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Visa Delays Continue to Impact the Events Industry

EventMB

Skift Take: It takes a minimum of 849 days to get a visitor visa interview appointment in Mexico City. In Bogota, it’s 640 days. Mumbai, 499 days. These delays have a tangible negative impact on the events industry.

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The Meetings Industry Association seeks new chief executive as Kerrin MacPhie embarks on new venture

Prestige Events Magazine

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) is seeking an exceptional and inspirational new chief executive, following Kerrin MacPhie’s decision to pursue a new venture. Since her appointment in 2021, Kerrin has significantly elevated and transformed the trade association as well as its work advocating best practice and championing the business meetings and event sector.

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Event Tech News Roundup – May 2024

EventMB

Skift Take: From AI assistants promising to revolutionize event planning to strategic partnerships enhancing attendee analytics—there is plenty of fresh, impactful event tech news to explore.

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Will the Paris Olympics Get the Gold from Meeting Profs?

Smart Meetings

You think planning a sales conference at a Chicago hotel ballroom is tough, try planning the 2024 Summer Olympics. The games stretch from July 26 to Aug. 11. To be closely followed by the Paralympics from Aug. 28-Sept. 8. The Olympics opening ceremony, for the first time in the history of the summer games, will not take place in a stadium, but will see 10,500 athletes from 205 international delegations glide along Paris’ River Seine on more than 80 boats as the sun sets.

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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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Heather and Alston’s Modern and Romantic Wedding at Hotel X Toronto

EventSource

Love knows no boundaries, and for Heather and Alston, it transcended cultures, weaving a beautiful tapestry of modern elegance and Caribbean vibrancy at Hotel X Toronto. Nestled amidst the dynamic cityscape , the venue provided the perfect backdrop for Heather and Alston’s union. From the breathtaking views at The View , where they exchanged vows, to the enchanting ambiance of New Fort Hall for their reception, every corner of the venue echoed with the promise of a magical day.

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Ashfield Event Experiences and WRG Combine to Create New Global Experiential Agency, Emota

Exhibitor Magazine

LONDON - Inizio Engage announces the launch of its new global experiential agency, Emota, merging Ashfield Event Experiences (AEE) and WRG to create a.

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New survey reveals the growing demand for integrating culture and arts into conferences and events

Event Industry News

A new survey from Barbican Business Events revealed that an overwhelming 77% of the respondents have incorporated elements of culture and the arts into their conferences or events, with 20% of them integrating these elements either significantly or completely.

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How to Avoid the Pre-Event Rush

CadmiumCD

We’ve all experienced the pre-event frenzy—crowds milling around the entrance, people blocking the way with their bags, and the rush to be the first in line. This chaos can quickly dampen any excitement and anticipation that should have been brewing in its place. But what if there was a way to sidestep this chaos instead? To get your event to start on a high note, we suggest implementing some strategies that help redirect the pre-event frenzy into a streamlined and enjoyable process for the pre-

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AeroAVA Displays and Audience & Brands unveil world- first augmented drone shows for live broadcasts

Event Industry News

Global brand experience technologists, Audience & Brands, and award-winning drone display company, AeroAVA, announced a ground-breaking innovation in live event technology at The Media Production & Technology Show last week.

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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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PENGUINS EVENTS RELOCATES TO CENTRAL LONDON OFFICE

Prestige Events Magazine

Penguins Events, a leading events agency specialising in incentive travel and reward and recognition, is excited to announce its relocation to a new office in Central London. Formerly based in Windsor, the company has now moved to its parent group DRPG ’s Farringdon office. As well as fostering collaboration and synergy across the group, this physical integration into the DRPG family will undoubtedly enhance the agency’s capabilities and offerings to clients.

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Chalke History Festival 2024 relaunches with event branding by Bloom

Event Industry News

Launched in 2011, Chalke Valley is the UK’s leading live history event. For a week every June, over 55,000 visitors, young and old, gather to hear talks, join debates and enjoy immersive experiences that bring history to life.

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Victory Services Club scoops two wins at the Cook and Serve Challenge 2024

Prestige Events Magazine

Victory Services Club has scooped first place in two categories of the annual Venues of Excellence Cook and Serve Challenge. The winning Chef was Dilhan Sariffo’deen who is a Demi Chef de Partie and Kitchen Manager at the Club, His wins were in were in the Junior Category and were for Best Starter and Best Main Course. The Cook and Serve Challenge is a competition for Venues of Excellence members to create culinary masterpieces and provide outstanding service to invited guests.

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Kinura

Event Industry News

Kinura LTD is a video production company that specialises livestream services for internal communications. Financial institutions, global organisations, and household brands trust Kinura to broadcast their business-critical communications daily. ONSITE PRODUCTION Professional on-location support for Townhalls, AGMs, and investor relations announcements anywhere in the UK.

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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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Martial Artist Jen Cassetta Talks ‘Badassery’

Smart Meetings

Cassetta shared life and leadership lessons during a virtual Smart Woman sessions Smart Woman members all across America tuned in for a Smart Woman virtual session to hear martial artist and keynote speaker Jenn Cassetta speak about her journey toward “badassery.” Cassetta will be speaking at Smart Woman Summit on Aug. 16 th at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, and this session offered a teaser for what is sure to be an inspirational and motivating keynote presentation for Smart Woman Summit 2024 &

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New survey reveals the growing demand for integrating culture and arts into conferences and events

Prestige Events Magazine

A new survey from Barbican Business Events revealed that an overwhelming 77% of the respondents have incorporated elements of culture and the arts into their conferences or events, with 20% of them integrating these elements either significantly or completely. These figures highlight the increasing importance of cultural elements in commercial, association, charity and not-for profit conferences and meetings.

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What Stops Salespeople from Hitting their Revenue Goals?

Special Events

11 things that might be getting in the way of your target revenue

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Everything to consider when screening the UEFA Euro 2024 championship

Skiddle

From venue size and security to licences and marketing - learn what you need to consider when hosting a screening event during EURO 2024

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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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Communicating Your Mission Through Branding at Events

Eventmobi

When planning a conference or other large event for your association, determining how to engage attendees from start to finish is essential for success. At the same time, you want to make sure your event comes across as professional and represents what your organization stands for. After all, your main goal is to keep members coming back and taking advantage of all the professional opportunities your association has to offer!

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How Tulane University Leveraged EthosCE’s Learning Group Feature to Give Learners a Personalized Learning Experience

CadmiumCD

The Challenge: Finding a solution that makes it easy to organize on-demand continuing education courses The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM) located in New Orleans, Louisiana, was looking for a learning management system (LMS) that would enable them to efficiently create and host publicly accessible trainings, decrease the amount of tech support needed for administrators and end-users, and empower

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9 Things Attendees Actually Want From Your Next Event

Attendease

Your prospective attendees are sophisticated, discerning, and maybe even a little demanding at times. They expect a highly customized, unique experience that takes into account their professional goals as well as their personal needs. As a corporate planner, it’s important to surprise and delight your attendees without sacrificing tried-and-true fundamentals.