Feb 22, 2018
The GDPR is currently among the top concerns for marketers at organizations across all industries. As technology continues to advance, data breaches are inevitable, so more and more security measures will be put in place in the effort to keep personal data safe. Event marketers who may not have technology backgrounds still need to know the many aspects of digital and data security that should be considered both internally and in their organizations’ contracts with suppliers, vendors, and partners. However, figuring out where to start and exactly how data security and related regulations… more
Feb 12, 2018
AlliedPRA, Inc., one of the nation's largest event planning and full-service destination management companies, on Feb. 7 announced that it will acquire Destination Nashville, the DMC leader in the Nashville market. This acquisition provides AlliedPRA with an increased presence in the Nashville market, which in 2017 attracted 14.5 million visitors, an increase of 4.6 percent from 2016 which set a new record. As a leading event management and solutions firm in the nation, AlliedPRA serves many of the most respected brands within every major industry sector. Tony Lorenz, CMM, chief executive… more
Feb 06, 2018
Eventbrite recently released The Pulse Report: 2018 Event Industry Trends, which aggregates survey data from 1,000 event professionals within the United States and Canada. Approximately one third of the respondents organize business or professional events. The report, positioned as a resource for any event professional looking for a deep understanding of the events landscape, covers a wide range of event types (conferences, festivals, fundraisers, concerts, charities and more), from all types of organizations and planners. As such, for corporate planners that data is most applicable to… more
Jan 30, 2018
Corporate Event News is pleased to announce the launch of a new dedicated blog designed to help corporate event professionals become more strategic. “Get Strategic with Christy Lamagna,” hosted on the Corporate Event News website, will feature content from industry thought leader Christy Lamagna. Lamagna is the founder and chief strategist of Strategic Meetings & Events, a global, full service corporate meeting and strategic event management company that specializes in producing events which achieve clients’ marketing and sales goals.  “Being part of a team that focuses on the needs of… more
Jan 29, 2018
On Jan. 23, Maritz Global Events announced its partnership with CPG Agency, a corporate engagement agency, as part of the company’s newly launched Design Studio. The partnership will initially focus on serving corporate clients within the company’s Maritz Travel division. CPG Agency prides itself on designing disruptive, impactful experiences that connect top brands to the ideas that drive critical initiatives and grow business. The agency designs live events, immersive experiences and ongoing engagement strategies to inspire action and create brand advocates.  “Partnering with CPG Agency… more
Jan 17, 2018
On Jan. 16, the launch of the Visit U.S. Coalition was announced. Representing a broad cross-section of industries that have come together to address the decrease in international travelers to the U.S. and resulting opportunity cost to the U.S. economy and jobs, the coalition will partner with the Trump administration to reverse the decline in U.S. competitiveness for international travel dollars. “America is the best country in the world to visit, but we’re losing the competition for international travelers and the dollars they spend when they come here,” said Roger Down, president and CEO… more
Jan 10, 2018
The empowerment of women and the need to provide equal opportunities are top of mind as we go into 2018. To that end, entrepreneurs Leonora Valvo and Marie-Claire Andrews have launched Women in Event Tech, a new movement supporting women who are trailblazing new products and services in event technology. Womenineventtech.org is a centralized location for like-minded women to connect, share stories, and be inspired by each other. The site calls for participation and support to enable the founders to gauge interest in other products/services and assess the right times and locations to bring… more
Jan 02, 2018
After years of seeing technology revolutionizing the meetings industry and accelerating the rate of change in how people live and work, there will be a return to a focus on humanity in 2018, according to IMEX Group. The global event producer believes that while new technological innovations will continue to transform the world around us, individuals throughout the events industry and in society are asking questions about whether people – along with their lives, feelings, aspirations, health and minds – are receiving enough priority as society deals with tremendous challenges and adapts to… more
Dec 18, 2017
UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, released this month its full 2017 report on the World Map of Exhibition Venues. The report analyzes indicators on key regional trends and includes the largest venues for all 28 markets whose total capacity exceeds 200,000 square meters of gross indoor exhibition space. It has been six years since UFI last produced this global exhibition venue census. This year’s release shows an increase of capacity in the majority of markets around the world. According to report data, global venue space has grown by 1.2 percent on average per year… more
Dec 05, 2017
‘Tis the season to be jolly, festive, and full of good cheer - and we want to see how you celebrate. Share a photo of what the holiday season looks like for you as an event professional and you’ll be entered into the contest. The public will decide who wins, by popular vote!  This is your chance to show us your holiday spirit, whether it’s hosting or attending an event (holiday or otherwise), in your office, with family and friends, or anywhere else that makes you happy. Each week (with the exception of the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day), we’ll award a $50 American Express gift… more