October 11, 2019

Coming off of Climate Week NYC (September 24 - 30, 2019) - an annual event and summit that has taken place alongside the United Nations General Assembly since 2009 - we are looking at a topic that's been on the minds of attendees and event planners alike for some time...

June 12, 2019

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards were held last Sunday at Radio City Music Hall, hosted for the second time by beloved British comedian and late night television host James Corden. A musical enthusiast, Corden is no stranger to the stage himself, having performed in multipl...

April 11, 2019

Big buyouts at hotels and event venues for corporate destination meetings have been historically an ideal way to engage large numbers of guests in one central location. However, with the ever-increasing desire for bespoke local experiences, the concept of a buyout migh...

March 29, 2019

Any corporate destination meeting attendee knows that the last thing they look forward to after a long flight is a drawn-out transfer from the airport to their hotel. In fact, research has shown that some meeting planners have opted to hold events at venues closer to a...

March 1, 2019

Shackman Associates New York has frequently organized private shopping events in Manhattan at some of the world's most iconic stores. This concept has evolved from pre-opening events at renowned venues such as Sacks to glamorous rooftops.

Now it is taking on another cat...

January 30, 2019

New York City's notable hotels have always been at the forefront of capitalizing on amenity partnerships to enhance the guest experience. From F&B presented by celebrity chefs to the rapidly growing market for luxury personal care products in guestrooms, both legacy an...

January 22, 2019

With corporate meeting planners looking for more ways than ever to enhance engagement at events there comes a new concept, loosely based around popular dating apps such as "Tinder" or "Bumble". So-called "Brain Dates" would provide attendees with opportunities to conne...

January 9, 2019

We know what you're thinking -- Mick Jagger in pointe shoes and a leotard? Not quite.

As the Rolling Stones gear up for their 2019 Stadium Tour, the frontman's girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, is also hard at work. The talented ballerina is collaborating with Jagger to chor...

December 20, 2018

New York City is seeing some amazing holiday pop-up stores that can offer unique shopping experiences to your corporate meeting and incentive attendees, and even their spouses.  We recently discovered a global-minded pop-up shop with a cause on Bleecker Street in the W...

November 28, 2018

If you are running a major corporate meeting or convention with 1,000 attendees or more, it is not always possible to accommodate the masses at one hotel. In a destination like New York, planners can really turn this into an opportunity by using multiple hotels to acco...

November 13, 2018

The 2019 Michelin Star List is out, and New York City is again the leading US destination with 76 restaurants earning stars! This includes 5 venues that earned 3 stars and 15 that earned 2 stars.

While the list includes some familiar names, we are particularly intrigued...

November 6, 2018

If we told you that "Taco Tuesday" could be made into a vegan event, you would probably think that we've lost our marbles. Let us reassure you that creative vegan experiences are indeed a happening thing in Brooklyn, NY.

This type of culinary experience is particul...

October 29, 2018

If you think the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) finally coming to New York is big news, and even if you don't, we have found the first ever professional karate league launching this week with a major fight on the 102nd Floor of the Freedom Tower.

It will be live-s...

October 16, 2018

While everyone is talking about Virtual Reality experience, why not let your corporate meeting attendees narrate their own story about, well, pretty much anything they want?

In this VR world, they can transform into just about anything from their favorite superhero...

October 12, 2018

For those who are not from or live in New York City,  are you aware of just how many amazing parks we have? With many to choose from, why not use them for you next company team-building?

With the insight of the NYC Parks Director, here are 4 ideas you could ea...

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