Tue.Nov 28, 2023

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Tech Conference Accused of Creating Fake Women Speakers

EventMB

Skift Take: Tech industry insiders say fake female speakers were featured in the DevTernity conference lineup to create the illusion of diversity.

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Culinary Finance 101: Food Costs for Restaurant Owners

Planning Pod

Many restaurant owners today are struggling to avoid rising food costs eating into profits and hindering their overall growth. At Planning Pod, we’ve noticed an uptick in business owners asking for tips on lowering food costs while maximizing profits. Previous to writing for our blog, I worked with hundreds of restaurant owners to stay on top of their budgets and reduce food costs while increasing restaurant profits on our Customer Success Team.

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Simple Solutions to Meet Organizational ESG Targets

EventMB

Skift Take: With corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals taking center stage, meeting and event professionals will need to prioritize stronger sustainability measures while carefully tracking their impact. Here are practical tools and resources that will help turn those goals into reality.

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Exhibit Design: Inside Mastercard’s Particle-Inspired Experience at Money 20/20

Event Marketer

“We took the particle theme of movement, moving forward. Each section of the experience tells a story of how Mastercard drives innovation, connects people to people, businesses to consumers, and how we partner together in the ecosystem to deliver actual real-world results.” –Amy Hills, VP-Product Marketing, Mastercard To connect with the demanding fintech audience at the recent Money 20/20, Mastercard had to capture attention in a space filled with highly engaging activations.

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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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Apple’s NameDrop Feature Sparks Privacy Warning

EventMB

Skift Take: Some law enforcement officials think Apple's NameDrop contact-sharing feature could be abused as it makes it too easy for personal data to be shared.

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Igor and Rachel’s Boho-Chic Rustic Wedding at Evergreen Brickworks

EventSource

In a captivating fusion of boho-chic style and rustic charm, Igor and Rachel’s wedding at the renowned Evergreen Brick Works was a true celebration of love and individuality. Guided by the meticulous planning of Mad Bash Group , every detail was thoughtfully curated to create an unforgettable experience. Through the lens of 515 Photo Co. , we invite you to join us on a journey into their world, where vibrant energy, personal touches, and natural beauty intertwine to create a wedding that i

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Steer Clear of These 8 Pitfalls: A Guide to Excellent Corporate Event Outcomes

Smart Meetings

Over our 23 years in the professional event production industry, we’ve identified several key elements that often prevent our clients’ events from achieving outstanding success. Rather than being disheartened by these challenges, we’ve chosen to initiate a dialogue and educate our clients. Our goal is to help you excel in your event planning endeavors.

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HKTB Wins Inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific 2025

Exhibitor Magazine

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced that Hong Kong has won IBTM, the world's leading Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE).

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Hypergrowth for your event – turning the impossible to inevitable

Oveit

If you want to hypergrow your event there is one place you should look – the tech world. In a curious twist, tech […] The post Hypergrowth for your event – turning the impossible to inevitable appeared first on Oveit.

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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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IAEE Embraces Ethical AI Data Through Zenus

Exhibitor Magazine

AUSTIN, TX � Today, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events� (IAEE) announced it has partnered with Zenus AI, the leader in ethical fa.

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BROADWICK LIVE ANNOUNCE PARTNERS + HEADLINERS FOR THE SPRING / SUMMER 2024 DRUMSHEDS MUSIC SERIES

Prestige Events Magazine

AFTER CEMENTING ITS PLACE AS THE UK’S LEADING CULTURAL SPACE, BROADWICK LIVE RETURN TO DRUMSHEDS FOR MASSIVE SECOND SEASON WITH CHASE AND STATUS, DRUMCODE, ADAM BEYER, WORRIED ABOUT HENRY, WILKINSON, TS5 FESTIVAL WITH CRAIG DAVID, RADIO 1 DANCE, AMELIE LENS, THE HYDRA, BONOBO, FALSE IDOLS, OUR HOUSE WITH JAMES HYPE & MEDUZA ALL TO PLAY SPRING SUMMER 2024 PRE-SALE TICKETS GO ON SALE 6th DECEMBER AT 11AM GENERAL SALE FOLLOWS 7th DECEMBER 11AM FINAL LINE-UPS TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY Big, bold an

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Annual report reveals growth in event and visitor numbers for Barbican Business Events

Event Industry News

The Barbican’s Annual Report for 2022/2023, published last week, demonstrates considerable growth and success for the Business Events team, who have seen the number of commercial visitor numbers grow from 6% of the venue’s overall visitors to 11% (334,000).

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How Much Do Event Planners Charge for Different Events

Event Smart

Planning an event can feel like doing all things at once. It can get overwhelming as deadlines start to pile and each item needs to be ticked off your to-do list. Hiring an event planner or an event planning service is an option business owners take so they can focus on what they do best.

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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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Victory Services Club become first venue to be awarded ‘World Class’ status by the Institute of Hospitality’s ‘Hospitality Assured’ Accreditation

Prestige Events Magazine

The Victory Services Club has become the first venue in the world to be awarded ‘World Class’ status by the Institute of Hospitality’s Hospitality Assured accreditation. The programme assesses organisations in the hospitality sector against a framework for business and service excellence. Scoring is made in nine different categories including customer service, strategy and leadership, employe engagement, service recovery and operations.

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the hard rock hotel budapest

SevenEvents

if you’re seeking a hotel experience that seamlessly blends luxury with a rock-and-roll edge, look no further than the hard rock hotel budapest. the hotel is a unique immersive experience that celebrates the spirit of music in every detail. for example, being able to use a rock guitar in your room or creating name badges with guests’ favourite artist printed on them – a great talking point for a networking reception!

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Eastside Rooms responds to research showing that 51% of association and 38% of corporate delegates unwilling to travel long distances for events

Prestige Events Magazine

The Eastside Rooms’ cost of living impact survey reveals that organisers are seeing significant changes in delegate behaviour due to financial challenges. In particular, 45% have seen a growing reticence to travel long distances to attend meetings and events, causing the centrally located UK venue to support organiser in their work to bring delegates back to face-to-face events.

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Festival Congress returns to Bristol in February

Event Industry News

More than 60 festivals already set to attend 2024 event. 2025 tender for AIF event now available. Festival Congress will return to Bristol’s Beacon on February 1st 2024. Produced by AIF, Festival Congress is the UK’s gathering of independent music festival organisers, promoters and key staff.

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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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A.I. and Meeting Contracts: Don’t Ignore the Warning Label

Special Events

The new meetings industry AI engine is impressive, but planners need to understand how best to use its contracts section and how human expertise is still required.

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Boardmasters Festival applies to expand capacity in 2024 and 2025

Event Industry News

By Tamsin Melville & Dan Wareing for bbc.co.ukPolitical Reporter A popular surf and music festival in Cornwall is applying to expand its capacity over the next two years. If successful, Boardmasters Festival’s application to Cornwall Council would see it increase from a capacity of 53,000 people to 58,000 next summer.

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EIC's Global Events Barometer Reports Recovery of Business Events Remains Strong

Exhibitor Magazine

WASHINGTON, DC, USA � Today, the Events Industry Council (EIC), the global voice of the business events industry, released its quarterly Global Eve.

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Lumiere London’s Underwood: An Accessible Haven for Inclusive Events

Event Industry News

In central London, Lumiere London’s flagship venue, Underwood, near Old Street, stands as a shining example of inclusivity and accessibility. Whether you’re planning a corporate event, a conference, or a special celebration, Underwood offers 5 unique spaces all under the same roof, where everyone feels welcome and at home.

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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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Protected: From Vision to Victory: How to create an Award-Winning Culture in Your Agency

Verve

To view this protected post, enter the password below: Password: The post Protected: From Vision to Victory: How to create an Award-Winning Culture in Your Agency first appeared on Verve.

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Tecna UK becomes first exhibition stand builder to achieve highest tier ESSA Sustainability Accreditation

Event Industry News

Tecna UK, the leading provider of modular exhibition stands has been awarded Tier 5 Sustainability Accreditation by ESSA, the Events Services & Suppliers Association – the first exhibition stand builder to be awarded this new highest tier (previously platinum).

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Do Guests Still Expect Gift Bags?

Glow Global Events

If you have ever planned an event, you know how important it is to make sure your guests feel appreciated and valued. One way of doing this is by providing gift bags as a gesture of gratitude for attending your event. However, with sustainability and environmental concerns on the rise, the question is raised: do guests still expect gift bags? Are there alternative options for events that prioritize sustainability?

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Business of Events’ UK Policy Forum

Event Industry News

Ahead of Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle, the political landscape was a focus for the Business of Events’ UK Policy Forum, at IET London in Savoy Place.

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Download 7 Exceptional Event Email Templates for Driving Attendee Engagement

Download "7 Exceptional Event Email Templates for Driving Attendee Engagement" eBook and write winning event emails right away! Relying on decades of social science research and cutting edge behavioral data, SpotMe shows you their science-based methods for creating wildly successful event-marketing email campaigns for almost any situation. SpotMe is the event management platform for B2B marketers.

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ISE 2024 to highlight technologies shaping the future of live events

eventplanner

ISE 2024 takes place at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via from 30 Jan – 2 Feb 2024. This special 20th anniversary edition is set to be the biggest yet, as ISE celebrates two decades of pro AV and systems integration excellence.

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The QEII Centre: award win underscores venue’s commitment to sustainability

Prestige Events Magazine

World-renowned conference, events, meetings and exhibition centre, The QEII Centre , has scooped the Sustainability Award for Catering for its catering division, QEII Taste, at the London Venue & Catering Awards. The awards, which recognise and reward outstanding achievement in London-based venues and catering companies, also granted silver to the venue for Best Venue Team.

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Mastering the Debrief Meeting: A Guide to Effective Hosting

Eventscase Blog

What is a Debrief Meeting? Understanding the Basics Debrief meetings are an essential part of any team’s operations. It’s easy to think that as soon as an event is over, the work is as well, but this isn’t the case. A debrief meeting is a good way to reflect on an event as a whole, including acknowledging successes and failures. It helps ensure that teams learn from mistakes and improve processes.