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Business Travel News - Lanyon Hires Sales Chief

Posted by Lanyon on 01/21/2016

Jay Link has joined Lanyon as chief sales officer after serving as vice president worldwide sales at Gravitant, a cloud brokerage software firm recently acquired by IBM.  Link will oversee global field and inside sales teams for the meetings, event and travel software company. He is based in Dallas and reports to Lanyon chief executive David Bonnette.


Dallas Business Journal - Lanyon appoints tech veteran as chief sales officer

Posted by Lanyon on 01/21/2016

Dallas software company Lanyon has appointed Jay Link as its chief sales officer.

Link formerly served as the senior vice president of worldwide sales at Gravitant, which was acquired by IBM in November.

Link will oversee Lanyon’s global field and inside sales teams as well as lead the company’s sales engineers and sales operations department. He will be based at Lanyon’s headquarters and report to CEO David Bonnette.


Business Travel IQ - Kevin Iwamoto: Full Duty of Care Visibility Must Include Meetings and Events

Posted by Lanyon on 01/11/2016

Six high level security considerations and 10 pre-planning questions to ask when thinking about risk with meetings and events:
With the recent terrorist events that tragically ended with massive loss of human life in Paris, Mali and San Bernardino, California, what is painfully clear is that these types of terrorist attacks and public targeting can happen anywhere in the world.  The demand for business travel, meetings, events and congresses has already exceeded global pre-recession levels so the ultimate responsibility for attendee safety and security belongs to the companies that employ and deploy these attendees and road warriors all over the world as part of their job responsibilities and to generate corporate revenues and awareness.


Business Travel News - Marketing Embraces SMMP: Are Travel Managers Ready?

Posted by Lanyon on 01/07/2016

In 2016, Business Travel News will feature a quarterly dialog with strategic meetings experts, ranging from technology gurus to data hounds to corporate meetings managers who have demonstrated practitioner prowess. For the first installment of the series, BTN editor-in-chief Elizabeth West sat down with the virtual founders of strategic meetings management—Lanyon’s vice president of industry strategy Kevin Iwamoto, strategic meetings management coach Debi Scholar and CWT Meetings & Events senior director of global SMM strategy and solutions Kari Wendel—to talk about the state of SMM and how mainstream adoption has evolved the sophistication of the practice. 


Organizzazione di Eventi - Interview with Sam Fahmy

Posted by Lanyon on 12/17/2015

RegOnline by Lanyon, is widely acknowledged as an industry-leading online event registration software and one of the most all-encompassing and versatile tools an event planner can use. RegOnline’s popularity has been steadily increasing over the past decade and the brand was acquired by Lanyon in 2014. In this interview with Sam Fahmy, SVP of Strategy and Product Management at Lanyon, we discuss the reasons behind such an astounding success and the upcoming trends in event planning


Mix Meetings - Digital Leaders Convene in Texas

Posted by Lanyon on 12/10/2015

This article ran in Mix Meetings, a publication based in Asia.


Meetings, events and travel software developers Lanyon – which has offices in Singapore – held its first customer conference in Dallas, Texas, with a roster of speakers that included representatives from Cisco, IHG, Uber, Salesforce and GSK.


Event Report – Le app per eventi devono essere “pratiche”: I suggerimenti per progettarle a misura di partecipante

Posted by Lanyon on 11/26/2015

Può essere strepitosa e ricca di funzioni utilissime, ma se i partecipanti non vi trovano velocemente ciò che cercano o non capiscono come funziona, la app dell’evento avrà poca fortuna e si rivelerà un investimento sbagliato. Nelle app degli eventi l’aspetto più rilevante, quello che determina come e quanto sono realmente utilizzate, non è il numero di funzionalità che offrono, ma la loro usabilità, cioè la capacità di offrire all’utente una soddisfacente esperienza d’uso dal punto di vista pratico.


CIO Insights - Event Management 101: URI Simplifies Planning

Posted by Lanyon on 11/24/2015

At the University of Rhode Island, event planning was a cumbersome and labor-intensive process, so the university turned to specialized software.
Planning and managing large events is a complex and challenging task. Scheduling sessions, preparing brochures, overseeing registrations and payments, and addressing myriad other tasks can overwhelm even the most sophisticated organization. At the University of Rhode Island (URI), which hosts major conferences, symposiums and meetings, a staff of five must process a steady stream of registrants and hundreds of thousands of transactions. "There is a huge demand on staff and resources," said Joseph Pittle, director of conferences and special program development at URI.


Incentive Travel and Corporate Meetings Magazine - Cisco, IHG, Uber, Salesforce & GSK gather for inaugural "Lanyon Live” conference

Posted by Lanyon on 11/09/2015

Lanyon, a global leader in meetings, events and travel software, held its first “Lanyon Live” customer conference in their hometown of Dallas on October 26 - 28. With a speaker lineup that included industry leaders from Cisco, IHG, Uber, Salesforce, GSK as well as others, hundreds of attendees had the opportunity to hear from and connect with some of the most respected and influential companies in the world.   


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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.


GBTA Convention 2015 | July 25 - 29, 2015 | Orlando, Florida

Posted by Lanyon on 07/01/2015

Lanyon is gearing up for GBTA Convention 2015! GBTA Foundation has chosen #sharing as the theme of this year’s convention, and we’re thrilled to join the world’s largest group of business travel industry professionals to share in ideas, learning, and opportunities for growth and success.