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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Refocus & Prioritize – Pareto Principle

Arlo Training & Events Software

The same link was then shown in one of his studies that 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 20% of the population. Are you running your training or events business but finding yourself weighed down in administration and time consuming tasks?

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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.

What is Your Group’s Pizza Personality?

Smart Meetings

Neapolitan-certified Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletana delivers with signature disks baked for 90 seconds in a domed, wood-burning oven imported from Italy. Chicago is a diverse, multi-layered city.

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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Sporting events not to miss in 2018


Starting 1910 France joined the competition and was known as The 5 Nations Championship until 1999 when Italy joined in. …and a Happy New Year. My New Year’s resolution list (or revolution, as I like to call it) has “start doing sports” written all over it.

20 San Diego Event Venues Your Attendees Will Love


Location: North Little Italy. The venue now known as Parq first opened its door in 1926 as a Bank of Italy and eventually became the clubbing hotspot On Broadway. If San Diego is the destination for your next event, first of all, lucky you.

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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!

Meeting Planners’ Guide to Golden Olympic Venues

Smart Meetings

Turin, Italy (2006). The Olympic spirit was never extinguished in Turin, Italy more than a decade since playing host to the winter games. Olympic Day is celebrated annually on June 23 rd.

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Where You’d Least Expect Them

PCMA Convene

Creative Cities Austin, Texas, and Iowa City, Iowa, were also there, representing UNESCO’s Media Arts and Literature sub-networks, respectively, as were three Creative Cities candidates — Carrara, Italy; Kansas City, Missouri; and Lexington, Kentucky.

Report: World’s Top Meetings Destinations in 2018

Smart Meetings

France, Italy and Monaco follow closely with 11 percent, 9 percent, 8 percent and 6 percent of RFPs received, respectively. Roofs in Pura Besakih Temple in Bali Island, Indonesia. Colorado, Dallas and Las Vegas are trending for planners.

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Marriott Invests in Experiential Travel

Smart Meetings

– Perfecting pasta-making skills alongside a local Italian chef at a Tuscan chateau, home to a Florentine cooking school in the Dolomites region of Italy. PlacePass users can tour Downtown Abbey filming locations.

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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