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Will Use-It-or-Lose-It Budgeting Negatively Impact Expo and Sponsor Revenue?

Velvet Chainsaw

Our crystal balls are pretty foggy when it comes to predicting the return of in-person expo and sponsor revenue. Three of the big questions are: With the advancement of digital demos, will exhibitors opt for smaller booth spaces?

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Humanity’s problem is a meeting problem

Conferences that Work

In 2009, the biologist E.O. Wilson described what he saw as humanity’s real problem. I think it’s also a meeting problem: “The real problem of humanity is the following: we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology.” ” — E.

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Are Hologram Presentations the Next Big Event Trend?


As early adopters in the event industry have shown, hologram technology allows presenters to ‘beam in’ with lifelike 3D effects — in real time. With equipment costing up to $60K, however, widespread use may still be the stuff of science fiction.

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Virtual Event Networking Sucks, Apparently. Here’s How To Change That.

Event Age by Swapcard

Networking is one of the most difficult elements to get right at a virtual event.

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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!

5 Tips to Implement Sponsorship for Virtual and Hybrid Events


Hybrid and virtual event sponsorship is mutually beneficial for organizers and sponsors. For organizers, it offsets costs, which is crucial. Hybrid and virtual events are great formats for organizers to maximize their event sponsorship offers.

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SpotMe Partners with Veeva to Support Large-Scale Life Sciences Events

SpotMe Blog

SpotMe Anywhere integrates with Veeva CRM Events Management to deliver personalized interactions and ensure efficient compliance.

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How Experiential Tactics are Ushering in a Brick-and-Mortar Retail Revival

Event Marketer

Some good news for a change: Retail store openings are outpacing closures this year. After the pandemic dealt what appeared to be a death blow to brick-and-mortar retail in 2020, the sector is quickly recovering and talk of the “retail apocalypse” is largely in the rearview window.

Stepping Up The Game: Here’s Why You Need To Look Better On Camera

Endless Events

It’s been 18 months since many event profs first encountered Zoom. Back then, turning on the laptop camera and joining the call was already considered a huge success in itself. But as time went by, the standards for virtual event production started rising.

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How Essence Prioritized Both the Digital and In-Person Experience at the Essence Festival

Convene by PCMA

The 2021 Essence Festival took place over two consecutive weekends online and in person in New Orleans. Photos courtesy Essence).

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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.

7 Signs You Chose the Right Event Platform with Pierre Boesinger

SpotMe Blog

Meet Pierre Boesinger, Head of Sales at SpotMe as he talks all things hybrid. Experienced Business Development and Sales Management professional with an FT Top 100 MBA degree and a strong attraction to event innovations changing the world while making people’s lives better.

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5 Tips for Finishing Strong from Top Keynoters

Smart Meetings

After the wild ride meeting professionals have been on for the last year, the last thing you probably want to think about is buckling up for another spin around the sun, but now is the time to set yourself up for success in 2022—a year many are predicting will be a banner 365 days for meetings and conventions.

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IMEX 2021: What to Expect From IMEX America 2021


Fall is always a colossal time of the year for event shows, and this year it’s more important than ever. As the industry recovers and emerges from a pandemic, we’re more excited than ever to be exhibiting at IMEX 2021. Event Management News featured

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Leaving Your Event’s Host City Better Because You Were There

Convene by PCMA

The three Rs — recycle, reuse, and reduce — are a framework for lowering the amount of waste in the environment.

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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.

PG Mia in Festival Heaven ??

Event Academy

The post PG Mia in Festival Heaven ?? appeared first on Event Academy. Careers

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Cisco’s WebexOne event will be hosted on Socio and include a Hybrid Events Track

Socio Events

When we first announced Cisco’s intent to acquire Socio back in May, we talked about our shared vision of transforming the event industry by creating the world’s first completely end-to-end hybrid event meeting technology suite.

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Hubilo’s Series B: From Events to Fostering Greater Human Connection

Hubilo Blog

I am thrilled to announce that Hubilo has raised $125 million in an oversubscribed Series B funding led by Alkeon Capital , with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Balderton Capital.

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Destination Celebration Brings Meeting Professionals Together in Nation’s Capital

Smart Meetings

Destination Celebration at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center brought together Destinations International and PCMA members last week to celebrate partnerships being formed by meeting professionals everywhere.

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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.

Here’s Why Your Event Needs Creative Services!

Endless Events

Oh, creativity ! This beautiful ability translates our ideas and imagination into reality. The events industry is seeping with it. After all, couldn’t events be considered a work of art?

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Getting Serious About Sustainable Event Design

Convene by PCMA

Event organizers can decide which of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals Decide which of those 17 goals are most within their reach to accomplish and aligned with the mission of their organizations. Courtesy UN).

8 Tips to Overcome the Pitfalls of Networking Virtually

Event Manager Blog

Virtual events have the potential to reach much larger audiences, but can they deliver on the promise of remote networking opportunities? We cover eight strategies for better networking at virtual events.

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Book a Spy at Your Next Event—Yes, You Read Right

Smart Meetings

Spies have come in from the cold and into the ballroom. The first talent agency to offer real spies is now a reality.

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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.

AOK Events calls for ‘New Rules of Engagement’

Prestige Events Magazine

Survey insights highlight impact of digitisation on events sector. AOK Events’ new insight paper ‘New Rules of Engagement’ emphasises a marked shift in the activation of client facing events and internal employee audiences.

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5 ways to turn your virtual audience into an in-person audience.

Expo Pass

Virtual events united millions of people when screens were literally our only way to hang out. For 18 months, nearly everyone in the world was a virtual event-goer, with attendance for this event type booming (WiFi permitting).

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Five Ways to Nurture a Dedicated Brand Community

Event Marketer

When Wisconsin Cheese made the decision to activate at this year’s virtual SXSW festival, members of its brand community, Cheeselandia, were the first to know. As brand VIPs, they’re given special access to all kinds of events, promotions and products in return for their fervent devotion.

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Flight Cancellations by the Thousands—Does Your Travel Insurance Cover the Cost?

Smart Meetings

Though the return to travel continues to ramp up for planners and other business travelers, all is not back to normal, at least not yet. In the latest setback, Southwest Airlines has been canceling and delaying domestic flights in droves for nearly a week. Since Oct.

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.

Events bouncing back at the Yorkshire Event Centre

Event Industry News

Events are bouncing back at the Yorkshire Event Centre with a number of new signings – all coming to Harrogate for the first time. The Great Taste Golden Fork Reception will be held at the YEC this month; the first time it has ever been held outside London.

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The Fastest Growing Online Ticketing System in the UK

Python Events

An online ticketing system makes it easier to manage ticket sales and promote events. You gain access to helpful analytics and simplify the ticket purchasing process for attendees. Ticketing systems have existed since the early days of the internet, but one platform stands out.

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2021 It List: Meet a Group of Agency Leaders Propelling the Industry Forward

Event Marketer

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP. In our exclusive Q&As, leader marketers talk shop on en vogue industry tactics, company wins and navigating a disrupted event marketing landscape. Enter. Inspira. JJ|LA. IMAGINATION AT WORK.

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