IMEX 2021 cancellation

Event Industry News

Statement from IMEX website: It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of IMEX in Frankfurt 2021, due to take place at Messe Frankfurt from 25 – 27 May. We know the timing of our announcement comes as a blow so early in 2021.

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Hospitality Helping Hands Has Far Reach

PCMA Convene

12, more than 50 business event professionals came together online for Hospitality Helping Hands, PCMA’s pre-conference social responsibility opportunity. The digital platform provided an opportunity to benefit a community located far away from destinations hosting group events. “In

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Swapcard acquires Avolio, Inc. and integrates registration into event platform

Event Industry News

Swapcard , the Paris-based leading AI-powered engagement and matchmaking platform for premium virtual and hybrid events, announced this week its acquisition of Avolio, Inc., a registration platform headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and its event management software, IPReg.

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World’s largest exhibitions operator says physical events to return this year, as vaccine hopes spark recovery in consumer confidence

Event Industry News

Shares in Informa rose almost 2% on Wednesday, after the world’s biggest exhibition operator said that 2021 is likely to be a year of “return of physical events,” as hopes of COVID-19 vaccines spark a recovery in consumer confidence.

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Nick Borelli Joins Allseated! 

All Seated

At the same time, he began his events career working in catering. Nick introduced the idea of blogging in the 2000s to attendees of Catersource as well as social media strategies at The Special Event where he was a perennial speaker for ten years. .

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Hot off the press: Swapcard Acquires Avolio, Inc. and Integrates Registration Into Event Platform

techsytalk

a registration platform headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and its event management software, IPReg. Coming off a skyrocketing year with more than 1,570 successful virtual events run on Swapcard in 2020, we experienced unprecedented growth. We're hosting our second virtual event, Evolve 2.0,

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The time is now: Why there is no better time than now to go on sale for 2021

Event Industry News

Thanks to pent-up demand, decreased competition and the roll-out of coronavirus vaccines, Festicket and Event Genius Marketing Director Luis Sousa explains why there is no better time than now to go on sale for 2021.

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Liverpool mass testing sparks fresh hope for Grand National and other major 2021 events

Event Industry News

The Grand National and other major events set to take place in Liverpool next year have been given fresh hope after the city took a crucial role at the centre of the UK’s first mass testing operation.

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Globex update: Global exhibitions market to contract by c.70% in 2020

Event Industry News

The global exhibitions market is set to contract by c.70% in 2020, according to the latest Globex updated 2020 forecast released today by strategy consultancy, AMR International.

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PCMA Releases Updated Business Events Compass Report

Event Industry News

PCMA today released an update to Business Events Compass , an actionable framework of insights and strategies for business event professionals and their business partners during the pandemic and beyond. Comprehensive Global Methodology.

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Top 7 Event Management Software Companies

SmartMeetings

If you plan events, the Technavio 2017-2021 market research report on global event management software will definitely catch your eye. According to the tech research and advisory company, the market’s seven key players are Cvent, EMS Software, etouches, Eventbrite, Lanyon Solutions, XING Events and Ungerboeck Systems International. The global event-management software market size is projected to grow to USD 1.64

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Hybrid Events: A Short-Term Solution or Long-Term Strategy?

Eventmobi

Are hybrid events a short-term solution to current conditions or a long-term shift in the events space? We asked Event Planners if they are planning to incorporate a hybrid strategy for events going forward, and if yes, to share their insights into how that will work. Adeola Fowodu, Celebration Events Management. I do believe that a hybrid of “Virtual and In-Person” events is here to stay on a long term basis. Covesa Gragg, Covesa Kelly Events.

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Here’s Some Hybrid Event Inspiration For You!

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Hybrid Inspo: 5 Hybrid Event Examples To Inspire Your Process. ? With everything going virtual, make sure you’re up to date with all the information you need to plan a virtual event by downloading our Virtual Events Handbook!

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IBTM World 2020 transitions to a virtual event.

Event Industry News

IBTM Events today announces that IBTM World 2020 will transition to being a virtual event this year. We remain committed and supportive partners of IBTM World and together we very much look forward to hosting the global events industry in Barcelona next year.”.

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COVID-safe Trek 26 fundraising event delivered by massive for Alzheimer’s Society

Event Industry News

In the face of blanket cancellations of events, decimation of fundraising and increasing restrictions around mass gatherings, Alzheimer’s Society successfully delivered a COVID-safe physical fundraising event on Saturday 12th September.

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ELI Virtual Event Profile: CloudBees DevOps 2020

Event Leadership Institute

For the last several years, CloudBees has hosted DevOps World – a combo industry, user conference, and open source community event. In 2019, a total of 3,000 IT executives, software developers, and community contributors attended the events. Developing the Event Plan.

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Mapping the Way Forward

SmartMeetings

From the front lines in Reno, Nevada, Mark McMinn, vice president of meeting and event sales with Grand Sierra Resort , sees pent-up demand on the leisure side, but he is restricted when it comes to bringing attendees back to the ballroom. What if someone gets sick at the event?

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Out of this world! New #eventtech allows you to take selfies from space!

Event Industry News

The brand-new technology uses satellite imagery to take photographs of different areas of the world, making it ideal to capture large outdoor events. Users download the app, select the event to which they are attending and receive instructions on where to be and when. It is aimed at large sporting and cultural events and was unofficially tested at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. It will allow organisers of large-scale events to monitor attendance. More in 2021….

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5 Steps to Boosting Employee Morale During Tough Times

SmartMeetings

As cases continue to rise and states reverse re-opening and go back into lockdown (as France and Germany have recently done country-wide), we have had to accept the fact that “business as usual” will not return until (hopefully) some point in 2021.

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Get Smart! There Was Never a Better Time to Up Your Game

SmartMeetings

An experiential event strategist for an association for the past five years, she’s just become associate vice president overseeing events at Women in Cable Telecommunications, in Washington, D.C. in meeting and event management. based Events Industry Council (EIC).

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Ashanti Bentil-Dhue and Gabrielle Austen Browne launch Diversity Ally- a consultancy and membership organisation to improve diversity in the events industry

Event Industry News

Following the tragic death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter global protests has caused the events, MICE and hospitality community to recognise we have an issue around the lack of diversity in our industry. Diversity Ally has been founded by two experienced events professionals passionate about moving the diversity needle in events and creating inclusive workspaces. . Priya Narain – Co-Founder – Event First Steps.

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 The session was focused, however, not just on talking about the issues, but on how solutions to those problems can come through the business events industry. “We

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IMEX America announce cancellation of 2020 event

Event Industry News

Our industry has been impacted heavily by the global lockdowns and travel restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we know how many of you were looking forward to coming together again in Las Vegas this fall. We’re acutely aware that since lockdown began, IMEX America 2020 has come to represent a beacon of hope for the entire business events community. Message from Ray and Carina.

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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? So stay tuned: Joseph Pine and James Gilmore, who have just published a 20th-anniversary edition of their seminal The Experience Economy , have promised to share with us in an upcoming issue what attendees now expect in terms of their event experience, and how that has evolved over two decades. I’m curious how the events industry will respond to this challenge.

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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? So stay tuned: Joseph Pine and James Gilmore, who have just published a 20th-anniversary edition of their seminal The Experience Economy , have promised to share with us in an upcoming issue what attendees now expect in terms of their event experience, and how that has evolved over two decades. I’m curious how the events industry will respond to this challenge.

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