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Three U.S. Destinations Innovating for More Sustainable Events

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Skift Take: Sustainability is top of mind for event planners around the world today. Consider hosting your next meeting in a smaller city already introducing green energy, waste reduction, and nature conservation solutions in the local community.

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Corporate Luxury Boxes Suck.

Event Farm

Welcome to the mantra behind a massively successful new revenue growth strategy we call Branded Hospitality. Lots of companies use hospitality as a tactic to win and retain customers. And most of the time that takes the form of sitting in some sort of stiff corporate luxury box at a sporting event or concert or even just going out to a dinner. While those can offer opportunities to connect with customers and prospects in a personal way, there’s a growing thought that it’s a tired strategy that d

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Collision Conference in Toronto to Morph Into Web Summit Vancouver 

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Skift Take: Is Vancouver the new darling of the tech world? The provincial government is betting on it by partnering with a major conference to lure the tech community. The first of three confirmed editions is set for May 2025.

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Dave and Josh’s Luxurious Classic Wedding at The University Club of Toronto

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In the heart of Toronto, where history whispers through the halls and tradition dances in the air, Dave and Josh’s love story unfolded with a grace and grandeur befitting of a timeless romance. Set within the illustrious walls of the The University Club of Toronto , a venue steeped in unparalleled grace and charm where echoes of the past mingle with the promise of the future, their wedding day became a symphony of love, joy, and everlasting commitment.

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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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Field Report: Inside the HPE Discover Keynote at Sphere Las Vegas

Event Marketer

There is a new bar set for keynote brand storytelling and corporate events: If what you’re experiencing makes your skin tingle. That’s how the audience felt at the HPE Discover keynote , “Intelligence Has No Limits,” held at Sphere Las Vegas on June 18, the first corporate event to leverage the venue’s “largest LED screen on Earth,” with its 1.2 million LED lights, immersive sound system and landmark futuristic vibe.

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Embracing and caring at Caesars Entertainment’s Global Wellness Summit

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The goal of the Global Wellness Summit was for 115 meeting professionals and members of the meetings media to experience “an unparalleled preview of Caesars’ new wellness offerings through a blend of luxury, relaxation and self-discovery.

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Toronto Caterers’ Top Summer Food Trends 2024

EventSource

As we step toward a vibrant 2024 summer, the world of Toronto catering is abuzz with exciting new culinary trends and delicacies. From refreshing twists on classic favorites to innovative presentations that celebrate local flavours, this summer’s food scene is all about creativity and sustainability. Whether you’re planning a backyard barbecue, a chic rooftop soirée, or an intimate garden party, these summer food trends are sure to inspire and delight your guests.

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HPE CMO Jim Jackson Talks the ‘Sphere Effect’ and the Future of Keynote Content

Event Marketer

Hosting the first-ever corporate keynote event at Sphere Las Vegas as part of HPE Discover, June 17-21, is just the beginning for the Hewlett Packard Enterprise team. The brand is hosting its biggest showcase buildout ever for the conference this week at The Venetian Convention and Expo Center, has made a high-profile partnership announcement with NVIDIA, collocated the formerly separate Atmosphere event by its Aruba Networks brand at Discover, and is welcoming its biggest audience (more than 14

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Shepard x Swapcard: Enhanced Event Experience

Event Age by Swapcard

In a significant move to enhance event engagement, Swapcard, a global event engagement platform, has partnered with Shepard, a premier event production company, adding its easy-to-use platform to Shepard’s Solutions Network. This collaboration is set to benefit clients by providing a comprehensive technology suite that brings event insights into meaningful business outcomes by significantly boosting event engagement and exhibitor ROI.

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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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Atlantic City Supports Meaningful Meetings With New Education Series

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Skift Take: Visit Atlantic City’s content program is designed to give event planners the resources and knowledge to intertwine sustainability into their entire programs and to get a better appreciation for the destination as a whole.

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Lime Venue Portfolio and Stress Matters launch Neurodiversity Toolkit

Event Industry News

Lime Venue Portfolio and Stress Matters have expanded their partnership with the launch a new Neurodiversity Toolkit at The Meetings Show this week. The guide has been created using the expertise of Stress Matters, and as part of Lime Venue Portfolio’s own strategy of ‘Betterment’ across the industry.

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A Night to Remember: Henderson’s Open House

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I had the pleasure of attending Henderson Brewing Co’s Open House – an evening that perfectly blended style, taste, and sophistication. Stepping into the brewery space , guests are greeted by a cool, industrial-chic vibe perfectly setting the tone for the evening. The exposed brewing barrels and equipment added an authentic touch, creating the perfect backdrop for a hip couple’s big wedding day or a fun and casual corporate event.

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Field Report: Six Showstopping A/V Exhibit Displays from InfoComm 2024

Event Marketer

Powerful, bright, sometimes surprising, sometimes awe-inspiring, and very smart. The newest audiovisual solutions dazzled at InfoComm 2024, the trade show for the pro a/v industry that brought almost 37,000 attendees to the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 12-14. From kinetic LED walls to intricate projection mapping, there was plenty of design inspiration and wish-list-building on the showfloor.

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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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7 Proven Strategies to Grow Your Event Business on a Budget

Event Planning BluePrint

Once upon a time, a passionate event planner named Emily had a vision to create unforgettable experiences that would leave a lasting impression on her clients. However, with limited resources and a tight budget, she found herself facing a daunting challenge. Little did she know that with the right strategies and a touch of creativity, she could transform her dream into a thriving event business. 7 Proven Strategies to Grow Your Event Business on a Budget Leverage Strategic Partnerships Forming s

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How Apple’s AI Update Will Impact Events

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Skift Take: A smarter Siri will help you with your schedule, tell you what’s in your email, and when your attendees’ flights are landing. But will this upgrade really change the way technology is used for events?

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Strata acquires Trinity Event Solutions

Event Industry News

Strata, the award-winning brand experience agency, has acquired Trinity Event Solutions, the venue procurement and event management agency. This latest acquisition boosts Strata’s ambitious growth plans, cementing its commitment to providing clients with full-service support and delivery.

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Rina and Sungjun’s Bohemian Rhapsody in Minimalism and Chic Wedding at Hotel Ocho

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When love is as pure and profound as that between Rina and Sungjun, it deserves to be celebrated in a way that is both elegant and true to the core of their bond. Hotel Ocho , with its perfect blend of historic charm and contemporary chic, served as the idyllic backdrop for their bohemian-inspired, minimalistic wedding. As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a golden hue over Toronto, the stage was set for a day filled with intimate moments, heartfelt vows, and the kind of joy that lingere

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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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May/June: Event Industry People, Deals, and Moves

Event Marketer

Welcome to this month’s event marketing industry news digest, featuring updates on new hires, promotions, acquisitions, and launches. Submit your news here. Promotions and Hires Allied Global Marketing has announced the promotion of Melanie Wills to managing director, EMEA. She will be based in London and report to Adam Cunningham, chief strategy officer and Kelly Estrella, chief of marketing operations.

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10 Essential Tips to Revitalize Your Struggling Event Business

Event Planning BluePrint

If you’ve been in the event planning industry for a while, you know that the journey has its challenges. Despite your passion and dedication, you might find yourself with a struggling event business. You’re already planning events beyond friends and family, and now you want to charge more, deliver a premium service, and put some systems in place.

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Detroit, a Community That Cares

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Skift Take: Discover Detroit's ongoing transformation and the cutting-edge developments turning the city into a dynamic hub for major events.

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First Sight Media delivers innovative streaming and on-demand content for NHS ConfedExpo

Event Industry News

Filming and streaming specialist, First Sight Media, has doubled the streaming and on-demand content at this year’s NHS ConfedExpo 2024, the largest health and care event in the UK. Organised by the NHS Confederation and NHS England, the event took place at Manchester Central on 12-13 June 2024.

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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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What One Thing? Passion, Persistence and Personal Branding: Insights from Event Strategist Edward Perotti

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In this Episode of What One Thing? JT Long, vice president and content director, continues her conversation with interviews Edward Perotti, an experienced event strategist. Perotti discusses the importance of taking initiative, staying true to oneself, and managing the inherent stress of being an event professional by using humor and continually striving for improvement.

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Nine Ideas for Elevating Agency Holiday Gatherings

Event Marketer

A large chunk of the U.S. may be battling a heat wave, but with planning already underway for agency holiday gatherings, many industry minds are on snowflakes and twinkling lights. Of course, planning an event for event professionals requires a little more pizzazz than your typical corporate soiree. So we gathered some agency intel and rounded up nine ideas for adding more sparkle to your team’s holiday get-together this year.

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Another Big City Sees Hotel Workers Get Sizable Raises

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In Washington D.C., unionized employees at 20 hotels will have new contract terms over four years, starting in September. As hotel-labor contracts signed before the Covid pandemic near their expiration, unionized workers at big-city properties in particular are seeing significant pay raises in their latest contract agreements. Since late 2023, this has happened in Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and other popular meeting destinations.

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How the Soaring Heat Impacts Events

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Skift Take: Outdoor events should always be handled with care. Contingency plans are a must, especially when the temperature soars.

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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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Radisson Hotels – Book It Easy

Event Industry News

As a hotel provider Radisson Hotels are proud to host our guests on business trips and holidays to last minute getaways and stays, but we can also be equally as flexible and supportive to our meeting and event clients – not just with planned ahead events but also with short notice requirements.

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New and Renovated: Incentive in Every Destination

Smart Meetings

Luxury hotels debut exciting new spaces The golden ticket question to beginning to plan an incentive retreat: where to go? We’ve got you covered. These new and renovated hotels each stand in sought-after destinations, but those which are not so overly trendy that you’ll have to battle with crowds who all want do experience the same things as you. Instead, you and your group will get to enjoy that sweet spot where true, luxurious serenity meets a heart-stopping destination.

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The Brief: ’80s Brats and Mega-rich Superfans

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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW THIS WEEK This week’s hot takes on hot topics in experiential marketing cover counterfeit pop-ups, curly girl salons and mega-rich superfans. THE REALREAL MAKES A STATEMENT ON FAKEFAKE LUXURY GOODS New York City’s Canal Street has been a mecca for counterfeit designer handbags and other luxury goods for decades, but The RealReal, an online marketplace for authenticated luxury fashions, is giving swindlers a run for their money.

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