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Houston Convention District Adding 2,000 Hotel Rooms By 2016

The Downtown Houston convention package continues to grow with the addition of six properties and 2,000 rooms by 2016. These hotels, all just a few blocks from the George R. Brown Convention Center, make Houston even more competitive in the quest for major citywide conventions. “These new properties will ...

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The Importance Of Site Inspections With Darren W. Johnson

Its time for the next edition of Event TALK! we are joined in this show by Darren W. Johnson, Event Producer, Best Selling Author, Corporate Event Trainer with Darren W. Johnson Productions located in Clermont, Florida joins EPN and Event TALK! Darren will be addressing the importance of site inspections. Here are ...

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Quintessential New York

The opening shot in Ghostbusters, a sweeping camera pan over the plaza of The New York Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, has somehow stuck with me through the years. It’s not a cinematic masterpiece; it holds this fond memory because it was one of the first movies I saw as ...

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Site Selection, Creativity, Objectives And Execution

Valerie Bihet, Founder of The V!BE Agency who is an accomplished marketing and events professional with over 12 years of experience joins Event TALK. Valerie talks to us about site selection, creativity, objectives and execution. Listen to host Eric Dye and Valerie Bihet discuss the following: - As a planner ...

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Desert Princess

The Fairmont Sc­ottsdale Princess in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, Arizona, is completing the final phase of its full-scale, five-year $60 million property renovation. The improvements coincide with the resort’s 25th anniversary last December. The final phase of the resort’s renovation included the debut of the Palomino ...

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Hotel Negotiations 101

On many occasions volunteers are given the responsibility to plan a meeting or event. They have little or no experience, no hotel relationships or negotiation experience, and no budget to hire a professional planner. Unfortunately this can cost an agency dearly. Volunteer planners sign contracts not fully understanding the repercussions ...

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Ghent, Belgium: The Historical Heart Of Flanders And Best Kept Secret

The inhabitants of Ghent-Belgium have always been aware of it, and now the rest of the world has also discovered this bustling city. In 2008 National Geographic Traveler Magazine published a list of the 109 most authentic destinations worldwide. Ghent ranked third! Moreover, Ghent was included in the 2011 edition ...

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Electrify Your Events

As planners we are always on the lookout for ideas that engage attendees, capture their attention and have them spend more time in our tradeshow booths. An Arizona-based company may just have found a tool to do all this and more. Alternative Sustainable Energy – ASE has developed bicycle generators ...

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