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May22
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Website Builder Perfect for Meeting Professionals

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Designing a website specifically for your next major meeting has never been easier following the launch of an event website builder by Bizzabo this week. The recent addition to Bizzabo’s event management platform allows meeting professionals to quickly customize an event website with no coding or design experience required. “Developing a website builder was a […]

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May14
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European Meetings on Sale

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Dollar to Euro Conversion If you’ve been dreaming about booking your next meeting in Europe, now might be the perfect time. Meetings and events on the continent and the British Isles are effectively on sale. The strength of the U.S. dollar, coupled with Europe’s weak currencies, make it the perfect time to plan European meetings. […]

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May11
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DoubleDutch Adds Meetings Professional to Global Staff

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DoubleDutch, the San Francisco-based event app developer, has named Danielle Puceta as senior director of its global channel partnerships, adding an experienced meetings professional to its staff. Puceta formerly served as director of American Express Meetings and Events, Asia Pacific. “Hiring Danielle was a double win for us,” said Lawrence Coburn, CEO of DoubleDutch. “Not only does she […]

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Technology and Meetings
May11
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7 Ways Tech will Shape Meeting Rooms of the Future

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Despite advances in technology and increasing demands for collaboration in today’s global business environment, typical meeting space has changed very little over the past few decades.  Most meeting rooms still consist of the same traditional setup: a conference phone, a screen, a whiteboard and maybe some video conferencing capability. However, new technology is emerging that […]

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May07
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Starwood Hotels Launches ProMeetings App for Busy Planners

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Meeting has launched an app for SPG or SPG Pro member planners to manage events on-site. Busy planners can submit requests, such as the need for an extension cord to a change in lighting, directly to associates who will fulfill them in real time. “Like our guests, our meeting planners […]

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May06
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SkyMall 2.0 Could be BetterThan the Original In-Flight Catalog

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SkyMall magazine, the adedictive in-flight shopping catalog that people loved to hate had to file for bankruptcy this past January. But wait! Scott Jordan, CEO of ScotteVest (and former SkyMall advertiser), is in negotiations to revive the SkyMall brand according to laughingsquid.com using a new core business model: “We’re going to include items in the […]

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May06
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James Curleigh Speaks at MPI

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James Curleigh, executive vice president of Levi Strauss & Co. Photo Credit: Lucas Dawson Photography When Meeting Professionals International (MPI) holds its annual World Education Congress (WEC) in August, attendees are in for a real San Francisco treat. The 2015 convention will take over San Francisco’s Moscone Center Aug. 1−4. The opening keynote will be delivered […]

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May06
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New Online Tool for Healthcare Meetings Professionals

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A new online resource has been launched that will help global health-care meeting professionals remain in compliance with access laws and codes in specific geographic areas. My Compliance Wizard—a joint venture by BusyEvent Mobile and compliance expert Pay Schaumann—is a mobile-ready tool that can be used on any computer or smart device. It will give […]

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May05
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Silver Creek Valley Country Club Update

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Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose, Calif., is embarking upon a multimillion dollar improvement plan, and has named a new general manager and chief operating officer. They plan $5.1 million in facility refurbishments and upgrades into the 22-year-old club, including refurbishing of the 34,000-square-foot clubhouse. Improvements are also planned for the driving range […]

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May05
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Volunteer Cooks Wanted for IMEX in Frankfurt

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Planners attending IMEX in Frankfurt 2015 can participate in a special charity cooking event on Monday, May 18, the day before the huge conference officially opens. Volunteers are needed to help prepare lunch for residents of Haus Lichtblick, a nonprofit organization run by Sister Sigrid Ehrlich that provides food and shelter to the indigent, and […]

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