This issue of Eventline continues our new feature, showcasing the talented event professionals who share their skills with attendees atThe Special Event. We're proud to share the smarts of the two talents in charge of the Wedding Event—a seated dinner plus presentation on Jan.
Although the decision of the United Kingdom to exit the European Union sent shock waves through the events industry in London, the city remains a bustling destination, with inquiries about bringing conferences to London up 41 percent since the "Brexit" vote in June.
A panel of heavy-hitting conference, expositions and venue-management associations took the stage at IMEX America in Las Vegas Tuesday to urge the industries to throw their support behind the Exhibitions and Meetings Safety and Security Initiative.
New technologies--such as virtual and augmented reality—and the continued role of social media are two of the major trends shaping special events this year and going forward. These insights appear in the 15th annual "50 Top Event Companies" article, featured in the latest issue of Special Events. Here are highlights:
For nearly 20 years, Special Events has tapped the biggest event rental companies in the business to see what is trending in inventory and the business as a whole. The full story will run in our Fall 2016 issue, but here are some quick takes: