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 […]
A second senior official at the Veterans Affairs Department is out because of the 2011 conference spending scandal, one that led the U.S. General Services Administration to consider changes in FY2013 per diems for federal employees and threatened to shake the meeting and events industry. Alice Muellerweiss, the dean of VA’s Learning University, resigned Tuesday over […]
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 […]
The number of overnight convention and meeting business in Orlando in 2011 grew to 3.3 million, an increase of 2.7 percent.
In case you couldn’t be with us at our 2011 PYM LIVE Orlando event June 1, we collected the social media buzz on the event and published a little recap story using the free tool Storify. Check it out:
At a recent global owners meeting in Orlando, Hilton Worldwide distributed iPads to 1,700 attendees staying at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando hotels. Preloaded with a “virtual concierge” app, the iPads allowed attendees to schedule wake-up calls, request housekeeping, arrange transportation, make dinner reservations and even request drinks be brought to […]