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Humanity’s problem is a meeting problem

Conferences that Work

In 2009, the biologist E.O. Wilson described what he saw as humanity’s real problem. I think it’s also a meeting problem: “The real problem of humanity is the following: we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology.” ” — E.

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Stepping Up The Game: Here’s Why You Need To Look Better On Camera

Endless Events

It’s been 18 months since many event profs first encountered Zoom. Back then, turning on the laptop camera and joining the call was already considered a huge success in itself. But as time went by, the standards for virtual event production started rising.

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How Experiential Tactics are Ushering in a Brick-and-Mortar Retail Revival

Event Marketer

Some good news for a change: Retail store openings are outpacing closures this year. After the pandemic dealt what appeared to be a death blow to brick-and-mortar retail in 2020, the sector is quickly recovering and talk of the “retail apocalypse” is largely in the rearview window.

7 Signs You Chose the Right Event Platform with Pierre Boesinger

SpotMe Blog

Meet Pierre Boesinger, Head of Sales at SpotMe as he talks all things hybrid. Experienced Business Development and Sales Management professional with an FT Top 100 MBA degree and a strong attraction to event innovations changing the world while making people’s lives better.

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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.

Best Stops to Cure Your Craving for Coffee in Clermont


There’s nothing better than starting your day with a fresh-brewed cup of coffee, unless, of course, that first cup of joe comes from your favorite local business. Start the morning or kickstart your afternoon with these stops for coffee in Clermont! The Outpouring. The Outpouring.

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Where to Brunch in Downtown Orlando


Some things are just meant to go together: Florida and sunshine, orange juice and bubbly, weekends and brunch. Luckily, there’s no shortage of any of these things in The City Beautiful! We’re proposing a weekend toast to some of the best places to brunch in downtown Orlando.

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Five Ways to Nurture a Dedicated Brand Community

Event Marketer

When Wisconsin Cheese made the decision to activate at this year’s virtual SXSW festival, members of its brand community, Cheeselandia, were the first to know. As brand VIPs, they’re given special access to all kinds of events, promotions and products in return for their fervent devotion.

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Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Jacksonville for Boos Big & Small


It can be hard to find family-friendly activities to enjoy for Halloween! With so many adult-geared parties and events, our kids deserve some of the (not quite as) scary fun.

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8 Tips to Overcome the Pitfalls of Networking Virtually

Event Manager Blog

Virtual events have the potential to reach much larger audiences, but can they deliver on the promise of remote networking opportunities? We cover eight strategies for better networking at virtual events.

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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.

Our Favorite Free Things To Do In Raleigh


Sometimes you want to do things, but don’t want to spend your entire paycheck on the experience. And some of the best things to do in Raleigh are free! Whether you want a relaxing day or something a little more active, we’ve got something for everyone.

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5 Tips for Finishing Strong from Top Keynoters

Smart Meetings

After the wild ride meeting professionals have been on for the last year, the last thing you probably want to think about is buckling up for another spin around the sun, but now is the time to set yourself up for success in 2022—a year many are predicting will be a banner 365 days for meetings and conventions.

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Drink PSLs and Other Fun Fall Sips at These Coffee Shops in Raleigh


Fall is here and if you’re anything like us you are ready for all the fall specials at your fave coffee shops! When the weather starts to dip there’s nothing we want more than a drink that screams fall—PSLs anyone? Here are a few of our favorite coffee shops in Raleigh: fall edition!

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The Tipping Point for the Return of Incentive Travel

Smart Meetings

As children, the playground teeter-totter was fascinating. We could push off the ground and make our little pal go down to the ground while we soared. Then, they flew, and we returned to the bare spot of dirt. But the fun ended when the heavy boy, who was the class clown, sat on the other side.

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Unique Drink Flights in Dallas You Don’t Want to Miss Out On


Hi Dallas! Drink flight have become super popular lately and we’re definitely not mad about it. Can’t decide what drink to try first? Just order a flight and try a bunch of different flavors all at once.

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Live from Chicago: Inside the 19th Annual Experiential Marketing Summit

Event Marketer

After nearly 18 months, the industry gathers in-person to gain insights into a new chapter of events. Cautious optimism. A new lease on data. Technology as an equalizer. Smaller and regional. These were among the key themes that emerged during the 19 th annual Experiential Marketing Summit, Oct.

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5 Tips to Implement Sponsorship for Virtual and Hybrid Events


Hybrid and virtual event sponsorship is mutually beneficial for organizers and sponsors. For organizers, it offsets costs, which is crucial. Hybrid and virtual events are great formats for organizers to maximize their event sponsorship offers.

The road to the events industry recovery: Lessons learnt from the Eurovision Song Contest

The MICE Blog

After a one-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) took place in Rotterdam in May 2021. Hosting an event of such big scale during a pandemic requires high levels of collaboration, creativity, resilience and innovation.

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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.

Smyle brings virtual element to legendary Wella Professional TrendVision Awards for the first time

Event Industry News

Creative agency Smyle has created the first ever hybrid edition of the legendary Wella Professionals TrendVision Awards UK & Ireland Finals ceremony, which takes place today at the Roundhouse in London – and, of course, online.

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2021 It List: Meet a Group of Agency Leaders Propelling the Industry Forward

Event Marketer

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP. In our exclusive Q&As, leader marketers talk shop on en vogue industry tactics, company wins and navigating a disrupted event marketing landscape. Enter. Inspira. JJ|LA. IMAGINATION AT WORK.

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Events bouncing back at the Yorkshire Event Centre

Event Industry News

Events are bouncing back at the Yorkshire Event Centre with a number of new signings – all coming to Harrogate for the first time. The Great Taste Golden Fork Reception will be held at the YEC this month; the first time it has ever been held outside London.

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Making Changes to Multiple Events in Batch


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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.

4 Ways to Simplify Sports Event Management with Portal Technology


Event Strategy Trends Event Technology

New and Renovated: Waterfront Meets

Smart Meetings

Balboa Bay Resort , Newport Beach, California. This Newport Beach property offers 32,000 sq. of event space that provides views of gorgeous waterfront.

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Sppoky Szn: 10+ Halloween Events in Miami


It’s finally the time of the year where masks are in style! Halloween in Miami is upon us and let’s be real, it’s the best city to wear a costume – obvi. Our weather is perfect and no matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered.

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4 Ways to Simplify Sports Event Management with Portal Technology


Event Strategy Trends Event Technology

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.

Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins and More Things to Do in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh! Are you ready to SMASH some giant pumpkins?! This weekend is jam packed with all the best festive and spooky events so keep scrolling for all the best things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend! Did you know we’re also on Facebook and Instagram ?

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The Mermaid London To Light Up Christmas 2021

Prestige Events Magazine

After a year that saw many events postponed, UEFA Euro 2020, the Olympics and even Christmas, The Mermaid London has bought back the festivities with its 2021 Christmas theme of ‘City Lights’.

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Creative Ways to Connect Remote & In-Person Audiences


We put on our thinking caps and tried to come up with ways to bring remote and in-person attendees together during an event. When the pandemic turned our industry on its ear, we focused on engaging attendees in a virtual setting.

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