Fri.Jul 29, 2022

Case Study: CLHIA Amps up Attendee & Sponsor Engagement at Virtual Conference


About CLHIA. Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is the national trade association representing Canada’s life and health insurers.

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Podcast: Technology That Helps Us Connect


Skift Take: Lawrence Coburn, CEO and co-founder of twine joins the podcast to discuss how technology can help us connect and the next evolution of virtual events. Skift Meetings Studio Team Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Podcast Uncategorized

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7 Things to Look For in an Event App


There’s so much to consider when planning an event. Will you host it in-person, online, or as a hybrid event experience ? Whom will you invite, and how will you encourage people to come? What speakers and events will you feature? How much can you spend?

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Navigating Rising AV Costs for Events: ’It’s Not 2019 Anymore’

Convene by PCMA

Event planners and providers are looking for ways to mitigate the ballooning costs go audiovisual services. Jacob Slaton Photography). Inflation hit a four-decade high of 9.1 percent in June, putting continued pressure on consumer’s wallets nearly everywhere that people spend money.

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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!

The Heatwave of the Future Is Here

Smart Meetings

Unbearable, earth-scorching temperatures posing a threat to the environment also endanger the health of meeting attendees exposed to such extreme heat.

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Smart Meetings Experience Elevated Events Culture

Smart Meetings

“When you surround yourself with inspiring people, hard things get easier.” That was the message from author and Superbowl-winning executive Michael Lombardi at Smart Meetings Northeast Experience in Boston this week.

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9 Features Your Theatre Ticketing Software Must Have for a Successful Season

VBO Tickets

Here at VBO Tickets, we know how important it is for theatres to have a quick, accessible, and efficient system to manage events. That’s why our team has worked countless hours to provide a theatre ticketing software full of advanced features to aid in all your event needs.

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New and Renovated: Urban Style and Sustainable Stays

Smart Meetings

Astra Hotel Seattle. In Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, Astra Hotel Seattle by Marriott Tribute Portfolio is open and ready for reservations. Its 16 stories hold 265 guest rooms and 5,000 sq. of meeting space in seven meeting and event spaces.

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Get Ahead With These 15 Amazing Features for Your Conference Apps in 2022


Since the early days of the internet, people have been finding ways to make meetings and conferences more efficient, engaging, and interactive. Conference apps are one way to do this.

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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.

LVCVA Names Lisa Messina Chief Sales Officer

Smart Meetings

Lisa Messina has joined Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) as chief sales officer. Messina joins following a 4.5-year stint with Caesars Entertainment, where she most recently worked as senior vice president of sales, leading a team of 120 sales directors.

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Event Tech Live On Demand – Technology trends shaping trade shows

Event Industry News

It’s week 6 of our Event Tech Live Summit on-demand series and this week we’re hearing about the “ Technology trends shaping trade shows”.

Smart Moves in San Diego, Chicago and More

Smart Meetings

Michaelene Sullivan. San Diego Tourism Authority appointed Sullivan vice president of sales and services. She brings more than 18 years of hospitality and destination sales experience with Hyatt Hotels, and has held leadership roles in food and beverage and events, as well.

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Still using post-it notes? Networking at conferences and events: why you need an AI tool 

Event Industry News

Are you still using pen and paper to organize your events? Believe it or not, this is still happening. Organizers of ‘meeting-based’ events, like ‘hosted buyer’, use post-it notes to match the right buyers and suppliers so they can meet and do business. There are several problems with this approach.

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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.

“FourME Condos,” by Jet Entertainment’

Canadian Special Events

Jet Entertainmen t ‘s Experiential Marketing Team was hired by Hersh Realty Group to launch “FourME Condos,” a pre-construction development by The Lash Group.

WeTrack supplies Incident Management Software to Birmingham 2022

Event Industry News

WeTrack are proud to announce that they are the official supplier of the Games Issue Tracking System for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in the United Kingdom from July 28th to August 8th, across Birmingham, the West Midlands and London.

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6 Ways to Revamp Your Exhibit


You invested a good amount of money in your trade show booth design. It’s good quality and you know it will last, but you want to switch your design! What do you do? Throw it away, buy a new one? You might not have the budget to buy a new display and yours is still brand new.

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Maximising venue relationships to deliver exceptional live event experiences: The Race For Space

Event Industry News

On 20th July, EMA collaborated with Hire Space on a panel exploring how we can maximise venue relationships to deliver exceptional event experiences in a post pandemic landscape. Things aren’t as easy as they have been in days gone by.

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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.

Cadmium Reveals Innovations in Events and Education at Annual Conference


NEWS RELEASE. CADMIUM REVEALS INNOVATIONS IN EVENTS AND EDUCATION AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Hundreds of learning and event technology professionals convened for two-day hybrid event, Cadmium Spark. WASHINGTON D.C. July 29, 2022) — Cadmium concluded their annual conference this week at Nationals Park.