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Lessons from Anguilla on returning after four years away

Conferences that Work

After a four-year gap due to the COVID pandemic, we eagerly returned to Anguilla for a two-week vacation. We love this tiny Caribbean island and have taken a welcome break from Vermont winter for fifteen years. I have written many posts about lessons from Anguilla gleaned during our visits, and this trip uncovered more. The trip For the first time in many years, Celia and I stayed in Anguilla without company.

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Andre Cholewinski: Supporting Local Causes Is Better Than Boycotting Destinations

EventMB

Skift Take: Andre Cholewinski champions supporting local causes over boycotting destinations. His forward-thinking approach to responsible event planning fosters positive change without sacrificing community engagement.

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Marriott Bonvoy 2024 Meetings & Events Outlook

Event Industry News

Julius Robinson, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, U.S. and Canada, Marriott International Non-Traditional Venues: Our teams have received increasing requests for nontraditional venues, outdoor setups and reimagined creative spaces.

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Event Catering on a Budget: How to Save Money on Event Catering

EventMB

Event catering is likely one of your highest costs, but it can be managed. Here are 25 surefire ways to reduce your event catering budget.

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Unlock the Secrets of Event Marketing Masters

The greats learn from the greats. Set yourself and your team up for success with tried and tested strategies and insights from event marketing geniuses at Vanta, Partnership Leaders, Quantum Metric, Rocketlane, and Explori.

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Certified low-carbon events provide huge boost to Net Zero

Event Industry News

Companies and associations looking for practical ways to move forward with their Net Zero (and general sustainability) journeys now have a new route to take for conferences, events, showrooms and training facilities.

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Event Marketing: Insider Strategies to Achieve Sold-Out Success

Event Planning BluePrint

Since starting my event career in 2004, I’ve learned a thing or two about the transformative power of effective event marketing and promotion. Today, I’m thrilled to share some strategic insights that can elevate your events, regardless of your audience. Understanding Your Audience: The Key to Tailored Event Promotion First and foremost, knowing your audience is crucial.

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EXHIBITOR Magazine Announces People's Choice Award Voting Launch

Exhibitor Magazine

ROCHESTER, MN � Voting for the People's Choice Award is now open! Part of EXHIBITOR Magazine's Portable/Modular Awards, the People's Choice Award is t.

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WEC: Better connections through openness and self-awareness

MPI

Princess Sarah Culberson says that assumptions can be a good thing. When they’re acknowledged and examined, they can be powerful tools for personal and communal growth. “By recognizing our assumptions, we open the door to understanding our biases and perspectives, which is the first step in expanding our worldview,” Culberson says.

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IAEE Endorses ESCA's New Standard Industry Safety Signage, Supports Exhibitions Industry Collective Initiatives

Exhibitor Magazine

DALLAS � The International Association of Exhibitions and Events� (IAEE) proudly supports the Exhibition Services and Contractors Association (ESCA) in.

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How to Get Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees to Promote Your Event With Video

In this best practices guide, you’ll learn how to tap into the cost-efficiencies of advocacy and word-of-mouth marketing with video. Examples include speakers providing a preview of their upcoming sessions, exhibitors creating “please stop by” invitations and attendees creating “looking forward to seeing you” introduction videos. Learn about best practices and programs created by leading companies and associations including ASIS, AUVSI, SuperZoo, National Restaurant Association, World of Concret

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ACADEMIC VENUE SOLUTIONS APPOINTS NEW NON EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER

Prestige Events Magazine

Academic Venue Solutions (AVS) are delighted to announce the appointment of Ross Cox, Co-founder of Dispace as a new non-executive board member. Starting 2024 on a high, Ross will be joining the board of directors alongside a vast group of industry experts to support the direction of the organisation. A UK based not-for-profit marketing consortium, AVS connects event buyers with academic venues through its venue finding service.

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Huntington Place Hires Heather Anderson as Marketing and Communications Director

Exhibitor Magazine

DETROIT � Today, Becky Bixby, interim general manager for Huntington Place/ASM Global, is pleased to announce that Huntington Place has hired Heather.

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ROUNDHOUSE REPORTS ON 11% INCREASE IN BOOKINGS ’23 – ‘24

Prestige Events Magazine

The north London Camden venue is proving that there is a steady growth of confidence in the industry with an increase in a wide variety of event contracts from 2022/23 – 2024. Bookings are such that availability for popular dates from September this year are proving hard to find. Head of events Rhiân Pressley said “we have definitely turned a corner and organisers are now reverting to longer lead times.

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ESCA Announces New Standard Industry Safety Signage

Exhibitor Magazine

ILLINOIS - The Exhibition Services and Contractors Association (ESCA) is proud to announce the release of new standard industry safety signage, desi.

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B2B Events in 2023 - What You Need to Know

Get ahead of the curve and stay informed with Zuddl's industry report on the future of B2B events in 2023. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and insights from leading experts in the field. Make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

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Ascot Racecourse announces chefs in residence for Royal Ascot 2024

Prestige Events Magazine

Royal Ascot’s ‘Chefs in Residence’ line up has been announced, combining eleven Michelin stars and three Michelin Green Stars between them. Raymond Blanc OBE , the two Michelin-Star and Michelin Green-Star chef, returns to the regal embrace of Panoramic Restaurant, his culinary haven and resident restaurant, to play his pivotal role as Chef Ambassador to the racecourse, making it the epitome of Royal Ascot fine dining.

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LMG and TENCUE Unite in Innovation for Cisco

Exhibitor Magazine

LMG and TENCUE are excited to showcase their latest collaboration on Cisco IMPACT, highlighting LMG's game-changing innovations and the unparallel.

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15Hatfields welcomes Mayor’s initiative to boost Friday business

Prestige Events Magazine

In support of the Mayor of London’s ‘off-peak Fridays’ campaign to encourage a further return to the office, 15Hatfields will be offering a competitive end of week rate for events and is calling on other venues and event suppliers to follow suit. With organisers continuing to face the ongoing challenge of rising costs, following the announcement of Sadiq Khan’s plan to reduce peak-time train fares in the capital, the leading sustainable events venue is offering 20% off of its dry hire and daily

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Light’s Out! EP Team signing off on a job well done at Canary Wharf

Event Industry News

In January 2024, EP Team was appointed Traffic Management Consultant for Canary Wharf Management Group. The contract required EP Team to design and implement industry best practice Traffic Management plans for the popular light exhibition held in London’s Canary Wharf.

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Download Now: 2022 Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template - Enterprise Edition

Download 200+ new RFP questions for hybrid and virtual event technology success. After 10,000 downloads, the SpotMe Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template is the ultimate procurement tool for event technology. This template is ideal for companies looking for a vendor to fulfill their specific virtual + hybrid event platform needs and requirements!

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Project Ocean Monterey – Empathy and Turtles

Click & Pledge

Project Ocean Monterey – Empathy and Turtles “The tides are in our veins.” – Robinson Jeffers. When I saw this quote standing tall on a white and strategically lit column in the middle of a busy bird exhibit in the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I knew it would make it into our Project Ocean film. I wasn’t exactly sure where or how it would appear, but I knew instinctively that it captured a vision for the film I had not yet found the words to describe.

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Find Unique Venues, Meet to Your Own Drum

Unique Venues

Find Unique Venues, Meet to Your Own Drum As a seasoned event planner, finding the perfect meeting space is crucial to creating an event that resonates with your clients and attendees. Our website, UniqueVenues.com , stands out as an invaluable tool in your search for an unconventional space that truly captures the essence of your event. Many planners have indicated that 2024 is the year to book totally unique locations – read on and see why we’re the trusted platform of professional meeti

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An Event App for $40 – Heck Yes, Sign Me Up!

Planner WIre

In our latest podcast episode, Tess and I dive into the world of apps, steering clear of those overpriced, overly complex ones flooding the app stores. Instead, we’re spotlighting Joi’s latest innovation: the Joi event app. Joi is seriously revolutionizing event planning and execution, making it feasible for even small gatherings to have an app.

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The changing role of IROs in the AI era

Lumi Global

In the fast-evolving landscape of Investor Relations (IR), the role of Investor Relations Officers (IROs) is undergoing a transformation driven by market volatility, regulatory shifts and the increasing integration of technology in the financial landscape. That’s why to enhance efficiency and strategic decision-making, IROs are increasingly incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into their practices, freeing up time by automating routine tasks and amplifying stakeholder engagement.

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The Ultimate Guide to Hosting Hybrid Events For Your Association

For associations, the hybrid model is the future of the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) industry. Hybrid events provide increased reach and scalability, improved engagement with association members, and insights from real-time analytics, making them an absolute necessity. This ready-to-use playbook presents a framework for event organizers embarking on the hybrid events journey.

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Congratulations to This Year's Gala Award Recipients!

Special Events

Submissions Now Being Accepted for 2025 Awards

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