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Meetings and Conventions Magazine — 5 Tips to Make Your Event More Environmentally Friendly — May 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 05/11/2016

Earth Day fell on April 22 this year. As happens every year, people from around the world agreed on that day to turn off lights, reflect on ways to make our planet cleaner and take steps to reduce waste. 
As we in this industry know, bringing together thousands of people can create a great deal of waste and emissions. However, we can make conscious decisions every day, at every event, to make sure we are doing all that we can to make our events environmentally friendly.

Read the original article here.


Lanyon Selected to Power GBTA’s Worldwide Events

Posted by Lanyon on 05/02/2016

Dallas, Texas (April 28, 2016) — Lanyon, a global leader in meetings, events and travel software, today announced that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has selected the company’s RegOnline® software to power their global events. The agreement reinforces Lanyon’s commitment to provide best-in-class software to the association marketplace.


How Dreamforce Mastered Event Registration With Salesforce’s Scott Owens

Posted by Lanyon on 04/25/2016

Salesforce, the world’s leading CRM technology provider, is one of the most recognizable names in the tech industry. And with over 172,000 attendees, their flagship event, Dreamforce, is the largest software conference on Earth. They’re also a Lanyon customer.


PCMA Convene – 5 Tips to Max Out Your Mobile Event App – April 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 04/11/2016

If you’ve attended an event, or even walked around any street recently, it’s a safe bet you saw a lot of folks walking around with their heads down, eyes trained on their smartphones, thumbs busily scrolling up and down their screens.

What’s so awesome about their phones? Most likely, they were engaged with an app. 


...read the original article here.


Dallas Business Journal — RealPage exec joins Lanyon as president, COO — March 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 03/22/2016

Dallas Business Journal — RealPage exec joins Lanyon as president, COO — March 2016
Meetings, events and travel software company Lanyon has hired Dirk Wakeham as its president and chief operating officer.
Wakeham joins Dallas-based Lanyon from RealPage Inc. (Nasdaq: RP), a rental housing software business headquartered in Carrollton. During his five years as president of RealPage, Wakeham lead the company through an initial public offering and grew revenue to more than $300 million.

...read the original article here.


Meetings and Conventions — Lanyon Names President and COO — March 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 03/17/2016

Meetings and Conventions — Lanyon Names President and COO — March 2016

Meetings technology provider Lanyon has named Dirk Wakeham as president and COO, which had been an open position at the company. Wakeham will join the executive team in Dallas and report directly to CEO David Bonnette.

...read the original article here.


Yahoo Finance — Lanyon announces partnership with Pow Wow Smart®

Posted by Lanyon on 02/29/2016

Lanyon, a global leader in meetings, events and travel software, announced its strategic partnership with Pow Wow Smart®, a comprehensive technology platform that delivers innovative ground transportation solutions for meetings, conferences and events. Announced at the 2016 International LCT show in Las Vegas, Lanyon customers will be able to access the new features effective immediately.


Business Travel News - Lanyon Advisory Board Signs Key Industry Execs

Posted by Lanyon on 02/23/2016

Global meetings, events and travel software provider Lanyon has appointed Christie Hicks, Mark Komine and Bill Nicholson to its strategic advisory board. Hicks, former senior vice president of Starwood’s sales organization, is one of Forbes' 25 Most Influential Women in Travel. Komine, former head of sales for Hilton and LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels, is now president and managing partner of Whiteboard Sales Advisors. Bill Nicholson, a founding member of Pegasus Solutions, has worked on technology for the travel and meetings industry for 25 years.


The Dallas Business Journal - Lanyon appoints three hospitality vets to advisory board as it works on cloud solution

Posted by Lanyon on 02/23/2016

Lanyon Solutions Inc. has appointed three hospitality industry leaders to its strategic advisory board.
The Dallas-based global meetings, events and travel software provider announced the additions of Christie Hicks, formerly of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide; Mark Komine, formerly of Hilton Hotels & Resorts; and Bill Nicholson, formerly of hospitality management company Pegasus Business Solutions. The appointments come as Lanyon enhances its Smart Hotel Cloud solutions, which gives hotels the tools to generate more business by marketing intelligently to corporate buyers, increase upsell revenue and maximize revenue per available room.


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5 Must-See Sessions @ GBTA ‘16

Posted by Timothy Mercer on 05/19/2016

For those of you attending GBTA this year – or if you’re still on the fence – here’s our list of 5 sessions that you absolutely must see.


5 Ways to Stay Warm in Vancouver (in January!)

Posted by Lanyon on 12/14/2015

This January, we’re heading to a couple conferences in Canada — so we’ve compiled a list of ways to stay warm while visiting Vancouver — and thought we’d share it with you! (Tip #1: Don’t forget to pack your umbrella!)


What we learned from our first #LanyonLive

Posted by Lanyon on 11/19/2015

Now that our first ever customer conference has come and gone, we’re looking back on our successes — as well as the things we can do even better. Before we archive our “best practices” list until #LanyonLive2016, we thought we’d share it with you first.


Ten Essential To-Do’s in Dallas

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 10/22/2015

Hey event professionals, in Dallas for Lanyon Live? Here are ten don’t-miss things to do in Big D.


5 Must-See Speakers at Lanyon Live 2015

Posted by Lanyon on 10/13/2015

At Lanyon Live 2015, we’ve put together over two dozen breakout sessions guaranteed to educate and inspire you. Here’s a sneak preview at a few of the exciting speakers who’ll be sharing their expertise with us.


5 Out-of-the-Box Things to do in Las Vegas While at IMEX America

Posted by Lanyon on 10/05/2015

So you’re headed to Las Vegas to the IMEX America show October 13-15. You’re probably planning on spending most of your time in educational sessions and cruising the trade show floor.

But where is it written that you can’t take a break? Las Vegas is America’s adult playground. Venture out, let your hair down and enjoy some of the city’s other, non-gambling attractions.


Trends in Meetings, Events and Travel Consolidation

Posted by Lanyon on 08/20/2015

Are companies consolidating their meetings, events, and travel programs? If so, what results are they seeing? If not, what barriers to consolidation do companies face? GBTA and Lanyon team up to bring this eye-opening webinar that seeks to discover if there is, indeed, a trend of consolidation — and, if so, what results are organizations seeing.


Lanyon Live 2015 | October 26 - 28 | Dallas, Texas

Posted by Lanyon on 08/18/2015

Join Lanyon for Three Days of Innovation & Inspiration!

Lanyon Live — our annual user conference — will feature informative, inspirational speeches from some of the industry's leading minds and most compelling personalities. At this year’s conference, you'll hear about the latest trends in the meetings, events, travel and hotel industries — while picking up best practices that will inspire your work for a long time to come.


Successful e-Sourcing: Leveraging Technology to Get the Best Rates, Dates and Event Space

Posted by Lanyon on 08/14/2015

When planning a meeting or event, finding the right venue — at the right price — is one of the biggest challenge most planners face.