September, 2022

Taking the stress out of managing your event agenda


Managing complex event agendas can be the source of a major headache: making sure that no speaker or venue is double booked, ensuring that sessions are not oversold, allowing attendees to sign up for waitlists, updating attendee-facing collaterals when last-minute changes occur, and the list goes on.

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Structuring Association Sponsorship Programs to Win


It’s no longer a given that companies that sell to your members will sponsor your association. Bruce Rosenthal, founder of the Partnership Professional Network, explains what you need to know now about structuring association sponsorship programs to win. What are corporate sponsors really thinking?


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Crafting the Event Experience: Driving Attendance

Event Farm

Times have changed, no doubt about it. People are sick of being sick; things are more expensive; there seem to be challenges around every corner.

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Event planning terms glossary: 150+ event terms to know

SpotMe Blog

Event planning terms are nothing new. But throw in event tech terms like ‘breakout rooms’, ‘RTMP’, and ‘VOD’ that are crucial to know for hybrid and virtual event planning. And suddenly, it can all become a bit confusing.

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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!

What is event technology and how to get the most out of it in 2022

Event Age by Swapcard

As an event organizer, you’re probably looking for ways to simplify the conference planning process while still being able to reach your event objectives. One that helps save time and money, draws in a larger number of attendees year-over-year, and minimizes the stress of running a memorable event.

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More Trending

A class is a meeting

Conferences that Work

Though I don’t teach college anymore, I’m interested in educational class design because a class is a meeting. And much of what we can do to design great meetings is applicable to college classes too.

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The Benefits of Running a CSR Event


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become increasingly important to businesses large and small, across many different industries. .

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What is the Future of Event Marketing?

Endless Events

Marketing has changed significantly over the last 10 to 15 years. Content marketing has seen a boom in activity. Twenty years ago, content marketing was what people wanted to be doing. Today, everyone’s doing it. And according to Will, it might be the bare minimum for brand awareness.

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The EventPro Advantage: Powerful, Customisable Software backed by Unmatched Service

Event Industry News

We are very proud that EventPro Software is a finalist at the 2022 Event Tech Awards under the category Best Venue Booking Solution! We know that it’s challenging for event professionals to choose the right event tech solution when there are so many options clamouring for attention.

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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.

All the swag your attendees will actually want and will use.

Expo Pass

We’ve all gotten a lot of swag in our days. Some of it we use during the event. A few we cherish for years and years. Some we can’t wait to leave behind in the hotel room! All these experiences with swag got us thinking about what kinds of swag attendees actually want at events right now.

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TikTok? Instagram? Where Can Planners Engage With Future Event Attendees?


Skift Take: Planners of in-person events aren’t seeing the attendance levels that they want. Are they being unrealistic, or are other factors at play? Is their communication strategy on target? Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Doing peer conferences right

Conferences that Work

Software testers do peer conferences right! They even call them a peer conference , rather than unconference , a term I don’t like.) As evidence of software tester conference awesomeness, I offer three examples below. But first…. …a a short history of the peer conference.

10 Corporate Event Ideas Attendees Love

Social Tables

Looking for corporate event ideas that people actually get excited about? Banish boring and overdone corporate events with help from this blog post. We’ll teach you how to spice up any business gathering with the right decor, entertainment, and more. Corporate events get a bad rap.

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.

10 Smart Strategies For Planning Sustainable Events

Endless Events

Sustainability is a hot-button issue for consumers around the globe. There was a 71% increase in online searches for sustainable goods — plus, public concern for the environment has grown by 16% since 2017. And no, this isn’t a trend that’s exclusive to consumer goods.

How to make events more sustainable – Dynamic Conferences & Events

Event Industry News

Public consciousness and accountability in corporate social responsibility fundamentally underpins the organisation of events. It’s not beginning to take precedence – we are already here. Therefore, event sustainability is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to the return of in-person events.

HCP engagement: emerging trends, success metrics, and omnichannel strategies

SpotMe Blog

There’s no doubt about it. HCP engagement is a top priority for all pharma enterprises due to a drastic change in HCP needs and expectations. How do we know? 50% of our event platform customers are from the life science industry.

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SXSW Expansion Into Sydney Means New Planner Opportunities


Skift Take: Since 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin has been a convergence of film, music, education, and culture, a global destination for creative people to connect, collaborate and think outside the box.

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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.

Pros and cons of consulting for large organizations

Conferences that Work

I’ve consulted for more than a thousand organizations. My clients include branches of the U.S. Government, large international agencies, and for-profit and non-profit companies.

Our guide to picking the perfect vendors for your event.

Expo Pass

Vendors are essential. They provide the food. The coffee! The video content. And many of the things that make our events truly innovative and original. But how can organizers pick those perfect vendors that make their event so special? Also, what can they do to make negotiating with vendors a breeze?

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The ROI of Building An Event Community

Endless Events

Community is the hot new buzzword in the events industry, and for a good reason. The ROI of building a community is staggeringly high. A thriving and engaged community can grow your revenue by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Sustainability experts call for 100% renewable energy at venues

Event Industry News

On 7th September 2022, Hire Space ran their ‘Venue Talk’ event at London town house 41 Portland Place , which showcased their new hybrid equipment and streamed panelists.

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.

Content marketing for events: how to repurpose your event content

SpotMe Blog

How long does content marketing for events take you? And how much of your marketing budget do you spend? If you’re like most other enterprise event marketers, probably a long time and a ton of money.

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Swag Has New Swagger: Ecofriendly Giveaways for Meetings 


Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Marketing Advertising Specialty Institute ASI premiums promotional products swag

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A class is a meeting

Conferences that Work

Though I don’t teach college anymore, I’m interested in educational class design because a class is a meeting. And much of what we can do to design great meetings is applicable to college classes too.

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How To Monetize Your Events and Increase Your Revenue


Many organizations have been embracing events as an effective way to market their business and products/services. However, why let the opportunity of generating revenue from these events go to waste if we can do it while still effectively promoting our brand, product, service, or community?

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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.

What Metrics Should You Use for Attendee Engagement?

Endless Events

On the last episode of #EventIcons, Erica Bishaf said , “A lot of organizations put about 60 – 80% of financial risk into one live event.” Unsurprisingly, companies are heavily invested in attendee satisfaction.

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Don’t lose attendees between events! Here’s how. (Webinar recap)

Expo Pass

Sometimes keeping (attendees) engaged is literally just talking to them […] asking a question, just something that shows, […] ‘I want to make sure you know we’re here, and we want to help you.’” – Channing Muller.

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One World Rental return as headline sponsor at the Event Technology Awards 2022

Event Industry News

One World Rental offers an event technology hire, staffing and logistics anywhere in the world and this year will return as headline sponsor at the 10 th anniversary edition of the Event Technology Awards (ETAs).

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