On Jan. 5–8 in Las Vegas, CES 2017, a global tech community conference, is expected to draw 50,000 industry professionals from more than 150 countries. The show will feature exhibits from 57 countries—up 9 percent from last year. More than 600 startups from 33 countries will be featured this year.
Following their merger, Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts have created a new name and corporate identity for themselves. They will be known as Benchmark, a global hospitality company that has more than 70 hotels, resorts and conference centers, 8,000 guest rooms and 10,000 employees.
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Daniel Corcoran was recently hired as the chief operating officer for the Corcoran Expositions.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as chief operating officer at Corcoran Expositions?
Looking for a new branding idea? Add a company or event logo to an easy-to-install golf cart accessory created and manufactured by a Texas company. The Cart Buddy, headquartered in Trophy Club, is a cushioned leather cover that slips over the hard plastic railing that flanks the golf cart seat. Not only does it make the ride more comfortable, but it is a stylish way to show off a brand.
For meeting and event planners on the go, a working printer can be hard to find. Primera Technology has just the solution: the world’s smallest all-in-one portable printer. Weighing 2.6 pounds, Primera Trio is roughly the size of a hardcover book, which makes it easy to fit into computer bags, backpacks and briefcases for those traveling for business or leisure. “I have a Trio on my desk and at home,” says Jennifer Loegering, marketing manager at Primera Technology.
It is no secret that bugs can ruin an outdoor event if they are not properly handled. Mosquito Squad, an outdoor pest control company founded in 2005, uses its barrier sprays and misting systems to rid the area of bugs like mosquitoes, flies and gnats. “The Barrier Spray Service is perfect for a one-time event because it will eliminate most of your flying annoyances for the specific day of the event,” says George Softly, part owner and COO of Mosquito Squad of South Jersey.