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7 Event KPIs That Will Prove You Put on a Great Event


Measuring event KPIs and, ultimately, the success of an event shouldn’t be an afterthought. Knowing how well events have performed is crucial to delivering a mind-blowing attendee experience. Not sure where to begin? By measuring a variety of key performance indicators (KPIs), you can gain a bird’s-eye view of your events, validate your successes, and take steps to improve even further!

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Proposed Laws Threaten DEI Initiatives


Skift Take: Proposed legislation in 30 U.S. states threatens DEI initiatives at colleges and state agencies with companies also at risk of similar laws. Can outreach and promotion curb the possible impacts?

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The 13 Best Onsite Event Badge Printing Software [2023]

SpotMe Blog

Efficient onsite event badge printing software is essential for a seamless check-in experience for your attendees. With so many options on the market, determining the best solution for your needs can feel overwhelming. You want a solution that is easy to set up and use, affordable, produces high-quality, customized badges, and integrates with your event management software and CRM.

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PCMA Selects Barcelona for Next European Gathering and Adds Sustainability Event


Skift Take: The next edition of PCMA's European gathering will take place in Barcelona in 2024. The event will also feature a co-located sustainability and climate tech conference.

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Unlock the Secrets of Event Marketing Masters

The greats learn from the greats. Set yourself and your team up for success with tried and tested strategies and insights from event marketing geniuses at Vanta, Partnership Leaders, Quantum Metric, Rocketlane, and Explori.

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The Motorist – Spotlight on Unique Venues

Event Industry News

The Motorist is the most exciting automotive venue in the North! Based in Sherburn in Elmet, near Leeds, we have a remarkable experience to offer anyone who comes to our unique venue.

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Major Events Firm Pushes Hard on Sustainability Certification


After one big effort in August, nearly six times as many Maritz Global Events employees are certified in event sustainability. In 2022, the Events Industry Council launched the Sustainable Event Professional Certificate online course, aimed at meeting planners and suppliers interested in improving the sustainability and social-impact efforts of their organizations and the business events they organize.

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5 Ways to Build Community Loyalty

Smart Meetings

How to incorporate a sense of belonging into the attendee event experience The phrase “sense of belonging” is defined as the psychological feeling of connectedness to a social, spatial, cultural, professional or other type of group or community (Hurtado & Carter, 1997). Jennifer Beindorf Research over the past two years shows that event attendance continues to increase—from business/industry events to music festivals and sporting events.

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Capitol Hill Addresses Visa Wait Time Issue

PCMA Convene

The U.S. Travel Association estimates that visa processing delays have cost the U.S. nearly 7 million potential visitors and $12 billion in projected spending in 2023. Over the summer, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Jerry Moran introduced the Visa Processing Improvement Act, a wide-reaching bipartisan bill that aims to address visa processing delays that have left some international visitors waiting hundreds of days to enter the country.

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Events 101: How to measure the success of your event marketing campaigns


Now is a great time for organizations to promote their products and services with event marketing. With the world open for business once again, consumers are enjoying being active in their communities—and event marketing is an opportunity to meet potential customers where they are and remind them about the great products and services you offer.

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How to Get Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees to Promote Your Event With Video

In this best practices guide, you’ll learn how to tap into the cost-efficiencies of advocacy and word-of-mouth marketing with video. Examples include speakers providing a preview of their upcoming sessions, exhibitors creating “please stop by” invitations and attendees creating “looking forward to seeing you” introduction videos. Learn about best practices and programs created by leading companies and associations including ASIS, AUVSI, SuperZoo, National Restaurant Association, World of Concret

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Guarantee Exhibitor Success: A 6-Step Guide for Trade Show Organizers

Event Age by Swapcard

CEIR's recent study reveals that 61% of exhibitors rely on the previous year's event data to guide their investments, driven by the need to showcase strong return on investment (ROI) to internal stakeholders. But when the numbers are there, exhibitors are not afraid to go all-in. Statistics say that 84% of exhibitors would upgrade to a larger exhibit space if there were many high-quality attendees.

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Take a Tour of INBOUND 2023: Wearable Tech, Accessibility and Communities

Event Marketer

INBOUND, HubSpot’s annual Boston-based conference connecting business, marketing and sales professionals familiar with its marketing software, welcomed 11,000 global attendees Sept. 5-8 for its second in-person showing since the pandemic. The sold-out b-to-b event marketing staple upped the ante for this year, boasting an additional 3,000 attendees, nearly double the number of educational sessions, a festival-style format, surprise-and-delight “drops” enabled by app push notifications, accessibi

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Vegas Hotel Workers to Vote on Strike Authorization


Less than three weeks ahead of the IMEX America show, 53,000 employees at properties run by Caesars Entertainment, Four Seasons, MGM, Virgin, Wynn, and others will decide on Sept. 26 their union’s course of action if contract negotiations don’t advance. With the hotel-workers strike in Southern California now more than 10 weeks old, another Unite Here chapter in another major meetings destination is prepared to vote on whether they too should bring a strike into play.

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The Power of Events Unveils Four Nations Roadshow to Launch Event Industry Insight App

Prestige Events Magazine

The Power of Events announces its cross-four-nation tour to introduce the Event Industry Insight App. This unique roadshow will traverse the four nations, igniting enthusiasm and showcasing the immense potential of this ground breaking app. It is designed to be an innovative tool for industry partners to help them with their insight/data and research needs, leveraging the unique cross 7 sectors supporter community and trust in The Power of Events mission.

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B2B Events in 2023 - What You Need to Know

Get ahead of the curve and stay informed with Zuddl's industry report on the future of B2B events in 2023. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and insights from leading experts in the field. Make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

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venue spotlight: chiswick house


if you’re looking for something a little different at your next drinks reception, summer party or gala dinner, then chiswick house, located just 15 minutes from shepherd’s bush station, is the venue to consider. chiswick house and gardens is one of the most glorious examples of 18th-century british architecture and landscaped gardens, with over 300 years of history. the venue features three event spaces, each with their own character and offering. the garden pavilion is a semi-permanent venue wi

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How to Choose the Best Event Caterer: 8 Things to Consider

Event Smart

Hiring a caterer for an event may be a difficult undertaking. The food and beverage supplied at an event is one of the most important factors that may make or break the attendee experience.

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Anchor Industries exhibiting at The Showman’s show Stand 101, Lew Spencer Avenue

Event Industry News

Anchor Industries is America’s largest tent and clear span manufacturer for frame and fabric products, and we carry a wide selection of event and commercial tents for weddings, picnics, street fairs, festivals, and more.

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Triple Feature Release: Next-Level Event Planning


In our relentless pursuit of enhancing event management for our diverse community, we're delighted to announce a trio of new features went live on our platform in the last week.

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Download Now: 2022 Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template - Enterprise Edition

Download 200+ new RFP questions for hybrid and virtual event technology success. After 10,000 downloads, the SpotMe Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template is the ultimate procurement tool for event technology. This template is ideal for companies looking for a vendor to fulfill their specific virtual + hybrid event platform needs and requirements!

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From Manual to Digital: The Rise of Lead Management Systems


Remember the days when keeping track of business leads meant scribbling notes on scraps of paper? Imagine trying to sort, prioritize, and nurture these potential customers manually. It sounds exhausting, doesn’t it? That’s like trying to cook a feast with just a stick and stones. But thankfully, the world evolved, and so did the tools. The Basics: What Are Lead Management Systems?

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10 Emerging Trends for Corporate Events


corporate events have changed significantly over the years, as we face continuous technological advancements clients are always on the look at fresh ways for audiences to interact. our corporate clients are always seeking ways to create meaningful experiences and new trends that have emerged to shape the format of the event. in this blog we will look at the top emerging trends and how our corporate event planners here at seven events are vast in their knowledge of the latest learnings.

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Layla & Ben | Coastal Fairytale in Newport

Brilliant Event Planning

Wow, wow, wow. Where has the time gone? Our summer season has officially come to a close and we are finally getting back to our blog! Did you miss us? Lucky for you, we have some great content and exciting new projects in store for you. In fact, we thought we’d start off with a bang (quite literally) at Layla and Ben’s magical wedding weekend at the Aquidneck Club in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

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5 Eco-friendly options in Corporate Incentive Travel: Redefining sustainable incentive travel programs


in recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the need for sustainability in all aspects of our lives, including the corporate world. as companies strive to reduce their carbon footprint and embrace responsible practices, the concept of eco-friendly incentive travel has gained momentum. sustainable incentive travel programs offer a unique opportunity for organisations to reward and motivate their employees while minimizing their environmental impact. in this blog, we will explore five e

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The Ultimate Guide to Hosting Hybrid Events For Your Association

For associations, the hybrid model is the future of the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) industry. Hybrid events provide increased reach and scalability, improved engagement with association members, and insights from real-time analytics, making them an absolute necessity. This ready-to-use playbook presents a framework for event organizers embarking on the hybrid events journey.

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This Large-Market Planner’s Choice Award Winner Has Events Down to a Science!

Unique Venues

a Chicago, IL – When planning a gathering with hundreds of attendees like a conference, corporate retreat, trade show, expo, or concert, selecting a venue is equally as important as selecting the destination. For such substantial events, a large market is ideal for guests planning travel and overnight accommodations due to its ease of access from most anywhere.

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Who’s News for September 22, 2023

Special Events

Special Events industry news

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