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      Meghan Welborn

      Meghan Welborn is Senior Director of Marketing at VDA Productions. Meghan is responsible for all aspects of client interaction, marketing and public relations. Over the past fifteen years, she has held senior marketing and sales roles in several global design companies.

    1. Recent Industry Articles

      1. 3 Easy Ways to Keep Any Event Budget on Track

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Oct 22 2014)

        3 Easy Ways to Keep Any Event Budget on Track

        It’s the one-time, I MUST have that expenses that kill any event budget. Every event needs a budget. It’s the golden nugget that keeps events together. It tells us what we can afford on a small or sometimes larger scale, yet sometimes we tend to want more than what we are allowed.

        If you liked this post you are going to love our free ebooks The Event App Bible and The Good Event Registration Guide - free download, no email required. (Read Full Article)

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      2. Global Event Management Software (Event Registration, Venue Management, Marketing, Planning, Analytics, Ticketing ...

        Explore Market News, Real (Oct 22 2014)

        DUBLIN, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Event Management Software Market by Software Type, & by Organization Size - Global Forecast to 2019" ...

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      3. WTM Global Trends Report by Euromonitor Predicts Future Travel Trends

        Explore Yahoo! Finance (Oct 22 2014)

        WTM Global Trends Report by Euromonitor Predicts Future Travel Trends

        Euromonitor International has accurately predicted global travel trends in partnership with World Travel Market for nine years. Three of the most popular and successful trend

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      4. How to host a memorable reception: The Four Seasons' IMEX Red Party

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Oct 21 2014)

        Claire Harrington of Social Tables reviews a memorable IMEX 2014 party--the Four Seasons Las Vegas Red Party
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      5. Early-bird Rates for TSE 2015 End Nov. 20

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Oct 21 2014)

        Special Events Staff
        Don't dawdle—you can get the best rates for The Special Event 2015, slated for Jan. 6-8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., if you register by Nov. 20
        Don't dawdle—you can get the best rates for The Special Event 2015, slated for Jan. 6-8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., if you register by Nov. 20.
        (Read Full Article)

        Comment Mentions:   Anaheim Convention Center

      6. Special Events Business News for Oct. 22, 2014

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Oct 21 2014)

        Special Events Staff
        Special events news this week includes a new F&B manager at the Plano Centre
        Special events news this week includes a new F&B manager at the Plano Centre
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      7. Ebola Having Little Impact on Business Travel, Study Says

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Oct 21 2014)

        Special Events Staff
        Although recent opinion polls say that many in the public are more afraid of falling ill from the Ebola virus than they are from influenza—a far more imminent threat—so far, fears about Ebola have not had a big impact on business travel
        Content Classification:  Curated
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        Comment Mentions:   GBTA Foundation   Global Business Travel Association

      8. What to Expect at BizBash Live: The Expo New York

        Explore BizBash Media (Oct 21 2014)

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      9. Event Management Software Market worth $ 7.78 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets

        Explore Press Release Distribution (Oct 21 2014)

        Event Management Software Market worth $ 7.78 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets

        The report provides an in-depth analysis of the event management software market across the types of software, platform, deployment models, organization size, types of events, and regions. ( http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/event-management-software-market-136859992.html ) (PRWeb October 21, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/event-management-software ...

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      10. Bravo to Nobel Peace Prize Winners: May the Meetings Industry Be As Brave

        Explore Meetings Net (Oct 20 2014)

        How far have we come as women in the meetings industry?

        In an industry with such a large percentage of women—and caring men, too—I can hear the loud cheers for the two 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winners.

        First, from Pakistan, is Malala Yousafzal, who was shot in 2012 at age 15 by the Taliban because of her stand on the right of girls to education. She recovered and continues her mission with fervor and passion.

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        Comment Mentions:   American Society of Association Executives

      11. IMEX America Breaks Records, Boosts Confidence

        Explore Meetings Net (Oct 20 2014)

        Walking the aisles of the Sands Expo during IMEX America October 14–16, you heard one phrase repeated by exhibitors: "We're busy!" More exhibitors, more buyers, more appointments—it was a story of increases at IMEX America 2014.

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        Comment Mentions:   Caesars Entertainment

      12. IMEX Takes Over Las Vegas

        Explore Corporate Event Planning (Oct 20 2014)

        IMEX Takes Over Las Vegas

        Maureen Haley, left, and Richard Knight, far right, helped sell IMEX14 attendees on Scotland’s charm, at the VisitScotland booth.

        IMEX America 2014 was billed as “three days of deal-making,” and it sure felt like attendees were in the mood to strike some serious deals. Planners were on the hunt for amazing venues; suppliers were only too happy to talk up theirs.

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        Comment Mentions:   Las Vegas   Caesars Entertainment

      13. Pop-Ups: Three Ways Eight O’Clock Coffee and Warner Bros. Brewed Engagement

        Explore Event Marketer (Oct 20 2014)

        Pop-Ups: Three Ways Eight O’Clock Coffee and Warner Bros. Brewed Engagement

        Eight O’Clock Coffee and Warner Bros. Television Group from Sept. 17 to Oct. 18 recreated the fictional coffee shop Central Perk from the hit series “Friends,” a pop-up in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan in celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary. Consumers could stop in, pick up a free cup of coffee and be immersed in sitcom gold. Check out more photos and comments from Eight O’Clock Coffee here.

        Here, three ways the live experience helped brew a strong brand partnership connection:

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        Comment Mentions:   Warner Bros.

      14. Short on décor money? Let there be light!

        Explore Plan Your Meetings (Oct 20 2014)

        Lighting is one of the most transformative décor items in a strategic planners’ arsenal.

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        Comment Mentions:   CMP   Ctsm

      15. Survey Points to Growth In Exhibit Space and Sponsorships

        Explore Meetings Net (Oct 20 2014)

        A “more consultative sales strategy” yielded exhibit sales increases for nearly two-thirds of respondents.

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