December, 2018

2019 Preview: 4 Event Tech Trends in the New Year

BizBash

In contrast to previous years, most event technology won’t be that shiny or new in 2019. Instead, explained Marco Giberti

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8 Ideas to Embrace a Wellness Culture at Events

EventMB

This is a sponsored post by Maritz Global Events. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. The wellness trend began by offering healthier meal options but has now blossomed into an entire culture for events.

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We are biased against truly creative event design

Conferences that Work

We are biased against creativity. Though most people say they admire creativity, research indicates we actually prefer inside -the-box thinking.

Top 5 Advantages of Leveraging an RFID Tag for Events

GEVME

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. It is a wireless digital data management system. In simple terms, these are special chips that are embedded in name badges or wristbands to enable attendees to track and simplify numerous onsite interactions during an event. .

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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.

Fresh formats for conferences

Gallus Events

I spoke at IBTM in Barcelona ( you can read the “review” here ) at the end of November on one of my favourite topics, Meeting Design or fresh formats for conferences.

11 Sensational Staycation Ideas for the Holiday Break

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Event planning is a 24/7 job — which means even your vacations are interrupted by texts, calls, and emails marked “URGENT” from your staff.

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Extended Reality for Events: The Next Frontier in Event Technology

EventMB

Extended reality (XR) is taking businesses by storm, opening up opportunities for easy remote access and faster, safer learning. The emergence of augmented experiences—the strongest application of extended reality—has revealed an intriguing new playground for event technology.

Five Reasons to Change Conferences

Conferences that Work

Here’s my article “ Five Reasons to Change Conferences “ , published in the December 2018, NSA Speaker magazine.

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Innovative Event Format Ideas

GEVME

If you want to organise a corporate event that is widely spoken about and unforgettable, you will need to utilise some unusual event format ideas or innovative event ideas.

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2019 Event Trends That Will Change the Path of Events

Endless Events

The year 2019 is almost upon us. How will the events industry fare this year, and what trends will rule the roost when it comes to event planners’ priorities? Let’s take a look at these trends and how you can ride their waves successfully. 2019 Event Trends: Your Audience Craves Authenticity.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

The New Year’s Resolution Every Event Creator Should Make

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With “event coordinator” making the shortlist of “Most Stressful Jobs” year after year, there’s one New Year’s resolution every single event creator should make: Be less stressed. Easier said than done, though, right?

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Best of 2018: 10 Most Notable Orlando/Central Florida Venue Openings of 2018

BizBash

In Orlando and Central Florida, a number of significant event and meeting venues opened this year. Here's our picks for

2018 215

10 Hotel Technology Trends for 2019 That Will Help Your Event

EventMB

Selecting the venue for your next event is not as straightforward as it used to be. RFP, security breaches, in-house AV. I know your head is already hurting. Yet, making the right choice for the hotel that will host your guests has many crucial implications. Events are not enough anymore.

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Many “experiential” events are just razzle-dazzle

Conferences that Work

Beware of “experiential” events that are just razzle-dazzle. “Experiential” has become a buzzword to use to describe hip events. Instead of listening to speakers, you’re going to have — wait for it — experiences ! Sounds so much better, doesn’t it?

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How to Manage Event Budgets Online

GEVME

The key processes of online management of an event budget include defining tasks, setting tasks for people, monitoring execution, charting financial performance, etc. All of this is necessary to rule the mobile and online events.

The 6 Best Event App Designs of 2018

Eventmobi

2018 has been a pretty impressive year in the world of design. Microsoft recently rolled out new logos for their Office Suite. The World Cup 2018 saw all 32 teams with new kit designs, and furniture companies such as IKEA released products introducing clever space saving designs for urban living.

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4 Ways to Ruin Your Music Venue’s Reputation

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Reputation is everything to a music venue. But despite your best intentions, is your team letting things slip through the cracks that could sabotage your rep? The post 4 Ways to Ruin Your Music Venue’s Reputation appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Music Music Venues

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2019 Catering, Food, and Cocktail Trends You Need to Know

BizBash

According to industry experts and pros, the new year will see a continuation of current trends like sustainability and special

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Top 5 Webinars for the Event Industry in 2018

EventMB

Every month, different industry experts have delivered presentations on key topics of interest to event planners. These free webinars offer the chance to explore topics in greater depth, offering top takeaways and tips.

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Learning in community at conferences

Conferences that Work

Legendary Apple designer Jony Ive explains how learning in community helped Apple make the iPhone: “When we genuinely look at a problem it’s an opportunity to learn together, and we discover something together. We know that learning in community is powerful.

Free Post-Event Survey Software

GEVME

Free Post-Event Survey Software to Try Right Now. There are some services that allow the creation of event survey tools and online surveys to be as simple as possible. However, what kind of service should you choose, and how do such services differ? Top 10 free post-event survey software.

2018 170

8 Event App Features on Your Attendee’s Wishlist

Eventmobi

As an event planner, you’re well aware that event apps have become common practice at any type of event experience. Chances are, you’ve used an event app yourself; whether it was an event you attended or one you executed as part of your event marketing strategy.

Why People Flake on Events — And How to Get Them to Come

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Four out of five people will consider flaking on an event they’ve already bought tickets to. In fact, 47% of people flaked on an event in the last month, according to new research from Eventbrite and OnePoll. What’s going on here? Are people just jerks?

2018 213

Oh, Snap: The Best Event Photography of 2018

BizBash

It’s easy to spot a good event when you see it. The proof is in the pictures. With every event full of

2018 209

Ho ho ho! Why Santa is the Ultimate Event Planner

EventMB

Most of us go a little crazy over the holiday season. Whether you love it or hate it, its hard not get caught up in the whirl of decorations, preparations and shopping. Today’s post is designed to provide a little light relief from the hustle and bustle of the season. It’s also a nod […].

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11 Event Tech Trends That Shaped 2018

Smart Meetings

The personal touch attendees expect from meetings is now largely being delivered with the help of machines. Yes, the event business has officially entered the realm of high-tech.

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10 Best Web Font Combinations for an Event Website

GEVME

Most people can intuitively guess that standard fonts are not quite what you need for your event website. This is completely correct: Standard fonts in landing page website design are boring.

2018 170

8 Essential Event Industry Publications

G2Planet

Event planners keep up a crazy work pace.

2018 108

How to Win Over Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Partiers in 5 Days

Picatic by Eventbrite

The holidays are over and your New Year’s Eve party ticket sales are in a slump. Don’t panic. According to new research from Eventbrite and OnePoll, a majority (56%) of people make activity decisions last minute. That’s especially true for fickle New Year’s Eve partiers.

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Art Basel 2018: Events, Parties, and Installations You May Have Missed

BizBash

This year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach, which took place from December 4 to 8 at the Miami Beach Convention

2018 209

The Top 10 Posts of 2018 on EventMB!

EventMB

Just in case you were too busy planning events, we have pulled together 10 of our most popular posts from 2018. Of course, as the number one blog for event professionals, EventMB shares a lot of great content all year round. If time is short though and you want to catch up, make sure […].

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2019 Event Marketing Benchmarks and Trends

Bizzabo

Learn what 1000+ marketers have to say about the events industry in this landmark report. Featuring insights on event marketing budgets, tactics, team sizes, technology and more. Last year we emailed over 400 mid- to senior-level marketers asking for their thoughts on the events industry.

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Guide on How to Increase Event Registration

GEVME

Entrepreneurs, marketers, organisers, coaches etc. are all curious about how to increase event registration , either offsite or onsite. Everyone who holds events, from round tables to huge festivals, needs to learn how to create and run event registration flawlessly.

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2019 Event Design Trends – #EventIcons Episode 143

Endless Events

As event profs it’s critical we stay on top of trends. From design and pop culture to global trends we are expected to know them all. These trends influence the events industry.

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4 Tips to Make Your Live Music VIP Experience a Smash Hit

Picatic by Eventbrite

One of the fastest growing trends in the live music business, particularly within music festivals, is the rise of VIP ticketing programs. These programs allow fans with deeper pockets to skip lines, access reserved lounges, and enjoy a slew of other deluxe perks.

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