Fri.Nov 18, 2022

The State of Event Tech


Skift Take: Following the Covid-induced roller coaster ride of the last two-and-a-half years, event tech is in recovery mode. By most accounts the sector is over twice the size compared to before the Covid pandemic, but it is still coming to terms with the bubble it went through.

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Designing the Perfect Event Attendee Arrival

Endless Events

Attendee arrival has changed in recent years. Before the pandemic, attendees would have booked hotels and made transportation arrangements in the days or weeks leading up to the event.

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Emirates Old Trafford events drive £27 million boost to the Greater Manchester economy

Event Industry News

New research from Marketing Manchester shows broader value of Emirates Old Trafford’s biggest events to the local economy. This year, international cricket, The Hundred and four sold-out concerts delivered an estimated £27m in value to Manchester’s economy.

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NFTs for Events: Creating Memorable Emotions for Your Attendees


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of NFTs? Best-case scenario, people will associate NFTs with digital collectibles. Worst-case scenario, they’ll see NFTs as an overblown speculative bubble. Neither of these two scenarios is wrong.

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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!

Cocktail Spotlight: The Fall Spirit

Special Events

Autumn-inspired cocktails for your next event

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What is a Hybrid Event?

Socio Events

When it comes to the future of the event industry, some people might imagine a return to in-person events. Others envision online audiences live streaming content from the comfort of their homes. The truth is that both outcomes are correct—but how can that be?

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How to Get Corporate Sponsorship for Your Charity Event


Attracting corporate sponsorship for your event can significantly increase your fundraising ability.

FICP’s Annual Conference Gave Back, Set Records

Smart Meetings

When 684 meetings industry leaders met in Boston this week for Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals’ (FICP) 2022 Annual Conference, the theme at Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport was “Creating Our New History” and set milestones—they did.

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ExCeL London leads the way in the future of sustainable events with first UK use of innovative robots

Event Industry News

‘Lionel’ – the world’s most advanced floor marking robot – completes UK’s first real-world application for Event Tech Live 2022.

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Hosting Charity Galas

Eventbrite UK

Planning a fundraising event for a charity or nonprofit organisation is an exciting project that can ultimately benefit your cause. It’s important to think through how you’ll communicate your mission with attendees and connect them with the cause that their donations will benefit.

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Smart Moves in New York, Panama City Beach and More

Smart Meetings

Brigette Bienvenu. Bienvenu is market director of sales of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour , both in Florida.

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44 Christmas Fundraiser Ideas

Eventbrite UK

The Christmas season is a time of generosity, so appeal to festive event-goers with a chance to give back. You can start hosting Christmas events as soon as December hits, but keep in mind that people’s schedules get fuller as the holidays near.

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Lessons from The Valuable 500’s Most Accessible Cities in the World

Smart Meetings

Leaving the comfort of your own city and venturing out in the great big world for a conference is exciting. For some, however, the unfamiliar can create anxiety about whether there will be barriers that keep them from fully participating.

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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.

De Vere changes ‘Showtime’ to ‘Grow-time’ this December  

Prestige Events Magazine

De Vere , a collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels and event destinations, has partnered with Make it Wild to plant trees instead of issuing cinema tickets as part of its Showtime loyalty scheme for the month of December.

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ExCeL on track to deliver major expansion programme putting London at forefront of global events after successful completion of first build phase

Event Industry News

ExCeL London has completed the first phase of its major expansion project, which is set to add to the venue’s existing world-class conference and exhibition facilities with a 25% increase to its 100,000sqm (1,076,000sqft) capacity.

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10 Reasons Why Your Wedding Planning Business Isn’t Making Money

QC Event School

Are you a professional wedding planner that’s finding it difficult to make money? Here’s the good news: you’re not alone. In fact, a number wedding planners struggle to turn a profit at some point in their career.

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Friday Faves for Wedding & Event Planners

The Planner's Lounge

Welcome to our Friday Favorites! Every couple of weeks we share some of our favorite articles from around the web that we find interesting or will help you succeed in your wedding planning business. Destination Weddings: Latest Trends, International vs Domestic, Hottest Locations {Money Control}. Fall Weddings Are Hotter than Ever According to HotelPlanner {Haute Living}. 23 Behind-the-Scenes Wedding Catastrophes That Venue Staff Witnessed in Horror {BuzzFeed}.

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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.

Inflation, Recession Fears Drive Changes in Planning Departments


The latest MPI Quarterly Meetings Outlook sees more contractor usage, less staff travel, a hunt for new event-revenue streams, and other adjustments going into 2023.

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How to Run a Golf Charity Fundraiser


Golf is in its heyday. According to Forbes, the number of rounds played in 2020 was up by 60 million, the largest increase in decades. Golf’s renewed popularity is a great reason to think about making your next fundraising event a charity golf tournament.

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Managing Meetings Means Managing Stakeholders


Your executive is a commitment-phobe but the hotel won’t hold your space. What’s a planner to do?