‘Best of the Best’ Hotels Named for 2017

SmartMeetings

Best Dining Experience: La Terrazza— Hotel Eden Rome , Rome. Naming the “best of the best” in the hospitality world is no job for the meek, but international luxury travel network Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts did the deed—again.

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Join in the Conversation with these Twitter Chats for Event Organizers

MeetingPool

In ancient Rome, the Forum was the place for public meetings, legal proceedings, political debates, and open air markets. With so much happening, the Forum was essentially the center of daily Roman life. Flash forward to modern day where the internet has become the new center of daily life – a forum where global communities […]. Social Media Uncategorized

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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. We built a coherent story strongly linked to Italian culture, Rome in particular, and to the location.”. Costumed performers greet guests at the welcome party for IBA2018.

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Inside IBA’s Award-Winning Gala

PCMA Convene

A dancer wearing LED-light-infused crinolines greets guests of the IBA2018 opening party at the historical Villa Aldobrandini in the hills overlooking Rome. The IBA welcome dinner — last fall just outside of Rome — won first prize in the gala category at the 10 th Global Eventex Awards.

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Inside IBA’s Award-Winning Gala

PCMA Convene

A dancer wearing LED-light-infused crinolines greets guests of the IBA2018 opening party at the historical Villa Aldobrandini in the hills overlooking Rome. The IBA welcome dinner — last fall just outside of Rome — won first prize in the gala category at the 10 th Global Eventex Awards.

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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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Event marketing – the misunderstanding

Eventory

Did you know that Event Marketing was used already in the Ancient Rome? What did you think Gladiator fights were for in the Ancient Rome? Reading Time: 5 minutes Event marketing is often wrongly explained as all the actions promoting the event.

Veni, Vidi, Vinci: Caesars Forum Hits Another Milestone

Smart Meetings

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but Caesars Forum in Las Vegas is making exciting progress.

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Client media spend to top £25bn at Festival of Media Global

Event Industry News

Alongside the meetings, dinners, sessions and award celebrations, the Festival is also offering eight delegates the opportunity to receive a complimentary life-coaching session with a professional coach, a wellbeing MOT and the opportunity to take part in Roaming Rome (a 5km fun run or walk around the Eternal City to support fearless women across the planet who have been affected by breast cancer).

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Marriott Continues Growth with Plans for 40 New Luxury Properties

SmartMeetings

Renovations will also take place in its Berlin, Istanbul and Rome properties. Photo of Solaz, from The Luxury Collection, set to open in Los Cabos Mexico in 2018. Photo credit: Marriott International .

IMG appointed Exclusive Sales Agent for UEFA EURO 2020™ Official Hospitality

Event Industry News

The tournament will commence on Friday 12 June 2020 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, has been appointed as the exclusive sales agent for UEFA EURO 2020 Official Hospitality in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. Official Hospitality packages for UEFA EURO 2020 will be marketed to customers residing in these countries uniquely through IMG.

Events to attend as a hosted buyer (in the next 6 months)

Plan Your Meetings

12-14 – Rome. If you’re growing your professional education while on a budget, hosted-buyer programs may be just the kind of initiative you need. Hosted buyer program at WEC.

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AIM Group International opens a new office in Dubai

Event Industry News

The office’s opening in Dubai is linked to the partnership agreement signed with Challenge Network, a company specialised in corporate training and management consulting, with headquarters in Rome and active in Dubai for more than three years. AIM Group International, a leading company specialised in congresses, events and communication, today opened a new office in Dubai.

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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Named Top U.S. Hotel

Smart Meetings

La Reserve Paris-Hotel and Spa , with Michelin two-star restaurant Gabriel, was named Best Hotel in Europe, followed by Hotel Sanders in Copenhagen and the glamorous Hotel Eden in Rome. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

40 Under 40: Robert P. Richie II

Connect Your Meetings

Richie II, 34, works in Rome, New York, as a ssociation sales manager at Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center. Robert P. As a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree, Richie discusses his passion for the events industry. Connect with Richie on Twitter. What I do: I develop relationships between the Sheraton and associations, and as such, I hope to become more than a business professional to my clients and form long-term friendships.

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The Unlikely Lads: The story behind Burberry’s “Dirty Great Scaffold”

Event Industry News

From there Hudson was invited to LA, New York and Australia to showcase his work and in 2012 he was given residency at the prestigious Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO) in Rome. Featured Image: Matt and Graham, 2018.

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Diageo announces global partnership with Taste Festivals

Event Industry News

Taste Festivals are attended by more than 500,000 people annually across cities such as London, Milan, Athens, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Moscow, Rome, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

SmartMeetings

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. The list highlights cities rich in history, architecture and natural beauty.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Mobile Friendly

TicketBud

A maxim of the Stoics in Rome was "the obstacle is the way". "Is your site mobile friendly?!!" squawks every SEO wannabe. There's been so much news about Google's new mobile ranking algorithm, I'm sure even your stepmom has asked you if your event website is mobile friendly.

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PLASA Show reveals more additions to the programme 

Event Industry News

Respected lighting designer Rob Halliday will present Giudizio Universale – Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel, revealing this stunning €9m immersive stage show created by Marco Balich, now at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome. PLASA Show, the worldwide event for entertainment technology is returning to London Olympia on 16-18 with a whole host of industry-leaders and influential brands primed to deliver iconic products, inspirational talks and expert training.

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MPI Announces New Courses to Address Security, Risk Management

SmartMeetings

This course will be offered in January 2018 at the SITE MPI Global Forum in Rome.

Artists of Assembly: 2017 40 Under 40

Connect Your Meetings

Rome, N.Y. Event professionals are the ultimate puzzle solvers. To most, the idea of putting together a set of dates, a venue, a program, a speaker lineup, an education schedule, food and beverage orders, audiovisual packages, marketing materials and more is overwhelming, to say the least. Then there’s the whole part about actually getting people to attend.

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Meet in the Nation’s Capital, Where Economics, Culture, and Academics Unite

Cvent

This May, new nonstop air service will begin from Rome on Alitalia and from Tel Aviv, Israel, on United, while flights from Lisbon, Portugal, on TAP Air will start in June. Home to the country’s most educated population, Washington, D.C. ,

Protec European Events deliver full AV and scenic solutions for Canon in Berlin

Event Industry News

We have gone from providing the AV element at last year’s event in Rome to handling the whole event including delegate registration, creative design, venue find and full AV production.

ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities

SmartMeetings

ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, has released its annual rankings of top meeting cities and countries , and there have been quite of a few shake-ups among the top 10 meeting destinations. Top Meeting Cities.

TOP 25 women in technology events to attend in 2019

Eventory

Where: various locations (Luxemburg, Rome, Israel, Phoenix, Atlanta, and much more). Events dedicated to women of the technology industry are blooming in the event calendar for the next year. This is why I’m coming to you with the list of TOP 25 women in technology events for 2019!

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Get Your AV Quotes Faster – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, so same with AV quotes. Sometimes getting an AV quote feels like a never-ending process. You go back and forth with your AV company, never really on the same page only to get your quote weeks later.

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11 Do’s & Don’ts When Pitching at Events So You Look Like a Genius

EventBank Insights

The Don'ts Rome wasn't built in a day. [link] Pitching at events, no matter what you're pitching, is one of the most nerve-wracking things to undertake, even for an experienced salesperson.

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Planning in the eye of the storm

Plan Your Meetings

passengers onboard flights from Brussels and Rome to Montreal sat on the tarmac for 6 hours without water, food or air conditioning. Last week saw headlines about the destruction and flooding due to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the monsoons in Mumbai.

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