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Sep 13, 2018
Event registration and ticketing platform company, Eventbrite, plans to go public. The company filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on Aug. 23, stating that it intends to raise $200 million from sales of its Class A shares.  Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Allen & Company and RBC Capital Markets are underwriting the IPO and Eventbrite stock will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with the ticker symbol “EB.”   On Sept.7, Eventbrite announced that it plans to sell 10 million shares priced $19-$21 each, to raise $200 million at the midpoint of that range. The valuation of… more
Sep 11, 2018
Naylor Association Solutions has partnered with small business marketing platform, MailChimp, to offer email marketing and marketing automation integrations to Naylor’s association management software (AMS) and career center.  As a result, association professionals can now import lists of contacts from their AMS or career center directly into their MailChimp account, enabling them to streamline their workflow even further. Through the Naylor Marketplace, associations that use MailChimp for purposes including member emails, potential member outreach and sponsorship campaigns can add the… more
Sep 06, 2018
Full-service event ticketing and technology solution, ShowClix, has formed an exclusive partnership with Audiencetools, the Australian-based event marketing platform designed to help venues, promoters and event organizers harness their social media reach and increase their ticket sales. “We’re thrilled to bring Audiencetools to our event partners,” said Amy Mrazek, director of marketing at ShowClix, a product of Patron Technology that handles ticketing, marketing and onsite operations for fandom conventions, museums, festivals, attractions and consumer shows.  She continued, “It’s going to… more
Aug 30, 2018
Convention industry telecommunications services provider, Smart City Networks, has finalized a contract with the Miami Beach Convention Center to provide extensive technology upgrades as a part of the facility’s two and half-year-long, multi-million-dollar renovations project. Effective June 1, the agreement is on a fast track to finishing in early September to coincide with the completion of the MBCC’s $620 million, venue-wide renovation project.  The facility’s tech upgrades, with the partnership of the local internet service provider Hotwire Communications, will include enhanced network… more
Aug 28, 2018
VISIT Milwaukee, the destination marketing organization for Wisconsin’s largest city, recently won an ESTO Destiny Award for its redesigned website at the ESTO 2018 Conference. Held Aug. 11-14 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz., the annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations conference is produced by the U.S. Travel Association and is attended by top tourism destinations from across the country. “It is an honor to be recognized by our peers in the tourism industry for our new website, which launched in March of this year,” said Megan… more
Aug 23, 2018
Production equipment and engineering support provider, VER, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a reorganized company via a merger with and under the leadership of global entertainment technology and services company, Production Resource Group (PRG). Led by PRG Chairman and CEO Jere Harris and controlled by The Jordan Company, GSO Capital Partners and PRG Management, the jointly owned companies create the largest entertainment equipment and services provider globally. As a global company that provides equipment to the film and TV industry as well as audio gear and engineering for the… more
Aug 21, 2018
Event success cloud solution, Bizzabo, has launched a next-generation agenda feature for conferences and events designed to help event organizers create attendee-facing agenda experiences that boost audience engagement, increase discoverability of sessions and speakers, and provide actionable insights for marketers to maximize event success. “In-person events have continued to scale at an increasing rate over the past year,” said Eran Ben-Shushan, co-founder and CEO of Bizzabo, which provides marketers with a modern suite of tools designed to create more impactful and rewarding events.  He… more
Aug 17, 2018
Event organizers take notice: you know how it can be difficult to find a videography team to direct, record and edit multiple panel sessions, meetings and events, especially in different parts of the world, all while staying on budget?  Enter MediaMobz’s GLX, a new cloud-based video content marketing production, collaboration, distribution and measurement platform that allows organizers to find high-quality videography teams, collaborate quickly with project stakeholders with easy DIY editing and distribute their video, all in oneaffordable platform.  Not only does GLX allow event marketers… more
Aug 14, 2018
The Bally’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is shining brighter than ever thanks to a recent revamp forged by LED lighting and electrical specialists, Ventola Projects, which was recently tapped to support The Strip property’s lighting needs. Having recently opened The Twilight Zone, a state-of-the-art leisure facility that includes a ten-pin bowling complex, indoor mini golf course and large seating area, Bally’s had a wide range of lighting requirements that needed to be filled.   “When it comes to lighting, Las Vegas is perhaps the most famous place in the world for it,” said Mick… more
Aug 10, 2018
Judges are on the lookout for the best of new and emerging technology in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry to be crowned the winner of IBTM World’s annual Tech Watch Award, known as the industry’s longest-standing technology awards.  Entries are open until Sept. 7 for companies with a new and innovative technology product or service with an application within the MICE industry. Tech industry stalwart, Corbin Ball, will chair the Awards judging panel that includes Michelle Bruno, president of Bruno Group Signature Events; Dahlia El Gazzar, founder of… more