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Dec 06, 2017
VisitScotland Business Events has launched a first-of-its-kind digital campaign to promote the entire country to the meetings and events industry. “Scotland. Where Ideas Become Legend” highlights the myriad, diverse reasons why event organizers should consider Scotland as a destination, including academic credentials, history of innovation and pioneering spirit. The campaign began in early November and will continue throughout a two-year time period, with fresh content rolled out that will showcase various event industry segments, innovation and invention. New content from experts,… 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
Dec 04, 2017
The ibtm Technology Watch Award winners for 2017 were announced at the most recent ibtm world, held Nov. 28-30 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. As the longest running awards program of its kind, the ibtm Technology Watch awards recognize the achievements of new and innovative event industry technologies, ensuring that the achievements of talented entrepreneurs looking to revolutionize the meetings and events sector are duly acknowledged. There were three categories for this year’s nominations: Logistics and Production, Management and Marketing and Audience Engagement. All entries were… more
Dec 03, 2017
The Senior Professionals Industry Network (SPIN) has announced the 2017 recipients of the industry’s first recognition for veteran meeting planners - SPIN:40 Over 40. This initiative was created to recognize and honor planners who are industry role models, influencers, innovators, and pioneers. “We had a great response to this call for nominations. The depth and breadth of what these individuals have achieved is amazing,” said Shawna Suckow, SPIN founder. She added, “Just like our membership, this list is diverse and includes planners for large corporations, associations and smaller third-… more
Dec 01, 2017
Events remain among the top three areas of marketing spend, highest return on investment and sales lead sourcing, as is shown in this 2017 B2B Marketing Mix survey from Sagefrog Marketing Group. Still, getting actionable insights from your events can be a challenge. Most corporations use a conglomeration of technologies to track and analyze marketing data. Tools may include CRM systems, marketing automation platforms and social media engagement platforms – but it’s rare to find technology specifically focused on the customer engagement that takes place at face-to-face events. Multiple… more
Nov 29, 2017
At Corporate Event News, our objective is to showcase the diverse people, programs, challenges and rewards of corporate events, so what better way to accomplish that than by talking to industry experts? Each month, we highlight a different corporate event professional to help you get to know some of the individuals who make this industry thrive. This month I spoke with John Stevenson, global event program manager at Dell EMC. Stevenson has a diverse 12+ year background in the events industry, including working as a planner for an association and managing events for third parties at Maritz… more
Nov 28, 2017
The Delano South Beach hotel and The Temple House, an iconic 15,000 square foot award-winning private event space in Miami, Florida, have partnered to offer a new multi-functional venue for meetings and events. The Temple House, located within easy walking distance of The Delano, features over 16,000 square feet of space including a 5,000-square-foot plenary room that can hold up to 600 attendees in any configuration. The air-conditioned indoor space boasts 25-foot high ceilings to offer complete protection during unexpected tropical downpours, plus a large terrace for outdoor events. The… more
Nov 27, 2017
For the sixth consecutive year, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has rated MGM Resorts International as among the nation’s leading companies for workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees. Based on the company’s policies and practices relating to LGBTQ employees, MGM Resorts earned a perfect score on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual HRC survey that evaluates major companies for their non-discrimination and benefits policies and practices with respect to LGBTQ employees. “Diversity and inclusion are bedrocks of our company culture and… more
Nov 22, 2017
Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive is offering a special incentive program for groups who book and host events now through March 31, 2018. Planners can save 10% off the final bill while also earning extra benefits including triple the Wyndham Rewards go meet points and a complimentary beer and wine reception for the group. "We want planners to know that whether you have months or mere weeks to plan a spectacular meeting or event, Wyndham Orlando Resort has got your back with well-appointed guestrooms and versatile meeting spaces for any occasion," said Charlie Kingston, general… more
Nov 21, 2017
Versatility. Flexibility. A blank canvas. Corporate event planners are creative and seek event spaces that can accommodate their visions. Planners around the country identified key areas where flexibility is an integral feature of the venues they select. “The more constraints a venue has the harder it is on planners to create the vision the client would like to have for their guests,” said Courtney Lutkus, owner of Simply Radiant Events.   Space Planners want space that offers the ability to customize the experience or brand the atmosphere to make it unique. “Usually I am seeking to… more