EVENT CITY’S FOOD & BEVERAGE LIVE!

CELEBRATION – EVENT CITY’S FOOD & BEVERAGE LIVE is now LIVE!

   

By Nolan Apostle & Cesar Plata
Producer/Contributing Editor & Reporter/Photographer
Food & Beverage Live

Now that the launch of the Event City Network™ is eminent in the coming months it is time to get on the Events & Creative Industries™ bandwagon and if you are involved in one of the Events & Creative Industries, get in early and learn how this new and unique online portal will help your professional endeavors exponentially!

Event City’s Magazines and Blogs has reached each industry as a whole, but will also have many exciting opportunities of the cross-over industries the Event City Network represents. You will see the many features and benefits of these cross-over markets not just through this Food & Beverage industry site, but with the many other areas covered by Event City™ and the Event City Online™. Through this network of industry portals, Event City and it’s Editorial Channels will offer much more than any other site of its kind.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FOOD & BEVERAGE LIVE
The Event City Food & Beverage Live site will feature EVERYTHING Food & Beverage and then some. Top Restaurants, Hotels, Bars, Nightclubs, Bed & Breakfast facilities, Caterers and food products from around the globe will be featured in our program as well as invited professionals and guests to write about their industries and share their industry knowledge with you. Reviews and featured articles on new products all across the board – from olive oils to Italian cookies, from wheat corn tortillas to delicious caviar. Wines, breads, meats, cheeses, even equipment, supplies and anything that might be used or consumed by any industry professional imaginable. The goal is to cover all avenues associated with the food and beverage industries.

Our publishers and editors believe that these industries are more prevalent to who the consumer is as a “consumer” than almost any other industry on the planet. Why do they think that? What we consume, what pleases our pallets is an endorsement of how we think and feel, it engages the pit of our desires to be who we want to be. Simply put, what we eat and drink (especially eat) persuades us to be who we are, so the more we know about what we eat, the better it is for everyone.

That leads us to information gathering. This editor is a firm believer in the ideology of gaining knowledge from those that know, especially those that know well about any given subject. Where do you go to find your movers and shakers? Conventions, trade-shows, conferences. Throughout the world, almost daily, you can find these types of events scheduled for just about any industry known. And when a new industry forms, a new convention will take place and be created by someone. Besides reading the advertisements in trade publications, the best place to gain quick and precise knowledge on the food and beverage industry and their products and services are from the trade-shows and conventions that feature those products and services. We promise to bring you the best from these industry shows through our editors, writers, reporters, producers and all of the freelance journalist that help us along the way to gather the information to help you in your business of presenting food and beverage products to your customers.

Here are some links to just a few of the industry shows we may attend and cover over the next year. Remember to check back here often for all of the latest news especially for the Fancy Food Show coming to San Francisco in the next week.

International Hospitality Week – Nightclub and Bar Convention

Hospitality and Design Expo – Winter Fancy Food Show

The Hotel Show – in Dubai – AMI Show – Meat, Poultry and Seafood Industry

Virgin America Appoints New VP of Marketing

Virgin America Airline Appoints New VP of Marketing

Virgin America, California-based airline told Event City that they have appointed Luanne Calvert as its vice president of marketing.

Luanne Calvert New VP Marketing for Virgin America

Luanne Calvert New VP Marketing For Virgin America

Calvert will take the place of Porter Gale who left Virgin earlier in 2011 to pursue other opportunities.

Calvert will lead the airline’s Brand and Online Marketing, In-flight Content and Loyalty teams.

She will play a leading role in developing the Virgin America brand as the airline continues to grow into new markets across North America.

Calvert comes to Virgin America with an impressive array of successful companies as a leading digital marketing strategist and online consultant with Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy’s (LVMH) Fendi and Moleskine brands in Italy as well as Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Netflix and Ebay. Calvert served as creative director at Google, where she managed the brand globally and developed campaigns to bring Google products directly to consumer and business audiences — including Google Checkout, Google Apps, iGoogle and Google Maps.

Virgin America, known for its use of social media and edgy marketing campaigns, has been successful at conveying the idea that the company provides an entertaining and comfortable way to travel.

Calvert said her approach to marketing and advertising steers away from use of traditional vehicles like TV and billboard advertising. She prefers using other avenues – like social media or events – to draw in customers.

The airline, based in Burlingame, flies to 14 cities, increasing to 16 by the end of the year. The company said sales grew to $724 million last year, a 32 percent improvement over 2009.

Virgin America is planning the first major renovation of its in-flight offerings. The move holds big implications for the airline, which has attracted a strong following among travelers who say they are drawn to amenities like power plugs at every seat, a wide array of video games and even techno music in the bathrooms.

Travelers won’t see the changes until 2012, executives said. We wish Ms. Calvert the best of success for her and Virgin America in the coming years!

Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

DREAMFORCE 2011 Comes to Moscone SF Aug 30

DREAMFORCE OPENS In SAN FRANCICO ON AUGUST 30

METALLICA To Play 1st Corporate Gig at Gala Party

By Nolan Apostle
Producer & Contributing Editor
Jeff Patino
Editor & Blogger
Event City Premier Magazine

Here’s some great activities to add onto your Dreamforce Schdule beginning on Tuesday, August 30th, 20ll at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Don’t know what Dreamforce is and you are in Business? Oh my, well you need to read on to find out what all of the excitement is about and visit the Dreamforce Website for more information.

Salesforce, the San Francisco based cloud-computing company, is hosting its annual Dreamforce Conference and Expo from Tuesday August 30th to Friday September 2nd at Moscone Center. The conference will play host to a plethora of companies surrounding the Cloud, Social Networking and Business arenas, along with a host of leaders in cloud computing – and, yes, Metallica will be playing its first corporate gig ever – giving them an opportunity to talk about the industry’s future. More than 42,000 people have registered to attend this record breaking event.

Salesforce, traditionally makes various announcements and launches new products and acquisitions at Dreamforce, is expected to make a lot of noise about its fairly new application, Chatter. It will focus on the year-old social-networking application for businesses, which Salesforce began to offer just last year. The company claims it is being used by more than 100,000 businesses. Event City™ will soon launch it’s own Chatter on the Event City Network™ to hopefully partner with the company to reach out and create a channel for the Events & Creative Industries.

Who said work couldn’t be fun, too? One of the most important and relevant reasons for attending Dreamforce is the ability to network. It is one of the strongest mainstream, corporate conventions that offers the business person many great networking opportunities. We hope you are ready to network, dine, toast, and make new contacts? Be sure to bring along your business cards for the scores of fantastic networking activities they’ve got in store for you at Dreamforce!

Here is just a few of the Dreamforce opportunities and events:

The Dreamforce App with Chatter
Start connecting before the conference even begins with the Dreamforce App! Use Chatter to choose sessions, plan meet-ups, and share your thoughts on the cloud computing event of the year!

Community Conference
Start your Dreamforce experience with a little inspiration! The Community Conference offers dozens of great ways to network, connect, and find the answers you need—whether you’re an active community member or a certified newbie.

ICMI at Dreamforce 2011
Learn from the leaders in enterprise contact center strategies at Dreamforce 2011. Join the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), customer service leaders and peers, and our own Service Cloud experts to get the scoop on the latest trends, technologies, and best practices.

Welcome Reception
Kick off the evening entertainment at the energy-filled Welcome Reception on Tuesday, August 30. Mingle with salesforce.com employees and watch live demonstrations of partner solutions . . . With cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, of course!

Birds-of-a-feather lunch (by role)
Administrators, sales, marketing, service, and IT executives—you all have unique needs and challenges when it comes to using Salesforce. Tap into the power of the community with roundtable lunches by role.

Birds-of-a-feather lunch (by vertical)
Are you facing a challenge that only those in your vertical can help you solve? Don’t miss out on these roundtable lunches by industry.

Meet the experts in the Developer Lounge
Throughout Dreamforce, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the experts who build our award-winning applications and platform.

Global Gala
Wednesday’s Global Gala is our chance to celebrate you, so grab those dancing shoes and get your groove on with 30,000 of your closest Salesforce buddies! It’s sure to be a memorable evening of food, friends, and fun. Oh by the way did we mention it is an evening with METALLICA?!!

Salesforce.com Foundation events
Forge lasting relationships with your Salesforce peers while giving back at the Salesforce.com Foundation volunteer centers. Various projects supporting different organizations take place throughout the conference.

Come one come all to the fabulous Dreamforce Conference and Expo at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more details and to receive your FREE Registration Pass visit the DREAMFORCE WEBSITE now.

Special Events Tradeshow in San Jose May 12

Bring your business cards and brochures. Balls if you juggle, a guitar if you play and a trick or three up your sleeve if you are a magical performer, but whatever and whoever you are, if you are involved in the Special Events Industry this is the place to be on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Here’s a Special Event for the Special Events Industry, and Event City’s Premier magazine will be there covering the show. The event takes place in the southern Silicon Valley at a venue known for being “The Center for Business and Events”, CLUB AUTO SPORT. The company’s slogan, “Where so many businesses are driven to success”, is a great location for parties and special events of all types. A beautiful showroom with the potential for so many different types of projects and special events!

The event is being hosted by the Encore Company, a Wedding Fair producer from the San Jose California area, they are also producing this premier event. You can register for free at their website or by clicking on this registration link.

Club Auto Sport hosts a unique business model with the idea of building an in-house network of commerce. It is a vibrant, vital business community that accelerates growth through a built-in marketplace. A unique commercial condominium facilty for sale or lease from a single executive office suite to 8,000 sq.ft or more.

The stunning 10,000 sq. ft. Event Center at Club Auto Sport is a perfect venue for a variety of social, charitable, political, or corporate functions — from your company’s holiday party to a major event or a private gathering of friends for a special occasion. Whether your interest is cars, cabernets or camaraderie with those who shape the valley, Club Auto Sport is your destination.

Event City has never covered an event at Club Auto Sport, and this Editor has not had the privilege  of attending a function there either, so expect my raw coverage of what this event location will offer to our Events & Creative Industry audience.

By Nolan Apostle
Producer, Editor and Photographer
Event City Premier Magazine

Ad Tech Visits San Francisco Next Week

Ad Tech, touted as the largest gathering of Digital Marketers in the world will be in San Francisco at the Moscone Center April 11-13, 2011 this year. Each year for the last couple of years Event City has covered Ad Tech from a general sense of the show. This year, as we launch we will look at Ad Tech through the eyes of you our loyal readers and members. Looking for advantages, opportunities and general information that could benefit you and your business endeavors.
We hope to find a great deal of business opportunities for you. Ad Tech takes place all over the world in these locations:

BEIJING, LONDON, NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, SHANGHAI, SINGAPORE, SYDNEY and TOKYO

Some tidbits about Ad Tech:

Bringing together digital marketers and advertisers for more than 14 years and reaching buyers and sellers with 10 annual events across the globe.

Ad Tech’s exhibition hall affords participating vendors unparalleled opportunities to reach brand advertisers, agencies, publishers and key members of the trade media.

The exhibit hall itself features technologies and software and services employed in the world of digital marketing today, including:
Advertising Networks, Mobile, Ad Servers, Portals, Affiliates, Publishers, Creative Services, Research, Email Marketing, Search Engine Marketers, Rich Media, Search Engine Optimization, Media Planning and Buying, Software, Metrics/Analytics, Viral Marketing

One of the companies involved in this world is OpenX, the world’s leading independent provider of digital ad technology, enables businesses to maximize their revenue by combining ad serving technology with one of the top ad exchanges. Major publishers like Groupon, Excite Japan, and France Telecom/Orange have selected OpenX to power their advertising businesses. OpenX ad serving products are used by 200,000 websites in 100 countries and serve over 350 billion ads monthly. OpenX Market reaches over 400 million monthly unique users globally.

Look for more information on OpenX and other superior companies to help you move into the world of digital marketing.

By Nolan Apostle & Danny Hewlett
Contributing Editor/Producer
Photographer/Reporter
Event City Premier Magazine
Events & Creative Industry Blogazines

MPI Hosts Event & Meeting Planners Conference-Tradeshow

By Event City Creative Magazines
Nolan Apostle – Contributing Editor
Cheryl Boyd – Writer, Photographer
Danny Hewlett – Reporter, Photographer

MPINCC’s (Meeting Professional International Northern California Chapter) is hosting its Annual Conference & Expo as a full day event this Thursday, January 21st, 2010.  It will feature multiple workshops, a luncheon and expo plus a networking reception. Year after year the event grows and is highly respected by the attendees and exhibitors alike.

This is also a great opportunity to learn about the MPI organization and how important it is as a serious Planner or business person in these industries to become part of this Association.

The Event City Creative Magazine teams have covered this event for numerous years and have witnessed the growth and professional quality of production and creative endeavors. As we begin our live launch process we will cover more and more of these events and bring you a great deal of information specifically showcasing the features and benefits for those of your in these industries.

We look forward to seeing you at the show.  Below please find the list of Exhibitors currently listed who will be participating in this event.  If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event please visit the Sponsor and Exhibitor Links below.

Attendee Registration Info:
Click Here for attendee registration.

Hotel Info:
The W San Francisco, sponsoring hotel partner for the MPINCC 22nd Annual Conference & Expo, is pleased to offer a free libation in the bar with any reservation booked. Negotiated room rates are $169 single, $189 double. Cut-off date is Monday, January 18, 2010, 5:00 p.m. PST.

W San Francisco * 181 3rd Street * San Francisco, CA 94103. For online reservations use the following link: W Reservations.
Click here for map & directions.

Sponsorship Info:
Annual Conference & Expo Sponsorship Info: Click here for sponsorship info.

Exhibitor Registration Info:
For additional information and to register for booth space, Click Here.

 

Click here to see the live floorplan and who is exhibiting in 2010.

Exhibitor List for the 2010 Show
Anaheim & Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau * ARIA Resort & Casino * AT&T Park * Atlantis, Paradise Hotel * Barcelo Hotels & Resorts * Bardessono * Bellagio * Bently Reserve * C/O Paris Las Vegas * Canadian Tourism Commission * Carey San Francisco * Carmel Valley Ranch * Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa * Certain Software, Inc. * Cirque du Soleil * Crowne Plaza Concord * Destination DC * Destination Mexico * Disney Resort Destinations – Disneyland Resort * Elite Meetings International * Extranomical Adventures Inc. * Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts, Posadas * Fontainebleau Resorts Miami Beach * Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts * Freedom Bakery & Confections * Freeman * Gateway Limousines * Gaylord Hotels * Grand America Hotel * Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau * Harrah’s Entertainment * Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau * Hilton Sonoma Wine Country * Hilton Worldwide * hinton+grusich * Holiday Inn Civic Center * Hotel Nikko * Hyatt Hotels & Resorts * Innovative Entertainment * Jakedog Productions * Joie de Vivre Hotels: Hotel Kabuki * Kimpton Hotels * KLS Resorts * LA Inc. The Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau * Loews Hotels * Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau * Madison Avenue Signs * Maggiano’s Little Italy * Mammoth Mountain Ski Area * Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino * Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group * Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau * Marriott International * MGM Grand Hotel * Millennium Hotels & Resorts * Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau * Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa * Mosaic Global Transportation * MPI Northern California Chapter * New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau * Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau * NYC & Company * Oceano Hotel & Spa Halfmoon Bay * Omni Hotels * Orange Photography * Palm Event Center/Casa Real * Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities CVA * Paradise Point Resort & Spa * Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau * Peppermill Resort Spa Casino * Plan Elements * Plan-It Interactive * Portola Hotel & Spa * Rock the Stars * RockResorts, Vail Collection * Renaissance Clubsport Hotel * Rosewood Hotels & Resorts * Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau * San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau * San Diego North Convention & Visitors Bureau * San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau * San Francisco Helicopters LLC * San Francisco Private Dining Venues * San Mateo County – Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau * Santa Clara Convention & Visitors Bureau * Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk * Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau * Seaport Hotel * Seascape Beach Resort * Silverado Resort * Simon Pearce Glass * Sonoma County Tourism Bureau * SupperShuttle International * Syncopate * The Carneros Inn * The Grand Del Mar * The Mirage * The Presidio Trust * The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company * ThinkREG Event Registration * Tuolume Visitors Bureau * Universal Orlando Resort * Vancouver Convention & Visitors Bureau * Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau * Visit Berkeley, Convention & Visitors Bureau * Wynn Las Vegas * Yosemite Park Hotels & Tenaya Lodge

Event City At The Fancy Food Show

Fancy Food Show info

It’s that time of the year for one of the most important shows for our Members, mostly who are in the Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Film and TV industries. The San Francisco Fancy Food Show at Moscone Center.

You will see some of the most interesting products from the show as well as many Product Showcases, Product Reviews, ideas from our very own “Tasting Labs(tm)”, and much more. Of course we will preview many product types with special interest for our Members. Some of these might include – Appetizer Products, Delicatessen items, Baking products, Coffee companies from around the world, specialty products for Restaurants, Caterers, Hotels and Food Service companies.

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade’s Fancy Food Shows® are the premier marketplace for specialty foods and one of the best shows in the world where retailers, restaurateurs, caterers, food buyers, distributors and others discover innovative, new food and beverage products.

Recently, Fancy Food Shows have been up in attendance levels and have attracted up to 24,000 attendees from every major food buying channel, influential members of the trade and consumer press and other related businesses. These attendees come to see thousands of exhibitors from around the world; most are passionate entrepreneurs who created their recipes for some of the most incredible products and may be at the beginning stages of marketing their companies. These trend-setting businesses showcase more than 250,000 innovative products at these annual Shows.

At Event City we have been reporting on this show since we started our Magazines and Blogazines several years ago, and have found some of the most incredible food products before their introduction into the market, whatever market that may be. We look forward to reporting this year on the many new products we find at this incredible show.

Coverage by
Nolan Apostle – Contributing Editor
Cheryl Boyd – Writer, Photographer
Danny Hewlett – Reporter, Photographer