IAVM is excited to introduce a new weekly blog post highlighting some of the most important, interesting and entertaining pieces of industry news from the week. We encourage your news submissions; just email your recommendations to Lauren Kubicki, IAVM’s Interactive Marketing Manager. We hope you enjoy!
A few hours after the Boston Marathon bombings, and more than 1,000 miles away, a police officer with a German shepherd patrolled near an entrance to the baseball stadium where Miami hosted Washington on Monday evening — an unusual sight at Marlins Park.
Inside, on the field, two Marlins officials gave a security supervisor a briefing about the ballpark’s layout.
“We are taking additional precautions and have intensified our security efforts in and around the ballpark to ensure everyone’s safety,” Marlins spokesman P.J. Loyello said.
IAVM Allies With IAEE
The International Association of Venue Managers and the IAEE will cross-market its educational programs and networking events and products developed by its managers, according to a statement.
The organizations will endorse IAVM’s Certified Facilities Executive designation and IAFE’s Certified in Exhibition Management designation. Also, the two associations will support women in leadership roles in the exhibition, event and venue industries
Fans Killed Before Test Event at Stadium
Two fans were shot to death on their way to a test event Sunday at a World Cup stadium in northeastern Brazil, just two months before the venue hosts matches in the Confederations Cup.
The fans were killed about three miles from the Arena Castelao in the city of Fortaleza, one of the six venues hosting matches in the Confederations Cup in June and one of the 12 getting ready for next year’s World Cup.
Turn Satisfied Attendees into Influential Brand Advocates for Your Event
-Trade Show News Network
According to a report published by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), the primary reason attendees decide to go to a specific show is through someone they know or by word of mouth.
We intuitively recognize this fact to be universally true for any given vertical. The decisions we ourselves make every day as consumers tend to be heavily influenced by the recommendations our peers make.
In Atlanta, Two Churches Lie in New Stadium’s Path
-The New York Times
The three have come together in the latest and most expensive civic building for downtown Atlanta: dismantling a stadium that for 21 years has been the sturdy but frumpy home of the Atlanta Falcons and building a billion-dollar luxury stadium with a retractable roof that would be ready for the 2017 season.
But two black churches with deep history stand in the way.
Among the people who put prayer before football, the idea that the city and the state would offer money in exchange for the land on which the two churches sit seems a misguided sense of priorities — especially considering that one of them, Friendship Baptist Church, is one of the most historically important black churches in a region filled with them.
A Dog Bathroom at the Terminal at SD Airport?
-Larry Osborne on Twitter