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Why Event Planners Need Humane Event Tech

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Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Podcast Technology

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16 Ways Event Planners Can Avoid Burnout

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Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash Skift Take: There’s no magic cure for burnout. The best way to deal with burnout is to know how to identify it and intervene quickly. These tips can help you help yourself or help others. Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Dallas is Betting on a New $2 Billion Convention Center to Make it a Meetings Draw

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Skift Take: A new $2 billion convention center will be built from the ground up in Dallas, elevating the city to be able to compete with other major meeting and convention destinations. In a world of smaller gatherings, in this case, it makes sense.

2022 150

Business Events Impact Soars in Las Vegas

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Skift Take: Three recent major industry gatherings showcase how Las Vegas perpetuates long-haul return on investment for itself and meetings groups alike — and why partnering with the airport is a must. Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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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!

Metaverse Meetings Still a Work in Progress

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Skift Take: Even Meta is finding it hard to encourage employees to use VR for internal meetings. Still, as the technology improves and users gain familiarity, it may become that standard way people to meet, train, and collaborate online. Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

2022 156

Meetings Are Forever Changed, New Data Shows

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Skift Take: Stressed teams, less demand, the popularity of drive-to destinations, and shorter lead times are among the findings of the Skift Meetings State of Business Events report. Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Research attendance Skift Meetings State of Business Events

2022 126

Creative Ways Meetings Properties Are Addressing Staffing Issues

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Mohegan Sun Back of House features employees as they plan and execute challenging events including the Miss America pageant.

2022 159

Plans Underway for Cincinnati Convention District 

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Skift Take: Cincinnati lost its bid to host FIFA World Cup matches in 2026, but that is not stopping it from investing in its convention district. Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Destinations Cincinnati Convention Hotel Duke Energy Center

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Meta Struggles to Gain Traction With Its Own Metaverse Meetings

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Skift Take: Even Meta is finding it hard to encourage employees to use VR for internal meetings. Still, as the technology improves and users gain familiarity, it may become that standard way people to meet, train, and collaborate online. Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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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.

Convention Center Workers Prepare to Walk Off the Job in 5 U.S. Cities

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Skift Take: Sodexo convention center workers in five major meetings markets — Las Vegas, Orlando, Detroit, Sacramento, and New Orleans — are warning of possible strikes as early as December 1. Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Can Virtual Speakers Meet the Expectations of Meeting Planners? 

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Skift Take: To assume a virtual speaking experience is the same as in-person is a mistake. However, including remote speakers does not make a meeting less successful. Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

Event Tech Class of 2022 Celebrates at London Show

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Skift Take: Event tech is a sector in flux with an uncertain marketplace. Event Tech Live saw companies of all sizes lay out their sales pitches in hope of finding firm ground for growth. Miguel Neves Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Why Canada Is Infusing Business Meetings With Indigenous Culture 

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Skift Take: Sustainability in the meetings and events industry is not often linked to a cultural and social focus. However, Destination Canada Business Events is changing that. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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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.

Meeting Spaces Evolve to Accommodate Hybrid Work Demands

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Skift Take: In a world where the word pivot took on new dimensions two years ago, the concept of hybrid meetings has followed suit.

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28 IMEX America Hacks You Need to Know

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Skift Take: Do yourself a favor. Check out our unofficial guide to surviving — and thriving — at IMEX America. Miguel Neves Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings

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Industry Leader Lori Cioffi Joins Skift Meetings as General Manager

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2022 190

Zoom Unveils New Tools for Business Events

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Skift Take: Now that business events have come roaring back has Zoom — the lifeline for many companies whose employees couldn’t or wouldn’t meet in person — become less relevant? Absolutely not. Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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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.

New Sourcing Tool Tempts Corporate Planning Teams

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Skift Take: Planners must pay to play for the latest venue and vendor sourcing platform. Investors are betting on slick technology paired with proactive human support will prove popular in a competitive market. Miguel Neves Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Hilton Report: Caring for Meeting Attendees Emerging Trend

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Skift Take: Hilton’s 2023 Emerging Trends Report focuses on a sense of caring, frictionless travel, more engaging experiences, and enhanced wellness offerings. Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Gordon Ramsey Wants Food To Be the Conversation Starter at New Vegas Joint

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Skift Take: Ramsay’s Kitchen at Harrah’s is the latest outlet for the celebrity chef’s creations in Las Vegas. With plenty of options for groups all around the city, how can this eatery steal the show? Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

2022 131

The State of Event Tech

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Skift Take: Following the Covid-induced roller coaster ride of the last two-and-a-half years, event tech is in recovery mode. By most accounts the sector is over twice the size compared to before the Covid pandemic, but it is still coming to terms with the bubble it went through.

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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.

New Las Vegas Integrated Casino Resort One Step Closer to Reality

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Skift Take: The Las Vegas Strip is one step closer to getting a new hotel-casino complex. Billionaire Tilman Fertitta got the green light from the Clark County Zoning Commission to build a 43-story, 2,420-room development at the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard.

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Business Events Are Back, and so Are Budgets

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Skift Take: American Express’s 2023 Global Meetings and Events Forecast predicts a strong rebound in meetings and events for next year, with a swift return to pre-pandemic volumes and a corresponding jump in budgets. Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Business News

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Polluting Event Sponsors No Longer Welcome

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Skift Take: When it comes to event sponsors, the company you keep says a lot about your brand values. Are your sponsors sending the wrong message about sustainability? Shawna McKinley Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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TikTok? Instagram? Where Can Planners Engage With Future Event Attendees?

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Skift Take: Planners of in-person events aren’t seeing the attendance levels that they want. Are they being unrealistic, or are other factors at play? Is their communication strategy on target? Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

Swag Has New Swagger: Ecofriendly Giveaways for Meetings 

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Informa Confident of Trade Show Business Growth

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Skift Take: Trade show business is booming, and could get even better should international shows resume in China in the near future. Miguel Neves and Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Business News exhibitions Informa investor stock trade show trade shows

SXSW Expansion Into Sydney Means New Planner Opportunities

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Skift Take: Since 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin has been a convergence of film, music, education, and culture, a global destination for creative people to connect, collaborate and think outside the box.

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Developing Customer-Focused Event Tech

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Skift Take: Pedro Góes, CEO at InEvent, joins this episode of the Event Manager Podcast to discuss event tech innovation. Skift Meetings Studio Team Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Podcast Technology

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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.

How Boutique Hotels Are Redefining Immersion and Wellness for Meetings

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Skift Take: The demand for in-person meetings has never been higher, but attendees now expect to get more from these experiences.

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Hopin Cuts Staff for Second Time This Year

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Skift Take: The economic downturn is decimating the event tech sector hard, particularly virtual event tech platforms. This won't be the last round of layoffs as investors lose confidence in the sector. Miguel Neves Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Business News

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Sustainability in Action: Climate Tech Conference Reduces Its Own Carbon Footprint

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Skift Take: A climate tech conference in Tel Aviv introduced the events industry to a versatile new bioplastic that’s climate-positive, fully recyclable, and cost-effective. Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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The Community-Led Venue Leading the Race to Net Zero

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Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Podcast Sustainability

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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