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May 23, 2022
When asked how she started her career in convention facility management, Peggy Daidakis chalks it up to being in the right place at the right time. The much-respected convention industry veteran started her events career in the late 70s at the genesis of Baltimore’s meetings and events industry, cutting her teeth as an event coordinator and sales representative for the newly formed Baltimore Convention and Visitors Bureau (now Visit Baltimore), tasked with attracting conventions and trade shows to the soon-to-be-opened Baltimore Convention Center (BCC).  “I was working as an aide to the… more
May 20, 2022
As an 18-year-old professional cheerleader, Thuy Diep was so joyfully immersed in the tasks of organizing her squad's dinners, hotel arrangements, welcome events and competitions, that she just may have been belting out her own personal cheer: “5, 6, 7, 8! Who do we appreciate? Event planners!”   During college, her curiosity for event planning became more intense, along with her enthusiasm for it. “My major was public relations, and I realized that I was enjoying more of the event designing portions of PR versus writing all the press releases,” she explained. “Those two big little 'aha'… more
May 19, 2022
Snöball, a word-of-mouth marketing and audience growth platform for events, formed a strategic partnership with CLIPr, a video analysis and management (VAM) platform using AI and machine learning to make recorded videos searchable by transcription, topics and subtopics. With the alliance, Snöball will pair its event marketing and social amplification expertise with CLIPr’s ability to create more searchable video content to help event professionals greatly increase content personalization and drive audience acquisition, retention and engagement. With the industry having shifted to virtual and… more
May 18, 2022
Live streaming, in-person watch parties, virtual viewing around the world, and broadcast-quality production — that’s what Mastering Immersive Experiences (MIX) 2022 looked like. A terrific hybrid event indeed.  So terrific in fact, we thought it would be unfair if we kept the gems of knowledge learned at our first hybrid event away from you. So we sat down with one of Hubilo’s premier event professionals, Jessica Connolly, who spearheaded the planning, management, and execution of MIX, and picked her brain to get the top takeaways from the event. Here’s what she had to say.  Create pre-… more
May 18, 2022
Sponsored Exclusively by Visit California This unique Los Angeles County beach town has sand, surf, and a lot of local color. No doubt, many consider Venice Beach to be the nerve center for Los Angeles’ quirky, out-there personality. Check out our tips below on how to explore Venice Beach in five unique ways. Stay in the Heart of Venice To stay at the center of Venice Beach culture, book a room at Hotel Erwin, a retro-meets-surf-style boutique hotel with plenty of ocean-view rooms, a rooftop lounge, and a lobby decorated with surfboards. Or stay at the historic Venice Beach Suites &… more
May 17, 2022
Following a recent $150 million renovation project that completely reimagined the iconic casino-resort, SAHARA Las Vegas is continuing to position itself as a top-tier destination for corporate meetings and events.  Boasting 95,000 square feet of flexible indoor-outdoor event spaces, the 1,613-room, three-tower property at the north end of the Strip offers a bevy of meetings venues for event planners to choose from. Ideal for board meetings, product launches, seminars, conventions, networking events, awards dinners and holiday parties, its spaces range from traditional ballrooms to unique… more
May 16, 2022
The second quarter of the year is moving full steam ahead as organizations covering all facets of the corporate events industry continue their robust hiring and promoting activities to fill key positions and reward hard-working staff with elevated titles. Take a look!  Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau  The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has named Alex Batista vice president of convention sales. In his new role, Batista is responsible for managing the organization’s daily sales activities as well as assisting Senior Vice President of Convention Sales… more
May 13, 2022
Association Analytics, a leading provider of business intelligence and data analytics for the association industry, debuted Acumen Major Meetings, a platform designed to improve conference and trade show performance with actionable data on attendees, exhibitors and sponsors all in one place. The new platform augments the company’s flagship analytics platform, Acumen, which provides a 360-degree view of association members, bringing together all association data in one place for clients to visualize, analyze and take action. Acumen Major Meetings was created to specifically address the pain… more
May 12, 2022
Gale South Beach, a Curio Collection by Hilton property, will be one of the first hotels in the U.S. to offer an innovative 5G high-speed wireless private network through a partnership between GFO Investments, a private wealth management advisory firm, and Airspan Networks, provider of groundbreaking, disruptive software and hardware for 5G networks. The new network is designed to be a model for the hospitality industry, with plans to eventually roll it out at other properties, including several in the GFO Investments portfolio, such as Shelborne South Beach and Mondrian South Beach in Miami… more
May 10, 2022
New hotel properties, along with multi-million remodel and expansion projects, are making headway across the U.S. as hospitality companies work to meet the demands of corporate event groups forging ahead with in-person gatherings after two years of pent-up demand. Take a look! New Hotels Caesars Republic Scottsdale  After a pandemic-induced delay, above-ground construction has resumed on the new Caesars Republic Scottsdale, an 11-story, 265-room luxury non-gaming hotel scheduled to open in Q1 2024 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Featuring picturesque views of the iconic Camelback Mountain and the… more