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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

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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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9 Simple Steps to Master Social Media for Events

The Definitive Guide to Social Media Event Marketing

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

The need for early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments.

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.

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.

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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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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.

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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.

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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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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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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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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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Pieminister: Award-winning pie makers ready to cater for any event

Event Industry News

Pieminister (created by brothers-in-law Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon) began in Bristol in 2003. After many months of pastry mixing, baking and of course tasting, Pieminister’s first pies were born.

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The Easiest Way to Increase Your Engagement Rate with Event Marketing


Photo by Teemu Paananen on Unsplash Procuring quality and qualified sales leads is an integral part of any business venture and the events industry is no exception.

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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.

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