rest sign that the bid process for hosting the Olympics is broken is actually not the trail of bribe money or crony-rich government contracts at the feet of International Olympic Committee members.
end in designs for hotel meeting spaces is shifting toward more natural environments with wide-open spaces, sustainable amenities and layouts that allow for social interactions, experts said at last week’s Design Inn Hotel Design Symposium.
ing an extensive US$5 million renovation, the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila has reopened its grand ballroom. Measuring 1,400 sqm, the Grand Plaza Ballroom can accommodate 1,000 guests in a banquet setting.
g planners and attendees want the ability to control every aspect of their meeting, and as a result many hoteliers have begun implementing do-it-yourself technology, sources said.
ing to the American Express Meetings & Events 2015 Global Meetings Forecast, meetings are expected to play a critical role in a return to business fundamentals in 2015, a trend which should help drive the long-term health of the industry.
geles-based talent agency ICM Partners will seek to do that starting in 2015 with some help from the city of St. Louis. After about a month of debate and dozens of changes, aldermen voted 21-4 in favor of the bill that would hand ICM and its company Summer Rocks LLC
ors and color combinations create moods and feelings, consciously and unconsciously,” says Kate Smith, president and chief color expert at Sensational Color, a color consulting firm in Ashburn, Virginia. Check out Smith’s tips for using the psychology of color effectively at events.
ow will go on for the popular south Alabama Toadlick Music Festival after an advertising company agreed to drop its court motion attempting to freeze the venue’s assets.
meeting planner wants these buzz words to describe the environment at their conference, but fueling a high-energy atmosphere is much easier said than done.
ench Quarter Festival is in full swing, but new security measures have caught some people at the event off guard.
For the first time, authorities are enforcing a new bag check policy. Those at the festival had a lot to say about it.