Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

Velvet Chainsaw

The sponsor and partner activations were a key feature and a hub for the meeting. The post Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020 appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

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Should meetings be efficient?

Conferences that Work

Should meetings be efficient ? “Yes” say thousands of books on how to improve business meetings. But “No”, when we’re taking about most meeting industry events. Obviously there are aspects of meeting events that should be efficient whenever possible.

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The meeting industry coronavirus silver lining

Conferences that Work

Despite the terrible impacts of the coronavirus on the meeting industry, there’s a silver lining. The meeting industry is reeling under a wave of cancellations, postponements, and uncertainty. 1—Virtual meetings will replace many broadcast-style meeting sessions.

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Travel Megatrends 2020: Data’s Breakthrough for Events

Skift

An illustration of meeting attendees gathered around a giant holographic tablet. How these all-in-one tools evolve is starting to shape the future of the meetings industry. Meetings & Events meetings meetingsiq megatrends 2020

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Top 2020 Event Conferences

Attendease

Opening the doors for new business prospects, these conferences are places where the top professionals meet and showcase their innovative concepts and bold theories for the future. Needless to say, 2020 is set to be another bar-raising year for event management professionals.

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How Abu Dhabi is Approaching Meetings and Events in 2020

Skift

Skift Take: As event planners transition to experience designers, destination selection will be an asset to delivering better meetings and events in 2020. Meetings & Events abu dhabi abu dhabi convention bureau meetings and events megatrends megatrends 2020

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Will Work for Goodwill

Velvet Chainsaw

At VCC, we were tracking to have a banner year in 2020. Lisa Block, Sarah Michel, Bill MacDonald, Betsy Bair and I have all spent most of our professional lives in the meetings industry.

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What Meeting Trends We’ll Be Watching in 2020

PCMA Convene

The editors of Convene looked back over 2019, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2020? In 2020, we’ll see another kind of evolution in the catering world with some new — non-human — faces in the kitchen.

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2020 Event Tech Trends That Will Shape The Year

Endless Events

Welcome to another episode of #EventIcons, and this time around we’re talking 2020 event tech trends! So now it’s time for the 2020 event tech trends to shine! Lindsay immediately asks our guests about the two biggest trends for event profs will be in 2020.

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EventsCase to demo latest features at International Confex 2020

Event Industry News

Better still – you can see it in action at International Confex 2020. Head to stand J07C4 between February 25-26 to see how the EventsCase platform is breathing new life into conferences, exhibitions, private meetings, trade shows and more.

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Video: Top Five Event Trends for 2020

Skift

Here's five of the most pressing trends for event professionals in 2020. Meetings & Events Travel Services EventMB events meetings sustainability the venetian resort las vegas

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Live From PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 It’s #EventIcons!

Endless Events

This week’s edition of #EventIcons comes to you from PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 ! And they are here today to share all of their best experiences at PCMA Convening Leaders 2020, as well as their perspective on running events.

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Tobacco Dock unveils 2020 vision

Event Industry News

On 23 rd January, Tobacco Dock welcomed 120 guests from the UK’s leading event agencies, exhibition organisers and venue finders, as well as over 100 corporate clients, to showcase its exciting plans for 2020.

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52eight3 asks “Is your event PR-worthy?” at International Confex 2020

Event Industry News

In addition to exhibiting and speaking, 52eight3 will also be hosting the first UK edition of Women In Event Tech Meet Up 2020 on Tuesday 25 th February in partnership with the Event Technology Awards.

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Invest in Your Speakers to Grow Your Value Proposition

Velvet Chainsaw

To elevate the educational value of your meeting, work with your speakers to move them from information-givers to sense-makers. Providing speaker training on adult learning principles that leverages the intellectual equity in the room is essential for making your meeting content valuable.

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Virtual Events Will Be Key in 2020  – Here’s How to Transition Yours 

Guidebook

A mobile app makes this possible; just load your documents ahead of the virtual event, and attendees will be able to flip through materials as they watch the meeting. The post Virtual Events Will Be Key in 2020 – Here’s How to Transition Yours appeared first on Guidebook Blog.

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EventsAIR to showcase latest 6th Gen event management software at Confex 2020

Event Industry News

Don’t miss your chance to experience EventsAIR ’s 6 th Generation event management software at International Confex 2020 from 25 th -26 th February. Conference News Event Technology Exhibition News Featured News Confex Confex 2020 EventsAIR International Confex

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Searcys starts 2020 with significant investment in service & team development

Event Industry News

As part of its ongoing hospitality strategy, Searcys has strengthened its meetings and events business, which experienced significant growth over 2018 and 2019. A focus on recognising and rewarding team excellence is at the heart of Searcys’ 2020 vision.

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The 2020 Guide to Strategic Meetings Management

Aventri

You have major events to plan and need to satisfy rising attendee and meeting owner expectations. Meetings Management featuredThey want more engagement, more immersive experiences, more return on investment, and much more.

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Teach Your Sponsors Well

Velvet Chainsaw

If you, as a conference organizer or meeting owner, think selling sponsorships at your event is just about those four to five days when thousands gather face-to-face, think again.

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35 Must Attend Events For Event Planners in 2020

Bizzabo

We encourage every event planner to mark their calendars for the following 35 events and conferences in 2020. Attending these conferences will allow you to learn more about the events industry and meet other event professionals. International Confex 2020. The Special Event 2020.

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Working Smarter With Knowledge

Conferences that Work

He’s just made available , under a Creative Commons license, his free downloadable field guide for the networked knowledge worker: Working Smarter Field Guide 2020. A shoutout to Harold Jarche for his continuing explorations and advice about working smarter with knowledge.

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Eventprofs Happy Hour — Feelings Edition

Conferences that Work

We used the #ephh hashtag, and announced meetings via the @epchat Twitter account. It was an opportunity for meeting professionals from all over the world to meet and connect. Complete instructions for joining this online Zoom meeting can be found here.

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Six Cities We Can’t Wait To See In 2020

Coterie Spark

It’s 2020, the start of a new year, a new decade, and the year the Coterie Spark turns 8 ! Here are just some of the cities where you’ll see us in 2020. We get to visit our neighbor to the East not once, but twice in 2020!

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3 Noteworthy Trends for Event Strategists to Explore in 2020

Experient

A recent Forrester report caught our eye, as it touched on several business trends that will also impact the event strategists and the industry: PREDICTIONS 2020: On the Precipice of Far-Reaching Change. Shifting Our Gaze to 2020. Tech-driven innovation – that’s the mandate for 2020.

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Confex 2020. Introducing our Economy as a Service Software

Oveit

For the last 37 years, event professionals from all over the world meet up in London for International Confex, Each February brands, agencies, […]. The post Confex 2020.

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Event Rentals Projected to Rise in 2020 But Coronavirus Cancellations May Add Uncertainty

Skift

Event rentals are set to lead the way for overall rental growth in 2020, bit it remains to be seen how the coronavirus outbreak and its fallout will impact this positive outlook. Meetings & Events Rentals & Shares event planning event tech Meetings Innovation Report rentals

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Life lesson: Rescuing the child in the coal cellar

Conferences that Work

Julie Zhuo (@joulee) January 7, 2020. Amanda Goetz (@AmandaMGoetz) January 7, 2020. Rather than regret I didn’t meet little Adrian earlier, I’m happy that he is with me now. What’s your most important life lesson that you wish you learned ten years earlier?

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IBTM postpones IBTM Asia Pacific 2020

Event Industry News

We are committed to Singapore as a host city and look forward to returning to the region very soon to meet with as many customers and partners as possible.” Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that it has postponed the inaugural edition of IBTM Asia Pacific in Singapore to 13-14 April 2021.

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Conference Eastbourne at International Confex 2020

Event Industry News

Providing a mix of unique, multi-use spaces supported by AV and on-site catering with meeting space for 2 – 850 people. Conference Eastborne will be exhibiting at International Confex 2020 Stand C34C.

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IBTM Asia Pacific cancels 2020 show over coronavirus concerns

Event Industry News

IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, has postponed its 2020 IBTM Asia Pacific trade show due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. We are committed to Singapore as a host city and look forward to returning to the region very soon to meet with as many customers and partners as possible.

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Women who Inspire Women for International Women’s Day 2020

SmartMeetings

Here at Smart Meetings , we’re celebrating International Women’s Day all month long. As a business owner myself, Carina inspires me to push my own boundaries and exercise my voice for the betterment of the meetings and events industry.”

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Taking your first event online – what you need to consider

Gallus Events

meetings: this is all possible. Many organisations are scrambling to get their next event online. For some their ‘next’ event will also be there first online event. So what do you need to consider if you are taking your event online for the first time?

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International AGF Awards 2020 announce shortlist of Worlds Greenest Festivals

Event Industry News

Awards are given across 10 important sustainability categories, including the top accolade of the International Greener Festival Award 2020. The International AGF Award ceremony is accessible to GEI, ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) and ILMC delegates.

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2020 Event Strategy Guide

Attendease

In 2020, events are going to become an even stronger pillar of B2B and B2C marketing. Top B2B Chief Marketing Officers plan to allocate almost 30% of their marketing budget to event planning in 2020. Need professional help with planning your 2020 events?

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The Story Behind #GMIDGoesVirtual

SmartMeetings

Editor’s Note: Smart Meetings asked Anh Nguyen, one of the driving forces behind the push to take Global Meeting Industry Day virtual on April 14 and turn it into a record-breaking show of force, to share the origin story of the movement and hashtag in her own words.

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CONVENE 2020 continues to shape the Baltic Region’s meetings & events Industry

Event Industry News

Vilnius is abuzz with meetings and events professionals networking at the LITEXPO Exhibition and Congress Centre for the eighth edition of CONVENE. Plus, meeting planners coming from Benelux and the UK have increased by 5% this year.

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Share information; don’t hoard it

Conferences that Work

‘And the men [sic*] who had the same or similar problems to meet in the actual running of their employers’ businesses found that an exchange of views and ideas benefitted them without hurting their employers.'” Why would you want to share information, not hoard it?

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How to run a human spectrogram map

Conferences that Work

Whenever I open a meeting I run a human spectrogram map, allowing participants to quickly discover everyone at the meeting who lives (or works) near them.

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How to Binge Your Way to an Advanced Meetings Career

SmartMeetings

Meeting professionals who use a slow-down in face-to-face meetings due to coronavirus (COVID-19) containment measures to work on their skills will be prepared to thrive when a new events marketplace emerges after the all-clear sign.

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