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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.   


MeetingsNet - What a Massive User Conference Can Teach Any Meeting

Posted by Lanyon on 11/09/2015

Dreamforce, the legendary Salesforce user conference, drew more than 172,000 registered participants to its headquarters city in September (plus some 11 million online viewers). “We took over San Francisco, including a cruise ship we christened the Dreamboat,” says Elizabeth Pinkham, who leads the planning for Dreamforce, the largest technology user conference in the world.

Pinkham, Salesforce’s senior vice president, strategic events & executive briefing centers, recently discussed this huge undertaking at Lanyon Live, a user conference for clients of cloud-based meeting software provider Lanyon.


MeetingsNet - Meetings Mean Business names Richard Harper as Co-Chair, Lanyon as Board Member

Posted by Lanyon on 10/29/2015

Formed in 2009 to keep telling the story about meetings—that they create personal connections, drive positive business outcomes, and build strong communities—the Meetings Mean Business coalition recently announced a change in leadership and an addition to its board of directors.

MMB also recently announced that Lanyon is the newest member of its board of directors and the first meetings software company to join. Dominguez said this is the right time to add a software company, with its ability to provide planners with critical data and analysis. “As pressure remains to show value in meetings, the need for software and the data it can provide to demonstrate the measurable returns becomes all the more important,” he said. “Lanyon is positioned to provide a unique perspective of how companies of all sizes can leverage software to save money and time, as well as demonstrate growth from their meetings, events, and travel programs. This intelligence will assist MMB in its mission to define the value of meetings and events.”


Meeting the World - Pfizer reveals secrets behind its successful meetings strategy at CTW

Posted by Lanyon on 09/29/2015

Pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer provides in-depth details about its successful strategic meetings management programme as part of three innovation sessions led by Lanyon at this year's CTW Asia-Pacific in Bangkok this week.

Presenting one education session and moderating two on key trends in business travel and meetings, Kevin Iwamoto (pictured above), VP of Industry Strategy at travel and meetings innovator Lanyon, will play a prominent role in educating this year’s Corporate Travel World Asia-Pacific audience on the future of the industry.


Travel and Tour World – Lanyon Leads innovation debate at CTW Bangkok

Posted by Lanyon on 09/28/2015

Presenting one education session and moderating two on key trends in business travel and meetings, Kevin Iwamoto, VP of Industry Strategy at travel and meetings innovator Lanyon, will play a prominent role in educating this year’s Corporate Travel World Asia-Pacific audience on the future of the industry. 

Iwamoto’s first session at the trade show, which takes place from 29 September to 1 October at the Bangkok Convention Centre, is entitled Megatrends In The Corporate Travel World. It will focus on the emergence of the sharing economy, both in accommodation and transport sectors, and how it could reshape the future of business travel.


PCMA Convene - 4 Rules Every Planner Should Follow In Negotiations

Posted by Lanyon on 09/15/2015

Meeting planners spend plenty of time at the bargaining table. However, the best approach to bring to that bargaining table is evolving as technology impacts the negotiation process. I caught up with Kevin Iwamoto, GLP & GTP, Vice President of Industry Strategy at Lanyon, for his thoughts on what planners can do to secure the best room rates for their attendees and uncover the most competitive concessions for their organizations. As you look ahead to negotiating your next contract, here are four helpful rules to follow. 


Meeting Media - The Explosion of Mobile Event Apps

Posted by Lanyon on 09/14/2015

New event applications continue to unroll quicker than the latest iPhone, but that doesn’t mean you have to jump on the bandwagon just yet. Event apps at modern meetings are a must, but the key to finding the perfect app to serve all your needs is taking the time to navigate through the maze of technology on the market.


Facilities Online - Meetings Mean Business Welcomes Lanyon to Its Board of Directors

Posted by Lanyon on 09/10/2015

WASHINGTON, DC —  Dallas, TX-based Lanyon has become the first software company from the meetings, events and travel industry to join the Board of Directors of Meetings Mean Business.

The board now has 33 board members,  representing the greater travel industry, major hoteliers, professional associations, destination marketing organizations and more. 

According to Michael Dominguez, MMB co-chair and Chief Sales Officer at MGM International, Lanyon will work with coalition members, beginning this fall, to ensure that the full value of face-to-face meetings is well understood.


Meetings Mean Business Welcomes Lanyon to its Board of Directors

Posted by Lanyon on 09/09/2015

Meetings Mean Business (MMB) announced today that Lanyon has become the first software company from the meetings, events and travel industry to join its board of directors. Founded in 2009, MMB brings together leaders from across the industry to demonstrate the substantial value derived from meetings, conferences, conventions, travel, trade shows and exhibitions.


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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.


June 4 Webinar: Head of Class — Create an A+ Events Program

Posted by Lanyon on 05/29/2015

Live on Thursday, June 4th @1:00 PM CST
Speaker: Joseph Pittle — Director of Conferences and Special Program Development for University of Rhode Island