Lisa Hurley

Content Director
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Esprits with Alice: ILEA Presents 2016 Esprit Awards at Alice-Theme Gala
The J.W. Marriott in Austin, Texas, turned into Wonderland on Aug. 13 as ILEA presented the 2016 Esprit Awards
Cannabis bar from Cannabis Concierge Events
Q&A with Cannabis Concierge Bec Koop
Bec Koop shares her insights into the world of weed at special events
A cannabis chocolate cookie from KarmaTreats for sale at an Oregon dispensary.
5 Ways Legal Recreational Cannabis Impacts Special Events 
With states lining up to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana, its impact on special events will continue to grow
12th annual Special Events 25 Top DMCs
12th Annual Special Events Magazine 25 Top DMCs

It's our annual look at the biggest brands in the world of DMCs—the experts on the best se

The Last Word: Patti Shock is a Class Act
Patti Shock, CPCE, CHT, has spent a lifetime educating future leaders in the event industry—and she isn't done yet
Rental Essentials: TLC for Inventory 1
Sure, you can recoup some of your investment by selling inventory that has seen better days. But how about keeping inventory quality up so its best days are still ahead
25 Young Special Events Pros to Watch: 2016 Edition 
Every year, the Advisory Board of Special Events points out 25 young event professionals—all under age 40—to throw the spotlight on their talents and insights. If you're looking for the future of the event industry, then look right here.
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.

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