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Jan 08, 2018
On Jan. 3, midtown Nashville’s 180-room Kimpton Aertson Hotel completed its 17th floor indoor and outdoor event venue, Woodlea. The nearly 4,500 square foot rooftop showcases 270-degree panoramic views of downtown Nashville and Vanderbilt’s campus and can accommodate up to 150 guests. Woodlea’s addition rounds out Kimpton Aertson’s meeting and event space with more than 10,000 sq. ft of flexible indoor and outdoor meetings and events space on its 8th and 17th floors. For large meetings and group events, the hotel’s Patterson Ballroom features 3,200 sq. ft of floor-to-ceiling windows, which… more
Jan 04, 2018
For years, event industry accreditation has been based on mastery of logistics. However, corporations today are increasingly focused on marketing strategy, and no matter how well executed an event is, if there aren’t enough attendees and sponsors it will be deemed a failure. To ensure success, event managers need to become event marketers. Eventbrite is making it easy for event marketers – or those who are interested in becoming event marketers – to take the first step. As the largest ticketing and event technology platform powering millions of events around the world each year, Eventbrite… more
Jan 04, 2018
Corporate event planners are looking ahead to what the new year may hold—focusing on the dates saved on their calendars. How can they make these events pop? What trends will impact how they plan memorable experiences for their clients?  Corporate Event News spoke to expert planners to see what trends they predict will impact the industry in the coming year.  Karen Shackman of Shackman Associates New York predicts last minute events will demand more luxury. “This will require more choices: whether it is choices of venues, choices within the venue, choices at multiple venues, and timing… more
Jan 03, 2018
Apple has published updated App Store guidelines, adding specific arrangement for exhibition and event mobile applications. Apple uses the App Store Guidelines to work with app developers, to ensure that the programs offered through the company's App Store are in line with user experience standards. In June, Apple announced iOS 11 and introduced changes to its App Review Guidelines. Among the changes was a section that had the event industry concerned: Section 4.2.6: Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected. This change was interpreted by many… 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 21, 2017
Caesars Entertainment Corporation will develop CAESARS FORUM, a new 550,000 square foot conference center on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip. Featuring 300,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, the $375 million facility will include two of the largest pillarless ballrooms in North America, according to Caesars officials. “Consistent with our post restructuring plans, Caesars Forum is the first installment of our growth strategy for the benefit of Las Vegas and our employees, which will also help meet the increasing demand for group business meetings of all sizes,” said Mark Frissora,… more
Dec 20, 2017
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc., the largest national manufacturer’s representative in the incentive industry, has added eleven new brands to its portfolio of in-demand rewards products. Need some high-end gifts for an upcoming event? Event professionals work with Rymax to source the perfect gifts for incentive programs, sales kickoffs, executive events, loyalty programs and more. The company can customize a selection of unique gifts for clients, from bulk orders to the creation of unique merchandise bundles. “People appreciate gifts that mirror retail trends and that suit their specific… more
Dec 19, 2017
Streampoint Solutions, a provider of tailored event management tools for the conference, tradeshow and special events community, recently launched new functionality in the form of Apple Wallet integration.  The new offering, launched Dec. 13 at the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)’s annual Expo! Expo! event, integrates Apple Wallet with Streampoint’s event registration and housing solutions. “One of the crucial elements that event planners seek is seamlessness,” said Dharmesh Dayabhai, vice president, sales and marketing at Streampoint Solutions. He added, “We… 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 15, 2017
San Francisco-based data technology company, InsightXM, has unveiled a new insights package designed for event planners and marketers seeking powerful, easy-to-access data analytics. The InsightXM Analytics Essentials package provides a fixed price and quick access-to-data analytics tool tailored to help planners better understand their event audiences, uncover hidden opportunities and identify weaknesses. With the Essentials platform, users can: Discover trends that span across different events Understand audiences to better design future events Carry out real-time, complex analysis… more