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Products and Services

Cirque du Soleil Buys Blue Man Group

by Andrea Doyle | July 07,2017
Blue Man’s six resident productions will be part of the Cirque du Soleil portfolio.

American Express M&E Expands Event Expertise

by Leo Jakobson | June 28,2017
Banks Sadler acquisition will bring a top creative event management firm onboard.

The Stella Awards Open for Voting

More than 1,000 votes were cast by business event professionals within the first 36 hours.

Destinations

Hilton Atlanta Completes Meeting Space Renovation

The Hilton Atlanta has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of its guest rooms, meeting spaces, and public areas.

Javits Green Roof a Hit for Groups Meeting in NYC

The Javits Center's Tony Sclafani takes Successful Meetings on a tour of New York's largest green roof.

Mohegan Sun Hires Industry Vet John Washko as VP of Convention Sales

John Washko has been appointed the new vice president of exhibitions and conventions sales at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.

5 Ways to Stay Healthy in Las Vegas

Here are five ways to be sensible instead of sinful when you're meeting on the Strip.
Hotel Updates

Marriott's Convention & Resort Network Reaches 100-Property Milestone

The Marriott International Convention & Resort Network now encompasses 100 hotels and resorts across the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Canada.

MGM Grand Las Vegas Expands Conference Center

The facility will grow to 850,000 square feet, including an expanded Stay Well Meetings area.

Kalahari Resorts to Expand Properties' Meeting Facilities

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions will spend $65 million to double the convention space at its properties in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Wyndham, Caesars Forge Loyalty-Program Partnership

Members of Wyndham's Wyndham Rewards program and Caesars' Total Rewards program can now retain their status across both companies.
Meetings Technology

Lead Liaison Launches Lead Capture App for Meetings and Events

Scheduled for release this fall, Lead Liaison's new GoCapture! app gives trade show exhibitors three different ways to capture sales leads.

New Boomset Partnership Adds Onsite Registration Capability to Bizzabo Software

Bizzabo's event management platform now supports users through the entire event planning process.

Guidebook Now Lets Event Planners Create, Segment Attendee Lists

Guidebook's new Users & Groups feature set makes it easier to invite attendees to use a meeting's event app.

etouches Acquires Wearable Attendee CRM Tool Maker Loopd

Loopd replaced badges with a button-sized smart device that simplifies contact management and real-time tracking.
Research and White Papers

Unpredictability 'New Norm' in Hotel Rates, TravelClick Reports

Hotel rates and bookings are proving to be "inconsistent" this year, concludes TravelClick in its latest industry forecast.

30 Seconds to Smart: Challenges of Planning Small Meetings (Video)

We asked planners about the most difficult factors when planning small events.

New Findings on What Drives Meeting Attendance

Latest "Decision to Attend Study" finds leisure experiences key to attracting attendees.

30 Seconds to Smart: Social Media Used at Small Meetings (Video)

We asked small meeting planners what types of social media tools they use.