November, 2023

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Formula 1 Las Vegas Sees a Successful Inaugural Event

Smart Meetings

Formula 1’s first year shook things up on the Las Vegas Strip In a weekend filled with more drama than your mom’s favorite soap opera, Las Vegas’ inaugural Formula 1 race ended with practice race mishaps , record-level betting numbers and a more than $1 billion economic impact to the city. Big Numbers Las Vegas Grand Prix reported a 315,000-person attendance number over the course of the event.

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3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Convention Center

EventMB

Skift Take: Convention centers may already be the top venue choice for many events, but they can be so much more than just the practical default option. Discover three ways to leverage your venue partnership for an unforgettable event experience.

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A Year in Review: Conducting an Annual Evaluation of Your Events

TicketBud

The end of the year is a natural time to reflect on achievements and failures as you prepare to adapt and refine in the year ahead. Evaluating your year of event programming in order to prepare for the next one is no different. Event evaluation is an ongoing process throughout the year. But understanding the value of your event programming more broadly, and how it advances or hinders your organization’s overall strategy and values, requires a holistic review.

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48 years together — so far, so good

Conferences that Work

48 years ago this week I met Celia at the wedding of mutual friends in the heart of the English New Forest. I moved in with her ten days later and we’ve been together ever since. We married in 1977… …and moved to the U.S. the same year. We have been through so much together. Wonderful times and hard times. Along the way our family grew; we now have three (adult) children and three grandkids.

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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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Culinary Finance 101: Food Costs for Restaurant Owners

Planning Pod

Many restaurant owners today are struggling to avoid rising food costs eating into profits and hindering their overall growth. At Planning Pod, we’ve noticed an uptick in business owners asking for tips on lowering food costs while maximizing profits. Previous to writing for our blog, I worked with hundreds of restaurant owners to stay on top of their budgets and reduce food costs while increasing restaurant profits on our Customer Success Team.

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Field Report: How Money 20/20 is Banking on Disruption

Event Marketer

“Anchoring serious conversations in serious fun and enveloping our audience in a backdrop that facilitates ideas and plays on what’s in the cultural zeitgeist makes for moments that you have to see—or experience—to believe. And that’s what’s energizing for us to build and for our audience to experience at Money 20/20.” –Kathryn Frankson, Global Director-Marketing, Money 20/20 Money 20/20 was designed to anchor “serious conversations in serious fun.” Sound-off virtua

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Tech Conference Accused of Creating Fake Women Speakers

EventMB

Skift Take: Tech industry insiders say fake female speakers were featured in the DevTernity conference lineup to create the illusion of diversity.

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A December to Remember: How to Plan a Holiday Party that’s Worth People’s Time

TicketBud

The holidays are the perfect opportunity to tie your organization to a special celebration or tradition, but there’s a lot of competition in getting your audiences to commit their time, money and energy to your event. The end of the year brings on a frenzy of work parties, friend and family get-togethers, school events, holiday shopping and more. Creating an event that breaks through all the noise takes careful planning and execution, with great consideration about your audiences’ time, preferen

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Mastodon is the old Twitter

Conferences that Work

I joined the social media platform Mastodon a year ago. Given recent turbulent social media trends, I’m glad I took the plunge. Having been on Twitter (yes, I know it’s been renamed “X”, sue me) since 2009, I’d describe Mastodon as the old Twitter. What do I mean by that? What Twitter is now Ever since Twitter’s creation in 2006, people have used it in different ways.

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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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The Event Technology Awards Dazzle at ExCeL London for Event Tech Live’s 10th Anniversary

Event Industry News

The Event Technology Awards (ETA) 2023 wrapped the first day of Event Tech Live (ETL) London in raucous fashion. With thirty-six winners crowned overall and vFairs being this year’s stand out tech, bagging four awards including Best Hybrid Event Platform or Production, Best Event Networking Technology, Best Virtual Event Platform and Best Sustainable Tech Solution.

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An Iridescent and Groovy Pop-Up Chapel Wedding at Evergreen Brick Works

EventSource

The Pop-Up Chapel Co. returned to the beloved Koerner Gardens event space at Evergreen Brick Works to marry 18 couples over two days. A vibrant, groovy, and iridescent design created an unforgettable wedding experience! Vendors Featured in this Article 7 Reviews Evergreen Brick Work. Venue 46 Reviews The Pop-Up Chapel Co. Event Planner 4 Reviews Event Rental Group Décor & Rentals 38 Reviews EPiQVision Audio / Visual Alicia Thurston Phot.

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Five Ways the Black Magic Reimagined Summit Met the Needs of the Modern Black Businesswoman

Event Marketer

“We believe that if your well-being is intact, everything else will fall into place. Someone once told me this: ‘If you allow for your suitcase to always be full, then you can’t unpack to put new stuff in.’ So we wanted to allow our attendees to unpack their suitcases, their baggage so that they could be filled with new inspiration, new ideas and new opportunities over the weekend.

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Safe, Not Sorry

EventMB

Skift Take: Gary LaBranche, the CEO of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, shares what it was like to have to cancel the last day of its conference where close to 10,000 were gathered due to a nearby shooting.

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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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Get Ready to swing for the Boundaries at Social Cricket at Sixes!

Prestige Events Magazine

At Sixes, we’re all about reimagining cricket and challenging its stereotypes. It’s not that outdated game played in whites that may end in a draw after 5 days play; it’s a whole new ball game! Here’s the lowdown: World-Class Fun: We’re here to serve you some world-class fun and hospitality. From the moment you step in, we’ve got your back with top-notch service.

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Alexander von Humboldt: A meeting designer way ahead of his time

Conferences that Work

I’m indebted to Martin Sirk for sharing remarkable information about an 1828 conference designed by the German geographer, naturalist, and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. Read what follows to discover that Humboldt was also a meeting designer way ahead of his time! Martin Sirk Modern meeting design! Cross-disciplinary. New insights-oriented. Participant-centred.

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How Event Tech fits into Event Design

Event Industry News

With a big background in tech-world, marketing director Felicia Asiedu has been at Cvent for five years. This episode is a deep dive into the brand, with a particular focus on Cvent Connect Europe, the company runs a similar event in North America, and how event tech fits into event design.

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Introducing speaker & sponsor collaboration: simplifying content management for your event 

Socio Events

The world of event planning is fast-paced, and we know that every moment counts. Coordinating and managing content from speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors can be a tedious and time-consuming task. The current manual process of collecting and integrating this content into your event app can take up valuable resources. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce a game-changing feature that will revolutionize how you manage event content: speaker and sponsor collaboration.

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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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Exhibit Design: Inside Mastercard’s Particle-Inspired Experience at Money 20/20

Event Marketer

“We took the particle theme of movement, moving forward. Each section of the experience tells a story of how Mastercard drives innovation, connects people to people, businesses to consumers, and how we partner together in the ecosystem to deliver actual real-world results.” –Amy Hills, VP-Product Marketing, Mastercard To connect with the demanding fintech audience at the recent Money 20/20, Mastercard had to capture attention in a space filled with highly engaging activations.

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Exhibitions Contribute $11.7B to UK Economy: New Study Reveals

EventMB

Skift Take: Despite the decline in numbers compared to the pre-Covid era, a recent study on the value of the exhibitions industry in the UK presents encouraging figures for 2022, suggesting a complete recovery is not far out.

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Welcome To Skiddle: Bournemouth Reggae Weekender

Skiddle

It gives us enormous pleasure to welcome another fantastic festival experience to Skiddle, the Bournemouth Reggae Weekender. A vibrant 3-day extravaganza, celebrating rich African-Caribbean heritage, this immersive event promotes a diverse offering of entertainment. In between live performances from a list of incredible local talents and established international acts, guests are encouraged to embark on a mission of cultural exploration, with an array of artisan traders and craft stands on site

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Join me in Rome next week!

Conferences that Work

Join me in Rome next week (November 21 – 26)! On November 24 I’m leading a Masterclass at the 2023 Best Event Awards Festival. The topic? Creating and supporting meaningful participation at events. Here’s the entire program for November 24. There’s also an opportunity to meet with me in Studio Room 2 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CET to explore questions and issues arising from the session or that weren’t addressed and tackle questions on how to solve your top-of-m

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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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The Launch of EA Sports FC 24

Event Industry News

INCA Productions are a strategic creative agency who connect brands and audiences through live digital experiences. With offices in London and New York, their clients include Netflix, Meta, Moet and Chandon, Apple and Sky.

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Could Event Freelancers Save 2024 Meetings?

Smart Meetings

A Survey Exploring the Motivations and Values of Independent Planners Might Help Lean Planning Teams Elevate Events The future of events is a little unpredictable, to say the least. Predictions of a recession and headlines about military and health crises seem to pop up every day. That leaves companies hesitant to plan too far ahead or even fully staff their event teams.

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Ashley’s Shoppable ‘Listening Rooms’ Pop-up in L.A. Gets the Pentatonix Treatment

Event Marketer

“Our goal with these types of pop-ups or experiential moments is to create a unique brand moment for our guests to enjoy Ashley products in a new or unexpected way, aside from the typical way they would in a brick-and-mortar store. From there, we wanted to leverage a partnership element that’s a bit different from what we’ve done in the past that could surprise and delight.

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Stress at an All-Time High in Events

EventMB

Skift Take: Four out of five event professionals report that their roles have become more stressful today than before the pandemic. Plus, they are not being supported.

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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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Daniela and Ario’s Tropical Modern Wedding at Canoe Restaurant

EventSource

In a fusion of contemporary elegance and tropical allure, Daniela and Ario embarked on their unforgettable wedding journey at Canoe Restaurant & Bar. With Christine Lim Photography capturing their love story, every detail was meticulously planned by Lexington & Co. , ensuring a celebration that radiated modern sophistication. At Lavender Bridal Boutique , Daniela’s bridal beauty came to life with the artistry of Bridal Hair Collective and Robert Weir Beauty , creating a breathtakin

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How To Create A Catering Budget That Works For Your Business

Caterease

As a caterer, it’s crucial to create a budget that allows you to keep your business running smoothly and profitably. Budgeting can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! You can create a catering budget that works for your business with some guidance and a plan. This blog post will guide you through simple steps to help you make your budget.

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Lightmedia Displays: Illuminating the Event Industry with Cutting-Edge LED Screens and Production Services

Event Industry News

In the dynamic world of event production, the ability to captivate and engage audiences is paramount. Since 1997, Lightmedia Displays has been at the forefront of this industry, providing state-of-the-art LED screens and production services that have revolutionised the way events are experienced.

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