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Image Audiovisuals Unveils Exclusive Virtual Platform for Colorado Convention Center

Image Audiovisuals, the preferred on-site audiovisual provider at the Colorado Convention Center, has  unveiled its new virtual platform custom-built to mirror the Colorado Convention Center for use in hybrid and virtual events. Through its virtual services company eAttend Global, ImageAV designed an immersive experience for the convention center to complement the city’s solution for resuming in-person events.

Buyer Q&A: While Hybrid Events Will Remain, Human Connection Are Everything

As part of our ongoing Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange Buyer Q&A, Meeting Spotlight spoke with Paige Laliberte, event manager for The Castle Group, a corporate event management and public relations firm.

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California Travel Association: Convention Center Leaders Still Waiting on Guidelines From Governor

News from California that indoor events of up to 200 people can resume under limited conditions did not placate convention leaders and labor groups who remain disappointed that Governor Gavin Newsom still has not issued statewide guidelines for trade shows and conventions.

Cannes’ Palais des Festivals Awarded GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

After obtaining the “Sanitary Security Label” and “Ecovid Label” issued by SOCOTEC in February 2021, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes was awarded North America’s top health certification for public hospitality facilities: GBAC STAR Facility. Awarded by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, this certification attests the implementation of the strictest protocols in terms of cleaning, disinfection and prevention of infectious diseases within the establishment.

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul Launches Three Pioneering Virtual Meeting Packages

With virtual and hybrid meetings now the new normal, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul is offering three different packages that combine service and surroundings with the latest in high-end audio/visual. The packages allow meeting hosts to create effective online meetings, conferences and events—complete with cameras, live streaming, recording, translation services, technicians and more.

The Importance of Slowing Down and Finding a Work/Life Balance

Meeting Spotlight recently caught up with Libby Horne, manager, customer programs for JJ Haines, which touts itself as the largest floor covering distribution company in the country with operations covering the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Topics covered include slowing down, what it was like to have the calendar wiped clean in 2020 and what regions will see the quickest return to hosting meetings and events.

Savannah Breaks Ground on $271 Million Convention Center Expansion

A new meetings venue is headed to Savannah. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, along with Savannah mayor Van Johnson and Visit Savannah president Joseph Marinelli welcomed elected officials, as well as economic development and business leaders, who gathered to join them for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Savannah Convention Center expansion on March 17, 2021.

Knowledge-Sharing: How One Company Teamed Up With Competitors to Survive COVID

Meeting Spotlight recently spoke with Kelly Gallagher, partner and director or marketing for Canvas Meetings & Incentives. She told us that her conference and incentive-planning company started a tour and travel division in 2020 and even teamed up with competitors to make sure everyone made it through the pandemic. Here's what she had to say:

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