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CES: Tech trends #EventProfs should watch in 2019

Event Industry News

Written by Clemi Hardie, Founder of Noodle live. Never heard of CES? The world’s largest tech showcase lands in Las Vegas every January and is the place to be if you want to stay up to date with what the tech world has to offer over the next 12 months.

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Handling a meeting question that isn’t

Conferences that Work

We’ve all experienced the meeting question that isn’t. A session presenter or moderator asks for questions and someone stands up and starts spouting their own opinions. A concluding question (if they even have one) is little more than an excuse for their own speech.

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How to Get Speakers to Use Live Polling and Q&A


Living Polling and Question and Answer (Q&A) tools are two easy and effective ways to engage attendees onsite. Additionally, they can also be used to gather immediate feedback and interest.

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We Prefer Stories To Stats—The Dark Side of Stories

Velvet Chainsaw

We love stories. They connect on a personal and emotional level. We trust them more than statistical evidence. Unfortunately, we tend to overgeneralize from others’ stories, from anecdotal information and from small sampling sizes.

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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.

Creating an Agenda for Event Speakers


To run an event successfully, you need to prepare a good event program and an event speaker’s agenda—a schedule or protocol for speakers about what they will say and how they will act on the stage, etc.

The 6 Best Free Ideas and Tools for Event Promotion

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You’ve organized a can’t-miss event. You’ve settled on a venue, enlisted performers or speakers, and dialed in on details. And you’ve set up your ticketing options. Now, you’re faced with the most daunting challenge: getting people to attend.

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The Top Challenges for Event Professionals (From 23 Industry Experts)


Event experts are a diverse lot, ranging from editors to consultants, planners, vendors, and service providers. Industry Observations

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How to Keep Track of Event Guest Lists with GEVME


Guest list tracking is an effective way to organise an event for customers and keep a record of its progress. This also allows you to coordinate the work of the team, streamline all related documentation in one place, and more effectively monitor the workflow. About event guest lists.

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Event Venue Marketing: Use Your Space to Drive Sales

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You spent hours on your event promotions, crafting the perfect email and social copy. But your ticket sales are in a slump, and you need to revamp your promotions — again. Feel like you’ve used up all your best ideas? Look no further than what’s right under your nose: your event venue.

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4 Types of Video All Conferences Need – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

Are you using video to enhance your conference? If you aren’t you are missing out in a big way! Gone are the days where slides are enough to keep your audience interested. Video can be a unique and engaging way to build excitement and inform your audience about events, speakers and so much more!

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Event Branding: The 2019 Guide


Learn how to craft a solid and consistent event brand that will wow sponsors, attendees and partners in 2019. Features event branding ideas and tips from leading brands. When people think of your event, what do they think of?

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Create and Manage an Attendees List


There are no events without attendees. That is why it is vital for a planner to develop a list of attendees by using an events organizing system, which is an effective way to organize event planning workflow and a successful event campaign.

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How a Simple Observation Led to a Sold-Out, Culture-Shifting Event

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The best events don’t always start with a business plan. Often, they start with a spark. Someone has a passion they want to share, and a great idea about how to share it. They’re moved to bring people together around a vision, so they make it happen — even with no event planning experience.

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Slowing Down Human Trafficking: The Role Meeting Planners and Hotels Can Play – #EventIcons Episode 147

Endless Events

January is national human trafficking awareness and prevention month. Sex trafficking is an issue that feels almost impossible to solve but if everyone took steps to recognize the signs and help we could make an impact.

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Inspired to Take Action, Events Executive Gives Back

PCMA Convene

Nadya Okamoto speaks Jan. 8 at Convening Leaders 2019. Her keynote inspired attendee Anthony Prusak to help furloughed TSA agents in his Cleveland community. Jacob Slaton).

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How to Develop an Award-Winning Conference Video Strategy

Smart Meetings

Conferences can be powerful catalysts for learning, networking and growing together—an efficient way for industry professionals to meet other professionals and share their experiences. But what happens when the event is over?

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The Top Challenges Facing the Events Industry in 2019

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At this point in a new year, your event management resolutions are faltering. Old challenges — and some surprising new ones — have already made you question your goals for your event’s growth in 2019. But you’re not the only one facing these challenges.

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It's Not All Numbers. Measuring the Soft Benefits of Your Event


As we covered previously, information can be collected by different means at different points before, during, and after each event. What Goes on at an Event

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Government Shutdown: Strategies for Planners

PCMA Convene

The government shutdown is causing headaches in the business events industry at conferences where government employees who were set to attend or speak are no longer allowed to do so. A month before the 27th annual International Plant & Animal Genome (PAG) conference, which took place Jan.

New Event Forecast: Stable Growth in 2019

Smart Meetings

A decade after the 2008 recession, the industry appears to be stable, with steady growth on the horizon according to a new report from American Express Meetings & Events (M&E), a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT).

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Event Discount and Promotion Codes: When and How to Use Them

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People love a good deal — especially when it’s on a unique experience like a live event. So it’s no surprise that discount codes are a powerful way to incentivize ticket purchases among your potential attendees.

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Geeking Out on Event ROI. 10 Hard Metrics to Measure


Event marketing is expensive, but it can provide a substantial return on investment. It is vital, therefore, for corporate event marketing professionals to both optimize the value of their event spending and be able to measure that value. What Goes on at an Event

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Florida Shows Off Everything Under the Sun

PCMA Convene

The Naples Grande Beach Resort boasts two swimming pools among its amenities. I arrived at the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers on the first Sunday evening in December, a little late to the party.

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Choose the “Wright” Space to Enhance Your Events

Smart Meetings

Photo credit: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. Want to leverage the simple elegance of a natural, balanced space for your next gathering? You can rent many of the masterpieces from the early 1900s designed by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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How to Effectively Promote Your LinkedIn Workshop

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Conducting a quick Internet search for “LinkedIn workshops” in your area will reveal why it’s been so hard to sell out your own workshop. LinkedIn seminars and workshops are in-demand right now — and yours isn’t the only option.

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10 Operational Metrics to Measure Event ROI


Events are often the single largest expense in a B2B marketing budget (and a significant expense for B2C marketers as well), but can provide a return of $3 to $5 for every dollar spent. That's why nearly two-thirds of event pros plan to spend more on live events this year than last.

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Why the Sustainability of the Trade-Show Business Model is in Question

PCMA Convene

In the February 2018 issue of Convene , I explored five realities of today’s B2B buyer and how those insights can be applied to evolve the traditional expo.

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Guest Blog: The trends that will influence the creative industry in 2019

Event Industry News

By Richard Dodgson, Founder & Creative Director, Timebased Eve nts. Creative professionals are under pressure to make themselves heard, in a world which is increasingly drowned in noise.

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Concert Safety and Smart Signage Go Hand in Hand

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Concert safety matters to your customers. The safer and more comfortable your venue’s fans feel, the more likely they are to keep coming back to your shows. The post Concert Safety and Smart Signage Go Hand in Hand appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Music Music Venues Venue Safety

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Trending Now: The Day Of Wedding Coordinator

All Seated

One of the hottest trends in wedding planning right now is the use of a day of wedding coordinator. A day of coordinator, also known as a wedding day coordinator, can really assist wedding couples in so many wonderful ways on the actual day of their wedding.

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Why You Need Talk Triggers: Creating Customers with Word of Mouth

PCMA Convene

Daniel Lemin. I recently heard Daniel Lemin, who co-authored with Jay Baer the recent book Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers With Word of Mouth , speak about how and why businesses should create conversation-worthy differentiators as pathways to growth.

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Marriott to Launch Integrated Loyalty Brand

Smart Meetings

In a move that will impact meeting professionals around the world, Marriott International will be unveiling a new, unified loyalty program on Feb. 13 that will replace its three current loyalty brands.

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2 Ways to Upgrade Your Event Promotion Strategy as You Scale

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Before you can scale your event, you need a promotion strategy that will grow with you. Just ask Chad Collins, founder of Learn With Bricks and creator of the wildly popular Brick Fest Live.

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Event Tech Trends 2019


The new year has begun, which can only mean one thing – time to round up the biggest event tech trends of 2019! While some trends change over time (virtual reality for one), it’s always surprising how many of trends stay the same, evolving over the years in sometimes very subtle ways.

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MANOVA Global Health Care Summit Redefines the Medical Meeting

PCMA Convene

Founder Mark Addicks sets the stage for the inaugural MANOVA Global Health Summit. Handout). In August 2018, when Mark Addicks was in the midst of planning his first-ever event, the MANOVA Global Health Summit, he was determined to make it a dramatic departure from the typical medical conference. “We