Behind the Scenes at the First Corporate Event Keynote at the Las Vegas Sphere

Since the Sphere opened in Las Vegas in September 2023, the experiential venue has played host to A-listers like U2, Dead & Company, John Mayer, and Bobby Weir. In June, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) CEO Antonio Neri took the stage, making HPE Discover the first corporate event to host its keynote at the now iconic global entertainment venue.

Women at the Helm: Talking Diversity and Inclusion With Events Together Founder & CEO Meena Chander

What do you do when you hit an advancement wall at your job, finding yourself having to fight for your next opportunity or promotion, with nowhere to progress or develop yourself further as an events professional? You start your own company like Meena Chander, founder and CEO of Events Together, Milton Keynes, U.K.-based event design and management company that organizes corporate events, exhibitions, incentives, awards galas, and more.

Hotel News: Marriott Welcomes 3 High-End Properties to Its Portfolio

Marriott International is bringing three luxury properties in the U.S. under its umbrella. The hotel giant has signed on high-end properties in New York City, California, and Hawaii, adding 1,340 rooms in the luxury space.

And that upscale expansion, said Dana Jacobsohn, the company’s chief development officer, U.S. luxury brands, is no coincidence: “Strengthening and growing our luxury pipeline is a top priority.”

Advancing Opportunities for People of Color: In Conversation With National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals CEO Jason Dunn

In honor of Juneteenth, we want to celebrate and highlight the efforts of African American leaders and organizations in the business events industry. Designated a U.S. federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth commemorates the day on June 19, 1865 when a Union general read orders in Galveston, Texas, stating all enslaved people in the state were free according to federal law.

People News: Sphere, Savannah Convention Center and More Announce Key Leadership and Promotions

A bevy of CVBs, venues and other event-related organizations have been expanding leadership and teams as they position themselves for growth via new business opportunities.

Sphere Entertainment

Live entertainment and media company Sphere Entertainment Co. announced a key promotion and a new executive hire.

Making Meetings Accessible for Everyone: Cvent Releases Webinar and Handbook on Event Accessibility

Did you know that, on average, about one out of seven of your attendees at a given event has a disability of some type? With 35 million adults in America dealing with a disability, planners must engage attendees ahead of time to understand the limitations they have, and then account for those limitations as they plan the event experience.

Three Memorable Moments from Google I/O 2024

Google’s annual developer conference, dubbed Google I/O (or just “I/O”), took place for two days beginning on May 14. The first day, its long-awaited, buzzed-about “keynote day,” is touted as being one of the tech industry’s biggest events of the year. It’s when Google unveils what it’s working on, plus new products and features, as well as what it’s focusing on in the future. 

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