January, 2022

Make the meeting bigger!

Conferences that Work

Most of the event industry and our clients continue to assume that if you can make the meeting bigger it’s a good thing. It ain’t necessarily so. How we got here. The massive disruption of in-person events since March 2020 has shaken our industry to the core.

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9 Creative Ways to Promote Your Next Event


Whether you’re new to event planning or an experienced creator looking for new ideas, finding effective promotional strategies is important.

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How to Monetise Virtual Events


In the last two years, people have gotten comfortable with the idea of attending a virtual event from home. However, what is the chance that we will transition permanently to the online medium?

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Top Event Tech Priorities and Pain Points for Planners in 2022


Event planners may be more familiar with event tech than ever, but the rapid pace of innovation means that tech literacy is a moving target. To understand what planners need from event tech in 2022, we spoke to some of today’s most influential event profs.

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Download 7 Exceptional Event Email Templates for Driving Attendee Engagement

Write winning event emails in minutes! Relying on decades of social science research and more recent behavioral data, we’ll show you the science-backed methods to creating a wildly successful event-marketing email campaign for almost any situation. Download the eBook today!

Why You Need to Run a More Sustainable Event

Gallus Events

Why You Need to Run a More Sustainable Event. The reason we have to run more sustainable events is clear, you only have to look at the very basic building blocks of our events to find out that we have a challenge ahead of us: . Travel. The temporary nature of events. Excess and waste . Number one.

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Solving the Tesla Powerwall frequency problem

Conferences that Work

TLDR: Useful if Tesla Powerwall frequency shifting during outages is affecting appliances like clocks, furnaces, uninterruptible power sources (UPS), etc. Want to skip right to fixing the Tesla Powerwall frequency problem? Click here. In February 2018, we installed a Tesla Powerwall 2.0 on our Vermont home.

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14 Must-Attend Hospitality Conferences for Industry Professionals in 2022

Social Tables

Hospitality professionals saw the industry undergo tremendous changes in 2021. Many hospitality conferences and conventions were virtual or hybrid events , while others were forced to cancel altogether.

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Saying goodbye to virtual and hello to an in-person and hybrid future.

Expo Pass

Virtual events got the job done and pushed us to completely rethink how we work, meet, and connect in every way. But there have also been big developments in the event world recently.

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Global Events Snapshot: Taiwan Tackles Consequences From Strict Covid Controls


Taiwan’s low case numbers mean that it has in some ways been an oasis of normalcy during the pandemic, but those low rates are in part thanks to travel restrictions that have limited intervention business visitors. How is the local event industry faring?

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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.

Event Sustainability Pledges Examples

Gallus Events

Making a pledge makes a difference. Event Sustainability Pledges examples and best practice will help event organisers to run more sustainable events. The post Event Sustainability Pledges Examples appeared first on Gallus Events. Sustainable events Sustainable Events

How to Maximise Networking and Community Building in Virtual Events


With in-person interactions at physical events gradually becoming redundant, virtual events have ensured that attendees are able to continue networking just like pre-pandemic times.

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Audio-centric Activations: Five Strategies Worth a Listen

Event Marketer

Along with the recent social audio boom and an uptick in sonic branding tactics, audio-centric activations and events, both physical and virtual, are on the rise.

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Must Know Virtual Event Statistics For Your Event Marketing strategy


Since 2020 the event industry has aggressively adopted virtual events. What started off as an alternative to live events during the 2020 pandemic, has now become a must have format for event professionals in the future.

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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.

5 nightmare event scenarios (and how to sleep easy in 2022).

Expo Pass

This year is looking to be jam-packed with live events, all-new event technologies, and more ways to meet and connect than ever before. But all these changes can also create a whole host of problems keeping organizers up at night.

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Should Events Report Covid Case Numbers?


The recent Consumer Electronics Show had some of the most comprehensive health and safety measures ever provided by an event of its size.

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Low In-Person Attendance Hurts Exhibitors: Here’s What Event Planners Can Do!

Endless Events

We might be over the biggest obstacles that COVID-19 has thrown at us (at least we can hope so), but in-person attendance is still nowhere as high as it was pre-2020.

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Seven Fun Activities for Bringing Teams Back Together Post-COVID

Best Corporate Events

As vaccination rates rise and COVID cases fall , live business events and meetings are coming back in a big way.

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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.

Five Steal-worthy Ideas for Cold Weather Outdoor Activations

Event Marketer

There’s no better contingency plan than fresh air, and while many markets are under a deep freeze, winter has never deterred brands from perfecting engagement for bundled up consumers. Here we offer five tips for making the most of cold weather outdoor activations. Go Under the Dome.

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Smart Moves in Charleston, Nashville and More

Smart Meetings

Carly Skinner. Skinner joined Makeready hospitality company’s Emeline hotel in Charleston, South Carolina as general manager. She brings 14 years of hotel management experience to the position, most recently working at Proper Hotels and Residences’ The Hotel June as general manager in Los Angeles.

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#1 Zoom Webinar Alternative for Virtual Events

SpotMe Blog

Why is Zoom that popular? And, should you run your next virtual event with Zoom? Are there Zoom Webinar alternatives? The massive growth of Zoom has caught some serious shade by privacy concerns. Security researchers weren’t mild in their judgment.

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A Guide to Safety and Liability for Virtual, Yes, Virtual Events


Recently, event safety has focused on Covid-compliance for in-person and hybrid events. But with the increasing number of virtual events, little has been done to address the topic of virtual event safety — and no, we aren't referring to data security.

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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.

Strategizing Omicron: Cancel, Postpone, Or Pivot?

Endless Events

It’s been nearly two years since event planners first witnessed mass event cancelations and scrambled to plan virtual events. Since then, we have seen the landscape of the events industry change dramatically.

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Keeping the zen in all your work and WFH environments.

Expo Pass

These last couple of years haven’t been very zen, to say the least. The shift to hybrid and in-person work this year will be full of new challenges, guaranteed. But 2022 is also a chance to rebuild our offices around things we’ve learned that make work more relaxing and maybe even easier.

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Virtual Event Roundup: 12 Programs That Conquered Zoom Fatigue

Event Marketer

As the third year of a volatile pandemic unfolds, virtual events will again be an invaluable resource for the many brands that rely on experiences to drive their business forward.

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What Meeting Professionals Can Learn from the Metaverse

Smart Meetings

Just as virtual meetings can’t replace in-person events, the Metaverse won’t replicate real life. But they are improving on in-the-flesh experiences in some key ways. Both digital solutions bring advances that can teach real-world lessons to meeting professionals looking to improve their experiences.

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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.

3 best practices for engaging association members in 2022

Hubilo Blog

Engaging members has always been a key priority for association executives. 50% of them report that members are most likely not to renew because of lack of engagement. Year-round member engagement is a challenging task. More so in an increasingly virtual and distracting world.

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MeetingPlay and Aventri Merge to Form Event Tech Powerhouse


Established event players MeetingPlay and Aventri will merge, helped by an undisclosed investment from two private equity firms, the companies announced Thursday. The deal marks the latest in a wave of consolidation driven by the demand for hybrid and virtual event capabilities.

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Endless Events Presents: The 2022 Event Trends Guide!

Endless Events

A new year is upon us! Now that the celebratory dust has settled, it’s a great time to check out 2022 event trends. New year, new challenges; when is the pandemic going to end? Can we solve the audience engagement challenge once and for all? What’s the best way to plan hybrid events?

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