• Ashfield Meetings & Events Launched SPARK THINKING

     
    POSTED November 24, 2014
     
SPARK THINKING, the new partner brand of Ashfield Meetings & Events, was recently launched as a consultancy resource to improve the smoothness and efficiency of live events and communication strategies. SPARK THINKING was created from the insight uncovered by the agency regularly offering live events and creative, production, digital and communication projects for their clients.
 
The brand will be global in it’s reach and headed by the global managing director, Nicola Burns. SPARK will consist of an assortment of people from Ashfield Meetings & Events and the broader Ashfield Division. The purpose of the new brand is to combine resources and shake up the thinking process of meetings and events.
 
Gavin Houston, CEO of Americas commented, “The creation of SPARK THINKING provides an opportunity for us to respond to our clients with powerful communication experiences. By combining resources and encouraging imaginative thinking, we forge a partnership with clients to address their needs with innovation as well as tried and tested event delivery capabilities."
 
Houston added, “We have seen that our clients are facing shared problems through fast and sometimes unforeseen change. As a result in today’s ever evolving market, opportunities require a swift response and this is driven by the quality of their communications and events. Through a combination of extensive event delivery experience and SPARK THINKING’s fresh ideas, we are empowered to meet these challenges and support clients in staying ahead of the curve and creating new categories and playing fields.”​

Located on the River Walk, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk has completed its $38 million renovation just in time for its 40thanniversary. The renovation broke ground in December 2021. The hotel’s 602 guestrooms and 28 suites were redesigned to reflect an upscale urban experience.  

 

In early March, Meeting Professionals International released a statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine: 

“In a show of support for the people of Ukraine, MPI will immediately suspend business with all companies in Russia. In addition, any plans to formalize a chapter in Russia will be paused….We remain concerned for the well-being of our community and our MPI members in Russia and Ukraine who were already seeking to climb out of the shadow of this pandemic and are now experiencing these unprecedented challenges.”

 

 Meeting Professionals International (MPI), published its 2022 Winter Meetings Outlook, a quarterly report that identifies new trends and innovations. 

Among its findings: