CTS EVENTIM expands Live Entertainment business in Italy by acquiring majority stake in Friends and Partners

Event Industry News

CTS EVENTIM, one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment, is acquiring 60 percent of the shares in Friends and Partners, Ferdinando Salzano’s new primary company operating in the music and live entertainment sector in Italy.

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Space chosen by Italy’s No.1 pasta brand Barilla for nationwide experiential tour

Event Industry News

The post Space chosen by Italy’s No.1 Creative agency Space has been appointed by premium pasta brand, Barilla to deliver a brand experience campaign aimed at educating consumers on how to expand the range of their pasta cooking skills.

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Becoming Brave

Conferences that Work

life lessons brave bravery drag queens Italy Learning meeting design mistakes Practicum workshopThe past It’s been a long journey becoming brave. Fifty years ago, I was a teenager who, after a single embarrassing moment, gave up dancing in public. For forty years.

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CTS EVENTIM bolsters live entertainment business in Italy by acquiring majority stake in D’Alessandro e Galli

Event Industry News

The transaction, which has already been put into effect, gives CTS EVENTIM access to an attractive portfolio of festivals and artists which strategically complements the company’s existing activities in Italy.

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Smart Dispatch: Opening My Heart to San Francisco

Smart Meetings

Hotel Zoe is within walking distance to North Beach (San Francisco’s version of Little Italy), Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf. Hornblower Cruises & Events ship near the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.

Top Travel Ideas for 2018, Survey Says


Italy. Before deciding where to meet next, why not think out of the binder? Post-meeting surveys and other tried-and-true analyses certainly have their place, but site decisions can almost always benefit from a little creative input.

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The Planner’s Oscar-Nominee Travel Guide


Plot: In Italy, a 17-year-old boy explores sexuality and love with his father’s research assistant, who will soon return to America. Filming Location: Crema, Cremona, Lombardy, Italy. The Oscars are just around the corner, and for most people that means judging who wore it best.

EventMB is now part of Skift!


I started EventMB in 2007 from a desk in my apartment in Southern Italy. Today is a great day. I am very happy to announce that EventMB has been acquired by Skift. I was very excited from day one, but I would be lying if I said that I always knew it was going […].

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Twitter Starts Trialling Sponsored Emojis For Events


This week’s Sanremo music festival in Italy has seen a social media first: a brand sponsor’s logo, in emoji form, attached to an event hashtag. Italy’s premier mobile network operator TIM has upset […].

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Evolution Dome supply JP Morgan with two bespoke branded structures for European recruitment events

Event Industry News

The first event was a great success with the Evolution Dome team travelling to Milan, Italy […]. RMP Enterprise, specialists in undergraduate recruitment events, approached Evolution Dome to create two bespoke branded structures for their clients, JP Morgan.

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Top Ten Most Unique Holiday Trees of 2016

Canadian Special Events

In Italy, this tree of trees keeps watch over the village. Beautiful blow glass turned into an amazing holiday tree in Venice, Italy. Vilnius, Lithuania Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis. Glowing blue beauty in Paris, France. Stunning use of wood and wires in Estonia. Glowing glass tree in Taiwan.

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Ryder Cup & GL events UK tease upcoming podcast

Event Industry News

The Ryder Cup returns to Europe in 2022 for its 44 th edition and will be hosted in Italy for the first time.

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EventTech Spotlight: Streaker

Event Industry News

For hire throughout US, UK, Italy, Australia, Selfiebot can be shipped to other locations on request. Company name: Streaker Web address: www.streaker.io Founded: 5 th January 2015. About: Selfiebot: the premium robotic photo booth.

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CTS EVENTIM acquires majority stake in Italian promoter Vertigo

Event Industry News

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Andrea Varnier new Filmmaster Events CEO

Event Industry News

After five years in Brazil coordinating ceremonies and events for Rio 2016 and several collaborations with Filmmaster Events, Andrea Varnier moves to Italy and joins the company as CEO.

Making the Case for DMCs

PCMA Convene

In Italy, for example, meetings industry association Federcongressi (AIM Group is a board member) developed a program called Food for Good that organizes the donation of surplus food from events.

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Cvent unveils list of Top 25 Meeting Destinations in Europe for 2019

Event Industry News

The top 10 cities in Europe for 2019 are: London, England Berlin, Germany Barcelona, Spain Paris, France Amsterdam, Netherlands Madrid, Spain Frankfurt, Germany Rome, Italy Prague, Czech Republic Munich, Germany.

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Brightelm grows team to support increased sponsorship and exhibition sales activity

Event Industry News

Originally from Naples, Italy, Giulia brings more than 10 years’ experience in the events industry to the Brightelm team. Bristol-based Brightelm, an independent professional conference organiser, has appointed Giulia Esposito to focus on sponsorship and exhibition sales. The growth in the team is a direct result of significant new business wins for the award-winning PCO.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting


Venice, Italy. Florence, Italy. Rome, Italy. Get your passport ready! Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, many of which would make great meeting destinations.

CSM Live creates two-tier experiential fanzone for British Airways at Twickenham

Event Industry News

The British Airways fanzone activation will be live at all of England’s home games including 9th March – England v Italy and 16th March – England v Scotland, and fans are encouraged to share their experiences with the hashtag #BAGameDayLive. CSM Live has designed, produced and is managing a two tier fanzone, with bars and rugby challenges, for British Airways at Twickenham to help celebrate their 100-year anniversary and to ramp up the excitement and enjoyment around England’s home games.

Countermeasure: Victorious Voices

Canadian Special Events

— La Fedeltà Newspaper – Fossano, Italy. a Cappella Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the world-renowned Vocalmente Festival in Italy. Countermeasure is the perfectly polished Canadian a cappella group taking the music industry by storm.

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Convening Leaders to Employ Virtual Reality Empathy Machines

PCMA Convene

The VR experiences document life through the lens of a black male at different points in his life, the path to becoming homeless through the eyes of a former middle-class individual, and the ecological problems facing the planet through a deep dive into the ocean off the coast of Italy.

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IBA’s Welcome Party Entices All 5 Senses

PCMA Convene

7, 2018 Villa Aldobrandini, Frascati in Italy (just outside of Rome) 4,000 attendees. Costumed performers greet guests at the welcome party for IBA2018. The event used 15,000 flowers and wheat stalks, as well as 75 dancers and other performers. Photos courtesy AIM Group International).

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Innovative World Tunnel Congress Program Digs into Naples Locations

PCMA Convene

May 3-9, 2019 Mostra D’Oltremare Congress Center and off-site locations in Naples, Italy 2,700 attendees. The underground areas of Galleria Borbonica house ruins from ancient Roman times all the way to World War II and more recent eras. All photos courtesy AIM Group International).

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The Best New Hotels of 2017


Italy. Italy. Italy. Italy. Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah. From a long list of 675 properties spanning more than 50 countries, Condé Nast Traveler has selected its best hotel openings from the past year.

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Company Event Ideas for Employees


From wine degustation in Italy to an olive party in Greece, there’s an endless variety of culinary ideas you can embed in an incentive trip. A healthy corporate culture is one of the biggest jackpots an employer can win.

GAP invests heavily in environmentally friendly lighting towers

Event Industry News

Trime’s management and staff in the UK and Italy have been very supportive in meeting our demanding requirements and our relationship will inevitably go from strength to strength.

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Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down


Italy, Spain and Japan follow next in the rankings. There were more international association meetings than ever last year, but on average the meetings had fewer participants, reports the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

9 of the World’s Coolest Convention Centers


Photo credit: Fira Barcelona Milano Congressi Location: Milano, Italy. Incredible convention centers aren’t limited to the United States — here are a few of our favorites across the globe.

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Hotels Celebrating International Women’s Day


Renaissance Tuscany il Diocco Resort & Spa, Italy. Go big and head to Italy. International Women’s Day is March 8 a reminder of how far women have come and how far there still is to go.

IEG bolsters American operations through partnership with leading B2B trade show operator EEX

Event Industry News

As a leading trade fair organizer in Italy, IEG is already one of the world’s leading jewellery show operators. Its flagship VICENZAORO system has an international presence, organising Italy’s leading jewellery trade shows, as well as events in the United States, India, Hong Kong and the UAE, where the VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show has established its position as the key springboard to the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Central Asia and India.

Top Four Out of the Way European Places to Meet This Summer


At the top of the list was the always-popular Italy. “We Italy: If your sights are set on Florence, consider booking an event at the stunning Cinema Odeon Theater.

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Event Tech: What’s Good & What’s New

Endless Events

and everybody from France or Italy can use their same connection without a cost increase”, says Maarten. Let’s all take and seat and explore the world of event tech. We just did an awesome podcast on event tech and whether or not the industry is falling behind.

Podcast: GL events UK & Ryder Cup unite to create 42nd golf tournament

Event Industry News

The Ryder Cup will next be in Europe in 2022 for the 44 th edition, with Italy hosting it for the first time. For the latest edition of our weekly podcast, James Dickson, travelled down to the home of Crucial FX ’s Origin experience. Here, he spoke to Edward Kitson, match director at the Ryder Cup and David Tunnicliffe, commercial director at GL events UK.

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Dresden for Events and EventProfs

Gallus Events

We are a mixed bunch, including event planners from Mexico, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. A day and a half in Dresden, surely more than enough time to see everything the city has to offer #eventprofs? Well, not by a long shot.

25 Things to Know About Dave Weil, SmithBucklin

Connect Your Meetings

If I could move anywhere in the entire world, I’d live in the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Dave Weil has served the events and trade show industry for more than 25 years, contributing his leadership in analyzing and shaping the industry and its future. He serves as vice president of event services for association management and services company SmithBucklin, where he has worked since 1992. In his role, Weil oversees all aspects of events and trade shows for SmithBucklin ’s client organizations.

How to Host Conferences at Unique Venues


On 13 January 2012, the Costa Concordia ran aground after hitting an underwater rock off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy. This blog contains one main point of advice: be prepared for the unexpected. What does this mean?

A Meal-Recycling App Takes Off in the UK

PCMA Convene

This year, both France and Italy passed legislation aimed at reducing wasted food. The battle against food waste is growing more visible, especially in Europe. At 15 million tons per capita, the UK is the food waste capital of Europe.

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Changing Regulations Affect Independent Planners

PCMA Convene

In Italy, if you’re sourcing a venue and you’re doing so from the U.S., (Photo Credit Adobe Stock). There have been several new regulations for U.S.

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Rx for Engaging Younger Professionals

PCMA Convene

For advice on how associations can attract the next generation , Boardroom reached out to Rosangela Quieti , managing director, congress division Italy, at AIM Group International , which has worked with a variety of medical associations.

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