This has been a huge week for the United States. Between the effects of Hurricane Sandy and today’s election there is more than enough going on in the nation. As for the event industry:
Hurricane Sandy: Many events on the East Coast were cancelled at the end of last week/beginning of the week due to damage at host venues and the impact the storm had on vendors. Events included the ING New York Marathon and several galas. Read the article from BizBash for more information.
Election: Election Day 2012 has arrived and many eyes will be glued to television screens as we wait to hear who will serve as President for the next four years. On the event planning side, Chicago and Boston are prepared for election-night while those who hosted presidential rallies in other states can finally take a breather after months of rushed, yet well-organized events.
Entertainment: The final installment of the Twilight Saga films, “Breaking Dawn Part II” premieres next weekend (November 16) but fans in Los Angeles are already prepared for the Nov. 12 screening and after party. Only 2,000 (selected via lottery) will be allowed to hunker down for the five-day campout. The publicity is great and this week-long event should be a memorable one for the fans.
Technology: Event Manager Blog released a list of 10 new start up companies that can benefit the event industry and make planning and running events simpler.