• Uncovering Off-Site Gems

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     

    New platform helps planners discover unconventional meeting spaces.

As meetings and events trend toward out-of-the-box, interactive experiences in untraditional venues, planners are on the hunt for new and creative locales. Enter Peerspace: the Airbnb-style space sharing platform pairing planners with unconventional and underutilized venues that fuel more effective meetings. 

“Peerspace was founded on the idea (and research shows) that location is key when it comes to meeting productivity,” says Rony Chammas, co-founder and chief product officer of Peerspace. “Meeting in a unique or comfortable space with features like natural light, plants or interesting artwork or architecture can boost inspiration and productivity. It’s all about finding those one-of-a-kind, unexpected spaces to help your team meet more creatively.”

Those looking to break away from windowless conference rooms and drab ballrooms can find hidden gems in the local art galleries, lofts, photography studios, warehouses, museums and even movie set locations listed on the platform. 

Users simply scroll through the platform’s online marketplace (which currently hosts over 8,000 listings in 46 states) to find the perfect space to host anything from workshops and corporate retreats to teambuilding events and fitness classes. Venues are Peerspace reviewed and approved, and include a detailed description of the space, guest capacity, rental price and user reviews, as well as high-quality photos (Peerspace offers professional photography for high-potential listings). Venues can be booked online at the click of a button. 

“We’ve made finding and booking a space as simple and streamlined as possible so planners can actually enjoy that process of discovery,” says Chammas. “We want to make discovering and working in new and unique spaces easy and exciting.” 

Corcoran Expositions has created a new agreement to provide exhibit and sponsorship management for the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition hosted by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.

Corcoran Expositions has produced 700-plus conventions in 100 cities over the past 26 years.

 

Mammoth Resorts will be acquired by a newly formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, L.L.C., and KSL Capital Partners, LLC. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2017, and is subject to certain closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

Mammoth Resorts is the current owner of Mammoth Mountains Ski Area, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and June Mountain.

 

The Special Event Company of Raleigh, N.C., announced a partnership with Raleigh-based Travel Management Partners.

TMP provides clients with a local planning experience with access to global resources, customized program strategies, cost savings and 24/7 customer service.

The partnership gives The Special Event Company’s clients access to TMP’s services. TMP’s clients will also be able to access the company's meeting and event services.