This year's edition of the Canadian Special Events Expo, which runs March 25-27 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, will feature two new technology-centered education streams as well as two of the hottest social tickets of the season. The annual event, which combines a conference with a B2B trade show, draws producers, designers, planners, brand specialists and marketing executives from across … Read More about Canadian Special Events Expo14 Launching Technology Education Tracks
Cuyahoga County, Ohio has awarded Hilton Worldwide the rights to manage a 600-650 room hotel adjoining the new Cleveland Convention Center, located in this heart of the city's downtown. The County is the owner of the hotel and is financing the project with a combination of tax-exempt bonds and tax-revenue sources. "We are thrilled to be operating a new hotel in the city's dynamic downtown … Read More about Hilton Worldwide to Operate New Cleveland Hotel
By Robin Paisley, February 24, 2010 MeetDifferent February 20-23, 2010 Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico TradeDifferent, a type of trade-show-meets-cocktail-reception, was a huge success. Even a one-hour rain delay did not put a damper on this action-packed outdoor event. Everything was outstanding, from beautiful lounge areas on the beach with MGM Mirage properties to concert-quality stage … Read More about MeetDifferent Conference – Day 3
By Robin Paisley, February 22, 2010 MeetDifferent February 20-23, 2010 Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico Former media advisor to Bill and Melinda Gates, Monica Harrington, kicked off Day Two in the general session. Harrington has held positions at Microsoft, was chief marketing officer for two successful technology start-ups and served on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She spoke to a packed … Read More about MeetDifferent Conference – Day 2
By Robin Paisley, February 21, 2010 MeetDifferent February 20 – 23, 2010 Moon Palace Cancun, Mexico Boasting over 1,000 delegates from all parts of the globe, this break from the traditional conference model is off to a tremendous start. With a strong emphasis on personal connection, MeetDifferent pushes attendees to get involved in interactive Ask an Expert Sessions, Tweets, and Ideas … Read More about MeetDifferent Conference – Day 1
It was not surprising that one of the most popular sessions at the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Annual Conference, in January, was, “The Top Industry Leaders on the Future of Meetings”. Their message emphasized that planners need to do a better job explaining the value that their events provide for their companies or clients. It is a pretty consistent mantra right … Read More about Are Events Frivolous?
Dazzboard lets you move pictures, music or videos from your mobile devices to your PC. By Adam Pletsch, Sept/Oct 2009 “On average, people have three to four digital devices,” says Tero Salonen, CEO of Dazzboard, based in Espoo, Finland. “So you’ve got your digital camera, your mobile phone, your MP3 player and your video camera. With one application, you can connect all of those.” In addition, … Read More about What is Dazzboard?