What Does the Net Neutrality Appeal Mean for Planners?


Eliminating Net Neutrality would hand over such power to the biggest telecommunication giants in the United States—Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. News appeal cnn controversy event free impact internet law media meeting net netflix neutrality planner policy portfolio provider reaction state telecommunications web websiteYou’ve probably seen a lot of headlines today about the repeal of Net Neutrality. So, what’s all the controversy? What comes next?

Grass Roots awarded three-year Sibos contract

Event Industry News

SWIFT (The Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) has appointed Grass Roots to provide a range of delegate management services for Sibos, its annual conference and exhibition for the financial industry, until 2021. Grass Roots will provide these services for Sibos’ annual events in Toronto 2017, Sydney 2018, London 2019 and Boston 2020. Julie Yorke, […]. The post Grass Roots awarded three-year Sibos contract appeared first on Event Industry News.

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Event Technology Awards 2016 judge’s spotlight: Sarah Yeats

Event Industry News

Having worked in event agencies for over 10 years, Sarah has a wealth of experience and transferable skills from a number of industry-leading, global companies across the automotive, telecommunications and technology sectors. Joining the Event Technology Awards judging panel for 2016 is Client Services Director at Sledge, Sarah Yeats.

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Carla Harris

PCMA Convene

Her 30-year career has provided Harris experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and health-care sectors. In 2013, President Barack Obama appointed Harris to chair the National Women’s Business Council. At Morgan Stanley, she continues to promote multicultural leadership in the boardroom and gets the word out about the firm’s Multi-Cultural Innovation Lab. She is the author of two books, Strategize to Win and Expect to Win.

Evolving Event Design with David Ball from Brandfuel

Event Industry News

He has worked with major brands in hospitality, banking, telecommunications and technology and he has been delivering projects all over the world for Google, for the last sixteen years. The second lecture in the University of Westminster’s autumn Event Design Lecture Series takes place on Monday 14th October. Brandfuel, the award-winning London based creative agency produces major experiences for Google and other global brands year on year.

[Webinar] The 4 Stages of Event Program Maturity: View Your Organization Through the Lens of the Event Evolution Model


Mike honed his product and marketing experience with diverse operating roles at some of the nation’s largest technology media, telecommunications and education technology companies. Webinar live date: November 7, 2018 at 2pm ET / 11am PT. This program has been submitted to the Events Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review. Webinar live date: November 7, 2018 at 2pm ET / 11am PT.

Geena Davis to Give Closing Address at PCMA Convening Leaders 2019

PCMA Convene

In addition to her film and television career and athletic pursuits, Davis was appointed special envoy to promote efforts including the Tech Needs Girls campaign for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis will keynote PCMA Convening Leaders 2019 Jan. 9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

GL events UK extends leadership team with Group Quality Manager

Event Industry News

Steve Collins joins the business in the role, reporting to Managing Director, Scott Jameson, and brings with him experience working for brands including Vinci Construction, telent telecommunications and Marconi operating in the highly regulated rail, highways, telecom and construction sectors. GL events UK has hired a Group Quality Manager to continue the company’s ambition to offer the very finest quality in the industry, throughout every facet of the group’s operations.

Tarsus Group buys 70% stake in Touch China

Event Industry News

3D glass is expected to see rapid adoption and volume growth in a broad range of end market applications including telecommunications, consumer products, automotive, medical, and smart homes. Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of 70% of Shenzhen Zhong Xin Cai Exhibition Company; owner and organiser of Touch China & 3D Glass Expo strengthening the Group’s presence in its Shenzhen hub.

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How to Jumpstart a Conversation

PCMA Convene

I try really hard to introduce myself to people when I’m in a one-on-one situation or there’s not that many people,” said Stark, who teaches graduate classes in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. Kio Stark, author of When Strangers Meet. “I I get nervous at conferences,” author Kio Stark told Convene when we interviewed her earlier this winter about her book, When Strangers Meet:How People You Don’t Know Can Transform You. “I

Will Death of Net Neutrality Kill the Event Store?

Smart Meetings

In November, the Supreme Court declined a petition from telecommunication industry groups to take up the issue of the legality the FCC’s ability to regulate the issue. A new report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) found that the number of providers offering high-speed broadband required for streaming keynotes and virtual meetings could be limited.

Make Your Event Wi-Fi Not Suck – #EventIcons Episode 148

Endless Events

White Paper: Negotiating the Internet Landscape at Hotels and Convention Centers – If you plan to order Internet or telecommunications services for your event, it is critical to understand the underlying business model in play. We have come to a time and place were event Wi-Fi is expected. Unfortunately it’s not always delivered as you expected maybe the quality is terrible or the price is through the roof, none of these are surprises you want to run into your event.

What Event Profs Can Learn from Netflix’s “You”

Connect Your Meetings

Unless they are a work colleague that you are telecommunicative with, chances are, the person sending you a friend request doesn’t personally know you. Social media has become part of our daily lives with direct access through our smartphones. Now, our society must think about this fact when approaching our own personal digital safety. The main character, Joe Goldberg (average Joe as I like to call him), from Netflix’s thriller series “You” was no mastermind killer.

2019 40 Under 40: The In-Crowd

Connect Your Meetings

Telecommunication Industry Association. Meet the “In-Crowd,” our 2019 Connect Association 40 Under 40. This year’s group celebrates the diversity inherent in the events industry. Honorees range from company presidents to budding CVB stars. They come from myriad backgrounds, using different strengths to advance their organizations and careers. While each has a unique style, this collection of superstars is in on what it takes to create lasting and impactful experiences.

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New Podcast – How Does Your Events Program Stack Up?


Mike honed his product and marketing experience with diverse operating roles at some of the nation’s largest technology media, telecommunications, and education technology companies. Is your organization’s events program at “expert” level or does it need a little work? Brooke and Cody sit down with Cvent’s Mike Dietrich to discuss how to measure the success of your events program and provide tips to reach the next level(s) of success. Listen to the podcast now. .

Live from #GoWest19 – #EventIcons Episode 149

Endless Events

White Paper: Negotiating the Internet Landscape at Hotels and Convention Centers – If you plan to order Internet or telecommunications services for your event, it is critical to understand the underlying business model in play. On this episode of #EventIcons we are live from GO WEST! GO WEST is the largest gathering of event professionals in Western Canada. The event focuses on education, innovation, and networking.

We're Surging Ahead in the SaaS Industry with 10+ New Partnerships


Since launching in 2012, Bizzabo has enabled thousands of events to run seamlessly for companies across a wide array of verticals, including education, entertainment, retail, travel, telecommunications and more. Bizzabo is helping SaaS companies grow their events strategy. Learn about our recent partners and why they’re excited to be working with us.

How Blockchain Can Disrupt Financial Services


Commercial banking, consumer banking, payment card network, money transfer services, telecommunications, regulators. This table below highlights how blockchain can disrupt various aspects of the financial services industry. Function Current Process Future Process Impacted. Security and Digital Identity – Compliance (KYC) The Know Your Customer (KYC) regulation is an integral part of global anti-money laundering (AML) efforts.

What’s the Economic Impact of the Meetings Industry?

PCMA Convene

The industry also employs more workers than the telecommunications sector or oil and gas. In terms of jobs, the meetings and events industry creates more direct jobs than large manufacturing sectors such as automotive, chemicals, and food.

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Get Smart! There Was Never a Better Time to Up Your Game


An experiential event strategist for an association for the past five years, she’s just become associate vice president overseeing events at Women in Cable Telecommunications, in Washington, D.C. Kiersten Walker. Kiersten Walker is a believer. She “jumped two levels up.”

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DB Systems rebrands to DBpixelhouse

Event Industry News

A large team from DBpixelhouse will be onsite at Farnborough this week, as they prepare to go live as the official supplier of internet and telecommunications for the airshow. DB Systems are excited to announce that they have rebranded to DBpixelhouse.

The New Economic Significance Study: Making Sense of the Numbers


They tend to stay longer and spend a great deal more,” Sacks said, “this has important implications for visa policy as well as for Open Skies for aviation.” • Meetings supported more jobs than many large manufacturing sectors, including food, auto, and chemicals, as well as the telecommunications and oil and gas extraction industries.

Agency Spotlight: Top Banana

Event Industry News

The agency work with a range of sectors from luxury, telecommunications and food and beverage to banking and insurance, automotive and retail. This article is brought to you in association with Macroart. Agency Spotlight, the latest addition to the Event Industry News site, profiles the top of the pyramid, the design and creativity behind brand activations, experiences, exhibition USPs and the greater live event model.

An Extraterrestrial Site Visit

PCMA Convene

When it comes to virtual reality, “we still really don’t know what’s possible,” said Adaora Udoji, a professor at New York University’s interactive telecommunications program and an adviser to the VR/AR Association, an international organization for companies and individuals working in virtual and augmented reality. Photo by Guerilla Science.

16 Can't-Miss AI Events in 2019


Description: An AI and machine learning conference for those in the telecommunications industry. Why You Should Attend: Presented by Upperside Conferences, a leader in Parisian technology events, AI Net is an AI and machine learning conference geared towards the telecommunications community. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is progressing at an incredible rate. As new developments are made, amazing conferences are founded to educate the world on its many uses and benefits.

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Using Multiple Digital Communication Channels to Engage Attendees

PCMA Convene

Hosted at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on July 13 by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in partnership with the International Organisation for Standardisation and the International Telecommunication Union, the program united architects, utility executives, transport planners, and a range of other city stakeholders around the world.

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Breaking Down Bandwidth: 4 Things You Need to Know

PCMA Convene

Despite what most venues want you to believe, you are not required to adhere to their “exclusive” arrangements with in-house telecommunications or audiovisual providers. There’s a misconception within the events industry that bandwidth is the same thing as Wi-Fi. However, bandwidth is actually the stuff that makes Wi-Fi work. It’s usually the biggest factor in calculating the cost to bring Wi-Fi to a meeting.

Agency Spotlight: Rapiergroup

Event Industry News

They had one client – Plessey Electronics, a defence electronics and telecommunications company – who asked them to handle international exhibitions as well as advertising, so they formed a separate company using the initials of their names – RAP, a small step to RAPier, you see? This article is brought to you in association with Macroart.

The Power of Talking With Strangers

PCMA Convene

That was when I really started to wonder about it,” said Stark, who teaches graduate classes in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. Kio Stark was in her late 20s before she realized that not everybody shares her obsession with talking to strangers. Not only did she begin to observe and document her conversations, she asked herself questions like: “Why do I do this and why don’t others?” and “Why do I feel like I’m doing something positive?”.

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Virtual conferences and journalists – are online events good, bad or just different?

Event Industry News

Declan Proudfoot is the PR Manager at onebite, a marketing agency specialising in technology and telecommunications campaigns working with some of the biggest names in the sector including Sumo Logic, Percona, Qualys, and Datastax. By Declan Proudfoot, PR Manager at onebite. In a normal year, July would be the first bit of breathing space for journalists and PR teams after a busy event schedule.

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How to prepare your company for GDPR – interview


At the same time, you should remember about the current provisions of the act on electronic services (Article 10 of the Act), which prohibit the transmission of unsolicited commercial information by electronic means without the recipient’s consent and the provisions of the telecommunications law that prohibit the use of telecommunications data terminal equipment for advertising purposes without the consent of the subscriber (Article 172 of the Act).

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12 Imaginative Events from QUALCOMM


Qualcomm is a multinational telecommunications company that was founded in San Diego, CA in 1985. Learn how tech giant Qualcomm hosts such amazing events and marketing initiatives. As of the time of this writing, Qualcomm is ranked 133rd on the Fortune 500 list of largest American companies with annual revenue exceeding $100 billion.

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12 Imaginative Events from Cisco


Cisco is a San Jose based technology company that develops, manufactures, and sells networking and telecommunication tools (among other things). Cisco is a leader in the event space. Check out 12 of their best event examples and learn how to host better conferences, trainings, and seminars for your own company. It was founded in 1984 by two Stanford computer scientists. Since that time is has grown at a rapid pace and is now one of the largest companies in the world.

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30 Trade Show Ideas for Attracting Visitors


In the above example, Vodafone (the British multinational telecommunications conglomerate) uses a pop-up tent to help entice visitors into their world. Have you considered exhibiting at a trade show? This list of 30 trade show ideas from brands like GE, Amazon, and more will help your company successfully attract visitors. Trade shows have been around for quite a long while and just about every industry has at least one worth attending.

Your Story Blog Series: Caroline Kay

Event Leadership Institute

Current and past clients include British Telecommunications, HP, Avanade, Microsoft, GSK, Merchant Acquirer’s Committee and Compaq. Caroline Kay has done it all, from Conference & Events Director, to serving as COO at a leadership development consulting company, and most recently, opening her own event management firm, C.KAY International. Today, Caroline focusses on running her business and producing events across the globe for top-notch corporate clients.

The Revolution Will Be Digitalized

PCMA Convene

The first thing I said to the chancellor when I got there,” Rifkin said in a recent interview with Convene , “was, ‘How do you create new business opportunities and new jobs in Germany when your businesses are plugged in to a Second Industrial Revolution infrastructure of centralized telecommunication; fossil fuels and nuclear power for energy and internal combustion; and road, rail, water, and air transport for mobility?

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How One Journalist Is Uniting the European Tech Scene


I then began writing about telecommunications and the early days of the world wide web. Each month we interview an events professional who is breaking the mold. This month we spoke with Mike Butcher—Founder of the Europas—about building a community with events, creating a diverse and inclusive event atmosphere, pitching sponsors and more. Spotify, Soundcloud, Fanduel, Zendesk—these are but a handful of the tech companies that were first launched into headlines by The Europas.

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TOP 50 advertising conferences to attend in 2019


If you want to discuss the matters of website design, cross-media ownership, cultural studies, film, public relations, telecommunication policy, advertising, agenda setting, juvenile audience preferences, and cross-national communication – register on the website! #32 At the very end of the year, every marketing manager takes a closer look at what the upcoming 12 months will bring.

Audience Partners Granted Second U.S. Patent for Voter-Targeted Digital Advertising Across 4 Screens

Audience Partners

Focused on healthcare, politics, advocacy and telecommunications, Audience Partners’ success is due to its ability to accurately reach high value audiences on their digital devices at scale by connecting offline databases with online devices.

Audience Partners Launches Voter-Targeted Mobile-Optimized Advertising Solution for Political Campaigns and Advocacy

Audience Partners

Focused on healthcare, politics, advocacy and telecommunications, Audience Partners’ success is due to its ability to accurately reach high value audiences on their digital devices at scale by connecting offline databases with online devices.