Tue.Nov 22, 2022

Convention Center Workers Prepare to Walk Off the Job in 5 U.S. Cities


Skift Take: Sodexo convention center workers in five major meetings markets — Las Vegas, Orlando, Detroit, Sacramento, and New Orleans — are warning of possible strikes as early as December 1. Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Tis the Season to Save: Hosting Holiday Sales to Sell More Tickets to Your Events


By Rachel White. This holiday season, people are hungry for savings, and Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas and New Years offer timely opportunities for event planners to offer exclusive savings and drive ticket sales to any upcoming events.

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Event Tech Class of 2022 Celebrates at London Show


Skift Take: Event tech is a sector in flux with an uncertain marketplace. Event Tech Live saw companies of all sizes lay out their sales pitches in hope of finding firm ground for growth. Miguel Neves Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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How Top Meeting Profs Give Thanks

Smart Meetings

This is the season for counting our blessings and giving thanks. The hospitality industry has so much to be grateful for as we return to doing what we love, working with partners to welcome guests and create memorable experiences.

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Download 7 Exceptional Event Email Templates for Driving Attendee Engagement

Write winning event emails in minutes! Relying on decades of social science research and more recent behavioral data, we’ll show you the science-backed methods to creating a wildly successful event-marketing email campaign for almost any situation. Download the eBook today!

Gordon Ramsey Wants Food To Be the Conversation Starter at New Vegas Joint


Skift Take: Ramsay’s Kitchen at Harrah’s is the latest outlet for the celebrity chef’s creations in Las Vegas. With plenty of options for groups all around the city, how can this eatery steal the show? Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Venues of Excellence further invests in its quality strategy

Event Industry News

For over 30 years, Venues of Excellence (VOE), previously Conference Centres of Excellence has operated as a leading UK sales and marketing consortium specifically focused on the conference and events market.

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TWT: Convention Center Labor Disputes, Holiday Travel Stats

Smart Meetings

Editor’s note: This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself. Food Service Workers Announce Strike Votes at U.S. Convention Centers. UNITE HERE, the hospitality workers union representing Sodexo Live!

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Get a Sneak Peek of Installations and Activations Coming to the 2022 SCOPE Art Show

Event Marketer

SCOPE Art Show marked its 20 th anniversary during Miami Art Week last year, but for organizers of the international art fair, 2022 is when the real celebration will go down.

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Montgomery joins Skyline as SVP of Client Services

Event Industry News

Skyline Exhibits, a trade show exhibiting company, announced today that industry veteran Mike Montgomery has joined the Skyline leadership team as the Senior Vice President of Client Services.

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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.

Cassandra and Peter’s Timeless Affair at Casa Loma


Cassandra and Peter did what many couples wish they could do — they got married at a gorgeous castle. Working with the brilliant Linda the Event Planner , their wedding at Casa Loma was the perfect combination of elegance and romance. It truly looked like it came straight out of a fairytale!

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Elevate Mentoring Programme launches its Seventh Annual Registration

Event Industry News

Elevate, the pioneering and free mentorship programme that has supported and inspired over 1,200 people within the events industry since its inception, has launched its seventh-season intake for new mentees and mentors.

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hybrid event planning: when to host a hybrid event


corporate virtual events were at the forefront of the event offering during the pandemic and as the world has emerged back to live events and the ability to get people and groups together again, the prominence of hybrid events has come to the forefront.

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The Demand for Sustainable Events is Heating Up

Prestige Events Magazine

Oddmund Braaten, CEO at Interprefy. Unless you haven’t heard, there’s been a pretty big sustainability conference taking place in Egypt this month , aiming to once again highlight the action (or lack of) on climate change over the past year.

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.

Event Spend & Data Usage Both Rising According to Corporate Planners


Hybrid events have seen a 101% increase in annual corporate spend this year, followed closely by in-person events (up by 83%), according to an annual benchmarking study produced by ICE (In-house Corporate Events). Event Planning Featured Event Marketing Opinion Tech Tips Thought Leadership

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Five for 2023: Michael Begley, managing director of venuedirectory.com, shares his top wishes for the new year

Event Industry News

After a tumultuous 2022, you’d be forgiven for hoping for a more settled climate next year. However, with the ONS confirming earlier this month that we’re in a recession, resources are being squeezed tighter than ever, and the outlook is not as rosy as we may like.

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How To Start a Party Planning Business in 12 Steps

QC Event School

So, you want to start a business as a party planner? That’s great! Party planning is a fun and exciting industry, and there’s a LOT of potential for success in this field.

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AV Concepts Every Planner Should Know

Special Events

Everything AV-related that can help planners be better prepared

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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.

How to encourage in-person networking at your events

Socio Events

Conversation. Connection. Opportunity. Separately, these three words might seem like abstract concepts. But together, they’re key ingredients in the recipe for effective networking.

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Creative ways to make your New Year’s Eve event stand out


As 2022 draws to a close, promoters across the country will be thinking of creative New Year’s Eve event ideas to draw in customers and provide a memorable occasion.

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