The meetings industry now has a powerful new piece of ammunition when watchdog groups or politicians attack, as we’ve seen happening over the past few years of recession. Previously, we didn’t have concrete proof of how significant our industry is to the U.S. economy. Now, this evidence exists – in detail.
The world of events has lost one of its shining stars. Gary Bias, president and CEO of EventCo Productions, passed away January 21, 2011, at the age of 50. After graduating from Marshall University with degrees in Management and Education, he modeled for Bugle Boy jeans before starting EventCo.
Event Solutions is pleased to announce its new advisory board. We’re very proud of our new advisory board – and with good reason. These are some of the most respected and talented leaders in the industry, and they are now members of the Event Solutions team.
“Seven years ago, it was just Maria, me and a small staff sitting in a room wondering what direction this all could take,” said Carl Bendix, president of JupiterPx/Ambrosia. The “Maria” was Maria Shriver, and the event in question was The Women’s Conference, which Bendix has produced since Shriver became first lady of California.
Brides-to-be often encounter a confusing world when it comes to hiring a wedding planner. For one thing, there’s no clear consensus about the differences between a wedding planner, wedding coordinator or wedding consultant.
Have you ever experienced the anxiety of seeing an irritated CEO waiting offstage? What about watching audience members leave a presentation to head to the airport? If so, you already know the value of keeping a speaker on schedule. But it’s easier said than done.
Here are three tips to ensure more effective speaker time management: