June, 2023

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5 Ways To Make Corporate Event Technology Work For You

Attendease

As an event planner, you’ve got a lot on your plate. From coming up with a theme, to securing standout keynote speakers and handling the budget and more… you’re practically a superhero! But let’s face it, even superheroes need a sidekick like a good corporate event technology. Picture this: an event management tool that’s not only super powerful, but also easy to use.

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Event Lead Retrieval: How to Transform Your Exhibitor Experience

Eventmobi

Event lead retrieval has evolved from sharing business cards to scanning QR codes. It’s faster, easier, and can be done on the fly—but how do you optimize the process? Microscanners might seem like a simple answer, but what if you want to include additional information or your exhibitors want to access their leads in real time? A comprehensive event tech solution supports your event’s needs in one place and makes lead retrieval a natural part of the event experience.

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Five Qualities of an Exceptional Event Project Manager

Velvet Chainsaw

Photo Credit: Zuko.io Images Our last post, Key Vendor Service-Level Expectations , explored how the events industry is managing through a significant loss of experienced talent. We shared some strategies to help close the gap and navigate this new normal. In the fast-paced world of event planning, strong project management from your key vendors is essential for success.

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Florida Feels the Pinch as Conventions Pull Out

EventMB

Skift Take: Florida is going to lose out on major conventions because of its controversial new laws. Many associations are no longer considering meeting in the Sunshine State.

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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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SpotMe partners with Viseven to transform digital experiences in the life sciences and pharma industries

SpotMe Blog

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 20, 2023 — SpotMe, the enterprise event platform that audiences love, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Viseven, a global MarTech services provider that helps pharma and life science companies worldwide deliver trailblazing and personalized omnichannel customer experiences. “For us, having a partner who is forward-thinking and aligned with our vision is paramount.

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Lessons Learned from MPI WEC in Mexico

Smart Meetings

What to consider when planning an event at an all-inclusive resort Meeting Professionals International (MPI) CEO Paul VanDeventer likes to say that when planning the association’s World Education Congress (WEC), MPI takes chances so members don’t have to take on the risk. “Some things work better than others,” he said in a call, reflecting on lessons learned from last week’s gathering of 1,400 meeting professionals at Barcelo Maya Grand Resort in the Mexican Caribbean.

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Bringing NFT tickets to the Telegram App. Oveit X TON Foundation Partnership

Oveit

We’re thrilled to share the exciting news of our latest partnership with TON Foundation. A groundbreaking partnership that will revolutionize experiences through event […] The post Bringing NFT tickets to the Telegram App. Oveit X TON Foundation Partnership appeared first on Oveit.

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Scottish Event Campus expands Sustainability Team

Event Industry News

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has further bolstered its commitment to sustainability by appointing Garima Singh as its new Sustainability Manager. The venue now employs two dedicated team members focused on driving the business’ sustainability ambitions including its commitment to Net Zero 2030.

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San Francisco Events Business Not Bouncing Back Just Yet

EventMB

Skift Take: As travel returns to almost all major U.S. cities, San Francisco is a notable exception. Rising crime, homelessness, and high prices mean events are far from returning to 2019 levels.

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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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Event Management: A step-by-step guide on how to use it in your events

Eventtia

Event management. It’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, but beyond the literal meaning of just managing events, what exactly does it entail? And more significantly, how can it be used in events? Every type of event requires a unique set of skills and know-how that will help you to mitigate the chaos and run smooth, engaging events for your attendees.

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6 Ways Hotel Sourcing Has Changed Since the Pandemic

MeetingsNet

Be prepared for how deposits, billing, rebooking, concessions, and more are being handled by meeting properties today. This excerpt from “ What to Know About Event Sourcing: Part 1 ” is reprinted with permission from the Meetings & Incentives Worldwide blog. Hotel contracts have changed, and you can’t assume common pre-pandemic terms still apply.

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What the Back-to-the-Office Challenge Has to Do With In-Person Events

PCMA Convene

One way to plan an event with empathy is to consider meeting in a vibrant destination where attendees could bring their families and stay for a vacation after the event. If you missed the first two parts of our interview with future of work experts and The Empathy Advantage: Leading the Empowered Workforce authors Heather E. McGowan and Chris Shipley, you can catch up here: Part 1: ‘ It’s About Having Empathy All the Way Around ’ Part 2: ‘ Does Leading With Empathy Mean You’re a Pushover?

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Meeting Profs Travel Report: Who Travels for Business?

Smart Meetings

How You Look May Be Affecting How Often You Travel for Business The SAP Concur Global Business Travel Survey has published its fifth year of findings with an astonishing report that nearly two-thirds of global business travelers feel they haven’t had “equal opportunity to travel for business compared to their coworkers, and they attribute this primarily to their age, accent or gender.

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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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More than 175,000 visitors in huge month for Coventry Building Society Arena

Event Industry News

Coventry Building Society Arena welcomed more than 175,000 visitors in May as it enjoyed a strong start to the financial year. The month saw all areas of the business thrive with the venue hosting major sport and music events, conferences and exhibitions and thousands also staying at its on-site hotel.

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Long Island Secures Funding for New Convention Center

EventMB

Skift Take: The Hamptons, wine country, and sprawling beaches are Long Island highlights. There has never been a purpose-built convention center, but that is about to change.

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Emilie and Jeremy’s Magnificent and Lively Wedding at Grace

EventSource

Emilie and Je­remy’s summer wedding is a me­smerizing story that captures the e­ssence of love, joy, and the­ stunning fall season. Every detail was care­fully curated to create an alluring atmosphere in a sun-drenche­d venue adorned with awe­-inspiring floral creations by Blush and Bloom. The skills of renowne­d photographer, Scarlet O’Neill , e­nsured every che­rished moment was immortalized, pre­serving the pure magic share­d between the couple for ete­rnity.

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Poll Results: Will NAACP Florida Travel Advisory Affect Meetings?

MeetingsNet

A significant percentage of meeting professionals say the NAACP’s advisory will be a factor in site selection. Close to 40 percent of meeting professionals responding to a recent MeetingsNet survey say that recent travel advisories issued for Florida by the NAACP and other organizations make their organization less likely to book events in that state.

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

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Should You Break the Bank to Hire a Celebrity Speaker?

PCMA Convene

Olympic track-and-field medalist Allyson Felix related her advocacy of contract protections for pregnant athletes to equal employment opportunities for all women during Convening Leaders 2023. Only 1 percent of respondents to a Freeman survey said they preferred celebrity speakers to those who had something relevant to say to their groups. (Whatever Media Group) Event organizers who are considering straining their budgets to hire celebrity speakers — or who feel pressure to do so — may want to t

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Drones: The New Fireworks Alternative This July 4th Holiday

Smart Meetings

A noise-free, colorful, engaging performance BBQ. Hot dogs. Fireworks. All are staples of the traditional American July 4th celebration as the U.S. collectively celebrates the freedom gained by our forefathers. While it is hard to re-invent classic 4th of July food, fireworks are a different story. While some could make the case that fireworks are essential for Fourth of July festivities, there are other factors to consider.

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Will generative AI and Google’s Analytics update kill your SEO strategy?

Event Industry News

If you’ve been writing content for algorithms instead of real people, now might be the time to rethink your SEO-heavy strategy. Generative AI has given people a path to research that allows them to bypass the SERP, and your standard traffic analytics are being replaced with real engagement metrics.

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Conference Quiet Rooms a Growing Trend

EventMB

Skift Take: Quiet rooms may be designed to support those with some form of neurodivergency, but they end up benefiting all because, let's face it, conventions can be overwhelming.

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5 Things Businesses Need to Know to Thrive in a Post-COVID World

People are itching to get back into the world. 54% of consumers say they plan to dine out at a restaurant at least once a week this year. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the competition for their business is stronger than ever. Download this eBook today to learn how your restaurant can be prepared!

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Stephanie and Danny’s Dreamy Wedding at Chateau Le Parc

EventSource

Stephanie and Danny’s wedding at Chateau Le Parc was a true fairytale, captured by Toronto Wedding Studios. With expert hair and makeup by Jen Evoy Studio , the bride looked stunning, and every detail of the evening reflected the couples’ unique personalities and love for each other. The elegant venue provided the perfect backdrop for a night filled with joy, laughter, and love —and we can’t wait to share all the magical moments with you!

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NAACP’s Florida Travel Advisory Results in Relocated Convention

MeetingsNet

The 3,000-member National Organization of Black County Officials has moved its meeting from Miami in late June to North Carolina in mid-October. NOBCO’s executive director spoke to MeetingsNet about the situation. On June 1, just three weeks ahead of its 37th annual convention that was set to take place in Miami, Fla., the National Organization of Black County Officials announced it was relocating the 450-person event to Charlotte, N.C., and pushing the event back to mid-October.

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Meet QC Event School Graduate, Carisa Lockery!

QC Event School

Photographer: Annandale Photography ( website / Instagram ). Meet QC Event School graduate, Carisa Lockery! Location: Cheshire, CT QC Courses you’ve taken: Event & Wedding Planning Your website: [link] Facebook: [link] Instagram: [link] Twitter: [link] YouTube: [link] Pinterest: [link] The Knot: [link] www.theknot.com/marketplace/pink-olive- events-cheshire-ct-234999 Wedding Wire: [link] Meet QC Event School graduate, Carisa Lockery!

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A Demonstration of Extraordinary Event EQ

Smart Meetings

How to kick up the empathy and excitement-quotient at events Smart Meetings Extraordinary Texas Event at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin brought leadership strategies, technology innovations, experiential gifting and fun F&B ideas from the award-winning magazine to life for three days and we are sharing the aha moments with you. Lead with Understanding: Coach and speaker Vera Jones shared the secrets for empathetic leadership.

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A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

The last year and a half has been one of extreme stress and anxiety for the American Workforce. A 2021 New York University School of Global Public Health survey of 5,850 people who drink alcohol found that 29 percent have increased their drinking during the pandemic. Among people who have been experiencing depression (64% more likely) and anxiety (41% more likely), which have also become more prevalent over the last 18 months, the risk is even higher.

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EventScotland’s National Programme Funding awarded to events

Event Industry News

A total of 23 public-facing events across 14 Local Authorities in Scotland have received a share of £277,666 from EventScotland’s National Events Programme (Round 48), which will support events taking place from July to December 2023.

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Lessons Learned at MPI WEC 2023

EventMB

Skift Take: Hosting its first-ever annual meeting outside the U.S. and Canada, MPI gathered 1,400 attendees, many with accompanying guests, in the Mexican Caribbean. A largely successful annual meeting did present a few unforeseen challenges.

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How To Get Your Partner The Perfect Engagement Ring!

EventSource

Choosing the perfect engagement ring for your significant other can be a nerve-wracking process. You want to make sure you get it right by selecting the right style, stone, and metal. But how do you choose a ring that will make them catch their breath and fulfil their dreams? We’ve put together a few helpful tips to get you on the right track.