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How to bring swag bag game to a new level? Tips & best bag ideas


There are many ways to increase the level of happiness of your guests at the event. Swag bags, other known as goodie bags, are one of them. Marketing freebies are really popular. Heck, Oscar swag bags got even straight to Forbes and Business Insider as a scoop of the day.

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How to Improve Your Team’s Planning Workflow


Event Planning

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How To Build Guest List For Corporate Events

All Seated

Establishing the guest list for an event is the crucial first step for every event planning process. While on the surface it may seem as though a guest list is only about who is invited, it serves purposes well beyond that!

Use A Conference Story Arc To Shift Your Participants’ Brain Architecture And Strengthen Their Neural Connections

Velvet Chainsaw

We are helpless story junkies says author, journalist, and storyteller Michelle Weldon. We can’t help it. It’s part of our human nature to crave and connect with stories. Your brain on story acts very differently than when your brain is receiving data, facts and information.

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.

Event Planning Template Bundle: 61 Templates for 2019


Event planners have a lot on their plate. Knowing this, we pulled together our most useful free event planning templates, checklists, workflows, planning, and strategy cheat sheets to help you plan all elements of your event project.

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Event Technology Buyer’s Guide

Event Industry News

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Event Tech Buyer’s Guide, your comprehensive resource for learning what the latest trends are in this diverse industry.

Tips for Successful Corporate Event Planning- Learning from VOT 2018

Hubilo Blog

Events are a great way to facilitate a lot of corporate benefits. Major corporate, no matter the industry they operate in from plastics to wealth management leverage events for various purposes.

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The Gate creates new social dining concept in Richmond

Event Industry News

A new social concept has been introduced to Richmond, welcoming relaxed all-day dining to Richmond Hill. Great food and drink, unpretentious and amazing value, The Gate officially opened its doors on November 2 nd and is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner every day.

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Dietary Expert Urges Group to Eat Real Foods

Smart Meetings

In her buoyant, unique style, prominent health advocate Zonya Foco urged participants at Smart Meeting South Central National in New Orleans to take a closer look at their dietary habits.

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Who’s on the shortlist for the Event Technology Awards 2018?

Event Industry News

With the Event Technology Awards only a few days away take a look at some of the companies vying to win one of the highest regarded awards in the events industry. Tech-savvy Crewsaders shortlisted for Event Technology Awards.

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5 Ways to Build a More Respectful and Harassment-Free Workplace Culture

Smart Meetings

The #MeToo movement is impelling organizations to rethink and revamp their approach to preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Extraordinary awaits at Croke Park Meetings & Events

Event Industry News

The Croke Park team are delighted to be shortlisted for the Event Technology Awards 2018 recognising the critical role technology plays at venues and events.

Tech Tuesday: Drive Traffic to Your Event Website with SEO and Paid Ads


Planning, organizing, and running an event involves a larger investment of both your time and money. So, don’t let all your hard work go to waste by neglecting a proper marketing campaign.

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The Themed Event: How to Ensure Memorable, Impactful Experiences for Attendees


If you want your event or meeting to be memorable, then get busy theming it.

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The Events Expert Interview Series #26: Keith Johnston


We have been interviewing expert event professionals in our industry, and sharing their insights, advice, and unique experiences. With more than 15 years experience, Keith Johnston has worked on both the planner and supplier side of the meetings and events industry.

Lessons from NOLA: The Importance of Storytelling in the Meetings Industry

Smart Meetings

Gary Hernbroth, Keynote Speaker. Gary Hernbroth, Keynote Speaker. Posted by Smart Meetings on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. It’s vital for suppliers and planners to make the most of every second by truly engaging each other, emphasized industry veteran Gary Hernbroth in a keynote at Smart Meeting South Central National in New Orleans on Tuesday.

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Confessions of an Event Planner: Hannah Sheppard, Clownfish Events


What’s it really like to be an event planner? What aspects of your job do you love? What lessons have you learned along the way? With our ‘Confessions of an Event Planner’ series we aim to get under the skin of our interviewees and find out what it really takes to be a creator. We […].

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Meetoo Ltd launch The Meetoo Partner Network

Event Industry News

Meetoo , the real time polling and Q&A platform for audience engagement, have announced the launch of the Meetoo Partner Network. The platform will be unveiled at the UK’s most prominent Event Technology show, Event Tech Live , the Meetoo Partner Network is a programme that supports meeting and event organisers who are looking for a managed audience engagement technology solution. .

Our Favorite Events From 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 137

Endless Events

This is one of our favorite episodes of the year! If you follow #EventIcons you know our hosts travel the world and see so many epic events. Today our hosts are sharing their favorite events from 2018 with us.

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Event Tech Live granted full accreditation by CPD Standards Office

Event Industry News

The organisers of Event Tech Live are proud to announce that the event has been granted full CPD accreditation by the CPD Standards Office. The event is now classed as an Accredited Provider. CPD – or Continued Professional Development – are educational sessions relating to an industry that many employers require their staff to complete as part of their contract.

6 Strategies To Maximize Year-End Fundraising Using Your Donor Data

Click & Pledge

Any experienced nonprofit knows that the end of the year is an extremely critical fundraising period. Proof: 31% of all 2014 giving occurred in December of that year. It is essential to start preparing for the year-end push well in advance, to ensure you are doing all you can to maximize giving.

Meet the Team: David Adkins

a2z Innovation Insider

Meet David Adkins, Associate Project Manager with a2z, in our ‘Meet the Team’ series. . Q: How would you describe yourself? A: I am a relatively quiet extrovert. I am a very big picture thinker but also enjoy drilling down into an issue to solve a problem.

Adam Andersen appointed Group Director of Pharma Portfolio at Informa

Event Industry News

Informa plc has appointed Adam Andersen Group Director of the Pharma Portfolio (previously part of UBM), which includes brands such as the global CPhI exhibition series – as well as co-located P-MEC, ICSE, Innopack, FDF – bioLIVE and Pharmapack Europe. Prior to his appointment Andersen headed Informa’s award-winning Natural Products Expos and SupplySide tradeshows.

A Hand for Tipping

Connect Your Meetings

The expertise, responsiveness, and thoroughness of service providers will impact your meeting. The poor ones live in infamy as you retell the story of how you scrambled and served eggs because the cook forgot to wake up (true story). We remember the excellent ones for how they made our jobs much easier, especially under stress. Our sleepy cook did not get a tip (clearly), but those who partner with planners should be thanked, and tipping is the industry standard—even for small meetings.

Priava Shortlisted for the Event Technology Awards 2018

Event Industry News

Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface , the software requires minimal training, yet its powerful functionality supports users at every stage of the event management process – from capturing the initial inquiry to coordinating logistics and producing invoices and reports.

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Meet the Team: Leslie Brodsky

a2z Innovation Insider

Meet Leslie Brodsky, Account Manager with a2z, in our ‘Meet the Team’ series. Click to view slideshow. Q: How would you describe yourself? A: I would describe myself as a total extrovert that loves being around people. I try and find the humor in all situations. When I am not watching my kids play sports (which is most of the time ), I love cooking, shopping, trying new restaurants and traveling.

4 Team Building Ideas for Corporate Events


I don’t know about you, but I really like team building exercises.

Meet the Team: Jesse Futter

a2z Innovation Insider

Meet Jesse Futter, Web/Product Designer with a2z, in our ‘Meet the Team’ series. Click to view slideshow. Q: How would you describe yourself? A: I am a creative professional. I have a Master’s in human-centered computing and fascination with sociology and human behavior. Prior to joining a2z, I have been a visual artist and a musician. I have an intense love for bad tv and movies. Q: Tell us a little about your role at a2z? What do you enjoy the most about it?

Host Your Next Event at the University of Dayton

Unique Venues

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Costa Rica: Naturally Inspiring Meetings


Costa Rica is a rising-star destination for meetings and incentives, offering a brand-new convention center in the capital city of San José, more than 33,480 hotel rooms throughout the country, and a variety of activities to keep delegates engaged and entertained.