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Are You Out There?

Conferences that Work

In 1997, Dar Williams, inspired by listening late at night to New Hampshire and Vermont’s progressive radio station WRSI The River , wrote the song “Are You Out There” Her beautiful song about audiences and humans’ desire for connection speaks to today’s events industry. Why? First, listen! Hoping that Dar will be OK with this, here are the relevant fragments of her song’s lyrics.

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Are Your Meeting Contracts Really Protecting You?

EventMB

Skift Take: There was a time when contracts were written haphazardly, and deals were secured with a handshake. Those days are over. Today, the industry relies heavily on detailed written terms.

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Streamlining Internal Communications

Velvet Chainsaw

Here’s a simple project-management tool that can help streamline internal communications — and clarify accountability — for annual meetings. Some components of planning an association annual meeting involve multiple departments and competing priorities. Membership wants one thing; publications, marketing, and chapter relations, another. Having too many cooks in the kitchen — and no clear owner — leads to wasted time, energy, and frustration.

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Groupize Acquires The Vendry, Adding Supplier Marketplace to Meetings Management Offering

EventMB

Skift Take: The combined platform promises to be a new type of all-in-one offering combining meeting and travel management with venue and vendor sourcing.

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Unlock the Secrets of Event Marketing Masters

The greats learn from the greats. Set yourself and your team up for success with tried and tested strategies and insights from event marketing geniuses at Vanta, Partnership Leaders, Quantum Metric, Rocketlane, and Explori.

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Venues of Excellence consortium welcomes three outstanding new venues

Prestige Events Magazine

The UK’s leading sales and marketing consortium has seen three new venues join the membership over the past few weeks, continuing the trend for unique, independent and diverse venues who see the consortium as a natural partner to support their business. With quality and excellence key factors for Venues of Excellence (VOE) when auditing potential new members, not surprisingly there is a stellar line up in membership of the UK’s conference and event venues at the top end, and the newcomers underp

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What Planners Can Learn from the CrowdStrike IT Blackout

Smart Meetings

Travel and meeting risk trainer offers insights for the future The news Friday morning that an update from the software protection company CrowdStrike crashed travel, emergency, hospital and banking systems all over the globe, was a reminder of the risks of planning events in a highly networked world. Read More: How to Build a Risk-assessment Checklist Smart Meetings reached out to Kevin Coffey , travel security and meeting risk advisor and trainer, to get some insights on what planners can lear

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Alycia and Vince’s Luxurious Modern Wedding at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex

EventSource

On a balmy summer day, beneath the opulent chandeliers and grand arches of the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex , Alycia and Vince celebrated their love in a wedding that was straight out of a modern fairy tale. This landmark event space, complete with its blend of historic and contemporary charm, provided the perfect backdrop for a day that was both luxurious and intimate.

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Hubilo’s Founder Hands Off CEO Title

EventMB

Skift Take: Vaibhav Jain’s run at the helm of the company he co-founded in 2014 has ended. Former engineer and product manager Shailesh Hegde takes over.

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CHS Birmingham Announces Educational Theme for 2024

Prestige Events Magazine

– How to be an Event Organiser – CHS Birmingham has announced the theme of its award-winning educational content which will this year focus on ‘How to be an Event Organiser’. Following on from the theme at CHS Leeds – ‘How to Organise an Event’, the content will continue both the show’s back-to-basics approach, but also its continued commitment to support growth for organisers, both professional and personal.

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How to Get Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees to Promote Your Event With Video

In this best practices guide, you’ll learn how to tap into the cost-efficiencies of advocacy and word-of-mouth marketing with video. Examples include speakers providing a preview of their upcoming sessions, exhibitors creating “please stop by” invitations and attendees creating “looking forward to seeing you” introduction videos. Learn about best practices and programs created by leading companies and associations including ASIS, AUVSI, SuperZoo, National Restaurant Association, World of Concret

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AV-CANADA

Canadian Special Events

AV-CANADA: Partnering in Corporate Event Excellence AV-CANADA, with over 30 years of experience in live events, is a leader in the industry by delivering innovative, customized solutions that consistently exceed client expectations. Their dedication to providing top-tier audiovisual and production services makes them the go-to choice for corporate event planners aiming to create memorable and impactful events.

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What Planners Can Learn from the CloudStrike IT Blackout

Smart Meetings

Travel and meeting risk trainer offers insights for the future The news Friday morning that an update from the software protection company CrowdStrike crashed travel, emergency, hospital and banking systems all over the globe, was a reminder of the risks of planning events in a highly networked world. Read More: How to Build a Risk-assessment Checklist Smart Meetings reached out to Kevin Coffey , travel security and meeting risk advisor and trainer, to get some insights on what planners can lear

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Elevate Your Catering Business with Cloud-Based Software

Caterease

In today’s fast-paced world, restaurant owners and catering businesses must keep up with technology to stay ahead of the competition. One area where technology has made significant strides is in catering software. Moving from on-premise systems to cloud-based solutions can transform how you manage your operations, streamline processes, and enhance customer satisfaction.

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60+ Tactics to Drive More Attendees to Exhibition Booths

EventMB

Skift Take: Discover creative booth activation ideas, effective marketing strategies, and proven techniques to attract and engage attendees effortlessly. Boost your next event's success and turn visitors into valuable leads.

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Download Now: 2022 Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template - Enterprise Edition

Download 200+ new RFP questions for hybrid and virtual event technology success. After 10,000 downloads, the SpotMe Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template is the ultimate procurement tool for event technology. This template is ideal for companies looking for a vendor to fulfill their specific virtual + hybrid event platform needs and requirements!

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Record number of visitors choose West Midlands in 2023

Prestige Events Magazine

Region attracts 145.4 million visitors in 2023 – an increase of more than four million people from previous 12 months The economic impact of the tourism sector soars 15% to a record £16.3 billion West Midlands Growth Company launches new visitor pass to build on record-breaking figures and enhance tourists’ experience More people visited the West Midlands in 2023 than ever before, with 145.4 million spending time in the region to enjoy its culture, food, retail, hospitality, sporting and busin

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Case Study: How Ricoh Made a Smaller Booth More Impactful with Live Theater

Event Marketer

At the much-anticipated return of Drupa, May 28 through June 7, in Düsseldorf, Germany, Japanese multinational imaging and electronics brand Ricoh maximized a booth space that was 30-percent smaller than previous years by leveraging live theater and heritage-inspired imagery based on the Japanese life principle, HENKAKU, which translates to “transformational innovation.

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What One Thing? Deborah Gardner on Building a Winning Mentality

Smart Meetings

Insights on creating success and leading with heart In this episode of the What One Thing? Smart Meetings welcomes Deborah Gardner, a former swimming champion and performance expert known for her competitive mentality and dynamic presentations. Gardner shares her unique journey from crashing weddings to becoming a key figure in the hospitality industry.

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Jessica and Stefano’s Opulent Tented Affair at Casa Loma

EventSource

Jessica and Stefano’s opulent affair at Casa Loma was a mesmerizing ode to love and sophistication, set against the enchanting backdrop of Toronto’s historic castle. From the moment the sun dipped behind the majestic turrets, their wedding unfolded like a modern fairytale — a seamless blend of grandeur and intimacy! Every detail, carefully planned and executed, reflected not just opulence and elegance but also the unique love story shared by Jessica and Stefano.

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

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Planned Secures $35 Million in Funding, Hopper’s CEO Joins Board

EventMB

Skift Take: Planned has secured a significant round of financing and added a travel industry heavyweight onto its board. Up next is expanding AI functionality and travel booking capabilities.

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Case study: The London Card Show at Sandown Park

Prestige Events Magazine

The event On 11 and 12 May 2024, card enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe gathered at Sandown Park Racecourse for Europe’s biggest card show. The London Card Show, which brings card collectors of all genres together, has flourished from ten tables and 40 people when it began in 2021, to 260 tables a day and 4,000 people only three years later.

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The Brief: Zenless Zones and Mega Mitts

Event Marketer

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW THIS WEEK This week’s hot takes on hot topics in experiential marketing cover Zenless zones, airborne Nutella jars and mega mitts. BASEBALL FANS GET THEIR MITTS ON GEICO’S COMICALLY LARGE GLOVES Even baseball fans who aren’t athletically inclined could “play” in the big leagues during MLB All-Star Week, July 12-16, in Arlington, TX, thanks to Geico’s gigantic, custom-made baseball gloves.

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Unlocking the Power of Event Measurement: Insights from the Experiential Marketing Measurement Coalition (EMMC)

Event Industry News

In the evolving landscape of experiential marketing, credible measurement is paramount. The Experiential Marketing Measurement Coalition (EMMC), a non-profit organisation, is at the forefront of this shift, advocating for consistent, performance and outcome-focused measurement methodologies across the industry.

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5 Things Businesses Need to Know to Thrive in a Post-COVID World

People are itching to get back into the world. 54% of consumers say they plan to dine out at a restaurant at least once a week this year. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the competition for their business is stronger than ever. Download this eBook today to learn how your restaurant can be prepared!

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How to Protect Your Event Budget When Negotiating with Suppliers

Stova

DETAILS Event organizers face a number of challenges that can strain their event budgets, from supply chain disruptions and geopolitical uncertainty to staffing shortages and rising demand for in-person experiences. How can you protect your budget when negotiating with partners and suppliers? Inside, you’ll learn: Learn essential strategies to protect your event budget when negotiating with suppliers.

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ICC Wales welcomes Martyn’s Law inclusion in the King’s Speech as legislation is now committed to UK law

Prestige Events Magazine

Martyn’s Law has been included in the King’s Speech, 17 th July, committing the UK Government to passing it into law. “Martyn’s Law” is named after Martyn Hett, a victim of the 2017 Manchester Arena attack, and is part of the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, aimed at preventing future tragedies. His mother, Figen Murray, has been a vocal campaigner for the law and has pushed the Government to adopt it.

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Field Report: Our Visit to a Surprise Hennessy Sensory Pop-up in Orlando

Event Marketer

You couldn’t miss it. A bright red, branded shipping container with its doors and walls propped open to reveal several interactive sampling stations surprised passersby when it popped up in the usually quiet parking lot at The Loop’s ABC Fine Wine & Spirits store in Orlando on July 11. It was Hennessy’s Made for More Tour, which had rolled into the city, one of the tour’s last stops.

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Are festival organisers doing enough to cater for people with disabilities?

Event Industry News

With 1 in 5 people in the UK living with a disability[1], adequate accessibility at public events remains a significant concern. July is Disability Pride Month, a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals with disabilities.

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B2B Events in 2023 - What You Need to Know

Get ahead of the curve and stay informed with Zuddl's industry report on the future of B2B events in 2023. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and insights from leading experts in the field. Make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

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Pop Girl Summer: Art Inspires Experiences

Special Events

Lean into the vibes from chart-topping musicians for new event inspiration

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Stand Against Boycotts: Events Embrace Inclusion Amid Political Division

EventMB

Skift Take: What happens when a destination is committed to embracing DEI, but political leaders stand in the way?

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MOVING VENUE SECURES EXCLUSIVE 5-YEAR DEAL TO MANAGE CATERING AT FREEMASONS’ HALL

Prestige Events Magazine

Moving Venue has announced an exclusive five-year partnership with Freemasons’ Hall to serve as the official caterer for external commercial events and in-house lodge dining for members. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for both organisations and looks to enhance the dining experience at one of London’s most prestigious venues.

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