management Global Events Medical MeetingsDuty of care practices are well established for individual employees traveling the world for their companies. read more.

Finalists announced for the 7th Global Event Awards

Event Industry News

The post Finalists announced for the 7th Global Event Awards appeared first on Event Industry News. The 7th edition of Eventex Awards is nearly upon us in all its glory. The judging phase is now completed, and the shortlist of finalists revealed.

ILEA take on millennial & centennial mindsets, creativity and global event tech

Event Industry News

ILEA UK Chapter has outlined its educational strategy and key themes for the next 12 months, once again looking to start a conversation about the future of the events industry and the role of experience. The main themes are Millennial and Centennial Mindsets, Creative Play and Global Event Technology Trends. The post ILEA take on millennial & centennial mindsets, creativity and global event tech appeared first on Event Industry News.

World Class Events and A.C.T (National) announce partnership to improve global event safety

Event Industry News

Event management consultancy World Class Events (WCE) and the UK’s leading event safety consultancy A.C.T The post World Class Events and A.C.T National) announce partnership to improve global event safety appeared first on Event Industry News.

Commentary: Don’t Cancel Your Overseas Travel


Financial/Insurance Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings Global EventsThe only way to know what it's like on the ground in your destination is to be on the ground. Don't let attendees' perceptions keep you from giving them the opportunity to enrich their lives through international travel. read more.

21 Great Examples of Venue Websites


Websites are a fantastic opportunity for an event venue to show off its true potential. Here are 21 top global event venue websites. As an event planner venue websites can often be a let down. Venues event venues venue website venues web-design

A UK-Based Global Events Company Ponders the Brexit

PCMA Convene

We’ve talked about the Brexit from the perspective of a global events company headquartered in Geneva , but how about one based in the UK? From our point of view, we are a global business. But again, we’re a global business. Everything is global.

The new AMR Top 20 exhibition organisers by revenue

Event Industry News

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LiveBuzz registration creates Buzz for Centaur Media’s Festival of Marketing Event

Event Industry News

LiveBuzz, award winning event registration, website and staffing provider delivered event registration for Centaur’s flagship marketing event, Festival of Marketing which took place from 5th & 6th October at Tobacco Dock. Event Technology

Arena Group acquires RIM Scaffolding

Event Industry News

Arena Group has acquired the event equipment, management and operational teams of Leeds-based RIM Scaffolding, extending its global event infrastructure offering to a wealth of sporting and live event clients, October 2016.

10 plus books every meeting planner needs to read


As we speak with meeting and event professionals for our Interviews with Planners series, we continue to be amazed by the variety of books that help these talented professionals in their jobs as planners. There are several books on Greg Jenkins’ with Bravo Events shelves.

Arena Group acquires Hong Kong based Ironmonger Marquees

Event Industry News

Global event supplier, Arena Group, has bought Hong Kong-based event production company Ironmonger Marquees, to create Arena Hong Kong, extending its Asian capabilities with a new office and hub in Northern Asia.

Event tech startup Hubb partners with Microsoft to build cross-platform event app

Event Industry News

Event content management technology startup Hubb partnered with Microsoft’s product engineering team to build a cross-platform mobile app for Microsoft’s annual Business Support University, a global event that brings together the company’s business administrators to share best practices.

Tag Digital, winner of ‘Best Use of Technology to Market an Event’ at the 2017 Event Tech Awards

Event Industry News

Tag Digital was delighted to be crowned the winner of ‘Best Use of Technology to Market an Event’ at the 2017 Event Tech Awards Tag Digital specialises in PPC within in the global events sector, running campaigns in 46 countries, multiple languages and various time zones.

5 Takeaways from Global Business Travel Association Conference

Smart Meetings

Each year, thousands of meeting and business travel professionals head to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) annual conference to unveil new products , participate in education sessions and discuss the industry’s latest trends. Global Events Take Center Stage.

London Zoo goes with the flow for 2016’s #OneLess campaign

Event Industry News

When London Zoo took the decision to cease the sale of single-use plastic water bottles at the end of May this year, as part of this year’s #OneLess campaign, they appointed WET Global Events to manufacture and install two bespoke water fountains.

5 Event Planning Magazines to Inspire Your Next Event

Social Tables

The inspiration for your events can come from just about anywhere: event planning magazines, colleagues, other events, or social media. These event planning magazines, both digital and print, can help inspire your next big event idea. Event Marketer.

Opening Message at IMEX America Will Be Vegas Strong

PCMA Convene

When a front-page story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal called the tragedy “a deadly ambush in a city built as an open invitation to the world,” it could have been speaking directly to Las Vegas’ global reputation as an iconic convention destination.

Eventex Awards 2017: Last Call for Entries

Event Industry News

The deadline for entering the 7th edition of the Global Event Awards is approaching fast. Entries are accepted online from around the globe in more than 20categories, ranging from various types of events to event technology and services. […].

United CEO Charms GBTA Audience


Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Event Planning Global Events Medical MeetingsOscar Munoz understands that by the time you step on board an airplane, “you’re frankly pissed.” He’s determined to make it better.

Public Voting for the 7th Edition of Eventex Awards announced

Event Industry News

With Eventex 2017 just around the corner, entry submission for the 7th edition of global event awards Eventex Awards is now closed. Every year the People’s Choice Event award is decided by public voting.

Marketing Events To Millennials Via Snapchat, Instagram and Livestreaming


Despite being a generation glued to their screens, marketing events to millennials has been surprisingly successful. Millenials are primed to consume more when it comes to travel and events. World-Class Cities For Your Global Meetings. What Makes Events Popular With Millennials?

What to Expect From Airlines This Year

Connect Your Meetings

The consensus is high demand will level off ticket prices despite turbulent global events like Brexit leaving unanswered economic questions. The 2017 Global Outlook report , created annually by Travel Leaders Group, predicts average domestic airfare will land at $410. The skies should remain calm for business travelers this year if forecasts are to be believed.

Why Design Thinking Is the Future

Connect Your Meetings

Case in point: When worldwide shipping firm Maersk met with Maritz Global Events about planning its 2015 North American sales meeting, the agreement came with a caveat. “We The key to meeting success in the future lies in design thinking.

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New Report Shines Light on International Meetings Trends

Smart Meetings

Are trendy, new digital tools or unpredictable economic conditions threatening meetings and events? Event Horizons is a report that highlights findings from the ILEA Global Event Summit 2016, which was hosted in Scotland in April. Events Industry Events Trends

Crossing the U.S. Off the Destination List

PCMA Convene

And it would seem that a chunk of that lost business will come from global events that have chosen to take the U.S. Event Design Global Meetings Knowledge Hubs Research TravelThe proposed U.S. travel ban would affect only a small number of people — “less than 0.1

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Top 7 Event Management Software Companies

Smart Meetings

If you plan events, the Technavio 2017-2021 market research report on global event management software will definitely catch your eye. The global event-management software market size is projected to grow to USD 1.64

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40 Social Media Influencers Every Hospitality Professional Should Follow

Social Tables

In events and hospitality, knowledge is power. Thankfully these thought leaders are quick to share their tips and tricks on how to get ahead in the world of events and hospitality. Meetings & Events. Dahlia is an event technology evangelist, speaker and educator.

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Ashfield Meetings & Events announces 2016 financial results

Event Industry News

Ashfield Meetings & Events, a full-service global event management company that specialises in serving the healthcare sector and part of UDG Healthcare PLC, has announced its results for the financial year ending September 2016. The post Ashfield Meetings & Events announces 2016 financial results appeared first on Event Industry News.

Terrapinn and GES agree new two-year deal

Event Industry News

Terrapinn, a leading global events organiser, has appointed GES as the official service provider for six of its Middle East event brands – including Seamless, The Mining Show, and Telecoms World Middle East – in a deal that extends to 2019.

NOEA announce convention keynote speaker from ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017

Event Industry News

The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) has confirmed Paul Smith, Director of City & Spectator Experience from the Global Events team at the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), as the keynote speaker for its annual Convention, 22nd November 17.