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Freeman AV Makes Waste Diversion List

May 18, 2016 by Lori Smith

Freeman Audio Visual Canada has made the REfficient Waste Diversion Champions list for the third year in a row. REfficient is an online marketplace that allows companies to buy quality telecom, AV and IT equipment at significant discounts from sustainable


EventMobi Releases First Real-Time Digital Signage

May 13, 2016 by Lori Smith

Toronto-based EventMobi released EventMobi Live Display™ today. It is the world’s first real-time digital signage solution with social media, gamification and event app integration for events and conferences. “With the launch of Live Display as part of our event technology platform,


CIC Releases RFP Strategy Guide

May 11, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) APEX Standards Committee has released an RFP Strategy Guide on Event Internet and Communications, complete with fill-in excel resource. “As the preeminent organization for the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, the Convention Industry Council understands that the


FMAV Adds to Team

May 4, 2016 by Lori Smith

Audiovisual and event technology company FMAV has added four events industry veterans to its team. Alissa Hurley, CMM and Wentworth Willock joined the company on the executive level in February. Hurley, who has more than 20 years experience specializing in digital


Event Goers Expect to Stay Connected

May 4, 2016 by Lori Smith

Access, Access, Access It can’t be seen, heard or felt. Without it, we feel powerless, adrift. It is wi-fi. In technical terms, wi-fi is a wireless computer network that allows electronic devices to connect to it using radio waves. In


US Equity Firm Set to Acquire Cvent

April 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

Event management company Cvent Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in software, data and technology-enabled businesses. Under the terms of the agreement, Vista will


QuickMobile Expands Executive Team

February 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

Software industry veteran Brent Harvey has joined the QuickMobile executive team. As the newly-appointed vice-president of sales, Harvey will be responsible for all direct and channel sales functions and is tasked with growing strategic customer accounts and partner relationships that align with


Marriott Experts Identify Five Key Meeting Trends

February 24, 2016 by Lori Smith

Mental wellness, elevated f&b experiences and “wow” moments are three of the meeting trends identified by the event experts from Marriott’s Convention & Resort Network (CRN), an integrated network of more than 60 JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott


Pharmaceutical Industry Gets New Meetings App

January 12, 2016 by Lori Smith

American Express Meetings & Events has launched a new app, HCP MOBILE CONNECT, designed to assist pharmaceutical companies to be transparent and meet compliance regulations when hosting HealthCare Providers (HCP) at their events. The app, which is powered by DoubleDutch,


Freeman Digital Created to Drive Innovation

December 1, 2015 by Lori Smith

Freeman has launched Freeman Digital Ventures, a fund that is set up to accelerate innovation and provide investments and partnerships that support the increasing impact technology and digital advances are having on the brand experience category. Freeman Digital Ventures will seek


MPI Acquires Plan Your Meetings' Assets

November 12, 2015 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)  has acquired the assets of Plan Your Meetings, a leading, privately-owned educational and networking resources company based in Atlanta, GA. Plan Your Meetings produces live education, networking events, an award-winning annual meeting planning guide and a


AMEX Forecasts Strong Growth for Meetings

October 21, 2015 by Lori Smith

2016 is going to be a good year for the meetings industry, according to the American Express Meetings & Events 2016 Global Meetings Forecast. “The resurgence of meetings and events over the past few years has allowed meetings professionals to demonstrate