Fri.Feb 23, 2024

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Smart Stars 2024: Vote for the Industry’s Brightest!

Smart Meetings

Vote for the Best in the Meetings Industry The 12th annual planner’s choice award is based on the actual experiences of Smart Meetings magazine readers at venues and destinations around the world. This is your chance to rate suppliers who partner with you to elevate the meetings experience based on a range of amenities from the best golf resorts to the best incentive hotels.

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Event Marketers’ Power Tools: TikTok, Reels, YouTube

MeetingsNet

Short-form video is wildly popular and not difficult to produce—provided the event host has a plan for content creation and a timely strategy for pushing it out. Last year was a watershed for short-form video, and especially for videos less than four minutes in length—perfect for event marketers who want to deliver maximum impact before interest in a piece of content fades among potential attendees and exhibitors.

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Risk Management and Contingency Planning for Event Planners

Event Planning BluePrint

As event planners, we navigate a world with unexpected twists and turns. The secret to our success? Mastering the art of Risk Management and Contingency Planning. This blog post shows you the essential strategies to identify potential risks at events and develop contingency plans, ensuring your events run smoothly, no matter what surprises may come your way.

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Industry Night at NewAge Event Centre

EventSource

This past week, the newly launched NewAge Events Centre opened its doors to industry professionals, welcoming clients, family, and VIPs to check out this super versatile 20,000 sqft space! Partnered with the Magen Group , with the help of some of Toronto’s top industry vendors, this furniture-store-by-day converts seamlessly into an oh-so-impressive event venue by night.

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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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Festival of Media: Highlighting the best in media, marketing and advertising

Event Industry News

In this thought-provoking episode of the Event Industry News Podcast host, James Dixon, is joined by Jeremy King, CEO and co-owner of Festival of Media. Jeremy brings a wealth of expertise to the table, having steered Festival of Media to new heights in the dynamic landscape of events.

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‘Tricky Times’ for Two Convention Centers

PCMA Convene

Cincinnati plans for a 13,000 square feet convention center (pictured) and a brand new hotel enabling the city to host two major pieces of business at the same time. (Image by Visit Cincy) Cincinnati has some exciting plans in the works — a brand-new hotel, yet to be named, to be built connecting to a renovated Duke Energy Center, adding 80,000 square feet of additional meeting space in the hotel and 13,000 square feet in the convention center, and thereby enabling the city to host two major pie

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Central Hall Westminster transforms space for London Fashion Week

Prestige Events Magazine

Central Hall Westminster morphed into a mystical world inspired by Indian and Nigerian folklore for the 40th anniversary of London Fashion Week (16-20 February 2024) as the venue showcased Ahluwalia’s Autumn / Winter 2024 collection. The venue’s Lecture Hall and Library merged into one large space to host the Reveries fashion show, curated by the multi-award-winning label’s creative director Priya Ahluwalia on Saturday 17 February.

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ecolibrium invests over £650,000 in climate projects

Event Industry News

The event charity ecolibrium celebrated its community’s collective investment of over £650,000 in climate projects to address the impact of travel at events, in Bristol’s Artist’s Residence, Feb 2024.

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Victory Services Club Attains Gold Recognition in Greengage ECOsmart Hotel and Venues Accreditation Scheme

Prestige Events Magazine

The Victory Services Club is proud to announce it has achieved the prestigious gold accolade in the Greengage ECOsmart Hotel and Meeting Venues accreditation scheme. This recognition underscores the Club’s commitment to sustainability, environmental responsibility, and excellence in hospitality. The Greengage ECOsmart Hotel and Venues accreditation scheme is a leading industry standard that evaluates and recognises hotels and venues for their commitment to environmentally friendly practice

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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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Industry Perspectives: Can Touch This—Five Questions About Next-Gen Demos

Event Marketer

Trade show attendees want to make the most of in-person learning with hands-on demos and activities, something that they can’t get from pre-recorded video demos and online learning materials, according to a Freeman Trends Report Q1 2024. In addition to experiential learning, attendees value learning from experts most. How does this translate to demos on the show floor?

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New and Renovated: All Along the Eastern Coast

Smart Meetings

First phase restorations and new all-suite towers The East Coast influence is strong at the properties below, from floral interior design to the activities and culinary experiences offered. These recent additions are something you may want to take a look at. La Concha Key West La Concha Key West guest room Following its addition to the Marriott Bonvoy family, La Concha Key West has recently completed the first phase of its restoration process, involving a revamp of its 160 guest rooms and 14 sui

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How to Design Memorable Experiences

SmartMeetings

How to design events that people remember In an age of information overload and a constant battle for attention, making an event experience memorable becomes a mission-impossible type of task. However, by understanding how brains work and applying scientific insights to event planning, you can activate participants’ memories and create memorable experiences.

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How to find volunteers for your festival in 2024

Skiddle

Ever thought about how the biggest festivals have the workforce to run smoothly? Lots of them are volunteers. That’s right, the stewards roaming the festival grounds, giving out wristbands and scanning people through are usually hired on a volunteer basis. For festival promoters, volunteers provide a sizeable workforce. For the volunteers, the work provides free entry to the festival, a chance to experience great music, invaluable experience in the industry and the opportunity to grow th

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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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Q&A: 10 Minutes With Aaron Conk of Delta Faucet Co.

Event Marketer

Aaron Conk, Senior Merchandising & Trade Show Manager, Delta Faucet Co. You have to be comfortable with ambiguity and always be coachable, says Aaron Conk, senior merchandising and trade show manager for Delta Faucet Co. After 25 years with the company, including 17 in trade shows, he still has “the bug” and loves that fact that his job is always fresh and challenging, and the payout is tangible.

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Meet Cambridge Launches Programme To Showcase Venues To Event Organisers

Prestige Events Magazine

The bureau for meetings and conferences in Cambridge and the surrounding area is announcing its 2024 programme of Opendoors events, giving event organisers the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive look at venues in its portfolio. Meet Cambridge, funded by the Cambridge Colleges, is organising eight half-days, running from March to December. Each event will take in three venues and be capped at 12 people to ensure everyone has ample time to ask questions during the showrounds by the events teams.

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NEC gains planning consent to open one of the UK’s largest glamping resorts late 2024

Event Industry News

The NEC Group has announced that planning consent has been approved to host one of the UK’s largest glamping resorts on its NEC Campus in Solihull.

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Upcoming Release of NEW Click & Pay Suite Features – February 28th

Click & Pledge

Excitement is building as we gear up to unveil the latest and greatest enhancements to Click & Pay Suite on February 28th! Brace yourselves, as these updates are set to redefine how your nonprofit operates, bringing a wave of customization and seamless integration. What’s in Store for You: Standalone Patron Portal: Our upcoming release puts the power in the hands of your patrons.

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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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Who’s News for February 23, 2024

Special Events

Special Events industry news

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