Mon.Jul 19, 2021

Hub and spoke meetings

Conferences that Work

Ever since my first encounter with the hybrid hub and spoke meeting topology at Event Camp Twin Cities in 2011, I’ve been a big fan of the format. Yesterday [see below], I realized that hub and spoke is a great format for purely online meetings too. But first….

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Top 5 features to look for in event management software


With so many changes happening to the meetings and events space, you might be on the hunt for event management software to help you adapt to new demands while you create and manage a large number of events. .

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Do 3D Virtual Event Booths Work?


Most event planners (57 percent) feel that virtual 3D booths make no sense according to a recent poll on LinkedIn. What do eventprofs really think about 3D environments as they’re used in events today?

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The Story of How a Classic Theatrical Play Went Virtual


Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder of WiT, events and media platform, once again returned to Virtual Experience Makers , this time to interview Hossan Leong and Derrick Chew of the famous theatrical, The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure. Virtual and hybrid events have been the new normal.

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Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

FX’s Pop-up Night Bites Bakery Ushers in ‘American Horror Summer’

Event Marketer

Walking up to the storefront in New York City’s meatpacking district, there were a few indications this wasn’t a typical bakery. An ominous black door and red neon lighting announcing the “Night Bites Bakery” greeted passers-by. Then there were the hours—opening nightly at 7 p.m.

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The Absolute Best Chicken Wings in Jacksonville


It’s Super Bowl Sunday every day when you’re gnawing on some savory wings, lovingly dipped in dressing. I’ve noticed foods that pair well with sports correlate with messiness.

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Tailgate Trade Show Goes Off Without a Hitch

Convene by PCMA

Planners and exhibitors connect during the PCMA’s Greater Philadelphia chapter’s “Trunk and Meet” Tailgate Trade Show, held in a parking lot in June. All photos by Mario Oliveto Photography).

Top 5 Chicken Wings Spots In Austin You Need To Check Out


Ain’t no thang but a chicken wang, it’s true! We sure do love taking a big bite out of a “comes right of the bone” wing, and luckily we also know all the places you can do the same! No this isn’t a list of all the chain restaurants where you can get some bar grub.

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The Curse of the No-Show: How to Get People to Attend Your Event

Eventbrite UK

As an event creator, the last thing you want right now is to put tonnes of work into planning an event, only to have a handful of people show up on the day. This is especially true if your event is free or has low-cost ticketing tiers. There are a whole host of reasons why […].

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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.

It’s Gogh Time: Immersive Van Gogh Experience Invites Consumers to Step Inside the Artist’s Works

Event Marketer

On the way to check-in, attendees meet Van Gogh-style sunflowers and large replicas of the artist’s self-portraits.

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10 Day Trips From Raleigh for a Fun Escape


Every once in a while, everyone needs a mini vacay. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the best day trips from Raleigh!

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Ground-breaking 17-person ice sculpture #PeopleTogether comes to Covent Garden

Prestige Events Magazine

Today, Monday 19th July, this incredible one-of-a-kind sculpture, created by ice-pioneers Icebox, will be on display at one of London’s famous meeting points, Covent Garden.

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Fairs and Festivals in Pittsburgh | August 2021 Edition


There’s no shortage of fairs and festivals in Pittsburgh this year! We’re talking family-friendly fun, food and drink festivities, and even some world renowned speciality fairs. Mark your calendars friends… you won’t want to miss these! Pittsburgh Mimosa Festival.

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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.

Return to Live Events: Attitudes and Outlook

The Castle Group

Castle recently attended its first in-person industry networking event in more than 15 months. The Global Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE) was hosted at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Stuff to Do in Atlanta’s Fun Guide to the Truist Atlanta Open presented by Fiserv


The Truist Atlanta Open presented by Fiserv is fast approaching! The time for explosive live tennis from top-ranked athletes, exciting live music entertainment, and tasty food vendors is here. With that being said, UNATION’s Stuff to do in Atlanta team curated the ultimate guide to have a great time!

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Your Event App Doesn’t Have AI, It Has Predictive Analytics!

Endless Events

Brandt and Will are on a futuristic roll! In the last Event Tech Podcast episode, they talked about face recognition technology in events. And since nothing gets tech nerds riled up more than AI, they’ll be talking about AI in event apps today.

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Cute Clothes and Good Food: Your Guide to Shopping in The Strip District


Are you ready to buy a new outfit? Maybe grab a sandwich at Primantis and some sweet treats afterward? Yes, you are, it’s time to bring out your inner Elle Woods and get ready to “shop til’ you drop.”

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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.

How Event Planners and Sponsors Can Get the Most Out of Their Partnership


Whether you’re planning an in-person or virtual program, gaining sponsors is crucial to any successful event. And for virtual event-planning in particular, you need additional tools to connect online attendees from your business to those sponsors. Event Marketing

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10 Smart Moves in Nashville, San Antonio and London

Smart Meetings

Joshua Schaeffer and Shane Fortner. Schaeffer is director of experience and Fortner is director of sales for Virgin Hotels Nashville in Tennessee.

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Another Complication to Resuming In-Person Meetings: Air Travel


Both inventory and pricing have changed as the nation emerges from the pandemic, and not in a favorable way for business travelers.

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U.S. Groups Could Return to Canada Next Month—If Vaccinated

Smart Meetings

A significant uptick in Covid 19 vaccinations in Canada has prompted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to suggest that his country’s long-sealed border with the United States might open again as early as next month. According to the latest data, more Canadians than U.S. citizens are now fully vaccinated.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

3 Surprising Realities of Your Event Planner Job Description

QC Event School

Dream of working in the event planning industry? Then you need to know exactly what’ll be expected as part of your event planner job description! Luckily, QC Event School ‘s Student Ambassador, Nicole Thielmann, is here to help.

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Eight Historic Venues in Toronto’s Infamous Distillery District


The Distillery District is a complete Toronto gem, drawing both locals and tourists alike to its historic cobblestone streets.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort secures significant event bookings for 2021 despite roadmap delays

Prestige Events Magazine

Wyboston Lakes Resort in Bedfordshire has confirmed a series of major bookings for conferences and events for July and August onwards.

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11 Awesome Alternatives to a Traditional Wedding Cake


While wedding cakes will certainly never go out out style, it’s perfectly possible that cake just isn’t your thing. If that’s the case, you shouldn’t force anything and instead embrace your personal taste!

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

UFI conference sees organisers united in data dilemma

Event Industry News

International exhibition industry association UFI followed up June’s ‘Battle for Event Data’ fireworks between four virtual platforms, part of its European Conference, with an organisers’ perspective on Thursday 15 July.

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Add a touch of royalty to your next event with De Vere Horsley Estate, as featured in The Crown

Prestige Events Magazine

Impress your guests by hosting your next meeting or event at De Vere Horsley Estate , located in East Horsley, Surrey, as seen in Netflix’s award-winning series The Crown. In season two, episode six, the striking historic Horsley Towers can be seen on screen as the German Marburg Castle in Hesse.

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Things to Do in Pittsburgh Weekend Guide


Cheers to the freakin’ weekend! Our top five things to do in Pittsburgh this week are unique and only come around once a year… so don’t miss out (consider this your warning!)

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