September, 2021

Why Building an Event Community is a Hot Trend for 2021


If the last year has shown anything, it’s that event technology can help attendees stay connected, even when meeting in person isn’t possible. But is there a way to keep that momentum going with year-round engagement? People are craving connection more than ever before.

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5 Key Takeaways from Anthony Vade on Event Pricing Design


With COVID-19 and the event industry pivoting from in-person to virtual formats, we saw a big shift from a pricing standpoint.

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[WEBINAR]: Should You Move Ahead with Fall In-person Events? 9.29.21

Velvet Chainsaw

Register Now for our next VCC Webinar, Wednesday September 29, 2021, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT. Space is Limited. Organizations are making tough decisions about how to–or even whether to–move forward with their upcoming conferences and expos.

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Are in-person events COVID safe?

Conferences that Work

September 2021 — Are in-person events COVID safe?

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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.

New Multi-Day Features Make Zoom a Viable Option for Event Professionals


New features flaunted at this week’s Zoom User Conference Zoomtopia point to Zoom becoming a serious contender for multi-day multi-session events.

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Event Live Streaming 101: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners


The last year has ushered in a new era of live streaming technology , and event organizers now have more tools than ever before. On the flip side, planners have never faced a steeper learning curve.

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Everything You Need To Know To Create Your Event Timeline

Endless Events

So, you want to plan an event. If your head is spinning, don’t worry: it’s all completely normal. Take the event planning process one step at a time. How about you start with creating an event timeline?

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Experts Reveal How to Create Unique, Attractive and Engaging Virtual Events


While in the Digital Event Series by GEVME we tried to form a community around how we can create different and innovative experiences for the audience in the digital world, on the other hand, the Next-Generation Virtual Events series by GEVME is about going the extra mile.

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How to provide new experiences at meetings

Conferences that Work

How can we provide new experiences at meetings? Not new F&B, decor, or glitz. Something deeper. Here’s a story…. A memorial service. Last month, I staffed an online memorial service for E, a friend who died tragically, at age 42, of breast cancer.

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SpotMe Trial

How Industry Strongholds Will Become Event Destination Staples


New variants and continued uncertainty around travel mean that a destination’s local intellectual capital will remain a key criterion for selection. Destinations with a strong reputation within a given industry will become a hub for that industry’s events.

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How NOT To Run A Virtual Event

Event Age by Swapcard

Can you believe that it’s been almost 18 months since we first heard the dreaded phrase “pivot to virtual”? We’ve come so far with digital innovation in the events industry, especially when it comes to running virtual events.

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QR Codes Return in Force to Help Brands Deliver Touchless Engagement

Event Marketer

QR codes are having a moment again. The simple-to-generate, touchless matrix barcodes have become the darling of many businesses during the pandemic, like restaurants where patrons can access the evening’s menu from their devices rather than share (the virus, potentially) with other patrons.

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Top 5 Fall Activities to Celebrate All Things Autumnal


Even in the middle of Texas, we anticipate our short autumn season. Fall activities come but only once a year and we love to partake!

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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.

Introducing Integrations for GEVME Virtual


At GEVME, we are constantly developing new features to help event professionals build and operate their events.

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Presentation versus interaction at meetings

Conferences that Work

What is the mix of presentation versus interaction at your meetings? What should it be? Traditional meetings focus heavily on presentation. Interaction is limited to a few questions at the end of sessions, plus conversations “outside” the formal sessions.

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9 Key Stats That Define the Event Industry Right Now


With in-person events taking place right now across the United States and Europe, it's important to monitor the current opportunities and challenges facing event professionals. These nine stats are based on fresh data from our own survey and represent the most up-to-date industry data right now.

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Top 6 questions to ask a venue before booking.

Expo Pass

We should start by saying that venues everywhere have put in tons of work to be able to host literally any kind of event right now. Whatever you are planning — in-person, virtual, or hybrid — there is a venue that can help make it happen.

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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.

The 2021 It List: Recognizing the Top 100 Event Agencies

Event Marketer

Our annual guide to the top 100 agencies serving the event marketing industry. It’s year two of a global pandemic that has systematically, with every wave, challenged the event industry and stretched its players’ creativity and patience more than anyone ever thought possible.

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Top 7 Barcades In Austin To Game It Up


Who doesn’t love a great bar space where you can enjoy drinks and get your game on? Arcade games are a favorite pastime for many Austin locals and we’ve compiled our favorite spots for a little friendly competition.

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How to Maximize Networking During Virtual, Hybrid & In-Person Events

Event Age by Swapcard

We’ve all seen the feedback from attendees and exhibitors at virtual events: “There is no serendipity online.” Virtual networking is cringe!” “It’s It’s impossible to make real connections behind a screen.”. Event Tech Virtual Events Hybrid events In-person events

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Two ways for #eventprofs to meet up this week

Conferences that Work

There are two great ways for #eventprofs to meet up this week. I’ll be at both! 1 • techsytalk GLOBAL conference — Tuesday and Wednesday (September 28 & 29). On Tuesday and Wednesday (September. 28 & 29), join me at the techsytalk GLOBAL Conference.

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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.

Can Hopin Ride Its Virtual Success to a Shift to More Hybrid Events?


Hopin’s rise to unicorn status and its recent $7.75B valuation make it an undeniable force to be reckoned with in the virtual event world.

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New release alert! Introducing Expo Theater plus a little magic.

Expo Pass

We are constantly working hard to bring you the best version of us. And we’ve been working on some new features to continue giving you the ultimate Expo experience. All-new, and just launched, we are so excited to announce Expo Theater.

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Five Insights on Producing Outdoor Experiences Amid COVID-19

Event Marketer

The pros and cons of activating in the great outdoors.

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Carve Out Some Time for these Spooktacular Events


With October quickly approaching, Halloween is on everyone’s mind… well most of us at least! Some plan their costumes for the entire week leading up to Halloween! Others are decorating their houses for a spook-tacular statement for trick-or-treaters.

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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.

The Nitty-Gritty Of Virtual Event Production With Socio!

Endless Events

There is only one thing that seems to be certain in these trying times in the events industry: virtual events are here to stay , no matter the state of the pandemic and our personal preferences. And that’s why it’s time to talk about virtual event production -again.

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Swapcard Launches Revolutionary Hybrid Session Scanning Tool

Event Age by Swapcard

Swapcard announced today the launch of a brand new app, SwapAccess, that is breaking the traditional hardware-based registration mold by modernizing session attendance and access control. Event Tech Press Release Virtual Events Hybrid events In-person events

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Biggest Takeaways for Event Professionals from the Hybrid Skift Global Forum


The Skift Global Forum 2021, the premier global conference on the business of travel, took place last week in a hybrid format. With speakers and attendees joining in-person and online, we uncover the most valuable takeaways for event professionals.

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