Make the meeting bigger!

Conferences that Work

Most of the event industry and our clients continue to assume that if you can make the meeting bigger it’s a good thing. Online and hybrid meetings have seen less drastic reductions. The event industry unduly focuses on large meetings.

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2022 Meetings Industry Survey

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings and Destinations International are partnering up to better serve you this year —with your help! We need your feedback about the biggest challenges you are facing as a meeting professional right now and how we can collectively help you going forward.

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Endless Events Presents: The 2022 Event Trends Guide!

Endless Events

Now that the celebratory dust has settled, it’s a great time to check out 2022 event trends. 2022 Event Trends Guide: What You’ll Find. The 2022 event trends guide covers nearly all aspects of the events industry: event technology, production, strategy, and more.

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SheMeansBusiness: #EventTech Founders Are Ready For 2022 

All Seated

While the last two years have been nearly impossible to predict, there is a sense of cautious optimism about what 2022 will bring. . For event technology companies, 2022 is the year to growth. “It’s Blog 2022 event predictions 2022 event trends 2022 event tech predictions

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New Year, New Ideas: Event Tech Predictions For 2022

Endless Events

It’s 2022! As the mastermind behind the top 22 event platforms to use in 2022 , he has a great grasp of where things are going in the ever-evolving world of event technology. Event Tech Predictions For 2022: A Note On The Pandemic. Can you believe it?

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14 Must-Attend Hospitality Conferences for Industry Professionals in 2022

Social Tables

As a result, many industry professionals are wondering what to expect from the top hospitality conferences of 2022. Check out what 14 of the most popular hospitality conferences of 2022 have in store: 1. International Hotel Technology Forum 2022.

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3 best practices for engaging association members in 2022

Hubilo Blog

One in-person annual conference and a few spread-out chapter meetings don’t cut it anymore. Three tips to make hosting more, smaller events more effective for you in 2022: Make your events hybrid. Excited to deliver effective member engagement in 2022?

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Back to Work 2022: Taking care of our health and wellbeing

Prestige Events Magazine

Jamie Anton, Group Director of Golf and Leisure at De Vere, a collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels and event destinations, has shared his tips to help you start your 2022 work life healthy and happy.

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getting together in 2022

SevenEvents

meet in smaller groups – whilst you or your clients or teams may not feel quite ready to hold bigger events, meeting in smaller groups is a great way to get back into socialising. we find our clients are having smaller meetings in bigger spaces to allow for more ventilation and space.

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New Year, New Approach: Four Ways AT&T is Upgrading its Event Marketing Tactics in 2022

Event Marketer

The new year offers organizations a chance to reset and reevaluate, and AT&T has wasted no time in reshaping its approach to experiential marketing to meet the needs of the modern COVID-era consumer. Following are Ward’s tips and insights on winning consumers’ hearts and minds in 2022.

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Scavenger Hunts, Mobile, Metaverse: Event Trends for 2022

Event Marketer

In fact, Netflix is extending its ticketed ($59 per vehicle) “Stranger Things” drive-through experience into a third year in 2022, with iterations planned to take place this spring in New York and San Francisco.

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What Meeting Professionals Can Learn from the Metaverse

Smart Meetings

Just as virtual meetings can’t replace in-person events, the Metaverse won’t replicate real life. Both digital solutions bring advances that can teach real-world lessons to meeting professionals looking to improve their experiences.

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De Vere share 2022 meetings and events trends predictions

Prestige Events Magazine

Gareth Warnock, Group Sales Director at De Vere, a collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels and event destinations, has shared the key factors he believes will shape the meetings and events industry in 2022.

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Events Industry Council announces 2022 Board of Directors

Event Industry News

The Events Industry Council (EIC), the voice of the global business events today announced the election of its 2022 Board of Directors. Also nominated to the 2022 Board of Directors are: Jason Dunn Sr , Immediate Past Chairman, NCBMP (National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals).

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Science Museum extends exclusive hire opportunity until June 2022

Prestige Events Magazine

The Science Museum in South Kensington has extended the option to hire the entire museum for a full day on either a Monday or Tuesday, or both, until June 2022. The Smith Centre was also used as the ministerial area and for additional meetings.

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MeetingPlay and Aventri Merge as First Big Event Tech Deal of 2022

Smart Meetings

Event platform MeetingPlay and meeting management SaaS provider Aventri announced today that they will merge to create a full-service event software company. See also: Tech Mergers Could Simplify Virtual Meeting Management.

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Saying goodbye to virtual and hello to an in-person and hybrid future.

Expo Pass

Virtual events got the job done and pushed us to completely rethink how we work, meet, and connect in every way. Vaccines and testing are making it possible to meet in person again, big events are back on the books, and tons of new hybrid event options are popping up daily.

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Spreading the Word at Convening Leaders 2022

Convene by PCMA

We are very grateful to be partnering with PCMA,” said Mempin, whose alternate title is “humanitarian logistics manager” — which also could be applied to the meeting professionals who donated their time to Sunday morning’s four-hour-long event.

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Nothing Like Meeting Happy Clients Face-to-Face! IMEX Encounters

Event Age by Swapcard

Bob Chain, Strategic Account Manager at Swapcard, was lucky enough to bump into one of his favorite clients, MaryTherese Gallagher from Ansys , onsite at the recent IMEX America 2021. She came to say "Hi!"

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Strategizing Omicron: Cancel, Postpone, Or Pivot?

Endless Events

“The idea of potentially pivoting to a fully virtual solution is not the most attractive thing for a lot of customers and meeting planners, mainly because we see a lot more virtual burnout now. “If you’re pivoting from a hybrid to a virtual meeting, then that is a lot easier.

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This Week in Travel: Covid Tests, Airline Fees and Sustainable Travel

Smart Meetings

Michael Dominguez, president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International ( ALHI ) at Smart Meetings’ 2020 Hospitality Predictions webinar. — The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 10, 2022. 1, 2022. Keeping you and your groups up to speed with weekly travel updates.

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Meetings and Your Brain: How to Turn a Digital Audience Into a Community

Convene by PCMA

Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters , is a conflict-resolution facilitator who, over the last two years, has brought thousands of people online, both for events she herself has convened and as a facilitator for other organizations.

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Keeping the zen in all your work and WFH environments.

Expo Pass

But 2022 is also a chance to rebuild our offices around things we’ve learned that make work more relaxing and maybe even easier. We’re talking afternoon walks, mornings without meetings, less Zoom, and anything that helps you do your best work each day.

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PCMA confirms Vienna for ‘Convening EMEA 2022’

Event Industry News

Following its success in 2021, Convening EMEA returns in 2022 with omnichannel hybrid event for business event leaders and professionals. Convening EMEA 2022 is an omnichannel event for EMEA business event leaders and creatives.

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Destination DC previews year ahead and discusses what’s new in DC during PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2022

Event Industry News

Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, today provided an update on the citywide outlook for 2022 and the organization’s convention sales and services strategies to attract meetings and conventions to Washington, DC. “We 15, 2022.

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7 Hub Spaces to Meet Your Attendees’ Needs

Convene by PCMA

The Promenade was the hub of Convening Leaders 2022 at Caesars Forum, offering networking spots, sponsor activations, and the Work Lounge sponsored by Visit Indy.

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Short Surge Omicron Predictions from ALHI’s Mike Dominguez

Smart Meetings

Dominguez joined Smart Meetings for a conversation about the future of the industry from PCMA Convening Leaders event at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas. For the whole spiel, listen to the full account of 2022 industry predictions on demand. Dominguez projected the end of surges in 2022.

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When Do Event Pros Need to Start Thinking about the Metaverse?

Smart Meetings

All the media coverage has meeting and events pros wondering what the metaverse means for their world. Using AR in a meeting from home or wherever they are working, employees could project keyboards, lights, whiteboards and other tech accessories they need at any time.

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Seven Fun Activities for Bringing Teams Back Together Post-COVID

Best Corporate Events

As vaccination rates rise and COVID cases fall , live business events and meetings are coming back in a big way. This program is customized to meet your organization’s unique situation and objectives.

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An Event Trend To Look Out For: 365 Community Engagement!

Endless Events

We’re talking about 365 community engagement: one of the most exciting event trends of 2022! No wonder it is one of the biggest event trends to keep an eye on in 2022!

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Smart Moves in Charleston, Nashville and More

Smart Meetings

Conrad Nashville , a Conrad Hotels & Resorts property with Hilton opening in May 2022, named Wormull general manager and Stack director of sales and marketing. The post Smart Moves in Charleston, Nashville and More appeared first on Smart Meetings. Carly Skinner.

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What Is Liminality and Why Does It Matter to Your Event?

Convene by PCMA

The fact we refer to serendipity means that in many cases there wasn’t intentional design — meeting people was happenstance.

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Return To The Starting Line: Lessons From the Race Management Industry

StraussCA

In the wake of so much uncertainty, Race Directors across Canada met for weekly zoom meetings. The association events sector is experiencing an unprecedented time of flux and uncertainty.

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This Week in Travel: 5G Chaos?

Smart Meetings

Airline and travel industry analyst, Henry Harteveldt told Smart Meetings that “the new 5G-C bandwidth can interfere with some planes’ altimeters and other equipment, potentially compromising aircraft security.”. appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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New and Renovated: Gold Standard Rooms at Nobu Caesars Palace, Spring Debuts

Smart Meetings

How Meeting Planners Can Use It: Nobu Caesars Palace refurb includes the Hakone, Sake, Nobu Penthouse and Nobu Villa suites—all prime accommodations for VIPs and CEOs. of meeting space nearby.

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AEO Forums 2022 launches Friday 11th February at BDC, London

Event Industry News

The AEO is pleased to announce the launch of its AEO Forums 2022, which will take place at BDC London on Friday 11 th February 2022.

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How to produce a hybrid event on a budget

EncoreAPAC

But this two-pronged meeting experience doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Before the pandemic, I would never believe that so many people would become comfortable with hybrid meetings,” Johnsen says. It can be a simple Microsoft Teams meeting,” Johnsen says. “If

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TODAY: Virtual Call to Arms Meeting!

Special Events

WHEN: January 19th at 2:00 PM EST

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Smart Moves in South Carolina, Missouri and More

Smart Meetings

In her prior career, she was executive director for Meet, a South Carolina company, director of sales at Visit Myrtle Beach and convention sales manager for Kingston Plantation Resort. The post Smart Moves in South Carolina, Missouri and More appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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PCMA Leads with Protocols, Inclusion and Transparency

Smart Meetings

PCMA Convening Leaders, the association’s biggest annual program, was a symbolic return to meeting for an organization that was largely virtual last year with small groups gathered around the world for watch parties and a broadcasting hub in Singapore.

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