Retailers: Hoteliers of the Future

Smart Meetings

Brands known for being luxury watchmakers, specialists in home decor and pushers of simple apparel are all trying their hand in the hospitality industry. The hospitality industry is booming, and retailers are taking notice. As consumer’s expectations for quality products and service continue to heighten, so is their demand for an engaging experience. Event planners know this world well, as what’s expected of them from attendees is no different.

The 4 Ticketing Features You Need for Your Holiday Events

Showclix

Drive revenue while adding convenience for your customers by selling additional items and perks alongside your tickets, like premium parking passes, family photo packages, and apparel including branded mittens, hats, and more. Each year, holiday events around the world draw in huge crowds of excited families and friends ready to celebrate the season.

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How RFID is making ‘waves’ at events today

Event Industry News

These tags are placed in badges, wristbands, apparel, and other wearable technology […]. A discrete form of wearable technology, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is commonly used for tracking and access control, without imposing on a guest’s event experience. RFID functions through the use of radio waves that create communication between an RFID-enabled tag and a reader. The post How RFID is making ‘waves’ at events today appeared first on Event Industry News.

Bringing your Ideas to Life is Our Business Mission

Ins'Tent

The Client: MBStix Apparel. MBStix Apparel is a small business in Philly founded by two athletic women, Mary Scharle and Meredith Shapiro. Scharle and Shapiro founded MBStix Apparel in the Fall of 2015. In efforts to promote their business to the next level, MBStix Apparel needed a tent to attend a fitness expo in Florida. These ladies began by creating stickman shirts for their workout days in efforts to motivate each other.

Trending event swag

Eventinterface

Cotton is making a comeback in apparel with items like polos. We’ve seen more requests for cotton apparel in the last six months trending over and above performance wicking shirts. Dress shirts and golf shirts are still popular but numbers show cotton apparel is still in the lead. Be on the cutting edge and make a splash at your next trade show or conference with these trending promotional products. DRINKWARE GAINS VALUE.

What Higher Ed Planners Need to Know About National College Colors Day 2019

Aventri

College and University fans are encouraged to sport their school’s apparel throughout the day and share it on social media. With summer winding down, students are moving back to their colleges and universities around the globe. To welcome students back, reignite that school spirit, and kick-off the college football season with a bang, on Friday, August 30th, 2019 National College Colors Day will take place across the country.

The Best of Louisville: Shopping

Connect Your Meetings

Scout specializes in stylish home décor and gifts, Please & Thank You is a café and record shop, Revelry curates jewelry and apparel by local artists, Joe Ley Antiques fills an 1890s schoolhouse with treasures, Peace of the Earth sells locally made bath goodies and BLoFISH hawks gender-neutral clothes. Louisville, Kentucky, is recognized as an international destination for festival events—most notably the Kentucky Derby—and conferences like Connect 2019.

Deck the Halls with Free Holiday Cutout Characters

BizBash

We even put a couple dogs in festive apparel, although they were much more agreeable about it. . We always go the extra mile for you here at eLearning Brothers. If that means risking life and limb to get a photo of a cat in a Christmas sweater for your holiday cutout character needs…we’ll do it! In fact, we put TWO cats in holiday outfits—that’s how much we love our eLearning Brothers members.

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Where to Donate Unused Event Materials After Cancellations

PCMA Convene

For example, we partner with the NFL every year to donate the apparel items from runner-up teams in the Super Bowl, NFC, and AFC championship games.”. The nonprofit Good360 will take certain unused items from events recently cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak and resulting restrictions. Courtesy Good360).

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Top Tips on Marketing your Conferences and Events

Eventinterface

He advises global clients in leading industries such as apparel and footwear, financial services and e-commerce, retailing, sports and transportation on marketing strategies to make them more consumer-centric. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Traditional marketing techniques no longer work. Attendees change their identities faster than a chameleon changes color.

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What to Give? Think Socially Responsible and Personal

SmartMeetings

Nike Grind materials, which consist of regenerated products, are used in 71 percent of Nike footwear and apparel products, including yarns, trims, jerseys and shoes. Items include electronics, sunglasses, jewelry, handbags and luggage, food and wine accessories, lifestyle apparel, footwear and sandals, bicycles, fragrances, cosmetics and spa experiences.

3 Perfect Swag Bag Ideas for Event Organizers that Convert in 2019

EventBank Insights

Quick Links Strong Impact | Clothing Good Impact | Gadgets Ok Impact | Stationery Clothing & Apparel Swag Bags Clothing is one of the best swag bag ideas that are both useful and long-lasting. doesn't always have to be a t-shirt either, for example, you could give away:Hats Slides/Flip-flops Sunglasses Tote-bags Wallets Neck Pillow (if you know attendees are flying in from out of town) The Strategy For apparel, the strategy is quite clear.

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Top Tips on Marketing your Conferences and Events

Eventinterface

He advises global clients in leading industries such as apparel and footwear, financial services and e-commerce, retailing, sports and transportation on marketing strategies to make them more consumer-centric. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Traditional marketing techniques no longer work. Attendees change their identities faster than a chameleon changes color.

The Best Event Marketing at Dreamforce 2017

Event Geek

Best Branded Apparel - Zero Keyboard The Zero Keyboard crew didn’t let lack of a booth hold back their team spirit or swagger. The dust has finally settled after another whirlwind week at Dreamforce this year and it was one for the record books.

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Community Activities Build Connections Among Conference Participants

PCMA Convene

During the work project, a partnership between the footwear and apparel brand Timberland and a Detroit nonprofit, Green Living Science, participants painted a mural with a local graffiti artist, installed a green roof on the classroom, and mulched and planted park grounds. Lincoln Street Art Park is home to sculptures, murals, and shipping container classrooms. Sustainable Brands conference participants volunteered time to work at the park. Photos courtesy of Sustainable Brands).

How to bring swag bag game to a new level? Tips & best bag ideas

Eventory

Apparel. Another group of giveaway products is apparel. There are many ways to increase the level of happiness of your guests at the event. Swag bags, other known as goodie bags, are one of them. Marketing freebies are really popular. Heck, Oscar swag bags got even straight to Forbes and Business Insider as a scoop of the day. So what are the best swag bag ideas to bring the swag bag game to a whole new level? Read the article and find the answer. What is swag bag?

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5 Corporate Event Themes for Unforgettable Company Parties

Social Tables

Maybe the best part is that everyone can be comfortable in their casual summertime apparel, so it’s a little less formal (or a lot, depending on your company). When choosing a party theme for company get-togethers, corporate planners need to make sure that the theme is relevant and fun. But most importantly, they need to make sure it’s something that’s appropriate for the event, setting, and company culture.

Movie Theaters are Big (Again) for Corporate Messaging

SmartMeetings

Corporate communications implemented on the big screen can be further amplified with branded handouts, tchotchkes and other fun giveaways and activities, whether it’s new company apparel, employee handbooks, contests or interactive games—providing even greater return on the investment. There’s a new way to powerfully engage with employees and customers nationwide while delivering a corporate message that sticks—and it takes place in your local movie theater.

A Thank-You For Supporting Fire Relief Efforts

Floktu

SlyFox in Enmore, NSW, hosted an incredible raffle for the RFS, featuring prizes generously donated by friends and family including custom artwork and apparel, Subsonic Music Festival tickets, music equipment and a lifetime subscription to the Friday Records promo list. This summer was one of incredible difficulty for our people, our homes, our nature and our animals. Each and every Australian was affected by the devastating fires that raged through New South Wales.

Maya’s Moroccan Paradise

Canadian Special Events

The DJs’ were dressed in Moroccan inspired apparel while mystical snake charmers roamed the space. On Sunday, June 17, 2018, party planner Heidi Gruenspan joined forces with Craig Grudz, DT Floral and Decor Inc, Aaron Schacter, Bounce Entertainment and the team from the Eglinton Grand to design and produce Morrocan Paradise for Maya, as she celebrated her Bat Mitzvah. .

6 Steps to Creating Event Merchandise That Your Attendees Actually Want

Social Tables

In this guest post, Bonfire CMO Kevin Penney draws on his experience in the world of custom apparel to lay out proven strategies for effective event merchandising. Whatever sort of events you host, maximizing revenue is likely one of your biggest objectives. Annual B2B events, B2C events, nonprofit fundraisers, and community-organized events must strike the perfect balance of increasing engagement while staying on budget.

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Experience the Premier Destination the Pacific Northwest is Talking About

Smart Meetings

If you feel like indulging in some shopping, look for the latest fashions at Marshall Rousso for apparel and accessories and Ruby Blue for jewelry and gift items. Located in Ridgefield, Washington, about 20 miles north of Portland, Oregon, ilani attracts guests from around the region for premier gaming, entertainment and dining.

5 Ideas for Swag Bag Items with Staying Power

Attendify

Ensuring your event team has the right amount and sizes of apparel is also important. While their assembly may may make event pros across the world groan, there’s no doubt that swag bags breed excitement in attendees. After all, who doesn’t love free stuff? But as the meetings and events industry embraces a new era of sustainability, the environmental impact of these branded goodies also must be considered.

9 Proven Steps for Planning Successful Events

Planning Pod

Want to know the secret to planning a successful event? It really boils down to four simple words, with the first three being focus , preparation and diligence. Yes, money and resources always help, as do connections and experience.

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Trend-Setting Events Connect Buyers & Suppliers Effectively

a2z Innovation Insider

At OR Summer 2018, held in Denver, CO, prominent as well as newcomer brands showcased their innovations in outdoor apparel and equipment to buyers from across the globe. a2z’s state-of-the-art Connect TM solution connects buyers and suppliers effectively by providing powerful search, matchmaking, and appointment scheduling features, which are seamlessly integrated with the a2z-powered event website and mobile app offerings.

5 New Hotel Amenities on the Rise

SmartMeetings

Guests are offered in-room selections of couture clothing, shoes and accessories, where they can try-on and purchase the upscale apparel. Forget the mini bar. The travel experts at The GO Group LLC , researched hotels to find the hottest, quirkiest and most fun new hotel and resort amenities. We’ve added a few of our favorites at the end as well.

How can you save your house from the COVID Virus by using UVC disinfection Method?

InCharged

Since, being the superior conventional disinfection method, it removes the germs and viruses over all the areas including hidden surfaces and all the materials available at home right from the apparels without any special training and virtually destroying the pathogens in seconds. Since the COVID-19 is a liquid situation right now and has touched all aspects of distortion to the society and economy.

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How to Reduce the Risk of Bringing COVID-19 Home After Your Shift?

InCharged

Since, being the superior conventional disinfection method, it removes the germs and viruses over all the areas including hidden surfaces and all the materials available at home right from the apparels without any special training and virtually destroying the pathogens in seconds. Since the COVID-19 is a liquid situation right now and has touched all aspects of distortion to the society and economy.

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5 Best Practices for Designing Event Merchandise

Attendease

He’s the CMO and co-founder of Bonfire , an online platform that’s reinventing the way people create, sell and purchase custom apparel. You’ve decided on the type of event you’re going to hold. You’re ready to start spreading the word on your organization’s social media accounts. You’re crafting a registration landing page that any attendee will find easy to use.The only thing missing is memorable merchandise that will commemorate your event and spread the word about your organization.

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Fall Fashion Trends for Men and Women Attendees

Connect Your Meetings

Wine-hued apparel will trend as the days get cooler. Fall fashion is about to bloom. If experts are to be believed, both men and women will be flashing brighter colors in their autumn wardrobes. Top fashion magazines are touting bold colors, more neons and even reflective accents on clothing for fall 2018 for men and women. But how does that translate into the real world of the convention floor?

Tarsus’ Operations Manager Tricia Barglof Thinks Big

Connect Your Meetings

11-14 for apparel retail buyers and Labelexpo Americas, the largest event for the label and package printing industry in North and South America, Sept. When you talk to Tricia Barglof, CEM, U.S. operations manager at Tarsus, it’s hard to believe she grew up in Forman, North Dakota , a town of less than 600 people. “I I wouldn’t change my upbringing for anything,” says Barglof. But it was small.”.

The Inside Scoop on Outdoor Meetings

Smart Meetings

Ontario Mills Ontario Mills®, California’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination, is an indoor climate-controlled mall providing the ultimate shopping experience with more than 200 stores boasting some of the biggest names in men's, women's and children's apparel, jewelry, sporting goods, footwear and more. Sponsored by Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau.

10 Futuristic Travel Tech Products

SmartMeetings

The apparel has a sensor and built-in filter that catches extremely fine bacteria, pollen and pollution particles. Meeting and event planners are all too familiar with travel. They know each step in the process and have memorized every airport hack out there. Aware of how unpleasant long hours of travel can be, tech companies are working to alleviate the discomfort, inconvenience and general frustration.

5 Ideas for Swag Bag Items with Staying Power

Attendify

Ensuring your event team has the right amount and sizes of apparel is also important. While their assembly may may make event pros across the world groan, there’s no doubt that swag bags breed excitement in attendees. After all, who doesn’t love free stuff? But as the meetings and events industry embraces a new era of sustainability, the environmental impact of these branded goodies also must be considered.

20 Trade Shows You Don’t Want To Miss in 2020

Ins'Tent

This magical experience provides a platform for women’s apparel and accessories. Every business has room to grow, new products to show off, more people to connect to, and ideas to expand on. What’s the perfect way to tackle all of that in a three-day window? Trade shows! . There’s an exhibition for any industry you can think of for your business to participate in or attend.

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drp hosts Triumph Global Dealer Conference

Event Industry News

The exhibition included a display of the new bikes, a chill zone for the dealers, a test area to try out the latest product technologies, design showcase, presentations demonstrating the motorcycle production process, moto2 live demo, VR experiences, a dirt bike adventure experience, and an apparel shop. drp hosted British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph motorcycles’ Global Dealer Conference at the ExCel London from 23rd – 24 th October 2018.

Movie Theaters are Big (Again) for Corporate Messaging

SmartMeetings

Corporate communications implemented on the big screen can be further amplified with branded handouts, tchotchkes and other fun giveaways and activities, whether it’s new company apparel, employee handbooks, contests or interactive games—providing even greater return on the investment. There’s a new way to powerfully engage with employees and customers nationwide while delivering a corporate message that sticks—and it takes place in your local movie theater.

2016 Las Vegas MAGIC Fashion Convention (World’s Largest Fashion Marketplace)

The Modern Event

Vendors come from all over the world to showcase the latest in apparel, footwear, accessories and manufacturing. The Collective (branded and licensed apparel for men and woman @ Mandalay Bay). MAGIC Vegas is the world’s largest fashion marketplace. It takes place every August and February, spanning three days and covering 11 different communities across the city. But it’s more than a convention In reality, MAGIC is a model of how a city and event can work together.

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3 Ways to Give Attendees a Taste of Your Host City

Cvent

With its apparel and other unique motorcycle items, the pop-up gives people a sense of the actual store. Use pop-ups to show off your host city to your attendees. The idea of the pop-up is not new, but it allows consumers to get a taste of a new products and experiences. You can use the pop-up idea for your next event. With attendees increased desire to get a taste of the city they are in, pop-ups can serve deliver while still keeping them onsite and engaged with your event.

Gifts that Spark Yearlong Conversations about your Incentive Program

Cvent

Handbags, small luggage and accessories, watches, apparel, and footwear all have relatively high scores when it comes to frequency. Designing a gift program that leaves attendees feeling appreciated, empowered, inspired, and doesn’t stop once the event is over can be a significant investment in your overall event spend. It’s important to understand that thoughtful gifts spark meaningful conversations about your event and continue long after the on-site experience fades.