The Biggest Takeaways from the Global Event Forum – #EventIcons Episode 154

Endless Events

For the second time ever, the International Live Event Association (ILEA) held the Global Events Forum in August 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Christian Seidenstuecker JOKE Event AG ( @ CSeidenstuecker ). Will Curran of Endless Events ( @ ItsWillCurran ).

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Event Heroes: How SEMrush is Building a Global Events Brand


Each month we interview an events professional who is breaking the mold. This month we spoke with Aleksandra Panyukhina—Head of Event Marketing at SEMrush—about unifying a global events brand, leveraging events for every step of the funnel and tracking event ROI.

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Takeaways From a Biennial Global Event: Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019

Hubilo Blog

Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 is the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat which was first conceptualized in 2003. The event was 3 days long starting from 18th January till 20th January. Glimpses of VGGS 2019. A global event accompanied with a tradeshow and exhibition.

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2019 Event Trends: Predictions from 23 Event Experts


Learn about the biggest event trends that will dominate the space in 2019 from experienced industry professionals. A recent report on 2019 event trends shows that events are more effective for achieving business goals than ever before. Values-based events.

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Hawthorn helps to put premium programmes in the spotlight for BBC Studios Showcase 2019

Event Industry News

Hundreds of television buyers from across the globe headed to ACC Liverpool for BBC Studios Showcase 2019, the world’s largest international television market hosted by a single distributor.

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20 Must-Attend Machine Learning Conferences in 2019


Looking to attend an AI event or two this year? Below, we've listed 20 of the top machine learning conferences in 2019. Some of these events focus specifically on machine learning. So without further ado, here are the top 20 machine learning conferences in 2019: 1.

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Mobile World Congress 2019 to use facial recognition for venue access control

Event Industry News

Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited (“Comba Telecom” or “the Group”, SEHK stock code: 2342), a global leading solutions and services provider of wireless and information communications systems, announced it will be deploying the ScanViS ID facial recognition (FR) solution to enhance attendee experience and expedite venue access at MWC19 in Barcelona, Spain, the largest mobile event in the world, organised by the GSMA which represents the interests of the mobile industry worldwide. .

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The Future of Experience Design: What Event Planners Need to Know


This is a sponsored post by Maritz Global Events. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Just a few years ago, event experiences were the cure-all solution that event planners were looking for.

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Trio of senior hires kick-starts 2019 for BCD Meetings & Events

Event Industry News

A plethora of new faces heralds the start of the new year across BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) in EMEA and underlines the expansion plans communicated in 2018. The agency, which has recently integrated Grass Roots M&E into one single business entity and has also set its ambitions to double its size in the next two years, is kicking off 2019 with 20 new starters across EMEA. “We’ve

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Transforming a Biennial Congress Into an Annual Global Event

PCMA Convene

The nearly 50-year-old organization recently announced that it will alter the format and timing of its meetings, moving from an every-other-year Congress to an annual Global Congress , starting in 2019. Departments Event Design Magazine Meeting Management

Hubilo’s Monthly Event Industry Blog Roundup: January

Hubilo Blog

Starting off with another year, entering a new phase of event industry and meetings industry, event professionals await the new trends and tech integrations that will transform the event industry. What great events await the huge crowd of event professionals?

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3 Reasons to Host Your International Meeting in Washington, DC

PCMA Convene

From unique venues to prominent speakers, take a cue from one of 2018’s high-profile industry conferences when planning your next global event. Our goal for [2018’s] World Gas Conference was to put on a world-class event in a world-class city.

Post-Brexit, Can the U.K. Remain an Event Base?

PCMA Convene

continue to act as a home base for large-scale European events after Brexit? That question takes on particular resonance with the UFI European Conference 2019 scheduled to take place in the U.K. events industry, as one of Europe’s busiest exhibition centres.”. By Lane Nieset.

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The 1 Big Idea Worth Stealing from Day 4 of PCMA Convening Leaders

Smart Meetings

Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh was the exclamation point on the message that business event strategists can and should be a force for good in the world. “No Business events are a platform for economic and social progress—that doesn’t have borders,” he said.

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Putting Attendees at the Heart of an Event

PCMA Convene

Johnson (GPJ) partners on marketing campaigns and flagship events for IBM, including its Think conference. After each event, we undertake an in-depth debrief or reflection process where we conduct an honest appraisal of the event. Engagement Meeting or Event Design

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Tokyo Named Top ‘Bleisure’ Destination in Asia

PCMA Convene

As the business events industry continues to thrive across the APAC region, the concept of bleisure (the combination of business and leisure) is gaining traction. Although survey questions were inspired by EIU’s Global Liveability Index , some striking differences emerge.

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What Matters Most When Choosing a Destination?

PCMA Convene

Accessibility and safety remain top priorities for event planners, but unique experiences add to a location’s appeal. The campaign was delivered via a series of roadshows and at events at major industry trade shows and was supported by the dedicated section on the convention bureau website.

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Events Industry Takes on Homelessness, Sex Trafficking

PCMA Convene

Taking on the tough topics along with D’Alessandro were William Thomson, founder of Barcelona-based Gallus Events, and David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Global Events Inc. Globally, human trafficking is a $100-billion-a-year business, with approximately 1.2

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An EventProf’s Resolution: New Year, New Job, New You!

Event Industry News

Why not work with our events career experts who can help you make that journey a reality? Check out our latest global events jobs! Written by Helen Emms, Business Performance Director at tfconnect.

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Travel Leaders Acquires UK-Based Event Management Company

PCMA Convene

Consolidation continues in the global event management marketplace, with Travel Leaders Group investing more in international assets that expand its reach in a crowded marketplace.

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A Greener Festival launch the International AGF Awards

Event Industry News

For the first time in AGF’s history, the not for profit organisation are hosting and presenting the International AGF Awards, a new awards night which aims to highlight a single best-in-class event for its sustainability across 11 categories.

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tfconnect expands its global presence with the opening of new Asia office

Event Industry News

tfconnect, a specialist recruitment and consultancy company for the global events and exhibitions industry, is pleased to announce the opening of a regional office in Singapore to serve the Asian and wider region. tfconnect Asia will be run by its Managing Partner, Andrew Lee, who has many years of international and business development experience in the events, exhibitions, venues and themed entertainment industries.

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2019 Marketing Conferences: The #1 Marketing Events Guide


At these events, you will learn from the top industry executives while networking with marketing professionals just like yourself. We've compiled a list of 70+ marketing conferences, summits and other events that focus on a wide range of topics from SEO, to social media, to content marketing.

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Montgomery appoints MD to new Design & Build division

Event Industry News

Global events company, Montgomery has announced the launch of a brand new Design and Build division, appointing FIT Show event director Nickie West to head it up. Montgomery purchased 80% of FIT Show in January 2017, taking West as part of the deal to continue as Event Director. It makes complete sense to maximise the benefits of a shared audience, creating one portfolio for events within the home improvements, built environment and materials sector.

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Member Groups: Optimizing the Hubilo Organization App

Hubilo Blog

Hubilo is constantly looking to optimize its solutions to maximize the convenience of event professionals and help them plan and manage their events as smoothly as possible. The member groups feature added to the multi-event app ensures smooth execution of member management.

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2019 Tech Conferences: The #1 Tech Events Guide


The most authoritative 2019 tech conferences directory on the web. Searching for top technology events to attend in 2019? Scouring the internet for event information could be an overwhelming task. 2019 Technology Conferences. JANUARY 2019 TECH CONFERENCES.

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Top Event Agencies: The Ultimate Directory (2019)


Looking for an event or experiential marketing agency? We've compiled the most comprehensive list of US event agencies on the internet for 2019. According to the Event Marketing 2019 Report , events are the single-most effective marketing channel. LEO Events.

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Events industry launches landmark global sustainability principles

Event Industry News

Representatives of global events, tourism and sustainability bodies are ushering in the new year with the unprecedented launch of four principles designed to guide and motivate event organisers worldwide to embrace and implement sustainable practices. . “The potential to transform our industry through the wide-spread adoption of sustainable events principles is inspiring. The events industry generates over $1 trillion USD in direct spending and 26 million jobs.

19 Event Trends That Will Shake Up Meetings & Group Business in 2019

Social Tables

What does it mean to be a part of the events industry in 2019? For venues and planners, that means looking into the crystal ball to get ahead of event trends and expectations. With the development pipeline slowing and event demand growing, it promises a rise in group hotel rates.

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Gavin Downes joins Clive as Head of Strategy

Event Industry News

He has worked with a number of high-profile global brands including Heineken, Vodafone, Three, Nokia, Telefonica O2, and Just Eat. He has a wealth of knowledge in experiential marketing across large corporate events, consumer activations, sponsorships, employee engagement and brand experience strategy, while working with some of the biggest consumer brands in the world. Clive has appointed Gavin Downes to the role of Head of Strategy, based in their Dublin office.

Top UK Event Agencies: The Ultimate Directory (2019)


Looking for an event or experiential marketing agency? We've compiled the most comprehensive list of UK event agencies on the internet for 2019. From experiential to event marketing to event production to event planning, this agency list will have everything you're looking for.

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Claire Smith, CMP, Chair, 2018 PCMA Board of Directors

PCMA Convene

How do you see PCMA’s role in the business events industry? What’s clear to me is how our challenges are so similar regardless of whether you are a business events professional in Washington, D.C., or a business events professional in Bangkok, Thailand.

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London sees in the new year and celebrates European friendships with spectacular firework display

Event Industry News

Jack Morton Worldwide, the global brand experience agency, created the experience – an event which it has conceived and produced for fifteen consecutive years. The display, a unique global showcase for the city, was seen by millions of people on BBC One and live by over 100,000 people in viewing areas on the banks of the River Thames. London saw in the New Year with a world-class spectacular firework display over the River Thames and the Coca-Cola London Eye.

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All star line up – International Olympic Committee Barclays, Cisco, Microsoft and KPMG at Exclusively Corporate at IMEX

Event Industry News

The International Olympic Committee Barclays, Cisco, Microsoft and KPMG, are among some of the world’s biggest, pioneering companies sharing their approach to events at Exclusively Corporate taking place on Monday 20 May, the day before IMEX in Frankfurt. Exclusively Corporate has been carefully created in direct response to feedback from corporate event professionals who have shared the issues and topics they’d like to see covered.

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2019 Media & Publishing Conferences: The #1 Publisher’s Events Guide


Your guide to media events and publisher events in 2019. Including digital media, print media, television and broadcasting events and more. Attending in-person events is one of the best ways to do that. Are we missing your event? NamesCon Global.

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Terrapinn and GES agree new two-year deal

Event Industry News

Terrapinn, a leading global events organiser, has appointed GES as the official service provider for six of its Middle East event brands – including Seamless, The Mining Show, and Telecoms World Middle East – in a deal that extends to 2019.

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The AMR Top 20 exhibition organisers by revenue

Event Industry News

Leading adviser to the global events industry, AMR International, has today released its annual Top 20 Exhibition Organisers – the only global ranking based exclusively on exhibition organising revenue.

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AllSeated Launches First Ever Dynamic Virtual Reality Application for Event Industry

All Seated

AllSeated today unveiled the only dynamic virtual reality (VR) platform for the event industry, making it possible – for the first time – for venues and event planners to design every detail of an event and share 360-degree VR “walk-throughs” with clients, well in advance of an event.

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Ricoh Arena hosting major motorsport event

Event Industry News

One of the world’s biggest live motorsport events will be roaring its way into Coventry next year as part of a limited run of UK dates. Jayme Dalsing, Senior Director of Global Monster Jam Operations, added: “Year-after-year, our Monster Jam athletes push the limit to what these trucks can do.

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Ascent: Dave Jefferys on Why ‘We Wanted to Stand Up and Be Counted’

PCMA Convene

The Luminaries series, made possible by VisitDallas, is part of the PCMA Convene Ascent initiative, which seeks to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry. In 2018, LGBTMPA hosted seven events, and that number is likely to grow in 2019.

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25 Unforgettable Corporate Event Themes


Are you ready for a vast array of unique corporate event ideas ? In this guide you'll find 25 unforgettable themes for your next corporate event. In this article you’ll find tried-and-true themes, enterprise level events, and never-thought-of-before corporate events.