Tue.Nov 30, 2021

Why Omicron Won’t Undo All Our Progress on Covid


The recent emergence of Omicron, a new Covid variant of concern, has sent shockwaves through global markets and led to the WTO conference being postponed days ahead of the planned meeting in Geneva. How concerned should event planners be?

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Let’s Talk Personal Branding

Event Age by Swapcard

Eventprofs are a very active bunch on social media. It’s common knowledge that networking and engaging on social channels can boost your chances of getting more business and being seen as an industry expert in this field.

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What Event Planners Can Learn from IBC’s Last-Minute Cancelation


IBC, the International Broadcasting Convention, recently made headlines when it canceled the in-person component of its event just over a week in advance of the planned gathering. Could they have been more transparent about their plans?

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Technical Production With Isaac Holt!

Endless Events

We’re back today with a very special episode of the #EventIcons podcast. Will’s guest is Isaac Holt, the director of technical production at Endless Events. But wait, there’s more! Isaac is also the newest co-host of the podcast.

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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!

Omicron Event Cancellations Abroad, Travel Bans and Returning Resident Restrictions

Smart Meetings

There are only 77 reported cases of the fourth Covid variant, Omicron, in South Africa and 19 in Botswana as of Nov.

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Siemens Mobility’s Bernhard Karollus: Mobilizing Digital Change Towards Hybrid Work Culture

Management Events

At the heart of hybrid work culture and digital transformation in IT, CIOs play a pivotal role in nurturing these initiatives to ensure their organizations maintain consistent business growth in a volatile market.

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Smart Moves in Little Rock, Oakland and More

Smart Meetings

Brian Oaks. Oaks is now senior vice president and chief operating officer at Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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Slidefair: Winners of Best Immersive Experience at the Event Technology Awards

Event Industry News

Slidefair is our response to the need for events to continue, even when physically being there isn’t possible. Live streaming and webinars are the new norm, but don’t leave much room for the networking opportunities and spontaneity of attending in person.

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AHLA Receives $1 Million Hospitality Youth Grant

Smart Meetings

American Hotel & Lodging Association Foundation (AHLA) just received a $1 million grant from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. This two-year grant has been given with the purpose of attracting youth to hospitality.

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.

EXCLUSIVE: An Open Letter from FIRST Agency CEO Maureen Ryan-Fable to Clients on Managing Expectations in the Current Talent Crunch

Event Leadership Institute

NOTE: The email below was originally sent to clients of FIRST Global Brand Experience Agency by their Group CEO / CEO - Americas, Maureen Ryan Fable.

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Say “I Do” at the Stunning, Historic Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL

Unique Venues

Image Courtesy of Flagler College & Jasmine Baetzel Photographer | Newlywed Carriage Ride at Flagler College. Say “I Do” at the Stunning, Historic Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. The stunning city of St.

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InEvent at techsytalk Virtual Showcase (October 27, 2021)


Every planner is asking the same thing – “What’s the best virtual platform out there”? Even after 18+ months of innovation, tech is constantly changing… Business Event Planning Event Technology Technology

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innside liverpool


one of the city’s most recent hotel openings, innside liverpool is not to be missed. with a rooftop bar, unbelievable views and state of the art meeting rooms and not to forget, located in the heart of the city, this lifestyle hotel has been long anticipated.

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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.

4 Solutions for When Virtual Events Go Wrong

Eventbrite UK

Creators had no choice but to pivot to online event production with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and these events appear to be here to stay even as local restrictions lift. Virtual events offer many benefits for creators and attendees.

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Best Event Management Courses in 2022


According to Allied Market Research , the event industry was worth $1,135.4 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow to $1,552.9 billion by 2028, an 11.2% CAGR. A career in the “Events industry” is a viable option, according to these reports.

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Innovative University Ticketing Software for Your Campus Events

VBO Tickets

As COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions have loosened across all states, the desire for student life integration within colleges and universities is stronger than ever.

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The Other House is a new hospitality concept – a ‘Residents’ Club’ – launching in South Kensington in Spring 2022

Prestige Events Magazine

A UK first, The Other House disrupts the traditional sectors of hotels, serviced apartments and private rentals neatly combining the placemaking and flexibility of apartment-style living with hotel facilities.

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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.

Coming Out of the Pandemic: Why Hybrid Events are the Solution


Pre-pandemic, no one was prepared or fathomed the extreme change the entire globe would experience or that organizations and companies would quickly pivot to all virtual events.

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One Month to Go!

Special Events

Submission deadline is December 31, 2021, by 6 p.m. Central Time/4 p.m. Pacific Time. Late-delivery option must be received/paid for by January 15, 2022, by 6 p.m. Central Time/4 p.m. Pacific Time

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Kendal Calling: Lake District music festival to return in 2022

Event Industry News

Popular Lake District music festival Kendal Calling is to return in 2022 with headliners including Stereophonics and The Streets after the event was cancelled two years in a row due to the pandemic. The annual event at Lowther Deer Park last took place in July 2019.

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4 Solutions for When Virtual Events Go Wrong


Creators had no choice but to pivot to online event production with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and these events appear to be here to stay even as local restrictions lift. Virtual events offer many benefits for creators and attendees.

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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.

Two become one as events power house Juliet Tripp joins Holly Moore at Make Events

Event Industry News

Juliet Tripp will join the Make Events team as group strategy director in January 2022 to drive and deliver the strategic objectives of Make Events and the wider group.

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Lumi in the Middle East- an exciting opportunity

Lumi Global

The Lumi Middle East office may be one of the newer additions to our global team, but they have become a fundamental part of the group, generating significant revenues, creating an impressive client portfolio and driving the digitalisation of corporate governance in the region.

Tom Clements continues as president After landmark NOEA Convention & AGM

Event Industry News

The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Annual General Meeting unanimously agreed to a second two-year term for Tom Clements, Specialized Security, as president of the organisation.

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Dubai Airshow heralds a strong comeback for industry

Event Industry News

Tarsus Group’s flagship event, the Dubai Airshow, recently concluded its 2021 edition having seen the industry turn out in force for the first face-to-face event in almost two years.

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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.