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The Hidden Costs Of Using The Wrong Event Technology (Or None At All)

Attendease

No one in the event world likes to change their event technology. When you’re used to doing things a certain way, the thought of trying something different can be scary – even if what you’re currently doing isn’t really working for you. We’ve talked to a lot of corporate event planners who’ve gotten stuck using clunky, outdated software. We’ve also talked to corporate event planners who are still using spreadsheets to project manage and keep track of their event analytics (if you’re making the

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The rise of mindful events: How to incorporate wellness into your event planning.

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The age of tech has given us instant connection – we can talk to anyone at any time! However, it can be hard to practice mindfulness while being distracted by social media and the internet overall. So how can we stop scrolling? Staying mindful and focusing on wellness. These practices have exploded in popularity in the past few years for good reason.

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Advocacy Events: 5 Best Practices for Generating Support

Attendease

With corporate social responsibility on the rise, one of the ways your business can help spread the word and generate support for your nonprofit partner is through events , specifically advocacy events. By partnering with a nonprofit or another type of mission-driven organization, you’re dedicating yourself to helping them succeed. Advocacy events are important for nonprofits because they help to spread awareness of the nonprofit’s mission and bring the community together around it.

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10 Small Event Space Ideas to Make the Most of Your Venue

Social Tables

Planning an event in a tiny venue and don’t know where to start? We’ve gathered these 10 small event space ideas to inspire you and kick the planning process off right! For this article, we considered any private venue that can accommodate 100 people or fewer to be a small event space. If you’ve never planned an event in a venue this intimate before, the good news is that all of your experience and knowledge will still apply—you just need to scale it down.

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Unlock the Secrets of Event Marketing Masters

The greats learn from the greats. Set yourself and your team up for success with tried and tested strategies and insights from event marketing geniuses at Vanta, Partnership Leaders, Quantum Metric, Rocketlane, and Explori.

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How to Deal With Event Tipping

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Skift Take: The tipping dilemma is more complicated than ever as norms around who and how much to tip shift. Although there are no steadfast rules, there are things to remember.

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How Informa’s Liz Bothwell Built a Sustainable Event Community from the Ground Up

Event Age by Swapcard

The first edition of Expo Experts Explain features Liz Bothwell , Head of Content and Marketing Informa in conversation with Matt Snodgrass, Director of Marketing at Swapcard. In this session, Liz breaks down how she built events (and an entire community) around the concept of sustainability while embedding those same concepts into her day-to-day event operations.

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How To Make a Program for an Event – A Guide with Examples and Templates

Event Smart

A well-planned and written program is necessary for the successful execution of an event and to give attendees a good experience. It’s like the blueprint for a house that determines what the final output will look like, and the order in which the event must happen.

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The Return of Smart Badges

EventMB

Skift Take: Wearables and smart badging technology are coming back. New solutions have the potential to support a seamless attendee experience while providing organizers with valuable data.

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Why In-Person Events Came Back in a Big Way Post-Pandemic

Smart Meetings

How to choose between in-person, virtual and hybrid for your next event When Covid-19 lockdowns pushed the world into all-digital interactions, they presented event organizers with a gift: the opportunity to test digital-only event strategies. Prior to the pandemic, we never had the data to compare a digital-only approach to events against in-person programming.

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How to Get Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees to Promote Your Event With Video

In this best practices guide, you’ll learn how to tap into the cost-efficiencies of advocacy and word-of-mouth marketing with video. Examples include speakers providing a preview of their upcoming sessions, exhibitors creating “please stop by” invitations and attendees creating “looking forward to seeing you” introduction videos. Learn about best practices and programs created by leading companies and associations including ASIS, AUVSI, SuperZoo, National Restaurant Association, World of Concret

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A Greener Future and the European Arenas Association collaborate to create sustainability guidelines

Event Industry News

A Greener Future (AGF) and the European Arenas Association (EAA) are pleased to launch AGF’s Arena Sustainability Guidelines for the EAA. These guidelines are based upon foundational requirements of Greener Arena Certification and are intended to support arenas with the green transition, highlighting fundamental steps that venues from all countries need to take.

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Hot Topics, Top Fees: 2023 Speaker Study

Special Events

The newest Speaking Industry Benchmark Report is out with details on this year’s hot topics, what speakers are charging (and what planners are paying), and more.

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5 Meeting Myths — Busted

EventMB

Skift Take: When an event planner's reputation depends on everything going off without a hitch, it's understandable that many want to stick to the tried and tested. At the same time, fresh ideas are essential for keeping attendees truly engaged. What so-called "rules" are made to be broken? Here are five meeting myths that may be holding back your full creative potential.

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Paradise at BMA House, Summer Party Packages Available

Prestige Events Magazine

Paradise – an ideal place of beauty, delight, and happiness. A place of calm and wellbeing that you’ll never want to leave. For summer 2023, we’re inviting you to experience our version of paradise with our ‘Paradise Found’ party package. At BMA House, with our strive to being more sustainable , we believe paradise can be found right here in idyllic Britain.

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Download Now: 2022 Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template - Enterprise Edition

Download 200+ new RFP questions for hybrid and virtual event technology success. After 10,000 downloads, the SpotMe Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template is the ultimate procurement tool for event technology. This template is ideal for companies looking for a vendor to fulfill their specific virtual + hybrid event platform needs and requirements!

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Health and Safety Essentials: Making Events Safe for Everyone

Event Industry News

The beauty of events is that they change, moving with the times and developing through the years. If your event is to be a resounding success you need to ensure how you manage safety changes too, by striving for continual improvement.

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Smart Speakers: Best of the Stage 2023 Voting Now Open

Smart Meetings

Vote for the Industry’s Most Engaging Speakers Our Smart Speakers: Best of the Stage 2023 award is based on the actual experiences of Smart Meetings magazine readers at venues and destinations around the world. This is your chance to recognize the keynote presenters who partner with you to elevate the meetings experience based on a variety of attributes such as engagement, humor, originality, empathy and effectiveness.

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Events Industry Council Regroups After Four-Year Hiatus

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Skift Take: The Events Industry Council’s CMP Advance is a conference built by CMPs for CMPs. While it has evolved during its four-year pause, it remains focused on connection and hands-on learning experiences.

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emc3 appoints Natalie Walker as their Strategy Director

Prestige Events Magazine

Global events agency, emc3, has appointed a new Strategy Director, Natalie Walker. The news comes after the agency has been focused on growing its strategic experience design offering, with a comprehensive suite of workshops covering everything from team alignment to goal-setting, and in-depth research and analysis in several critical areas, such as audience behaviour, AI and emerging technology and sustainable event delivery.

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

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Spotlight on Transport & Logistics – KB Event

Event Industry News

KB Event was established in 1992 to offer the corporate, music, live-event and entertainment industries a logistics service unlike any other available on the market.

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Interprefy Unveils A.I.-Powered Instant Translator for Multiple Languages

MeetingsNet

Real-time speech translation for delivering audio and captions was on display at the inaugural Event Tech Live U.S. show. On April 26, the first edition of Event Tech Live U.S. kicked off at the Expo at World Market Center in Las Vegas, with more than 80 companies showing their technology offerings for meeting, convention, and trade-show planners. Featured products included ones for cloud-based meeting-schedule management, real-time audience engagement for larger virtual and hybrid events, e-mai

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Juice-Jacking, a Concern for Event Planners

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Skift Take: Juice-jacking, a cyberattack where hackers steal personal information from devices while charging in public places, is a genuine concern. Explore how you can help keep your attendees' data safe.

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5 Insights on How Adults Learn to Improve CME Effectiveness

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In today’s healthcare environment, physicians face an inordinate amount of knowledge that requires continued education and lifelong learning. Learning does not stop once the new doctors have left their medical schools.

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B2B Events in 2023 - What You Need to Know

Get ahead of the curve and stay informed with Zuddl's industry report on the future of B2B events in 2023. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and insights from leading experts in the field. Make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

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How to Harness the Power of Native American Cultural Centers

Smart Meetings

From Palm Springs to Albuquerque, venues celebrate First Nation people When the tides of history recede, the cultural energy in some regions remains palpable. The movement of westward expansion paved nearly all of North America from coast-to-coast, yet the spirit and story of First Nations people around the country continue to be recounted by those who carry the traditions and identity of their ancestors.

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mia warns of the impact of further rail strikes

Prestige Events Magazine

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) is disappointed to learn that further industrial action is being planned as the train drivers’ union rejects the latest pay offer. With four new dates – 12, 13 and 31 May alongside 3 June – being announced, the mia has warned of the devastating impact the previous strikes have had on the business meetings and events sector.

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Detroit: Inspire a New Generation of  Event Attendees With Distinct Local Culture

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Skift Take: Authentic, memorable experiences are now a key incentive for travelers to make the trip — and event attendees are no exception. As Detroit's legendary musical heritage demonstrates, a rich arts and culture scene can be the key to creating memorable moments of connection for attendees and travelers alike.

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Lessons from Leaders

SmartMeetings

5 industry giants share insights “Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why,” said American financier and statesman Bernard Baruch in the early 1900s. His observation still rings true in our own century. We look to our leaders to see the bigger picture and ask the big “whys.” Especially in the wake of devastation to the meetings and hospitality industry wreaked by the pandemic, leadership insights are relevant and needed.

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5 Things Businesses Need to Know to Thrive in a Post-COVID World

People are itching to get back into the world. 54% of consumers say they plan to dine out at a restaurant at least once a week this year. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the competition for their business is stronger than ever. Download this eBook today to learn how your restaurant can be prepared!

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‘The momentum to grow MPI is now’

MPI

A discussion about 2023 goals and impactful experiences with Thijs Peters, chair of the MPI European Advisory Council, and Antonio Ducceschi, chair of the MPI Foundation’s EMEA Council.

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VisitScotland Business Events commits to support The Business of Events for fifth consecutive year

Prestige Events Magazine

The Business of Events has confirmed VisitScotland Business Events as its latest official partner for its 2023 programme. It marks a fifth year of consecutive support to the Policy Unit and Think Tank and is the second major partner to be announced within a week. VisitScotland is Scotland’s national tourism organisation, and its Business Events team have developed a strong international reputation, reinforcing the country’s position as one of the world’s authentic destinations for meetings and e

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Streamlined Commissions Save Valuable Time for Labor-Strapped Event Market

EventMB

Skift Take: As the booming event industry struggles with labor shortages, new commission automation technology is arriving just in time for savvy planners to make more money with less work.