Broadway Stage Managers Form Group To Expand BIPOC Opportunities, Plan First Networking Event

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EXCLUSIVE: Another step is being taken in Broadway’s efforts to confront its own systemic racism: Broadway & Beyond, founded by stage and production managers of Hadestown, Frozen and Aladdin, has scheduled its first event to encourage and support young or aspiring stage managers of color.

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (A Soldier’s Play, American Son) will introduce a panel discussion and Q&A with professionals from Broadway, national tours, and regional theaters across the country as Broadway & Beyond’s kick-off virtual event, set for Thursday, Dec. 17. The panel will feature production supervisors, stage managers and general managers representing organizations including Disney Theatrical Productions, Bespoke Theatricals, Foresight Theatrical, RCI Theatricals, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, St. Louis’ Muny, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, among others.

The new organization – its full title is Broadway & Beyond: Access For Stage Managers Of Color – was

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Jamaican businesses invited to participate in US virtual trade mission and networking event

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM) is partnering with the US Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service and the US Embassy in Jamaica to host a Caribbean region virtual trade mission on December 1.

The virtual trade mission will allow Jamaican companies to take advantage of the opportunity to strengthen supply chains by connecting with potential business partners in the US, our main trade partner.

“With the anticipated participation of numerous US businesses representing various sectors including construction, energy, tourism, finance, food & beverage, engineering and nutraceuticals, the event presents an excellent opportunity for Jamaican businesses to expand their network of business contacts in the USA,” AMCHAM said in a news release

Chairman of Jamaica’s Economic Growth Council, Michael Lee-Chin, will be the keynote speaker.

The event will enable Jamaican businesses to make links with companies from the United States, allowing buyers and suppliers to meet virtually

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Global Event Management Software Market to Reach US$10,3 Billion by the Year 2027

New York, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Global Event Management Software Industry” –
3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 12.1% over the period 2020-2027.Software, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 10.8% CAGR to reach US$5.1 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Services segment is readjusted to a revised 13.6% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 45.8% share of the global Event Management Software market.

The U.S. Accounts for Over 34.2% of Global Market Size in 2020, While China is Forecast to Grow at a 11.6% CAGR for the Period of 2020-2027

The Event Management Software market in the U.S. is estimated at US$1.6

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Apple 4-Day Shopping Event Starts Friday; Gift Cards Offered

Apple  (AAPL) – Get Report said that its four-day shopping event will start Friday in the U.S, U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand among other countries, according to media reports.

Apple will offer customers up to a $150 Apple Store gift card with purchases of select products from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Nov. 27 through 30, according to the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant’s company’s announcement.

The $150 gift card comes with purchase of the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the 21.5 inch iMac.

The $25 gift card will come with purchases of the Apple Watch Series 3, AirPods, and AirPods Pro, while the $50 gift card comes with the iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone XR, 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Apple TV, and five models of Beats headphones.

The offer in the four-day shopping event excludes the M1 Macs, Apple Watch Series 6, HomePod mini, and the new

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NexTech AR Acquires Self-Service Event Software Platform: Map Dynamics

The acquisition of Map Dynamics brings self-service event solutions to NexTech’s rapidly growing portfolio of event offerings and strategically positions the company for the shift to hybrid events post COVID

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NexTech AR Solutions (NexTech) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE: N29), a leading provider of virtual and augmented reality (AR) experience technologies and services for virtual and hybrid eCommerce, education, conferences and events today announced that it has acquired event management platform, Map Dynamics. The company’s self-serve virtual events platform supports live video, chat, networking, and analytics, reporting for associations, conferences, trade shows, webinars, summits, forums, workshops, and hybrid events. It helps organizers create, host, and manage live events for 100,000+ attendees both online and in its branded native event app.

Based in Athens, Georgia, Map Dynamics offers a consolidated set of self-service event management

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Global Event Tickets Market 2020-2024: Market Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats

The event tickets market is expected to grow by USD 39.87 billion, progressing at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. Download Free Sample Report

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Event Tickets Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

The use of mobile apps for booking tickets is one of the major factors propelling market growth. However, factors such as growing consumption of online content will hamper the market growth.

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Event Tickets Market: Sources Landscape

Based on the source, the primary tickets segment is expected to post significant growth during the forecast period.

Event Tickets Market: Geographic Landscape

By geography, the US is going to have lucrative growth during the forecast period. About 36% of the market’s overall growth is expected to originate from the US. North America is the key

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Pelosi’s office backs down. Incoming House member dinner switches to boxed meals after event gets skewered on social media.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during the Weekly News Conference on Capitol Hill on October 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

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Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during the Weekly News Conference on Capitol Hill on October 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is under fire for hosting a dinner as part of orientation week for new House Democrats and Republicans.
  • Drew Hamill, Pelosi’s chief of staff, later tweeted that the event “has been modified to allow Members-elect to pick up their meals to go in a socially-distanced manner,” but did not specify if the seated dinner was cancelled. 
  • Federal and state officials, including Democratic leaders, have urged Americans to reconsider large, family gatherings like Thanksgiving for the holiday season.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, after intense scrutiny over respective sit-down dinners for incoming Democratic and Republican House members during their orientation week, changed the meal to

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iPhone 12 Pro Max, Mini launch today: Don’t let it be a COVID-19 superspreader event


Just skip the hoopla and order online. 

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Every fall, Apple fans dependably line up at marquee stores like Manhattan’s famed Apple Fifth Avenue Cube, spending days in folding chairs for a chance to be one of the first to get their hands on a new iPhone. But with the launch of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro last month, and the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max today, the situation is radically different thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. That throws into question whether people should show up at Apple stores at all. 

If there’s any confusion on this, let me clear it up for you: Stay away.

Let me also be clear: I’m

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UA Little Rock hosts Starbucks networking event to raise money, gather donations for Helping Hands Campaign

The UA Little Rock Staff Senate and Starbucks are holding a networking and coffee event to benefit the Helping Hands Campaign on Nov. 17

UA Little Rock staff and faculty members are encouraged to visit Starbucks from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, for a coffee and some socially distanced networking. Starbucks will make a donation to the Helping Hands Campaign based on sales during the event.

The Staff Senate Helping Hands Campaign provides holiday meal baskets for UA Little Rock employees and students who would otherwise not be able to provide a traditional holiday dinner for their families and has assisted with meeting the needs of dozens of families each holiday for more than 20 years.

Staff Senate is also collecting non-perishable food items until Dec. 15. Donation items needed for the food baskets include stuffing/dressing mix, cornbread mix, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, chicken/vegetable broth, green

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Alibaba, say U.S. was top seller to China during Singles’ Day event

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba 9988.HK and JD.O said the United States was the top seller of goods to China during the Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza that generated about $116 billion in merchandise volume for the pair.

Singles’ Day is usually a one-day sales event, the world’s biggest, eclipsing Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States. Many online companies offer deals at the event.

This year, companies including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA.O and Inc 9618.HK offered promotions over several days, with sales widely interpreted as indicative of China’s rebounding post-virus economy.

Customers, unable to travel abroad because of the COVID-19 pandemic, snatched up deals from brands including Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and Fast Retailing Co Ltd’s 9983.T Uniqlo.

Alibaba generated gross merchandise volume (GMV) of 498.2 billion yuan ($75.28 billion)., which recorded 271.5 billion yuan in GMV, told Reuters

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