12 Event Trends and Shifts for 2021

Attendease

In the last five years Pantone has made this interesting, including ‘ultraviolet’ and ‘greenery’ and for the complexities of 2021 they have addressed it with two colors. This eloquently sums up what 2021 will need as we return to live events.

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IMEX America 2021: Back In Las Vegas!

Endless Events

This week, Nick, Thuy, and Will review their experience at IMEX America 2021, held for the very first time at Mandalay Bay. Everyone was looking forward to going to IMEX America 2021, especially since the iconic trade show was canceled last year due to COVID.

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Introducing the 2021 Event Planning Playbook

Event Farm

So we set out to compile all the knowledge we’ve gathered so far this year to create the 2021 Event Planning Playbook and provide the answers you seek to give your traditional playbook a massive upgrade. The post Introducing the 2021 Event Planning Playbook appeared first on Event Farm.

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Why Building an Event Community is a Hot Trend for 2021

Eventmobi

The post Why Building an Event Community is a Hot Trend for 2021 appeared first on EventMobi. If the last year has shown anything, it’s that event technology can help attendees stay connected, even when meeting in person isn’t possible.

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

MPI WEC 2021: Hugs Everywhere!

Endless Events

Will attended a 15,000-person event and Thuy recently raved about her experience as a virtual attendee at PCMA EduCon 2021. In June, he flew to Las Vegas to go to Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress – or MPI WEC 2021 in short.

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Best of 2021: Resources for Meeting Professionals

Smart Meetings

The post Best of 2021: Resources for Meeting Professionals appeared first on Smart Meetings. While events were being further hybridized, event tech was getting better and smarter.

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2021 Oscars BINGO Card

Decibel Management

Though we’re starting to see the light at the end of the COVID tunnel, most of us are still planning to tune in to the 2021 Oscars at home, and we’ve got the perfect free Oscars BINGO card to help you do just that. Click here to print your 2021 Oscar Awards BINGO Card.

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Best of 2021: Meetingprof Videos to Binge

Smart Meetings

From IMEX highlights to a captivating television show for meeting planners, we’ve rounded up the best of our 2021 videos for you to binge this week. Feels Good to Be Live Again | Mid America 2021 Event Recap. Smart Meetings at IMEX America 2021. Grab your popcorn!

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The Best Virtual Event Platform for 2021: Introducing the New EventMobi Virtual Space

Eventmobi

The post The Best Virtual Event Platform for 2021: Introducing the New EventMobi Virtual Space appeared first on EventMobi. Over the past ten months we have witnessed the complete digital transformation of live events.

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Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

Why It Still Pays to Host Virtual Events in 2021

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In 2021, people who are growing weary of […]. In 2020, virtual events became a necessity. COVID-19 resulted in lockdowns, closures, and strict social distancing requirements, quickly halting all in-person events.

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Discover All the Reasons to Attend Adobe Summit 2021

Marketo Events

And as we kick off Summit 2021 in the shadow of one of the most unexpected and challenging years of our lives, it’s safe to say we’ve realized the full value of this quality, as well as our our community. Event Marketing adobe summit adobe summit 2021

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12 Event Trends and Shifts for 2021

Attendease

In the last five years Pantone has made this interesting, including ‘ultraviolet’ and ‘greenery’ and for the complexities of 2021 they have addressed it with two colors. This eloquently sums up what 2021 will need as we return to live events.

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State of the Event Industry Report: Q1 2021

EventMB

In our efforts to keep track of the state of the event industry, we surveyed EventMB readers in February/March 2021 on a number of different questions related to their experience and how they see the industry developing.

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Download 7 Exceptional Event Email Templates for Driving Attendee Engagement

Write winning event emails in minutes! Relying on decades of social science research and more recent behavioral data, we’ll show you the science-backed methods to creating a wildly successful event-marketing email campaign for almost any situation. Download the eBook today!

[Webinar] Rethink, Restart, Refresh Your Panels: Advice for 2021

Velvet Chainsaw

The post [Webinar] Rethink, Restart, Refresh Your Panels: Advice for 2021 appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw. Ring in the New Year with advice from two renowned experts on speaker coaching and panel improvement, Kristin Arnold and Sarah Michel.

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Concerts Revisited: Planning Music Events in 2021 and Beyond

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For creators in the music industry, 2020 was all about agility and adaptability. In the face of canceled or postponed live events, attendees were more hungry for entertainment than ever.

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8 Event Budget Adjustments Needed to Host Safe Events in 2021

Event Farm

Part III: 2021 Event Planning Playbook. If you’re curious about the role and responsibilities of a PCA, our 2021 Event Planning Playbook provides a job description. . The post 8 Event Budget Adjustments Needed to Host Safe Events in 2021 appeared first on Event Farm.

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2021 Virtual-Conference Big Ideas

Velvet Chainsaw

In 2020, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors were more forgiving of our virtual conferences than they will be in 2021. So the big question to ponder for 2021 and beyond is: Will those — especially global and non-members — who’ve attended virtual events this year return?

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The 5 Secrets To Thriving in a Post-Pandemic World

Speaker: Kevin Tam, Sculpture Hospitality Consultant

This webinar is about creating the mindset necessary to navigate a post-pandemic world. The last year and a half of the pandemic has wounded all of us, mentally, emotionally and financially, especially being in one of the hardest hit industries. To thrive, we have to learn how to accept it, face it, deal with it and strategize around it.

Oscars 2021: No Zoom Allowed!

Endless Events

Oscars 2021 are just around the corner and the producers of the show have announced that attending virtually won’t be a possibility this year. Oscars 2021: The Exclusivity Of It All. The first one to share his thoughts about Oscars 2021 is Nick.

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2021 Event Design Trends With Nick Borelli!

Endless Events

That’s right, Endless Events is back at it with the best content to help you navigate the 2021 landscape. And while there’s a lot to cover, we figured that there’s no best way to start January than by outlining the 2021 event design trends that will define the industry.

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PCMA EduCon 2021: A Hybrid Event Done Right!

Endless Events

Will, Thuy, and Nick revisit PCMA EduCon 2021 and share three different perspectives: one of a co-host, one of a virtual attendee, and one of an educated outside observer. PCMA EduCon 2021: Will Hosted, Thuy Attended. ” Thuy was also a part of the PCMA EduCon 2021, as an attendee.

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10 Books Every Event Planner Should Be Reading in 2021

Event Certificate

The post 10 Books Every Event Planner Should Be Reading in 2021 appeared first on EVENT PLANNING CERTIFICATE. We have rounded up a list of 10 favorite event planning books from some of the best authors in the industry.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

Our most popular articles of 2021: Expo fan favs!

Expo Pass

That does sound like 2021 in a nutshell, doesn’t it? Keep reading for our most popular articles of 2021. Our top article in 2021 was a brief rundown of our event: How to Hybrid: The Mysteries Unraveled. Ireland did this for their virtual 2021 St.

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Best of 2021: Career Accelerator Webinars

Smart Meetings

The post Best of 2021: Career Accelerator Webinars appeared first on Smart Meetings. There’s a lot of information out there about how to better your career as a meeting professional.

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How Will Hybrid Meetings Hit 2021 Budgets?

SmartMeetings

But how will it affect 2021 budgets? The post How Will Hybrid Meetings Hit 2021 Budgets? Who could have predicted a year ago that Zoom would be a major disruptive influence in the meetings industry?

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Best Health and Wellness Tips of 2021

Smart Meetings

The post Best Health and Wellness Tips of 2021 appeared first on Smart Meetings. Trends 2021 best best of calm concern covid exercise groups happy health healthy Hotels meditation new pandemic peace Planners safe safety sick smart strategy stress Tips Travel tricks wellbeing Wellness year

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

Looking Back to Look Ahead – A Reflection on 2021

Opus Agency

As 2021 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on the incredible transformation and growth we experienced this year—as an industry and an agency—and we’re looking ahead to 2022 with optimism! The post Looking Back to Look Ahead – A Reflection on 2021 appeared first on Opus Agency.

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IMEX 2021: What to Expect From IMEX America 2021

Aventri

As the industry recovers and emerges from a pandemic, we’re more excited than ever to be exhibiting at IMEX 2021. Fall is always a colossal time of the year for event shows, and this year it’s more important than ever.

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Breaking: SXSW 2021 Goes Virtual with Swapcard

Event Age by Swapcard

SXSW is taking its 2021 event virtual and has chosen Swapcard , the leading AI-powered engagement and matchmaking platform for premium events, as the official event platform

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Spotlight: Caitlin O’Malley shares how PCMA is managing Virtual & Hybrid Events in 2021

Attendease

Through this interview, you will learn from Caitlin about the success with Convening Leaders, which went hybrid in January 2021, and their plans for Educon, which will go hybrid in July. This is something that we are continuing on for this event for Educon in 2021.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

CES 2021: What Does It Mean For The Events Industry?

Endless Events

They have covered the CES 2019 in the past, and it’s high time they go over the CES 2021. Because of the unprecedented state the events industry finds itself in, the CES 2021 moved from Las Vegas into the virtual space. CES 2021: The Pros And Cons Of Going Virtual.

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24 Sustainable Event Ideas for Greener Gatherings in 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

Going green isn’t just a trend. Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid events

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Discover All the Reasons to Attend Adobe Summit 2021

Marketo Events

And as we kick off Summit 2021 in the shadow of one of the most unexpected and challenging years of our lives, it’s safe to say we’ve realized the full value of this quality, as well as our our community. Event Marketing adobe summit adobe summit 2021

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50 Awesome Virtual Event Ideas for 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

Here are the 50 best virtual event ideas for 2021. Table of Contents. First Impressions At Your Event Virtual Networking & Engagement Ideas Immersive Virtual Experience Ideas Virtual Exhibitor & Sponsor Ideas.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions