The Who’s Who of Lanyon Live Industry Speakers

Posted by Madeline Hessel on 09/13/2016

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We’ve been working hard to bring you the best of the best when it comes to industry leadership. While our keynote speaker from last year (Elizabeth Pinkham from Salesforce) is certainly a tough act to follow, Brian King’s presentation will definitely be able to stand up among the best of the best.

We’re also excited to bring back our industry panel, expanded this year for even more value. Top minds in the meeting, event and travel industries get together to discuss the current and future trends in business. This panel will include leaders from MMBC, MPI, PCMA and GBTA.

Meet Our Industry Keynote:

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Brian King

Global Brand Officer at Marriott

Brian King is the Global Brand Officer for Marriott Signature Brands as well as the Global Sales Officer at Marriott International. In these dual roles, Brian has a hand in the brand positioning, marketing and long range strategy of the diverse Marriott portfolio. He also plays a leading role in developing products and services for Marriott properties. His extensive experience give Brian a unique and valuable perspective on current trends that are influencing the industry.

Meet Our Industry Association Panel:

These top associations in the meetings, events and travel industries come together to discuss trends, headwinds and how we can all work together to advance business and be better together. Moderated by Tyler Davidson, editor at Meetings Today.


Mike Dominguez

Co-Chair of Meetings Means Business Coalition
Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at MGM Resorts International

Recently named one of The 25 Most Influential People In the Meetings Industry, Dominguez is an industry leader when it comes to topics surrounding the hotelier and planner relationship.


Paul VanDeventer

President and CEO at Meetings Professional International

VanDeventer leads the strategic direction of the association and is responsible for managing its global staff, operating budget, and membership programs and services for MPI. He also works closely with MPI’s Board of Directors and serves as a liaison to the MPI Foundation.


Sherrif Karamat

Chief Operating Officer at Professional Convention Management Association

A twenty-plus year veteran of the meetings and convention industry, Karamat is a key member of the executive team of PCMA and oversees all of PCMA’s major revenue streams including strategic partnerships, Convene and PCMA’s print and digital media products.  


Mike McCormick

Executive Director at Global Business Travel Association

With more than 20 years of travel industry experience, McCormick specializes in travel, tourism, and hospitality. He’s been recognized as one of the "The 25 Most Influential Executives Of The Business Travel Industry" by Business Travel News and is a regular on-air contributor to CNBC and Bloomberg.

Excited to learn more about who’s coming to Lanyon Live? Check out our Keynote Speaker, and breakout session speakers here.


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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