Thank You, Amy Spatrisano, Sustainable Meetings Guru

Posted by Kevin Iwamoto on 06/13/2014

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For those of you involved in the greening of our industry, I can share with you my appreciation for all of the work that Amy Spatrisano, CMP, has done in our industry to bring awareness and education around the green meetings and events movement. 

A lot of best practices that your attendees experience today at industry meetings and events, in my humble opinion, were initiated by Amy and co-author Nancy J. Wilson after they published their book, "Simple Steps to Green Meetings and Events: The Professional's Guide to Saving Money and the Earth."  That handbook still sits on my desk today as a key reference material for sustainable meetings.  If you don’t own a copy you should; order one from Amazon today.

In 2003, Amy and business partner Nancy Zavada co-founded the Green Meeting Industry Council, a not-for-profit association whose mission is to transform the global meetings industry through sustainability. As chair of the APEX Green Meetings and Events Panel (an initiative of the Convention Industry Council) in 2008, Amy led the task force that was charged with creating standards for more sustainable meetings. The resulting work output became the APEX/ASTM Standards for Green Meetings, which was published in May 2013.

Sadly, I just read in an interview article by Betsy Bair that Amy has sold her co-ownership position of her company, to her partner Nancy Zavada. MeetGreen, the Portland, Oregon-based conference management company, made its mark as one of the early consultancies to specialize in helping meetings and events become more sustainable.

I just wanted to add my congratulations, thank you and best wishes to Amy as she takes some well-deserved time off to work on the next chapter of her life.  I also wanted Amy to know that the work she’s personally put into sustainable meetings has inspired and educated me over the years, and I will always be grateful to her for her unique and socially conscious industry contributions around sustainable meetings.  Read the interview with Amy here

Good luck Amy! We all hope to see you again soon!


Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016

Posted by Lanyon on 09/19/2016

Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016


Meetings Today-Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016-July 2016

Posted by Patrick Mendoza on 07/26/2016

Lanyon, a meetings and travel software company, released a new version of its Smart Events Cloud platform that features a number of significant enhancements, a simplified user interface and improved scalability.


Lanyon Launches New Functionality and Salesforce Integration for the Company's Smart Events Cloud®

Posted by Lanyon on 07/25/2016

New release delivers event ROI transparency for marketing teams


Lanyon Selected as Event technology Provider by Meeting Professionals International

Posted by Lanyon on 06/15/2016

Lanyon Selected as Event Technology Provider by Meeting Professionals International


Meetings and Conventions Magazine — 5 Tips to Make Your Event More Environmentally Friendly — May 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 05/11/2016

Earth Day fell on April 22 this year. As happens every year, people from around the world agreed on that day to turn off lights, reflect on ways to make our planet cleaner and take steps to reduce waste. 
As we in this industry know, bringing together thousands of people can create a great deal of waste and emissions. However, we can make conscious decisions every day, at every event, to make sure we are doing all that we can to make our events environmentally friendly.

Read the original article here.


Lanyon Selected to Power GBTA’s Worldwide Events

Posted by Lanyon on 05/02/2016

Dallas, Texas (April 28, 2016) — Lanyon, a global leader in meetings, events and travel software, today announced that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has selected the company’s RegOnline® software to power their global events. The agreement reinforces Lanyon’s commitment to provide best-in-class software to the association marketplace.


How Dreamforce Mastered Event Registration With Salesforce’s Scott Owens

Posted by Lanyon on 04/25/2016

Salesforce, the world’s leading CRM technology provider, is one of the most recognizable names in the tech industry. And with over 172,000 attendees, their flagship event, Dreamforce, is the largest software conference on Earth. They’re also a Lanyon customer.


PCMA Convene – 5 Tips to Max Out Your Mobile Event App – April 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 04/11/2016

If you’ve attended an event, or even walked around any street recently, it’s a safe bet you saw a lot of folks walking around with their heads down, eyes trained on their smartphones, thumbs busily scrolling up and down their screens.

What’s so awesome about their phones? Most likely, they were engaged with an app. 


...read the original article here.


Dallas Business Journal — RealPage exec joins Lanyon as president, COO — March 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 03/22/2016

Dallas Business Journal — RealPage exec joins Lanyon as president, COO — March 2016
Meetings, events and travel software company Lanyon has hired Dirk Wakeham as its president and chief operating officer.
Wakeham joins Dallas-based Lanyon from RealPage Inc. (Nasdaq: RP), a rental housing software business headquartered in Carrollton. During his five years as president of RealPage, Wakeham lead the company through an initial public offering and grew revenue to more than $300 million.

...read the original article here.


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