‘Paris Is Always a Good Idea’

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That was confirmed for me when I attended the PCMA Global Professionals Conference – Europe in Paris on Aug. And although it was meant to be only a temporary installation — and at the time was considered an eyesore by most Parisians — it has become Paris’ most recognizable icon.

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LA vs. Paris: Which Olympic City Wins for Meetings?

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The International Olympic Committee made a historical announcement on July 11 in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the unanimous decision to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games simultaneously to Los Angeles and Paris , which each made strong pitches during the bidding process. Paris.

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Imagination wows Paris Motor Show with Virtual Reality experience for Jaguar Panasonic Formula E

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The post Imagination wows Paris Motor Show with Virtual Reality experience for Jaguar Panasonic Formula E appeared first on Event Industry News.

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Los Angeles Olympics: What Event Producers Need to Know Now


broke with tradition and named both Paris and Los Angeles as future On August 1, the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.)

June 1, 2017: International Olympic Committee Leans Toward Paris for 2024, Giant Amusement Mall Receives $1.1 Billion Push to Finish Construction, CNN Drops Kathy Griffin as New Year’s Eve Host


INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE LEANS TOWARD PARIS FOR 2024: The International Olympic Committee is expected to choose Paris as the

Over 11 Countries Gather at PCMA’s Global Professionals Conference in Paris as Association Continues Activities across Europe

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The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) held its second conference of the year in Europe, this time in Paris at the Palais des Congrès de Paris, 30 August – 1 September 2016 focusing on leading global associations.

ADI secure screen supplier status for Formula E Paris and Berlin

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Event screen specialists ADI will act as official screen supplier to both the Formula E Paris ePrix (20th May) and Berlin ePrix (10th-11th June). The post ADI secure screen supplier status for Formula E Paris and Berlin appeared first on Event Industry News.

Paris Hilton Launches Luxury Hotel Line

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By unveiling her own luxury hotel line, entrepreneur Paris Hilton is following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather Conrad Hilton, who founded the hotel chain in the 1920s. A second Paris Beach Club recently broke ground at the Azure Urban Resort Residences in Parañaque, north of Manila.

August 10, 2017: Video Games May Be an Event at 2024 Olympics, Dallas Hockey Team Is First Franchise to Publicly Oppose Texas Bathroom Bill, Little League World Series to Play Through Solar Eclipse


VIDEO GAMES MAY BE AN EVENT AT 2024 OLYMPICS: ESports may be heading to the 2024 Olympics in Paris

The Best New Hotels of 2017

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France (Paris). France (Paris). Nolinski Paris. France (Paris). France (Paris). Ritz Paris. France (Paris). France (Paris). Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah.

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Farnborough International launches 2018 show

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At the Paris Airshow today, organisers of the Farnborough International Airshow detailed their plans for the forthcoming show which will take place from 16th – 22nd July 2018 at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

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July 6, 2017: SyFy Reveals Massive Comic-Con Lineup That Includes Fan Weddings, Women’s March Organizers Plan Protest of N.R.A., Olympics Committee Report Shows More Support for L.A. Than Paris as 2024 Host


SYFY REVEALS MASSIVE COMIC-CON LINEUP THAT INCLUDES FAN WEDDINGS: SyFy announced its massive, fan-involved San Diego Comic-Con lineup on

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

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Paris, France. If Paris feels it is up to the task of hosting the Olympics as a 2024 bid city, it can certainly accommodate a meeting of any magnitude. Get your passport ready!

Managing Risk, From Multiple Angles

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During the 2015 United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21), those threats were especially complex. Listening to Guignard’s GloPro session in Paris was Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES, vice president, events and education for the Risk Management Society.

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3 Ways Hotel Room Amenities are Evolving to Suit the Modern Guest

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Marriott’s Build Your Own Mini Bar. The standard hotel room is changing with the times to better accommodate the needs of the modern guest. Some conveniences travelers have grown accustomed to and take for granted have or will be going the way of the dinosaurs. Room Service.

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6 Clever Ways the Travel Industry is Making the Most of Pokemon Go

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Throughout his journey, Johnson has stayed at a variety of Marriott properties, such as Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel and Renaissance Hong Kong. A reviewer on tripadvisor.com gushed about his stay at Villa Royale hotel in Paris, calling it the “best Pokemon Go hotel ever!”

Infographic: Latest Trends and Surprising Facts About Travel

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More than 6,600 travelers in 14 international cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington, DC, Toronto, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Paris, Dubai, Tokyo, Shanghai and Munich participated in the online survey that show trends in traveler’s habits on the road. “It’s

Q&A: Stacy Ritter, President and CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

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Flights are being added almost every week at [Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport]—a direct flight to Paris was added in August. A resident of Broward County, Florida, for the past 42 years, Stacy Ritter has seen many changes in her home region.

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August 1, 2017: Los Angeles to Host 2028 Olympics, How Venues Are Enhancing Concert Security, Roger Goodell Weighs Washington-Baltimore Super Bowl Bid


Paris LOS ANGELES TO HOST 2028 OLYMPICS: Los Angeles has reached a deal to host the 2028 Summer Olympics.

ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities

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Paris has landed at the top spot with 196 meetings, one more than No. Paris.

8 essential event security details for planners

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Paris. Orlando. Every new safety and security incident is a wake-up call for meeting and event professionals. The bottom line is that events and venues can be vulnerable. Wherever large crowds congregate can be tempting targets for terrorists or “ lone wolves ” with psychiatric problems.

When Peaches Meet Coconuts

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The answer describes your personal interaction style, in a model that Opening General Session speaker Erin Meyer shared yesterday at PCMA’s Global Professionals Conference – Europe, held at the Palais des Congres de Paris. Erin Meyer. Are you a peach or a coconut?

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Robe gets into Summer Stadium show

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Robe moving lights were top of the spec list compiled by Frederic “Aldo” Fayard from Paris based visual design practice Concept K, who produced an elaborate lighting design for the 2017 Summer Stadium Festival staged at the Orange Velodrome in Marseille.

7 Changes Coming to Disney’s Epcot

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It’ll be similar to Ratatouille: The Adventure, a 4-D experience which opened at Disneyland Paris in 2014. Photo Credit: Gene Duncan Meeting professionals, take note.

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15 of 2016’s Hottest Meeting Destinations

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Las Vegas, New York City, Paris and other perennial favorites were among the world’s top meetings destinations in 2016, but several other locations significantly enhanced their appeal largely due to major expansion and renovation projects. Los Angeles.

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This App Will Help You Never Be Late Again

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Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle — and 30 international cities, including Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Berlin, Madrid, Copenhagen, and Barcelona. Barbara Palmer, Senior Editor and Director of Digital Content, Convene.

Top tips for planning your event security


Think about recent attacks in Paris, London and Brussels. Meeting and event professionals are very much aware of the security challenges generated by bringing people together. They plan for accidents, venue problems, protesters, weather related issues, and much more.

Invite the Media brings press coverage to your event

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Invite the Media is a media strategy platform that triggers invitations to key Influencers and invite them on newsworthy events anywhere in the world With headquarters in San Jose, California and satellites in Florida and Paris, InvitetheMedia.com was founded in October 2015 by Francois Huynh, President CEO of AdAvenueGroup and former Yahoo project manager.

Roberta Odebrecht

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Group GmbH is a professional conference organizer (PCO) and association management company (AMC) with its HQ in Berlin and worldwide offices in places as far afield as Paris, Abu Dhabi, and Beijing. Career Path: Roberta Odebrecht . Account Director, K.I.T. Group GmbH, Berlin, Germany.

United Airlines Unveils Exciting Business-Class Offerings

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The airline recently had a dress rehearsal—a pretend flight to Paris—to assess the new Polaris services. United Airlines is revving up its business class to provide every passenger with aisle access, improved food and beverage offerings, and more comfortable seats.

5 Best Las Vegas Restaurants for Groups

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Hotel: Paris Las Vegas. You have a lot to choose from when it comes to Las Vegas restaurants suitable for groups. But no matter where you go, rest assured that Vegas doesn’t disappoint.

Top Meeting Trends and Cities for 2017

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“Second-tier and uprising destinations are becoming more popular event destinations, such as small villages in Tuscany, or Lyon and Champagne as opposed to Paris.”

5 Hot Luxury Properties Slated to Open

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Hotel Lutetia Hotel Lutetia When Hotel Lutetia opened on the Left Bank in Paris in 1910, it included luxury at its very finest, including China from Haviland, silver from Christofle and crystal from Baccarat.

Projection & Lighting

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Another great example from Moment Factory’s past projects is Jean-Paul Gaultier’s exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2015. Using Creative Technology To Enhance Your Event Environment.

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Caesars Raises Las Vegas Resort Fees

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Here’s a list of hotels that were hit by the hike: Plus $3: Caesars Palace, including the Nobu Hotel; The Cromwell; Planet Hollywood; and Paris Las Vegas. Odds are, you won’t be thrilled to find that Caesars has raised resort fees at its Las Vegas hotels.

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What Travelers Should Know About Terrorism & Travel Insurance

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According to travel insurance shopping site Squaremouth.com , the number of people searching for terrorism coverage increased by an average of 167 percent in the months after the attacks in Paris and Brussels.

Amplify Your E-Commerce Sales with Pop-up Shops


At Paris Fashion Week last Fall Pantone , the global brand for universal color reference, partnered with L’Eclair de Genie to establish the Pantone Café in Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries. Why Pop-up Shops Are the Mortar to Your E-Commerce Bricks.

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‘Seven Star’ Shanghai Hotel Lures the Elite

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Staff uniforms were designed by Laurence Xu, the first Chinese designer to show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. A new $516 million “seven star” hotel in Shanghai has become the destination of choice for many of China’s elite.

Yotel Receives $250 Million Investment Boost

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The company operates airport hotels under the Yotelair brand at Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London, Gatwick Airport (LGW) near London, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

IAPCO’s Response to the Brexit

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There is, however, potential negative impact for expensive EU destinations such as Paris, Copenhagen, etc., As news of the UK’s surprising vote to exit the European Union continues begins to settle in, Convene reached out to IAPCO, the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers , for its perspective. Read MCI Group President Robin Lokerman’s thoughts on the Brexit here.) IAPCO Executive Director Sarah Storie-Pugh provided responses to our questions via email.