Mon.Nov 05, 2018

How to Use Tech to Win Social Events

Smart Meetings

Everyone knows this scenario. You attend a social event and serendipitously make a genuine business connection with someone. You can envision working together on an exciting project. After several minutes, you move on, only to realize too late that no form of contact was ever exchanged.

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A Case for Ending the Use of Cheap Conference Swag


The U.S. tariffs implemented on China this year have raised the cost of a host of products made there, including promotional items used at meetings and events.

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Scenes from a Participate! Workshop and Solution Room

Conferences that Work

[link] 40-seconds of highlights from the Participate! workshop and Solution Room I recently facilitated for the New York State Bar Association.

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How to Acknowledge Event Sponsors


Times are changing, and in the era of digital technology and superfluous information, the needs of sponsors have increased significantly. That is why it is crucial that event organizers know how to acknowledge event sponsors.

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A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

Forecast: 9 New Products & Ideas for Fall Events


From a tapas food crawl in Boston to a wedding planning company in Orlando, here's a look at the latest

How to Pitch an Event in Asia


Pitching an event requires a good presentation and is half of the event’s success. That is why event organizers should know how to pitch an event to sponsors in the best way possible. Reasons to pitch an event. Preparation of business events in Asia requires management at a highly professional level.

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Why This Newsstand Displayed Fake News Headlines


With the U.S. midterm elections happening Tuesday, the ability to spot misinformation in the news might be more important than

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New AWE Team Advocates for Gender Equality

Smart Meetings

Photo credit: Association for Women in Events. AWE has seen the future, and it is inclusive.

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20 Event Survey Questions to Ask Your Attendees, Sponsors and Other Stakeholders


Get inside the heads of your attendees and other stakeholders in this guide 20 event survey questions. Includes multiple choice questions, open-ended questions and more. What do your attendees think about your event? How about sponsors? Are they likely to support your event next year?

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AMEX M&E: Meetings App Usage to Rise by Almost 3% in 2019

Smart Meetings

Planners are going paperless in increasing numbers according to a new study by American Express Meetings & Events (M&E). The 2019 Global Meetings and Events Forecast found that North American planners predict an almost three percent increase in app usage in 2019.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Association for Women in Events announces new membership offering

Event Industry News

The Association for Women in Events (AWE) has announced a new membership model. AWE recognises that expanding its community is pivotal to creating positive change within the events industry. With this model, AWE is making it easier and more accessible for all event professionals to join our community, making it more inclusive than ever before. Two new membership options will now be offered upon joining AWE.

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Smart Meeting Speaker: ‘Gig Economy’ Requires Multiple Ways of Engaging People

Smart Meetings

Olga Mizrahi. Independent workers are increasing at a dizzying rate, and to succeed, it’s becoming all the more important for them to find multiple ways of engaging people, emphasized Olga Mirzahi in her keynote address at Smart Meeting South Central National in New Orleans on Sunday.

Immersive Technical Production with George P Johnson

Event Industry News

Mark Bannister, Technical Director at George P Johnson will be presenting his lecture on Immersive AV, Sound and Lighting Technology on Monday 19th November at the University of Westminster. Sound, lighting and audio-visual technologies all contribute to the mood and tone of an event. The combination of these within the constraints of a venue and budget are explored in this session. The way in which these elements are used at particular moments in the event programme are explained.

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Creative ways to use our event management software


From day one we wanted to develop Oveit into more than just a ticketing app, to develop it into a complete event management software. We always knew that technology can help you offer unforgettable experiences to your guests.

Event Tech Awards teams up with Evessio

Event Industry News

Organisers of the Event Technology Awards (ETA) called in software specialist Evessio to develop the awards’ 2018 edition site [ [link] ] and to reflect the quality of the brand. “We

Storing External Files Related to an Account


Storing External Files Related to an Account Caterease Version: 18 Category: Account Manager Date: 11/05/2018. The post Storing External Files Related to an Account appeared first on Caterease. Account Manager

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Illusionist shortlisted for the Event Technology Awards 2018

Event Industry News

Illusionist is a creative multimedia production company comprised of young professionals of art, design and technology in one multi-disciplinary body.

Forecast: 9 New Products & Ideas for Fall Events


Ideas, products, trends, and other new stuff to have on your radar from across North America

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SPARK THINKING shortlisted for prestigious industry awards for Jaguar Land Rover’s Graduate and Apprentice Induction week

Event Industry News

SPARK THINKING is a global events and communications agency that helps brands create unforgettable experiences that change audience behaviour. By looking for insights and unexplored ideas, SPARK THINKING develops new opportunities to create more engaging live event and communication strategies.

Independent Planners Find a Common Voice

Connect Your Meetings

Independent planners have, for better or worse, always been… well, independent. David Bruce, founder and executive director of Meeting Planners Unite, always figured he and his brethren would someday coalesce. Little did he know it would take more than 30 years to make it happen, and Bruce never imagined he’d be the driving force behind the movement.

Six Enlightening Facts about Experiential Marketing


Today experiential marketing can be optimized on every level to increase the value of activations and lower costs. What makes it really shine is the ability to integrate every experience with a Data-Driven Enterprise Event Platform to extend the value of the experience.

Hospitality Rocks back to Battersea in January 2019

Event Industry News

Smart Group has announced ticket sales have launched for its famous annual Hospitality Rocks event. The event, which takes place at Battersea Evolution on Friday 11 January 2019, gives the hospitality, catering and events industry the chance to let their hair down and unwind after the busy festive period, while raising money for an industry charity.

The latest, greatest PYM Professional Development Guide

Plan Your Meetings

A path forward. The response to our first edition of the Plan Your Meetings Professional Development Guide was better than we could have expected. This new resource saw the most traffic of any Plan Your Meetings publication since Meeting Professionals International acquired the company in late 2015.

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Meet the Team: Alex Roulac

a2z Innovation Insider

Meet Alex Roulac, Digital Project Coordinator with a2z, in our ‘Meet the Team’ series. Click to view slideshow. Q: How would you describe yourself? A: Some of my friends have me saved in their contacts in their phone as “Grandma” since my ideal Friday night involves being curled up on the couch, sipping on wine, and binge-watching Netflix shows and movies (I’ve lost count how many times I’ve watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before).

Reading Room – Professional Development Books You MUST Read Now.

Canadian Special Events

EventGirl Blog Canadian event planners event books Event education eventgirl Events reading room

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Conference Organiser's Handbook

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Upon finding this resource and deciding to share it on the Tito blog, I immediately Googled "German word for wishing you'd thought of it first.". Links

The Rec Room -Your Corporate Event Playground

Canadian Special Events

When one of Canada’s leading financial institutions began coordinating their summer employee appreciation event for 3,000 to 4,000 honoured staff members, they had to take a range of preferences into consideration.