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    1. Recent Industry Articles

      1. GMIC 2014 Sustainable Meetings

        Explore Corporate Event Planning (22 hours, 15 min ago)

        GMIC 2014 Sustainable Meetings

        Adrian Segar leads a keynote debrief on the opening day of the Sustainable Meetings Conference   This year’s Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) conference kicked off with an invigorating session featuring GMIC board member and Oracle VP Paul Salinger moderating a keynote panel on the theme of “The Value of Sustainability Across Brands, Organizations and […]

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        Comment Mentions:   Green Meetings Industry Council

      2. Do Ethics Matter in Event Rental?

        Explore Special Events Magazine (22 hours, 20 min ago)

        Lisa Hurley
        Whether it's tough competition or lack of character, the lack of business ethics is a hot topic in event rental today
        Event rental pros outline the ethical challenges they face, from overeager rental companies to conniving clients.
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      3. See Discovery's Technology-Powered Upfront

        Explore BizBash Media (Apr 16 2014)

        Comment Mentions:   Chicago   Discovery Communications

      4. Recommended Reading for April 16, 2014

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Apr 16 2014)

        Special Events Staff
        New York Attorney General Issues Alert for Couples Planning Weddings ...
        Content Classification:  Curated
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      5. Special Events Business News for April 16, 2014

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Apr 15 2014)

        Special Events Staff
        Autumn Woods Johnson, formerly an account executive for DMC Partners in Atlanta, Savannah, Ga., and southern California, and Katie Nichols, a coordinator for events in New York, have joined Extraordinary Events of Sherman Oaks, Calif.
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        Comment Mentions:   Atlanta   DMC

      6. Meetings Industry Plans Inaugural 'Exhibitions Day' on Capitol Hill

        Explore Successful Meetings (Apr 15 2014)

        A coalition of industry organizations will host the first-ever Exhibitions Day June 16-17 in Washington, D.C.

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        Comment Mentions:   International Association of Venue Managers   CEIR   IAEE

      7. New Event Carpet, Aviator Furniture Collection, Sky Lanterns

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Apr 15 2014)

        Special Events Staff
        New products for special events include inexpensive event carpet from American Turf and Carpet, the Aviator furniture collection from Blueprint Studios, and sky lanterns from LumaBase
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      8. Verizon Takes a Cue from the Event Industry in Retail Stores

        Explore Event Marketer (Apr 15 2014)

        Verizon Takes a Cue from the Event Industry in Retail Stores

        I’m standing inside a fully stocked, 9,000-square-foot retail phone store, eyeing Bose SoundLinks and Jawbone Mini ­Jamboxes. There’s a slat wall filled with cell phone cases, chargers and other accessories, but the treadmill where I clip on a Fitbit and follow my running progress on a giant video screen is what grabs my attention.

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        Comment Mentions:   Chicago

      9. Spring Break for Adults

        Explore Corporate Event Planning (Apr 15 2014)

        Spring Break for Adults

        South Walton in Northwest Florida boasts 26 miles of sugar-white beaches and turquoise water, so meetings held in the area are always popular. The area has a number of signature events that make for after-meeting fun: The annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, for example, runs April 24-27 this year, and features more […]

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      10. 2014 Food Trends Pt. 2 - Elizabeth Duncan Events

        Explore Elizabeth Duncan Events (Apr 15 2014)

        2014 Food Trends Pt. 2 - Elizabeth Duncan Events

        In our previous post, we introduced you to some of the food trends we've been tracking for 2014. Recently, we asked some of our industry colleagues to comment on how they are already incorporating current trends into their ...

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      11. April 15, 2014: New Twitter Tool Helps Brands Tweet Events, KFC Creates Fried-Chicken Corsage for Prom, Fruit of the Loom Creates High-End Pop-Up

        Explore BizBash Media (Apr 15 2014)

        By Beth Kormanik Posted April 15, 2014, 8:14 AM EDT

        1. NEW TWITTER TOOL HELPS BRANDS TWEET EVENTS: A new service from Twitter called the #OwnTheMoment Planner guides brands on when to tweet about cultural events. Wall Street Journal: “The idea is simple: It’s essentially an interactive calendar that plots major cultural, seasonal, sporting, and TV events, and offers up tweet ideas and tips on how marketers can ‘make the most of any occasion on Twitter.’ Brands should consider weighing in on Earth Day, Easter Sunday, or the World Snooker Championships, the planner says.” http://on.wsj.com ...

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        Comment Mentions:   Boston   Las Vegas   Orlando

      12. 7 Ways to Use N.F.C. at Your Event

        Explore BizBash Media (Apr 15 2014)

        Comment Mentions:   Orange County Convention Center

      13. Coachella Party Pictures: Innovative Ideas From the Biggest Bashes

        Explore BizBash Media (Apr 14 2014)

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      14. Americas: Pharma Planning Meets Compliance - International Meetings Review

        Explore International Meetings Review (Apr 14 2014)

        Americas: Pharma Planning Meets Compliance - International Meetings Review

        While the intensity of collecting spend data for meeting the initial reporting deadline has involved a range of departments and functions—including compliance, procurement, IT, and others—the meeting planning department is a major nexus within a ...

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      15. The Brain Science Behind Meeting Breaks

        Explore Meetings Net (Apr 14 2014)

        We all know we need breaks at meetings. Health and stress expert Heidi Hanna, PhD, explains how to make those breaks work with brain rhythms to help attendees assimilate new information, gain insight, and stretch their creativity.

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