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Feb 13, 2018
Chicago’s Theater on the Lake complex, on the shores of Lake Michigan, reopened in January 2018 after a multi-million-dollar renovation. Built in 1920, Theater on the Lake was redeveloped to convert the historic lakefront venue into a year-round cultural institution, with an adaptable event facility featuring the latest technology and amenities. Located in Lincoln Park, near the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Chicago History Museum, Theater on the Lake is just two miles north of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The fully enclosed event space is surrounded by six acres of green space and… 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 09, 2018
Hubilo, a company that provides eponymous event software that enables organizers to create, promote, engage and analyze their events and event attendees, has launched a new event networking platform meant to optimize the way people connect and interact at events.  Hubilo is India’s first all-in-one event management software provider and since its inception in 2014 has powered prominent events including the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017 and The Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017. The new community platform, released in January, can be easily integrated with any event website or app. It… more
Feb 08, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont, a 309-room, full-service, conference center hotel, located just five minutes from downtown Burlington and the city's major attractions, including the Burlington airport, is the latest addition to the portfolio of DoubleTree by Hilton. The hotel is the largest conference center between Boston and Montreal, with more than 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space.  The space, which includes the 12,480 sq. ft. Lake Champlain Exhibition Hall, two large ballrooms, each of which is divisible into smaller sections, an amphitheater, and a number of… more
Feb 07, 2018
New York. The city that never sleeps. The city that crams 3.9 million people into Manhattan’s 23 square miles on any given weekday. It can pose more than a few logistical challenges for corporate event planners, but at the same time, can open the doors for truly unique event experiences. I spoke with several veteran New York City independent event planners, who shared some best practices for overcoming the challenges that make planning corporate events in New York a unique experience. Finding and booking the right meeting venue is a challenge for most planners, but this can be particularly… 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
Feb 01, 2018
Located in the heart of the historic city of Monterey, the new $60 million Monterey Conference Center is open for business after two years of renovations. The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Jan. 31, followed by a celebration which included live music, hors d’oeuvres, and guided tours of the property. The Conference Center is a modern, LEED-certified meeting facility that features more than 40,000 sq. ft of flexible meeting space. The venue can fit groups of up to 3,200 attendees. The exterior of the building presents a striking first impression, featuring natural stone, a… more
Jan 31, 2018
ConferencePulse is a technology platform that provides sales and marketing intelligence to help event professionals secure sponsors, speakers and venues, as well as determine the right conferences and exhibitions to exhibit at, sponsor and attend. As a new player in the industry that has only been in business for just over a year, ConferencePulse has rapidly gained recognition. The company has garnered impressive public references for its platform, including winning the prestigious ibtm Technology Watch management and marketing award in Nov. 2017.    "We are focused on addressing the pain… more
Jan 30, 2018
It’s no secret that younger audiences have different approaches to learning. While Baby Boomers prefer personally focused learning and classroom environments, Gen Xers are fiercely independent, self-directed and would rather learn on their own time. Millennials prefer technology and social media and expect to have the infrastructure available to work anywhere and everywhere. Now, we also have Gen Z in the mix: the generation of instant gratification. Born into a world where everything is digitized, they expect their environment to deliver a “wow” experience – and if it doesn’t, they’ll just… 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