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What the Industry Got Right and Wrong About 2014

Change in Cuba Policy Could Open Door to Tourism

President Obama’s change in Cuba policy expands the types of group that may legally travel to the country, raising the possibility of the island as a destination for meetings and events in...

Call Sheet Posted about 1 hour ago

Spending Down on Holiday Parties

Most people consider the office holiday party the biggest event of the year, according to a new survey from the online restaurant ordering site Seamless. But companies are spending less on parties...

Call Sheet Posted about 1 hour ago

Ownership Deal Shakes Up Las Vegas Nightlife

Nightlife company Hakkasan Group is buying hospitality company the Light Group for $36 million. Hollywood Reporter: “Nightclubs and day clubs attached to big name DJs and posh dining spots have become as...

Call Sheet Posted about 1 hour ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Orlando Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted about 2 hours ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Los Angeles Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted about 2 hours ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Toronto Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted about 3 hours ago

Inside Bacardi's Immersive, Three-Day Trip to Puerto Rico

The spirits company brought 1,862 guests to Puerto Rico for a weekend of music and activities dubbed the Bacardi Triangle.

Event Report Posted about 19 hours ago

‘The Interview’ Premiere Canceled After Terror Threat

Sunshine Cinema in New York has canceled the premiere of The Interview after hackers threatened a “9/11-style attack.” Anger over the film, a comedy about an attempted assassination of North Korea’s leader...

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

U.S. Plans to Bid for 2024 Olympics

The United States Olympic Committee has decided to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, although it has not chosen a host city. The contenders are Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington....

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ends Gay Ban

A group representing gays will participate in the Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade for the first time after its sponsor approved it in a 5-4 vote. Associated Press: “The South Boston Allied...

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Chicago Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted yesterday

BizBash's 20 Most-Liked Images on Instagram in 2014

The most popular photos shared by editors on Instagram this year.

From the Editors Posted yesterday

How 18,000 Balls Boosted an Event's Social Media Exposure

At Tumblr's recent celebration, the event's hashtag was placed directly above a tough-to-resist photo opportunity.

Event Snapshot Posted yesterday

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Miami/South Florida Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted yesterday

How to Book a Stay at Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle in Britain—better known as the setting for the television show Downton Abbey—is accepting guests after a restoration of its London Lodge buildings. Los Angeles Times: “The living area, done in...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

IHG Will Buy Boutique Chain Kimpton Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group announced plans to buy the boutique hotel chain Kimpton Hotels for $430 million in a deal expected to close early next year. USA Today: “Hotel giants, in an effort...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

How One of the Most Creative Minds in Food Approaches Events

Jennifer Rubell—the food artist, hotelier, and niece of Studio 54 legend Steve Rubell—brings her creativity and wit to events like the recent Performa gala, in which guests shattered the decor at the...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Washington Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted 2 days ago

BizBash's 25 Most Popular Stories on Social Media in 2014

The stories on BizBash.com that intrigued our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and Pinterest followers the most.

From the Editors Posted 2 days ago

Best of 2014: 11 Useful Tech Tools Event Pros Should Know About

Check out some of the coolest apps, online systems, and tech gadgets we heard about this year.

News Posted 2 days ago

Volvo Cuts Back on Auto Shows

Volvo will reduce the number of auto shows where it exhibits, cutting back to just one show per continent: Detroit, Geneva, and Beijing or Shanghai. Instead, the company will put more emphasis...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

The Colorful History of the Coupe Glass

Here’s a pressing question leading up to New Year’s Eve: Should you serve champagne in coupe glasses or flutes? The answer these days, is neither. Go for a tuliped white wine glass...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

The Best of Twitter in 2014

The World Cup, Super Bowl, and Umbrella Revolution are among the most-tweeted events of 2014. Twitter compiled events, tweets, and hashtags that made up global conversations this year in an interactive timeline:...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Best of 2014: The Year in Review

A look at the highlights—and some lowlights—in the event industry.

News Posted 3 days ago

Best of 2014: Social Media Moments

It was the year of selfies, Snapchat, and soccer, with World Cup conversations and Ellen DeGeneres's A-list Oscars photo breaking Facebook and Twitter records. Here's a look at the most notable moments on social media in 2014.

News Posted 3 days ago

Best of 2014: Tech Innovations

New technology such as R.F.I.D., drones, and iBeacons dominated the scene in 2014, while overall the industry still struggled with a gender gap. Here's a look at the highs—and lows—of technology this year.

News Posted 3 days ago

Best of 2014: Venue Shake-Ups

From several Atlantic City casinos going bankrupt to three high-profile events leaving their longstanding New York homes, 2014 saw some major changes in the venues.

News Posted 3 days ago

Best of 2014: Sponsorship Highs and Lows

This year saw brands adapting to the times by creating soccer-theme campaigns for the World Cup, pulling sponsorships in the wake of domestic abuse allegations in the N.F.L., and more.

News Posted 3 days ago

Best of 2014: Attention-Grabbing Stunts

In 2014, brands got increasingly over-the-top—and wacky—with their stunts. Here's a look at some that stood out, including golden porta potties, cat cafés, and gravity-defying men's moisturizer.

News Posted 3 days ago

Best of 2014: The Hall of Shame

From the technical glitches of Apple's biggest launch to tactless brand tweets on the anniversary of 9/11, the event industry had its share of mistakes in 2014. Here are some of the year's lowlights.

News Posted 3 days ago

Holiday Party Photos: 29 Ideas From End-of-Year Festivities

While classic tree lighting ceremonies were some of the most high-profile events of the season, brands and organizations also staged surprising new formats this year.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable New York Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted 3 days ago

Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Las Vegas Openings of 2014

The hottest conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more to open for events and entertaining this year.

Location Scout Posted 3 days ago

The Economic Benefits of Same-Sex Weddings

The economic impact of same-sex weddings could be as much as $2.6 billion in the first three years alone, according to a study by the Williams Institute, a think tank at U.C.L.A....

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Why Washington Hosts Holiday Receptions, Not Parties

The U.S Chamber of Commerce, the Swedish Embassy, and other groups in Washington forgo holiday “parties” in favor of holiday “receptions,” and the difference is more than semantics. Washington Post: “Ethics rules...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

4-Year-Old Royal Wedding Cake Sells at Auction

A slice of fruit cake from Prince William and Duchess Catherine's 2011 wedding was sold at auction this week for $7,500, and the owner plans to use it in a company promotion...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

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