January, 2020

Sustainability in the Events Sector: What Can We Expect in 2020?

GEVME

With 2020 now in full swing, businesses around the world will be planning their events calendars for the year ahead – and what better time to start thinking about what we can expect to see in terms of changes to the events landscape in the next 12 months?

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Top Tips for Planning Memorable Breakout Sessions

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Breakout sessions are one of the few times during a conference or event where guests get to interact with one another in a more structured way.

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Should Your Event be Prepared?

EventMB

With hundreds of confirmed infections in China and the first US case reported this week, what can you do to prepare? By now you’ve probably heard about the so-called “Novel Coronavirus” that originated in Wuhan, China.

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Why Collaborative Learning is the Future of Event-Networking

Endless Events

We’ve all come across iterations of the classic headline, Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networkin g , like this article in Business Insider , or this podcast episode on TED’s WorkLife with Adam Grant. For event industry professionals, networking is of particular importance.

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Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Event Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

In this webinar, we’ll use a sampling of case studies, tools, techniques, and strategic stories to help you identify game-changing opportunities within your company and the world of events, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

6 Negative Reviews That Affect Your Event's Reputation -- And How To Prevent Them

InitLive

Running a successful event means keeping an eye on your online and offline reputation. So it's important to address negative reviews before they hit today's multiple communication channels.

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5 Tech Trends from CES that Will Impact Events

EventMB

CES just happened. 100,000 attendees ventured to the Las Vegas jungle to find out what’s new in technology. Event planners shouldn’t care about 95% of what is presented at CES. That remaining 5%, though, may have quite a big impact. Curious bunny? Read on.

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10 Lessons from Twitter’s 4000-Employee Event

EventMB

Twitter is hosting its internal employee event, #OneTeam. Attendees are tweeting every aspect of the event. And it’s a great one. Here are the top takeaways to inspire your next event. Diversity, sustainability, inclusion, collaboration. 2020 is the ‘Game On!’

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Top 2020 Event Conferences

Attendease

The events industry has been behind some of the most innovative tech conferences in the past decade. Opening the doors for new business prospects, these conferences are places where the top professionals meet and showcase their innovative concepts and bold theories for the future.

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How To Use WiFi As An Event Sponsorship Asset

Endless Events

Everybody gather ’round because we’re about to teach you how to use WiFi as an event sponsorship asset! And the reason why we decided to bring you this topic comes down to dollar sign. So, anyone who works in the events industry knows that the price of WiFi has risen exponentially.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Invest in Your Speakers to Grow Your Value Proposition

Velvet Chainsaw

The bread and butter of conferences is concurrent education sessions.

Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay

Gallus Events

Something exceptional is happening in Edinburgh and the whole events industry is on trial. Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay events have put the industry under the spot light, and the light has reached some very dark places. There is an old tradition in Scotland called first footing.

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The Best Event Apps for Every Type of Event: 2020 Edition

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Mobile event apps are no longer a nice to have for big events — they’re expected by attendees. Here are the best event apps to go with. Resources and Tools Aloompa Entegy Event Apps Eventbrite Guidebook

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Event Insurance: A Guide to Cost, Coverage, and Claims

GEVME

Event planners always have concerns about the safety and security of events. As an event organizer, there is always the possibility of accidents occurring during an event. And some accidents might even lead to lawsuits which usually lead to even more costs.

A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

A free guide to creating peer conferences

Conferences that Work

The Association for Software Testing (AST) has just issued a free guide to creating peer conferences. I believe the software testing community adopted my term “peer conference” for their get-togethers after a conversation I had with pioneer software tester James Bach in 2004.

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PPC for Events. Questions Asked and Answered.

EventTechBrief

By Michelle Bruno. Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is a key digital marketing tactic for many exhibition and event marketers. It is transparent, attributable, and very effective. With the appropriate attention, PPC can help organizers increase attendance and secure leads, sponsors and more. PPC also allows organizers to understand their potential prospects better by gathering essential online behavioral and demographic metrics.

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Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

Velvet Chainsaw

The Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco In early January served as an engaging and energizing way to kick off a new year and a new decade.

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Flight shaming in the events industry

Gallus Events

A throw-away trend or something that will shape our events, how should we view flight shaming in the events industry? In December 2019 I travelled to Madrid to attend the Sustainable Innovation Summit, an official side event at the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

New Data on 2020’s #1 Event Trend: Sustainability

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Sustainability is more than a trend. In fact, a growing number of guests and event hosts have made going green a top priority in recent years. For instance, just 6% of respondents felt environmental responsibility significantly impacted their events in 2019, compared to 59% in 2020.

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How to Plan a Sustainable Event

GEVME

Events and gatherings happen in all sizes, at all kinds of social and commercial environments — whether it is a Christmas party, a large scale conference or a business event.

See the SAG Awards' Cherry Blossom-Filled After-Party

BizBash

Event Eleven's Tony Schubert created a lush cherry blossom forest for the award show's A-list after-party

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Sustainability in Events: Is This a State of Emergency?

EventMB

With a strong scientific consensus that we are in a full-blown climate crisis, sustainability is a pressing concern. Events haven’t escaped widespread scrutiny for their environmental impact, forcing the industry to seek innovation and alignment.

CMOs Pivot to Virtual Engagements to Drive Business in the COVID Economy

Speaker: Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads

Business as we know it is never going to be the same. Working from home has become the norm, conferences and meetings are going online, marketing budgets are being shifted, reduced or put on hold – it's time to adapt. Join this insightful and informative webinar with Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads, who will discuss how businesses can be resilient during these challenging times.

Top Tips for Preparing Your Presenters

Velvet Chainsaw

Imagine how you might do your job differently if your performance and compensation were evaluated based on overall session attendance and industry presenter ratings at your annual conference.

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Unlearning is crucial for change

Conferences that Work

Unlearning is crucial for change. We often think of change as additive. We become wiser by “learning something new”. What we often overlook is that changing our beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions involves unlearning as well as learning.

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What If Your Next Show Was Headlined By a Ghost?

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Could it be that the Tupac hologram at Coachella in 2012 was a glimpse at the future of the music business? Music Music Technology Music Trends Music Venues

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GEVME Reader’s Choice Best of 2019

GEVME

We are in the first month of the new year, in fact, the new decade. In this blog, we have collected the top GEVME blogs of 2019, which were all voted by the readers and brought the most number of views. Read on to have a glance at each one of them. .

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Want Diversity in Events? Hire Diverse Job Candidates Faster.

EventTechBrief

By Michelle Bruno. The event industry values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). It presents frequent panel discussions on the topic at industry meetings and openly expresses disdain for non-gender diverse speaker panels. Many industry leaders rank the creation of diverse and inclusive events and organizations as not only a priority but a moral imperative. However, hiring for diversity remains a challenge. New technology may provide a solution.

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Event Industry’s Outcry as Evian Partners with Fyre Festival Planner

EventMB

Andy King, an event producers of the infamous Fyre Festival, recently partnered with Evian to create limited-edition water bottles.

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13 Event Design Ideas for a Roaring '20s Revival Theme

BizBash

As we enter a new decade, here’s how you can take inspiration from that other '20s era

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4 Forces Shaping Event Marketing in 2020

atEvent

According to a recent survey we conducted with Demand Gen Report, 54% of companies are increasing their budget for in-person events this year. But with bigger investments comes the need for smarter marketing.

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