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May 18, 2022
Live streaming, in-person watch parties, virtual viewing around the world, and broadcast-quality production — that’s what Mastering Immersive Experiences (MIX) 2022 looked like. A terrific hybrid event indeed.  So terrific in fact, we thought it would be unfair if we kept the gems of knowledge learned at our first hybrid event away from you. So we sat down with one of Hubilo’s premier event professionals, Jessica Connolly, who spearheaded the planning, management, and execution of MIX, and picked her brain to get the top takeaways from the event. Here’s what she had to say.  Create pre-… more
May 18, 2022
Sponsored Exclusively by Visit California This unique Los Angeles County beach town has sand, surf, and a lot of local color. No doubt, many consider Venice Beach to be the nerve center for Los Angeles’ quirky, out-there personality. Check out our tips below on how to explore Venice Beach in five unique ways. Stay in the Heart of Venice To stay at the center of Venice Beach culture, book a room at Hotel Erwin, a retro-meets-surf-style boutique hotel with plenty of ocean-view rooms, a rooftop lounge, and a lobby decorated with surfboards. Or stay at the historic Venice Beach Suites &… more
May 17, 2022
Following a recent $150 million renovation project that completely reimagined the iconic casino-resort, SAHARA Las Vegas is continuing to position itself as a top-tier destination for corporate meetings and events.  Boasting 95,000 square feet of flexible indoor-outdoor event spaces, the 1,613-room, three-tower property at the north end of the Strip offers a bevy of meetings venues for event planners to choose from. Ideal for board meetings, product launches, seminars, conventions, networking events, awards dinners and holiday parties, its spaces range from traditional ballrooms to unique… more
May 16, 2022
The second quarter of the year is moving full steam ahead as organizations covering all facets of the corporate events industry continue their robust hiring and promoting activities to fill key positions and reward hard-working staff with elevated titles. Take a look!  Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau  The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has named Alex Batista vice president of convention sales. In his new role, Batista is responsible for managing the organization’s daily sales activities as well as assisting Senior Vice President of Convention Sales… more
May 13, 2022
Association Analytics, a leading provider of business intelligence and data analytics for the association industry, debuted Acumen Major Meetings, a platform designed to improve conference and trade show performance with actionable data on attendees, exhibitors and sponsors all in one place. The new platform augments the company’s flagship analytics platform, Acumen, which provides a 360-degree view of association members, bringing together all association data in one place for clients to visualize, analyze and take action. Acumen Major Meetings was created to specifically address the pain… more
May 12, 2022
Gale South Beach, a Curio Collection by Hilton property, will be one of the first hotels in the U.S. to offer an innovative 5G high-speed wireless private network through a partnership between GFO Investments, a private wealth management advisory firm, and Airspan Networks, provider of groundbreaking, disruptive software and hardware for 5G networks. The new network is designed to be a model for the hospitality industry, with plans to eventually roll it out at other properties, including several in the GFO Investments portfolio, such as Shelborne South Beach and Mondrian South Beach in Miami… more
May 10, 2022
New hotel properties, along with multi-million remodel and expansion projects, are making headway across the U.S. as hospitality companies work to meet the demands of corporate event groups forging ahead with in-person gatherings after two years of pent-up demand. Take a look! New Hotels Caesars Republic Scottsdale  After a pandemic-induced delay, above-ground construction has resumed on the new Caesars Republic Scottsdale, an 11-story, 265-room luxury non-gaming hotel scheduled to open in Q1 2024 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Featuring picturesque views of the iconic Camelback Mountain and the… more
May 09, 2022
As the trade show and meetings industry continues its emergence from the pandemic, this year’s Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance’s (ECA) signature ECA Legislative Action Week couldn’t be a more important and urgent one for event professionals to consider attending.  Set for June 6-10, the week-long virtual event will converge face-to-face business events industry advocates to meet with their members of Congress about the vital role that exhibitions and conferences play in helping communities across the U.S. recover from the devastating economic and employment impacts of the COVID-19… more
May 06, 2022
In May 2023, Florida’s Gulf Coast will welcome an impressive new property ideal for corporate meetings and events: the Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor, situated over 22 waterfront acres and boasting 785 guest rooms and a 60,000-square-foot convention center. The resort will be the first property of Sunseeker Resorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Allegiant Travel Company, and a member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). “The response from the meeting industry has been incredible due to the fact that we will be the first completely new-build resort with 300-plus rooms to open… more
May 05, 2022
Seattle’s main meetings and trade show venue recently unveiled a new name and brand identity. Following more than three decades as the Washington State Convention Center, the leading Pacific Northwest events facility changed its name and logo to the Seattle Convention Center (SCC).  According to officials from SCC parent organization Washington State Convention Center Public Facilities District (the District), the rebranding better aligns the venue with its hometown while solidifying the organization’s commitment to maintaining a fiscally responsible, self-sustaining operation that… more