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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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.

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.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Invest in Your Speakers to Grow Your Value Proposition

Velvet Chainsaw

The bread and butter of conferences is concurrent education sessions.

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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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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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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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The Future of Events Banks on Commitment

EventMB

Last week, I was at PCMA Convening Leaders, a gathering of 5300 event professionals. I spoke to a lot of industry leaders, attended sessions and experienced the event. My conclusion: only eventprofs willing to commit will succeed in 2020.

13 Pop-Ups Providing Over-the-Top Holiday Event Inspiration

BizBash

Buzzy brands (think Target, Netflix, Buzzfeed, and more) and holiday haunts took festive activations to the next level with innovative-meets-Instagrammable pop-ups

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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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Stay One Step Ahead With Bandsintown’s Emerging Artist Charts

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Bandsintown's new Emerging Artists charts will help talent buyers discover which artists listeners are excited about — in their own markets. Music Artists and Talent Music Data Music Technology

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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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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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Third-party Planner Commission Cuts: Where Are We Now?

EventMB

Many big hotel chains made headlines in 2018 when they decided to suddenly cut their group commission rates, affecting both event planners and their clients. Wild furor followed. Industry-wide fanfares of war. Then what happened? Silence.

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Golden Globes 2020: Event Design Ideas From the Weekend's Biggest Bashes

BizBash

Here's how Netflix, Amazon Studios, HBO, Disney, and more kicked off award season

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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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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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Promoting Events with Social Media in 2020

Attendease

In order to increase awareness of your events and boost ticket sales, it’s important to invest time and effort into social media marketing. But with so many social media channels available (and new ones appearing), how should you take advantage of each of them while being relevant?

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Are science conferences stuck in the Dark Ages?

Conferences that Work

A recent Wired article argues that “ Science Conferences Are Stuck in the Dark Ages “ Unsurprisingly, I agree — but there’s some light in the darkness! Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Are science conferences stuck in the Dark Ages?

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Cannabis at Events: Is your Event Liable?

EventMB

The legalization of cannabis in Canada and many US states has created a mainstream potential for business events. However, there are still some limitations and pitfalls to be aware of when incorporating it into events. Here's what you need to know.

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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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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.

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Eventbrite Music’s Ask The Industry Episode 4: “Power In Numbers”

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The first season wraps with a discussion on what being independent in an increasingly consolidated music industry means — and why it matters. Music Eventbrite Music Industry Insights Music Trends

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Here’s Why You Should Absolutely Go to Wedding Shows and Open Houses

EventSource

Planning a wedding is a big job, and one that requires a lot of thought and research. You definitely want to have the best time possible which is why you should always chat with multiple vendors and make sure you ask all the important questions.

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3 Tips for Designing an Event Website

Eventinterface

If you want to attract people to your next big event, you simply must create a website to showcase it.

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The Role of Events in Growing Association Membership [Free Report]

EventMB

Growing membership is a major concern for a majority of associations, many of which are facing new competition and growing challenges in 2020. Events can be important membership drivers. This report offers an overview of some of the biggest challenges and how to cope with them.

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