June, 2021

I Think We Cracked the Code on Digital Networking!

Velvet Chainsaw

If you missed our recent webinar on Cracking the Code on Digital Networking, you can watch it on-demand. It is well worth your time to learn from two masters: Amanda Kaiser (pictured, top right) and Arianna Rehak (pictured, bottom), co-founders of the 2021 Virtual Networking Incubator.

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8 Event Budget Adjustments Needed to Host Safe Events in 2021

Event Farm

Events are coming back but planning an event looks nothing like it used to. Venue and governmental regulations keep changing. Many of your regular vendors have lost staff or gone out of business. With so many new safety-related expenses, your old budget template no longer works. .

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The loneliness of the long distance facilitator

Conferences that Work

Right now, I am a long distance facilitator. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I only facilitate meetings of people who are not the same room. Often, they are thousands of miles away.

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The complete guide to event management software for corporate events

Attendease

2020 challenged us all and it’s not surprising that event planners took one of the hardest hits. If you were fortunate enough to survive company layoffs, you likely faced one of the biggest tests of your career as you navigated complete uncertainty around your work.

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Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

$770+ Million Raised for Event Tech: EventMB Mid-Year Investment Outlook

EventMB

All you need to know about the most significant investments, acquisitions and strategic partnerships connected to the event industry over the last six months. We disclose the companies involved, the numbers, the details, and more importantly, why it matters.

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Meeting Icebreakers: A Guide to Easing Tension and Strengthening Team Spirit

Social Tables

Not all personality types enjoy being in the spotlight. Many people prefer not to speak on a subject without thoughtful introspection first, and some prefer not to speak at all. This can make it difficult for leaders to receive the feedback they need from their coworkers and staff.

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Streamlining Safety at The Door with Our Newest Event Partner: CLEAR Health Pass

Event Farm

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Powerful Panels interview with Adrian Segar

Conferences that Work

Here’s my Powerful Panels interview with good friend and meeting panel doyen Kristin Arnold. During our 25 minutes together, we discussed various panel formats, their value, and how to structure and design powerful panel discussions into the larger context of meetings, conferences, and events.

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AWS X GEVME: GEVME’s Transformation Through Robust Technology Infrastructure

GEVME

GEVME has been breaking the boundaries of the virtual event experience through its virtual event builder. It is fully customizable, secure, and scalable according to the requirement.

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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.

Road-Accessible Event Destinations Can Be a Safer Bet in Uncertain Times

EventMB

Amid the uncertainty of air travel, road-accessible regional locales may make the most sense for hosting in-person events. The American market is on a trajectory of recovery, but it may be a while before companies are ready to send delegates on flights to high-traffic hubs.

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Beer Festival Spotlight: Hops & Blues

Picatic by Eventbrite

Though COVID-19 restrictions are being loosened in many places, there are still many local regulations in place that are important for creators to follow.

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A few amazing in-person events to go to (and learn from) this summer.

Expo Pass

It’s official, in-person events are back together this summer. Music festivals kick off coast-to-coast in July and August, along with book festivals and conventions of all kinds.

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Announcing our Biggest Move in Reimagining the Way People Meet and Connect

Bizzabo

Bizzabo is acquiring x.ai to tackle the industry’s greatest frustrations and help everyone get the most out of their event experiences.

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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.

Why our meetings are still full of lectures

Conferences that Work

Why are our meetings still full of lectures? Well, listen to and consider this June 11, 2021 quote from New York City Mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams : [link]. With new technology of remote learning, you don’t need school children to be in a school building with a number of teachers.

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How to use a Virtual Event Platform? – Quick Tips For A Successful Event

GEVME

In these unprecedented times, the age-old concept of meetings, incentives, conferences and events has seen an almost unbelievable and drastic change when you consider the glorious events put together by corporations and seasoned event companies in the past.

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Event Tech Lingo: 100 Event Tech Terms You Need to Know

EventMB

Virtual and hybrid events present new opportunities for event planners and marketers, but they also bring with them a lot of terminology that may be unfamiliar to many. Here are 100 terms that you should know when planning digital events or sourcing platforms.

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A Roundup of COVID-19 Guidelines to Safely Navigate the Return to Live Events

Picatic by Eventbrite

With venues re-opening and restrictions on gatherings slowly being loosened, communities — and event creators — are eager to get back to live, in-person events.

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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.

Health Is Your Greatest Wealth: Wellness In The Events Industry

Endless Events

We’ve all been through a lot in this past year. Health and wellness in the events industry have never mattered more than now, which is why today, Sarah welcomes not one, but three iconic guests to share what they’ve worked on since the pandemic started.

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Things to Do in Tampa Bay Weekend Guide

UNATION

Celebrate the Fourth, the fireworks, the food, and the fun, all happening in Tampa Bay this Independence Day! So much is going on this holiday weekend with events and fireworks for the entire family all weekend long, it’ll be a big celebration!

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Social learning is humans’ true superpower

Conferences that Work

What is humans’ true superpower? Hint: We’re not more intelligent than other species.] We can make a strong case that humans’ true superpower is social learning. Why am I writing about social learning on a blog that’s (mainly) about meeting design?

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How to use a Virtual Event Platform? – Quick Tips For A Successful Event

GEVME

In these unprecedented times, the age-old concept of meetings, incentives, conferences and events has seen an almost unbelievable and drastic change when you consider the glorious events put together by corporations and seasoned event companies in the past.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

Tech Giant Cvent Teams Up With Encore to Get an Edge on Hybrid Events

EventMB

Event tech giant Cvent announced a strategic partnership with leading event production company Encore, signaling a new trend in event tech that redefines the term ‘end-to-end’ as in-person events return.

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COVID-19 Safety Playbook: FAQs About Safety Precautions

Picatic by Eventbrite

Event creators around the US are celebrating the reopening of venues and communities nationwide. But in this new climate, creators aren’t just on the hook for planning great events — they’re also responsible for the safety of attendees.

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The Top 12 Event Planning Certifications

Bizzabo

Ever wonder how CMP, CSEP, CPCE, CGMP prepare you for event planning? Curious if event planning certifications can actually help you learn more about the industry or take your career to the next level?

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What’s New in Tampa Bay: 10+ Awesome Restaurants, Bars, and More

UNATION

Do you own a business in Tampa Bay? Convert fans and followers into customers this summer! Learn more. If you’re looking for something new in Tampa Bay , look no further! Our city is growing and we understand that sometimes it’s hard to keep up.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

The Why and How of HIMSS’ Vaccine Requirement

PCMA Convene

“People … are definitely ready to get back out again. As soon as we opened registration … there was a lot of buzz,” said Karen Malone, vice president of meeting services and sales for HIMSS North America, on the society’s annual conference in August.

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A Fundamental Guide for Running Virtual Corporate Events

GEVME

More and more companies have been shifting to virtual events due to the pandemic, and the transition is providing a lot of benefits too. For instance, there are lesser overheads now, which earlier came in the form of booking an event venue, arranging food and beverages, etc.

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Hopin partners with LinkedIn in bid to transform the way we connect

EventMB

LinkedIn is investing in Hopin, both in cash and through an undisclosed platform-level partnership that also contemplates Streamyard. As the companies continue to bet on a future with virtual events this partnership could give Hopin an unassailable lead in the virtual event platform space.

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