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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.


Meetings and Conventions — Lanyon Names President and COO — March 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 03/17/2016

Meetings and Conventions — Lanyon Names President and COO — March 2016

Meetings technology provider Lanyon has named Dirk Wakeham as president and COO, which had been an open position at the company. Wakeham will join the executive team in Dallas and report directly to CEO David Bonnette.

...read the original article here.


Yahoo Finance — Lanyon announces partnership with Pow Wow Smart®

Posted by Lanyon on 02/29/2016

Lanyon, a global leader in meetings, events and travel software, announced its strategic partnership with Pow Wow Smart®, a comprehensive technology platform that delivers innovative ground transportation solutions for meetings, conferences and events. Announced at the 2016 International LCT show in Las Vegas, Lanyon customers will be able to access the new features effective immediately.


Business Travel News - Lanyon Advisory Board Signs Key Industry Execs

Posted by Lanyon on 02/23/2016

Global meetings, events and travel software provider Lanyon has appointed Christie Hicks, Mark Komine and Bill Nicholson to its strategic advisory board. Hicks, former senior vice president of Starwood’s sales organization, is one of Forbes' 25 Most Influential Women in Travel. Komine, former head of sales for Hilton and LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels, is now president and managing partner of Whiteboard Sales Advisors. Bill Nicholson, a founding member of Pegasus Solutions, has worked on technology for the travel and meetings industry for 25 years.


The Dallas Business Journal - Lanyon appoints three hospitality vets to advisory board as it works on cloud solution

Posted by Lanyon on 02/23/2016

Lanyon Solutions Inc. has appointed three hospitality industry leaders to its strategic advisory board.
The Dallas-based global meetings, events and travel software provider announced the additions of Christie Hicks, formerly of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide; Mark Komine, formerly of Hilton Hotels & Resorts; and Bill Nicholson, formerly of hospitality management company Pegasus Business Solutions. The appointments come as Lanyon enhances its Smart Hotel Cloud solutions, which gives hotels the tools to generate more business by marketing intelligently to corporate buyers, increase upsell revenue and maximize revenue per available room.


MeetingsNet - E-RFPs: What Needs Fixing, the Tool or the Users?

Posted by Lanyon on 02/08/2016

The planners and hospitality partners who gather at Financial & Insurance Conference Planners events could hardly be a more congenial group. Both sides are experienced and professional, they’re focused on the long term, they enjoy building relationships with each other, they’re helpful and supportive.

But e-RFPs confound even this crowd, with planners and hoteliers seeming to want different things at different times. So what needs fixing, the tool or the users?


Business Travel News - Lanyon Hires Sales Chief

Posted by Lanyon on 01/21/2016

Jay Link has joined Lanyon as chief sales officer after serving as vice president worldwide sales at Gravitant, a cloud brokerage software firm recently acquired by IBM.  Link will oversee global field and inside sales teams for the meetings, event and travel software company. He is based in Dallas and reports to Lanyon chief executive David Bonnette.


Dallas Business Journal - Lanyon appoints tech veteran as chief sales officer

Posted by Lanyon on 01/21/2016

Dallas software company Lanyon has appointed Jay Link as its chief sales officer.

Link formerly served as the senior vice president of worldwide sales at Gravitant, which was acquired by IBM in November.

Link will oversee Lanyon’s global field and inside sales teams as well as lead the company’s sales engineers and sales operations department. He will be based at Lanyon’s headquarters and report to CEO David Bonnette.


Business Travel IQ - Kevin Iwamoto: Full Duty of Care Visibility Must Include Meetings and Events

Posted by Lanyon on 01/11/2016

Six high level security considerations and 10 pre-planning questions to ask when thinking about risk with meetings and events:
With the recent terrorist events that tragically ended with massive loss of human life in Paris, Mali and San Bernardino, California, what is painfully clear is that these types of terrorist attacks and public targeting can happen anywhere in the world.  The demand for business travel, meetings, events and congresses has already exceeded global pre-recession levels so the ultimate responsibility for attendee safety and security belongs to the companies that employ and deploy these attendees and road warriors all over the world as part of their job responsibilities and to generate corporate revenues and awareness.


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Lanyon @ Dreamforce ‘16

Posted by Timothy Mercer on 09/14/2016

We’re going to Dreamforce 2016.

Let’s say that again: We’re going to DREAMFORCE!


Lanyon @GBTA ‘16

Posted by Madeline Hessel on 06/23/2016

We’re going to GBTA Convention 2016 –  the Business Travel Event of the Year®.


Lanyon @ PCMA Educon ‘16

Posted by Madeline Hessel on 06/15/2016

We’re gearing up to head to St. Louis, Missouri, for PCMA’s annual Education Conference


See you @ MPI WEC ‘16

Posted by Madeline Hessel on 06/07/2016

We’ll be in Atlantic City for MPI WEC ‘16 – and we’d love to meet with you!


Lanyon @ HSMAI ROC ‘16

Posted by Timothy Mercer on 05/26/2016

If you’re planning to attend HSMAI-ROC, stop by the Lanyon kiosk – located in the Partner Showcase – and see how our Smart Hotel CloudTM solution helps hoteliers generate higher transient and group revenues.


5 Must-See Sessions @ GBTA ‘16

Posted by Timothy Mercer on 05/19/2016

For those of you attending GBTA this year – or if you’re still on the fence – here’s our list of 5 sessions that you absolutely must see.


5 Ways to Stay Warm in Vancouver (in January!)

Posted by Lanyon on 12/14/2015

This January, we’re heading to a couple conferences in Canada — so we’ve compiled a list of ways to stay warm while visiting Vancouver — and thought we’d share it with you! (Tip #1: Don’t forget to pack your umbrella!)


What we learned from our first #LanyonLive

Posted by Lanyon on 11/19/2015

Now that our first ever customer conference has come and gone, we’re looking back on our successes — as well as the things we can do even better. Before we archive our “best practices” list until #LanyonLive2016, we thought we’d share it with you first.


Ten Essential To-Do’s in Dallas

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 10/22/2015

Hey event professionals, in Dallas for Lanyon Live? Here are ten don’t-miss things to do in Big D.