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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Event Contract Essentials in the Covid Era

SmartMeetings

event contract. Foster, CHME, an attorney with Foster, Jensen & Gulley , for an exclusive Q&A on event contract essentials in the Covid era. Listen to “Event Contract Essentials in the Covid Era” on demand.

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What Risk Factors Are Top of Mind for Association Event Organizers?

Velvet Chainsaw

Three primary risk categories are emerging as organizations weigh their options for major conferences in 2021: Mitigating financial risk. Contract concerns. In an effort to reduce and manage risks, venues and planners are adopting new contract clauses.

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How Will Hybrid Meetings Hit 2021 Budgets?

SmartMeetings

But how will it affect 2021 budgets? Contracting for the bare minimum level of technical support is a bad idea. 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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Event Contract Considerations for 2021

SmartMeetings

Over the months, Sheaks noticed more hotels and venues using liability waivers, along with enhancing safety protocols, revising contracts , signage and training. The post Event Contract Considerations for 2021 appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Event Contract Considerations for 2021

SmartMeetings

Has this year strengthened your relationship with the event contract? Over the months, Sheaks noticed more hotels and venues using liability waivers, along with enhancing safety protocols, revising contracts , signage and training.

Hybrid Event Best Practices: A Virtual-First Approach

Eventmobi

After a year of adapting to virtual-only formats, many within the events industry are eagerly predicting that 2021 will be the year of hybrid events. Planning Hybrid Events in 2021. Hybrid Event Best Practices for 2021: The Key Takeaways.

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The Complete Step-by-Step Festival Planning Guide for 2021

InitLive

Once you have found that perfect venue, you need to set a date, sign a contract, stay within budget, and make payments. In 2021, there are so many marketing channels to choose from and it's up to you to determine what channels are best to reach your target demographics.

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How Many Meetings Hotels Won’t Make It Through 2021?

MeetingsNet

It’s our forecast that 2021 will be a year of two distinct halves,” says Jan Freitag, senior vice president, lodging insights for STR. And if a group’s contracted property suspends operations during that time, “trying to find another hotel to use could be pretty tough

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How to Prepare for the Next Crisis: Event Insurance Tips

SmartMeetings

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Hotel event management software: How we helped Hotel Salem boost lead response time, get paid faster and save 62+ hours/ month

Planning Pod

Whether they’re responding to new prospects, following up with them for contract signatures or chasing down clients for payments or vital input for their event, there is rarely any free time in their schedule. Challenge: Chasing contract signatures and invoice payments wastes valuable time.

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The Road Ahead: What’s In Store for the Event Industry In 2021 & Beyond – Part Two In-Person Events

Event Leadership Institute

To forecast the landscape for in-person events in 2021 is to indulge in paradox, perfectly encapsulated in the events of the last several days. With demand for in-person event venues and vendors at historically low levels, expect supply to contract.

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How to Start an Event Venue Business: Two Experts Share 20 Secrets for Opening an Event Space

Planning Pod

Planning Pod’s all-in-one platform gives new event facilities 20+ easy-to-use tools to set up systems for managing booking calendars, sales, client communications, contracts, billing, payments and more.

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Eventory’s integration with CRM systems: how to use data from events to grow sales and marketing?

Eventory

Eventory’s integration with Salesforce and Livespace gives the organizers insight into data and processes required to increase the number of new contracts. Events play a crucial role in companies’ business strategy as they facilitate building relationships with their audience.

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The Road Ahead: What’s In Store for the Event Industry In 2021 & Beyond – Part Three Virtual Events

Event Leadership Institute

In Part Two of this series where I focused on in-person events, I talked about the difficult—but necessary—contraction on the supply side (at venues, hotels, and other suppliers) to deal with the dramatic drop in demand. 2021: The Year of the UX.

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Third venue contracted to government as etc.venues’ Marble Arch venue becomes Vaccination Centre

Event Industry News

Prospero House has been operating as a Court since August 2020 and Maple House opened on 3 March 2021. etc.venues has worked with NHS England to transform its venue at Garfield House, Marble Arch, London into a Covid Vaccination Centre, opening on 8 March.

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I Just Completed the First Meeting & Event Management Master’s Program in North America—Here’s What I Learned

SmartMeetings

My event management company was hit hard, and I was hindered after having contracted COVID-19 myself (it’s no joke—take it from a long-hauler still feeling the effects a year later). 2021 brings not only optimism, but also an opportunity to be at the forefront of an industry in transition.

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Honeybook vs Dubsado vs Planning Pod vs 17hats – Event Business Management Software Competitors, Alternatives & Pricing

Planning Pod

Proposals & Contracts. And you can have unlimited leads, proposals, contracts and invoices in your account at all times. A configurable workflow that lets you set up a linear process of your business flow (like proposal to contract to signature to invoice payment).

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How to Safely Return to In-Person and Hybrid Events

Bizzabo

For a deep dive into how event marketers are approaching virtual in 2021, check out these virtual event benchmarks. Venue Contracts. Venue contracts will also look much different than they did pre-COVID.

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Ensuring Compliance During COVID at In-Person Events

PCMA Convene

Whether participants plan to serve in the PCA role themselves, delegate, or contract coverage, the course is designed to help them ensure best practices for the safest execution of in-person events.

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When Is the Right Time to Host Your Event Live?

SmartMeetings

Finances and Contracting. How flexible are the terms of your venue and supplier partners’ contracts if you need to cancel the event? When planning an event, we’ve always had to weigh factors, such as holidays and seasons, that helped determine the best time to host it.

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What Business Events Pros Learned in 2020

PCMA Convene

Hybrid events, like the recent Convening Leaders 2021 which help a live event at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore (above), are the next iteration of events during the pandemic.

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Event center software: How Camrose Regional Exhibition saved 480 hours a month and two salaries using our tools

Planning Pod

And we didn’t have a floor plan software, so we were contracting that out and paying someone to do it.”. Quickly collect electronic signatures from your clients on proposals and contracts.

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GL events UK to Deliver Camera Towers to The Open

Event Industry News

GL events UK has been formally appointed by R&A Championships Limited and their Consultant Engineers, Fairhurst, to provide TV Tower Scaffold Services at The Open, in a four-year contract which runs from 2021 to 2024 inclusive.

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Tripleseat vs. Caterease vs. Gather vs. Planning Pod – Venue Management Software Competitors, Alternatives & Pricing

Planning Pod

Sales Documents & Tools (Proposals, Contracts, etc.). And you can also capture electronic signatures for both proposals and contracts, turning a manual process into an automated one that saves time.

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Q&A Jason Dunn, CTA: Chin Up

SmartMeetings

Our interactions are bigger than booths and contracts. Title : Group Vice President of Diversity Sales and Inclusion, Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau and Chairman of National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP).

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11 Couples Share Why They Were Happy to Have a Planner Amidst Planning During the Pandemic

EventSource

Iris immediately helped us brainstorm options: First, she coordinated with every single one of our vendors to secure a new date for 2021 so we could have the party we dreamed of then!

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Wedding planning software: How we helped Blush by Brandee Gaar simplify processes and streamline her wedding planner business

Planning Pod

Each new contract would take him roughly 20 minutes just to transmit the data to their various programs. Just to write a contract, I would watch him go through all these crazy processes,” she said. “I I thought, ‘There is no way it should take us this long to process a contract.’”.

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California Lifts F2F Meeting Restrictions, but Not Completely

MeetingsNet

Those who are vaccinated [but contract the virus] generally have seen very mild symptoms,” he added. “If As of June 15, indoor gatherings can take place with participants wearing masks.

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The Evolution of ROI Measurement for Meetings

SmartMeetings

When the stakes grew into 7- and 8-figure contracts and more, the scales were tipped and companies needed additional metrics to justify their investments. Sponsorship is not a creation of meeting organizers or even the modern capitalist economy.

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Booking Meeting Venues Site Unseen

PCMA Convene

It wasn’t COVID-19 that kept Sandra Geiger, a global account executive with ConferenceDirect, from visiting Hotel Effie, a 250-room hotel in Sandestin, Florida, before she signed a contract for an association group meeting in July — it was because the hotel was still under construction.

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Digital Event Experiences That Go Places

PCMA Convene

Recognizing how the loss of events has impacted ASH’s 2020 host destination, Bill’s team contracted with around 35 convention services staff who had been laid off or furloughed from San Diego hotels and the convention center. Michelle Russell.

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Conference Planning: A Step-by-Step Checklist for Success

InitLive

It is important to keep track of each vendor’s contract and deliverables to ensure there are no surprises when they start work. The Complete Step-by-Step Festival Planning Guide for 2021.

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Marriott’s COVID Testing Capabilities: A New Standard?

Endless Events

You don’t immediately contract it and start spreading it. Recently, Marriott International announced COVID-19 testing capabilities if you wish to book one of their hotels for an event.

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‘A Long Way to Go’: Event Industry Leaders Reflect on Diversity, Opportunities, and Challenges

Event Leadership Institute

How widely publicized are leadership paths and training opportunities that help African-Americans move into the C-Suite and help African-American entrepreneurs receive large contracts?

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Will Covid Make the Meetings Industry Stronger?

SmartMeetings

More : How Will Hybrid Meetings Hit 2021 Budgets? Contracting for the bare minimum level of technical support is a bad idea. Who could have predicted a year ago that Zoom would be a major disruptive influence in the meetings industry?

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What to Do (and What Not to Do) When Your Bridesmaid is Also a Bride to Be

EventSource

On the bright side, having a close friend that actually wants to talk all the nitty-gritty details of wedding planning (think florals, vendor contracts etc) can definitely come in handy when you need to vent to someone who gets it.

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Culture Recovery Fund Round Two awards announced in England

Event Industry News

April 2021 begins with the announcement of successful applicants to the Arts Council England managed Cultural Recovery Fund Round Two (CRF2), which distributes money from UK Government’s £1.57bn pot of Covid-19 support for culture.

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Planners Face Changes in Their Hotel-Sales Relationships

MeetingsNet

On Global Meetings Industry Day, hospitality-sales veterans detailed how availability, contracting, and staffing will be different for meetings after the pandemic.

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Prospect Research | Find New Leads For Your Nonprofit

InitLive

Sarah is responsible for managing the production and customer support department concerning client contract fulfillment, increasing retention rate and customer satisfaction. As a modern fundraiser, you already know that donor data is a cornerstone of effective nonprofit fundraising.

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