Wed.Oct 09, 2019

Why Is Wi-Fi at Events Still So Bad?


Attendees use their laptops in the dining area of an event. O'Reilly Conferences / Flickr Skift Take: A lot of the same issues that plagued conference Wi-Fi 10 years ago are still around today, even as good internet becomes more and more of a necessity. Isaac Carey Read the Complete Story On Skift. Meetings & Events meetings meetingsiq trade show internet wi-fi

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How The Weather Can Ruin Your Event

Gallus Events

While it can obviously be difficult to predict the weather months in advance, there are several steps you can take to avoid it being as big a problem. How the weather can ruin your event……… Let’s set the scene. You’ve spent months on end planning for your event. You’ve got your marketing strategy down to a tee and have hundreds upon hundreds of guests booked to come along.

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How to Set Catering Prices

Planning Pod

Whether you’re starting a brand new catering business or you’ve been at it for decades, figuring out how to set catering prices is a critical task that typically follows a fairly predictable sequence of steps. It begins with deciding (or reevaluating) what kind of catering business you want to provide. You need to have a clear idea of exactly what’s on your catering menu. You need to know what kinds of events and clients you are targeting.

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How To Create The Ultimate Event Layout Attendees Will Fall In Love With

Endless Events

It’s time for another episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, and this time we’re building the ultimate event layout! Just like many other parts of your event, layout is something to think about. A messy layout can quickly become the downfall of the entire meeting or convention. But on the other hand, a great layout might just be the key to get your attendees to fall in love with the event! We’ve covered some variations of this topic before.

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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.

Talent to Tickets: How Collage Club Grew from a Friend’s Gathering to a Successful Workshop Series

Eventbrite UK

This is the third part in our Talent to Tickets series, where we speak to DIY creators about how they turned their hobby into an event series. Stumble upon one of Steph’s workshops and you’ll find mountains of magazines, bundles of clippings, and rainbows of colourful paper ready to be chopped, sliced and pasted into […]. The post Talent to Tickets: How Collage Club Grew from a Friend’s Gathering to a Successful Workshop Series appeared first on Eventbrite UK.

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The Guide to Dry Hire Venues

Eventbrite UK

While plenty of venues provide everything that an organiser could require to host an amazing event, there’s also a lot to be said for hiring a blank canvas and adding your own individual flourishes. Find out what approach works for you with our guide to dry hire venues. When you want an extra level of […]. The post The Guide to Dry Hire Venues appeared first on Eventbrite UK.

Wi-Fi’s Frustrating Lack of Progress at Events


An event attendee works on her laptop. Wi-Fi issues remain a challenge at large events, even as the need for a strong, consistent connection increasingly grows. JD Lasica / Flickr Skift Take: Many planners treat Wi-Fi as an afterthought, when really it's become a central part of the event experience, just like food or beverage. Isaac Carey Read the Complete Story On Skift. Meetings & Events meetings meetingsiq wi-fi

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What Your Clients Want for Their Fall Special Events

Special Events

Fall is here, a season that brings a rich array of design options for special events. Here is some autumn inspiration

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Event Committees: 4 Types Needed and Their Duties


We’ve all heard the old phrase “two heads are better than one”! And it still rings true today. Planning a large conference or company event is a huge task to take on and will almost always need more than one person planning. So, how do you implement that in an organized way? event planning and promotion event tips

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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.

HBAA Mental Health survey reveals striking findings

Event Industry News

Working practices and increased pressures contribute significantly to mental health issues in the hospitality and events industry. Two thirds think workers in the sector are more likely to suffer from mental health issues than five years ago. Working practices, shorter meeting lead times and increased pressures contribute significantly to poor mental health issues in the hospitality and events industry. .

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The Smallest Details Can Bring Out the True Flavor of Your Event

Maritz Global Events

Johnny Cupcake’s recipe for success breaks the mold, but it’s a great case study for events searching for new ways to “surprise and delight” their guests. Johnny Earle (his actual last name), isn’t an event strategist. And even though his name may suggest so, he’s not even a baker. Almost 20 years ago, Johnny created a t-shirt brand from scratch. His stores look and smell like bakeries, but instead of pastries and treats in his refrigerated cases, he has culinary-themed t-shirts.

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Event Technology Awards Judges’ Spotlight: Sam Chance

Event Industry News

Sam Chance is the Portfolio Marketing Manager at Fresh Montgomery overseeing shows including Hotel, Restaurant & Catering, ScotHot, Independent Hotel Show, PUB and The Foodservice Show. With number of visitors ranging from 3,000 up to 20,000 technology and the efficiencies it creates is vital in helping drive visitor attendance. Sam has worked in Events marketing for more than 10 years, having had previous roles at Centaur Media, Reed Exhibitions and Clarion Events.

The Guide to Dry Hire Venues

Eventbrite UK

While plenty of venues provide everything that an organiser could require to host an amazing event, there’s also a lot to be said for hiring a blank canvas and adding your own individual flourishes. Find out what approach works for you with our guide to dry hire venues. When you want an extra level of […]. The post The Guide to Dry Hire Venues appeared first on Eventbrite UK.

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.

The Power of Effective Team Building

Eagle's Flight Corporate Events

When Google undertook a major initiative to study the inner workings of teams, they named the initiative Project Aristotle as a nod to the philosopher’s statement that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Sure enough, they found that a group of people with average skills who work well together will outperform a group of exceptional individuals who don’t. Corporate Events

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Organizing Sustainable Events


We have already highlighted in one of our blogs earlier this year that sustainability is going to play a huge role in 2019 in the event management industry. People are. Read More. The post Organizing Sustainable Events appeared first on Townscript Blog. Event Planning

Aventri's Quarterly Content Wrap-Up: Event Intelligence, Optimizing the Attendee Journey & More


At Aventri, not only are we proud to offer our clients the top event management software solution , but to also be considered an industry thought leader. It's why we work hard throughout the year to provide insights to today's meeting and event planners through blog posts, interviews, ebooks, guides, videos and more. Learn what content pieces from the last three months were the most popular. Event Technology featured

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Citrix Required Update For Mac OS 10.15 Catalina


The post Citrix Required Update For Mac OS 10.15 Catalina appeared first on Caterease. Alert

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Experience12 appoints Holly Carters from MediaCom to boost client services team

Event Industry News

Experience12, the pop culture marketing agency, today announced it has appointed Holly Carters as account manager, further bolstering the client services team that has gone from strength-to-strength over the past year. Holly joins the team from MediaCom where she was most recently a senior event producer working on global clients including Subway, Galaxy, Coca-Cola, Toyota and Peugeot.

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Critical Things You Learn from Difficult Events


Whether you are a beginner or event professional, there’s no shortage of things you’ll be learning from unpredictable and demanding events. Each conference, business breakfast, or seminar you plan may transform into a war zone at any time

Tara Higgins takes over as Hargrove president

Event Industry News

Hargrove has announced the hiring of industry veteran, Tara Higgins, as president of the growing experiential events, exhibits, and expositions company. Tara brings to Hargrove more than 20 years’ experience leading results-driven teams in the events, exhibitions and experiential marketing industries. She spent most of her career with George P. Johnson in increasing areas of responsibility and where her last role was executive vice president of Global Operations.

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Tony Uphoff joins the Ellivent Advisory Board

Event Industry News

Ellivent has announced that Tony Uphoff has joined the Ellivent Advisory Board. Ellivent is a San Diego-based startup that aims to change the way marketing teams plan their attendance at trade shows. The Ellivent exhibitor platform includes bespoke tools to simplify trade show attendance planning and a framework for measuring the ROI of trade shows. With a database of hundreds of trade shows and vendors, Ellivent also helps companies find new shows and connect with the right vendors. .

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.