Greenbiz.com recently listed its Top 10 cities for sustainable events in 2014. This year’s list is the first to come out since the Convention Industry Council and the Green Meetings Industry Council released it acronym-heavy ASTM/APEX standards for sustainable meetings. ASTM/APEX is a set of nine formal, voluntary standards developed by the meetings, conventions, exhibitions […]
Well, things are always interesting around Plan Your Meetings and today is no exception. The PYM LIVE team is in multiple places, which means today’s event is happening simultaneously in Chicago; Columbia, S.C.; the Netherlands; several regions of California; and Atlanta. Because some of our panelists have to join via mobile devices, we won’t have […]
How to increase leverage during contract negotiations and augment events with virtual meeting technology were the key educational points discussed at PYM LIVE Chicago, which took place at the Dana Hotel on July 25. Here’s a Storify recap of the social media conversation surrounding this event and its #yaypym hashtag.
The Americas Meetings and Events Exhibition, known as AIBTM, will begin alternating between Chicago and Orlando in 2013. Chicago will host the event June 11-13, 2013; Orlando will host it June 10-12, 2014. The exhibition has been held in Baltimore since 2011. The move is designed to let stakeholders access new business opportunities in cities […]
Call it “convention center wars” or the “my-building-is-bigger-than-yours” affair. New York and Chicago seem to be vying to house the largest meetings and event facility in the United States, a title now held by Chicago’s McCormick Place, with 2.6 million square feet. New York plans to build a 3.8 million square foot facility that would […]
They don’t call it the Windy City for nothing. Wind speed around the corner from our final 2011 PYM LIVE Event venue was clocked at 60 mph. But that didn’t deter our hardy meeting and event planners from tromping out to take in the spectacular views the Signature Room at the 95th had to offer. […]