Houston After Harvey

PCMA Convene

Over the course of four days, Harvey dropped 30 to 50 inches of rain on Houston, creating widespread flooding, displacing tens of thousands of people from their homes, temporarily disrupting energy and agricultural production, and causing up to $50 billion in property damage. The George R.

How Houston Smashed Tourism Records in 2016

Smart Meetings

Marriott Marquis Houston’s lazy river. Boosted by hosting Super Bowl LI and several other factors, Houston welcomed 20.5 In 2015, Visit Houston announced an ambitious initiative to boost tourism to the region. The world is waking up to a new Houston.

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Houston Convention District Takes Shape

Smart Meetings

Earlier this month, Smart Meetings received a hard hat in the shape of a cowboy hat in the mail as a PR tool to call attention to the emerging Houston convention district project. billion facelift, Houston’s Tex appeal is growing by the minute.”

Top 5 Event Planners: Houston

Social Tables

It has been listed as a Top Ten Independent Planner by the Houston Business Journal since 2007. The post Top 5 Event Planners: Houston appeared first on The Social Tables Blog. Elias Events.

Houston, Los Angeles CVBs Make Social Media Bet on World Series

Smart Meetings

Visit Houston and Discover Los Angeles have agreed to allow the winning city’s CVB to take over the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds for the losing city’s CVB for one day. And shortly after, Houston responded, @discoverLA , bring it on! — Visit Houston Texas (@VisitHouston) October 22, 2017. Beginning Friday, the next three games will be played in Houston. If the Dodgers win, Abbott will send Brown a six-pack of Houston-brewed beer and Texas barbecue.

Houston is Foodie Heaven

Smart Meetings

As a first-timer to Texas, I didn’t know what to expect upon touching down in Houston for a fam trip this spring. For the uninitiated like me, Houston can seem indistinguishable from any other bustling metropolitan city. Barbacoa de Res de Zaachila, Xochi.

10 New Houston Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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10 New Tech-Forward Venues in Houston

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Sh!t Event Planners Say, Part II – #EventIcons Episode 77

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those in Houston and surrounding areas. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the recent storms in Houston and the surrounding areas. This week marks a special anniversary for #EventIcons – one of our most popular annual shows – Sh!t

10 New Venues in Houston for Summer Entertaining and Events

BizBash

Here's a look at new Houston eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces to open for

Houston Convention Center Turns Evacuee Shelter

Smart Meetings

As Houston residents seek refuge and assistance from Tropical Hurricane Harvey , assistance from the city’s most popular meetings venue, George R. Dozens of Houston police officers walked the floor. “We’ve

Exploring the New Convention District in the Heart of Houston

PCMA Convene

It was the new installation Rain by Venezuelan artist Magdalena Fernández at the Cistern, an unused reservoir from the 1920s in Houston. This was one of many surprises during a short visit hosted by Visit Houston to experience Avenida Houston, the city’s newly reconfigured convention district.

Super Bowl LI Preview: What ESPN, 'Rolling Stone,' and 'Playboy' Have Planned for Houston

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Report from Houston during the flood

Plan Your Meetings

In July, Gabriel Garza took on a new role as president of the MPI Houston Area Chapter. The total anticipated rain from the storm is expected to match or exceed the rainfall that Houston sees in an entire year—all in a week. Meeting industry news flood Houston hurricane

10 New Venues in Houston for Fall Meetings and Events

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Here's a look at new Houston hotels, conference centers, restaurants, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this

Houston After Harvey

PCMA Convene

Brown Convention Center (GRB) sits where it does in downtown Houston. It was designed that way, according to Mike Waterman, president of Visit Houston. We were also joined in the conversation by Leah Shah, Visit Houston’s public-relations manager. The George R.

10 New Venues in Houston for Spring Meetings and Events

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Here's a look at new Houston hotels, conference centers, restaurants, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this

10 New Houston Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

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3 New Ideas for Entertaining in Houston

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Facial recognition comes to event check-in

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in Computer Science from the University of Houston. On this episode of Event TALK, we are speaking with Panos Moutafis, President of facial recognition company Zenus.

August 28, 2017: Houston Opens Convention Center for Hurricane Harvey Victims, V.M.A.s Get Serious With Politically Charged Show, The Weeknd Cancels Grey Goose Concert at the Last Minute

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HOUSTON OPENS CONVENTION CENTER FOR HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS: In the wake of record flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey over

Consider Yourself Invited to Avenida Houston

Smart Meetings

Even the artwork at Houston’s reimagined convention district is inviting. As Houston prepares to host the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, the new Avenida Houston district christened a piece of artwork that is designed to welcome the public and delegates to George R.

10 New Venues in Houston for Spring Meetings and Events

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10 New Houston Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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Zenus launches world’s first facial recognition event check-in

Event Industry News

The Houston-based startup Zenus has launched its API to integrate its facial recognition technology with registration platforms across the globe. Zenus has announced its first tranche of partnerships with three event management software platforms.

5 Questions for Qualifying Event Planning Clients

Event Planning BluePrint

The challenge was that he had the same budget as the previous year when the meeting was in Houston. We were able to accommodate our client’s request for a Beverly Hills meeting on a Houston budget.

Eventinterface partners with Zenus to offer world’s first facial recognition event check-in.

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As part of our ongoing efforts to make onsite conference management more efficient, secure and cost-effective, Eventinterface has partnered with Houston-based Zenus to integrate facial recognition technology at event check in.

Interviews With Planners - Mia Monroe, CSEP, CGMP, CMP

Eventinterface

She actively serves on the Corporate Board of the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, the Houston Chapter of the George Washington University Alumni Association and is a member of Society for Government Meeting Professionals.

How to Measure the Success of Your Conference

Eventinterface

Denson, CMP , Senior Sales Manager with Houston-based Corporate Events and Occasions, LLC shares: “For years, conference managers have struggled to improve the communication and deliverables that their stakeholders need.

10 Best U.S. Cities for Business Travel

Smart Meetings

Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas. Houston. Everything really is bigger in Texas, including Houston. George R. Finding a host city for a key meeting can be a geographic Rubik’s cube of schedules and locations that can seem impossible to solve.

Surprises Inside

PCMA Convene

This week, I blew in and out of Houston for 16 hours to participate in a panel session during the PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) 2016 Travel and Tourism Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel.

2016 Industry Leaders: Trailblazers & Groundbreakers

Connect Your Meetings

From Houston to Las Vegas to Milwaukee, this troupe of trailblazers is visionary, insightful and savvy about the events industry. The world of meetings is all about building relationships. That’s why Connect Association produces this annual list of industry leaders, which you can quickly look through to get to know destination and organization influencers on a different level. Here, you’ll be introduced to 18 committed thought leaders who go above and beyond for their association clients.

August 31, 2017: Book Festivals Are Becoming More Successful, a Pop-Up Shop Handed Out Climbing Gear 300 Feet Up a Cliff, Houston Music Venues Plan to Reopen After Harvey

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BOOK FESTIVALS ARE BECOMING MORE SUCCESSFUL: The publishing industry might not be in the best state, but book festivals

Top Convention Center Projects Underway in 2016

Smart Meetings

Houston convention district. Houston, Texas. Houston’s downtown convention district is undergoing a $1.5 The most noticeable change is the new five-block, pedestrian-friendly Avenida Houston, which can host outdoor gatherings for convention attendees.

Uber and Destinations Hit a Roadblock

Connect Your Meetings

Similar rules in Houston have resulted in a threat there, while Uber and Lyft are blowing their horns at Chicago for considering the check. Sarfraz Maredia, Uber’s general manager in Houston, had a blistering critique of the city’s policy in a blog post. “In In Houston, the outdated and complex licensing process prevents many individuals who simply want to drive part time from doing so,” wrote Maredia.

The Community Driven Convention Center

PCMA Convene

The rendering at left shows Houston’s developing convention-center campus, anchored by 12-acre Discovery Green, in front of the George R. HOUSTON: It’s All in the Mix. And so we have seen, really, a transformation of Houston.”

How Lufthansa’s FlyingLab Maximizes Your Travel Time by Bringing Conferences to the Sky

PCMA Convene

A month later, on March 9, passengers on flight LH 440 from Frankfurt to Houston heard talks on virtual reality, drones, bots, and startup entrepreneurship that reflected the agenda at SXSW in nearby Austin.

Big Hotel Boom Forecast for Smaller Cities

Smart Meetings

Houston. Planners looking for exciting new places to stage events will have a lot to choose from in the coming years, especially if they are open to taking their show to smaller cities, according to new research from CBRE.

5 Ways to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Connect Your Meetings

The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey is hitting close to home for many of our industry friends in Texas, particularly in and around Houston. Local food banks in Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Beaumont and more communities are in great need of monetary and food donations. Unfortunately the flooding is expected to continue through this week. Here are a few ways to get involved and help victims through financial contributions or donating your time. Red Cross.

Planning in the eye of the storm

Plan Your Meetings

If you wish to help meeting and event industry professionals who were affected by Hurricane please donate to the MPI Houston Area Chapter Disaster Relief Fund. Last week saw headlines about the destruction and flooding due to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the monsoons in Mumbai.

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