Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes

 
-Meeting Notes-
BY Nancy DePalma with Elaine LaPersonerie

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Conferences i/o: A Deeper Dive into the Winter 2017 Infographic

New Way to Book Hotel Meeting Space—Quickly!

Ron Shah is no stranger to the meetings industry. During business school at New York University, he worked part time in sales at the New York Seminar and Conference Center.

Now, that experience has paid off. Shah created Bizly—an on-demand platform for booking private meeting rooms at luxury hotels by the hour. Featuring a curated selection of hotels across a variety of styles, Bizly focuses on spaces that boost productivity, connectivity and inspiration for an increasingly mobile workforce.

Zerista: A Deeper Dive into the Winter 2017 Infographic

In our Winter 2017 issues, we’re featuring the tech companies that were part of the 2016 ibtm America TechCollective in partnership with DAHLIA+. Because we can only fit so much in print, read on here for our full interview with Dade J. Gaylord, vice president of operations, Zerista, by JackRabbit Systems, Inc.

Zerista is an event management website and mobile app that allows event organizers and attendees to manage schedules, set up meetings, generate leads and participate in games that encourage event learning, discussion and collaboration.

With the right tools, handcrafting invite envelopes has never been easier

Hand lettering isn’t just for the artistically gifted anymore thanks to The Lettermate, a translucent addressing stencil. Complete with a ruler edge, four horizontal die cut windows and halfway point indicators, your trusty guide will ensure aligned and straight writing. This handy 4-inch-by- 5-inch plastic tool works with virtually any envelope, from square shape to the long rectangular #10 size. Spice up invite and thankyou notes, or use it to make name tags and place settings. There’s minimal room for error, but loads of space for creativity.

Great News for PHLCVB

The PHLCVB posted its highest year of bookings ever with 856,663 room nights secured for future years, surpassing last year’s bookings by 1.2 percent. Almost 75 percent of those room nights are related to meetings and conventions taking place at the PCC, with the rest tied to meetings taking place at regional hotels and other venues. In total, the convention groups booked in 2015 are estimated to generate more than $1.1 billion in economic impact for Philadelphia and the region.

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