Today In Events: Miami International Auto Show Shifts From November to February, Ellen DeGeneres to Receive A Golden Globe, Social Tables Founder Announces Departure
1. MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW MOVES DATES FROM NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY: Beginning in 2021, the Miami International Auto Show will move from a November event to one held in February. The shift, which starts in 2021—in time for the event's 50th year at the Miami Beach Convention Center—was spurred by a similar move by the North American International Auto Show, which will convene in June next year, instead of in January. South Florida Business Journal: "The Auto Show is thrilled to join the elite list of world-class events that define South Florida each February," said Richard Baker, president, South Florida Automobile Dealers Association. "We appreciate the tremendous support of the City of Miami Beach in making our move to the winter a reality."
2. GOLDEN GLOBES TO HONOR ELLEN DEGENERES WITH CAROL BURNETT AWARD: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced plans to give its second annual Carol Burnett Award to Ellen DeGeneres in 2020. Slated to be handed down at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 5, the honor will be the first time the comedian receives one of the coveted trophies. She was nominated three times in prior years. Variety: “From her sitcoms, to stand-up, to becoming a household staple on daytime television, she is a pioneer who has captivated audiences for nearly 25 years with her undeniable charm and wit,” said HFPA president Lorenzo Soria. “In addition to her television success, she’s an advocate and philanthropist, lending her voice to those who don’t have one, and spreading kindness and joy.”
3. SOCIAL TABLES FOUNDER DAN BERGER ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE: Social Tables founder and general manager Dan Berger, who sold his venue software platform last year to Cvent, has revealed he’s leaving the firm later this month. The industry pioneer said he is writing a book on operating and building communities, along with exploring entrepreneurial opportunities. Cvent, a larger event technology company, reportedly purchased the software last October for $100 million. Washington Business Journal: “They say the best leaders know when to leave," Berger wrote. "I'd like to think I'm a mediocre leader at best but at least this decision feels right. Social Tables has been a part of my identity for so long...but the entrepreneur in me is yearning to grow and I am energized at the prospect of all the opportunities that lie ahead."