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The Conference Owner’s Guide: From Conference Touchpoints To Journey Experiences Part 1

Velvet Chainsaw

Too often conference and meeting professionals assume that their role is best suited to planning and executing the conference. They leave the big decisions about target customers, their needs and their aspirations to the organization’s leaders, the marketing department or even the education division.

How to Start an Event Planning Business from Home (Updated 2018)


Many Event Planners start out working from home. This can be a great model for setting up an event planning business as it keeps overheads down in those critical early stages of trading and can maximise productivity.

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What Successful Event Planners Know About Event Tech


Event planners who keep up with cutting-edge mobile event technology hold an advantage over those who don’t. Staying up to

What is Attendee Experience?


Attendee experience is one of those industry terms that make sense to us internally—but might require a bit of explanation to anyone who isn’t in the events industry. Especially because it’s used so often.

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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.

The Conference Owner’s Guide To Customer Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

Who owns the overall experience that customers have at your conference? Who oversees and manages the conference customers’ journey? Is it you or someone else? Or perhaps no one is considering the holistic experience of your conference customer?

Event Trends Watch: The Largest Trends Database of 2018


100+ event trends transforming the industry. This is your insight platform to navigate 2018 and access the latest ideas changing the way we plan and execute events. If there is one thing that event planners from all over the world love EventMB for it would be current trends in event planning.

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How To Create Your Event Budget

Endless Events

If you’re planning an event, there’s one step that is essential to making that event happen: creating the event budget.

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The Conference Owner’s Guide: Steps 2-5 To Transition From Conference Touchpoints To Journey Experiences

Velvet Chainsaw

Once you’ve observed the conference through the lens of your target customer and gained insights from conference data, you can move to the next steps. These steps are critical for you and your conference planning teams to embrace, enlist and employ.

28 Rewarding Speaker Gift Ideas


##abovethefold## Give your speakers a little something extra with some of these thoughtful gift ideas to show your appreciation. Don’t just give your speakers another paperweight, consider offering them something more meaningful that doesn’t have to cost a lot.

How Multi-Cultural Design Thinking Leads to Better Events

PCMA Convene

Mathias Posch. What defines culture? And how does culture impact meetings? These were a few of the topics during “Multi-Cultural Design Thinking: Custom Touches for Remarkable Events” at Convening Leaders 2018.

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Free Event Planning Tools To Make Work Easier

Endless Events

Who doesn’t love a free event planning tool? One of the best free event planning tools an #eventprof can use are templates. You can avoid missing crucial event details, reduce the stress of recreating something from scratch, and hit the ground running from day one.

5 Great Themes for an Unforgettable Corporate Event


Are you fed up with planning work parties, because it never seems like anyone wants to attend? What’s with everyone being so resistant to a little bit of fun?

17 Snappy Event Photo Booths


Get the props flowing and snaps going with fantastic photo booths that are a guaranteed hit every time.

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Surprising Items You Can Still Check on Planes

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note. This was one of our most popular articles of 2015, so we decided to revisit it to see what has changed in the security line in the intervening three years.

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Is Your F&B Offering Instagrammable Enough?

PCMA Convene

Darlene Somers, CMP. We’ve all seen those quintessential food photos on social media — the perfect chocolate sundae backlit by a cityscape at night or beach sunset, or a mouth-watering, step-by-step photo series for a lemon garlic buttered salmon recipe.

Selling tickets on Facebook and how a Canadian event platform is changing the game

Event Industry News

Showpass, Canada’s fastest-growing event platform, has secured a potentially game-changing position with Facebook, becoming one of the social media giant’s first native ticketing partners.

Partnering With IMEX To Inspire Your Next Event


The IMEX Group and EventMB announce new partnership – industry research, case studies and exhibitor storytelling define ‘unprecedented journey’. We are very glad to announce a partnership with IMEX Group.

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Will Marriott’s Cut in Commissions to Third Parties Increase Costs for Meetings?

Smart Meetings

Planners are reacting with a range of emotion to the announcement by Marriott International that it will cut commissions to third-party planners for bookings—and predictions that the move could impact their clients. After months of rumors, Marriott said in a letter sent Jan.

5 Things an Event Strategist Wishes She Knew When Starting Her Career

PCMA Convene

At Convening Leaders 2018 , Kelly Peacy, CAE, CMP, founder and CEO of Insight Event Strategy, and former senior vice president of education and events at PCMA, shared with student attendees five things she wished she had known when she was just starting out: 1.

State of Event Sponsorship in 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 97

Endless Events

Event Sponsorship is most essential part of every event. Organization can build a brand by making sponsor in live event which is engaging and driving business results. But how can an event prof make sure the sponsor aligns with the needs of the event? Join us today to find out.

Event Management Software versus Registration Platforms: How to Make the Right Decision


You’d think that one of the hardest experiences in life would be to train as a Navy SEAL. That’s probably true, but there are a lot of other equally challenging experiences out there.

9 Instagrammable Los Angeles Rooftops

Smart Meetings

A great way to take advantage of the California sunshine and get out of a stuffy ballroom is to stage an event atop one of these nine rooftop venues. From Venice Beach and Beverly Hills, from the heart of Hollywood to downtown L.A., these spots will have you and your guests #RaisingtheRoof.

How — and Why — You Should Break out of Your Bubble

PCMA Convene

?. Ethnically-diverse companies are 35 percent more likely to outperform their peers, said Dorri McWhorter, CEO of the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, in a talk, “Break Out of the Bubble — Inclusion to Enrich Your Life,” at Convening Leaders.

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London City Beach – The No 1 London summer beach party venue

Event Industry News

The team behind City Summer House and London Summer House, Awesome Events, are proud to announce the first of its kind pop up beach concept in The Shoreditch area for over 10 years.

7 Event Budget Templates to Plan Your Finances

Capterra Event Management

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I hate spreadsheets, and I hate budgeting. They’re necessary evils, as we all know, so when it’s time for me to budget I rely on templates and apps like Wally to help plan out my expenses.

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Using Facebook To Market Your Event


Why is Facebook Important For Your Next Event? Facebook is the largest social network in the world, with 2,700,000,000 monthly active users. Facebook now sees 1,000,000,000 hours of daily video watch time. Create a Facebook Event Page. First things first, set up your event on

Fully Integrated: The Evolution of PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute

PCMA Convene

Jennifer Kingen Kush, DES. The evolution of PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute (DEI) reflects the evolution of digital events themselves.

EventsCase grows 312% in 2017

Event Industry News

EventsCase All-in-One Event Management Software focused on providing a very easy-to-use, powerful and comprehensive solution for event websites, on-line registration, on-site registration, native mobile apps and 1-2-1 meeting scheduler; has grown 312% during 2017.

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Free industry magazines, blogs and podcasts, oh my!

Plan Your Meetings

There’s a great deal of free content online from industry publications and blogs—even more if you venture onto the offerings shared via social media. Following is a bookmark-worthy page for no-cost industry media online and in print. (If

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5 Great Themes for an Unforgettable Corporate Event


Are you fed up with planning work parties, because it never seems like anyone wants to attend? What’s with everyone being so resistant to a little bit of fun? Well, sure, every office has a couple of grumblers, but have you ever considered that it’s because your events… just aren’t very good? Obviously, you put a lot of money and effort into them, so nobody you work with is going to want to break the news that you’re a lousy party planner.

Must Attend Events in 2018 for Event Professionals

Hubilo Blog

Attending annual international events and conferences gives an insight into how the event industry has transformed. The 2018 events will show a leap into various event features like event technology, event networking, marketing and so on.

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Levy UK forms catering partnership with Goodwood

Event Industry News

Levy UK, a leading sports, leisure and hospitality company, has secured a five-year catering contract with Goodwood, the 12,000-acre estate in West Sussex famous for its motorsport and horse-racing events.

Undeniable Experiences Steal the Spotlight

Smart Meetings

As an event planner in 2018, one of your biggest hurdles to overcome when selecting the event agenda is ensuring complete audience engagement. Thanks to smartphones, this has become a monumental task. The reality is that the average user picks up their phone 85 times per day.

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5 Errors That Will Sabotage Your Brokerage Events


The core elements of development and growth revolve around meaningful relationships and professional connections. People can’t launch new businesses or startup endeavors without building a strong networking foundation first.

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How can you keep your attendees engaged after the event? How can you prepare for your next event?

Meeting Application

The conference has just come to an end… and you have put so much work/effort in organizing it! So, don’t waste this huge amount of time you’ve spent on your event – keep in touch with participants and do your homework – because you wanna create better events in the future, right?