How to find the best event app in 2019 for me?


In order to develop a sustainable event tech system that is easily replicable between numerous events, you will need to ensure your tools have been integrated. The post How to find the best event app in 2019 for me? The paradox of choice – Too many event apps.

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A Sustainability Push

PCMA Convene

EIC offering Sustainable Event Professional Certificate course in Europe for the first time. A two-day training course for the Events Industry Council Sustainable Event Professional Certificate (SEPC) will take place in Monaco this spring — a first for Europe.

The Path to Sustainability

PCMA Convene

As global tourism challenges sustainability efforts, cities including Copenhagen are developing strategies aimed at promoting sustainability while also providing visitors with culturally enriching experiences. Places & Spaces Sustainability

Budget Increases Are on the Rise in 2019

Smart Meetings

And more spending money means more events: forty-nine percent of respondents plan to host more events in 2019. percent in 2019. Sustainability has been a huge topic this year, but only five percent of planner respondents said they made it a priority when creating their event.

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Guest Blog: Exhibiting and the Sustainability Myth

Event Industry News

According to a recent article in Exhibition World, it remains difficult to show clients that sustainable exhibition stands can be flashy, beautiful, and draw in leads from admiring show-goers.

Events Industry Council releases Sustainable Event Standards for public consultation

Event Industry News

The Events Industry Council has released six new supplier standards for sustainable events for public commentary. These standards will replace the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards. . More than 100 of the industry’s leading practitioners contributed to the development of the new standards, which have been purposefully designed to increase sustainable practices across the events industry.

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.

Events Industry Launches Global Sustainability Principles

PCMA Convene

The four new Principles for Sustainable Events are designed to guide and motivate event organizers worldwide to embrace and implement green practices.

Has Your Leadership Evolved For The New Normal?

Velvet Chainsaw

Your organization’s sustainable success depends upon you transforming from normal to new normal leadership says Radar’s Tod Martin. Change is hard. Foresight—looking forward—is hard. Because we prefer certainty and concreteness to ambiguity and abstraction.

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The Physics Of Conference Entropy

Velvet Chainsaw

So why do our conference advisory teams, staff and leadership falsely assume that once we get to a certain point in our event’s history, our conference structure, processes and programming are built-in and self-sustaining?

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Podcast: Are events sending the right message when it comes to sustainability?

Event Industry News

This week’s Event Industry News podcast looks at how events communicate their sustainability efforts to their customers. There are very few events out there that don’t pay attention – even in a small way – to the matter of sustainability. Joining host James Dickson to discuss the subject is Joss Ford, founder of communications agency Enviral.

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EIC Releases Event Sustainability Principles, Encourages Planners to Sign On


Nine months in the making, the four principles go beyond environmental elements to incorporate all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These principles can be found on a new page within the Sustainability section of EIC's web site. .

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How Much Do Sellers and Buyers Trust Our Tradeshow Environments?

Velvet Chainsaw

The most glaring reality I’ve pointed to previously in this space — that three out of four B2B buyers conduct the majority of their research before talking to a salesperson — greatly affects the sustainability of the tradeshow business model.

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Annika Hallman: ‘It is business-savvy to be sustainable’

PCMA Convene

Sustainability is a concept that’s visible in every aspect of the meetings industry, from F&B to host cities. For the third time, the Gothenburg Convention Bureau won the Global Destination Sustainability Index Leadership Award at the ICCA Congress.

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3 Events Practices that Event Planners must Follow in 2019

Hubilo Blog

In 2019 and beyond, event planners need to make sure the events they coordinate are organized around the modern consumer. Sustainability Efforts at Events are Expected. Sustainability cannot simply be an afterthought. Technology drives what consumers expect from organizations.

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Why the Sustainability of the Trade-Show Business Model is in Question

PCMA Convene

In the February 2018 issue of Convene , I explored five realities of today’s B2B buyer and how those insights can be applied to evolve the traditional expo.

The Future is Multimodal (Among Other Things), According to a New PCMA/Marriott Study

Smart Meetings

The resulting report, The Future of Meetings & Events , was released at PCMA Convening Leaders 2019 in Pittsburgh in January. From implementing zero waste to choosing sustainable venues, events are the perfect vehicle for companies to show their values by incorporating a meaningful message rather than simply talking about it. Freeman Focuses on New Data Solutions Following Sale of Encore to PSAV.

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Five key trends set to define the venue and events industry in 2019 & beyond

Event Industry News

2019 is set to be a big year for the events industry, which according to the Events are GREAT Britain report is now estimated to be worth a staggering £39.1bn. To complement this, providing healthy food options, to help sustain energy levels and keep attendees focused is also hot on the agenda for 2019. Sustainability remains a hot trend for 2019. By Emma Little, CEO and Founder of ExecSpace.

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How Five Women are Leading the Way in Hospitality

Smart Meetings

Related: Leadership Defined: 2019 Smart Women in Meetings Winners. We’re proud to have The Palms continue to lead the movement in wellness and living a sustainable lifestyle, something that we see is becoming more and more important to travelers and groups.

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Top 2019 Largest Expos in the U.S


When you look at a list of the top expos of 2019, it becomes obvious that Americans love cars. You can start your search by learning about the top 2019 largest exposed in the U.S. Finally, a 2019 expo that doesn’t feature automobiles!

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Chicago Event Profs Talk Trends for 2019

Connect Your Meetings

Here’s what Chicago meeting planners are saying about events in the Windy City, and what’s trending in 2019. Nicole Price, MBA, PMP, owner of Around Chicago Events, has seen a sustained interest in healthier food options, resulting in planners constantly evolving and enhancing their menus. “The The post Chicago Event Profs Talk Trends for 2019 appeared first on Connect Association. The Chicago meetings scene continues to flourish with few signs of slowing down.

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Why the Sustainability of the Trade-Show Business Model Is in Question

PCMA Convene

East Bay Times. While there are a number of disruptive forces that will impact the future of trade shows, the biggest risk has to do with trust. pcma ). Read More. Industry Trends News Junkie Places & Spaces

Bringing people together across divides

Conferences that Work

” More recently, Gervase Bushe’s research on generative images found transformative change involves embracing generative images, like “sustainable development”. How can we bring people together across divides? In April 2017, I posted the following to the NCDD-DISCUSSION list. (

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2019 Event Trends That Will Change the Path of Events

Endless Events

The year 2019 is almost upon us. 2019 Event Trends: Your Audience Craves Authenticity. Sustainability Is Part of the Plan. This is no longer going to fly this 2019. These data protection measures serve as the backbone of 2019’s cybersecurity efforts.

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Level Up Your Meetings in Arcade Bars

Smart Meetings

Technology alcohol barcade bars beer buyout classic cocktails combination competition craft dj eco emporium environmentally Events fighter francisco friendly games ground kontrol late level local man mario meetings music new night oregon pac portland san street sustainable up video vintage yorkSome things just go well together, like peanut butter and jelly. You can probably name a few other combinations, but one you probably weren’t thinking of is classic video games and bars.

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Top 15 Event Planning Tasks to Delegate to Others


Ultimately, the company should not sustain employees who do not want to learn. John Hunt, a professor at the London Business School, notes that only 30% of event managers think they can delegate. Of these 30%, only one of every three staff members say that they distribute tasks very well.

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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 opening ceremony of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.

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How to Make Planet-Friendly Catering Decisions

Smart Meetings

With all the news coverage of “planetary health diet” —a set of guidelines designed to promote eating habits that are good for the planet and for our bodies—sustainable food is back in the spotlight. As a recent report by Nielsen has shown, sustainable companies see a big difference in growth.

Meetings Industry Association appoints sustainability ambassador

Event Industry News

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has appointed leading venue sustainability expert Warren Campbell as an ambassador to its council to champion sustainability. As the mia moves forward with its high-profile #20PercentLess initiative encouraging the business meetings and events industry to use less single-use plastic, the association is keen to ensure sustainability and the campaign remain a key focus across all areas of its activity.

Social Proof: Use Customer Reviews to Drive Event Sales


Event reviews are considered to be real social proof of business sustainability and effectiveness, so there are definitely good reasons to use customer feedback for sales stimulus. One thing that we know about customer reviews is that they are a powerful tool for boosting sales.

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Connect Weekly: BizBash Podcast with Andy King, Sustainability Principles for Planners & More


Welcome to another edition of Aventri's Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today's meeting and events planners should know. We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond. Check out the top stories from the week of February 4-8!

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2019 Catering, Food, and Cocktail Trends You Need to Know


According to industry experts and pros, the new year will see a continuation of current trends like sustainability and special

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28th Annual Meetings Market Survey: Slower Growth Ahead

PCMA Convene

One respondent actually was hoping for a slowdown, mentioning this wish-list item for 2019: “A downturn in the market so hotels become more flexible in their revenue-management practices.”. 2019 attendance vs. 2018 attendance (projected) — +4.4 All material © 2019 by PCMA.

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Guest Blog: Can we achieve genuinely sustainable events?

Event Industry News

Nearly two years ago I was asked to create a ‘sustainable event’ by one of the world’s largest banks in the form of a trade show booth and the truth is I didn’t know where to begin. The use of sustainable materials. By Nick Marks, Found of Ecobooth.

Power Logistics to provide power monitoring equipment to all 2019 projects in industry first, as Dafydd Hirst joins to oversee its implementation

Event Industry News

In an unprecedented step by a temporary event power provider, award-winning global specialist Power Logistics has announced that all projects the company undertakes in 2019 will be supplied with power monitoring equipment and a post-show energy breakdown report. This will be the lead element in the portfolio of sustainable initiatives the company undertakes this year. Dafydd will head up the team and travel to event sites during 2019, installing the power monitoring equipment.

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6 New Year’s Resolutions to Keep in 2019 for Event Professionals

Expo Logic

We may already be a month into 2019 but the new year’s resolutions you made are still just as important as they were on January 1 st. Choosing more sustainable solutions for your events can be simple and is easier than you might think.

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How U.S. Convention Centers Are Getting Greener

PCMA Convene

Implementing sustainable practices isn’t just good for the environment — it’s also good for conferences and their attendees, as many convention centers have discovered.

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Cities & Climate Change Science Conference Leaves Impact on Edmonton

PCMA Convene

While the conference wrapped more than a year ago, its effect on Edmonton, a destination chosen because of its dedication to sustainability, remains strong. An outdoor stairway snakes from the Edmonton Convention Centre to a perch above the North Saskatchewan River.

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Guest Blog: Influencers, can they improve the brand experience?

Event Industry News

Under his leadership the now decade old business continues to experience exceptionally strong, sustainable and balanced growth. By Scott Cullather, CEO, INVNT.

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Event Heroes: How MozCon Creates an Active and Engaged Community


Any new approaches you’re planning on for 2019 and beyond? Danielle: Of course to make MozCon sustainable, we need to break even so ticket sales is a very important metric for us. Each month we interview an events professional who is breaking the mold.

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Say Hello to the New Salt Lake City International Airport

PCMA Convene

With plans for all airline ground service equipment to be converted to electric by 2024, and the ultimate goal of LEED Gold Certification, SLC is on its way to becoming one of the most sustainable airports in the country. The United States’ most on-time airport is stepping into the future.

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Bespoke Service for Events of Every Size in Singapore

PCMA Convene

Earth-friendly menus offering carefully curated dishes, where every ingredient used has a sustainable story to tell. At Marina Bay Sands, customization is key. Charity food packing activities during which delegates can bond and give back to the local community.

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How to Use AR and VR At Your Events – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

Go Green: How To Start Creating Sustainable Events. You’ve all heard about AR and VR at events. The terms have been buzzwords for years now, they are constantly on the biggest trends lists and talked about. But how do you use AR and VR at your events?

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