Tue.Jul 20, 2021

Cvent Going Public in $5 Billion Deal


Cvent has agreed to go public through a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company. The deal values Cvent at more than $5 billion, including debt, and means Cvent will once again be a public company.

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3 Effective Ways to Maximize Sponsor ROI at Hybrid Events

Event Age by Swapcard

Having worked in the events industry for over 16 years , I’ve done everything from planning events and organizing logistics for hundreds of exhibitors at trade shows to coordinating and planning details as an exhibitor at global shows.

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10 Brilliant Social Media Content Ideas for Nonprofits


Having a strategic social media communications plan in place is a must for nonprofits. With 3.78 billion social media users in 2021 - an increase of five percent from a year ago - it’s a valuable communication channel that should be part of your mix.

The 10 Best Places For Margaritas in Raleigh


What’s (cocktail) shakin’ Raleigh ? This summer, we’re cooling off with a summertime classic. the marg! Whether you like yours a little spicy, a little fruity, or traditional, these Raleigh favorites will hit the spot. Here are a few of the best places to grab margaritas in Raleigh!

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Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

David Whitaker Named Greater Miami CVB President and CEO

Smart Meetings

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) appointed David Whitaker president and CEO. Although Whitaker was most recently president and CEO for Choose Chicago, this marks his return to South Florida.

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Sustainability, Regenerative Tourism and Getting Back to Business

Smart Meetings

You’re at a multiday conference, and during one of the midday breaks you decide to spend a bit of time at an outlet to treat yourself. As you walk around, you notice a swarm of bees overhead. You wonder, is that normal in Atlantic City , New Jersey?

We’re Sharing Our Favorite Speakeasies In Orlando You Have To Check Out This Weekend


Shh… can you keep a secret? We’re sharing our favorite speakeasies in Orlando you have to check out this weekend! Orlando has so many cool bars and restaurants, but we’ve found some of the most secretive and hidden spots around town so you don’t have to!

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8 Key Takeaways From Agents of Hybrid 2021


Thousands of event professionals from around the globe joined us IRL, virtually, and via robots and balloons, for the industry’s premier hybrid event, Agents of Hybrid. We recently hosted our first integrated event experience welcoming both on-site and virtual attendees.

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5 Cheese Boards in Austin You Need Right Now


Do you plan your dinner outing or happy hour adventure based on which restaurant has the best cheese boards in Austin? If so, then we totally get it, you’re a cheese head like us. Rather than doing Google search after search, bookmark this page for your next evening.

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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.

Connect Your Hybrid Audience with MeetingPlay’s New “Go Live” Feature


MeetingPlay “Go Live” is the first tool in the event space to connect the onsite live action to the virtual world. As events shift to hybrid, managing how your virtual and in-person attendees interact will be key to a highly successful and engaging event.

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sri lanka: your 2022 incentive destination


like all countries across the globe, sri lanka has also been affected by the pandemic, but during that time the country has developed – with new highways that will reduce journeys across the country down from 5 hours to just 2 or 3 and brand new 5-star hotels to really wow your guests.

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Diversity Ally launches “The Diversity in Events Awards” taking place in April 2022.

Prestige Events Magazine

The awards will celebrate, recognise and showcase the organisations and leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to being diversity and inclusion change makers and allies.

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The Big Live Event Comeback: Your Questions Answered

Eventbrite UK

With the return of live events being the next stop on the government’s coronavirus roadmap, event creators are understandably brimming with questions about how to plan for when lockdown ends. Eventbrite is here to help.

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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.

New Interfaces Bring Inspiration for In-person Interactive Experiences

Opus Agency

A technology revolution is pushing us into spaces and, soon, into a world without screens.

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Hurricane Prep Guide: Tips, Resources, and More in Tampa Bay


While hurricane season officially runs June 1–November 30, it’s best to plan ahead. We’ve pulled some helpful tips from great local resources like the City of Tampa to help you stay safe and prepare for the worst.

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5 Ways to Overcome Technology Fatigue


Engagement, engagement, engagement. It has plagued us since the dawn of events and remains the biggest challenge for planners. One of the main barriers to engagement is attendee fatigue. And with digital and hybrid events, there’s a new type of fatigue – technology fatigue.

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Fuel Up at the Best Places to Eat in Bartram Park


Fuel up on sizzling fajitas, smokey St. Louis ribs, spicy Panang curry, and Hunan tofu at four at the top four best places to eat in Bartram Park! These Jacksonville restaurants offer flavorful international cuisine that will satisfy your hunger and cravings!

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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.

A Guide to the Perfect Event Email Marketing Campaign


It’s no secret that some marketers believe that email marketing has lost its effectiveness – they believe that inboxes are simply too full, and you can’t break through the noise. If you’ve heard the same, don’t listen.

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Top 5 Entertainment Spots in Murray Hill for a Fun Night Out


Murray Hill offers a lot to explore, from delicious dining options to trendy shops ! Here at UNATION , you can experience the best of Murray Hill’s nightlife because we’ve created a list of the top spots for entertainment in Murray Hill!

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How to Integrate a Zoom Stream on Nunify?


What you’ll learn : How to set up a Zoom Stream for a session? What you’ll need: Time 3 Minutes Pre – requisites Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise zoom account.Enabled Custom Live Streaming of meetings from the “In Meeting (Advanced)” Settings section on your Zoom Account.

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5+ Best Seafood Restaurants in Julington Creek


Take a trip under the sea with delicious seafood dishes at the best seafood restaurants in Julington Creek ! Here at UNATION , we’ve created a list of the best spots serving seafood staples, ranging from crustaceans to fried gator tails!

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Diversity Ally launches “The Diversity in Events Awards” taking place in April 2022.

Event Industry News

The awards will celebrate, recognise and showcase the organisations and leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to being diversity and inclusion change makers and allies.

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The Best Way To Plan Your Bachelor or Bachelorette Party in Tampa Bay


Are you trying to plan out your best friend’s bachelor or bachelorette party but have no idea where to start? We have put together some of the best things to do in Tampa Bay to celebrate the upcoming big day for a group of any size!

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Hybrid Event Strategies for Dummies, Cvent Special Edition


Steps you need to take to plan and execute a successful hybrid event. Sponsored by: As we recover from the pandemic, hybrid events with two distinct audiences—in-person and virtual—have become more popular.

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Reasons why training providers DON’T buy Arlo

Arlo Training & Events Software

The top five reasons why training providers don’t buy Arlo may seem like an odd topic to discuss, but we’re pretty straight up about things here.

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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.

Cvent Going Public in $5 Billion Deal


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Scientific study shows no Covid infections at EXIT Festival

Event Industry News

A scientific study was conducted in Novi Sad during the past two weeks, aimed at assessing the impact of the EXIT Festival on the spread of the Covid-19 virus, as well as the degree of effectiveness of the “Safe Events Serbia” security protocol, which was rigorously applied at the EXIT Festival. .

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Virtual Events 101: Five Quick and Easy Ways to Monetize


Many companies are adopting virtual events these days to increase registrations, improve networking, and reach additional attendees. While generating income is usually one of the main goals of hosting an event, understanding how to monetize virtual events can be challenging and complex.

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