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7 Ways to Increase Turnout at Your Free Event

Picatic by Eventbrite

Who wouldn’t want to come to a free event? Lots of people, it turns out. You build, they RSVP — but they don’t come. Even the most successful events have no-shows. Things come up; people can’t make it. But for free events, there’s no financial consequence to skipping the event.

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The Lucky 7 Guide to Choosing Event Speakers: Part 1

G2Planet

When your prospective corporate event guests are evaluating which events to attend, the destination and quality of networking certainly matter. But the single most important factor is the value of the education, the content you will deliver. Industry Observations What Goes on at an Event

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How to Measure Event Marketing Performance and ROI

Marketo

Events are often one of the biggest marketing expenses. If this is the case, why do so few of us measure the real impact of these initiatives? According to Event MB , 85% of event planners use event registration software, 61% use event marketing tools, and 54% use survey tools.

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How Face-to-Face Events Boost Trust

PCMA Convene

Research and articles abound on the benefits of face-to-face events, including how they provide truly authentic experiences. But have they become even more valuable in the “fake news” era?

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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.

New Facility Operators Merger Will Impact Planners

Smart Meetings

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Putting Attendees at the Heart of an Event

PCMA Convene

Agency George P. Johnson (GPJ) partners on marketing campaigns and flagship events for IBM, including its Think conference. After taking Think to the Australia and New Zealand market in 2016 and 2017, GPJ wanted to kick things up a notch for 2018.

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SF and NYC Challenge Planners to Lose Fear, Find Authentic Voices

Smart Meetings

San Francisco and New York City meetings scenes have a lot in common. Both are represented by full-service CVBs that market the entire region and the diverse neighborhoods that make up the geographic areas—San Francisco Travel on the West Coast and NYC & Company on the East Coast.

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NAEC Stoneleigh: VR tours to inspire visitors at International Confex

Event Industry News

With International Confex fast approaching, the usual mix of suppliers will this year be joined by a venue that you could say is hiding in plain sight.

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This Hotel Room Can Be Free — If You Don’t Look at Social Media

PCMA Convene

pcma.org. A hotel in Sweden is taking an unorthodox approach to getting guests to disconnect from their devices. pcma ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

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Event Tech Live (ETL) introduces virtual tour

Event Industry News

Event Tech Live is one of the first trade exhibitions to extend its reach with a seamless 3D experience. Working with Matterport technology, and 360 Expo’s execution, ETL’s new dimension extends the two-day show perennially, making it interactive via laptop/tablet/smartphone and immersive through a VR headset.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Transforming Public Attractions for Events

Eventbrite

Looking for a quirky venue for your event? Then look no further than the UK’s fantastic array of museums, galleries and other public attractions. These venues offer unique backdrops, with pre-installed exhibits and artworks, and heaps of history and heritage to fascinate your attendees.

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7 Smart Moves at Four Seasons, Squaw Creek and More

Smart Meetings

More: 7 Smart Moves at Hilton Santa Barbara and More. Stephanie Gassen Gassen is the director of sales at the newly opened Cyrus Hotel in Tokepa, Kansas. In her previous position, she served as director of market sales for Residence Inn in Topeka and Fairfield Inn Topeka.

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Startup Events 2019: 7 Opportunities to Help Grow Your Business

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Building a startup can be daunting, and the time founders spend on the responsibilities associated with that can make it hard for them to connect with people who can help them along the way.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tapping into Aloha Meeting Culture

Smart Meetings

Sparking joy in the lives of event professionals is a lot easier when the background is the lush greenery and ocean views of Maui. But event professionals still have to “orchestrate serendipity” as a new Marriott CRN/PCMA study suggests.

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August Robotics draws line in the sand for exhibitions

Event Industry News

In business for two years, August Robotics (AR) operates out of Hong Kong and Germany, building high-tech B2B solutions. And the event sector’s repetitive, manual tasks are its primary focus. Launched at UFI, St Petersburg, in November 2018, Lionel is an aptly branded case in point.

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7 Tips to Create an Event Marketing Strategy with Shoestring Budget

Hubilo Blog

Event marketing demands a fair share of planning and preparation if you want to make everything function flawlessly. But it’s definitely worth your time as more than 40% of marketers claim events are the single-most effective marketing channel. However, corporate events can be a costly experience.

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Hosted buyer registration now open for The Meetings Show

Event Industry News

The Meetings Show , taking place on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June at Olympia London, offers a tailored buyer-led programme designed for buyers to maximise their time out of the office and give a new perspective to their event planning process.

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How to Make the Future of Remote Work Work for You

PCMA Convene

inc.com. The office environment that many grew up with will soon be a relic. ( Inc. ). Read More. Career News Junkie

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Arena Group supports aspiring architects in the Virgin Money London Marathon Mile Marker Competition

Event Industry News

Arena Group is thrilled to support a new initiative led by the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and London Marathon Events Ltd with a competition for aspiring young architects to design the Mile 18 marker for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday, 28 April.

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Gearing Up for a Potential 2019 Recession, Drop in Hotel Business

PCMA Convene

travelpulse.com. This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland called attention to the possibility of an impending recession and the impact it could have on leisure and business travel. TravelPulse ). Read More. Industry Trends News Junkie Places & Spaces

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Åre hosts the first ever cashless FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Event Industry News

Åre 2019 partners with iZettle to bring cashless payments to 120,000 spectators. It is the first time in history that the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are completely cashless. In partnership with official supplier iZettle, dozens of points of sale selling food, drinks and entry tickets will be accepting cashless payments exclusively through iZettle’s small-business commerce platform.

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Government Shutdown Caused Serious Pain for Event Organizers

PCMA Convene

skift.com. Weeks after its end, the effect of the recent 35-day government shutdown on the business-events industry is starting to become clear. Skift ). Read More. Industry Trends News Junkie

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Polly LaBarre to be Closing Keynote Speaker for SISO CEO Summit

Event Industry News

Society of Independent Show Organisers (SISO) has secured Polly LaBarre as the Closing Keynote Speaker at its upcoming SISO CEO Summit in Miami. Polly LaBarre’s session is titled “Fully Human and Relentlessly Innovative: Building a Cultural Advantage.”.

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Airbnb Hires Aviation Veteran to Focus on Transportation Opportunities

PCMA Convene

CNN.com. Airbnb doesn’t plan to build an airline, but it just hired a major aviation veteran to help the company move beyond its core rental business. ( CNN ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

20 New Hotels to Know in 2019

Connect Your Meetings

One sure-fire way planners can make events feel fresh in often-traveled cities is to find new venues. Consider these 20 new or refurbished hotels to host your meetings. Gaylord Rockies Resort & Center. This list could begin and end with this mammoth project, one of Marriott’s biggest. There are 1,501 rooms, 485,000 square feet of convention center space and an extensive indoor/outdoor water park on a sprawling 85-acre site overlooking Denver’s skyline. . Hyatt Regency Seattle.

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AEG Facilities and SMG Announce Merger

PCMA Convene

Los Angeles Times. AEG is once again expanding its footprint with a merger in the facilities management business. ( Los Angeles Times ). Read More. Industry Trends News Junkie Places & Spaces

Connect Weekly: BizBash Podcast with Andy King, Sustainability Principles for Planners & More

Aventri

Welcome to another edition of Aventri's Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today's meeting and events planners should know. We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond. Check out the top stories from the week of February 4-8!

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Collect Speaker Feedback Without The Hassle

rsvpBOOK

Offering workshops and need to collect feedback on your speakers? With rsvpBOOK, it is easy to assign questions to your presenters and sessions so you can collect everything you need.

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