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Mike Dominguez: Hotel, F&B Prices Aren’t Going Down, and Other Predictions for 2023

Smart Meetings

As meeting professionals begin to plan events for 2023, Mike Dominguez, president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), joined Editorial Director JT Long for his annual Smart Chat Live! He saw international air lift as a bottleneck constricting global events. “We

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Maverick Live are thrilled to announce the appointment of three key hires to kick off 2023!

Event Industry News

Vicky Cruse (Senior Event Producer), Lucy Russell (Event Producer) and Cathryn Rigby (Accounts & HR Manager) have all joined the thriving Warrington based start-up. Prior to that she spent 2 years as Event Manager at The Hut […].

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How Meeting Profs Can Improve Event Engagement

Smart Meetings

The success of an event includes many factors. Where event profs hope to give event attendees a vibrant, appealing and informative session, it may come off more as an information dump for some. Have other areas around the event where groups can hear and listen.

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Cleansing Your Workplace Aura for a Successful Business Year

Glow Global Events

Here at Glow Global, we ring a chime at 2:15 p.m. In turn, a cleansed workplace aura provides a sturdy foundation to achieve your 2023 goals. If those goals include flawlessly executed events, get in touch with us today to share the details. Event Planning

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Is the UK doing enough to Support Domestic Events; Cambridge Union’s Great Debate

Prestige Events Magazine

Last week it was the event industries’ turn to debate and Ben Parker, Head of Events at Unlocked was in attendance. For international travellers, applying for a UK Visa is not only expensive compared to most destinations, it is also one of the longest application processes globally.

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How deglobalisation is benefitting event planners and local suppliers

Prestige Events Magazine

A number of recent world events and geopolitical tensions, such as the US-China trade wars, COVID-19 and, more recently, the war between Ukraine and Russia. Most companies will have established sustainability and corporate responsibility policies that cover the way they organise their events.

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Wales to host the world’s biggest culinary event in 2026

Event Industry News

The world’s biggest culinary event is coming to Wales in 2026. Wales defeated Italy 28-24 in a final vote, announced by Worldchefs, to host the global event which is expected to attract 1,000 chefs and more than 5,000 visitors from 100-plus countries around […].

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Glow Global Events 2022 Recap: A Year of Purpose

Glow Global Events

Our partnerships led to events with great power and deep meaning. 2022 was another exciting year for Glow Global Events. Our Glow-Getters were hard at work on touchstone events for our longstanding clients and our ever-expanding roster. In 2023, Glow Global turns 25!

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New Privacy Regulations for Event Data Coming in 2023

MeetingsNet

state’s standards being enacted in 2023. That has big implications for us as designers of events, and we need to take that into account If the way you handle attendees’ information doesn’t meet the EU’s GDPR standards, it may not meet some U.S.

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How Four Major Global Events Pivoted from In-Person to Virtual

Attendease

The novel coronavirus outbreak has had a significant impact on the events industry, from venues and vendors to speakers and sponsors. We feel great sympathy for all affected by COVID-19 and the ripple effects this global pandemic has caused.”.

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More In-person Meetings in 2023, Says Amex GBT Forecast

Smart Meetings

This is expected to continue well into 2023, according to a new report, “ 2023 Global Meetings and Events Forecast ,” by American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT). Global in-person attendance is predicted to rise 3.3%

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ExCeL on track to deliver major expansion programme putting London at forefront of global events after successful completion of first build phase

Event Industry News

The 25,000sqm (270,000sqft) expansion at the carbon neutral venue will create additional state-of-the-art ICC convention facilities, exhibition halls and conference rooms, together with stunning outdoor spaces – all helping to put London at the forefront of the global events industry.

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Secrets for Engaging Platform-agnostic Association Meetings

Smart Meetings

The good news is that the associations are returning to in-person events in great numbers. The challenge is designing events that speak to the needs of an audience that changed over the last three years. O’Grady advises watching for an increase in VR events and the Metaverse.

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Best of 2022: Event Security and Safety

Smart Meetings

Event security comes in different shapes and sizes. states will see new data privacy laws in 2023, which could change how planners approach the way they gather attendee information. The post Best of 2022: Event Security and Safety appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Eventscase celebrates its tenth anniversary by closing a new round of investment

Event Industry News

Eventscase, the all-in-one event management software, celebrated its 10th anniversary last September. This financial backing will enable the technology company to move forward with a new acquisition strategy that is expected to materialise in 2023.

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FICP’s Annual Conference Gave Back, Set Records

Smart Meetings

The community give-back portion of the event also included an activation that led to attendees assembling 500 water filters through the W|W Filter Build Experience. 1, 2023. Squeglia , CMP, independent contractor with RLC Events, will serve as immediate past chair.

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IMEX Reinforces Prospects of Event Industry Recovery

EventMB

Organizers reported 9,000 attendees, including close to 3,000 buyers, and 2,300 exhibiting companies taking part, making it the largest event industry trade show to take place since the start of the Covid pandemic. This is the first major international event industry show for many.

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Results from a Healthy IMEX Challenge

Smart Meetings

The biggest events conference in the world is a marathon in itself with participants reporting that they recorded 10,000, 20,000 or more steps walking the floor and hoofing it to after-parties. Read More: Planning Starts for IMEX America 2023.

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Event Exhale: Navigating & Overcoming Today’s Event Planning Challenges

Event Farm

Event planning has changed drastically since the COVID-19 pandemic—from cancellations and postponements to the new wave of virtual and hybrid events, event planners had to pivot quickly in order to stay afloat. Couldn’t join us for Event Exhale?

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EventsCase announces its successful certification as a sustainable resource for events

Event Industry News

EventsCase achieves the EventSost accreditation as a sustainable resource by demonstrating its ability to improve sustainable event management results. The platform will enjoy this certification until 2023. Eliminating waste derived from disassembling the stand for events.

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Bigger than Hogmanay – independent report finds Royal Highland Show contributes more to Edinburgh’s economy than Hogmanay celebrations 

Event Industry News

Scotland’s largest outdoor event found to contribute £39.5m Held every year in June, the event attracts in the region of 200,000 visitors across four days to celebrate the best of Scotland’s food, farming and rural life. The 2023 Royal Highland Show takes place 22 nd – 25 th June 2023.

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New Dates for Event Tech Live Las Vegas + Digital Tech Summit Launch

Event Industry News

Event Tech Live (ETL) Las Vegas will take place next spring rather than this summer. Adam Parry, co-founder of Event Tech Live, comments: “The appetite for ETL Vegas is there, no question, and the dice may have fallen for us. Event Tech Live Summit: June 8, 2022.

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QEII welcomes new non-executive directors Mark Riches and Lindsey Hoy

Event Industry News

Mark is an experienced business leader, strategic thinker, developer of talent, and specialist in event marketing. Having co-founded global events agency FIRST, he has extensive creative, commercial and international experience, working for some of the world’s top brands.

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AGF announce first speakers for Green Events & Innovations Conference

Event Industry News

The Green Events and Innovations Conference (GEI 15), the foremost conference for sustainable events is delighted to announce the first speakers for the 15th edition, which will take place on 28th February 2023 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. .

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Tips and Takeaways from the 20th Experiential Marketing Summit

Event Marketer

Despite the progress made in the return to in-person, event marketers are facing a new set of challenges related to meeting the expectations of changed audiences and fighting the urge to return to the status quo of pre-pandemic programming. Embrace corporate-wide event strategies.

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How Top Meeting Profs Give Thanks

Smart Meetings

As a strategist, I look forward to integrating wellness and business metrics into events, going far beyond green smoothies and yoga; and emphasizing conversation, social interaction, mindfulness, relationship building, problem-solving, emotional intelligence, and the power of communities.

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Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge Launches With Broad Industry Support

Convene by PCMA

10 during a COP26 session where the event industry’s Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge was introduced. With the launch of the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge on Nov. 15, 120 events industry stakeholders, including PCMA, have signed the pledge. Kai Hattendorf, speaks Nov.

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UBQ Is Turning Garbage into Events

Smart Meetings

UBQ Materials, developer of the world’s first bio-based thermoplastic, is helping create the first global event built from landfill waste. We can supply the most climate-positive kind of plastic material…that are used in event production.”.

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Focus on Sustainability at Largest IMEX America Yet

Smart Meetings

The return of thousands of global buyers and exhibitors to IMEX America 2022 next week at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas could be a sign that the industry is bouncing back stronger than ever, according to Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group.

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Focus on Sustainability at Largest IMEX America Yet

Smart Meetings

The return of thousands of global buyers and exhibitors to IMEX America 2022 next week at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas could be a sign that the industry is bouncing back stronger than ever, according to Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group.

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MPI WEC Inspired Action in San Francisco

Smart Meetings

The much-anticipated launch of in-person European Meetings and Events Conference was announced for Brighton, England, March 2023 where the group has grown to 700 European members.

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AHLA, Questex to launch industry-leading event “The Hospitality Show”

Event Industry News

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Questex announced a collaboration to launch “ The Hospitality Show” , an innovative new hospitality event to be held June 27-29, 2023 at The Venetian Las Vegas.

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5 Biggest Challenges to Impact Events Industry in 2019 & Beyond

e2m.live

The following data showcase the significance of events industry in the global economy: a) In the U.S., the events industry contributes more to GDP than even movie production (source: A survey conducted by Meeting Professionals International). Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is expected that the events industry will generate employment at the rate of 11% from 2016 to 2026. c) It is expected that the global event management market will worth 8.5

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Event Industry Trends & Stats

InGo

Even with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic reverberating throughout the industry, there is no doubt that events remain a critical part of most businesses’ overall strategy. But, challenges remain in ensuring a truly successful hybrid event.

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Event Industry Trends & Stats

InGo

Even with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic reverberating throughout the industry, there is no doubt that events remain a critical part of most businesses’ overall strategy. Event apps. Event management software. Event technology adoption.

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Events May Turn Away From States Where Abortion is Now Illegal

EventMB

including the events industry. Many planners are vowing not to have events in states with anti-abortion policies. Companies have responded to the ruling in a slew of ways, those immersed in the events industry included.

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Top 10 Sustainable Event Suppliers

Event Industry News

Sustainability should now be top of the agenda when planning events and experiences. In this feature we showcase suppliers who are environmentally responsible, check them out here and contact them to take your future events to the next level. BMA House – Modern events with heritage.

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19 Event Trends That Will Shake Up Meetings & Group Business in 2019

Social Tables

What does it mean to be a part of the events industry in 2019? For venues and planners, that means looking into the crystal ball to get ahead of event trends and expectations. Here, we cover the top 19 trends which promise to shake up event planning and hospitality in 2019 and beyond. Industry Performance Trends Attendee Experience Trends Meeting Destination Trends Event Technology Trends Meeting Design Trends. So will live events.). Event Technology Trends.

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