Sat.Dec 09, 2017 - Fri.Dec 15, 2017

How Brella is contemporising the professional networking scene

Event Industry News

Image: © Petri Anttila Networking is still used ‘free drink-style’ as an extra to conference- and event marketing, but in fact, it’s the lynchpin, the cornerstone, for technology events in the 21st century. There’s no time for British reserve.

Talking Tempe, Arizona With Brian McCartin

Connect Your Meetings

In the rush of the holiday season, Brian McCartin takes over the reins as president and CEO at Tempe Tourism Office. The former executive vice president of Travel Portland is returning home to Arizona, where we went to college (Northern Arizona University) and started his extensive career with Marriott International. McCartin shares his favorite things to see and do in Tempe, and his plans to further position Tempe and the state of Arizona as a must-visit destination.

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The World’s 13 Best Beaches

Smart Meetings

Whether you’re planning your next incentive meeting or just looking for inspiration for your next vacation, we’ve rounded up these can’t-miss beaches, perfect for lounging and learning. Located from Norway to the Bahamas, each of the beaches is unique and stimulating. Read on, imagining yourself with a pina colada in hand and your toes in the sand. How else would you make it through Mondays? Best Beaches in the Caribbean. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos.

22 Christmas Event Ideas


Throw the perfect festive party this season using some of these Christmas event ideas to bring holiday cheer to all your attendees. Mix up the clichés, keep it classy and ensure the perfect Christmas event (or themed event if you’re reading this post-December.)

9 Simple Steps to Master Social Media for Events

The Definitive Guide to Social Media Event Marketing

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5 Corporate Event Ideas To Steal Now [Video]


This video looks at 5 cool and simple ideas you can use at your next corporate event and really make an impression with your guests. abovethefold## It’s very easy to be boring when planning corporate events. Here are five ideas for you to jazz up your corporate event in 2018.

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The Event Club party tickets are on sale now!

Event Industry News

Tickets are now available to purchase for The Event Club party, the first opportunity of the season for the entire events industry to come together and collaborate under one roof.

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2018 Event Trends That Will Change the Meeting Industry (part 1)


If you’ve been reading the news or following social media lately, then you already know the buzzword that’s been causing people to throw themselves into passionate debates these days: Bitcoin. From $6,550 to $15,000 in less than one month, Bitcoin marks a new chapter in the world economic system.

Evacuation Tips in Case of Fire Disaster

Smart Meetings

Fires raging in Southern California have already destroyed 1,000 structures. Tens of thousands of event attendees have been impacted as groups deal with air quality warnings and, in some cases, evacuation orders.

A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

17 Interactive Entertainment Ideas For Large Crowds


Entertaining large crowds at your event can be difficult and limiting. Here are 16 ways to engage a greater number of attendees all at the same time.

Tag Digital, winner of ‘Best Use of Technology to Market an Event’ at the 2017 Event Tech Awards

Event Industry News

Tag Digital was delighted to be crowned the winner of ‘Best Use of Technology to Market an Event’ at the 2017 Event Tech Awards Tag Digital specialises in PPC within in the global events sector, running campaigns in 46 countries, multiple languages and various time zones.

Washington D.C. Draws New Citywide Conferences in 2018

PCMA Convene

Washington, D.C., is gearing up to host a slew of citywide conventions and meetings in 2018 that are coming to the capital for the first time. Among the new incoming groups are True Value Company, the International Gas Union, and the American Geophysical Union.


Bitcoin Explained, For Meeting Planners

Smart Meetings

What Is It? Bitcoin is a decentralized, digital “cryptocurrency” powered by a vast computer network.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

The need for early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments.

The Rise of the Bleisure Event Attendee


Are you seeing more extended stays after your events? If so, you may be experiencing a slow developing trend – the rise of the bleisure traveler. What will that mean for your event?

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Temporary event infrastructure for the ‘climate summit’ in Bonn

Event Industry News

Heart-to-Heart with Visit Anaheim and the AHA

PCMA Convene

Photo Credit: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Visit Anaheim. This November, the American Heart Association (AHA) brought its Scientific Sessions meeting, along with its nearly 18,000 attendees, back to Anaheim after a 16-year absence.


Food and Beverage Trends for 2018

Smart Meetings

Looking to the year ahead , we are all eagerly anticipating the new food and beverage trends that will emerge. Here’s a few that we’re placing our bets on. Experiential Catering. A post shared by Culinary Crafts (@culinarycrafts) on Sep 8, 2017 at 2:09pm PDT. There’s been an emphasis on the desire for experiential outings, whether in travel, food or shopping.


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This Little Trick Can Help You Sell 45% More Event Tickets


Need to sell more event tickets? It might be as easy as adding a simple feature to your website. In the beginning of the website age, we used to describe websites as a front desk for yout business that’s always staffed.

Crowd Connected and Appmiral extend strategic partnership

Event Industry News

App developer embeds Crowd Connected’s market-leading Colocator location intelligence technology into its event apps.

Do You Connect or Disconnect in the Air?

PCMA Convene

Love it or not, for many event professionals, being a road warrior is part of the job description. Convene launched a short survey this week about business travel, with questions about why and when you travel, how you feel about it, and more.


Unique Venues Inspire One-of-a-Kind Events

Event Planning BluePrint

Consistency is key to achieving success in the event planning industry. But, modern event trends show high demand for fresh, “out of the ballroom” experiences.

Marriott Continues Growth with Plans for 40 New Luxury Properties

Smart Meetings

Photo of Solaz, from The Luxury Collection, set to open in Los Cabos Mexico in 2018. Photo credit: Marriott International . Marriott International announced plans for significant growth today, with 40 luxury properties lined up to open in 2018.

Run, dance, walk to the beat of Brighton

Event Industry News

The organising team behind the successful Brighton and Hove Triathlon have launched Brighton’s newest event – Brighton Music Run. Entries for Brighton’s very first musical 5k have now opened. Run, dance, walk to the beat at the inaugural event.

Convene TV: Is “Festivalization” the Next Big Thing in Live Events?

PCMA Convene

What new trend will revolutionize attendee engagement? Michael Dominguez, senior vice president and chief sales officer for MGM Resorts International discusses talks about ‘festivalization’ in live events, and the rewards of blending entertainment and education. .


Make your Event Management Business Travelling a Fun Experience


The event management team are experts in knowing the best locations and destinations for different types of events and we have spent a lot of time building and developing relationships with our international contacts.

Two Year Anniversary of #EventIcons – #EventIcons Episode 91


2 years of #EventIcons!! Yes, in this week’s episode, we are celebrating the two year anniversary of #EventIcons and looking back some of our favorite event professionals best moments on the show! This is very exciting episode of #EventIcons.

Maestra delivers full production for Blend Abu Dhabi

Event Industry News

Award winning event technical production specialist Maestra’s UEA based operation delivered rigging, staging, sound, lighting and video / AV for Blend Abu Dhabi, a special event to relaunch the YAS Marina Formula One circuit meeting space.

Regpack Vs Active Network: Comparing Online Registration Software Options


There aren’t a lot of registration software options on the market that are as versatile as both Regpack and Active Network. In this post we are looking at them head to head! Active is valued at more than a billion dollars , has more than 10,000 employees and is traded in the stock market.

MPI, SDSU to Debut First-ever Master’s Program for Event Planning

Smart Meetings

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the San Diego State University (SDSU) L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management have announced that they will create the first graduate-level meeting and event program in the United States for mid- and senior-level professionals.

The Crisis Experience

PCMA Convene

Mojo Barriers Australia’s sensational installation at Spotless Stadium

Event Industry News

Mojo Barriers Australia recently undertook one of the country’s largest stadium field cover installations, with over 15,000m² being installed for Sensation at Spotless Stadium, Sydney Showground, November 2017.