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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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

Smart Meetings

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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4 Smart Moves at Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, Grand Hotel Tremezzo and More

Smart Meetings

Villas of Grand Cypress Silvio Vettorello Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lake Como, Italy, appointed Silvio Vettorello as general manager. Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, New Mexico, named Gabor L. Vida managing director.

The Planner’s Oscar-Nominee Travel Guide

Smart Meetings

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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The Best New Hotels of 2017

Smart Meetings

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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Hotels Celebrating International Women’s Day

Smart Meetings

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.

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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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

Smart Meetings

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.

9 of the World’s Coolest Convention Centers

Smart Meetings

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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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.

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.

Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down

Smart Meetings

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).

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?

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

Smart Meetings

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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BLUMANO launches Netherlands operation

Event Industry News

This prime west European base will work in close collaboration with the existing offices of BLUMANO in the UK and in Italy. BLUMANO, engineering consultancy for design and safety in the entertainment industry is expanding its operation with the announcement of BLUMANO Netherlands. Michiel van der Zijde is joining the ever-expanding organisation, who in addition to his extensive knowledge of stage machinery, brings a background in project management to the dynamic equation.

Adelaide Business Event Leads to Creation of Australia Space Agency

PCMA Convene

The Adelaide Convention Centre plays host to many business events, including the 2017 International Astronautical Congress, which helped spark interest in an Australian Space Agency. AICC).

3 Unique Event Venues for Foodies in San Francisco

Smart Meetings

His wife, Kristine Barrett, a vocalist specializing in traditional music, performs songs from Georgia, Eastern Europe, Italy, Greece and beyond. Planners looking for somewhere new to eat in the San Francisco Bay Area need look no further.

Reed Exhibitions announces definitive agreement to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions, opening window to new value for customers on three continents

Event Industry News

A broad programme of geo-cloning has successfully positioned many of these brands and related adjacencies outside Germany and the United Kingdom to include a presence today in countries including France, Italy, the United States, Mexico, China, Singapore, Thailand, India and Turkey.

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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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Eatertainment Debuts Lamborghini Urus

Canadian Special Events

“It was important the ingredients were representative of Italy with the focus on the ?avours

What Are You Doing on Global Wellness Day?

Smart Meetings

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco (Montalcino, Italy) will offer younger guests the uplifting power of puppies with a dog-cuddling session. This year’s Global Wellness Day is June 10, and its organizers suggest we should all ask—even if for only one day—how we can live a healthier and better life.

5 Most Popular Travel Emojis

Smart Meetings

And the winners are: Naples, Italy: slice of pizza. Whether hitting the road for meetings or pleasure, many travelers share their adventures and whereabouts on social media and through text messages within 24 hours of arriving.

Trends in LGBTQ Weddings

All Seated

Countries like Italy, Greece and Argentina, that offer a diversity of experiences within a drive or short flight’s reach of each other, are currently trending for travel.

5 Steps to a Successful International Event

EventBank Insights

However, a simple email blast will not suffice in relationship-based cultures like India or Italy. [link] “Globalization” is the buzzword of the day, and with good reason.

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3 Ways an Average Joe Can Get Private Jet Treatment

Smart Meetings

The program includes three customizable itineraries—a ski adventure in Jackson Hole, Wyoming or Vail, Colorado; an island getaway to Lanai in Hawaii; and an escape to Europe for a tour of France or Italy.

Event Heroes: How SEMrush is Building a Global Events Brand


Germany, Italy, India, Australia, the UK, the US—in 2018 SEMrush held 35 events across five continents. Each month we interview an events professional who is breaking the mold.

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How—and Where—to Pair Wine and Business in California

Smart Meetings

At 11 feet tall and nearly 1,000 gallons, the casks honor the tradition of gracefully aging fine wines with the same centuries-old techniques used in France and Italy. Ancient Peaks Winery; photo credit: Chris Leschinsky.

6 Venues to Host Patriotic Events

Connect Your Meetings

This special space houses the cruiser that operated in the Mediterranean along the coast of Southern France and Northern Italy from 1944 to the end of the war. Events for the men and women who’ve given their all to country and community are made special when the host venue strikes a uniquely American patriotic chord. These six venues are ideal for entertaining a reunion group of military comrades, a veterans’ celebration or an honor ceremony for law-enforcement professionals.

When Peaches Meet Coconuts

PCMA Convene

Those countries include Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, China, and India — and to a lesser extent, France, Italy, and Spain. Erin Meyer. Are you a peach or a coconut?

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Lessons from Romanias Famous Theatrical Street Festival

Canadian Special Events

Austria, Spain, UK, Germany and Italy were among the countries participating in B-FIT in the Street!