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Who's News in Special Events for October 15, 2020

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Ronnie Davis crop.jpgRonnie Davis Production has launched RDP Virtual Event Services which will continue the company’s decades-long history of producing events, now including virtual, with amazing strategic partners who are all experts in their fields.  

RDP Virtual Events will manage the entire event, from conception through execution. Our in house team of experts work with you to identify your event goals and objects then design the program including creating initial concepts, choosing the right platform, supplying all required personnel and equipment, managing the run of show, booking talent and entertainment, and even coaching your presenters to maximize their effectiveness. 

Hospitality veterans Ted Knighton and Sofie Vasquez have been appointed General Manager and Director of Sales & Marketing at Thompson San Antonio.  

The new 162-room hotel is scheduled to open in early 2021 on San Antonio’s celebrated River Walk. Both executives are experienced hospitality professionals who will lead hotel operations and strategic sales and marketing initiatives to introduce the Thompson experience to a dynamic new market, while also establishing Thompson San Antonio as a sophisticated new destination for stylish accommodations, dining, socializing and events in the River City.  

EventsAIR Devices[1].jpgEventsAIR Event Management Software has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2020 Software Innovation [SWR]. Now in their fifteenth year, The Australian Business Awards (ABA) program provides an opportunity for high-performing organisations which implement world-class business initiatives and develop innovative products and services to be acknowledged and honoured for their achievements both nationally and internationally. The national winners are benchmarked in the international chapter of the program at The World Business Awards whereby participants are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally. 

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The RK Group has completed redevelopment of its newest venue, the Red Berry Estate.  

The 80-plus-acre Red Berry estate and its 70-year-old mansion on the East Side have been transformed into a mixed-use meeting, event and residential destination. 

AI design company Waltz Binaire will be launching Journee, its cutting edge technology that reconnects humans in new virtual spaces, at The Great Wave event next week. Check out a preview here

Scheduled for October 16-19, 2020, The Great Wave will take place virtually and safely in-person, stretching across media and time zones in more than 30 local hubs in cities worldwide. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with each other through various mediums and locations at an unprecedented, global scale. Journee’s technology creates 3D photorealistic experiences and social media interaction directly from the browser. Conventional user devices are often limited in their ability to display high-end 3d environments, which is why Journee stores and recreates the virtual world for guests directly in the cloud. The technology enables hundreds and even thousands of users to explore new worlds and interact with each other at the same time. 

 Loews Hotels & Co announces the appointment of Patrick Barrett, general manager, Loews New Orleans Hotel, Younes Atallah, general manager, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, and Reggie Dominique, managing director, Loews Hollywood Hotel.

InPlayer, the market-leading monetization and subscriber management platform, has announced it is partnering with Original Syndicate, the industry leader in brand experience, media and entertainment, consumer and business-to-business event design and production – offering video authentication, monetization and subscriber management functionalities as part of the latter’s end-to-end live, virtual and hybrid solutions, including its innovative Remote XR technology.

InPlayer offers push-button solutions for streaming monetization -- including everything from concerts and sporting events to trade shows and meetings. Original Syndicate is an event production company that activates paid media and entertainment, B2B brand seminars, conferences and the like both in person and virtually. The company will use InPlayer’s registration and monetization tools to offer an end-to-end solution for their customers. InPlayer also has authentication capabilities that will ensure Original Syndicate customers receive high-level protection of access to content.

The SEARCH Foundation, a 501(c)3 dedicated to assisting hospitality & event professionals in crisis, is pleased to announce their incoming board of directors:

  • Chairwoman – Kate Patay, CPCE
  • Vice Chair – Patrick McMichael, CSEP
  • Treasurer – Larry Green
  • Secretary – David Lombardo
  • Immediate Past Chair – Rick Turner
  • Executive Advisor – Joann Roth-Oseary
  • Directors: Nick Borelli, Judy Brillhart, CSEP, Evan Carbotti, Mark Catuogno, Thuy Diep, Bobby
  • Dutton, Jerry Hellman, Stephanie Jayko, CSEP, Frank Puleo, Michele Polci, CPCE, CMP, India
  • Rhodes, CSEP, Thomas Whelan Jr., JC York

Dan Sperring has joined Hubb, a provider of virtual and hybrid event management technology, as its Senior Vice President of Customer Success. As the recognized leader in event technology, Hubb makes hybrid event experiences easy to manage, immersive, engaging and profitable. The company works with key clients such as BIO, Cerner and Deltek. 

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