Lisa Hurley

Content Director
PCMA 'Brexit' Panel Warns of Confusion Ahead for Meetings, Events
PCMA's Education and Events team addressed the impact that the vote will have on meetings and events with a panel aired online today during its EduCon conference in St. Louis.
Brent Mumford
Mumford Out as CEO at Classic Party Rentals 1
Jeffrey Gault, a member of Classic's board of directors, will step in as interim CEO as the search is under way for a successor.
Special Events Releases 2016-17 Corporate Event Forecast
Every year, Special Events commissions a research study from Penton Media to forecast trends in the corporate event market, both for the current year and for the coming year.
Attack of the Really, Really Annoying Cicadas
Holding an outdoor event in Ohio or West Virginia this month? Get ready for a couple million extra guests.
The Last Word: Mattias Kindler of MasterClass
Luck, they say, is simply preparation meeting opportunity. And that's a fair description of the career of Matthias Kindler. His willingness to travel, work hard and challenge the status quo has evolved into an exciting event business.
Editor's Page: In with the New
The Special Event brought the finest combination of education, exhibits and showcasing events for event professionals to enjoy.
Beethoven statue at IMEX Bonn booth
Outstanding Stands: Stunning Exhibit Booths at IMEX 2016
An exhibition stand must be a showstopper to grab attention at IMEX 2016, held in Frankfurt April 19-21. And these exhibits certainly are--luring passersby to stop in their tracks, stop in, and learn more about desirable destinations.
Visit Scotland delegates in kilts
ISES Global Event Summit Brings Top Pros to Scotland For Strategy Sessions

Top event professionals from a wide range of disciplines gathered last week for the first-ever ISES Global Event Summit, sponsored by VisitScotland Business Events. Supporters are Cvent, and Events are GREAT Britain, and IMEX.

Double Dutch booth at IMEX 2016
IMEX 2016: Education Stresses Tech, Engagement
Education sessions at IMEX 2016 stress new technology and attendee engagement
LVCI Panel Shares Meeting Strategies that are 'Engineered to Engage'
Meetings experts gathered in Las Vegas yesterday at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino for the 17th annual Las Vegas Corporate Invitational, spearheaded by MeetingsNet.
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Weed at the Wedding? Marijuana Comes to Special Events
Ready or not, event planners in some areas are seeing clients demand weed at their special events
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Georgia Event Industry Relieved at Gov's Rejection of 'Liberty' Bill
Many event professionals in the state of Georgia breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when Governor Nathan Deal announced he would veto the "religious liberty" bill, which critics say would have given businesses license to discriminate against the state's LBGT community.
Larry Green accepts the Special Events Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement at Th
PPC Buys Rentals Unlimited
Two major event rental firms join to dominate New England market
In the Pink: 2016 Oscar Governors Ball to Feature Rose/Bronze Palette and Wall of Caricatures

Reporters from throughout the world got a sneak peek at the 2016 Oscars Governors Ball yesterday thanks to the longtime production team of Academy governor Jeffrery Kurland, Sequoia Productions and Wolfgang Puck Catering.

Party rental Super Man in 2016
Party Rental Forecasting Strong 2016 Business, Special Events Survey Says
A whopping 80 percent of respondents to the Special Events annual party rental forecast predict they will handle more events in 2016 than they did in 2015.
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