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by Lanyon Staff August 21, 2014

Lanyon VP Kevin Iwamoto Named in the 2014 Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry

For the second consecutive year, Kevin Iwamoto, Lanyon VP of Industry Strategy, is recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry for his work on the next generation of Strategic Meetings Management   Dallas, TX – August 12, 2014 ─ For the second consecutive year, Successful Meetings Magazine has named Kevin Iwamoto, Vice President of Industry Strategy for Lanyon,...

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by Kevin Iwamoto August 20, 2014

4 Stats You Should Know About Your Millennial Attendees

I just read a great article on PCMA's site by Corey Domek that outlines 4 things that you should know about your new Millennial attendees:   1-Millennials check their smartphones 43 times per day; 2-60 percent of US Millennials will give personal information to a trusted brand; 3-Facebook is still the #1 place they discover new content; 4-60 percent want to hear about something other than...

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by Kevin Iwamoto August 11, 2014

Hurry, Register For The GBTA Austin Event!

In the Austin, TX, area tomorrow, Aug. 12th? Why not attend my speaking engagement at the August meeting of the GBTA Austin chapter?  You know, non-members are welcome for a small fee. I’ll be speaking on "Strategic Meetings Management: The Intersection of Travel, Meetings & Procurement.” As I see it, the new normal in meetings and events after the “Great Recession” is that there is a higher degree...

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by Kevin Iwamoto August 7, 2014

At GBTA Austin Chapter Event: How Strategic Meetings Management Saves and Mitigates Risk

I’m really looking forward to seeing all those nice folks down at the GBTA Austin (TX) Chapter – for their August meeting on the 12th! They’ve asked me to come and speak on "Strategic Meetings Management: The Intersection of Travel, Meetings & Procurement.” What better time to talk about this, too? As I see it, the new normal in meetings and events after the “Great Recession” is that there is a...

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by Kevin Iwamoto August 11, 2014

25 Most Congested Convention Cities

I recently read and reviewed the list of the "Top 25 Most Traffic Congested Convention Cities in North America and Europe" in Meetings & Conventions magazine, and, unfortunately, my two local towns made the list. San Francisco ranked 7th and San Jose is number 20 (and will only get worse because of the brand new Levi's Stadium built for the 49’ers and other sporting events, including a future Super...

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by Lanyon Staff August 3, 2014

The Event Planners Guide to Hotel and Venue Sourcing

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The pressure is on. Multiple people asking you questions at once. Hundreds of attendees — with high expectations - sounding their opinions. And executives waiting to see if this event brings in the right bang for its buck. It’s a high-stakes world for event planners; and this doesn’t even cover what goes on before the event takes place.

Event coordinators / planners rank among the top 10 most stressful jobs1, which isn’t surprising when you consider the mountain of tasks necessary to put on meetings and events. One of the first steps is deciding when and where all of these attendees will come together. Hotel and venue sourcing still remains a complex task for event planners and, especially for newcomers or occasional planners, can sometimes be uncharted territory.

In this white paper, you’ll uncover how to navigate the sourcing process from start to finish with tips and best practices from experts in the industry. If you’re a novice, use this as your guide to embrace sourcing and launch into each step of the process. And if you’re more experienced, comb it for insights on improving your approach and methods. Let’s get started... 


by Lanyon Staff July 24, 2014

Lanyon Appoints Former Infogroup and Travelocity Executive as Chief Financial Officer

The addition of John Mills further strengthens Lanyon’s leadership role in the meetings, events, and travel technology industry Dallas, Texas – July 24, 2014 ─ Lanyon, the leader in meetings, events, and travel technology, announced John Mills has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mills will oversee the company’s financial operations and join the existing executive team...

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by Kevin Iwamoto August 4, 2014

Big Data Goes Over Big at GBTA 2014!

Did you catch the Big Data session at GBTA 2014? The session featured: Amy Margolis, Sr Director, Corporate Travel, Meetings & Events, CA Technologies Craig Banikowski, Sr. Manager Travel Meetings and Fleet, Amgen Inc. Mary Lake, Sr. Manager, Global Meeting Solutions, AbbVie Mike Stiles, Sr. Corporate Events Manager, Adobe The panel was moderated by our own Anthony Miller, CMO of Lanyon.  The...

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by Lanyon Staff August 3, 2014

Big Data: Transforming Travel, Meetings and Events with Better Intelligence

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C-suite executives everywhere are rushing to formalize their “Big Data” strategies. Articles on the subject abound in the business press, and it’s standing-room-only for conference sessions on the topic. And just to prove its place as the hottest new business trend, there’s even the beginning of an anti-Big Data movement. But what is Big Data, and does it have any bearing whatsoever on the Corporate Travel, Meetings, and Events industry? Well, yes, quite a bit. 


by Lanyon Staff February 20, 2014

ACTIVE Network Business Solutions Group Joins Forces with Lanyon, Forming a Leading Global Meetings, Events and Hospitality Technology Company

ACTIVE Network Business Solutions Group is separating from parent company and merging with Lanyon, creating a single suite of solutions focused on "the science of bringing people together"Irving, TX. Feb 20, 2014 - ACTIVE Network Business Solutions, a leader in event marketing and Strategic Meetings Management technology, and Lanyon, a leader in transient hotel program technology, today announced...

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